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The Power of Willingness

Updated on April 11, 2014
the power of willingness
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:

Gail Devers

"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."

William Blake

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."

Napoleon Hill

"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."

Elbert Hubbard

"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

Gail Devers
Gail Devers
Rose Siggins as a child
Rose Siggins as a child

Inner force

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."

Rose Marie Siggins with her parents and brother
Rose Marie Siggins with her parents and brother

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.
  • Education
  • Emotional support

Rose Marie Siggins the woman, the wife, and the mother
Rose Marie Siggins the woman, the wife, and the mother

Women's challenges

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

Help Rose keep making her way through life
Help Rose keep making her way through life

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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.

Exodus 17:12
"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


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      MartieCoetser thank you very much for that wholeheartedly agreement. Yes, Rose Marie Siggns, and like her my friend so many, so many great models for this and future generation.

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      I agree wholeheartedly with you - There is I an inner force that comes within the person and is not gained by any education or environment.

      Rose Marie Siggns is an incredible role model :)

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      MsDora thanks! Wow, how wonderful to know you will follow Rose Marie's story. She definitely has an amazing life.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      epbooks I am happy you were touched by the life of Rose Marie Siggns. Thanks!

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Lastheart, thank you for this inspiring story. Rose Marie Siggns is exceptional. I will follow her story.

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      Elizabeth Parker 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a touching story!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 thanks for reading. I try not to write so much about her because her video is so complete with her own feelings. She opened her heart and world to us.

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      This is very moving and makes me realize that what problems I have are really nothing. great job honey!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks billybuc she has inspired me in a special way.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As beautiful a story as I have heard...thank you so much for sharing this, Maria.

      blessings always my dear friend



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