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October 2, 2021 12:46 pm
In this bonus episode, I share an excerpt from the audio version of my book, Hope for the Caregiver, This chapter is titled, "Live While Hurting." Like many caregivers, I fell into the trap of thinking that things had to improve (or end) for me to live a healthier and more purposeful life. While sharing a poignant moment on a national stage, Gracie and I learned a different lesson.
Mrs. B Rosenberger. Sometimes I like to put out boldest materials for the podcast of music from Gracie or myself such as that in this particular case I wanted to include a chapter from my audiobook the audio version of hope for the caregiver that I thought you find meaningful.
It's called live even while hurting a lot of caregivers. I have found this myself think okay I will put my life on hold while I do this and when they get better or worse, then I'll resume my life. That's not the healthy way for us to live.
This is our life, no matter what's going on around us and we can live life meaning and purpose.
If we choose to matter what's going on so enjoyed this chapter from caregiver. The audio version audible Amazon to help chapter 31 keep living even while hurting life is not always what one wants it to be but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.
Jenny Jerome Churchill we deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to Barrett's ills without being overcome by them. Juvenile and Phyllis, but Tom said there are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties you all to yourself to meet Col. Joseph Bernadine said live the life you were given as well.
As you can is appropriate technology hurts, but after nearly 3 decades of living with someone who daily suffers from severe chronic pain. I have witnessed the difference between living with pain versus living while in pain. My wife didn't have to go to Africa and launch a prosthetic limb ministry. She could've easily chosen to focus on herself and her own challenges she purpose however to give out of her lack and in doing so, she continues to touch a great many lives. Even though she currently has limited travel. She saw something worthwhile.
The did not reduce her pain, but rather transcended the lesson I learned from her is it's possible and rewarding to live a full and rich life while in pain.
We don't have to wait until we feel good, before we participate in life and we don't have to wait until were healthy: quote before we succeed. I member special night in Madison Square Garden right after Pres. George W. Bush gave his acceptance speech for the nomination 2004 invited to be on the platform behind the present.
Following Gracie's performance at the convention two nights prior, we had to be in place on the stage early in the evening for several hours.
We sat there while my wife's pain levels escalated. She knew she would be uncomfortable. She knew it would be alone. Nine but we live in the moment together and after the president left.
We danced together among the fallen balloons and confetti wealth country singer LeAnn Womack stood just feet away singing her hit song, I hope you dance. Gracie did opt to forgo wearing dress shoes in order to be a bit more comfortable you can still see us and picture sitting behind the presence left shoulder, Gracie's robotic liquid legs are in plain view with her bright white sneakers, which I think is hysterical. If Gracie and the president of the United States did mine. No one else should.
If we wait until we feel good, or until things are going our way before we choose to engage in life, we are missing out on undiscovered joy and deeply rewarding moments. We are missing out on life wears miserable or as happy as we choose to be in, and that chapter with the quote from. I hope you dance and when you get the chance to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance. Some of you know the remarkable story of Peter's wife Gracie and recently Peter talk to Gracie about all the wonderful things that emerge from her difficult journey.
Take a listen Gracie. When you envision doing a prosthetic limb outreach. Did you ever think the inmates would help you do that, not in a million years. When you go to the facility run by core civic and you see the faces of these inmates that are working on prosthetic limbs that you helped collect from all of the country that you put out the plea for and their disassembly sell these legs like what you have your own prosody and arms and orange everything when you see all this makes me cry is on their faces and I know what is locked in place where you can't get out without somebody else allowing you to get out meaning the hospital. These men are so glad to be doing is one being said something good with my did you know before you became in a PT that parts of prosthetic limbs could be recycled and liking the peg leg. I thought it wouldn't legs. I never thought of titanium and carbon legs and flexibly the legs and all that. I never thought about. As you watch these inmates participate in something like this, knowing that there there helping other people all providing the means for the supplies to get over there. What is it do to you. Just on the heart level. I wish I could explain to the world.
What I see in here and I wish that I can be able to come and say the this guy right here in East Africa with that. I never not feel that way out every time you know you always make me have to lead I don't want to leave.
I feel like I'm at home with them and I feel like that we have a common bond that would never expected that only God could put together. Now that you could experience with it what you think of faith based programs or core civic offers. I think there is absolutely awesome and I think every person out there that have faith-based program because he return right at the man that are involved in this particular faith-based program and other ones like it, but I know that this one car is amazingly great care has I think that that is me just has something to do with God help.
If you want to donate use prosthetic limb, whether from a loved one who passed away or you know somebody well-groomed you donated some of your own for the did have it out of the please go to standing with God/recycle pain thank we