Monday, July 30, 2012

Funny Things People Say

Usually other people, perfect strangers, are more than kind to me. Without fail, someone offers to help me as I put the wheelchair in or take it out of the car. I hardly have to wait for a fellow shopper to ask to reach the tomato paste or green onions. Little children will hold doors and ask to carry things.

But, on the rare occasion, someone will say something to me that seems so unfiltered and ridiculous, I wonder if he or she is home at night asking, "Why on earth did I say that today?". I'm not easily offended by the comments...usually I can barely restrain myself from bursting with laughter.

While driving through the most wonderful drive through ever, Starbucks, the boy who handed me my grande iced coffee, who was all of about seventeen, asked me what the hand control in my car was. More specifically he asked, "What is that thing, a motorcycle throttle?". Initially, I tried to wrap my brain around why someone would think I would have a motorcycle throttle in my car, but just moved on and very nicely told him I was paralyzed and it was a control, connected to the gas and brake pedals, to help me drive. He pensively looked at me, paused briefly, and said, "Well, I have eczema if that makes you feel any better." I responded with, "put some lotion on it," and drove away dying of laughter. The kind that doesn't stop and keeps creeping up all evening. See, everyone has problems, no matter the size.

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  1. Hahaha! Your comeback was hilarious. ;) Clicked over from Kelle Hampton's blog. You are an inspiration and moved me to tears, gosh darn it. ;)

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  2. I came here from Kelle's blog, I can't wait to read your blog, your letter to her was beautiful.

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  3. Just got done reading your letter to Kelly Hampton. I loved it :) "suck the marrow out of life."

    Good luck with the new blog.

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  4. Hi Sarah,
    My name is Jodi. I live in New Zealand on the other side of the world. So often use the internet to feel connected to more people (out of my country's 4.5 million) who share something in common with me. I read Kelle Hampton's blog because 18 months ago I gave birth to a wee girl with down syndrome. I came across Kelle's blog and like you poured myself into it, reading every post. Her Nella was born almost exactly a year before my girl. The day I first went to her blog it was Nella's first birthday post. To see Kelle celebrate and have fun gave me so much hope and excitement that my life could be great too (even thought at the time I wanted to run away and hide).Anyhow I digress slightly. Because the point I wanted to make is your letter to her is beautiful and sums up a lot of how I feel about Kelle's blog, but also is a tribute to your strength and incredible struggle. I wanted you to know that maybe you will be someones Kelle, and inspire them to write a blog that will help someone and the cycle will continue. And isn't that a great legacy. Look forward to adding you to my must read list :)

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    1. Hi Jodi, I also liked what you wrote to Sarah, as I was reading your comment to her I thought Wow I think she was reading my mind. HA I would love to read your blog if you have one. (if it is not private). Thanks for saying to Sarah exactly what I was thinking.(vermonter34@gmail.com

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  5. I came here from Kelle's blog. Hilarious story! What a sweet kid.

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  6. new visitor from kelle's blog. This is such a funny story. "See, everyone has problems, no matter the size." So true. I remember when I first had my son, he was a CRYER - all newborns cry but he was a true high maintenance baby and things would just get him all worked up. I remember thinking, you have such an easy life, how could you be so upset all the time? Then our pediatrician said to me once, "every new pain he feels, however small to us, is the worst pain he has experienced in his whole life, however new." Pain, experiences, they are all relative, and we can try to measure and stack them up against each other, but each person can only truly understand the worst that they have ever experienced.

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    1. Wow- what a wise thing for your pediatrician to say. I am going to hold on to that. Thank you for sharing.

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    2. I am going to remeber that Thank you Dr. for that statement.

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  7. This made me laugh out loud! And grande iced coffees are the best. :)

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  8. New reader from Kelle's blog, too! Great letter, and love your lotion advice! Do you watch the show Push Girls? I just found it the other day and love it - They are all gorgeous ladies like you!

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  9. I too, came here from Kelle's blog! Loved this post! I just wanted to take a quick minute...and tell you....that your words on Kelle's blog, were very touching and with tears still fresh in my eyes, I immediately added your blog to my list of blogs that I follow! I would like to add...you are a beautiful, strong young lady. I look forward to following you and your blog.

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  10. Popping over from Kelle's blog. I think your blog is going to blow up tonight. My husband had a roomate in college he was paralyzed in high school in a ice hockey game. He was the most positive inspirational person I've ever met. I can't wait to get caught up on your blog.

