Cowboy With A Cause is the third book in the Cowboy Cafe series and is out this month. I’ve talked here many times about my crazy family but I dedicated this book to my daughter, Darlene.
A little over two years ago Darlene woke up with drop foot and neuropathy. At thirty-three years old she went immediately into a wheelchair. We shed many tears as she tried to understand why this had happened, as she adjusted to life without walking. It took a while for all of us to come to the realization that this wasn’t just a temporary issue and we needed to face the fact that she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
As she adjusted, finding the strength and will to continue living as if she had no disability, my admiration for her…my bi-polar, borderline child, grew. Then six months ago she was fitted with a brace that finally got her back on her feet. It was like a miracle…she could walk again under her own steam!
A week before Christmas she fell and broke her femur bone in her bad leg. At the same time I had just undergone hip repair surgery that limited my movement. As I whined about pain and being unable to drive, about not being able to bend over or wear high heels, she’s been a trooper once again.
We’re both slowly healing, but again she has reminded me of the strength of spirit she possesses, an acceptance of each and every obstacle life throws her way.
She’ll probably be back in the wheelchair after her bone heals and will need to re-learn to use the brace to walk, but I have no doubt that she’ll do just that. That’s why this book is important to me, for it celebrates all women who deal with difficult issues and just get on with life…because that’s who we are…because that’s what we do!
Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!