April 28, 2018

I awakened early,

and all seemed still asleep.

A cup of tea,

a wicker chair,

a sunporch just for me. . .

but I was not alone,

you, too, were there.

I hungered for your music,

heard when we’re alone.

You never disappoint!

I sipped and listened to the gentle breeze

the creaking of the porch door,

the singing of a bird high in the tree.

Soon I heard the tinkling of tiny tear drops

of moving water in the rivulet nearby

and they mirrored myown

tears of thankfulness and joy.

Soon the day would grow busy

and the gentle sounds of your gifts,

your voice,

would be lost in the confusion

and distress.

But in the din I will close my eyes

for just a moment

so that once more

I can hear your music.

It is well.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2018

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Physical Therapy LSVT Big

April 20, 2018

NEVER LOSE HOPE! God’s plans are ALWAYS bigger and better than our own!

Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

Tomorrow I will be graduating from a specialized physical therapy program at people with Parkinson’s disease called LSVT Big. Big is a 4 week international exercise and functional program designed to improve the patient ‘s abilities. The exercises target mobility, balance and endurance. The exercises seemed so much more difficult than I thought they would be. At the first session, I questioned whether or not I would be able to finish. Based on my abilities on the initial evaluation, I wasn’t sure at all that I could do the program. But trying to be optimistic and hopeful, I pushed forward. Premier Physical Therapy had prepared me with strengthening exercises, balance activities and endurance training.

Well ,how did I do? Did I see any area that improved? Big was phenomenal. It seemed that I made small and not so small improvements daily. Friends and acquaintances started to notice some changes and…

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April 20, 2018

To repeat another’s words

rather than my own

is the same

as wearing a borrowed hat,

or chasing someone else’s dream.

In order to change the world

for the better

I must be authentic

to do my part.

I am a unique creation of the Most High!

His plan .. . His gifts . . .are best.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2018


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April 18, 2018

No matter where we are HE IS!

Not a day nor night went by while in hospital and rehab without the Lord sending someone or several to share His love with, share testimony with, and more. It was ALL HIM! For the willing servant, blessings flow to and through us!

Surrender, listen, follow!


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April 18, 2018

My recent total hip replacement surgery was a success and in a few months, God willing, the other will do likewise!  The Lord showered me with His presence and love the entire time!

I continued writing while in hospital, but low tech – PEN AND NOTEBOOK!  Be blessed!

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