|My condition was discovered when I learned to
walk as an infant. After setting my hips, I spent a year in body casts which were changed
every 4-6 weeks, followed with braces and crutches. At three years of age, I had a dream
where I experienced total darkness. In the center, I saw something very small that appeared
to be getting closer. As it approached, I recognized Jesus in his red robe with his arms
outstretched. He stopped and simply said, "Linda, you can walk". I laughed histerically in
my sleep. My parents awoke and wanted to know why I was laughing. Being strong Christians,
they shared we are hoping I will be able to walk one day, but it was too soon and to go back
to sleep. I did and Jesus came to me in the same way in the same night. I laughed again.
My parents awoke me with tears in their eyes. I told them Jesus told me again I could walk.
They consoled me and encouraged me to go back to sleep. Jesus came to me a third time in
the same night in the same way. My Father had taught me how tell to time, so I said to
Jesus, "If you say I can walk, then I will do so at a certain time the next morning". I
quietly went sound to sleep, not sharing the third dream with my parents.|