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  11. Ah ha ha, so cute! Good thing he asked though--he learned something!

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  12. Oh my word! You aren't kidding! I bet he is wondering what on earth he was thinking when he said that to you! I think you gave him good advice though! Lotion will help a lot! ; )

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  13. Hi! I'm a new follower from Kelle's blog and I was moved by your story. I think all of us have lessons to learn in life and when we help support each other and remind each other of what life truly is.... then we are truly doing God's work on Earth. Congrats on the new blog.. and as for today: it's always a good sign when you can find humor in any situation!

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  14. New here from Kelly's blog. I was very moved by your letter to her. Your authenticity and openness shows real strength of character. You have what it takes to create a great life. And your smile in the picture says it all. You are beautiful inside and out.

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  15. Thank you for having the courage to share your true feelings so publicly....I can't wait to read your inspiring blog now too! Love your new found food hobby, Go Sarah Go!

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  16. Also a visitor from Kelle's blog. Your letter moved me to tears! I look forward to reading your blog... consider it bookmarked! :) This story had me laughing out loud. What a hilarious conversation. My mom has Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer and seems to get pretty ridiculous responses from people... her's seem to be less encouraging. Things like, "Oh, my aunt died from breast cancer," or "I knew someone who couldn't walk and lost her sight because of MS." People are funny!

    Best to you, Sarah. I look forward to more posts!

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  17. Hello! Over from Kelle's blog also. Loved your post, LOL for real! Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  18. Oh how funny! Yes, we all have problems, so so true. Your honesty and outlook on life is so refreshing. Best of luck to you. Blogging is such amazing therapy (no matter the size of our problems!) you'll enjoy it immensely!

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  19. I too am here from Kelle's blog. You have a lot of wisdom for such a young woman. I am praying that your blog reaches many that are disabled and lifts their hearts and spirits in a huge way. I will continue to check in!

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  20. Somehow , I think "Well, I have eczema" is going to be a new catch phrase.

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  21. Love your honesty and humor dispite others' ignorance! It's inspiring & an incredible gift!

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  22. Hi Sarah- Love your sense of humor!! Thank you for your courage in sharing your story. So excited to get to know you better through your blog.

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  23. Hi Sarah- LOVE your sense of humor!! Excited to get to know you better through your blog. Thank you for having courage to tell your story.

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  24. That is hilarious! Why yes! Yes it does make me feel better! Good grief. Put some lotion on it :P

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  25. Sarah--I read your letter on Kelle Hampton's blog just now. I just wanted to say that you are such a brave, beautiful woman--an inspiration to ALL:) I am curious where you live and if I can get your email address? A little boy I know (5 years old) was in a car crash last month and is now paralized from his chest down. Your story is so wonderful and I think it's great that you're sharing it. You have the potential to help so many people. Thank you for being YOU. And keep on kicking ass sister:) If only there were more people in the world like you.
    Much Love,
    Sally Burrows
    sallyburrows@hotmail.com

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  26. OMG...that is too funny. And I think "put some lotion on it" will be the new catch phrase. That's going to keep me chuckling for quite a while. I, too, am here from Kelle's blog. I'll be back!

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  27. Hi Sarah - like the others, found you via Kellie's blog. You obviously have touched many already with that letter and I am very confident you will touch many more with your message. ("suck the marrow".. love it).. You are now on my google reader list! Can't wait the read the next post. I think there are some big things in your future!! Obviously you are as beautiful inside as your are on the outside.

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  28. LOL! Priceless, Sarah. I wish I was that witty. I look forward to reading your future posting.

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  29. hey, he works @ *bux...poor guy. hahahah!

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  30. I just read your letter on Kelle Hampton's blog and wanted to let know how amazing I think you are. Love the above story-it literally made me laugh out loud. Keep writing!

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  31. new here from Kelle's blog!! My Dad uses a wheelchair and people say the most ridiculous things sometimes -- love your quick answer:))

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  32. I am also an avid reader of Kelle Hampton's blog. You are an inspiration and I hope that you continue to blog. It is a wonderful way to not only get your feelings our, but I promise it will help others. I am so impressed by your courage and admiration for your life. You are now in my reader, and I look forward to your posts! Many happy thoughts coming your way!

