Thank you so much Barbara at http://idealisticrebel.files.wordpress.com/ I can no longer accept awards but I need to say thank you for this honour. I am supposed to nominate wonderful bloggers so I nominate you all. Anyone who wants to please accept and pass on!
I love you Barbara and I love you all!!
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and hopefully in to light ?? I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well. I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits. View all posts by willowdot21
16 thoughts on “THANK YOU BARBARA”
Congratulations for being nominated but I know what you mean. I can’t accept anymore either. Still, this one looks good on you. 😀
Why thank you mam. I get nagged if I am too long on the computer so every second counts.;) xx
Blogging IS time consuming enough. 😀
I know you’re not accepting awards anymore, but there is no award better suited to you than this one. You use your blog as a light in the world. and many of us notice! Congrats!
Thank you Deborah that is so nice of you to say!!
It’s also true. You are willing to take on the tough topics and make us all think. With that kind of illumination, it is impossible for those of us with a heart to stay in the darkness. Continue to shine on, Willow! 🙂
Thank you Deborah I shall try!! 🙂
Hi Willow, congrats, you deserve it! Love REM!! I decided to accept your award, even though you didn’t name me specifically, because I offer up awards similarly and no one ever takes them, so I figure I have to take them myself when offered this way, at least once in a while. Otherwise I can’t really expect others to pick them up either. Many hugs, Brenda
This is great I am delighted that you have accepted
the award. It does entail a lot of work unless like you and I you leave them open. I have also notice not many bloggers use open awards so I am delighted that you did because you really do deserve it. Xx
LOL I thought I would try to start a trend, thus making it easier for everyone, those who want them can get them, and those who want to give them, can give them easily. 🙂 Cheers, Brenda
That is a brilliant idea Brenda I hope it catches on. When you only have limited time to blog it can be a boon or a curse!! But always I am grateful.xxxx 🙂
Me, too! I wish I had more time. Always. 🙂
so do I 🙂
PS I love REM too 😉