My plans for "Thanksgiving" had loomed large before me this fall. Appointments with Specialists with the accompanying tests and procedures did little to alleviate the weakness that had become all too familiar. How could I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, and more importantly, how could I celebrate the gift of being thankful when I felt … Continue reading Simple Gratitude
Last week my husband and I took a short drive to our favorite spot on the lake to test out my new wheelchair on the short paved path there. Tears came as he pushed me past the late-season wildflowers. I've not been able to get outside on that path all summer, and it felt so … Continue reading Is Your Song Waning?
My heart beat fast and my mind was whirling with thoughts not stilled. Could it be true that there was a Doctor who had actually acknowledged me? Had I heard correctly when he affirmed what I had researched and struggled to know about these diseases? The night grew later and later as I … Continue reading Heartbeats
Hello, My Friend, I am so thankful that you asked how I was doing the other day. You see, on many days it’s hard for me to get out, and I really do appreciate your concern. Sometimes when people look at me, it’s hard to tell that anything difficult is going on because much of … Continue reading A Letter to my Friends
Compass Plant (silphium laciniatum) So what do you do when your prayers are not answered in the way you hoped for? What happens when the healing doesn't come? When the bills continue to pile up? Or when the heartbreak feels like it will never end? I have been walking this path of … Continue reading I Hear the Prairies Calling