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Can it possibly have been only a year ago...

August 26th, 2008 (03:36 pm)

I crashed my Scooter at around 6 PM
last year

Here is the last thing I wrote before the brain surgery,
that actually happened on September 5th.
Earlier than planned, because I got worse:

Looking back on the last 365 days
I want to believe
I have actually made changes.

Have evolved.

That this moment
was not lost on me.

I am closer to my Family.
I have taken on more responsibility than ever before in my life...
I have an even greater understanding of
the value of true Friends.

The last year has been a difficult one, but one with many rewards.
Today is dressed in many things to be grateful for:

My Father's last radiation treatment was yesterday.
He's done! Today he did not have to drive an 80 mile long round trip to Dallas!!!
It is over.

(okay I am totally crying and laughing right now)

My Mother is now allowed, Today, to use the muscles in the shoulder
that was replaced on the 16th of July.
She's sore, yes, but everything works......everything works.

*bawling and laughing*

Been a big year for the Stevens'
I am really really really glad...to have been around for it.

I love you all so much, thank you for helping me through this.
I need this place.
I need you all.

skidspoppe, you were more than amazing.
Thank-you ALL-WAYS
for doing what you did last year to keep my Livejournal alive
while I was away.

But Daniel Tiger? or as he is also known...
You saved my LIFE.
I doubt I would be here Today
if you weren't willing to fight me and drag me to the White Coats.

You then provided your home for my Mother and Father to stay in,
while I was in hospital.
You gave up your own bed.

You provided a place for me to stay, while I got back on my feet in Austin
after my months and months away, recovering.

My Friend, you saved my Life.
A thousand times, you saved my LIFE.

English really doesn't have the Thank-you required.
Doomo Arigatou Gozaimasu.
That is the very best one i know.

Happy Anniversary, Folks
Here's to Many More!



Posted by: beatnik sidearm (beatnikside)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)

I am conversely grateful for a world with you in it, Ginger. Don't you go anywhere.

Posted by: Tamble (tamble)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)

I, for one, am thoroughly happy you're alive. The world can use all the Ginger's it can handle!


Posted by: Brandy Eileen (brandyeileen)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)

*hugs* I am glad the part year was one of growth in the opportunity of recovery, rather than a downward spiral of misery and degeneration.

Keep laughing!

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)

You can't die, where would texas get more of you?

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)

Shit... our one chance to get rid of her and what do we do...

Don't ever scare us again like that ms Stevens. You are not allowed to shuffle off this mortal coil for a long, long time...

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: August 27th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)

You know, I was re-reading my reports from a year ago... not exactly sure what the hell I was talking about.

So glad you still like me :grin:

Posted by: Janine de Luna-Azul (jbluemoon)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)

Sometimes it takes a disaster to set the wheels of positive change in motion.

Here's to the growth!

Posted by: Heresiarch (radixx)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)

You've really come so far in the last year. And no just n recovery, you've gone forward from where you were prior to the accident from my vantage point

Posted by: angrystan.wordpress.com (ext_101205)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)

You have come from a place of desperation, to a place where you are likely to stumble upon Joy with a certificate of authenticity in only a year. A casual observer might think you got hit on the head.

Words are failing me again. So much more is to be said, but I can only compose: Happy Birthday. I love you.

Posted by: antid0te (antid0te)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry I've been so far away for so long... I miss you, darling.

Posted by: schric63 (schric63)
Posted at: August 28th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
ever think of..

teaching? pick up an hour or two w/school. you're a poker w/your thoughts and have experiences behind em.. just a thought..

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: August 29th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)

im glad youre still alive.


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