Bossy Smurf LIVES

I have always been Bossy Smurf, I just wasn’t as frank about it before TBI. I had an AVM rupture and massive stroke in 2011. I had JUST decided to move to Burundi as a missionary. I am now disabled. God preserved my cognition so I could decide whether or not to keep believing the claims of Christ. I started losing hearing in 2018. I’m now deaf on the L and my R is changing. I have been extensively tested by the best. There is zero explanation as to why this is happening now. But I am rallying my Bossy Smurf resources to prepare. When I felt called to Africa I prepared aggressively. There was a 6 mo. silent phase when I only communicated with God. And then I cultivated cross-cultural service skills. It was HILARIOUS. I didn’t say I was great at it, I said I intended to learn 🤣🤣🤣. But as my world gets quieter I remember that when I saw the hills of Africa for the first time my 💗 skipped a beat. And when @jjburundi met me at customs with a verbal hurricane of Kirundi/French for the agents I realized the first thing I needed to do was accept that I would not understand everything. And all the skills I learned to make a decision to leave my comfortable life I use daily to figure out how to live in the present. The Disabled Community welcomed me in 2011 and showed me the ropes. Prior to illness God also ensured that I was trained professionally and personally to communicate ideas, and I’ve grown into my role in these 9+ years. And now I’m preparing to enter yet another new phase. Trainer David told me in 2014 at a significant Decision Point when I had a lot on the line in This Disabled Life, **There’s an open door in front of you. You HAVE to step through it.** Right now I’m facing another open door that was nowhere in the original game plan. But I won’t be pushed through this portal, I’m stepping over the threshold and am grateful that I’m not doing this alone. M’s surgery was a success!! Pls pray for Rapid recovery, strong healing, and pain relief 💗 @powherchiro is getting my body parts ready to pursue mobility again 🔥 thank you!! #shreddedgrace #lifeismysport #learninghowtolive #hardofhearing #deaf #avmsurvivor #strokesurvivor

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