Six-Word Memoir

I just picked up the February issue of O and in it there is an article titled – You in 6 words. As our lives unfold I can see these six words changing but I can also understand the irony of it. Think about it – Who were you when you discovered your true self? For me it was arriving at the Hospital and discovering Mike admitted as a John Doe – I knew then that it was serious, even though the Ground Paramedics had all the info on Mike the Chopper Paramedics knew to save his life time was of the essence. It didn’t matter what his name was it just mattered that he lived and for that I am extremely grateful.

That night in Emergency I didn’t know if he would make it. The next morning in ICU as I held Mikes hand and he opened his eyes he didn’t know it was me he thought I was an Angel. It has been a long journey with many highs and lows and through all of this Mike would continue to tell me I’m his Angel.  I didn’t feel worthy to be called his Angel I had not performed any Miracles I had not taken away his pain. Many Emergency Rooms later and a Liver Transplant, Mike is getting his second chance. I now understand what it means to him when he calls me his Angel and it makes me love him even more. That one word has led me to discover my own six words

Ordinary Person

Grew Wings

Became Extraordinary

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

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About moosewalker

Recently I have learned to accept myself imperfections and all. I have always defined myself through others because I was afraid. Afraid to let people see the real me, afraid they may not like me, afraid they may break my heart. Standing here today I’ve been through all of that and I’m OK. I have found my voice through my writing and although I am a work in progress I finally feel free. Expressing myself and being honest with myself has allowed me to emerge from my shell. I haven’t completely discarded it for it’s been my hiding place all of my life. I’ve just redecorated! My greatest joy comes from having my words delight, inspire and move you. Please put your comments I love reading them. “Standing on the rock arms outstretched I can touch heaven and earth “ Love Always, Heather
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2 Responses to Six-Word Memoir

  1. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

    • moosewalker says:

      Thank you for reblogging my post – it is so important for everyone to tell their story – to embrace their authentic selves – by reading their story we have much to learn.

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