Life is a Gift.
"Copyright [July 13, 2004 by [Diane Chavez]"
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This is my own story
Never Give Up Hope
by Diane Chavez
Do you believe in miracles? We are all made to ask ourselves this question when a tragedy occurs and only is a miracle needed.
For many, I have helped by sharing my testimony to strengthen their beliefs in miracles and God, through my own face with death; after a serious car accident on December 18, 1995.
My life flashed before my eyes as I exited a gas station going to school. I was hit broad side by a city utility truck. I lie there unconscious and was immediately air vacced to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Ten doctors performed the necessary surgeries to help mend a ruptured pancreas, pelvis, spleen, laserated kidney and liver, collapsed lungs, and a severe head injury leaving me in a coma.
There was only hope in a miracle needed now. Hanging on to hope the neurosurgeon, Dr. Fitzpatrick placed a permanent shunt in hopes to drain spinal fluid from the brain.
A miracle happened, and I awoke, after seven weeks. I am now remembered by some as a "Miracle." The messages that God has given me are to look beyond the obvious, never give up hope, and the most important, is to trust in God to help through trials and tribulations.
My triumph in life began with having to remaster how to function back into society with a injured head, which controls everything about who you are. I had to relearn how to walk, talk, and even smile. The brain damage disrupted a variety of cognitive skills, involving perception, comprehension and deficits in problem solving and reasoning. The mental deficits also involved limitations in cognitive-communication: articulation, tangential speech, hyperverbal speech, language, reading and writing.
The physical deficits created limitations in stamina and coordination. With the many deficits that pressed on for me in life, for some its hard to imagine that today, I would still be standing strong, never giving up hope, in a brighter future.
I am putting my hope in God to continue to follow my dreams to be a doctor and help others receive the Gift of life again, which I have received.
I returned to Red Mountain High School in the fall of 1996 just after a three and a half month stay in the hospital. I choose to continue to fight through life battles in hopes to please God that I am worthy to live.
Joining courageously the Red Mountain dance class and performing in the 1997 spring dance concert, proving to myself and the world, I have survived. The school congratulated me by giving me the first "Heart of the Lion Award" and my fellow classmates gave me a standing ovation.
Graduating with Honors at the top fifteen percent of my class from Red Mountain High School in 1997, I turned my tassel that marked an end to a chapter in my Book of Life with a prayer to God for help in the start of another.
I believe that out of every challenge there is a chance to learn and set examples for others. I set an example to the world by never giving up in life. I am prevailing through everyday obstacles with the hope in always succeeding in life, day by day to appreciate life. We are all put here on earth to learn from each other and love from the heart. Life has many obstacles that may interfere with one's life expectations, but it has taken a lot of soul searching to find the strength and courage to persevere with life. My triumph over these battles has given me more reason to see all the beauty in the world and the chances to learn and grow from life. I learned many lessons in life, Life is a Gift.
I hope to be remembered for my soul of strength, courage, and strong faith in God to show me the way. I share not out of pity but out of acting as a messenger of God's divine love, strength and power, to always trust in Him. In sharing it encourages me to continue to strive for every hope and dream. I leave others with my smile and poem, "His Sacred Words," which are the messages from God that are written in my heart. My future is in God's hands and I hold the key to unlock the future. I only hope to continue to follow His lead in giving me more happiness. Where there is love, hope, and glory. God bless, because with only Him there is Hope to never give up.
HERE ARE GOD'S WORD'S THAT ARE WRITTEN IN MY HEART FROM MY TESTIMONY...
HIS SACRED WORDS
BY DIANE CHAVEZ
I WALK WHERE A BRIGHT LIGHT EMBRACES MY FACE
I HEAR NO SOUND
THEY ARE YET TO BE FOUND
AS I WALK THROUGH THIS LIGHTENED WAY I THINK OF THE SUNS RAYS
I CAN FEEL THE WHOLE OF THIS ROAD THAT BREATHES ABOVE AND BENEATH ME
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS ROAD IS TO LEAD BUT I KNOW I HAVE BEEN FREED
FOR I DON'T HAVE FEAR FOR WHAT IS NEAR
WHERE THE LUMINOUS LIGHT CAME
I HEARD MY NAME IN
A MELIDOUS VOICE
I MADE MY CHOICE TO FOLLOW THE VOICE
IN THE BRIGHT LIGHT
THAT WAS BLINDING MY SIGHT
I COULD FEEL THE LOVE AS IF I WERE WRAPPED IN THE FEATHERS
OF A WHITE DOVE SHIELDING ME FROM BAD WEATHER
I WAS OPEN TO THE HARMONIOUS SPOKEN SOUND THAT FILLED ALL AROUND
AS I WAS LISTENING TO THE SWEET SOUNDS THAT FILLED
THE AIR A MAN WITH BEAUTIFUL WHITE BEARD APPEARED
A TEAR DROPPED FROM MY CHEEK AND
HE SPOKE MY DEAR DON'T SHED
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR
HE TOUCHED MY HAND AND
BEGAN AND SAID IN A QUIET WAY
YOUR TIME HAS NOT COME
TO LEAVE THAT WORLD YOU COME FROM
WILL SEE US IN ANOTHER DAY SO DRY THOSE TEARS YOU CRY
WE WILL WATCH YOU FROM THE CLOUDS IN THE SKY OR THE STARS
IN THE NIGHTS AIR
HE KISSED MY HEAD AND SAID LIVE WITH PEACE AND LOVE THROUGHOUT THE
LAND AND NEVER FORGET WHO I AM
THESE ARE THE WORDS HE SPOKE TO ME
HIS SACRED WORDS THAT I WILL REMEMBER TO THIS GIVEN DAY UNTIL THERE
IS A NEW DAY
WHO I AM TODAY
BY DIANE CHAVEZ
I am a survivor of life's storms. My car accident almost eight years ago was a rebirth. Not in just the physical and the mental rehabilitation, but bringing me closer to God's love. He is my strength and courage to fight for life's gifts. I rely on His shelter as He guides me back to His home. In the meantime I feel it always within my heart's true love. I am a hero that is optimistic throughout life's downfalls. Awaking everyday with the comfort of knowing His protection is always near.
