March 25 is my younger sister Kathy’s birthday. I scrolled through various personal gift websites. I love sending her sentimental gifts. I was nine years old the day Mom brought Kathy home. She looked just like my Thumbelina doll, wiggling in my mother’s arms. I loved helping […]
My Blog: A Potpourri of living life, paralyzed and confined to a bed, how I got this way, how I cope, and my perspectives. I am also a CSA, rape, and human trafficking survivor.
Some call me “Wildflower” because … I … survive … the sights that I see when I venture out, the joy of breathing fresh air, of reading and viewing for which I am grateful, yet I prefer my solace – Scorpio hidden in the universe amid twelve grandchildren and the story of humanity, self-deprecating and struggling with self-esteem and what people say; but there are always sea-foam green, teal, lavender, and yellow Brie, dark chocolate, cherries and the Mediterranean: people ask me for my recipes; I travel virtually and survive wildlife and crime to help fellow victims; I am the Witness, I am the Sentinel: welcome to my musings!
I used to be able to dance (my dear cousin Frankie) Up until a few weeks ago, although primarily confined to bed, I was allowed to get up for short periods to wash my hair and shop at Walmart, Publix, or Fresh Market (a real luxury for me). […]
If not for the constant reminder of those days that smacks me in the face as soon as I open my eyes each morning, I may have found the strength to put this all behind me. Molested at the age of twelve, raped at fifteen, and sold to […]
Seems like I’m trapped on a never-ending roller coaster ride; never liked them as a kid; terrified me so much, I always threw-up. Yesterday, I received a devastating email that sent me spiraling into a well of depression. How I’d love to escape – go for a dreamy, […]
Where is that lovely place we go when we dream? I don’t know where it is or what I do, but I can walk, and it’s just lovely. Not one night passes by that I don’t dream or have a recurring nightmare. I walk or dance in each one. Sometimes […]
One of my BBFs took me Sunday out to do anything I wanted to do. We went to a brand new mall near my home. It is so classy! I haven’t been in a mall since the early 90s. I’m not supposed to be out of bed for […]
Me, sis Kathy, a cousin, brothers Bobby and Billy Here is some interesting trivia: There are over 7 billion people on the planet. Of the 10 to 20 million people in the world thought to have HTLV-1, this means between 100,000 and 800,000 people who are affected by […]