On the fourth of July, 2007 Caleb Potter was involved in a skateboarding accident.
He suffered serious injuries and continues to need all of our positive thoughts and prayers.
This blog is to serve as a space for updates on Caleb's journey of recovery.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I have not visited these pages for some time now. I slipped for awhile into a sad and lonely place only to re-emerge again stronger than before. I am setting my sights on either starting up a residential brain center here (somewhere on the Cape) or at least re-locating so that Caleb's life can be richer and more fulfilled. Memory is no stranger to him and he misses all the activities of his prior "life" and is basically just bored most of the time. Jenny came by and we cried through a good part of her visit..tho it was by all means a lovely connection, and to see her again was rich. I wish her peace.

The art show for brain injured will take place on April 16th if any of you can make it. Caleb has been painting flowers all week, and it is a gentle reminder that my gardens will be in full bloom very soon,looking like his paintings, and reminding me that just when life looks and feels like the dark of winter, a pinch of green strikes through to make me smile again.


Jerry G said...

Sharyn, it has been a while and for some reason, your post today struck me as very sad. Maybe it's your mention of possibly relocating (I know how much you love Wellfleet) or your comment about Caleb's haunting memories. Maybe it's just the passage of time. Caleb's story is played out vividly in this blog - it amazes me to look back at some of the earliest posts from 2007. The realization that it's coming up on four years since the accident - well, if it's hitting me, I can't even imagine how it must be hitting you.

I hope you'll find peace in whatever path you choose from here. I hope you'll memorialize this blog in a book someday (you really, really should do that.) I hope Caleb will find engagement and good cheer in his world going forward - it sucks to be bored. I hope you'll remember that even though these pages may have grown sparse with time, you will always mave many friends among the weeds, out here in the real world (I know I speak for many on that count.) I hope I can make it to town on the 16th for the show. Regardless, my best wishes remain with all of you.


peg said...

Sharyn, None of us can stand in your shoes, but rest assured, we are standing right beside you, still.
I wish you peace and heart's ease.
As always, with hope,
peg from PA

Ryan Birchall Photography said...

I will be away the week of the art show, but please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the planning, set up, etc. xoxo R

moonmolly3 said...

Sharyn please post date and times and any more details readers might like to have!

Amy said...

Good to hear your voice, Sharyn, although it sounds sad. Whatever choices you make, you know you are always doing the best that you can. And we are all still here, listening and wishing you all the best.

Amy from western MA

janet said...

It's good to have you back. I've missed your words on these pages. Those little green shoots are working their magic! Hope you have some snowdrops. I'm looking forward to the art show.

Julie said...

We are always with you Sharyn, please know that you have the love and support of friends, family, and strangers from afar.


MsGraysea said...

I'm sorry to read that you have been in such a bad place. May Spring lift you up and brighten the world for you and Caleb.
Are you familiar with the Doreen Grace Brain Center in Mashpee?? I am not sure what is happening there now but it has been a great resource for many years. I've been there for seminars and it is a most lovely and welcoming space.
It might be worth a call to inquire - 508-477-5300.
Warm wishes for success with the art show.

Erin G said...

Hi Sharyn,
I still check in on you and Caleb on this site. As a Cape mom of three young boys, I've loved reading your wisdom and perspective. Also, your connection to Wellfleet and its riches has drawn me in. And, as an English teacher, I've loved the power of your writing. Finally, my brother in law is a TBI survivor, now in his 50's. His injuries have brought us all challenges and insight. Big hugs to you. Please know you have a fan club. Erin

Ellen Webb said...

Ah . . . so good to hear your voice! I immediately looked to see what we had out here and found this link: http://www.sbicares.org/
Take a peek at the folks in the pics--they look like the right kind of people to be around. Sending you love and light! El