“It looks like the star of Bethlehem that the wise men followed,” Sadie thought.  “That’s a good sign.  I’ll begin again.  I’ll do better next time.”

Home again after two years of medical procedures and therapy, she was dependent on the walker, but strength and independence were returning.

Nagging thoughts:   “Do I want the responsibility?  Responsibility means making better choices.  Responsibility means accepting blame.  Responsibility means caring for myself. Responsibility means …… driving again.”

Sadie gripped the walker and breathed deeply.  “I can and I will.”

Encouraged by the star, she chuckled, “At least I’ll drive a car, not a camel.”


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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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22 Responses to OVERCOMING FEAR

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    I love you, Oneta.

  2. James McEwan says:

    A nice story of belief.

  3. lisarey1990 says:

    Wonderfully creative.

  4. Believing she will is the first step. Nicely done.

  5. jillyfunnell says:

    A sweet and positive tale.

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