Michelle Renee Kidwell
9 min readJun 26, 2020

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I’ll Stumble, I’ll Fall, I’ll Stand Again Chapter Six

Chapter Six:

I was going home in a matter of days, to continue my therapy as an outpatient for several days. I was frightened but I had my Mom and my sister with me. I knew without that help, I likely would not be released so soon.

I could only hope that I was ready, I had to believe that because the doctors said I was, I was. I was working hard enough at therapy, but some days it seemed like it was far from enough.

“Sienna, you’ll be ready.” Krista said, my little sister had always been able to read my moods, and she knew when I was worried, it didn’t matter how hard I tried to hide it.

“I hope you’re right Krista.” I said with a slight sigh. “I know going home is a good thing, and it’s definitely what I want, it’s the unknowns that scare me.”

“You aren’t going to be alone in this Sienna, Mom and I may not understand what you are dealing with, but we are going to be there for you, when you go home, just as we are now.”

“I know Krista, and I am really grateful. I know that without you and Mom and most importantly my relationship with Christ, I couldn’t do any of this.”

Krista fell silent, lost in thought once more. We both often got lost in thought. We were a like in that way too.

Lord give me the strength I need when I go home. Help me to adapt and continue to live my life to the best of my ability. I could not do any of this without you Lord, I know that and I thank you for giving me the strength I need. I know that without you I would not be doing as well as I am. Lord even the doctors are surprised, but I don’t always feel like I am doing so well. I love you Lord, and I thank you.

Mother had gone to get a few things at the store, to make sure that we had everything necessary when I was released in the next few days, I knew Mother would make sure the house was stocked with whatever she felt I might need. I didn’t want her to feel that she needed to go out of her way, but she did that all on her own. Mother was kind like that. She made sure everyone had what they needed and if they couldn’t get it for one reason or another, she would get it for them if at all possible.

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Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller http://www.facebook.com/fansofMichellerkidwell