Baby Steps

One step forward and two steps back

It’s the physical tenacity that I lack

Sleep, sleep, and ever more sleep

My anesthetic slumber, I want no more to keep

One step forward and two steps back

Drawn to tear and quick to attack

A roller-coaster of emotions I ride

Physical limits derail my pride

One step forward and two steps back

I have my limits, I face the facts

Time to mend, time to heal, time to cry

So much of life I watch and just stand by


I need patience

I need time to heal


I need patience

No matter how good I may feel

So that I don’t take one step forward and two steps back

And learn new “baby steps” to help keep me on track.

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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5 Responses to Baby Steps

  1. Gwen K says:

    Baby steps are still steps forward. Keep taking those baby steps and you will get there – slow and steady, my friend.

  2. I remember when I was knocked off my bike by a dog. Ended up with a broken hip. Had to use a walker. But I did. And did. And did. Until I didn’t. 🙂 Those baby steps add up Stacey. 🙂 And get you where you want to go!!!!!

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