I AM RESOLVED
By~Charlotte Perkins Stetson
To keep my health!
To do my work!
To see to it I grow and gain and give!
Never to Look behind me for an hour!
To wait in weakness, and to walk in Power!
But always fronting onward toward the Light,
Always and always facing toward the right.
Robbed, starved, defeated, fallen, wide astray---
Oh, with what strength I have!
Back to the way!
Some of you know and some of you don't
know, that my husband has been unable to
work and barely live since 2003.
He has had 3 surgeries on his back...
the L 4 and 5 and S1 fusions.
We have have been in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
where a new Dr. saw him.
Dr. Anthony does some invasive procedures
in his pain management clinic across from the
He did a hard wear block on my husband,
If the hard wear block would have worked,
surgery would have been scheduled to remove
the plate and 6 screws. He said the screws are
setting toooooo high and every time he moves, it is
catching on muscle and forming a new bone spur.
Afterwards we surprised his parents and spent the
night with them. We had a beautiful time.
Mother Ragan is 90 years young and Dad Ragan
will be 89.
My sil Nancy and her husband Bob live next
door. Both beautiful people and if not for her,
I would be afraid they might be in a nursing
home and not enjoying their home and would
not be motivated and as happy as they are.
You might say Nancy is their nurse, cook, taxi,
watches TV with them most evenings, and watches
for their safety.
Nancy is very active in the childrens'
Wednesday night program at church.
She has a teaching degree,( her church closed
their school where she was head over the computer
She is a fabulous cook and a big couponer.
I never really payed much attention to couponing,
but I have a whole different attitude now.
She is a good daughter, a wonderful mother,
and devoted wife. I wish we lived closer.
We had not seen them since Amy's funeral.
I have not been any where that far since Amy
died and never over night. I slept 17 hours
straight...from 9:30 pm until 2:30 pm...can you
believe that....this from me, the girl with severe
insomnia...I couldn't believe it. I was so very