Morning feeding

1. I love my pajamas. It takes a lot of self talk to get myself out of them. Therefore, more often than not, my feeding attire in the morning is pajamas. THIS morning, I happened to wear some onesie pajamas my sister bought me as a gag. They are super comfortable, and I wear them often!

In addition to being so comfy, I witnessed a beautiful sunrise through the clouds.

You have two choices.

You can either learn from it, or dwell in it. Please choose to learn from it. That doesn’t mean the pain isn’t there, or the regret, but it means you are stronger because of it. You did something that you know not to do again. May be, because it compromised who you are, or what you stand for. May be it put you in an even more difficult situation. Whatever may be, you need to choose to learn from it, because if you dwell, you will not be able to move on. Great things are ahead, dear. Please look forward, not back. 

Learning to love…

My AFOs. I have had a love/hate relationship with these babies for several years now. I caved and got an AFO for my right leg in 2013 after many falling spells and conversations with my mother. Due to my prematurity, I had to have Achilles lengthening surgery twice. Combined with muscular dystrophy means I fall a lot; my ankles rolls and my knees give out on many occasions. The AFO I had initially was very bulky and stiff. I had a difficult time wearing shoes and standing on my feet for hours and hours. It was formed specifically for my foot, but I wasn’t sold on it. I wore it on occasion and resented the stares and glares I received. My mother snapped her AFO in half and replaced it with one from Amazon. She loves it! It’s very thin, shorter than both of our original AFOs, and has gaps for your heel. Because they were so affordable, I decided to suck up my pride and buy another one for my left foot. I wasn’t sure how that would work, or if it’d even help. The first time I wore them, I was walking through the yard to feed our sheep. I busted bad! I wondered, “Was this even worth it?” Since then, however, I am so thankful I have been wearing them both. I have been fall free for a couple of weeks!
All that said, I intend on blogging different outfits that accommodate my AFOs. Being someone who likes to look professional while being comfortable, I’d like to share my ideas with others. I feel a little at a loss because pants are the easiest to wear with braces. What about knee length dresses and skirts? I like to feel pretty and flirty at times, so why should I have to set aside cute skirts because of my braces? I am determined to rock a skirt, or dress with comfortable shoes that accommodate my braces, as well. Follow me on this journey of self acceptance through fashion! 🙂  Follow my photo chronicles on Instagram: danaeblessing

It’s been a while…

Sometimes, it becomes difficult for me to write. I over think, over analyze, and feel like all of my ideas are awful. I spent the weekend taking care of my brother’s kids, and it gave me a sense of clarity. I was away from my usual environment and had different daily demands. I am so thankful for the time I spent with them, but it made me thankful for everything I have. I tend to be a realist leaning towards pessimism. I get in to ruts frequently, and wonder what else there is for me, what am I doing with my life? Things of that nature. Isn’t that ridiculous? I have a wonderful family, some physically living near, and so many don’t have those blessings. My attitude has changed drastically. I am thankful for what I have!

There comes a time…

When you just have to say, “So be it. I am what and who I am. Take it or leave it.” For the first time in my life, I am living those words. I’ve always wanted to be a strong, self assured person, but my emotions always tied in to every single thing I did. I am still an extremely caring person and do my best to show appreciation to those around me. Sometimes, it will never be enough for people. Sometimes, you will break your back and it won’t be effort enough for that person. If that happens, remember this: IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. If you did everything to show someone you cared, everything you could think of, then that’s all you CAN do. That person has issues of their own and are most likely very unhappy. I learned that people will not be happy with things that you do for them if they are not happy with themselves; if they don’t find joy in the Lord. I truly have and I am so thankful for every step that has lead me to this strength in God. Be sure of yourself and do what you feel is right. Then, there truly will be no regrets for you.