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

Patience

I need patience

I need time to heal

Patience

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.

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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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