Just because I’m broken doesn’t mean I can not fly
Posted on July 07 2019
“Just because I’m broken doesn’t mean I can not fly”
is what this little guy said to me today.
I breathed in deeply, letting the Dragonfly Medicine wash over my entire body.
We looked deeply into each other’s eyes, then he was gracious enough to look into the cameras eye.
He knew I heard his words, and so he was quickly gone.
Showing me how one can fly, even if their body is not
I’ve been wrestling with the idea of flying in my life a lot lately. I do not desire to fly like in those inspirational posters, where we see a Bald Eagle gracefully soaring above the tree line. Honestly, I would be ok with flying like a Robin or a Cardinal. Unnoticed and common, but fulfilling my duties none the less.
You see, my body is broken. I have a chronic illness. One there is no cure for. It is not lethal, but it affects my everyday life.
I used to feel flight. I felt strong. My body pushed through the challenges before me. It greeted a hard days work with enthusiasm. I love log splitting day. Or snow shoveling.
That felt powerful.
And then slowly it started to fade.
There are days now I feel like a pet parakeet and the illness is my cage.
This will not either defeat me or define me.
I simply have to relearn how to fly.
I know there are a lot of us out there. The silent warriors of an illness you cannot see.
You feel broken.
And frustration is always trying to bubble to the surface.
You feel like you can not fly.
Trust me. You can.
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner.
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies, hamsters and chickens. And her daughter's cat... Grand Kitty.
Her family loves camping, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and all things Boy Scouting.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”.
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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