Location: Towsville, qld, Australia
I am as weak and sinful as anyone and have been drawn into a special relationship with my best friend Jesus. It is Jesus who draws me close to Him, fills me with His love, heals and renews me. I have never married or had children. All my friends are women and I love listening to and sharing with them. My friends and their children, love my joyful spirit and delight in my sense of humour and fun. I am a pilgrim who often seeks out God in holy places. However, I also love to be at home and the church in prayer, enjoying a quiet moment, reading a good book, cooking and learning about the world and people’s lives. In short, I lead a simple life, yet the journey has been very, very interesting, in fact, nothing short of miraculous!
I am looking for a prayerful Catholic woman, a good friend who enjoys communicating with a sense of humour. Someone who has a beautiful heart and a gentle loving nature and a genuine desire to meet someone in order to build a strong relationship. Someone with the desire to experience mutual kindness and a deep love with a man who wants to listen to you and cares about your deeper needs.
Someone who wants to work, with God and myself, on the ideal relationship, that is:- WISE AND HOLY LOVE
Love prays for God’s will when looking for that special person in life. Love asks God to fill those building a relationship to overflowing with His love each day. Love knows that our human love runs out very quickly in difficulties. Love forgives, again and again. Love tries to understand. Love is assertive and does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Love understands that it takes time to grow in understanding and deep love. Love never uses power, control, abuse or violence of any kind. Love willingly seeks help, counselling and healing.
Love is patient and kind. Love IS NOT jealous, pompous, inflated, rude and quick tempered. Love does not seek its own interests and does not brood over injury, does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. LOVE NEVER FAILS.
A BRIEF PART OF MY LIFE STORY
My life has been a wonderful, successful and interesting walk with Jesus and my disability does not define who I am.
I was a breach birth and was delivered (born) naturally, they would only do a caesarean birth back then when there were very serious problems. As a result, I was born with a small amount of damage to the part of my brain that controls my body movements. My intelligence is very good. As I get older my body is prematurely ageing and causing some problems with pain, balance and fatigue. The condition is called “Mild Cerebral Palsy”. So I retired a few years early from my teaching career.
I am the first born of 7 kids, 5 boys and 2 girls. My mother was smart at school and was “dux” the best of year 10. My father dropped out of school, he was a working man, a baker, but worked hard in many jobs and built our house as my parents did not have much money.
It took me a year to learn to walk and then I walked on my toes. When I was eight years old, doctors did three operations, cutting my tendons to improve this problem. No boy ballerinas back then, hahaa.
I could not write neatly or quickly so I used a typewriter at school. I had no support in school for my disability and being different I was not always treated well by other kids. It is like being on the outside looking in. Later in life I learned it was rejection and low expectations. I would sometimes cry myself to sleep, but I know now that God was there every step of way, and when I fell over and skinned my knees, He would pick me up, look after and protect me, heal and bind up the hurts and wounds of my body and heart.
In my 20s and 30s God partially healed my body, improving my writing and eating skills and my walking gait.
I got through mainstream schooling completing year 10 and then worked sorting rotten potatoes in a fruit and vegetable market for nearly 10 years. I became depressed and unemployed, I then volunteered and loved working with kids. So with the help of Jesus I went to university and became a mainstream primary school teacher for 19 years, the children loved me and I helped them and they enjoyed my sense of humour. Jesus blessed them through me.
Jesus had helped me transform my life and He worked through me to bless the children who had very difficult lives due to the brokenness in their families. I asked Jesus to fill me with his love and this enabled me to help and pray for the children. The children would then become more peaceful and were able to function in the classroom and at home.
Along the way I fought for and helped severely disabled people to leave terrible institutions and go back to their own homes. I have advised State and Federal Ministers and senior public servants on these issues, won a local Australia Day Award and travelled the world as a pilgrim 8 times in the last 20 years, allowing God to renew and heal me along the way! This is a small part of my amazing life, all thanks to God's favour. I am very special in God's eyes and I know you are too!!!
Now I must add that people freak out a bit when they know you are "disabled". Well I drive a car, walk, talk, cook 3 meals a day, shop and wash. I also want to get back to the gym for regular light workouts. God often wakes me at 3am to pray during the hour of mercy. Sometimes I then eat early an breakfast, shower and go to the church to pray for a few hours. Last April I left Australia on my own and travelled to Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Bosnia, Wales and London for a 16 week pilgrimage. I must ask are you concerned about my age or disability?
I AM disabled when it comes to sending photos and I don't take photos and have never owned a mobile phone. My photo here is a few years old and taken by a friend. At the moment I can not skype or use “live chat” with my old computer. My life really IS VERY simple, Jesus needs to be in the centre of our lives, and then everything else takes care of itself. Technology and TV etc. are addictive and take up all our time.
God bless you,