Thursday, February 12, 2009

recalled to life...

I know how that feels now. I have always loved the book "A Tale of Two Cities", written by Charles Dickens. By I really know how it feels to be "recalled to life."

As you could probably tell from my last posts (January on) I've been in sort of the bottom of a depression for awhile. My mom finally convinced me to seek help from the Lord, and I have been liberated for awhile of the adversary's influence. It's like I've been given a second chance. It's awesome. I know I'll be battered on again, but now I know how to get out of it.

Tonight was amazing, btw. I went to SNM again, seeing as it's Thursday. It was their annual Valentine's Day Dance. Honestly, it was the best dance I have ever been to. The kids were all so happy and excited to be there. You have absolutely no idea how much endless energy special needs kids have until you invite them to a dance. They "break-danced," lip synced to High School Musical, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, and even Garth Brooks. They air guitared, did the Boot Scootin' Boogie and Cotton-eyed Joe, formed trains, and just had a grand old time. There was absolutely no way you could feel out of place or self-conscious. I have never felt so wonderful with a bunch of people before. I just fit in, because everyone did.

Sheleena gets louder and more outgoing every week. It's awesome to see her grow and change. I hope that I'm helping her to take more opportunities; tonight I convinced her to ask a boy to dance. She was so proud of herself after wards. I love that girl. She's amazing.

One sad thing-my sisters and mom are super sick. I'm nearly better; well enough to go to school is good enough for me! So it's sad for them that they're sick. But sad for me is that they've been watching Lord of the Rings. WithOUT me!!! *sob* Ah, well. I have to do homework, anyway.


Q said...

Yaaaaaay! I'm so happy for you.

Pink Ink said...

That dance sounds great. It is amazing how dance can transform and lift up. I think it's neat to have SNM in your ward.

Your mom sounds like a wonderful influence in your life. That's great you are making strides. I know for me personally I forget to turn to the Lord. How much better my life runs when I do!