Ken broke a tooth, right in front! He shared with me how hard it was to go around the store and talk to people trying to hide a broken tooth. Then, he remembered reading my book, Labeled by Humanity, Loved by God and he said it gave him inspiration to smile openly and not be ashamed of his broken tooth. He said to me "I am who I am". His tooth story made me smile inwardly for the next few days.
We arrived at Sanibel Island on Saturday, June 30th. Now...I don't like the beach for several reasons:
- I hate sand (it never lets go)
- The ocean scares me (it goes on forever)
- It's difficult to walk in sand (it tires my feet)
- People stare at me (I have to wear my prosthetics)
- I am not a sunbather.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! I'm going to look at my independence in a different way this year. Independent of everyone else, God made me uniquely me.
Shoed, Socked and Beached,
The Happy Handicap