#HAWMC #Sunday Selfie #Marriage #Caregiver

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge, Day 27 

“Sunday Selfie: Post your favorite picture of yourself. Don’t be shy, it’s time to shine!”

This is easy. My wedding day. Not a selfie. 

It’s my favorite picture of myself because I was young, healthy, vibrant and strong. Most of all, I was happy and content. This picture was taken on my wedding day. 1980. The world was my oyster. No physical boundaries, full of joy, hope and endless aspirations. On this day, there was no thought of sickness, heartache or trouble. No thought of loss, aging or untenable situations or impossible circumstances. The future was bright. We had freedom and exuberance. However, the marriage vows are for ” better and worse.” When the worse happens, that’s when you find out just how strong the marriage bond is. The man next to me became my caregiver and took my mother in to live with us. “For better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.” Amen. ❤️

Just to give you some perspective. This was written after a night filled with horrible pain from dystonia. I worked physically hard all day yesterday. It was unavoidable. I woke up feeling exhausted , but, it is time for my mother’s shower. As I help her take a shower, tears of pain fall from my eyes to the floor. They are indistinguishable from the drops of water coming from her body as we towel it dry. In spite of terrible circumstances, you can still create beautiful art. The pain is temporary. The art and memories last forever. 😀

About janicetindle.com

NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website janicetindle.com may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at DMRF.org. I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to helphopelive.org. I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The Mighty.com, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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2 Responses to #HAWMC #Sunday Selfie #Marriage #Caregiver

  1. Wendy says:

    You look beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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