Saturday, March 8, 2008

Rocket-Powered Friend

Like a friend of mine, this fellow's in a wheelchair, but that doesn't stop him from powering onward! And neither does it stop Cathy.

Cathy may as well be in a rocket-powered wheelchair. I hate to use a cliche, but she is a bit like the "Energizer Bunny" in that she keeps giving and giving and giving! She is determined to serve Christ to the fullest NOW, because she knows a time is coming when she'll have the will, but not the way. She has MS, but she rarely says the word "can't." When she uses her walker, she walks slowly, every step excruciatingly made, but her spunk-o-meter never settles down.

To say she is a beautiful example of facing a challenge head-on is far too tame a statement for her. Her weakened body is not her only cross. She has others. But she walks her path with dignity.

I have had the wonderful privilege of getting to know her better lately. Spending time with her always equals encouragement. Just thinking of her smile makes me feel warm. I am grateful for this woman, and for all who, like her, accessorize their crosses with grace!


Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

And ... I; with such a small and light cross; how can I be such a 'poor pitiful me' ... in the face of folks like this woman. It looks like she is on a road. Most folks would not even venture from home, afflicted like her. Folks like this are my heros ... and I want to be just like her ... if I ever grow up. Merci for sharing this with us. DIEU TE BENISSE!!
Cajun Sissy

chimakuni said...

Your friend accessories well! What a great spirit she is and I am sure she is a great Simon to you!

Esther said...

Macile: I have always thought you bear your crosses graciously.

Lee Anne: Her "Simon-ness" has been a gift from God!