Yes, I know this is the title to a song but I am going to steal it for the title of this post. I have been very busy and have not had enough time to get on here and write down my thoughts but I have been thinking about this and just am going to bust if I don’t share!
Friendship has always been very important to me, but never so much as it means since the wheelchair and I have decided to partner. I have met many other people online who talk about how they lost all their friends once they became paralyzed, and I don’t understand. I don’t say that harshly because it makes me very sad for them. But for me, that has not been the case. Only love and care and genuine concern and prayers have been sent my way.
Recently, we were at a conference where the theme was Truth, Friendship and World Evangelism. One night, I was going to be singing on the platform….with two different sets of steps. Friends literally picked me up and carried me up to where I was supposed to be. They did that more than once that week. I have thought of that often.
I have reviewed that scene in my mind many times and I thought to myself that this is what friendship is really all about. A friend picks you up and helps you get to where you need to be. How simple and beautiful is that? My disability has brought me to a physical place where I have to have a real expression of being lifted up from my friends. I pray that I am the kind of friend that can repay that in my interaction with you. No, I can’t physically pick you up, but I hope that I can raise you up in your heart and help you get to where you are going!
Thank you dear friends for raising me up!!