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Women of Light – by bethany mooter

Women of Light

I lift my heavy lids
to see the mountain I must climb
alone and quaking, despair don’t take me
My eyes don’t see, I hear a chanting
the light subsides, I behold their faces

Every women a precisely formed facet
refracting hope in diamonds of sobriety
the strength and radiance arresting

My step wavers, I look to fall
a web of goodwill and arms of might
steady me and set me right

I see my face in their suffering
I hear the wisdom in their call
the innate goodness in every being
the bond that makes us more than sisters
this we fight for, a life worth living

We are Joan of Arc, we are warrior women.

 

By Bethany Mooter, 2012 (?)

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Pictures of the “I’m Alive” Party

Well we had a great turn out for the party with many of Beth’s friends stopping by to visit.

Everyone had a chance to share a funny story about Beth either while she was in the hospital recovering or even before the accident.

We also did a bit of playing and singing with Malory, Rach and myself getting down on the guitar.  We played the Wagon Wheel song so much and Sandra came up with some awesome lyrics about Beth…just amazing!

I wish we could have gotten more pictures but everyone was just so busy and having fun!

Thanks to everyone who came and brought some great food it was a blast!

Here’s all the pic’s we have..sorry.

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Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Bethany Turns 3!!!

Oh wait..that’s not right!

Announcement!

  If you love BETHANY GRACE MOOTER we are having a Celebrate Life party to honor this amazing survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury 3 years ago (May 20th was the actual 3 year anniversary…)

Potluck
June 1st Sunday

 Where? At 613 e 8th Ave. @ 2pm.

  Please bring your instruments if u play. Bethany wants to JAM.

Get the word out to friends of Bethany that may not be on Facebook. Bring a positive, upbeat, or funny memory that u have with Beth to share with everyone. We’ll be sharing some pictures of her early recovery just so we can be astounded and amazed at how far she’s come! Let’s celebrate!

PS: Please no alcohol

 

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Jeepers..FINALLY an Update! Gosh!!

Yes, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve updated Bethany’s blog (like since February!) but sometimes life is busy and I just don’t have a lot to say.

BUT, I will attempt to add a few things about Beth.

In General:  Bethany is doing well.  Her short term memory is slowly getting better and better.  Some days are better than others and it’s still a mystery the things she will remember and things she doesn’t.  We have a hard time pin pointing any one thing that helps more than the other, although if she writes things down it seems to help, but it’s difficult to get her to do that.  We’ll put note pads in her back pack, her pockets, anywhere we think it will help, and she just doesn’t remember she even has them, let alone that she’s supposed to write in them.  We’ve started numerous logs to have her write down things as they happen through out the day, and for a day or two it works, and then it doesn’t.  But we’ll keep trying as eventually something will click and it will happen.

Bethany still wants to be a nurse and I’ve started the process of financial aide (FASA) but until she can study and pass a test (driving permit) we are hesitant to actually have her start classes.

So, let’s see if I can do a quick sum up of some of what Bethany did this year:

May 2012: In May we traveled to Palouse Falls and had a wonderful time hiking and had a picnic.  The hike was especially challenging as we hiked all the way down to the water falls which in itself was tough, but just before we got to the “castles” (it’s the bunch of rocks just to the left and above the falls) we had to cross a section of trail that was at the most about 14 to 16 inches wide and fell off very steeply on either side.  Both Cass & I had an iron grip on Bethany as we traversed that section.  But as you can see below it was well worth it!

We appear to have done a fair amount of hiking this year as I was looking at my Facebook stuff and see pictures from various hikes.  One of the places we found (Sandy found, or was it Cass?) is Iller Creek hike just past Dishman.  We did a hike with Beth’s aunt and uncle from Boise, and then when her friend “Mutt & Elle” (love these names!) was visiting Spokane he and his girl friend joined us for another hike up and down Iller.  It’s a great place as you can see on both sides of the hill, Spokane Valley, and the Palouse.  Very nice.

Here’s a link or two to some of the pics:
Here’s another: (here)
And another: (here)

There’s more we did, but it’s close to my bed time so that’s all for now…oh wait, except for the hike we did today at the 9 Mile area north of Spokane!  It was a great hike, steep at 1st then leveled off, and on the return leg we had great views of the valley and river.  Sat on a bench and had a nice snack of cheese and apples..good times!

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Cassie’s a Star!

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Here’s some pictures of my older sister Cassandra posing for her picture in the noodle express commercial she did. I’m so proud of her! This billboard was on Sprague near University Ave. She has two more in Spokane somewhere. You go girl!

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Bethanys Ceramics

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Beth made this. She spent days on the face.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

My 1st Driving Lesson, or, “Hey, it’s just a scratch”

Well! I went on my first driving lesson today! I only hit 4 people! And the 3 of them will heal up just fine! The other one…well…. we’ll forget about that.

IM OH SO EXCITED I FELT REALLY GOOD OUT THERE, I THINK I’LL BE A GOOD DRIVER. I THINK I WILL RESPECT THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND NOT HAVE ANY ACCIDENTS. I THINK I FINELY FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT AND AM NOT SCARED ANYMORE. MY DAD SAYS I NEED TO WORK ON STAYING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. I DON’T KNOW WHY I KEEP DRIFTIN OVER BUT THAT SHOULD GET WORKED OUT SHORTLY.

Beth

Dad here: Yes, today was Beth’s 1st practice at driving.  For the most part she did well.   Once reason Beth never learned to drive is she could never get over the fear of 2000 pound weapon.  It used to scare the heck out of her.  Since her accident that fear appears to be gone. Beth drives like a brand new driver and does the typical mistakes new drivers make.  For instance, she has to look down to use the turn signal and she wasn’t sure which way to push it when making turns.  She also had some issues with the pedals, using the gas for the break and vice versa, although that only happened twice.

We did some panic stops and the 1st one took her a good 1.5 seconds before she responded, but each additional one she got quicker and quicker.

And for some reason, even when going straight, she drifts, rather quickly, over to the left side.  Although near the end of the 30 minute session she did so less frequently.

Parking.  Wellllllllll, that’s going to require lots of work, either that or the city’s going to have to increase the size of all the parking spots! 😉  We tried parking to the left and to the right, and she doesn’t have the feel for the car yet so normally she parked very close to the left line.  We also tried backing into a parking space and she got it right in the middle!…..of two spaces. LOL!  We had a good laugh at that.

So on the way home we talked about it and joked about it and had setup a joke to tell as we entered the door so Sandy could hear.  (That’s the one she typed at the start of this blog)

We also decided to add a few pictures to make the joke complete.  Enjoy.

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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized