I think about my Daughter! God is there for us Both!

I  also think of my own disabilities and know that my lack of spelling is not my fault and that my lack of coordination comes because I have a dreaded disease Ankylosing Spondylitis and the double condition with bipolar disorder, but both are under control, The AS has done so much damage that my upper body suffers level 4 or 5 round the clock, but my therapist says “I’ve put him out of a job.” So, the bipolar will never get any worse, and the AS will never get any worse. I take medications for what comes to thousands of dollars every month in order to keep these diseases in check. When I had to go off of one of the drugs for three months before my knee replacement in order to allow for proper healing, I found my pain level rose to level 7 and sometimes 8. My wife says I think about myself too much, but wouldn’t a person think of self with such conditions? Well, I am fortunate because God has been working overtime with me. About seven years ago I suffered three life-threatening situations, one; poisoned by my own medication (not suicide),


two; hemorrhage of my duodenum, and three; renal shutdown. I survived. I am alive, and I know Christ my Lord and Savior, and I know God, and I have come full circle. Every situation approaching death, there was clergy present, and even recently, my own pastor came to pray over my total knee replacement. See, through all the pain and tears, God was there, and now I believe. via I think about my Daughter!

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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