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Finding my Heart song 💕

Historically, March 5th has been an exiting day for me (I know this because I journal, and maybe I was reminded of a memory or two from Facebook, ha).

Exactly 7 years ago today, I began my career as an educator in Reading, PA. It was quite an exciting first day that turned into four amazing years of growth. My students, who are now adults (ahh!) taught me a ton about life, and challenged me to be the best I could be for them. The special education team I worked with there had a heart of gold, and to this day I call us the dream team, the A team.

Five years ago, I decided to pursue my Masters in Education, and began my Wednesday night classes. Wow, was that an experience!

And last year on this day, I started my blog, and Faith Above my Ability came to life. ✨Happy one year anniversary!✨

Why am I writing all this? I’m writing this because my heart is full, my soul is happy, and I’m doing what I’m passionate about. After years of on and off struggling with my physical disability, I found my purpose through these experiences (and more). I found my heart song.

It is my dearest hope that you can find true happiness, and hear your heart song, keep going!



*This post was inspired by the poem, Heartsong, by Mattie JT Stepanek and is featured below.*


I have a song, deep in my heart, and only I can hear it.

If I close my eyes and sit very still it is so easy to listen to my song

When my eyes are open and I am so busy and moving and busy, if I take time and listen very hard, I can still hear my heart song.

It makes me feel happy. Happier than ever. Happier than everywhere, and everything and everyone in the world

Happy like thinking about going to Heaven when I die.

My heart song goes like this-

I love you! I love you!

How happy can you be!

How happy can you make this whole world be!

And sometimes it’s other tunes and words, too. But it always sings the same special song.

But do you know what?

All people have a special song inside their heart! Everyone in the whole world has a special heart song. If you believe in magical, musical hearts. And if you believe you can be happy than you, too, will hear your song.

-Mattie, 1999

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