Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s 8am on the morning of Christmas Eve when I practically shove David out the door to pick up my daughter and bring her home so she can spend the night with us.  Our youngest son accompanies him. The...

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No.

No. Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I always say that there is no way one can have a debilitating injury like a spinal cord injury or an illness like Myasthenia Gravis, and not help others also taking the journey. I began helping others three years after...

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Sick and Tired of being Tired

Sick and Tired of being Tired Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw Myasthenia Gravis is a Neuromuscular Autoimmune disease that causes a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles.  Thus, leaving the recipient of this condition with progressive...

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Why Be a Support?

Why be a support? Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw When I had my spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed eighteen years ago, I felt as if my whole world had collapsed around me.  Everything and everyone I knew had cleared away with the evening tide. ...

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There is Something in the Air

There is Something in the Air Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw In my experience, it is rare that a crisis doesn’t break apart friendships and other relationships, but instead pulls everyone involved closer together.  I observed this rarity in awe when I...

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Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw We have been home a full week now.  I haven’t left my house since we came back.  I have gathered everything I can think of that I don’t use that can be of use to someone else and donated it.  I have...

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I Release All Control

I release all control Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It is day three that we have evacuated our home.   The place where I feel the safest now is possibly the dangerous place of all. When I bought the house, I knew it would be the perfect place for my...

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Dealing with Indifference

Dealing with Indifference Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw My kids are off from school for the summer. I decided I would sign Jamie up for piano lessons.  He’s about to turn six years old. Every time my children were home for the summer, I have often felt...

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When it rains it pours

When it Rains it Pours Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s been two days now since we had to evacuate our home.  Hurricane Harvey has affected Fort Bend to where we are now known as the 800-year flood. Midnight was when we decided we had to leave.   Our...

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When is my turn

When is my turn? Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw This morning, I went to the grocery store I frequently shop at. The store was quiet and this is one of the reasons I like coming early.  I don't have to deal with crowds when I need to grab a few items. ...

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A Cultural Difference

A Cultural Difference Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw One of the things that bother me most is when someone is bold enough to say something to me that is directly related to my disability or my life. Even more so, I can’t help but get territorial when...

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Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw This week I went to my youngest child’s graduation.  He will no longer be a kindergartener. As he embarks on his journey as a first grader I can only wish for what I have always wished for with all my...

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There’s Something Different about Me

There’s Something Different about Me Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I turned forty-eight years old this year.  To many people that might not be a big deal.  However, in the weeks leading up to my birthday I began to think about what I wanted my next...

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Sometimes I Just Have to Laugh

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s Monday morning, the kids are at school, and I just finished my chores.  I have a Mom’s brunch tomorrow at a neighbor’s house, and I am determined to make my own portable wooden ramp that I can easily lay before any...

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I’m Really No Different

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal It’s 6:00 a.m. and I am waking up my five-year-old son so that I can get him ready for school.  Today is a little different.  Today he takes the school bus!  He is my youngest child, the last of my babies.  As I get him ready, I...

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