GOD, Jesus Christ and his angels spared my life in what can only be called a miracle.
The spring of 2010 I survived a life threatening motor vehicle accident, a large farm truck I call it a (semi-truck hit) full of cow manure slammed into the passenger door of the vehicle I was sitting in. Sadly, the driver of the small truck I was riding in ran a stop sign, leaving me with a life long disability in a matter of seconds. Before the accident I was trail riding three times a week for 4 hours, I was happy and physically fit.
This disability has left me with the inability to have any core strength. This is a challenge for sure when trying to ride or do anything physical. I suffer from rib spasms, back, pelvis and my feet go numb. Still I am blessed to be here and write to you. GOD is amazing as my husband and me started theDonkey Whisperer Farm ®the summer of 2013.
I was flown by emergency helicopter to Critical Care Hospital in Seattle, WA with life threatening injuries; I remember praying and asking GOD to let me live, I was scared I would die. My injuries can only be called a miracle from God to be alive, God is great, God creates miracles and I am living proof of his great work.
Three surgeries and blood transfusions in two days as I was dying
Grade V kidney Tear– Stint Installed and removed, very painful procedure. Grade 5: Shattered or devascularized kidney, ureteropelvic avulsions, complete laceration or thrombus of the main renal artery or vein.
Pelvic bone shattered three large screws surgically installed as the surgeon told my husband he could bend my pelvis up together like a banana.
Things I am grateful for:
I am most grateful to God for his love, strength, mercy and miracle to save my life and provide mewith the opportunity to recover, the strength to endure this pain. I am very grateful to my husband Scott! The team of doctors and nurses that worked on me as they saved my life. Several surgeons told me I am a miracle and blessed to be alive. One doctor asked me if I believed in God and I quickly told him about deep faith in Jesus Christ. I was in intensive care for at least 7 days and the hospital for 12 days. Finally I could go home but once I got home my life was no longer the same as I had no ability to do anything without help and twenty-four hour care in our home not set-up for a person in a wheel chair. Please understand I demanded to go home and with this decision took more work. My husband Scott drove me to Seattle four times a week.
I am grateful to all of the people in my life that helped with our farm, my husband and a close girl friend and her close friend stayed with me day and night in the hospital taking shifts to never leave me alone in the hospital. Food was brought into our home, prayers, cards, calls, text messages, flowers, balloons and so many visits and prayers. In the middle of trauma God created a unique support system for us one only GOD could create.
I was unable to put any weight on my right leg or walk confined to the wheelchair for almost three months I slept in a lazy boy chair with pillows propping me up for at least four months and then the hard work began, physical therapy moving from the wheel chair to the walker, from the walker to the cane and then finally I could walk on my own. I am grateful for my relationship with Jesus Christ as I do not believe I could have physically taken the pain without Jesus holding my right hand. I attended physical therapy three days a week for three years. I wore my equine riding gloves to lift weights. Never Give Up! Today my physical therapy is the farm. The body was made to keep moving. The only problem is when we have a disability we must rest and get up and try again. Never give up, never.
It is my hope that sharing this event will help you believe in Jesus Christ our savior for all things. I have a gorgeous sign in my home a gift given to me by my close friend “Expect Miracles.” I believe that nothing is too big for our God nothing…. This is my testimony for Jesus Christ and his mercy and grace. The car accident has left me with pain and a life long physical disability. Disability is real. Some disabilities cannot be seen quickly, all disabilities are real. I have learned to enjoy my life disabled. Some days are better than others. Each day is a gift from GOD as life is fragile and precious.
DisabledHikers.comnow exists, and the first guide is up, with several more currently being written. It is a hefty task – each hike, when taken with the perspective of writing a guide, takes twice as long as usual. The guide takes at least 3 hours to research, write, and edit, and an additional 1-2 hours to format, edit photos, and post on the website. Then I spend several hours promoting the site so people know about the resource. All in all, I spend at least 10 hours publishing each guide.
Some people have disabilities you can not see. The donkey can see the disability. Please when touching a donkey and working with a donkey stay ON DONKEY TIME. Never drill, donkeys are smart not stubborn.
