From Where I Sit, From Where You Stand: A Roll Through Life
Author House, 02/04/2007 - 332 páginas
As Marshall, with his wife and family, rolls through life, accompany him. Enjoy the witty and often whimsical episodes that occur. In work, play, travel, community, and worship, ponder the dialogues of opinions, perceptions, events, and realities of being physically challenged. The journey, which includes more than fifty years in a wheelchair, is presented in a topical display in chapters on different arenas of life:
The Paradox - Diversities of perceptions and realties.
The Good Old Days - Early life on a one-horse farm.
Fate Knocked at My Door - The accident.
Angels of Mercy - Hospitalization.
Letters of Cheer - Student nurses’ letters.
Give Me Elbow Grease - Rehabilitation
You Can Go Home Again - Summer at home.
The Halls of Ivy - Education.
Keeping the Faith – Job searching.
The Birds and the Bees – Love and passion.
Dreams Come True - Marriage and family.
Toiling in the Vineyards - Work experiences.
No Man is an Island - Community life.
On the Road - Travel.
God Bless You – God, others, and I.
Keeping the Juices Flowing - Adapting
Can’t See the Forest for the Trees – Perceptions.
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk – Realities.
The Golden Years - The senior years.
The Journey has been one of challenges, physical, mental, and spiritual. It included two years of hospitalization and rehabilitation to prepare him to enter a world not yet ready for the physically challenged. He found himself looking inside with no way in. He boarded airplanes by hand-walking the support rails. He dealt with perceptions: “What can you do? You are handicapped!” His faith and hope were tested: Why me, God? Should I marry? Will any company hire me? Successes came: A lovely wife, two beautiful adopted babies, enjoyable work, friendships, health, and joy.
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No Man Is an Island
On The Road
God Bless You
Keeping the Juices Flowing
Cant See the Forest for the Trees
Dont Cry Over Spilled Milk