Waiting for Walks

Waiting for WalksA Perfect Day in the City!Tapestry chair, Window open,Soft rain,Cardinals calling.Hurting body, With heating pad comfort,And tea,Waiting for relief.Breathing in,Breathing out,Books to read,Naps to take.Emotions run,From green grass glorious,To rainy day sadness,Wanting to hurry them all away.I send my love,We ate outside!! First time after snow!!To all those who are healing,From pain of body, mind, or Spirit.On Day … Continue reading Waiting for Walks

Volunteering and Learning

Dear Readers,Lexi Reed Holtum, Executive Director of SRHNThe first year after retiring from teaching, I worked as a substitute for a year. But my hearing was getting so bad, I had to stop that.The next year I quit drinking and got my first cochlear implant. I went into a deep depression because of the deafness, and coping with everything was very … Continue reading Volunteering and Learning

What Do You Tell Yourself?

Dear Readers,My second implant is bringing me more joy than I expected, because I can hear so much more! It has opened up my world! I am so grateful for this! The isolation of not hearing what people are saying is brutal, because when you can't hear, you can't respond. Being able to hear words and to communicate is a gift for me. I … Continue reading What Do You Tell Yourself?