Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Recovery - Putting The Pieces Back Together


When I started to write this post, I was going to refer to the process that my oldest daughter is going through post surgery.

As soon as I wrote the title, I knew that recovery has a deeper meaning for our family: 

                         Recovery is that moment after your world changes.

                         La récupération est ce moment après votre monde changements. 

Beautiful, isn't it?

It seems that we have been in recovery much longer than the weekend. 

Maybe that is worth noting.  As I watch our oldest daughter heal, I am awed by her strength, perseverance and above all by her inner beauty.  She hurts but she is smiling and laughing.   She struggles to move around the house but refuses my help and simply says with an inward calmness, "I can do this mom.  It is OK."  She takes time to admire her get-well cards and to spend a few minutes on the phone talking to far away family, reassuring them that all is well.  While her recovery will be long, she is determined to not let it get her down.

Recovery, no matter how often or how long, is a chance to pick up the pieces and build a new, better and more beautiful life mosaic. 

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