GOD has a plan, he takes one extrovert with big dreams and one introvert and mixes this together to make Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johnson. Thank you Scott! Thank you for making all my dreams come true. Thank you for not letting me lay in sorrow after the semi-truck accident and cry, thank you for not selling my horse and donkeys. Thank you for giving me four more donkeys and another horse. Thank you for stepping out of the city life into the life of a farmer. Thank you for living in this tiny 5th wheel with me so we can build our last home.
You are truly a farm man now! Thank you for not turning me in for a younger healthy model after the semi-truck accident, you stuck with me and help me live with the pain every day. Most men would have walked away but not you, you stood by my side day after day and still when I cry from pain you hold my hand and tell me you love me. I am so much in love with you, more than words can describe.
I love you so much and I want you to always remember that the best thing that ever happened to me in this world is you! You are my best friend, my lover, my husband and my partner in this thing called life. I am forever grateful for every minute, hour and day we have together. We never know when our time is up, so we cherish the moments we get! You always make me laugh when I want to cry, you always tell me things will get better. You are truly an inspiration to me and you Scott Johnson are the man of my dreams. You are my Rock and I pray I am for you what you are for me.
This is my love letter to you in public! I know we are private but today I needed to say thank you, I love you to the entire world. As the last year has been difficult but great things are ahead. We started a new business together Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and soon GOD will provide the resources to start growing low sugar/protein hay on our farm. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST!
We are now fifty-five and going stronger every day!
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Real friends are rare, angels sent by GOD in Jesus Christ precious name. Remember if you have two really good friends this is rare indeed. If you have two really good friends you are blessed beyond gold and riches.
Nothing tests a friendship like trauma, you find out real quick who your real friends are.
I have learned when I give up control, lay down on the floor and cry in my mind or physically and tell GOD I quit trying to fix this mess he steps in and takes over. Why? GOD wants us to acknowledge him and ask for his help then and only then will he send the right desires of our heart and open closed doors. All of the dreams we each have were planted at birth. NEVER GIVE UP, TRUST GOD IN JESUS CHRIST NAME for everything! 2015 is going to be your best year if you let GOD drive your life.
I have learned I can dance in the middle of the storm in my mind hard to dance physically with screws in my pelvis. I can smile and laugh and it feels oh so good and this is all due to GOD’s gifts nothing to do with me, nothing at all. I give 100% of my life to Jesus Christ as without him I will wither away and rot in depression. Dance with Jesus is real I know as I have suffered but I have also danced with Jesus. I pray this re-blogged post brings you peace. Remember to spend quality time with GOD he is wants us to ask for help on driving, going to the store, staying calm, our health, ,marriage and much, much more. GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged! Melody
Consider the lilies how they grow. They neither wither wearily toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon all his glory his splendor and magnificence was not arrayed like one of these. LUKE 12;127 – Please consider getting this book to help you with bible verses in your every day life.
I am just a human being I love Jesus and I am very grateful that Jesus loves me. Without Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I could have never survived all of the things this world has thrown at me. I refuse to share my entire life with you but I will share this I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, and I came from a dysfunctional broken family. For years I did not believe GOD was real as it appeared to me he did not care about me.
I am grateful as GOD came to me the minute I fell to my knees and I asked him to help me I am sad to share I asked GOD to come to me after a spinal cord tumor was discovered on my back, I had no options to fix this on my own. My life has never been the same since that day in 2002, GOD created a miracle and the tumor was removed and I was back to work in weeks, but I was a different person as Jesus was now living inside of me.
Like many people I thought if GOD was real he did not care about me as my life had been trial after trial, my child-hood sucked, tears and more tears. Now in my mid fifties I can share my life is not perfect but I can honestly say my life is stable and I am giving new strength, creativity and hope each day, this is something I am very grateful for. GOD in Jesus Christ name has provided me with a stable husband and best friend and oh how wonderful of a gift this is, I love my husband so very much.
GOD has given me the chance to start my own business while I am disabled and all of this is 100% so I will share how GOD created me and you. If you are lost just close your eyes and ask Jesus to come into your heart and make him your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and he will and I promise you he will never ever remind you of them again, satin will but GOD will not. The bible states we are washed whiter than snow, every hair is counted on our heads and GOD knows before we do something what we will do.
