I was a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse before retiring .  I suddenly found myself the patient, after a catastrophic event that left me with strokes on both sides of my brain and not physically well enough to qualify for outpatient physical therapy for over a year. I found myself as the patient who did not recognize the body I was in or the mind that was in my body. Each year brought a new challenge, illness, discovery, TIA/ stroke event and many different types of therapy for years. Without God’s grace and mercy I know I would not be alive today.
Even though the recovery has been long, I am excited today that we moved to the country. I love nature and enjoy taking pictures.  Sharing the world as I see it, is what I want to do with pictures and poems.  I  hope that writing poems about stroke recovery, or for individual people and situations will help me share my love for people, nature and God’s love for everyone.






16 thoughts on “About”

  1. I’m sorry to learn of the struggle and hardship you’ve been through. Your spirit, motivation and drive really comes through, though, in this introductory About page. I wish you well!


  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
    I have enjoyed viewing some of your photos and poems. It sounds like you have been through a lot. I hope that you will continue to recover and that your new surroundings will be an aid.
    God’s Blessings to you,
    ~ Crystal


  3. Crystal Ann thank you. We moved to the country early in my recovery stage when my mind and body were not functioning together. This was in 2007. The move was very therapeutic in so many ways. I continued to improve and it seemed I had to keep jumping hurdles. But I didn’t worry about the hurdle because I knew if I didn’t make it over it,everything would be alright. God’s continued blessings on you Crystal Ann through your journey.

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