A Special Thank You
We all have people in our lives that have impacted us as human beings:
That English teacher who inspired me;
The college professor who left an imprint on my being —
All pre-stroke, of course!
NOW, how do I say thank you to those that made me laugh and cry sometimes, who helped me jump-start my journey.
There is — and always will be — a special love deep within my soul for each of them:
Those that pushed me until I wanted to quit—they refused to allow that.
Whether pushing or pulling, they made a difference.
I can never say thank you in strong enough words to express my debt of gratitude.
Some I will never see again.
This pains me so.
I can live content with the knowledge, they are off to parts unknown to help others start their journey —
God bless them every one.
These gifted souls, these angels of mercy and grace —
I’ll miss you and pray for you each day.
John Yurgens had a right hemispheric cerebral aneurysm and stroke on November 12, 2013 (11-12-13). Unaware of his multiple deficits he returned to work after only five months, and the attempt failed. Legally blind, he continues to have short-term memory issues and left-side weakness. Writing has proven good therapy and aided him in defining his new normal. He can be contacted via email.
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