|Eli two days ago after a haircut.|
I always like to think that this page, and my blog at www.stansgotafrog.com is for you. So, that you can be informed, feel connected, and continue to pray for Eli. I always kind of think of it as my work and my hand in Eli’s healing, keeping the prayers going. But, it’s for me. I need it. Thank you for allowing me to reach out to you when I need to.
While preparing to update you, because I know that you are watching for it, I sat down to my stress-food lunch, and wanted to lead into the blog with something depictive of my morning and how I felt, so I googled “Hanging Cloud”, thinking the obvious: quotes about self-pity, perpetual sadness, living with sadness. Google shared with me that Hanging Cloud is the name of a Indian warrior from the Wisconsin territory in the 1800’s. The daughter of the chief of her band, she was a “full warrior”, meaning she was equal to the men in responsibility, skill, participation and accolades expected of a warrior. She was a legend in the Northern Plains among the native Americans and the settlers because of her conquests and because she fought and killed to defend her people. She was the pride her father, and a confident woman of purpose. The information infers that her status and accomplishments were important to her as well. When her chief father died, she defended her village from a massive attack, and one researcher wrote that she was most proud of that time in her life as a warrior. She did not marry a native American because none could prove to be her superior. So, she married three white men. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well, one left her as soon as they had a child, the other two left her for white women. I think she would have done better with an inferior Indian warrior. She had six children and died in 1919.