Life Changes

Apronhead

I have often said the loss of my first child changed my whole life—

how I look at the world, how I look at comforters, how I look at God.

My husband’s motorcycle accident and my youngest son’s car accident changed my whole life—

changed the way I hear telephone rings and wait for late arrivals.

The loss of a treasured friend changed my whole life—

changed the way I open myself up and how soon I trust.

Having an emergency appendectomy at 11 changed my whole life, as did

getting glasses and

being schooled in a one-room school by a sometimes tyrant.

But come to think of it, marriage changed my whole life, as did

my beautiful boys and my wonderful grandchildren,

my research on the Internet,

my teaching,

my art,

my photography.

My publishing and recording career changed everything.

Baking whole wheat bread and learning to juice changed…

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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6 Responses to Life Changes

  1. taphian says:

    very moving words of a special life. We all have our crosses to bear:)

  2. Baydreamer says:

    Your words are heartbreaking, inspirational, and poignant all at the same time.

  3. So great you have found so many things to turn your life around. I had depression as long as I can remember, and wrote a post about the same topic. I too found so much strength and joy in my passion for photography! Best of luck to you 🙂

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