Never give up and never stay down. If you stay down you will never move from the spot you are in, if you get up things will change. Never settle! We were created to ask GOD for the best, we must ask and then we will receive if we have faith. GOD is not santa he will not give us what will be harmful to us. GOD wants his children to shine and share their light he placed inside of us. Remember you are the apple of GOD’s eye and he will never forsake you, never. Pray for everything and then trust GOD have faith that what you have asked for will happen. If it is not for your good ask GOD to not give it to you. GOD is the alpha and omega the beginning and end, he knows what gifts and talents he has blown our way and he knows how to bring them out of us. The key is sharing, and helping others, hoarding and not caring about others is not the way we were created to live. Courage is not easy as friends can be lost, jobs and more but GOD will give us the courage to do whatever is necessary for us to be healthy and happy. Trust GOD in Jesus Christ name for all things and watch him show up and show off. GOD loves to give gifts to his children but he expects us to share with the world that he did it for us. I know I can do nothing without Jesus Christ in my life, nothing. All good comes from GOD. All bad comes from Satin never forget this.
Sometimes we have to forgive a human who hurt us usually someone we loved so very much a family member who betrayed us, a friend who let us down and threw us under the bus, you get the picture. Forgiveness is for us not for them. We can forgive and pray for the person and keep them out of our life as toxic people can not stay in our life it is draining and not the way GOD wants us to live. Toxic people are miserable and think of nothing except themselves these people will die all alone and have no one to attend their funeral. How sad but again this is their choice not ours. I choose to have very few real friends in my life and to let go of all of the past dysfunctional relationships. I send prayers and blessings to each person I have set free and I am a much happier person to not have this negativity in my life.
How do you feel about forgiveness?
Is it easier now for you as you know the poison must get out of you; anger, bitterness, resentment let go of all of this poison and enjoy the gifts and treasures GOD has given you this day. After all you will never get this day back again. LIFE IS FRAGILE AND PRECIOUS.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
We are so grateful to Jesus Christ for all of our blessings. I am working hard to keep moving with a life long physical disability (three large screws in my pelvis) my dream barn is almost complete. Building our barn is number 1. I look forward to riding and training as soon as we get moved into our new farm.
Next comes the septic tank and then it is time to move into our 5th wheel while we build our one story home to accommodate my physical disability as I age. I am so grateful to GOD for helping me stay strong and never give up, GOD is faithful, I still suffer from back spasms, feet go numb and back/rib spasms. I have learned massage therapy is a great thing I highly recommend this. The bible is 100% true, when we give GOD in Jesus Christ name all of our needs he will take care of his children as I am a walking miracle. GOD has kept his promise and given us double for our troubles, for this I will be forever grateful. Our health is something we must be grateful to have. Seems in just a moment we can lose it to cancer, a semi-truck accident you get the picture.
What can I say to you to help you enjoy your life. Never give up on your dreams as GOD planted them inside each of us, I have had the dream of owning a real farm, growing my own hay and training equine and their owners since I was a child. Now at fifty-four GOD has given me this dream. I started my world-wide virtual coaching business, select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC on January of 2014 after almost four years of providing free virtual training to people all over the world while I attended physical therapy three days a week. Yes it took three years to heal after the semi-truck accident and I trusted GOD to restore what was stolen and he has provided double for our troubles.
I pray my testimony gives you the faith to give your problems to Jesus Christ, make him your Lord and Savior as I can tell you Jesus is real.
Donkeys are really unique, they are not horses with long ears. Donkeys require a special diet of tested low sugar/low protein hay. Donkeys get sick when fed oats, green grass, brush, cookies, and high sugar grain and alfalfa. Best to keep them on a really basic diet, with clean water, salt and test low sugar hay, timothy or orchard works the best. Donkeys come from the desert, they require some old stumps to eat along with a dry paddock as this works best to keep them at their optimum weight and health. Donkeys were created by GOD to live in the desert on not much at all and they can gain weight really quick causing hoof problems, fat neck, laminitis, abscesses and a slow death. We will be growing 10 acres of low sugar orchard hay on our new twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington. Domesticated donkeys can live forty to fifty years while horses can live to be in their thirties. “I highly recommend placing all of your animals in your will so if trauma hits your beloved animals will be taken care of.”
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!