Crutchprints in the Sand’s New Leg

Hello dear friends and followers! It may seem as if I have simply dropped off the face of the earth (or internet) as of late. In reality my new leg has been quite a journey for me and one full of ups and downs! Back in July I received my newest leg which costs overContinue reading “Crutchprints in the Sand’s New Leg”

Waiting in Wonder

Waiting in Wonder I love to inspire others and reach out to help others. I have always wanted to share my experiences and to bless the people around me. Back in January 2013 I began praying about my purpose in life and asking God to give me direction in regards to this question. I recordedContinue reading “Waiting in Wonder”

A New Leg of My Journey

A New Leg of My Journey Twenty five years ago chemotherapy looked so very different than it does now. This was before nausea medicine, before steroid injections, before platelet shots.  Back then most blood transfusions were not scanned for HIV and most drugs were experimental. Treatment with chemo often took a patient to the brinkContinue reading “A New Leg of My Journey”

As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!

Am I the only amputee that finds myself afraid of things I can’t run from? No, I am not talking about things like bears, cheetahs, and wolves because no one can outrun them and I don’t really feel that I am on a different playing field where they are concerned. I’m talking the REALLY dangerousContinue reading “As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!”

My Kind of Love

My Kind of Love I have noticed over the past five years of marriage that a lot of people give my husband credit for putting up with a wife that has a disability.  There is always an undertone when people speak of my marriage.  They say things like, “He really is a good man toContinue reading “My Kind of Love”

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System Our words have power and our beliefs have power over our lives.  The bible is clear about this:  “The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21 and “For as he thinks in his heart, so he is.”  Proverbs 23:7 Recently someone prayed over myContinue reading “Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System”

Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave

When my leg was removed as a child my parents decided to purchase a grave plot and have it buried.  Their reasons were modest enough and I am honored that they took my amputation so seriously.  Still, I remember the awkward moment as a child standing before my grave plaque and trying to make theContinue reading “Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave”

Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)

Last time in my post titled:  Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (https://crutchprints.com/2014/01/07/things-break-but-we-dont-have-to/) we looked at ways that we tend to operate on the edge of a stress cliff.  We overstress ourselves and stay teetering at the edge of our stress cliff so often that when one small and unexpected event (something breaksContinue reading “Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)”

Greatness

Greatness To be given a lot we must start with a little We must nurture that little each jot and each tittle And as we continue to express gratefulness Character is formed into faithfulness The quiet still moments that no others see Little do you know will then set you free   To care forContinue reading “Greatness”

Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)

Things break.  This is not a pessimistic viewpoint or a negative one; it is a reality and one that we must face as we go through life.  Lately I have experienced a lot of breaking with the one thing that everyone else takes for granted:  Legs.  Due to my extremely high amputation it is essentialContinue reading “Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)”