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  33. HI!!!
    NEW fan here from Kelle Hampton's blog!!Your story wil inspire many...abilities or disabilities....we are all connected someway some how....
    god Bless you sweetie,
    jamie--MIMI

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  34. I, too, found your blog through Kelley's blog. Loved you email, love your blog posts. I'll definitely be back to read more. You have have already inspired me!

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  35. I found you through Kelle Hampton's blog too....thank you SO MUCH for sharing your story. I look forward to reading more about your journey. xoxo

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  36. Sarah! You are amazing! I found you through Kelle's blog and am so happy to have. You are an incredible and inspiring girl and now I can't stop giggling after this post. My only recommendation for your blog is to post your pretty face somewhere where your readers can see you. Keep up the great writing, you have so much to teach and share. XO

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  37. Hi Sarah! I also found you through Kelle! Really enjoyed readin a bit about you ..so far :) You will find the blogging community, whether it be just blog readers or bloggers themselves, to be a great community of friendship and love.

    I made a blog header for you. Just something you can use until you figure out your blog style! Obviously, you are of no obligation to use this :) I make headers for many bloggers and really enjoy. I have a chronic illness which keeps me home and this helps keep me occupied!
    If you would like it just email me at~

    1missmisha@gmail.com
    And come by and visit me!
    xo, misha

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  38. Here from etst. Your letter was beautiful, but even better the excema story made me laugh out loud. Looks to me like you have a bright future ahead. xo

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  39. I used to substitute teach K-12, and the eczema comment is spot on for a teen. Sounds like a decent smart kid. I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it!

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  40. I love your wit! Came over from Enjoying the Small Things. I'm looking forward to having a new blog to follow!

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  41. hahahaha!! this made me laugh :)

    everyone has their own problem..so true!!
    I can't wait for your next posts!!

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  42. I came from Kelle's blog.. You are beautiful and have a beautiful outlook on life. Thank you for reminding me to do the same!!

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  43. Haha "put some lotion on it!" You are awesome! Good luck with your new blog& thanks for sharing your inspirational story.

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  44. Hello from Finland :) I'm also here from Kelle's blog, and I am so glad I found you. Thanks for sharing your story, you are inspiring.

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  45. will def. be reading your blog faithfully along with kelle's! LOVE this story - i think i snorted out loud while reading this. :-) also read your original blog entry - you are an incredible writer. keep it up!

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  46. ur an inspiration :)) i was really touched by your letter to kelle.

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  47. Dear Sarah,
    I've just read your letter to Kelle and jumped to your blog. Your story moved me, but more than that, I love the way you, just like Kelle, want to expand your heart, reach out to others, stop fighting against and start/keep fighting for. I love the way you send bitterness to hell for your sake and for others' sake. You're right, so right! We all have assets and failures, right? I do too, and like you both I put up my own personal fight. We all do. The fights are all different and hardship has only one possible upside: the possibility to become a better person. Comparing destinies can only bring selfsih feelings of pride or jealousy, but sharing them...Sharing them is damn awesome and can bring so much support and inspiration. I'll be happy to check on your blog and read about the beautiful person you are! :)

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  48. Hello from Australia, your letter to Kelle was touching, your writing is lovely. I can't begin to imagine what life has been like for you. I'm glad you've started a blog and can't wait to read more.
    Kristy

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  49. Yup, you guessed it, I found you through kelle's blog too! Good on you for starting this, I have two kids with a disability, my daughter has down syndrome and I recently adopted a little boy who has DS too, so I know a bit about the world of disability and the inappropriate things people can say, but I too have learnt to laugh!
    Have you heard of Eric Leipoldt? He is a disability activist and he has done some interesting work. I read recently in one of his research projects about how disability teaches us about inter-dependence, that we all like to think we are independent but we are not, that actually we should accept we are all dependent on one another, and that having a disability teaches us about this. Hope this makes some sense....you sound wonderful and I too look forward to reading more!
    Jenni in Australia :-)

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  50. First day of my new wheelie employee and we're in the kitchen. I'm getting a couple of dishes down from the overhead cupboards and handed her a mug with 'just keep walking' written on it. I nearly died, she laughed at me and told everyone. It was hilarious. Later on I stick myself down deeper when I told her to just walk in to see me in my office whenever she needed me.

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  51. Another friend from Kelle's blog. I am looking forward to following your blog. As a coach of a wheelchair tennis team, I heard these stories like yours often. I used to be so careful what I would say, making sure to not use the words walk or run but now, with so many friends in a chair, we just talk...and laugh.