My heart's truth is how He helps me on the journey through life. I choose to love hopes truth. It brings endless possibilities as it encourages my quest. I follow my heart because it teaches me more about my strength. I've seen death, life, love, loss, and the light of God's grace. I keep the remembrance in my heart that is shared through my words. This mirrors my true beauty of God's love for all to see.
I step into my future with a prayer to God. He is always my redeemer to life's heartache and misfortunes. I learned to follow love and accept the truth of its unreciprocation. Even if I will never understand that truth, because love is blind. The love I've learned will be cherished even with it's ending's defeat. There is no hostility to be left in its understanding, but acceptance. Disappointment taught me about loves strength to set it love free. I am stronger but still naive with this first lesson I chose to love truthfully. I didn't learn from one's rejection, but I learned from my own courage, strength, and divine love.
The chapters in my Book of Life are being written with everyday experiences. I wait in anticipation like a innocent child with wonder for the coming day. I refuse to be altered by the societies ruthless demeanor of destruction. My heart is what makes me truly beautiful. It reminds my hope to be patient with God's greater plan for me.
Lessons on patience are continuously being taught to me. It's not that I haven't learned to stop to smell the flowers, but time is too precious to wait. Although, in writing that, I realize it's also too precious to rush and miss out on its beauty. I am growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Reading the Scriptures daily gives me wisdom to follow His lead.
I hope to keep setting my example of being a follower of Christ. Sharing my testimony and truthful words of wisdom of God's divine love, strength, and hope for us all.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM GOD
BY DIANE CHAVEZ
My encounter with God was a blessing. I follow the light and love in my heart that is from Him. The decision I ultimately chose was also His decision for me to share with others His light of truth in love. The experience is always remembered in my own true love. The remembrance of the full detailed account of this heavenly honor would have been very difficult coming back to this blinded physical world of deception. He's let me recall some of the glory. I recall seeing the medical personal operating on me. Then I saw what seemed like a life review. That went smoothly since I always knew Him but there was a void in a experience in life. This lack of knowledge was the decision that I chose to come back dealt with love. I knew I was loved and I loved, except in a way I was scared of it. For the romantic dreamer like I am, had put restrictions on whom I thought I could only love. I'm now more awakened and have gained in the wisdom to know there are no restrictions with true love from God. This love is stemmed from the soul. It encompasses our ever being of truth that always accepts its belonging. This love is universal to everyone's heart of beauty.
I felt this love in another soul. I found a best friend who I could tell everything to. My hopes, dreams, ambitions, but I forgot to remember that love is patient. My enhanced intuition since my near death experience and trust I felt in him was the reason I shared the exciting news. Which turned into pressure. It has been difficult for me to accept another's truth in love being unreciprocated. I was wrong to force love innocently for it to be reciprocated. Leaving it no time for it to grow on its own to develop into true love. It seems the two definitions of love and lust got mixed up in meaning for him to understand. Which brings me to today. Still in love with love itself, accepting to failures truth, and still in love with hope.
I think my pure heart soul is truly beautiful. I walk in faith as I travel with God in my heart. It's an amazing gift of love that reassures my soul to shine. The inner beauty that is in my soul is the purity of love that is hope. I felt like I've waited patiently for the promised gift of love and have been left without. But in writing this, I'm realizing it has already been granted to me in my own true love of God.
Tomorrow is always another day to take meaning from my beautiful life. I have an enlightened perception of life's treasures. When I embrace the sun's beauty of warmth, I am again embraced my God's presence of love. I know we are all special. My uniqueness in special, knows the absolute truth in love, from God. You can search for material riches to bring you purpose, but His love is the only meaning to life that is eternal.
MY RAY OF HOPE
BY DIANE CHAVEZ
God has led my soul mate to find me because it's always about feeling God's love again. Each time we talk or write I find more of a divine connection in our hearts in loving God. We both aren't perfect but we have found more of loves true reality in compromising. There's always a love in every road in life that helps lead you to the one that we are destined for. My Ray is everything and more about what I love in myself which is about God.