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Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,
I am deeply grateful to each one of you for supporting me to continue to blog, share information and to never give up. Several of you have become personal friends and coaches to help me to see that GOD had a big plan when he let me live, GOD wanted me to share his miracle of healing and life. GOD decides when it is time for us to die and not a second sooner. I am a natural-born leader and extrovert in many ways but I am also a very private person and introvert. I guess that is why I understand the animals as I truly understand what it is like to be scared and endure pain and suffering not just from the car accident as my life has not been easy in fact it has been a trial most of the time, I am a survivor.
To my GOD sent husband of almost twenty-one years, emergency medical responders, Airlift Northwest nurse who helped me pray to stay alive on the way to Harborview Trauma hospital, three surgeons, trauma nurses, after care doctors, physical therapists (5), massage therapists (5), house keepers, real friends, landscapers, counselor and even Rite Aid workers. I am truly grateful as just like humpty dumpty it took a team of dedicated medical professionals to put me back together again.
What I Learned From Trauma?
People we think are our friends are not our friends. Friends stick by the side of a friend when they hit the bottom, middle and the top of a mountain. Friends never give up or walk away from a friend. People who walk away are not a friend and it is better to live all alone than have these life suckers in our life. It is most difficult to follow our dreams if we have people pushing us down and telling us what we cannot do in our life. We can achieve so much more when we keep positive thoughts in our minds. Life suckers (people) like us to be needy and stuck and then they feel good. When we get well and move forward they are not always happy for us. Sad but true.
What I have learned from blogging
I have learned that when I stepped out and shared my trials and deep and darkest moments I was actually helping you and me. Several of you have told me that my story of perseverance has given you the nudge you needed to never give up and give GOD another try in Jesus Christ name. I want each of you to know that I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people and being able to read about your life has helped me when I was not able to do much of anything while healing from the semi-truck accident. I was planning on going back to work in 2010 before the semi-truck accident; for several years after the accident I had no idea if I would ever be able to go back to work again. Heck I could not clean my own home; I could not open the window without help for almost 2 1/2 years. My entire right side was hit so hard that my ribs are now dented into my body changing the spinal cord forever. The hit from the semi-truck was so strong that it broke every bolt off the passenger seat I was in. I should have died all the doctors told me you are a miracle. Select GOD created a miracle for me to read more. GOD is amazing as he has found a way for me to not only go back to work but work world-wide from my computer to your computer and make a better life for donkeys, mules and horses. A dream I have had since I was a little girl for the horses the donkeys and mules came in my late forties.
How Old Was I When I Became A Follower Of Jesus Christ?
I was forty-two years old. If you want to know more about why I became a warrior for Jesus Christ send me a note at Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com I will share. I call myself a warrior for Jesus as I wear the scars from the middle of my back to under by breast where they opened my chest to save my life. Four chest tubes were inserted to stop the internal bleeding. I am truly a walking miracle. Happy 2014 to you!
Remember your life is precious and fragile, any moment, hour, or day GOD can change everything. What once seemed impossible can become possible. I went two years and eleven months before my pain doctor found the pain medication to control the nerve pain/back spasms allowing me to get my life back. Most importantly be able to think and share all the gifts and dreams GOD has placed inside of me. I prayed, prayed and prayed and yet no relief and then one day the pain was controlled in March of 2013. Never give up on GOD and never give up on yourself. If you have dreams make a plan to move towards them and remember to invite Jesus Christ in your life as he knows what is best for you. I can do nothing without Jesus!
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!