It has been a very hectic spring, so this is very late, but I'm pleased to have had an essay in the March (Brain Injury Awareness Month!) issue of Hope Magazine. The issue had a special section on young people affected by brain injury and my essay explores my own history with head injuries, as well as being a caregiver for Steve, and how that all led me to my current position with the Brain Injury Association of America's Maine Chapter. You can read the issue and my essay, "Overcoming Barriers," here.
My latest essay, up on Role Reboot today, is a meditation on all of the times that people have marveled at my strength and how I honestly believe that we are all just doing the best we can.
"I don’t think people understand how little control one has. It is a tidal wave, and you have no choice but to move with the water. When you don’t move with it, that’s when you break. That’s when you drown. That’s when you’re never again found. And deep down, we all want to live, so you just have to move with the wall of water. Strength, love, and life be damned."
Read Moving with the Water.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.