When I was born, the nurses huddled and quickly swept me away,
"Challenges," the doctors said, of course speaking in an earthly way.
I needed some help with nourishment as I lay in quiet repose.
But I could always see Your smiling face and feel You touch my nose.
I may not be able to run and play, but I'd move mountains for You each day.
I may not be able to speak words clearly, but I'll speak through my actions as I love you dearly.
Please don't just look at my challenges. I am truly differently abled.
I am much more than the words by which I am officially labeled.
Look into my heart and know the image that God preserves.
See only love...
Marian asks us to see the interconnectedness of the Spirit within each and every individual. So often we view ourselves as well as others as separate and different. But no matter what their circumstances, each person has a connection with the Spirit and with one another. God calls us to look for the love within each person and to recognize his love within each individual. This book is written in a poetry format as a piece of children’s literature. She wants to share her belief that the Spirit is everywhere in everyone. We are challenged to see only love.
About the Author
Marian S. Taylor, EdD, is a retired university professor. Her career began at the elementary level, where she taught first grade and served as a reading specialist. She was director of the university laboratory school and chairperson of a university department. She taught undergraduate and graduate classes while at the university and spent many years directing the graduate program for the development of reading specialists.
Marian has been very involved with her family and with church activities. She is the mother of three grown children and is very proud of her grandchildren.