“How do you do that?”

This is a question I hear frequently as I have been travelling, speaking, and writing my story.

I was not born without hands and feet. I not only had to learn things for the first time as a child, I faced having to relearn simple and difficult tasks as an adult.

Tasks as simple as feeding myself and brushing my teeth. Or as detailed as changing my baby’s diaper without hands. 

How long are you willing to spend trying to achieve your goals? 

Everything I do requires extensive planning or thinking on my (prosthetic) feet, concentration on every part of my body, and up to 20 times the time and energy consumption of other people. 

It took close to 200 attempts before I was able to successfully remove my son from the five-point harness system in his car seat.

What mountains are you facing in your life?

Are you facing a goal that feels unattainable? 

Are you in a struggling marriage or relationship that requires commitment and perseverance?

I want to share my struggles and successes with you. Together we will explore the moments I attempt a new task or ones that I have done repeatedly. I hope that it inspires you to persevere.

Perhaps this little glimpse into my life will make your mountains appear much smaller and easier to climb.

"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

Cyndi Desjardins Wilkens has overcome many obstacles, including infertility and a quadruple amputation. During her rehabilitation, she worked hard to recapture her relationship with her children and learn to walk, swim, and dance through life again. She has been interviewed by major television personalities recognizing her strength in adversity. As a wife, mom, author, and speaker, Cyndi has a heart for sharing her story with transparency, bringing tears and laughter in the hopes of shining His light for others facing dark times.