Mornings With Melissa

Episode 3:


Oh I”m in a terrible psychological muddle.  Melissa is sick and the doctor ordered her not to be near anyone or any patient with such a terrible high fever, AND a cough. I have to admit and have fought so hard not be the one who needs the caregiver. But that had side expresses that, one caregiver per person needed, but the proper amount one way or another, is not arguably, one caregiver per person being tended. Now that we have that settled I want you to know that I tried to work hard and do our work, but it is no fun without Melissa.

Having to face the same daily torture, with no loving and sympathetic support is a fearful journey. I feel sympathetic towards her, and hate to fill her with the angst of my plight, but how can I protect her when she is protecting me? Melissa and I are responsible for joining our past lessons, and bringing them to our newly shared journey, which adds meaningfulness.

Melissa has become so important in my life. She keeps me going through the toils and troubles of being so afflicted and constantly are there to sooth a mind full of fear and discomfort. I can’t imagine life without her at this juncture, so I will not imagine anything more than the truth, and the truth is I miss you come back soon.


I complain a lot about living through these moments of Horror and Fear. Melissa is tired of hearing me say that and said in a strong teacher voice, “So, now that so many things are getting better and you are involved with your writing again, I bet if the hit man came to give you your wish and stood in front of you with a gun, you would not say yes to this plan of y ours, right?

You know she has hit pay dirt and you brace for the turmoil you can or cannot take a part in. Of course, on special days where life rolls along, grinding a melody out the sandy trail ahead, the Hit man will not be summoned today. Not today Melissa, not today.

Please feel free to leave us your comments and thoughts.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carolu
    Sep 28, 2019 @ 11:13:54

    You have always been an inspiration to me. You still are. I love you♥️❤️♥️


  2. Marie Loscalzo
    Sep 28, 2019 @ 13:35:02

    So sorry to hear Melissa is ill and can not attend to your needs. I pray she will be back by your side soon. In the mean time keep writing; that is one of your many gifts.
    My plight with Pico, a cat I adopted in May, seems so meaningless next to your situation. Twice in the last week I was sure the coyotes had caught him when he didn’t return home, and twice my anguish has been relieved with his reappearance. I give and receive so much love to and from my animals; they are like family to me.

    Take deep breaths and think positive thoughts. Know you are loved by many.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 06, 2019 @ 10:30:00

      I would like to thank you for always being there, you are a good friend. I hope Pico is doing well, Melissa’s cats are her family too. Watch out for those coyotes. Please send us a picture of Pico, great name. M & S


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