The Simplest Thing (WIST #2)

I grudgingly lifted one leg at a time and slowly placed each foot upon the next stair step while pushing myself upward with the supportive railing. Even after only ten steps, my post-surgery right knee felt like an astronaut’s joints after spending five years in space. With all my strength, I finally made it to... Continue Reading →

Seeing My Mother On Her Knees

It's not right. No mother should ever be on her knees. Today is the end of the third week of recovery after my ACL reconstruction knee surgery.  Everyday is better than the previous and with strength, I keep fighting. But without my mother by my side, I don't know where I would be. That first week,... Continue Reading →

Why I Smiled Today (WIST)

Being 3 days away from surgery, I keep catching myself thinking of all the worst possible situations. Letting all these negative thoughts flow through my head leaves me drowning in an abyss of my own worries. I feel like I need to fix my attitude, thus I'm challenging myself to find at least one thing each... Continue Reading →

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