I got home with my Mom and Gregg last night from camp. I have been trying to find the words to share with you about what it was like for me there. It is impossible to express how much joy I feel to be honored in that way. There was so much respect and kindness and love from everyone I met there. My health was great, I felt good and I slept well while we were gone.
For those who have a life that is noticed by others for their wit and charm and intelligence, it may be difficult to understand just how amazing my experience this week has been. I am not noticed for any of those things to the average person. My movements, breatholding and chewing bring attention to my disability instead of my heart. I have never had four speaking times together in four days. Dave and Margie, the camp directors believed in me. They gave me so much respect. God was evident to everyone there.
I need to give you a word picture to help you understand what it’s like for me. These are some words that express my gratitude to God and all the people who were involved in making it possible for me to present my message.
tears of joy
I couldn’t have done this without the help of two wonderful, kind and loving young women who went with us to camp. Ashley and Emily were perfect there. They were so thoughtful and excited for me. We all were blessed so greatly. If I didn’t have a Mom and step-dad like I do, none of this would be possible. It is because of them that I had this opportunity to share a message that I was given by God. I am so thankful today for what happened and how God used my story and my life to give hope and inspiration to many people. It’s not because I’m so amazing, but because I’m willing that this happened.
I sit here smiling.Love, Karly