- I spent a whole day at Panera. Twice actually. Two friends made this happen.
- I wrote about love. Not just one week, but four. I shared my story and my fears related to the disability factor.
- I was featured on a favorite site, The Mighty. They republished one of my favorite pieces, 10 Common Misconceptions About People with Physical Disabilities.
- I conquered my first two speaking events. A conference on inclusion at church and an early morning school chapel.
- I climbed a (small) mountain. Something I had pondered for a while, “can my wheelchair climb to the top?” Slow and steady, it was so possible.
- I got my passport and traveled internationally. Just across the border to Canada. But my travel dreams woke up.
- I found healing for my thyroid. After a long journey, God returned me to a place of health and wholeness. No more thyroid medicine. Freedom in diet restrictions. And a bonus, 10-year record for my lung numbers.
- I started to save money for my future and became an ABLEnow Ambassador. Without losing services from the government that I need.
- I visited new churches to practice being in new crowds. Along the way, I realized I’m where I belong.
- I hoped for consistent connections with friends and siblings-only time. Both happened. My community deepened and grew.
Looking back, it was a year to remember. People. Places. And possibilities. God unfolds our stories in beautiful ways we can never quite imagine.
Keep your eyes open. Celebrate all the ways God shows up. In the everyday. In the extraordinary. And may we live in this truth — Nothing is impossible with God.