by Amy Shoemaker Hope is a conscious action. To have it, you must move in a direction toward what you want. Each step is significant. January 2019 - Step one, she decided to begin. Step two she found a therapist that related to her chronic glitter.* Step three, she made a connection with others in … Continue reading The Short Story of a Hopeful Girl
by Amy Shoemaker I was hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat. Then shoulder blade, lower back, hip, rounded off with a whack at my calf. In attempt to do me off, the bat hit repeatedly at my right temple. That wasn’t the end. I was shoved into the dryer for … Continue reading Invisible Glitter
by Amy Shoemaker Like an elephant on a trapeze, I take the leap. If I stay on the ledge gripping the bar, where am I? Stuck. No thanks. That's not where I want to be. I’m determined to stick my ‘trunk’ out whether I fall or not. I have a habit of second guessing myself. … Continue reading Leap and Swing
by Amy Shoemaker My head was on the bottom stair. Glaring at the ceiling, I had an odd sensation of never having viewed my home from that particular angle. In fifteen minutes, I needed to retrieve my children from school. Only two blocks away, they were merely around the corner. Yet, I was helpless. I … Continue reading Definitely, Say Yes!
by Amy ShoemakerIf New Year’s Resolutions are your thing, and it works for you, awesome. I normally try it myself every year. I pick something I want to accomplish and try to do it every day. A gratitude journal, bedtime prayer, scrapbook, quit biting my nails, daily Kegel’s, limit Facebook, you name it. January goes … Continue reading Why NOT to do a New Year’s Resolution if you have a chronic illness.