My name is Jennylyn Hart and I have spent the last 47 years learning how to walk.
How many times have you had to relearn how to do something?
How about 10 plus times? That’s about how many times I had to relearn how to walk. As a matter of fact, I am just guestimating that number because I truly have done it so many times over my life, I have lost count.
I have always been a go-getter; I took my very first steps at the age of 9 months old.
At the age of 9 years old, I had to learn how to get around with crutches because I sprained my ankle playing on the playground.
At the age of 13 years old, I sprained the other ankle playing sports.
At the age of 16, I had to relearn how to use my legs again because I suddenly became a paraplegic during a varsity basketball game.
During my stressful college years, I lost the mobility of my left side, making me have to learn how to use a cane to get around.
Then at 27 years old while I was 7 months pregnant, I again became a paraplegic and had to learn to walk with a “baby on board”. Talk about Off-Balance!
Then after baby was born, I spent more time every month relearning how to walk then I did change dirty diapers. That is until finally at age 28, I became a quadriplegic.
I had to relearn how to do everything in a different way.
From getting dressed to brushing my teeth, I had to find my new normal.
There are a few more times I had to relearn some things just to “return to normal” but I share these instances to show you that if there is a will there is away.
When I first met the man that would eventually become my husband, he said the oddest thing to me. We were both around 20 years old, and he watched me stumble as I walked towards him and he said, “Walk much?” To which I replied, “only for about 4 years.” And I walked away!
Every day when wake up in the morning and my feet touch the floor, I remember all the ways I have relearned the simple concept of walking. I appreciate all the times that I can do things because of all the times I couldn’t do them.
Do you have the will to relearn something or even learn something new?
Do you want to have the mindset of everything is possible?
I was paralyzed several times over my life, and I relearned the same thing over and over again.
What is paralyzing you from achieving your dreams?
Let me know what you are willing to relearn or learn for the first time in the comments below.
And if you need encouragement or inspiration to get you “on your feet”, check out the comments below! We can share some ideas together.
Remember just a tsp of faith is all you need,