When our accident happened, I was just twenty-one years old with only a few "real" jobs under my belt: I had done plenty of work in my life, but only had three jobs that required me to fill out a tax form. Because of this, I didn't earn enough work credits then to qualify for disability income now.
We're so thankful for Emily's job as a nurse, because God has provided for us through it. But we really don't prefer that she's our only source of income. I want to work. I miss working for us. Emily is remarkable at being a selfless wife and mother in addition to being the breadwinner, she's just great. But that's an awful lot to ask of anybody, especially considering that she also does the majority of my care. For all these reasons, I've been looking (unsuccessfully) for work for the past couple of years.
A physical disability as severe and extensive as mine obviously limits the options for employment; I can't do anything that requires arms, legs or lots of talking. My physical limitations wouldn't be as much of an issue if they were offset by a marketable education. But, though I don't feel insufficiently educated, beyond high school I only have an unaccredited Bible degree to my name.
I'm not posting this to complain, but to present my situation with honesty and humbly ask if you know of any jobs I might be qualified for. I can skillfully write, edit, and proofread; words are my thing, and I know how to handle them well. I have also been learning the basics of website design via WordPress, and am willing and able to do or learn anything else computer-or-word-related, online or offline.
I realize my list of skills isn't very impressive, but if you have or know of any sort of work I could do, would you please contact me? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can send us a message on Facebook.
Love you guys.