Finding Strength To Stand Up Again


Tara has been doing that and beyond.

Tara is a wife to a member of US Navy and a young mom of 2 beautiful daughters.

Tara was a stroke patient who learned to walk again. Her left side of the body once lost the ability to feel thus, burnt herself a number of times.

Tara has a sight loss.

Tara has prosopagnosia meaning she will never see the same face twice — not even her own face. So never get tired of meeting her again and again and again. You will be glad that you meet her anyway — again and again and again!

Tara’s words are full of hope and wisdom. She said this, “I am glad to realize that even though you may not have sight, does not mean that you cannot have a vision.” And this, “Remember we all lose something at times; however, when that loss has cleared away, what is remaining may turn into our newest prized possessions.”

Tara’s incredible spirit of positivity can inspire us to push our limit of what we think we are capable of doing; of giving thanks; of celebrating. Maybe we can learn from her. She actually wants us to celebrate with her — hear her here.

Tara, in our language it means ‘LET’S GO’. Shall we now go to her and say Hi? Don’t be surprised if you find her awesome because she truly is!


18 Responses to “Finding Strength To Stand Up Again”

  1. Rae,

    I am sorry that it has taken me so long to show my appreciation for both you and Tara “Findingstrenthtostandagain” I have mentioned your blog in one of my recent postings, “Gazing into the Abyss – a Deux,” on
    I am planning to hightlight several of your postings in a follow-up to the the one mentioned above. I hope you don’t mind and that you take it as a compliment.

    • Rae,

      OOPS, the blogs won again!

      Sorry for the the lack of a link to the proper blog or postings. To get the context of that comment, you will have to check my epilespy and aphasia blogs, particularly the postings concerning the CAT CAME BACK. Ever since the experience that precipated the Cat Came Back posting and one statement that I made in the posting. I have been singing Sonny Curtis’ 1959 song “I FOught the Law and the Law Won” with a slight change in the lyrics, “I Fought the Blogs and the Blogs Won.”

      • bendedspoon Says:

        Interesting blog titles — I will look into that!

        No need to apologize about not showing appreciation soon because I have this law in mind — If I appreciate somebody sincerely, even only in my heart, I consider that person appreciating me already. 😉 The moment one of us decided that the other is not worthy of appreciation then the connection will fall off.

        No worries in referring to my post or even using it. Thoughts are here for sharing and I should be thankful that somebody finds value in whatever is in here.

        I appreciate you! 🙂

  2. Spoon,

    Thank you your posts and for pointing others to Tara and her “Finding strength to Stand Again” blog. One of her recent posts concerning bumping into a glass ceiling is a must read for all of us who have anything to do with higher education, or raising children. Another must read for parents and people in any level of education is Mike Rose’s “Lives on the Boundary.”

    In one of your comments, you called Tara a miracle of God. Am I allowed to say “AMEN?” Although I mentally knew that God was a God of miracles, the experience of the past three years in my life and in the lives of others like Tara, have really taught me that God is definitely a God of miracles, and not a God convenience. Keep peaching it!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Yes to AMEN!
      I have read part of your story and this is the first time I heard of aphasia. Here’s my deep respect for living positively despite that your brain is affected — your heart is not. Thank you for sharing your story that others may draw knowledge and strength from it.

      And yes, God is a God of miracles. Let’s count our miracles each day!

  3. eric Says:

    What a blessing! I praise God for Tara! Thanks for sharing, ‘Spoon.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      The way she handles her situation is truly a blessing and I praise God too for the miracle of her!

      One of Tara’s story is she had the tendency to ask more than once, “How are you today?” to the same person. And if you don’t know her story, what would you think of her? But that doesn’t stop her from checking on others instead of keeping silent. Her attitude made me ask myself, “How are you today?”

  4. I am so glad you posted this. 🙂

    • bendedspoon Says:

      And I am glad you appreciate it!
      I have just read and replied to your email.
      I have just wiped my tears and here I am finding strength to stand up again. Oops that is Tara’s line — which I am borrowing.

  5. Debbie Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Tara with us! You have a way of finding the most beautiful . . .:)

  6. maggsworld Says:

    This helps me with perspective. Thank you for this doorway.

  7. jmjbookblog Says:

    What a beautiful post and what an amazing woman, Tara,must be! It makes me feel so silly how many times I have been upset over things that are so trivial after reading how someone can overcome real obstacles with such positive energy. God bless you and Tara. 🙂

    • bendedspoon Says:

      She’s really amazing for seeing so much beauty and leading others to see the same. If she can do it, we have no excuse not to. Blessings too to you!

  8. Oh wow! What a wonderful surprise to see this post. I am awed by the kind words you have written about me. Rea, thank you very, very much!


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Welcome and let it be known that my limited words and the way I write are not enough to describe you or anyone else that I admire. But still I want to pay my respect to your strength and your attitude of gratitude.

      God bless you 🙂

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