Friday, March 20, 2009

PERSPECTIVE AND PERSEVERANCE


I was watching the Today show and they interviewed a woman named, Rebecca Alexander. Her brother, Peter is a news correspondent for the show. Rebecca was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, type III at the age of 12. Now at the age of 30, she has limited vision and hearing and will eventually lose both. One thing she hasn't lost is her zest for life. Click on her name and you will be able to read the all about this amazing woman.


So, while no one has a perfect life, it's people like Rebecca that help the rest of us put things into perspective. I am thanking God that I can SEE this beautiful day and HEAR the world around me. Enjoy today and have a blessed weekend.


14 comments:

Missy said...

Thanks for sharing! Truly thankful things!!!

whoopsadasie said...

Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

What an amazing story! I agree with you that watching and helping those who face extraordinary challenges can give us the strength to face our own.

I have a good friend who is a quadrepeligic and seeing him regain his life and independence has been an amazing experience.

Deb said...

I'd never heard of this before today. To imagine having to go through life waiting on it to happen has to be one of the worse things ever. My heart truly goes out to this young lady who is so full with life. I will pray for her everyday. Deb

nikkicrumpet said...

Yup....we really need to keep things in perspective and count the many blessings we do have...instead of noticing the ones we don't!

Rosemarie said...

Hi there - I just had to write you because I have a blog called "Twice as Nice", too. :) (I thought of the name after I chose a url, though.) It's about my twin girls. I was googling the name and yours came up, too!

I hope as my girls grow they will be as close as the two of you!

Deb said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for letting me know that my link wasn't working I should have tested it. But it's working now it brought me straight to your post. Deb

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I will keep them in my prayers.

Trust the Lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Shannon said...

What an amazing story.

I love all of your spring decor!

Picket said...

Hey you two....what a moving story...I just could not imagine...Myheart and my prayers go out to her and her family...I pray that God do a recreative miracle in her...take care you guys and have a great week!

bj said...

Very amazing story. Thanks, twins, for sharing.
Thank you, too, for coming by to see my yellow room. I appreciate the sweet comment. I will look at Penneys for pillows...many thanks.
xo bj

Kimberly said...

Isn't it a small world? Out of all her comments it's funny that you would notice mine. But I guess when you see Ottawa it kind of jumps out huh? Thanks for stopping by. I will for sure visit your site often.

Darlene said...

I'm going to read the story now. I have never heard of that. When I hear about something like that I am always so thankful that I am healthy.

bj said...

just wanted to say hello and hope all is good with you two !!
xo bj