Sunday, December 20, 2015

About me

I have recently become more aware that I can seem hollow to people just meeting me. Maybe they are meeting me for the first time ever, or perhaps we are getting reacquainted for the first time in years.

I am unable to talk at all right now. Also, my face does not move like it used to. In fact, some medications cause my face to be paralyzed, making it impossible to even crook a smile. That makes all expressions kind of tricky.

I am here to tell you that my memory is intact. Probably annoyingly so. My intellect is the same, too. And I thought it was evidenced in my blog.

In short, I am sorry if I have misled anyone, but I still have a lot to say.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh man Allison, got to say after only talking to you the first few times I realized you definitely have a mind of your own! Im glad I got the chance to hear your thoughts, it was always interesting! ;) I always felt sorta privillaged to get to talk with you on a daily basis, and believe me I miss it! Glad for the blog for updates!
-Eva
PS we adopted a puppy and youd love her

Tammy Shores said...

Alison,
I am just now catching up on the past few months of your blogs. I must admit, I'm pretty angry that someone would think that about you, and I don't get angry easily.

First of all, it's ludicrous. Even though I didn't have the privilege of spending a lot of time with you, I knew from the day I met you that you were spectacular. I couldn't then, or all the years since then, imagine thinking of you as "hollow". I do remember thinking that I would be really thrilled if Chris married you (I don't think you were dating yet then). :)

Second of all, how dare they! I'm glad I don't know who described you like that. I don't think I could ever keep from thinking about it when I interacted with them, if I knew who it was. How shallow and small of them, for that thought to even enter their mind!

Lastly, please know that them thinking that, says nothing about you. It only shows their ignorance. The people who know and love you know better than that.

I haven't ranted like this for a long time, but I wanted you to know that I, along with many others, know the truth--that you are a remarkable woman with so much to contribute to the world. I think people who can't see this might be... hollow.

Love you so much! <3
--Tammy Shores

Courtney Held said...

Alison, although you may not be able to speak, you spoke so much to my young, new nurse impressionable heart. I will forever remember you and the strength you exemplify. I cannot wait to follow along with your story and see all of the amazing things God does in and through you. The time that I took care of you was short and truth is, you probably don't even remember me, however you made a lasting impression on my life and for that I am so thankful for. God is using you in mighty ways!