The kitchen along with the two bedroom duplex I lived in from 2001 until one year ago 2013 in April-was my favorite room. My dad-Ernest Carl Le Pore-in heaven now-loved cooking. I will always remember the best of who he was and he man he was when I was younger. Dealing with living next to him with congestive heart failure and severe, crippling arthritis, changed my life and made me stronger and made me move in an instant to help.
My mother-Ramona Lea Le Pore-who is was alive, when this was written living in Moreno Valley in an Alzheimer’s Care home, and is in heaven with God now was the best family member I had. She remained true, remained kind, loving, and held the values she instilled in all of us as children.
I never got to see my mother before she died, and let’s just say that the hatred of the brother in law who was power of attorney was stronger than the good I wish had prevailed.
When this was written I was dealing with a fractured wrist, and was lucky to type the very words people read on this site. All my struggles made me rethink how important my hands were and how grateful I am now able to type these words with both hands.
I remember how I struggled to create a system with one hand and built it to 35 w.p.m.
I am grateful I am now able to type as before, even though my left index finger and ring fingers hurt…they move. I will be going to occupational therapy soon too and know my mobility will improve.
Many years later I have osteoarthritis in my hands and ankle but I still type and I play piano, cook and even teach a student piano.
I always focus on what I can do, which is quite a bit, rather than what I cannot.
I practice Mind Body Spirit meditation, Tai Chi, yoga, aromatherapy, and believe in the philosophy of only have those around you who are of high-caliber integrity and I don’t know anyone, family included if they’re not a good person because people without Integrity as my family were will drag you down like a lead weight.
Who you avoid is just as important as who you associate with. My mom taught me that when I was a kid and I’m still going with it she was a pretty wise lady I only wish my siblings would have listened to her.
What have you been through that changed you?
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Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Updated on May 14th, 2018.
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Remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger although I really don’t want to be tested anymore. I just want to thrive and not just survive make use of every god-given ability that I possess, which are quite numerous actually.
if you ever feel down about anything just make a list of everything that you have going for you and before you know it you’ll forget about the other thing altogether!