Monthly Archives: February 2014

Magic Show

I am now going for physical therapy at Shepherd Spinal Center. It is a world renowned hospital for spinal cord injuries and Multiple Sclerosis. It all started with the Shepherd’s son, James. After graduating college in 1973, James went to … Continue reading

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Rear View Mirror

My feet are hurting most of the time again. It’s just like it was four years ago. They ache and burn, are hot to the touch and shoes feel like a vice. When this happened before, all I could wear … Continue reading

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A Story My Dad Told

So my dad tells this story of a guy that is shipwrecked and washes up on an island. There is a castaway thats’ been there for twenty five years. The newly shipwrecked guy looks around and notices three houses. He … Continue reading

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Fear

Did you know that the phrase ” do not fear” is in the Bible 220 times? I didn’t and when I read that I was shocked. Fear has moved into my life like a five legged cat. It’s stealthy, fast … Continue reading

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The Cost of Hope

I got a letter in the mail today from a church I actually respect. The letter asked the question, what does hope cost? We all hope for lots of different things. Money, health, a good day. I had no idea … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Mom

No one remembers being born. No one remembers the womb and all the love that they swam in. It’s almost Mothers Day. A day set aside to celebrate the woman that bore us, birthed us, raised us. I am lucky … Continue reading

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Hands

I met a new hand therapists. She gasps when she sees my hands. She took pictures of me holding a pen and pinching one of the instruments. When she snapped the pictures and the click of the camera sounded; I … Continue reading

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Game On

When you are in a wheelchair and are always the passenger in a car, you notice all of the healthy people walking, running and riding bikes. You see every dog on a leash and every baby in a carriage and … Continue reading

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Holy Cow and Hallelujah!

When you hear the words “you are better” it’s stranger than you’d think. It takes seconds for the sound to translate into joy. Those seconds take longer than you’d think. Then the questions come tumbling out like children at the … Continue reading

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7 7 7

We land in Chicago with 9 1/2” of snow on the ground. It’s 1:00 am and Wallace is here to pick us up. We are the third flight to land all day because of the snow storm. We are lucky … Continue reading

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