50 Years Ago Today – We Lost Our Moral Compass

I was nine years old and yet, I remember it like it happened yesterday.

My devastated Irish Catholic father’s loss was palpable, even to this young nine-year old child.

This is why I’ve always loved John F. Kennedy, and why I’ve always been a ‘liberal’.

…..if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties.. if that is what they mean by a “liberal” then I am proud to be a liberal. “: John F. Kennedy

From his 1960 acceptance speech.

Recovering…….. again

Day 4 post ankle surgery and I’m doing well.

Ankle feels very, very good actually. Only pain occurs when I accidentally end up putting weight on it.

Emotionally I feel very hopeful……. I know all of this is in Her hands.

Ryan’s been terrific – he makes a GREAT turkey breast sandwich.

UPDATE Nov 23, 2013

My cast came off November 19. What a wonderful relief to bathe normally again!

I have a walking air boot I’m to wear for four weeks and then a brace for another three weeks.

I’ve also lost 14 pounds. Lots more to go but I’ll get there.

Since I’ve been laid off, I can’t afford the COBRA coverage now so I’ll be uninsured until I can get through the error code I received on the wahealthplanfinder.org application I submitted for Obamacare coverage.

Hopefully I’ll find a new job soon and will have health coverage there. Prayers for that please.

All of this is in God – I see it in so many ways. I’m just going with the flow and taking it day-by-day.

To my former coworkers in 2013

First, I miss all of you very much! It feels like a part of me has been abruptly chopped off. Each and every one of you taught me so much about both myself, and Life. I’m grateful our paths crossed.

After a few days spent in shock and grieving, I am beginning to feel like my old self again.

Losing one’s job means losing health coverage so …………….

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time trying to get my son’s Medicaid and Medicare coverage secured. That’s been my biggest worry. He’s been doing so well lately and it would be devastating to have him go without his seizure medications and risk sliding back to the tragic life he had a couple of years ago. I’m so grateful for the knowledge I’ve gained in my career that I can help him through this.

I’m also taking care of all of my health needs this month as well.

During my tenure, I had this prayer up on my cubicle wall. It was something I read to myself every single day, and incorporated in my email signature. Everything happens for a reason; I’ve always known that. I also know something wonderful is in store for me once my ankle surgery heals and I’m very excited for the future. Thank you again for sharing this part of my path.