Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inspiration

I have to introduce you to an amazing Delicate Fortress.

A friend of mine sent me a Facebook "note" that described Leah and I have to share it with you.

Please meet Leah.

"If you know Leah you love Leah. You just can't help it.

Never in my life have I been so inspired by someone as I am right now by my dear friend Leah.

Leah has multiple physical disabilities - severe scoliosis to the point where her back is bent at a right angle, pain and other issues with knees and feet, and partial deafness. But don't let that fool you - nothing, and I mean nothing holds Leah back. She lives on her own, drives a car, and has a job at a book store.

Let me tell you about her latest adventure. Leah is an amazing seamstress. Check out her blog:

http://snugglycreatures.blogspot.com/

She has a dream of making "snuggly creatures" for children in every country in the world.

For the past couple years Leah has had a lot of pain in her knees. In the last few months she has been somewhat pain free. She is ecstatic ... she finally feels well enough to undertake her life long dream.

She's going to AFRICA.

She's done the research and she found an organization that is sending her out to Zimbabwe, Africa to live in a hut and sew uniforms for the children in an orphanage. She leaves April 3 for three weeks in Zimbabwe."

From there the note went on to tell of how Leah needed a camera to take with her and how people could help if they wanted to. I don't think that note was up very long because by the time I read it the camera was already in Leah's hands..... People are inspired by Leah's strength and fragility and how miraculously they work together through a determined spirit. That's the definition of a Delicate Fortress.

Isn't she inspiring?

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