Monday, July 26, 2010

I must have a lot of Character!

Today I went to my new Spine Physical Therapist. She was very nice and seemed very knowledgeable. She mostly worked and tested my back and tail bone area. That was the first place to start today, when she read all the notes and asked me about my injuries or surgeries...she just shook her head on what all I have been through. Some days it feels like I have been through a lot and other days it doesn't seem that overwhelming. It is tough though, when you see it written down or when I try to explain all the problem areas or scars that she was asking me about. I read this quote and thought that I must have a lot of character, if that it true! :)

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."  ~ Helen Keller

I will survive, so don't worry about me. Of course I would like to look like my daughter ( in this survivor photo ), as I survive, but I don't that that is going to happen! She is home now for 5 months, hope she survives our quite and slow life? It is nothing compared to college life ( like bridge jumping, repelling cliffs and such )...she is already looking for a job! :)

"Oh, I'm a survivor. My whole life has been surviving."    ~ Eddie Bracken

"Crises refine life.
In them you discover what you are."
    ~ Allen K. Chalmers

"Never never never give up."   ~ Winston Churchill


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Alisa Frei said...

This picture of Lauren is simply gorgeous. From the inside out!