Sunday, April 21, 2013

Limb Loss Awareness Love

I thought I would sneak in another quick post since the little man and I have had such a good morning! He slept for 5 hours last night!! I know its not a whole night's sleep but oh how much easier it is to function with that many consecutive hours of sleep!!

I really just wanted to give a quick shout out to my Daddy. April is Limb Loss Awareness Month and..well..he just happens to be my favorite amputee!

In 1994 he lost both of his legs when he was electrocuted while at work as a lineman for an electric company. He was only 26 years old. I was 6 and my brother was just 2 years old. With such overwhelming circumstances set before him it would be easy to understand if he was angry about what happened, but that is not my dad. There was no anger, only determination. Determination to live life for himself and his family.

Growing up it was just normal to my brother and I to have a dad with no legs! I mean other than that he wasn't any different from our friend's dads, he still coached our baseball teams, brought us to rodeos, and kept us in line {on the rare occasion we were anything other than angels of course(: } If anything I think it enriched our childhood by showing us that you can't let anything slow you down. He taught us so much without saying a word because his actions and attitude spoke volumes!

Since the minute he woke up in the hospital he has defied the odds and overcome any obstacle that was in his way. He is an inspiration to everyone that knows him. I know you don't really care to be in the spotlight Daddy, but it's too late...I've just let everyone know what a wonderful person you are! I love you so much!

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I would love to hear about an amputee in your life that has been an inspiration to you.


  1. What a great man! Thanks so much for sharing this moving story and showing your pride in being his daughter:) It warms my heart.

    And thanks so much for being a part of Lets Get Social Sunday:)))

    Sending hugs and hope your week is super great!!

    PS Now following via GFC:)

    1. Thank you so much Evelyn. He truly is a wonderful man! Thank you for stopping by, I hope that his story brightened your day and gives you hope in a moment of doubt. I love the Sunday Social and look forward to joining in more consistantly now that my little man and I have hit more of a groove!