16 Aug

Life here in Athens is good. I am have found some new friends. They are good people, and I enjoy thier company. I’m sure they will be friends long after I leave here. What makes it is nice is that they only know me in a chair. They don’t know me any other way. For whatever reason that is nice. There is no memory of the way I was and they don’t give me the same look many long friends give me. I understand the look many long-time friends look at me and I don’t blame them. I would give the same look to them if they were in the same situation. It is just human nature.

Life here is getting better on a weekly basis. I am on my own and living life. Looking back this was the best move I have ever made, and I have made many moves. I am learning to sit on my own four wheels. I am looking forward. I have hopes and dreams again.

Tomorrow, I am going to Portland and I am excited. I have a lot of friends there I have not seen since my brothers wedding.

Wish me luck and tell the person you love that you love them, they like to hear it.


Posted by on August 16, 2007 in Previous Posts


3 responses to “Athens

  1. Debbie & Larry Royds

    August 17, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Hey Joel. SOunds like you are making some progress in recliaming your life. Know that you are loved for who youare by many people. Safe travels to Portland.
    Deb & Larry

  2. William Gilman

    August 17, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    I can understand how it would be nice to have friends who have only known you in a chair. I’m sure it’s tough for old friends and family to adjust to the way you are now. I myself still have a hard time visualizing it when I think about you, even with all the pictures and movies. Keep making progress and have fun in Portland, say ‘ahoy’ to Bryan and Jess and little J.J. for me. I love ya man,


  3. Beth

    August 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Sounds like you don’t need luck. You are pushing forward on your own determination. Have fun in Portland. I can’t believe it’s been since Bryan’s wedding since I’ve seen those two! Give them both a big hug for me.



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