Monday, September 10, 2012


Google gotta love you...but darn it's become a challenge to blog or comment.  Maybe I have it figured out, but maybe not.  I have missed being able to comment on blogs I have read everyday for years.

Trying again as I am sidelined by a double ankle fracture and a huge pink cast.  Surgery aside, it has forced me to slow down, way down, and stirred a great compassion for my smart active mother who never complained about how hard it must have been to live the last two years of her life in a wheel chair, and my vivacious and funny aunt Annie who used crutches from age fourteen on due to a rare crippling disease.

I have been touched by the calls and cards, the folks who show up with food and offers to get me out of the house.  I am stunned and daunted by the challenge presented by my front steps and the sweet curving path to the street.

  Every day I am stonger and every day I realize how blessed I am.  Every day I give thanks that when I fell down the interior stairs in my house, I had my phone with me.  And everyday I am grateful for baby rivers and boyfriend who jumped in the car when they got my call, kept me talking as they drove, and called 911 when they realized I had passed out. I am a very lucky girl with a big fat left foot.


Lynn said...

Who knew? I figured you had taken off to Italy or somewhere exotic. A lovely daughter, cell phones and a pink cast are more than luck. It’s superb!

Helen said...

Yea! You are here, despite the big left foot (cute) ... so glad to see your name this morning! Take care and heal well. Let us hear from you again, please.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I am so sorry. Wish I had known so I could have prayed continually for you. Daily I check in to your site and so disappointed not to see your sharing.
Heal quickly.
So happy, daughter received your call.
One of my fears living solo in the woods and not as strong as in the past is tha I might fall...

Mage said...

It's so great to see you. Glad to know you made it ok, but I have been missing you. Please try to keep us posted.

Now....what's the problem with the notes? Tell all.

Dolores said...

So sorry about the fall and your ankle..... heal quickly and completely.
Cell phone and daughters.... the very best!!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Hope you are healing "fine."