Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Some good byes are harder than others...

2 years ago today I said good bye to Mercy hospital and made my way back home. I was so happy to be home after spending a month in the hospital  No more nurses coming in every 4 hours to wake up and give me shots.  No more hospital food.  That good bye was easy.   I knew I was going to have home PT care and would have to get adjusted to a newer life style, but I didn't care...I was home.  After home PT, I was sent on to outpatient PT.  Little did I know that I would make friends that would change my life forever.

Almost 2 years later, I had one of the hardest goodbyes I had to face in a very long time.  I shouldn't say its a goodbye, but a see you later.  When I arrived at PT, I was in my wheelchair with my walker not knowing what to expect.  Who knew I would have met someone who has made such an impact on my life.  Even typing this is hard for me because there is so much emotion.  I made a friend who helped to keep me positive, inspired, support me, a shoulder to lean on when days were tough for me.   They say friendship isn't about who you have known the longest.  It's about who walked into your life and said I am here for you and proved it.  So many fun memories were created on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  From things to hold on to, to sweet tea sippin', to drunken toddler walks, and dance moves, I will always treasure those in my heart.  I'll be representing BBR. Jon and I can't even begin to say how grateful we are for not giving up on me and pushing me to reach my goals. You will do great things.  I like to think that God sends us special friends to share our lives, very special people we can be ourselves with, talk with, laugh with, hope with, and believe with.  I'm sure He knows just how special you are to me and right now I'm hoping you know too.

Good byes are never easy, no matter what the circumstance.  I like see you agains much better.  Thank you for the great memories at PT and I am looking forward to new memories.