I broke my neck and I’m disabled and painfully handicapped. Can’t work. I wish I could. I would give anything besides depend on the Government that doesn’t do much for me. We don’t have much for the disabled or elderly in the state of Texas. I don’t make enough money and go hungry most of the time. There aren’t any neighbors around me, no family or friends come see me at all. I sat here at Christmas all alone, no friends, no family, no gifts, nothing. Yet, I still sang, Happy Birthday to Jesus.
I am 63 years old, severely isolated out in the country, no car, no TV, or rather no cable or antennae, and no land phone. I have a cell. It’s a 2011 model, flip top and doesn’t work half the time. All I do is call and receive calls. Yet, I am grateful to have it. The old desktop I’m on which also messes on me is paid by a caregiver who counts every penny. Grateful to have that too. I also live in a mobile home that is falling apart. I can’t walk easily. But it is what it is.
Further, I can’t even get to my Catholic Church. It’s a poor parish. We don’t have St. Vincent DePaul, nor any charities in my town. I struggle not monthly, not yearly, but daily. But it is what it is.
If and If I get to A pantry I share with another person who is poor. God gave me that heart.
The dynamics are what they are. Still, I rely on God because people will disappoint you and besides, you can’t force people to do what is right. They are going to do what they are going to do.
Praise God if you are not in my situation, but, please know I still get enjoyment when I see a pretty day, beautiful stars, a nice thought or a stray cat does a funny antic. It is what it is.
I’m glad my Dad instilled in us that your family comes first. Not the people in Ireland or the Syrians or the Middle Easterns. Family members donate to them. Daddy told us to take care of your family members first, then if you have money left over…donate.
It is what it is. And I’m not seeking permanent help from my millionaire family members. Yes, I have people in my family who are. True.
Before I go, I’d like to say one thing. I noticed that the disabled people help other people who are disabled because they know how it is.
God Bless everyone.