Monday, August 6, 2012

In the Fog....!








Thank you 
~~~so much~~~
to all of you,
for your kind comments 
regarding Daddy Jim's

Walking in the fog 
symbolizes his struggle
over the last few years
with this condition.

Everyone experiences
different symptoms,
some easing over time,
if not immediately,
while others endure
ongoing symptoms that
halt you in your place
or trip you figuratively.

EMPATHY
is all that one needs to offer...
~~~take the time to learn
and comprehend what 
concussions are all about
~~~changes in education
very recently have brought
this condition to the forefront
~~~respect the sufferer's need for healing
and don't forget them
~~~lend a healing hand
and
a supportive voice

I do my best everyday
with snuggles 
"doodle snuggles"
 you know
are very healing!


32 comments:

  1. well Sophie, those words are perfectly pawed.

    lots and lots of new information coming out regarding concussions and we all need to be better aware!

    doodle snuggles are indeed healing!

    your walk in the fog looked lovely:)

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    1. Hi Ho Cutie...thanks so much for this...concussions are so prevalent...people need to show more concern and be proactive. Sometimes even this won't be enough so being careful has to be in the forefront from all angles!

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  2. Dear Sophie and Dads,
    Your so honest and it touches my heart. To speak about the fog that sometimes you are in takes courage. I admire your spirits, to go on and live each moment to the fullest. Sophie I know that sometimes it must be very hard for your dads. I also know that YOU are the one who helps them.
    Thank you Sophie and dads for sharing your story.. and thank you for helping us in our daily fog too.... just keep stretching out the life line- just like the one that we throw to you.
    Thank you all for being you.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Well the irony of this is that my Dad J loves to talk about anything and everything...he's inquisitive and needs to know...the concussion but a kibosh on this...the energy to think and understand wasn't available for normal socialization...it was needed for healing. The unfortunate offshoot of concussions is the lack of understanding by the healthy...4 years prove this...long stories there. So....a quiet, calm walk in the fog is more comfortable than someone saying 'oh I can't stand so and so....blah blah blah'
      Truth hurts sometimes....so Tweedles honey...snuggle your Moms will you...oh and guess what I saw a Tweedles look-a-like yesterday at the park...swimming in my water... permission granted.
      Sophie!

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  3. Doodle snuggles to both of your daddies, Sophie!

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  4. I know that you won't let your Daddy disappear into the fog Sophie. Just keep on doing your healing work.
    Love from Eileen and Annie x

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    1. I certainly will Eileen...I have a tendency to round the guys up when they get too far apart...so no one disappearing around here!!!

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  5. Loving the new header picture Sophie. Keep up the good work nursing Jim. Doodle snuggles sound good. Wishing your peeps a good Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. and an over the top 'doodle snuggle' for your Tuesday too!

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  6. Good to know and I'll keep all of it in mind.
    Thanks!
    Your Friend, m.

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    1. Awareness is the key to learning...especially with concussions...you have 4 little ones, so think before you leap...I know it's easy to say but you are aware now!!!

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  7. Lovely post, Sophie!

    I like the header, has a special quality, Ron!

    Have a good day!

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    1. Hey Sherry Baby...we love the hill when the time is needed to chill...and we do chill!!!

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  8. Sophie, these are great words!
    Love the post!
    keep doing a good job!

    We wish you and your daddies, the best in the world!

    P.S: Love the header, the shot it's beautiful!!!!

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    1. Hi Ho...Hope your are doing better...keep strong and remember the good times...hugs! Sophie

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  9. Beautiful despite the fog. We do get some marine layers over here
    Benny & Lily

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    1. We are so used to fog here...it's second nature...the ONE great thing about fog in certain situations is that it makes colours pop out when you take pictures...what more could you ask for!!!
      Smiles and hugs! Sophie and Ron

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  10. Great post with the foggy pictures and well written texxt...

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    1. Hi Ho...to all of you...thanks so much for your kind words...the fog comes and goes here like the wind!

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  11. I love your new header shot, Sophie!
    Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Pat...I missed making headers pictures.

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  12. Love, encouragement and support create the start of a strong foundation toward healing. Nothing like having a team cheering for us when we need it most. I think you and Ron are doing a terrific job of all that. And these photos are amazing! By the way, you are adorable, Sophie. Mind if I scratch you behind the ears? :)

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    1. Please do Martha..scritchy scritchy scratchy scratchy!

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  13. Hi Sophie, We have this weather today in North Devon...like a blanket has been put over the scenery. Tell your dad's that my mum finds the classic view on your blog much easier to read (but then the poor old sole gets easily confused these days)lol.

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    1. I hear you LOUD and CLEAR and bye bye Dynamic View...not for us but I'm sure someone can use it and benefit. Besides Ron needed the editing outlet to release his inner 'Picasso'...major thanks William now tell the world...lol!

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  14. Concussion? See what I miss when I'm not tuned in? You need to quit being so rough with Jim. :) Love the new blog format. Big thumbs up.

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    1. Hey Ho Nancy-O! All Ron needed was constructive feedback from anyone and everyone and look what happens...it's like magic...funny thing, eh!

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  15. I'm sure anyone would feel a little less cloudy with Sophie ... and Ron... around! Beautiful photos. Do you look at each other some days and say, in shock, "We live here!"

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    1. Funny you say that Mitch...we sorta/kinda said that the other...remember we are showing you the beauty we see with the 'not so' angles left out. Besides who wants to see something that's not appealing...we LOVE photography and we LOVE to share...in our own little way!
      Ron

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  16. Well, Sophie, I think the fog clears when you're around. Keep up the good work with your Dads.

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