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Veronica A Shoffstall

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    My daughter’s friend gave me a drawing of an angel holding a handful of spoons. It’s  just beautiful! I was so touched and it’s sitting right beside my bed where I can see it all the time.  I feel so blessed that she said I was her muse and got her drawing again. How I didn’t break into tears is beyond me.  Thank you A!  You are an amazing sweet soul!

    I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the first thing he did was say you have an appointment with Dr B on June 26th of THIS YEAR!  I have been trying to get into this specialist for almost two years now and wasn’t taking patients but three doctors as a collective have got me in.  It’s NEXT WEEK!  Yes, I am excited.

    I’m also being referred back to my Rheumatologist before I get put on the Plaquenil.  There is a shortage of it and it’s increased in price by 400 percent due to the shortages.  I have a slew of blood work to get done tomorrow.  I wanted to go today but I just couldn’t drag myself there without a tea.  I don’t like fasting blood tests but at least where I go she’s great with not bruising my already bruised body.  I have a free drink on my Starbucks so looks like I get a Latte tomorrow.

    I also saw my fill in the chiropractor.  I’m probably going to make the switch over to his clinic completely because mine is getting into just neurological work with concussions. When I saw the occupational therapist and kinesiologist this past week it’s been discovered that I may have something going on from the whiplash and concussions I’ve had over the years. So my awesome chiropractor has been working for the past few years to be certified for what may be wrong with me balance, nausea, walking into things etc.  The fee is $500 and my insurance only will cover $100 of it but I think I need to spend the money to see if this is something that can be fixed.  I’m going with HOPE!

     

     

    Is this painting done in mixed media just not absolutely beautiful?  It’s on its way to me.  I love the colours and just the vibrancy of it.  I appreciate art.  I can’t draw or paint but I create with my words.  Words have always been my therapy even when I didn’t share them with the world.   When I was in high school and writing poetry I came across a poem in the newspaper.  I think it was in an Ann Landers advice column.  It was called, “After A While”  Author Unknown.  It wasn’t until I was older with the kidlets new to the computer and came across the poem.  I had saved that interchange with the amazing woman who touched my soul and to this day Veronica A. Shoffstall thank you because of this poem I get myself flowers every chance I get.  At the time, I knew the poem as Comes the Dawn.  I’ve shared it at the bottom for you to read, love and enjoy.

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    After A While
    ©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

    After a while you learn
    the subtle difference between
    holding a hand and chaining a soul
    and you learn
    that love doesn’t mean leaning
    and company doesn’t always mean security.
    And you begin to learn
    that kisses aren’t contracts
    and presents aren’t promises
    and you begin to accept your defeats
    with your head up and your eyes ahead
    with the grace of woman,
    not the grief of a child
    and you learn
    to build all your roads on today
    because tomorrow’s ground is
    too uncertain for plans
    and futures have a way of falling down
    in mid-flight.
    After a while you learn
    that even sunshine burns
    if you get too much
    so you plant your own garden
    and decorate your own soul
    instead of waiting for someone
    to bring you flowers.
    And you learn that you really can endure
    you really are strong
    you really do have worth
    and you learn
    and you learn
    with every goodbye, you learn…

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