A Dream to Walk
- By: Brenda Klopper
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/brenda-klopper
A Dream to walk.
I have spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy due to an injury at birth. This condition affects my entire body by compromising muscle strength and balance.
Doctors told my parents, I would die at birth and never walk...but I believe people's expectations are nothing compared to God's plans as I am alive years later and determined to walk.
I fell into a depression as my medical aid would not pay for continued physiotherapy and the income I earn is not enough to cover it. I gave up for a while and no longer wanted to fight.
Then something happened during a physiotherapy session and I realised that sitting and praying for things to change was more painful than fighting to walk. adversity forces us to have a purpose.
There is no magic wand fairy godmother and a prince charming..to make everything perfect. There is only courage and perseverance granted by the grace of God.
The walking challenge is a tangible one, but there are so many intangible challenges that we all face in our lives irrespective of having a physical disability sometimes our circumstances arm or disabling than the state of our body and sometimes our minds keep us more captive then any affirmity ever would.
When Jesus healed people he said Get t up! Take your bed and walk! A profound call to action! My heart's desire is to answer that call get out of my bed of sadness and walk towards life and growth.
I dream of walking all over the place...
In the garden...
Walking in the veld...
Walking next to a waterfall..... (it's on my bucket list to pray next to a waterfall)
On the beach making footprints in the sand ...
Down the aisle in the grocery store to buy bread and milk and please don't forget the dark chocolate....
Down the pathway at work leading to my office to pick up all the litter.
There are so many other places that I dream of walking but this isn't a book and we don't have all day...
Do any of these dreams get to come true? I have no idea.... I hope so, for this I pray, work and walk every day. All I know is I have to keep walking every day it's the only thing that is giving me hope and keeping me going.
I am taking one step at a time with sweat pouring down my face and calloused hands as I walk the distance between the bedroom and lounge of our house every single day. It's painful it's difficult and it is exhausting but it is possible and I love every moment of it.
The humble space between my bedroom and our Lounge has become a sacred place, I never thought I would love this place so much until I started moving and I realised that every step is a step towards freedom because it's a step closer to hope and away from despair.
Walking helps because my heart fights to know that if I keep moving, keep going and keep praying something may change it gives me purpose. It gives me a reason to carry on. It means there is hope.
Movement is better than stagnation. Whether or not any of the dreams come true I know that I love life and I love falling forward into it with every step I take. If this my journey can bring hope to others whether they're able to walk or not then it was worth it
- Mar 30, 2021 - R 2 000.00
- "Lu Poepies " - Chatl en Dewald
- Mar 29, 2021 - R 1 994.38
You are an amazing bright star my friend. Good luck in you endeavor to walk! We will be doing the comrades soon." - Pascalle
- Mar 23, 2021 - USD $ 41.42
- "May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care" - Angelique and Pascalle
- Mar 15, 2021 - R 700.00
You are a bright guiding light." - Engela
- Mar 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
- "With love - you are courageous and kind. " - Cheryl
- Mar 13, 2021 - R 200.00
- "You are an amazing human being my friend. If i could i would donate even more. " - Rodney Nombekana
- Mar 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
- "You go girl! " - Madeleine