Trench Vibe

winter winds whip on the front lines of all things
health + wealth + being + nothingness + that which lies within

mindfulness on steroids, escaping deeply
alert and ever watchful, losing sleep

focused when it’s called for: track, weigh, record
we watch and we wait, apply and observe
we are learning so much

we are a unit, team, organism
we are biotic: probiotic, symbiotic, antibiotic
our dance has a rhythm all its own

ebbing, flowing, stretching, growing, we crawl our way through each day
we exhaust ourselves
we rest, reconnect, regroup

our trench has headaches + heartaches + muscle aches aplenty
we fly under the radar yet demand all of your attention

we rejoice when life feels peaceful and balanced
we fight for those days with more laughter than tears
we feel pain deeply and not just our own


Our Sunday finest


About Natural Mama Notes

4.4.2020 I started this blog in September 2014. It was a 38th birthday gift to myself, a fulfillment of a long-held wish to share my perspective on the world. After a breast cancer diagnosis in June 2017, I used my blog to share details of the alternate reality I was experiencing. In September 2017 I used this space to share the trauma and healing of my son, who was diagnosed with PANDAS in May of that year. PANDAS is when a strep infection triggers neuropsychiatric disorders. I completed cancer treatment in December 2018, and haven’t written much since. I felt the need to withdraw as part of my healing process. I deactivated my Facebook account, barely viewed other social media. I’m still hesitant about stepping back out there, but I’m feeling the pull. We’re in a global crisis, and the news is dire. If I can add some levity or a more positive perspective with my writing, that is my hope right now. May you find the gems amongst the rubble.
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4 Responses to Trench Vibe

  1. Marie Cleary says:

    As the old saying goes “no one knows what goes on behind closed doors”. On the outside you all present with such a beautiful image of what a typical family is all about. You wear your cancer well Danielle. You look beautiful, healthy as well as Jerry and the boys do. Because of your positive and healthy attitude toward this minor bump in your journey of life you are going to have so much to look forward too. I know you have your sad days as a family and it has to be hard to keep up the good thoughts but you do. One day you will all look back on this and say “remember when” as you and Jerry sit in your rockers on the front porch with the grandkids running around the yard. Stay strong, healthy and wise my darling daughter. You have an army supporting you in your fight. Love you lots.

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  2. Anne Sugden says:

    loved this!

    Liked by 1 person

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