Reclaiming  (5.31.15)

Reclaiming is by definition the act of retrieving, recovering, or restoring something previously lost.  I’ve done a lot of salvaging in my life, trying to make the best of challenges I’ve been presented with.  What I’ve learned is that reclaiming doesn’t mean trying to save something that will never function better or harms other aspects of life.  Sometimes reclaiming means giving in to what is, and letting go in order to move forward-accepting that in losing something we thought was essential we may gain new freedom.

I’m having a below knee amputation Wednesday, June 3.  I’m writing in order to keep in touch with family & friends, and in hopes of helping someone else facing the difficult choice of amputation or persevere through other challenges I've experienced.