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debabbott 12-06-2012 05:12 PM

Originally Posted by Cher O
Hi, Deb and Sean. Does this mean that Sean has a prescription in hand he can take when he has a flareup? That would be wonderful. No more trips to the hospital. :)

Your cooking sounds like a dream, Deb. I'd like to be there for those cookies... I'll bet the soup and salad is wonderful too. Isn't it nice to be able to spend the day doing just what you want to do? And to enjoy your job too? Life has finally settled down a bit for you. It makes me happy to know that you are happy.

It's been awhile since I wrote. Gerry was going thru a crisis of his own here, but things are mostly under control now. I had a lot of support from our families so I didn't post on the EB. I was just too depressed. All better now.

I hope you get your messaging fixed on FB so we can chat a bit when I see you. And no, I am not the one who left you a message.

Quote of the day:
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard

Both of you take care of yourselves and enjoy the season. Deb, I have really enjoyed your FB updates and the stuff you do that shows up on my site. You make Facebook fun for me. Thank you. I love you, girl. C.

Glad to know that Gerry is doing okay and that you made it through another rough time. You are much stronger than you think, you know?

Sean is doing well now, the steroids jump start his intestines into good again. He just went back to his Orthopedic Surgeon for a follow-up and he put a hard cast on his right foot and ankle. Sean says it feels all safe and he doesn't have to worry about it being banged. Two weeks and he will go back to check and see if they need to put a hard cast back on or not.

Everything seems to be working out really well and Sean is just doing amazingly well and his attitude tops it all out.

I feel I have much to learn from him.

Love you, Deb

Wolfdog 12-06-2012 07:14 PM

For Deb
Ahh.....so glad to learn that Sean is doing so well and feeling much better!

You seem to be in good spirits ,too Deb. It is good!


Cher O 12-06-2012 08:18 PM

I just had to share this....
Quote of the Day
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin

Deb and Sean, this is so true of the both of you. Your attitude is everything. You buoy the rest of us up with you. Have a great day! Love, C.

Cushings 12-07-2012 12:19 AM

Hello Deb,

It is joyous to hear good news from you and Sean, light, energy and every blessing.


debabbott 12-07-2012 04:46 PM

Wow, how time flies!
Sean is now doing extremely well. Got the Crohn's under control and he went back to Dr. Nana, the ortho surgeon who put a hard cast on his right foot and ankle. He said it is doing really well in the healing and Sean goes back in two weeks to have it checked again. Physical Therapy has put him on isometric excercises for both legs for now.

Today, we met our new Social Worker, Christina, who seems like a very nice woman and is full with information for us on proceeding with Sean's prothsesis and thereafter. We are grateful for the help.

Today, when I took Sean our Friday Treat Meal, he entertained me with his impersonations and I was laughing so hard I thought I would pee in my pants. We do have so much fun together.

He wrote another poem which I will post for you. Would love to hear your thoughts on his writings.

Thanking you all again for your participation in our lives and in our healing process.

Love, Deb

debabbott 12-07-2012 04:54 PM

Sean's latest poem...
Permanent Displacement

Under the sun dreaming into false darkness
Weak from understanding the hard truth of life and law
Wise to words that rise from old ashes he changes minds
And with keen eyes and clearing echoes he calls these dreams into
Failing to hit a mark that others are satisfied and justice failed
A good boy that is marked as dark from rebelling against the makers
A good father that lies beneath the sun and waits for time to come
Also in his dreams awakes a beast that watches over him and her

For the chance of healing old wounds has come and passed away into glory
Glory from love and laughter set in stone for eternity but still the sun
It waits and burns giving life and taking it he knows no pain
Under formed wishes of peace his mind lays out failure of peace
He sits and says words of hatred of horror and humor and placement
Knowing that under the sun there is always a double edge to turn
Seams to hurt to know your love ends at points and returns when unwanted

The boy is a man and under the sun he dreams of the start and finish
Recalling deep memories of energy in circles family friends within a yard
To the top of his lungs he screams in agony of beauty and joy
Then she comes to tame his thoughts of harshness with flowers in her hair
The cold now chills them gives them pleasure and they hide
She tells stories of the boy in the sun with a teacher of life collides
Not understanding their relationship nor their philosophy she cries

I am the son and I see all that lye beneath me and watch me turn to
I see her illuminated and holy not dark and displaced permanently
He reaches for the sun tears flow gently from his eyes heart pounding
It is time to go with him but she calls for him to stay and wait
Wait for the balance to level wait for the night to call them
Home by the fire that resides within them to catch forgotten dreams of the sun
and to linger there with out a moment noticed naturally and awake

Until one day of reckoning that youth can only be aware of
And the sun burns on giving life with no mercy or time to chain it
Unlocked rays to the sights of her and he and he waits patiently radiating
Knowing at last no matter whom he relate to the sun will always turn
Giving back reaching for soul and smiling up at the old man that waits silent

