Taking my life back….


Above is the link to my story about my brain injury that I was asked to submit after attending the Brain Injury Alliance conference this year.

Go ahead, click the link and have a read!  It is at the bottom of the page.

This is a part of my life that really made a huge impact on me but one that I tried very hard to avoid and ignore.  I think that I must have done a pretty good job hiding it because now that it has resurfaced in my life, I think it is hard for people to believe it.  It happened so long ago that bringing it up now just seems like I’m trying to get attention or something.  That’s not my purpose at all!

I have realized that I was so determined to jump back into my life like nothing ever happened that I didn’t allow my self to grieve what I had lost.  I was 15 years old.  I didn’t want to be different (even though having a shaved head and a huge horseshoe shaped scar for everyone to see certainly set me apart) and I guess I didn’t even realize that I had something to grieve at the time.  BUT I DID!

Now that I am older…..I am realizing that I need to talk about it, process it and share it in hopes that some healing can happen for me and maybe others too!

After you read it, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!  It is fairly condensed since we had a word limit but SO much more happened during that time.  I have great stories, I met wonderful people and I learned just how determined I can be!!!

OK wait a minute…..that’s right!  I CAN be determined!  I have sort of forgotten that lately.  I’m going to start working on that!  I have always been told that God must not have been done with me yet to get me through that sort of trauma.  That has always given me some hope that my life was worth something more, even if I didn’t understand it.  It also gives a whole new meaning to “strong, independent woman” (if you read my last post you will get it)!  Good news for my family!!

At the end of the day, Life is good, God is great and I’m thankful to be right here, right now, living it!!

Thanks for visiting and Don’t forget….

Be the drop that creates the ripple!!



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