Finding Freedom in the Unwritten Words

Finding Freedom in the Unwritten Words

This not writing was not helping. I had to think of a new strategy. And I knew this would work. I pulled out a stack of notebook paper. (Well, I called my mom to my room and asked for a little help with finding and reaching the paper.) With this new and empty space in...
When the Wait is Over

When the Wait is Over

One month in to 2015 and I finally have a few words for you. I can already tell this year will be different than last year. I didn’t start out with unanswered questions, but I did begin the new year with hope. (I will share more details soon.) Last year was long,...
[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

Ninth grade. The whole idea of a new school left me in anticipation of great things to come. I don’t remember being afraid of starting high school. Moving up to a bigger school where I didn’t know many of the students didn’t scare me. It was a new experience. I saw it...
[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part two

This is not a story about a family vacation or about the car ride to get there. No, it’s more about one event that stayed with me weeks later. A small part of the trip led to my second season of being stuck at home. Let me give you the background of the story, the...
[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part one

February 20, 1993             When I woke up, I felt happy. I could go home today! I packed my things so I would be ready. (Well, my Mom and Dad helped me pack my stuff.)             In the afternoon, a nurse helped me into a wheelchair. They pushed me downstairs to...

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