My beloved daughter Katie, was in a tough car accident a few weeks ago, leaving her with a concussion. Not knowing anything about what is called an “invisible injury,” I assumed it would pass quickly and she would pop back into her bright, powerful self.
What I am learning, is the tremendous challenge and long-term healing these things take – on every level. Of course physically, there is visual and cognitive therapy to be done, but also pain and migraines to live with, and extreme light and sound sensitivity to endure…for months. This would be a deep challenge for the best of us, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Katie, being a single mom to two beautiful small children and working full time as a teacher, has her plate full, so to speak. Fortunately, she has been graced with a friend and partner to assist and support her, because it has become a marathon of healing.
I’ve learned much watching her move through this time of healing. …