I think I’ve done pretty good for myself!
Born with a birth defect and being held to low expectations due to other folks limited expectations. Lord willing, in a couple of months, I will see my 50th birthday, I am truly blessed!!! #cleftlip #cleftpalate #birthdefects #miraclebaby #blessed #50thbirthday #sagittarius
Make your wounds your calling #wounds #scars #emotionalscars #cleft #cleftpalate #healing
Focusing on my alignment 🙏🏾
I had to of been 4 or 5 when my parents gave me the responsibility of raising a puppy.
I’ve always been comfortable around dogs so there was never a fear factor. I truly believe that dogs are angels and they were sent here to protect us.
I can’t remember why I chose the name Duke, who was a mixed breed, half Boxer, half Labrador Retriever, but that name fit him perfectly.
Every summer I was operated on to fix my birth defect and any time away from my puppy made it even worse.
I had to envision myself running in the fields with him so I could heal fast and go home. That was my secret, I used the power of positive energy.
That dog was my lifesaver, he had human traits, it’s almost like he understood what I was saying, I miss him dearly.
I taught him basic commands such as sit, lay down, and I even taught him how to shake hands with either paw, and he taught me empathy and kindness, yes Duke taught me those things.
Duke was my best friend, we had a bond that could never be broken, just the thought of him puts a smile on my face, I know he is still watching over me in doggy heaven.
Laughing Buddha, for wealth and prosperity 🙏🏾
Believe it or not this was once a beautiful white farmhouse located on a nice spot of land in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
This is the home I was raised in.
This is my Great-Grandparents home, they past away years ago, and boy does it look totally different.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well this one is worth 10X that 😥
I embrace being an introvert, I’m not loud but I am powerful.
I was born with a birth defect but I didn’t let it affect me negatively.
My Grandmother always told me that I had purpose, so I continued to build on that very thought.
Throughout my childhood I was bullied because I was very small but I hold no grudges towards anyone, it taught me how to get stronger mentally and physically.
Although I’m in my late 40s, I truly believe that I still have purpose like my Grandmother said.
So in closing I want to encourage you all to stay focused on the big picture and to never give up!