Tell me more (about SB) Mondays.
Spina bifida parents are strong people! We encourage, fight, motivate, persist, explore, sacrifice, endure, cheer, and never stop when it comes to helping our children become the best they can be. Of course, these are things that ALL parents do … but SB parents sometimes have to come up with extra doses.
One of my favorite online groups associated with the SB community is the Facebook page, “Take That! Spina Bifida”. Their purpose is: “Celebrating the everyday victories. This group is a place to post photos, videos, or updates when you or your child do something they were never supposed to be able to do.”
The other day, someone on the page asked the question, “What quotes/mottos do people live by on here regarding living with SB?” The resulting answers were inspiring to say the least! I had to share them with you.
Here’s a generous dose of inspiration and motivation for all:
Nothing is impossible with Him.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
All great achievements require time.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Can’t never did a damned thing, unless, until he tried.
I’m through accepting limits because someone says they’re so. Some things I cannot change but ‘til I try I’ll never know.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“Whining is only acceptable when you’re whining to someone who can make a diﬀerence.”
Marilyn Hamilton, the creator of Quickie Wheelchairs
“Let’s stop “tolerating” or “accepting” difference, as if we’re so much better for not being different in the first place. Instead, let’s celebrate difference, because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different.”
“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability.
Robert Michael Hensel
When everyone else says you can’t, determination says,”YES YOU CAN.”
Robert M. Hensel
I never said it would be easy I only said it would be worth it.
“Rejoice in HOPE, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
No matter how bad my situation someone always has things worse.
Proverb 3 5-6 Trust in The Lord with all thine heart lean not to thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Born to be weird….
The sky is the limit.
Psalm 139:14, “I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” I also like life is not a sprint, it is a marathon.
Philippians 4:13 — I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.