So this weekend I have been home and have given much though to taking back my maiden name. Fuller. As opposed to continuing to use Mr. Sasser’s name. My married name. 3 of my 4 girls are adults now so I have given much thought this weekend to going back to my maiden name. I may possibly wait until my youngest daughter who is now 15 and will be sweet sixteen this autumn I may wait until she is an adult and/or married but have given much thought this weekend to taking back my father’s name of Fuller. From being adopted into the Fuller family in the early 1970’s. I have given an awful lot of time devoted this weekend to prayer and quite devotional time with the Lord. As Ken and I were unable to attend church given my auto is down at the moment it was very depressing to have to miss church on Sunday. So Ken and I took a walk into town.
Feeling much better today but I thought last night I would have to call emergency services to assist me with getting Ken home from our walk. I think only the short walk to the Square with his Parkinsons is all he can handle. First Ken loses his truck in our accident at Easter that injured his spine and now my auto’s transmission goes out. It has left us in a serious bind and very scary circumstances with no way for me to get to and from work and no way to get to scheduled doctor visits or to church or anywhere for that matter.
I keep praying as I know many others are praying for us as well that something feasible will turn up and be laid on my doorstep here really soon. A dependable, reliable and affordable auto.
On our walk yesterday we were on Emory Street and I ran into Officer Ms. Baker who was an angel and God send into my life over 10 years ago that I will forever be indebted to and could never repay her for her constant care, concern, consideration and daily encouragement. God put her in my life not by accident but by divine purpose and for his will to be served out. I can never repay Officer Ms. Baker for all the good deeds done in my life and as I hugged her and thanked her once again yesterday it came to thought over just exactly how much I have been able to accomplish and how much success I have truly had over the last 10 plus years given her mentor, guidance and friendship and lifting me up daily with words from the heart and of the Lord. I will forever be grateful for Officer Ms. Baker and truly indebted as she saved me during a time of my mother’s passing suddenly and befriended me in order to help me cope with the tragedy of my mother passing suddenly and me being left all alone with no one and no support whatsoever in my life. She was an excellent mentor with just enough touch of friendship and purposeful meaning to really touch and further my life. She is an amazing woman and wonderful pillar of our community.
I have had much success in the courtroom per my girls along with success at working and the last year with a career as a nursing assistant along with blogging for the last nearly 4 years for The Covington News. When there was a time not only was writing taken from me but so was reading any book whatsoever. I have went on to graduate New Rock Day Program along with The Respect Institute and study and make application for my Certified Peer Specialist Certification with the State while working as a nursing assistant. I have not been without an auto for 10 plus years now and have single handedly taken care of all my needs and put a roof over my head, food on my table, clothing, community involvement and taking care of my son full time. Officer Ms. Baker made this path and road possible for me with her mentor, uplifting and encouragement and physically lifting me up daily to a higher ground one that I could not reach on my own and was very emotionally, mentally and physically ill and suffering.
I have accomplished much and had much success even given I am a carrier of the disease Alpha 1 and with COPD and a mental diagnosis of depression and codependency as the caregiver. I feel that I have came a long way in the last 10 plus years and for Officer Ms. Baker to hug me each and every time we meet and to tell me just how good I look and how proud she is of me really touches my heart.
I feel God put her in my path yesterday while on our walk to remind me of darker and uglier times and a phase in my life and just to simply reflect upon all the success over the last 10 plus years of my life while on my walk back home last night. It did my heart good to see her and spend a little time with her.
I sure do appreciate everyone who has shared in my story and continue to follow me through this hardship. I am attempting to get a car on my own but have been told by several dealerships that I am going to need a substantial down payment which I do not have as I live on disability fully disabled per Judges Order and cannot work at the time due to no transportation of any kind and no one in my life that can even get me to church much less to work and home safely. I thank you for your continued prayer and ask that you be patient with me and please understand that at this point in my life I have really disclosed a lot of my life to the public, my family and friends and am working hard on telling my story and giving my background and history and working towards getting some type of auto to get me from Point A to Point B. My Impala has been really good to me and is now not worth attempting to save. I will gladly keep you all updated daily and thank you for bearing with me through this stage of my life as I pray for God’s purpose and plan to shine down on me and for him to be with me and work with me on my patience level.
Thank you for allowing me to share and prayerfully will have this worked out soon so as that I am not bothering anyone with my problems or my life either for that matter. Thanks again for allowing me to share today.
Waiting to hear back from one dealership now. Or perhaps a prayer that my friend William can get his Ford F 150 running so that I can attempt to manage with it. Your prayer and kindness and understanding is greatly thought of and appreciated.
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April Fuller “Sasser”