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The Power of Willingness
The world is filled with many kinds of people, no doubt about it. Everyone of us is different to one another, no doubt either. Each person has their own characteristics that distinguish each other from each one. My experiences as a retired teacher valued how a person can make a diagnoses be incorrect. I witness an inner force that comes within the person and is not gained by any education or environment. There are uncountable true life examples which testify of the power of willingness, as:
"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hand work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."
"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once whether you are ready or not to put this plan into action."
"Down in their hearts, wise people know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others."
Graves disease, a thyroid disorder did not stop her goals
To see someone living with all the above quotes made true; and the acceptance of who they are beyond any physical, health or environmental condition; as any status 'quo'; it is to see the power of willingness. It is to declare that we do have, from the beginning, an inner force.
This is the case of a girl that was born with a rare born disease, but her celerity, warmth, responsiveness, and good-naturedness made doctors, family, friends...everyone witness her inner force making her a victorious woman. She has confronted struggles victoriously that others with help of therapists, doctors, and parents; never achieved.
This fine lady's name is Rose Siggins. A true miracle. Knowing her is to know that we are able to do what we think we cannot. Knowing her is to know that science is not perfect. Knowing her is to defeat humans limitations. Knowing her is understanding the truth written in 2 Corinthians 12:9 "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me."
Parents are more than material providers
A parent is moral and legally responsible to provide a child the benefit of being independent. This independence is formed from the first moment the child is known to be in the mother's womb. A child does not choose his arrival to this world, but an adult makes the choice of that possibility. This is why human rights have been written; we the people, have the right to live responsibly the life God gave us from the decision of mankind. This responsibility, actually is even before human rights were put together as read in Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
This independence formed in a child is seen in the life of Rose Marie Siggins. It is about providing daily:
- Unconditional love
- Basic survival needs such as: shelter, food, clothing, health.
- Emotional support
This world has given to each woman more challenges than men have. We, women, need to focus on our goals as a complete person in order to live in fulfillment. The daughter, the sister, the woman, the wife, the mother, the professional, the worker, grandmother, and the human in us require balance.
I am not a man, but they are human as we are, for then they also need to focus and balance their status as human be it as: sons, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, professional, and all the rest that comes with natural and social responsibilities.
Rose Marie Siggins did not come to this world with everything at hand, but she sure made her way through not only as a survival, but as a faithful example of the power of willingness. Her husband is an awesome example for each of us also, the way he gives himself to her by true love. I admire her children, she is a blessed woman having them.
Rose has a plan
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Rose needs our support
Rose's way to transport herself has been on skateboards, though she can drive an automobile. Today she wants to create her own 'Freedom Board' to keep living in a world that demands more each day from all of us. Please go to her facebook page, learn more about her, and how you may help her.
"But Moses' hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set."
Blessing to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
The power of willingness
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill