Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog 1

(This is Alison's husband, Chris. Welcome to the new and improved Hope for Alison Blog! Going forward, you'll be hearing a lot more from Alison herself! I'll be here to help coordinate things, but the text from her is 100% her - I'm simply copying it from her word document and pasting it here for all of you fine folks. So enjoy!)

I have no reason to complain. My apartment is warm when it is cold outside, cool when it's hot. I have all the food I need. People I know­—and even folks I have never met—care what happens to me. But I want to complain. I can't walk. I can't talk. And were it just me and not for my super-optimist husband, I would cry a lot more. I am also unable to eat, and that's a problem. So if you'd like to follow along while I recover, you are welcome.

13 comments:

Michelle Julian said...

So excited to hear your voice. It has been years and I am ready for more. I know it isn't easy but I will be waiting very word you have to say. YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!!

A Speckled Trout said...

I would be honored to follow along. Though we have never met, I have thought of you a thousand times. Welcome to blog land.

Jennifer Glenn said...

Oh, how I love you. I would listen to you complain all day just to hear your voice! What an inspiration you are, though, to instead count your blessings, our blessings, and choose optimism. Gotta love that husband of yours! Keep writing! Me, we, the world needs to hear what you have to say!

Cajureba said...

You dear! Write away and tell us all about your fight, Alison! It has been a long journey and we're all here just praying that you'll be able to accomplish more and more...!

Hannah Luetke-Stahlman said...

You are an inspiration to us all Alison!!! You know I'll be a dedicated follower of yours! Thrilled at this new accomplishment of yours :)

Heidi Riddlesperger said...

Great to hear your thoughts! Blog away. I'd love to hear more.

deb adam said...

Alison I am not a blog reader but for you I will make an exception. I love you precious girl. Never, never give up hope. We can hear you through your words.

janie vestal gleghorn said...

dear AMAZING woman
can't wait to hear what's going on in that big brain of yours!
I am angry right along with you-it is real and normal-will just be trying to convert that energy into making something better somewhere…
kisses on your head-x-j

Tom Jakobs said...

Way to go Alison. I am so impressed by what you have accomplished in writing this blog. It is a new beginning and I can't wait to see where you and Chris go. Know that we're here to help in any way possible.

Ahab Nimry said...

I love it!! So great to hear you again. Such hope and optimism. Yeah, your man is a pretty great dude too. Live you guys.

Arrrrrgg

Ahab

Heidi Sh said...

Hi Alison! I check every now and then for an update, and was so excited to read your new blog! I am thrilled that you now have a way to express your wonderful thoughts and am looking forward to reading more! So cool! Consider yourself hugged!!! Heidi (OT)

Anonymous said...

Alison, I think of you often and how you are doing. I am so glad that you're able to type now! Keep moving forward and keep the faith. You have an amazing husband and your relationship is an inspiration. God bless you. -- Leslie (Kutz) Harris

cita said...

Alison, yes I want to follow along. I've followed your progress through my good friend Harriet Gick, and I believe we have a God of miracles. Your husband has been truly a witness through this, as well as you. I will continue to lift you up to our Father in Heaven. HE CARES FOR YOU, AND CRIES WHEN YOU CRY. He loves you so very much. We are sisters in Christ, so I feel a special bond. ~with words of love, Pam Perkins