Amazing Things People Should Know About Tabitha: (Written by Aunt Janie) ****She is a loving, responsible young lady who gives of herself every chance she gets. She works and volunteers at her church teaching the children at Sunday School, teaching her own AWANA's class, working in the nursery, and anywhere else they need her. ****Tabi has a 15 year old brother named Zachary and an almost 11 year old sister named Cassidy she also lives with her cousin Benjamin who is 4 years old and is special needs and has helped care for him since he was 5 months old. (Cassidy will turn 11 on Dec. 7th and she's already stated that she knows she may be spending it at the hospital with Tabitha.) They both love her very much and have been helping Tabitha's mom pray and support her. ****Since she was a young girl she has wanted to go to Africa and work as a missionary in an orphanage. She recently expressed interest in traveling to Honduras to work in an orphanage. ****She graduated from her home school curriculum early and plans to go to college to study some sort of helping profession that might allow her in other countries to help with missions. ****Tabi loves her puppy Chloe who is nearby waiting to see her "mommy"!****She is an invaluable help with her siblings and cousins. ****She loves anything from the Renaissance period, especially dragons and swords. She dreams of attending a Renaissance Festival in full costume including a hooded cape and authentic dress. She has been looking for the perfect dress & cape for a while now to go with the sword she already owns! ***** Tabitha loves music and was planning to go to to Toby Mac concert Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) but her mom told her no because she was still running a fever. Her iPod is waiting for her as soon as she's ready to listen to music again. *****More Amazing Things added by Samantha Moon via Guestbook on Dec 4, 2012 @12:51 PMBabe!!! :) you're gorgeous. You're strong. You're loving. You're silly. You're adorable. You're helpful. You're curtious. You're amazing. You're a wonderful friend. You're a wonderful sister. You're a wonderful daughter. You're loved. You're adored. You're missed. You're needed. You're a sister to me, Angel, Katie, and Thomas. You're Zach and Cassidy's sister. You're wanted back here ASAP. No excuses. Fight it hard, beat that infection in the booty and tell it no more!!!! You will win. You're a winner. And winners win.:)*****Tabitha is an amazing cake decorator. She started making special cakes for her family and friends when she was 10 years old. She has no formalized training, but has learned through practice over the years. I will post some pictures of her awesome cakes in the photo section when I get them from Donna. ***
An update written by Tabitha
1 hour agoI forgot to post Tabitha's update on this page sorry for the delay guys and thanks for praying!
Update written by Tabitha Schulke
Hey everybody! I know I don't usually write my updates because I like to have my mom do that, but today I felt compelled to do so. So far my life has been going pretty good(promise of prosthesis, no hospital stays, no E.R. trips, and my health hasn't been to bad). But as you know it doesn't stay that way for long(at least in my case). So I'm taking the joy and the promises for however long God wants. My life has basically been a roller coaster ever since I first went into the ambulance that Thanksgiving week. Thankfully I don't really remember much, just stuff my family tells me,(my mom,aunt,brother,sister and my cousins as we all live together as a family) and the scars to prove it. But most of you already know what happened since that fateful night. I'd like to talk about who I was before, and who I am now.
Let's start with my past. There was a Godly side of me that a lot of people saw but there was also was a side of me that was a self-adsorbed teen who only cared what the world thought of me ( I know it sounds crazy, but that's who I was) and didn't really care about what God thought about me. My identity to me, came from what clothes I wore, what peoples approval of me was( or dis-approval), and what I could do to gain that approval. I know it all sounds crazy as I was the daughter of an amazing Sunday school teacher, an Awana leader, and very involved in my Church. But most of what I did wasn't always what people saw. I was fighting who I was in the world and who I was to God. I don't think people always saw who I was and the worldliness took over most of who I was. I don't think I knew the real me. But after a couple of years, I wasn't happy with myself. Actually, I basically didn't like myself and who I had become. I slowly realized who I was and began to stop. Then God decided that He was going to take it a step further(a HUGE step further).
It all begin a week before I got sick. I started having these really weird dreams. The same dream for a week straight. I thought I was going crazy. I told my family about the dreams, and they thought it was probably because of the movies I was watching(I was really into the Alien and AVP movies at the time) so I figured that was it. Little did I know, God was speaking to me and preparing me for what was about to happen.(I know it sounds crazy, but believe me that I'm telling the truth)In my dreams, God kept telling me I had to give something up(little did I know it was my legs) and that I was chosen, along with my whole family (my mom,aunt,brother,sister and my cousins as we all live together as a family)for something great. I didn't know at the time what it meant. All I knew was that my family was with me, I was chosen, and I had to give something up. God was preparing me for the loss of my legs, and of who I was previously, all for His purpose. I never thought that God could use me like He has, that He could heal who I used to be, and make me very glad that He did. He's used me for His purpose, getting His word out through the media(since when did the media care so much about faith?) and is still using me today to bring hope to others and show them what faith is like. Even though I lost my legs, I gained what it truly means to be a Christian. And I couldn't be happier with the new me He has created. He took something broken and lost, and made something beautiful. And I couldn't be happier!(even if it did cost me my legs!)
Thanks to everyone for all the prayers and support for me and my family( my mom,aunt,brother,sister and my cousins as we all live together as a family)they truly help!
Tabitha Kaye Schulke
My mom will be posting other updates also soon.
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