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From Where I Sit, From Where You Stand:
A Roll Through Life

by Marshall Wall

ISBN 142598326X / 9781425983260 / 1-4259-8326-X
Publisher AuthorHouse
Language English
Edition Softcover
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As Marshall, with his wife andfamily, rolls through life, accompany him. Enjoy the witty and often whimsicalepisodes that occur. In work, play, travel, community, and worship, ponder thedialogues of opinions, perceptions, events, and realities of being physicallychallenged. The journey, which includes more than fifty years in awheelchair, is presented in a topical display in chapters on different arenasof life: TheParadox - Diversities of perceptions and realties. The Good Old Days - Early life on a one-horse farm. FateKnocked at My Door - The accident. Angelsof Mercy - Hospitalization. Lettersof Cheer - Student nurses' letters. Give Me Elbow Grease - RehabilitationYou Can Go Home Again - Summer at home. The Halls of Ivy - Education. Keeping the Faith - Job searching. The Birds and the Bees - Love and passion. Dreams Come True - Marriage and family. Toilingin the Vineyards - Work experiences. NoMan is an Island - Community life. Onthe Road - Travel. God Bless You - God, others, and I. Keepingthe Juices Flowing - AdaptingCan'tSee the Forest for the Trees - Perceptions. Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk - Realities. The Golden Years - The senior years. The Journey has been one of challenges, physical,mental, and spiritual. It included two yearsof hospitalization and rehabilitation to prepare him to enter a world not yetready for the physically challenged. He found himself looking inside with noway in. He boarded airplanes by hand-walkingthe support rails. He dealt with perceptions: "What can you do? You arehandicapped!" His faith and hope were tested: Why me, God? Should I marry? Will any company hire me? Successes came: A lovely wife, two beautifuladopted babies, enjoyable work, friendships, health, and joy. [via]