Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Insecure Writers' Support Group and Some Gratitude and I'm Totally Blitzed


Just a touch of Insecurity
Might detract from my Maturity.
Some days my prose soars to the sky.
Then on others it might well die.
If I could only surely say 
That the muse was here to stay,
You would never hear my childish screams,
And I would sleep in bundled dreams.

It has taken me over three months to come back to a center where I feel somewhat stable. My mom's death and my son's accident coming at the same time, threw me off in many ways. First, I didn't have time to think about my mom not being here. I was so steeped in making trips to the hospital to see my son and talking to doctors that I often forgot my mom entirely. Then one evening, when I usually called to check in with her, I picked up the phone to say hi. Only to tell myself I couldn't call her because I'd have to tell her about her grandson, and that would upset her. It a few moments before I knew that wasn't reason I couldn't call her.

  • My gratitude is that my son has improved and that doctors feel he will continue to do so. 
  • My gratitude is that I have a caring supportive family and friends. 
  • My gratitude is that I can appreciate what I have and not dwell on what I do not.

Yesterday we BLITZED Bish Denham and Nicole Olea. Are you next?


  1. Sorry you were hit so hard at once. I can see me picking up the phone to call as well.
    Prayers your son continues to improve.

  2. (((hugs))) Sorry so much happened at once but glad your son is improving!

  3. That is a lot to be thankful for. I'm sending big thoughts for more healing right now!

  4. Finding gratitude in tough times is a challenge. I'm glad your son is improving. I miss calling my mom, too. Thought about her yesterday, as it would've been her 74th birthday.

  5. Life can be cruel. During those times, it's so hard not to ask why. But sometimes in the asking and discovering that's not what really matters is where we find our greatest center. ((hugs))

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  6. That's a lot to happen at once. I glad your son is doing better and I hope he continues to get better and better. Sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers to you and your family. It's helpful to find to good spots.

  7. I'm so glad to read that your son is improving! I hope that will continue and he will beat the odds. So sorry for all you've gone through, Lee. I admire your resilience.

  8. Happy to hear your son is improving. You're a strong woman. Finding gratitude is sometimes difficult, but it does help.

  9. Wow, you have been through some heavy-duty things. I'm glad to hear that your son is doing much better.

  10. Glad to know your son is improving. That's wonderful news. Appreciating what we have and not dwelling on what we don't is huge. Many people seem incapable of doing that.

  11. Hugs. I hope your son continues on the mend. That was some rough blows.

  12. You totally made me tear up. What a beautiful post. So touching. Now I have to go find a kleenex...

  13. Great to hear about your son!
    I loved your poem. And it's wonderful you are able to feel so much gratitude despite everything that's happened recently.

  14. Lee, I'm so glad to hear that your son is on the road to recovery! That is awesome!
    And an attitude of gratitude is the way to go... I always remind myself that there are thousands out there who are less fortunate than I am.
    Writer In Transit

  15. Despite it all, dear lady, your resonance of hope brings forth from your posting.

    May your beloved son continue to get better.

    With respect and goodwill,


  16. Gratitude as an attitude can be a leading factor in healing, healing and more healthy healing.

  17. You have a wonderful attitude. God bless.

  18. So great to hear your son is doing better! Blessings come in leaps and sprinkles, and the expected and unexpected. Hope you continue to get lots of every kind. :)

  19. I'm sorry for what you've been through recently and I'm glad you can find the positive. We have so much to be grateful for, even after harsh circumstances. I'm wishing the best for your son.

  20. Your son has your strength--I've no doubt he'll recover:) Your Mom will always be a part of you, in some ways, she's still here. And you, my dear, are loved by all who meet you, and that is all we ever really need:) xoxo

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