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  52. New reader here who has been "almost" deaf all of my life! I've worn hearing aids since I was 6 years old and have hated them every day since then. I, too, am classified as "handicapped" but the only handicap I have are the things I LET myself refrain from doing - because there really should not be a thing I cannot do, in spite of my hearing loss. So I'm going to follow along and laugh with you on all of the challenges and happiness, ups and downs that life can throw at us! Found you through Kelle Hampton, and Lord knows we can use more inspiring blogs like hers - and I have no doubt you are up to the task! Carry on, girlfriend................... :-) We are here to get to know you, and CHEER YOU ON!!! XOXO

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  53. Another commenter from Kelle's blog. :) I started reading her blog after a friend recommended it. Like many of us, it resonates because of disability. My two daughters have moderate to severe autism.

    Best of luck to you on your journey-- I hope to keep up with you in the future.

    Lyndsey (www.gettingbusybeinggood.com)

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  54. Just got linked over here from Kelle Hampton's blog... That was a very nice email you sent her and I admire your perseverance. A friend of mine is also paralyzed and has four three children. You may be interested in checking out her blog: http://www.wheelchairmommy.com/

    God bless you.

    xoxo

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  55. Found you through Kelle. :) Just had to come over and say hello! Please come over and visit! xo

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  56. busted out laughing at my computer...teenager's say the darndest things LOL

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  57. Sarah,
    Thank you for writing to Kelle so that we were able to find you. Kelle is an amazing author as you know and for her to be inspired and share your blog with us has to show you how much of an inspiration you are going to be to all of us blog followers out here. I could not wait to come over to your blog after reading her blog. I have to say I love to see photos and hope that you will post some of yourself/life in your area. Your post made me laugh out loud, I am one that finds myself saying something and then hours later thinking about what was said and thinking Oh wow did I really say that or did they really say that. I also wish I was good at comebacks. You have been added to my favorites list.

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  58. Found you through Kelle (just as so many others have). You seem to have a great outlook and I'm so glad that Kelle has been able to help you. Knowing that is probably such a huge compliment to her.
    I absolutely love your "Come Dance with me" quote! (I don't know if you got it from "Man on Fire" by Edward Sharpe or not, but great song!)
    P.S. Great name! Sarah with an H is the way to go!

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  59. I am another chick who is so happy you shared your story with Kelle and she shared with us. Love your sense of humor and am excited to "get to know" you.

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  60. Hi Sarah! I'm ready to take a journey with you of inspiration and positive attitude. You are amazing!

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  61. Wow, that is hysterical!

    We are a blended family of different races, needs (some seen and some not seen), abilities, and well..we just look different! I am forever astonished at the things people say to us!

    One of my favorites is "Which ones are *yours*?" As I continually say, emphatically, "They are ALL mine" the questioner become more and more frustrated and annoyed that I won't reveal to them the juicy little secret of whom I do not share genes with.

    Silly people!

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  62. I love your blog. I just bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing. Lisa L.

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  63. Came to you through Kelle. I loved your letter on her site. Thanks for sharing! And I think this post is hilarious! What a kid. ;)

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  64. "I have eczema, if that makes you feel any better." And your response? Classic! So glad you got a laugh out of that experience. Sometimes, all we can in life is laugh. Found you through Kelle's blog and was amazed by your perseverance through some of the toughest of circumstances. You are such a beautiful person! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  65. Your writing as beautiful! Prepare to become famous in the blogging world!

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  66. Sarah, I'm so happy to have found your blog through Enjoying the Small Things. Your voice rings true and loud, and I'm so excited to read more. Thank you for sharing your email with Kelle, and all of us.

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  67. Hi Sarah,
    I found you through Kelle this morning! That is a pretty darn funny story. Everyone really does have their own problems!
    My fiance has a rare disorder and is disabled. Right now, we're only 25 years old and it's been a scary and beautiful transition so far, realizing that our lives are going to be wonderful with this illness. Every new friend I discover online or in the world, who is living with disability, and living a beautiful life, gives me immense hope and provides so much support. I take strength from your words. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Jen

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  68. I love how positivity is contagious. Thanks for doing your part to pass it on. Best of luck on you new blog.

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  69. Found you through Kelle, and so glad I did! Wishing you all the best as you dive body, soul and mind into your own blog! - Sue at nobaddays (yes, I have bad days ;-)

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  70. hilarious :) oh to be 17 again and get away with saying stupid stuff.

    found your blog via the ETST post, great to read your story and feel the honesty through your words.

