Wednesday, August 15, 2012

And...She's Down

I can't believe that I biffed it in the Costco parking lot.  I had barely gotten John out of the car and I slipped on a puddle of water and found myself sitting on the wet asphalt.  I hurt my knee, my ankle and my pride.

It's been two years since I've fallen out in public.  Falling had been a part of my daily routine, so I can handle a little embarrassment in front of all those Costco shoppers.  When a woman came over and asked if I was okay, I couldn't help but think that she has no idea that I used to use a scooter to do my shopping.   It never crossed her mind that there was a day when I fell all the time.  To her, I was just a mom running errands.

Even though my knee is skinned up and my ankle still hurts, I'm glad that I fell on my tail today.  It made me realize that I need to take time out of my day to thank God that I can do so many things that I couldn't do before.  Yes, my pride was bruised, but I know that I no longer have to worry about falling every time I take a step.  Of course my balance isn't the same as most, but I can do so much with my life.   I just need to make sure that I don't take it for granted.


  1. Ouch. Nothing like a tumble to make you appreciate how much steadier you are now. Hope all is well.

  2. PLEASE consider getting rid of word verification. It's a pain.

    1. Ann,
      Thank you for your feedback. I was not even aware that my blog had word verification. I have taken it off and will watch to see if I receive spam/advertising comments. If I do receive unwanted comments, I will have to put word verification back on my settings. Thanks again for the feedback!