Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence

Shauney Award

“Life is Moments”


I was graciously nominated for the “I am a part of the WordPress Family Award” by Shaun Gibson who struggles with two painfully debilitating medical conditions known as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome.  My words fall short of adequate in describing his walk as a survivor so I would like to include his words instead.

“Life is moments and we ride the bad ones knowing good ones will come again, and by doing so it helps us get through bad moments. I believe in moments, I cherish them.”—Shaun Gibson.

Thank you Shaun for helping us to further embrace and solidify the importance of the tangible sense of family so many of us have experienced here at WordPress.

Please go by Shaun’s place and give him a warm thank you for making this award just for us.


“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the Word Press Family has taken me in and showed me love and a caring side only Word Press can.

The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before.

This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award. Thank you”—Shaun Gibson.

Choosing nominees for an award is always very difficult for me because there are so many here who have supported, strengthened and encouraged me.  The number of people who have re-tweeted, ‘Facebooked’, and re-blogged my posts in an effort to bring an end to the silence of domestic violence are countless and I want you to know that I’m grateful for each one of you.

My nominees are as follows:













I would also like to add that I’ve experienced a few glitches on my site and I am having a difficult time locating other awards for which I was nominated.  :/

If you have nominated me for an award and I have not responded, please shoot me an e-mail and I will take care of it as soon as I can.   🙂

Author: Teela Hart

I am a mother, daughter, sister and domestic violence survivor.

12 thoughts on ““Life is Moments”

  1. Pingback: Life is Moments created by Shaun Gibson | Sabethville

  2. There is so much more in the WordPress community than I ever imagined when I first decided to give blogging a try. Teela, you are a strong survivor! You have been an uplifting word at the most needed times. I was sad when it looked like you were leaving. Kindred Spirits we are in this family.


    • I have discovered that there is indeed more to WP than I ever imagined. You have been a great encouragement to me as well. I am honored to be Kindred in Spirit. I have never considered myself to be strong and I feel quite the opposite most times. Your words are very encouraging to me.
      Thank you AoA and I mean that. ❤


  3. Congrats my dear. You are do deserving of all of your recognition. Your fight and your shouting voice to change things are inspiring.


  4. I’ve been is chronic pain since a car wreck in 1978. After two surgeries I was put on pain management. After a decade of methadone for pain I weened off last month and am still in detox mode. Makes it hard to function. Anyway, congratz!! 🙂


    • Thank you. 🙂
      Methadone is metabolized extremely slowly and is actually stored in the lipid (fat) tissue and even the bones. It helps to drink lots of gatorade or half gatorade half water. Getting back to “normal” can take as long as a year. (not the detox process)
      I do understand how you feel, I took it for over a year following a severe injury to my arm. The light at the end of the tunnel is that you should be through the worst part and it will get better each day from here on out. (that’s as far as the detox process goes) 🙂
      I ended up in Physical Therapy to help with the pain.
      And taking over the counter pain relievers. :/


      • Thank you Teela. I have never been so miserable and scatter brained. I know it will take a long time to feel better, I’m amazed and proud of myself for sticking with it, it got really bad. I was extremely sick, and I have to care for my elderly mother. I had to function no matter how sick I felt. Doctor’s refused to help with a shorter acting pain med to get me through the withdrawl. I just tuffed it out. And it was hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m still not well, and I would recommend that no ne put this junk “medicine” in their body. It takes so long to get out it seems like forever. I’m glad you know what it’s like. Very hard to think and function. t/y


      • I am AMAZED that you are going through that and caring for your mother. I had to have help getting off of it and I still felt like I was dying. Your strength is unbelievable. I’m proud of you too. If I had known that the drug is absorbed into the bone marrow prior to starting it, I wouldn’t have taken it at all. I consider it an EVIL that words cannot express. If someone were to ask me if they should take it my answer would be an emphatic NOOOO!!!
        Depression also comes with the detox process, so if you can, try to get sun or have the curtains drawn. That will lift your spirits. You might want to take a multivitamin too. The B12 will help with the drain of energy and the Vit. D and calcium will help with restoration of bone tissue. I hope you don’t mind me telling you all of this, it’s just that I FEEL your misery. The memory is still poignant in my mind and forever will be.


      • Thanks again, this is an experience I’ll never forget. Fact is the doctor who put me on it 10 yrs ago said he’d refuse to treat me if I didn’t take it. After a month I stopped and he said I could no longer go to the VA Clinic, which is my only health care option, if I didn’t get back on it. So now he refuses to help with detox, so I have to do it myself. Strange system the VA is. 🙂


  5. Congratulations, Teela – and thank you for nominating me. xxx


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