I received a lovely encouraging email from a friend who is working on her doctoral thesis and she included a note for Sprite
This is a letter to Miss Sprite, prompted in part by our conversation and the blog.
Dear Miss Sprite,
I have been reading the blog that Jo created so that we can share together. Oh, how I know the feeling of wanting a Magic Wand. I had been wanting a Magic Wand to fix the paper I have been writing, but there just isn’t one that will do. I have been persistent and I have talked to the One who made me – lots – and He gave me people to encourage me to “KEEP GOING” and “NOT GIVE UP”. I’m so very glad He provided such loving encouragement for me because I have just emailed the final draft of my paper to my supervisor. I hope I will not receive too many edits! In the past, my supervisors edits have made me feel very sad. (Two weeks ago I felt like I could not write at all. I am so grateful for all the TLC I have received that I wanted to share some with you, Sprite.
Please be encouraged Sprite. Search for Him and you will find Him, even in the little details you didn’t think were important enough for Him to care about. He cares about the little things that will cause you to flourish, even providing extra time when you need it most.
Lots of Zen hugs (hugs you have when you are in cyberspace).
Thank you for your lovely note of encouragement to Sprite. I am praying that your final draft will be well received and not require too much in the way of editing. Here is the reply to your lovely note which she dictated to me.
Thank you for writing to me. I love birds I am already friends with the Twitter Birds and the Bird Leaf Topiary Tree birds (they are tessellations!)
And now I have a Wren friend too!
So I asked Jo to take a picture of us all.
I hope your paper does really well.
I would like to go Uni one day and Jo says there are people like NDCO www.uws.edu.au/ndco/getready (A web resource for people with disability considering university)
who could help with that.
And if I could do it other people like me would believe they could too and wouldn’t that be great!
Love and hugs from Sprite
Beautiful! What a great pic.
Psst! Sprite! Do you know, I think that Jo should go to Uni one day – she would really enjoy it
There is lots of awareness of 2E at Uni – and volumes of help if you want it. The first hurdle is asking for help.