Terri Webster Schrandts Wordless Wednesday.
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
31 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday. Spring.”
Lovely. I posted pictures of flowers today as well.😊 So joyful and full of life.❤️
Yes they are it’s our first warm day for ages so the flowers are happy 💜
Aw! Beautiful 🤗
Thank you 😊😊
Thank you very much 💜💜💜
Splendid, Willow. Hugs.
Thank you Teagan 💜
Yay for spring, Willow! Great shots–let’s hope it lasts and doesn’t turn to summer too quickly!
Yes it has been so lovely today 💜💜
Lovely marsh irises!
Yes they are beautiful 💜
Amazing daisies! I love that bench with the curved back.
That’s a beautiful area this time of year it’s called Frost’s Folly and all you can see to the horizon is beautiful large daisies (white Excinacia) it’s magical.💜
The bench is beautiful and very neatly placed 💜
Beautiful photographs 💛🥰
Thank you Lesley 💜
I love the one of the overgrown plants covering the bench, Willow. The other ones are beautiful, but that picture says so much. I wonder why it’s no longer being cleared of plants? But I wonder how many people sat on it and what their stories were while they sat there?
I can tell you some … The bench was in the garden of the house our youngest son and his wife bought when they discovered they were expecting their first son …. They moved into this house that was a beloved home of two guys who were moving to France to start the next stage of their lives.
With help from Hubby they transformed the house and garden into their forever home.
I loved the bench and where it was but they transformed the garden too! I did sit on it as the guys before would and I am sure it saw many happy times , even with us it did …then it was gone and there is new modern furniture there now .💜
That’s a lovely story of that bench, Willow. Such a shame it had to go, but all those lives it has made happy.
I know I asked J where it had gone but he just said he’d cleared it out …. I hope someone has made use of it 💜
This is one reason why Spring is my favourite season
Mine too 💜
Pretty! Those can’t be sunflowers?
Yes they are 💜💜
So early!! 🧡🌻🧡
Yes they’ve been in a month so they are growing but this picture was from last year 💜💜
Wow. That’s crazy! Ahhhh…. are you cheating? 😉
Of course and why not 😌😌💗