Welcome back, people!! Words do not allow me to fully articulate how grateful I am that 2014 is over. It was a very difficult year for my family and me in all ways - physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. There were highs and low; twists and turns; ups and downs. In my view, 2015 could not have come soon enough!!
Can any of you relate??
Perhaps my husband wasn’t getting enough attention or felt a bit left out. In 2013, I wrote a blog entitled Walking a mile in their shoes, where his predisposition to foot ailments was mentioned. Well, the foot problems returned and worsened! Just after our daughter left for school, my husband went in for a surgical procedure. Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned and he has since undergone 2 additional surgeries and is still recovering.
And yes I joined the fray, requiring oral surgery to complete a root canal. Not sure what was worse, the apicoectomy or the injections into the gums to numb the area. Recovery was fine; in fact, I attended the inaugural meeting of the Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) the weekend following surgery. I may have looked like a gopher (see photo to right ), but I was there.
As I am finishing up a 20 day fast, part of an annual consecration and renewal encouraged by my church, I here and now recommit to writing this blog regularly. I recommit to fully developing this forum so we can openly discuss the issues that impact the health and wellness of our communities. #racism. #inequity. #Ferguson. #EricGarner. #itooamHarvard. #TrayvonMartin. #bigotry. Let’s have some healing conversations.
Will you engage with me?
~One drop of knowledge can ripple through an entire community~