We are much smarter now than we were at the beginning of 2022. We can now use the knowledge we have gained to help others, but also to plan my future. Time is really an issue. I therefore plan to take it a little slower with my schoolwork this year so we can find time to get to things other than schoolwork as well.
For 2023, it is my wish that my sister will realize how much we love her so that, wherever she goes, our love for her will make her strong.
My victory with Elizabeth Vosseller (“EV”) at my old school. I am infinitely grateful to EV for coming to Worcester. I hope that her love for us non-speakers, will reach our friends who have not yet received their voices. She is a woman who really puts her heart into her work but uses her head to make plans to help us. She is humble about herself, but her work really changes lives. If I had a say in it, she would have already been rewarded a Nobel Prize a long time ago. II hope that her effort in coming to Worcester pays off so that we can give other non-speakers hope as well.
I made it in a regular school. I can’t describe to anyone how big it is for me to be able to say that. EVERYTHING I HANDED IN, WAS MY OWN WORK. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. Our breakthrough at the exam board: I am very happy that the exam board will give us a chance to be able to have all the help I need in the exams,
We need it so much to not feel rejected while we are struggling with our difficult bodies. It’s not necessary for everyone to love me. The very fact that I can show the world who I am, with my words, is enough for me.. Getting to where I am now is a process. Time has been merciful to us. We can now look back and say that we took the time we got and healed.
Ons het dit so nodig om nie verwerp te voel terwyl ons so sukkel met ons moeilike lywe nie .Dit is nie nodig dat almal van my hou nie. Die blote feit dat ek vir die wereld kan wys wie ek is, met my woorde, is vir my genoeg. Om te kom tot waar ek nou is, is ‘n proses. Tyd was ons genadig, want ons kan nou terugkyk en sê dat ons die tyd gevat het wat ons gekry het en gesond geraak het.
Knowing all the things that affect my body is my best way to get more control of my body. And more control over my body means a better life for me. Being able to make my own decisions, and allow me to say what I want, is the greatest form of honor and respect I have ever received in my life.
Kennis van al die goed wat my lyf beïnvloed, is my beste manier om meer beheer oor my lyf te kry. En meer beheer oor my lyf beteken ‘n beter lewe vir my. Om my eie besluite te kan neem, en my toe te laat om my eie sê te sê, is die grootste vorm van eer en respek wat ek nog ooit ontvang het in my lewe.
My acceptance of myself was an important step on my path to Freedom from my prison of anxiety and fear. My acceptance of myself would not have been possible without: faith, communication, knowledge about why my body works the way it works. Before I knew why my body is so difficult to control, it made me very depressed and anxious. Now that I understand why my body doesn’t work like other people’s, I’m much calmer about it and when I’m calm, I can actually get more done with my body.
My aanvaarding van myself was ‘n belangrike stap op my pad na Vryheid vanuit my tronk van angs en vrees. My aanvaarding van myself sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder: geloof, kommunikasie, kennis oor hoekom my lyf werk soos hy werk.