Since April 1, 2014, my life has changed drastically in so many ways! There have been so many “firsts”, and some have made me more independent than I have ever been in my life. Some included feelings of being lost, angry, and lonely. Some have included feelings of joy, wonder, and the satisfaction of learning how to succeed on my own. At times, I have felt as though I couldn’t make it through another day; but more often, I have looked forward to each day with a childlike view of “what can I do new today?”
I have done some really dumb things in my pursuit of life. Today was one of “those days!” Monday is my laundry day, and I stripped my bed and washed and dried my linens. In my hurry to remake the bed, I was not paying close attention to what I was doing. When I finished, I was dusting and putting things back in their place and couldn’t find the remote to my television. After looking everywhere, even under the bed, I discovered the remote was in the very center of my king size bed. There is nothing I dislike more than making up a king size bed, I decided to try to get the remote without taking the linens off and remaking the bed. After several unsuccessful attempts at reaching with my arms(which were definitely not long enough) I started looking for something to help me. I discovered Clyde’s walking cane, and with about three attempts I had that sneaky little control back in my hands.
I told this to relate the fact that even though I am making it on my own, every now and then something happens to let me know that my precious husband is still involved in my life in so many awesome ways. He prepared me to be creative and gave me skills that I am still learning that I have!