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  71. I am visiting from Kelle's blog and will add you to my reader. Thank you for using your voice to help others and your story today made me chuckle. I look forward to reading more!

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  72. Hilarious! Way to see the humor in even ridiculous situations. I'm glad I found your new blog through Kelle's post. Keep up the good work!

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  73. Yes yes yes, found you through Kelle's blog. You are an inspiration to us all. I have a son with Usher Syndrome, and I get overwhelmed so easily with the entire situation. But reading people's stories like yours and Kelle's brings me back down to reality. Things could always be worse. He isn't dying. If you add a blog list to your site, I would love to be a part of it all, and to inspire other people just like you are doing. My blog is www.angelicears.blogspot.com

    Thanks again for sharing your story!

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  74. Thank you for such a great blog! I am a reader of Kelle's and can't wait to read more of you. Plus I am totally trying the Risotto this week. :)

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  75. Found you via Kelle's blog. Thank you for opening up your journey to me. I look forward to being a part of it with you!

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  76. Found you through Kelle's blog. Very pleased to meet you.

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  77. Thats such a funny story. I found your blog thru Kelle's and want to commend you on your attitude. My dad has been a quadraplegic for the past 52 years. He has a fantastic career, a loving wife and 2 adopted kids (myself being one of them). Hold tight to your dreams, if he made his come true, you can definitely do the same!

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  78. Hi Sarah - along with many others, I clicked over from Kelle's blog! What a lovely heart felt letter you wrote her! I agree so much with alot of what you wrote! I love how the blog world inspires people, boosts them, incourages them and rallies around them - pushes us to be better at whatever it is we do! And sharing our journey and life lessons is such a gift to others and to ourselves too. I finally started a blog 4 months ago and its been such a joy to write and share my story!

    Blessings to you! I look forward to reading more here on your blog!

    xoTiffany

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  79. Sarah, I found you through Enjoying the Small Things. Your letter was so beautiful!

    I love your advice to the Starbucks kid. I do think it was sweet that he tried to relate to you with his own problem. Wishing you much success with your new blog. I know that you will touch so many people's lives with your wit, wisdom and perspective.

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  80. I'm also visiting from Enjoying the Small Things! What a beautiful story, outlook...life! I laughed until I cried about the eczema story. One of my sons has a disability, and we hear all sorts of craaaazy things, too.

    Can't wait to read all of your blog posts! :)

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  81. LOL!! I loved reading your response to the Starbuck's kid.

    I'm also hopping over from Kelle's blog. I can't wait to try out your risotto recipe! I love risotto and have shied away from making it. No more!!

    I look forward to reading more of your adventures :)

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  82. I'm hoping over from Kelle's blog. Great letter. Great attitude. I'm truly inspired.

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  83. Hi Sarah,

    Like everyone else, I found your blog through Kelle. I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your beauty, determination and strength. Because of those things, girl, you've got so much livin' to do! My dad was paralyzed in a football accident at the age of 17. There is a story about him from the hospital that the doctors became frustrated with his positive outlook and was afraid he was in denial. They sent a psychiatrist in who laid it all out on the line for him, asking him if he understood that he will never walk again. He look at the doctor and asked "What do you want me to do? Cry?". Reading your story, and knowing my dads story, I am amazed at how strong you both are, and at such a young age what you've already overcome and accomplished. It takes my breath away.

    When/If you have time, I would love for you to check out the video that was made for him last year when he was awarded with the Alumni Award by his highschool, Richmond High. You can see that throughout his life, he's truly lived every moment to the fullest. I'm not trying to brag about my dad, but just hoping that this gives you inspiration that everything you laid out that you want for your life - you can totally accomplish and do. The video includes a short clip from my wedding where we did an adaptive dance for our father/daugher dance. I am going to attach the link to the full video as well because WHEN you get married some day, you may want to do something like this too. It was a blast!

    Thank you for sharing your story, your raw emotion and a sneak peek into your life. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi. Best of luck to you!

