I grew up in the country enjoying open spaces always busy doing something. Each Sunday morning we would be sent to a neighbours Sunday school, then returning from that quite often taken to church.
My life was great and things were going well when at 19 my world crashed in around me! I broke my neck playing rugby leaving me paralysed from the neck down. I became reliant on somebody to do basically everything for me and it was a transition that I found anything but easy. I found much of my anger directed at God, how could he let this happen? Why me? What have I done to deserve this? It took some years to properly come to terms with things.
I was feeling that something was missing from my life. I just could not place what. One evening I felt a sudden strong need to look into Christianity, searching the Web and reading through various Christian websites was when I came across an example of a prayer inviting Christ into your life. I began to pray asking for forgiveness, inviting him into my life. As I was praying I felt warmth throughout my body and an unbelievable feeling of comfort such as I had never felt before. I knew then of the love and forgiveness the Lord blesses us with and I had found what was missing in my life.
Now, waking up each day I am thankful to God for another day, my family, my carers and all the kindness,love and forgiveness he has blessed us with each day. Life is not a series of worries any more, everything is so much easier to deal with when I put my trust in God. All the things that caused me so much concern for so many years just are not the cause of sleepless nights, needless hours spent worrying. It is as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.