Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Bill Johnson, iEdward Patterson, iKate Saundby, iPaul Kyriazi, iErnie Heavin, iCarol Tetlow, iMel Hathorn, i

  Home > Memoir > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 7,218 Titles
· 16,280 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003


Subscribe to the Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Albert Russo: a poetic biography, volume 2-texts & photos
by Albert Russo

a photographic and poetic itinerary of Albert Russo's life (he has resided on three continents) and literary production (in English and in French)..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Traveling a Rocky Road with Love, Faith and Guts
by Sylvia Ramsey

A life's journey through child abuse, polio, bladder Cancer, caregiving and more. Inspirational showing that with perservance we can survive it all...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

   Recent articles by
Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen

No Longer Denied
Come and Gone
Food For Thought...Could Anyone Make Me Stop Writing
Balancing My Two Passions, (Writing and Publishing, Children's Ministry)
The Power To Reach Hearts With the Written Word
Preadator: Terri Blackstock: A Review
Be Done With the Nit Picking Lets Start Living Like Christians!!!
A Few of My Thoughts on Life In Spite of Me!! Wow What a Testimony!!!
Guest Author Interview Anita Higman and Janice Thompson Authors of Ozark We
Ahh The Faith of A Child
Book Review: Front Page Love: Paige Lee Elliston
Book Review Change of Heart Page Lee Elliston
           >> View all

I'll Stand Tall Until I Can Not Stand At All
By Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, May 25, 2009
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Living with a disability becomes a lifelong lesson in not taking the little things for granted...

It's easy this day and age to loose sight of the things that really matter.  We get wrapped up in the little things, but we take those little things for granted.  I think for myself at least it is time that I take time and look at the things that really matter, and appreciate the little gifts in life, because in many ways they are the greatest gifts we can be given.

Living with a disability becomes a lifelong lesson in not taking the little things for granted,  I know that the things I may be able to do today, I may not be able to do tomorrow, so as one of my favorite quotes says:

"I am only one, but still I am one. I can not do everything but still I can do something." Edward Everest Hale in a Speech he gave about his Cousin Helen Keller.

I do not take the things for granted, but neither do I allow myself to dwell in the valley of self pity.  I have to much life to live so that really is not an option for me.  I have kids who need me, and friends who are my strength when I am weak, and I try to be there's as well.  Yesterday I found myself talking briefly with my friend with MD, she is not one to really talk about herself and what she is going through, but with me, because we both struggle she does open up some and yesterday she admitted that the pain had gotten worse, not that it slows her down, she was still doing what she does, and she still prayed with me over Amber, and my own battle with pain, but both of us are of the school of that if we don't lose it we are going to use it, and I truly believe it is our faith, and the wonderful support system we have that has allowed us to come this far.

I think having pets has been another advantage in my life my dogs and cats are great company, and Mychael is a great protector.  He has a sweet temperament for the most part, but if he feels he is in danger he will definitely do something about it.  Abby is such a joy too, my friend Fran got her for me a short time after Nonna died, and that helped me through the process of grief.

My niece Amber shows me all the time the importance of appreciating the little things.  I love the fact that I have such a great niece, who can take the time to enjoy the little thing.  I love the sound of her laughter when she plays with my Moms Puppy Marissa!  Or when she gets one of Teddy's toys and starts playing with Him.


Reader Reviews for "I'll Stand Tall Until I Can Not Stand At All"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2009
Sweet piccys and great article, Michelle; well penned/illustrated!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

Keep me in your prayers, please!!
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 5/25/2009
Great pictures!Was like I was in your house with you. Your pets are SO cute!Your attitude and faith is wonderful!

With Love,

Books by
Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen

Shadows From Our Past A Marishka Tanya Alexei Mystery Book Four

Buy Options

Buried Truths: A Marishka Tanya Alexei Mystery Book 3

Buy Options

Deception Beneath: A Marishka Tanya Alexei Mystery Book Two

Buy Options

A Sisters Justice A Marishka Tanya Alexi Mystery Coming Soon

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

With A Little Help

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Hope Valley

Missing At Midnight

Longest Poem written by Nikhil Parekh - Only as Life by Nikhil Parekh - Indian Poet

This book aims at eventually arriving at the veritable meaning of the chapter called Life - interweaving through countless elements and analogies offered by the boundless creations..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey with SPD by Chynna Laird

What would you do if your child suffered with something so severe it affected every aspect of her life? And what if your cries for help fell on deaf ears at every turn? Yo..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.