Can't Breathe, Chronic illness, Coping, Garden, Hyper Pots, Hyperadrenergic POTS, Mobility, Overcoming, Uncategorized

More than a walk

I’ve been feeling a little down lately. I think that’s normal. The world is coming alive again and it emphasizes some of my limitations.

I cherish the days when I’m healthy enough to walk through the creek behind our little house. There are so many spots to stop and rest. Usually when I slow down, I feel like I’m falling behind. Here, I feel like I’m catching up. I see that life is moving all around me and I’ve been afforded a lovely view.

When we can’t move as fast, we seem to stay longer and watch more. It’s where we find ourselves and God.

In some ways, being sick is helping me to catch my breath; eventhough, there are moments when it quite literally takes my breath away.

God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strewn,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said: "To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowerets tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end."


-Robert Frost

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