Sean Blackwell

debabbott 12-12-2012 06:01 PM

And The Beat Goes On!
Stopped by to take Sean and his roommate some more sodas and cinnamon rolls. Sean told me that the new Social Worker has filled out an application for him to apply for assistance from a charity in OK to provide a prosthetic for him. She seems very positive about this agency as she has worked with them before. Also, the prosthetic company that is working with Sean is going to contact the agency here to see what is available there. The wonderful thing is they have taken it out of my hands and are doing the leg work and I am just estactic about that as they both know the process that needs to be gone through and the language and criteria and all that good stuff. So, both Sean and I are grateful for this assistance. We are both just being grateful for his prosthetic and his being able to walk again - we are invisioning that everyday and living in gratitude. So, we know, we know it will happen.

Sean is so cute. He says, "Mom, I know I need to learn patience." I said, "Oh yeah, you are gettin' that good. Because that is one of the major things in living a life of gratitude that is required - patience, for everything to happen in IT'S own timing. When we allow that, we provide no resistance and thus essentially, speed up the process for our desires to manifest. And so it is that we are both learning together and what a beautiful, sweet journey that is. Each day brings us closer to Sean coming home and for us to share our home together again. We are both so looking forward to that.

There is so much potential and so many possibilities. We are both looking forward to finding all the possiblities for Sean to pursue as he thrives in his wondrous life. He has touched so many peoples lives, not only here but at the facility where he lives. A woman came to his room yesterday, asking for his assistance with her son who will be there for a period of time. Sean listened to her and began to give her advice on being in this situation and how best to handle it. I was so proud of him.

Anyway, thank you all for your continued support with your loving hearts and especially this time of the year. Sean and I have learned to be GRATEFUL every day and not just during the holidays. And we feel very fortunate in that learning - it has truly blessed our lives. No matter what the circumstances, gratitude certainly lifts us above our circumstances and fortunates us to a higher degree of deliverance from negativity. So, we dwell in positive anticipation everyday and that is a delight!

Love you all,

paulaj 12-13-2012 04:13 AM

Hi Deb,

That is great news. Your journey with Sean has truly been amazing and I am grateful you share it with us.

You posted....
one of the major things in living a life of gratitude that is required - patience, for everything to happen in IT'S own timing. When we allow that, we provide no resistance and thus essentially, speed up the process for our desires to manifest.

Boy did that hit me square between the eyes. I can be impatient. I think I was born that way. I have mellowed some with age. And since becoming more spiritual I knew this deep down inside but to see it put in writing and

Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I can't tell you how much it will be put to use today, this week, this month. In fact I need to print it and frame it.

Wouldn't it be nice to get Sean's prosthetic for Christmas. I will be praying for you, Sean, his roommate and the social worker for the highest good for all.

Happy 12 - 12 - 12!

written so well.


sisterlura 12-13-2012 06:24 AM

Dear Deb,

I echo everything Paula so beautifully reflected.

wow. I'm printing your post as a reminder to myself, too.

Much love,

debabbott 12-14-2012 04:15 PM

Thank you Paula J and Sister Lura. Yeah, yeah, I really have learned that patience is necessary, over and over and over again. So, it is pretty much set in a blueprint on my brain. Patience has become my sister in existance, it is almost like she is an entity of her own. I have even started to talk to her, "Patience, what do I need to do now?" Then I go on about my day, doing whatever it is I need to do and complete whatever tasks are before me. And, at the end of the day, I am grateful to lay my head down and sleep a peaceful sleep. The next day I awake and ask, "Patience, what do I need to do now?"

And then one day I awake and realize that what I desired has come to be. I then smile and am grateful and I continue on in my next manifestation. It is a perfect cycle of knowing come to be.

Now, this is a simple task that we all do everyday and take for granted. It is called brushing our teeth. So, okay; heretofore, I have brought Sean the tooth brush, tooth paste and mouthwash and he has done the deed and I wash the spitcup out, no problem. Well, today, Sean was in his wheelchair and I said, "Okay, now it is time for you to go into the bathroom and brush your teeth on your on." And so he did. Such a simple task for us but for him a great marker in his recovery.

And then he said, "You're not going to enable me, are you?" I said, "No, I am not and that is the greatest gift I can give to you, for you to become independent again." He simply laughed.

Such small things, but so very important. I am so very blessed in each day of my life in the discovery of life itself. Sean tells me that he is so looking forward to the peace in our home. He told me today that through my actions, I have taught him unconditional love. Now, what greater compliment could I ever receive. I am so very blessed.

Thank you all for allowing me to share our lives with the all of you. It is special in the first place, but in the sharing, it becomes even more so.

I so love you all,

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