Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 17th is brought to you by John Holton! Click here to find his last post and say hi while you’re there! John’s word for our prompt today is “Inch” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!
Inch by inch we moved forward, attached by ropes around our waists. The ice was so cold we could feel it chilling our bones.
We inched on carefully watching for any cracks that might appear in the ice. The man at the front of the line signaled for us to stop and listen.
We all did, we heard the ice groaning and over that the tired howling of exhaustion. We all knew what to do. We spread out, those at the front laid down and continued to inch ahead. We further back held on tight to the ropes securing the men at the front.
We held those ropes tight we could not give an inch or they might slip and drown.
The howling was getting quieter now but we could not give up or relax our efforts. This was a valued member of our team they had saved many of us before.
The cry went up “Got her” slowly inch by inch we hauled her out. She was passed down the line across the frozen lake to the shore. As soon as she reached the bank she was wrapped up warmly in a moon blanket. And rushed off for medical treatment.
Later we visited her, luckily the Vet said she would be fine but the fabulous dog part of our team had been within an inch of losing her life! Even so she was soon back working with us again.
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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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22 thoughts on “# JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th”
Thank you Sis 💜 happy Thursday 💜
Phew. Doggie saved!
And well worth the effort too 💜💜
Nice story and I had no idea that she was a dog till the end. I actually tried to help someone who fell through the ice once and the ice under me broke up and I fell into the frozen water. Sadly there were no warm blankets for me.
Oh! My goodness that must of been an horrendous experience. I hope the person you were helping survived too? You are very brave.💜💜
He was crying in the frozen water and everyone else stayed clear of him for fear that they might fall in also, but I could not stand listening to his screams any longer. The water was not that deep as he was standing on the bottom of the pound and his head and shoulders were both above the ice. I realized that he was stuck because he was panicking and I felt that he should be able to get out if only he were able to calm down. When I fell through the ice I jumped right out and he was still stuck there, but now I was cold and I told him that he was on his own. The worst part was that my friend would not let me in his car, because he felt I might ruin it and I had to walk about three miles back to my house with my clothes stiff as a board.
Omg that was a nightmare, shame on your friend! I bet you got told off when you got home! …did the guy in the ice survive?
My friend was always a bully and being an only child and a diabetic he always got his way. He was 6 months older than I was, so he had a car when I didn’t. The other guy did survive and he was a crybaby.
Well I sure you have become the better person ,well done you. I am glad the other guy survived, crybaby or not .💜
That’s amazing!! yay for doggie being rescued!!
Yes indeed a doggy heroine 💜💜
Excellent thrilling story! I held to evry word, hoping for safety!💗
Thank you. Jordy I hope you enjoyed it 💜💜💜
💗i did a great deal!
Thank you 💜💙
Thank you 💜💙
So glad doggy survived! 🤗💕
Yes so am I 💜💜