Today Dan is hosting at LindaGHill‘s post he introduced himself this way :Welcome to #JusJoJan. My name is Dan and I’ll be yourguest host for a few days. If you’ve been to my place over at No Facilities (http://noFacilities.com), you’re probably looking for the rest of this post. I promised Linda that I’d be good, keep my word-count low and take care of business.
This is the beginning of week two. So, if you’re in for the long haul, congrats! your 25% of the way there. If you’re joining us today, welcome aboard. I’m not writing for JusJoJan, but I’m reading as many as I can. Now for your prompt for today:”
The Just Jot It January 8th prompt, brought to you by Geoff of TanGentle is: “Mongrel.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Geoff’s website and say hello to him!. Here’s the link: https://geofflepard.com/
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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16 thoughts on “Just Jot It January : Day 8 .Mongrel Acrostic”
Such a lovely tribute to Steve xxx
He was a lovely dog !
Awww…. Such a lovely post
Thank you 🙂
Nice tribute. Steve sounds like he was a good friend.
OH! he was the best, he was a real character!! and so patient with me !! 🙂
Lovely, Willow, both the poem and the great photos!
I was pleased to find those old photos of Mum , me and Steve and my eldest boy who is now 43yrs old, do you remember seeing him with me at last years BB. 🙂 The prompt was perfect!!xxxxxx
Yes, I do remember him. 🙂
I love it when the prompts work out like that 🙂
Yes it was a lovely chance to show old Steve off !!
Awwww. A member of the family is never forgotten. ❤ ❤ ❤
No never, he was a star and we all loved Steve!!xxxx
I love that he had a “real” name like Steve instead of a “doggy” name 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
He was a Christmas present so instead of Noel or Chris we decided on Steve for St Steven. 😊😘