Working on this book every morning has me all up in my feelings. It’s hard to start the day dealing with those kind of emotions, but I feel it’s also important for me to do it. So I’m trudging forward, even though it’s difficult.
This past Saturday, I attended a training on trauma. The speaker (Dr. Barbara Sorrels) talked about the definition of trauma. One of the things that she said was that “trauma changes your world view”.
I guess I hadn’t thought a lot about how traumatic that everything our family went through was. It definitely changed my worldview. I think I went from taking life, Tom, and our family for granted to learning to appreciate them on a much deeper level.
I learned that when it came to Tom, I could be fierce and protective. I used to say I was a bulldog when it came to getting him the care he needed.
I started writing poetry again. When I was a teenager, I wrote a lot of poetry, but hadn’t written much over the last several years.
You guys, I know I harp on this a lot. But life is short. Treasure those moments you get with your loved ones. Don’t waste time being angry over petty stuff.