i had this post about how i do things, but i don’t really do THINGS often

You will wake up.

You will stare at the wall.

You will wonder how this day could possibly be any different from the day before.

You find your wheelchair.

You get up.

You do your exercises and stretches.

You spend too long doing too little work.

You nap.

You play with your kids.

You laugh at bad jokes.

You read stories and give sloppy kisses good-night.

You write a story.  For the first time. For a different reason.

You head to bed.

You can start to feel a whole new sense of pride.

You’ll face a new day tomorrow.

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17 Responses to i had this post about how i do things, but i don’t really do THINGS often

  1. Jessica May 10, 2010 at 1:06 PM #

    I love this post. You ROCK!

  2. Meagan Francis May 10, 2010 at 8:38 AM #

    You are so inspiring to me and so many others…I have been following you since your stroke, but this is my first time commenting. I’m always struck by how “normal” you seem in your posts but I know they don’t always convey the struggles…thanks for sharing.

  3. Headless Mom May 10, 2010 at 12:50 AM #

    You amaze me, love. Keep on keepin’ on!
    .-= Headless Mom´s last blog ..155 =-.

  4. ladybughugs May 9, 2010 at 10:15 PM #

    You are an inspiration. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you had a wonderfully blessed day with your family.
    .-= ladybughugs´s last blog ..Hiatus =-.

  5. amy May 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM #

    Happy Mothers Day Annisa!

  6. Elizabeth May 9, 2010 at 1:45 PM #

    It has been said a million times before, but I will say it again…..YOU ARE AMAZING AND INSPIRATIONAL AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS! Have a happy mother’s day because you are THAT too……!

  7. For Love or Funny May 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM #

    Hi Anissa,
    This is the first time I’ve commented. I’ve been thinking about you and your family ever since your stroke, and I’m so glad and amazed at your progress! Keeping you in my prayers.
    Warmly, Lynn
    .-= For Love or Funny´s last blog ..The largest hummingbird known to mankind =-.

  8. tricia May 9, 2010 at 8:45 AM #

    Enjoy your Mother’s Day!
    .-= tricia´s last blog ..On Being A Mom =-.

  9. Steph May 9, 2010 at 12:55 AM #

    Oh, you’ve still got it, girl. Love and misses…

    Happy Mother’s Day,

    .-= Steph´s last blog ..Adventures In Babywearing 2.0 =-.

  10. mommabird2345 May 8, 2010 at 7:20 PM #

    You are amazing and strong.

  11. greenlollipops May 8, 2010 at 7:10 PM #

    Anissa…you are simply amazing………I think of you often…even though I only met you once, at the Boston Aiminglo convention, and i won the notebook…you were so full of vim and vigor…and you were super sarcastically funny…… i knew that i was in the presence of a strong woman… I feel fortunate I have met “the Anissa”….
    god bless ya….

  12. Jenn May 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM #

    You are amazing…
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!! =-.

  13. Grumble Girl May 8, 2010 at 2:45 PM #

    I’m so proud of you, lady. I kiss you. xox
    .-= Grumble Girl´s last blog ..My Littlest Little =-.

  14. Kristin May 8, 2010 at 12:41 PM #

    You should feel pride. Those are very important things you are doing.
    .-= Kristin´s last blog ..The Nobel Prize For Awesomeness =-.

  15. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM #

    you should feel pride. you’re amazing.

  16. Mishi May 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM #

    You are a total inspiration!!
    .-= Mishi´s last blog ..Hummus Cures Everything, Especially Roasted Red Pepper Hummus =-.

  17. kyooty May 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM #

    YAY! for sloppy kisses!

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