Back Home (Betsy)
When Betsy was a teenager she was supposed to ware a body
brace. She was told It would add 10 years to her life. It was painful and ugly
but it helped her to decide to go for quality of life over quantity. So she
stopped using it.
When she was born
doctors gave her only until she was 4 to live then it was 7 than 17 then 30
finally they stopped answering that question.
It gave her the urgency to live her life to the best that she could.
Reading by 3 she demanded a lot of her self and wanted then best for
those she loved and know.
Early in our
relationship I got in trouble when I suggested to her that she can take
something fun and try so hard at it that it would become work!
It took some time for me realize that she was just making it hers.
This is how she saw the world, as a series of problems to over come and
not obstacles holding her back. You
just had to figure it out the solution to a problem once, then you always know
In the last few
years she started to question her place in the world and gods purpose in her
being born with her combinations of disabilities and gifts. I believe she was
meant to inspire those she came in contact with.
Years back Dekin Bob gave Betsy a poster at bingo, it sided “when god
closes one door he opens another”. She
used that idea to look for the good in everything that happens.