Sun, 10 June 2007
Sensei Siebuhr talks about the life of Hisako Nakamura (visit the link to see some of Misako's dolls, dolls she sewed with her mouth), a woman so severely handicapped that she brought Helen Keller to tears. Hisako suffered severe frostbite as a child and had to have all her limbs amputated. In spite of Misako's own severe handicaps she met a couple who she felt had endured an even harder life than her own. These are some of Hisako's reflections: "I have been guided by my handicaps. It is my helpless body that has made what I am now and I feel I am saved or spiritually elevated. God gave me my life - I have lived it through with gratitude!"