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.
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14 thoughts on “Me and my man!”
Great poem and photos Willow. Thank You.
My pleasure Paul I love animals and l hate to think of them left alone!
My heart is going pitter-patter. Poor day-lonesome dog. I feel sorry for pets who are all alone while their owners work or go away. That includes my kitties. 🙂
I feel the same way too Tess and the kitties too, I had a nod to the cats when I put ‘the cat did it’ on the naughty photo! 😦
Oh sure, the cats get all the blame. Sometimes that is a fact. 😀
You bet?! 🙂
Wonderful poem! My heart feels for all the wee pets that must be left alone while their humans are away. Mine included! Peace~Matthew
Thank you Matthew! 🙂
You capture this relationship beautifully, my friend. xxx
Thank you Audrey ❤
Nose prints on the windows, Paint removed by paws. Even Hallmark’s fanciest greeting cards cannot compare.
We have to love them they love us so much!! 🙂
How sweet…. do love my little TJ! Spent most of yesterday working in my recording studio down in the basement – where he is not allowed… When I finally came upstairs I heard him jump out of bed and rush to meet me in the dining room – and then he stood next to a shredded napkin he had left there earlier – just staring at me… Do you think that was a message? They are definitely man’s best friend…. and better than a woman. Not only do women have the power of voice, which they use in such a variety of ways, but when they get mad your car usually gets destroyed. I don’t mind picking up a napkin….
I love dogs and I love cats and I do hate to see them in distress. I do know that pets do not like their owners to be gone for too long! We had a black Labrador who was well beloved, he hated the fact that I was out working four hours a day ( I needed to be home for the boys coming home from school) every afternoon I came home to find the dining room carpet rolled up and shoved in the corner!! Dogs you have to love them!! xxxxx