Date: November2016

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

Trying not to lose my shit

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Trying not to lose my shit

I posted this picture the other day, and it generated a bit of discussion. When I sent it to my parents my Mom said “I need some explanation, it looks like you are standing with a walker!” My response was “that is because I AM standing with a walker!” I was tongue in cheek when […]

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Two hands

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Two hands

I drove Ella and her friends to swimming tonight. While enroute Rich Terfry was telling his audience about the most relaxing songs according to an organization that actually tested songs for these qualities. He then decided to play one (Coldplay) and Ella asked me (from the back seat) to turn it up. My response to […]

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Lower expectations

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Lower expectations

Years ago my friend Krista and I would run together when our girls were at dance. While we ran we would do what all young moms would do with their girlfriends – talk about our husbands (and our kids too sometimes). A common theme Krista and I had was that our husbands would not always […]

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Happy Anniversary to me

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Happy Anniversary to me

This was to be posted on October 22nd. Somehow I missed finishing it. 365 days ago I came home for good. At my last appointment with my psychologist I told her that I was close to the anniversary of my release date and she said it sounded like I had been in prison. Which I […]

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Coming down from the sugar high…

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Coming down from the sugar high…

Most kids do this, right? Sort and organize. How nice of them to place it next to the broom and dust pan – making my job so much easier to just sweep it all out the door… This is my current view. I am once again sitting where I normally end up most evenings – […]

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