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Personal Reflection: The Teardrop

on May 3, 2013

Not sure if it is proper etiquette to reblog one of your own posts, but today this one seemed most fitting. It has been over a year since the hospital incident referenced here. In fact, almost a year to the day, another incident, much more serious, landed my husband, Jim, in a hospital bed for a month. Now, home for the past two weeks has still presented hardships and catastrophes unexpected.

He is my life, my soul mate, and continues to capture my heart on a daily basis. Even in times of unimaginable pain, he finds a way to focus on others, not himself. I love this story and I will never forget The Teardrop!


hospitalteddybearWhen a loved one is ‘out of sorts’ so to speak, all energies go toward making that one special person feel as comfortable as possible – spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. While endeavoring to meet all of the daily demands and maintain sanity, thoughts of one’s self seem to somehow become insignificant yet that ability to sustain self does not go unnoticed.

This hit me right between the eyes during my stay in the hospital with my husband. He had already been in our small town hospital for almost a week. The chair that did pull out into a small cot offered little or no comfort other than providing me the time and place to be beside him during his most uncomfortable and painful moments. Then, he was transported to a different hospital and to both our surprise was placed in CCU. Of couse, that meant no cot for the night! Thus, the 80-mile…

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5 responses to “Personal Reflection: The Teardrop

  1. Alastair says:

    Thinking of you and your husband today Sharla.

  2. My prayers and thoughts are with you both.

  3. Teepee12 says:

    You are in my heart and prayers too. FYI, I — and most everybody I know — rewords older posts and runs them more than once. I’ve got more than 1000 posts … many of them got very little attention the first time around and they deserve another go. But everyone does. Really.

  4. Lyn says:

    Oh Sharla, whether it’s proper etiquette to reblog your own post, I’m glad you did. What a beautiful story.

  5. Raani York says:

    Nobody cares you re-blogging your own post, in particular when it’s such a beautiful one! I enjoyed reading it, Sharla. And of course your husband and you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Thinking of you and sending you hugs!!

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