    Laura

    Alumni Award Video
    https://vimeo.com/26896254

    Father/Daughter Adaptive Dance Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA4GVszzxKs

    Life Rich - my blog post about my dad and his award
    http://www.lauragattis.com/2011/08/life-rich.html

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  84. Hey, I'm Lindsay! I found your blog on Enjoying the Small Things and I'm excited to read your blog! I have a blog as well, if you want to check it out here is the URL: http://princesslindsaymarie.blogspot.com/ It's about my journey with May Thurner Syndrome. I died laughing when I read your conversation with the boy at Starbucks :P

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  85. I read your email to Kelle on her blog. Beautiful, now you inspire me.

    Keep it up!

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  86. Hi Sarah. I'm also one of Kelle's readers.

    Your email to her and the way you have grabbed hold of life despite what you have gong through is so inspiring. In my job, I work with victims of sexual abuse and other domestic trauma, and when I read your wise words, my first thought was I wish I could bottle your positive attitude and pass it out to my clients! You are not just living life...you are embracing it, challenges and all!

    I have a feeling you are going to change your world for the better, just by letting that wonderful spirit shine. Thank you for sharing and inspiring so many.

    Blessings to you!

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  87. Wow! That Kelle has done a good thing by hitching us up with your new blog! You will be an inspiration to others, I have no doubt!

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  88. Thanks for the laugh! Both of my boys have eczema, and while I would never dream of comparing it to paralysis, I got a huge kick out of your response! I am excited Kelle shared your blog with us, and I can't wait to see what you have to tell us!

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  89. Thank you for your beatiful letter posted on Kelle's blog. YOU are an inspiration. I can't wait to keep up with your blog and watch from afar, you "suck the marrow" out of life!

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  90. I am very happy to have a new blog to follow! (I found you through Kelle's blog.) You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

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  91. I too found you through Kelle's blog. What an inspirational blog your is! I must say today's post actually gave me a giggle and left me with a smile on my face!

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  92. Omg, he HAS to be slapping himself for that comment, right??

    You're a wonderful writer. Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

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  93. excema? really?!? :) I just found your blog through enjoying the small things and am SO glad that I have! I have an amazing little 3 year old who also uses a wheelchair. One of our best comments yet was "that's a really cool bike!" and my 3 year old said..."it's actually a wheelchair" while looking at the lady like she was crazy. hahah! i am STILL laughing at that one and it happened months ago! Can't wait to read more!!

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  94. Ohhh girlie- all you can do is laugh sometimes :) I am not paralyzed- I have stage iv breast cancer and have heard some pretty fabulously funny things over time. I completely get its hard for people to know what to say and I just try to assure them- there is no right or wrong- its all good (and sometimes ridiculously funny!)

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  95. your strength is inspirational! thanks for sharing. also, have you ever used a pressure cooker? i make risotto in it all the time and it cooks in 7 minutes with no stirring!

    Be well -Erin

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  96. LOL, I LOVE this Sarah!!! :) I think I will have the same uncontrollable laughter you had upon driving away! Its going to sneak up on me all night. Thank you so much for sharing this, and I agree that everyone has problems, no matter the size! :D

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  97. Hello Sarah, thank you for this: "When something tragic happens instead of being a part of a master plan, I believe it is just one more way we can expand our hearts." Thank you.

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  98. love this. I can't stop letting out a laugh whenever I think about it, so I had to let you know. :)

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  99. Oh my word! That is absolutely hilarious! Thanks for sharing such a funny story with us! Wishing you the best of luck in the future!

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  100. That is hilarious!! The innocence of youth! So much better than an awkward sympathetic response though huh?! Your blog is inspirational, so glad you began putting your heart into words. Beck xx

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  101. Teenagers. Geesh! You are such a good writer. I found you from Kelle...so glad.

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  102. Oh my! I'm not sure if I'm laughing because the comparison is so ludicrous OR because I remember being 'that' clueless of a teen. Regardless, no matter how ridiculous his comment was (and it WAS) you had one of 2 choices....let it make you bitter and respond in that manner OR respond exactly like you did! I'm not sure I could have or would have taken the high road you did! Great post, I linked from kelle :)

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  103. i found you on Kelle Hamptons' blog and wanted to tell you.. that you are a terrific young writer.. and you found the perfect person to keep your spirts soaring.. Kelle...

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  104. I read your post over at Kelle Hampton's blog and wanted to say thanks for sharing! Love this post. Made me smile tonight!

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  105. haha, oh this is quite the funny story - had my laughing aloud! :)

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  106. here from kelle's blog and dying of laughter about the guy with the eczema! i can't wait to read your stories.

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  107. this made me laugh out loud! i am enjoying your blog... you are beautiful and amazing.

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