Swimming After A Spinal Cord Injury

Swimming After A Spinal Cord Injury

How many of you still go swimming? I remember my first time in the pool after my accident. It was a liberating yet terrifying experience. Floating free in the water without a wheelchair under me. Look at me I am standing! Logic tells you that you won’t drown in a pool with a life jacket holding you up. Fear of drowning because you know you can’t move your legs tells you something else. I now have a love/hate relationship with our pool. Read more

Dealing with Changes

Dealing With Changes

Dealing with a major life change is a hard thing for anyone to get through despite support. My family has been wonderful in supporting my husband as we walk into new ground. My children feel safe and secure even though they worry about daddy. Read more

My Summer Vacation Plans

My Summer Vacation Plans

I have been dealing with a lot of pain recently and have decided to focus on the positive if I can for only a few minutes and talk about my summer vacation plans. I have plans to make a lot of new memories. They may not be remembered by me, but they will live on in my children, my wife, and my family. Read more

This Pain

This Pain

What is pain? Pain is knowing that you will never be worth fighting for in life. Pain is knowing that your life is a lie. Pain is reading how much your dad loves you and having him tell you to go find your new daddy. Pain is seeing your mother cry because your dad has snapped and punched her. Pain is when there is nothing else left to feel because even your anger has been beaten down. I am in pain. Read more

What I Want People to Remember

What I Want People to Remember

Hi everyone it’s Isabella! Lately I have been so completely wrapped up in my own pain and hurt that I have forgotten that my dad is in pain too. I can’t pretend to understand what he is going through and he can’t pretend to understand how he is hurting us. I don’t want to forget the good things about life and let it hold me down so I am going to write some good memories of my dad to share, but also to remind myself. No matter how rough life gets I’m going to shove it right back. Read more

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

As with all of life’s great trials and tribulations this too shall pass. That is what I keep telling myself and my family, because what other option is there? Are we going to give up? That is not how our family works in times of crisis. Read more

I Ruined My Own Life

I Ruined My Own Life

It’s extremely easy to sabotage our own lives because we do not believe that we deserve happiness. We may not even be aware that we are doing this to our lives. That is why taking the time to think about if we are truly happy is so important. If we are not happy we need to identify the problem areas and actively work on fixing them instead of ignoring them and wishing them away. Read more

I Have Seen Too Much

I Have Seen Too Much

Hi everyone it’s Isabella! Today I want to talk about really sucky things happening in life and sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. I try really hard to be a positive person like my mother, but right now the one thing that I am positive of is that my life sucks. My mom says be real. Guess I am going to be real about it then. Read more

A Family Not Divided

A Family Not Divided

What defines a family? Biology? A piece of paper? Perhaps it is an unbreakable bond we call love. No matter what we shall be faced with we will do it together as a family. It’s how we have handled everything else and this situation will be no different. I have no plan and I have no more tears to cry for things which I can not change. I have God and my family, therefore I have all I need in this life to get by with His grace. Read more

This Change

This Change

I have been through many dramatic changes in the last decade of my life both extremely happy and heartbreaking. I made it through each one, but I’ll be honest and say I have no idea what I am supposed to do with this news that I have dementia. Read more