I woke up this morning to dear ones having texted me or sent me pictures of them wearing orange 🧡 today and support and solidarity to mark world MS day. Truth: MS sucks and it is often an invisible illness, meaning that often others do not see the inner struggles of our bodies. MS is a chronic disease that is different for every person who lives with it, one which is hard to predict and even harder to treat. There are no easy answers or quick fixes or a cure (yet).
I am so appreciative of the community of folks that choose to see me & remind me of these things when I forget. I’m grateful for the community of #MSWarriors that I have gotten to know since I was diagnosed- your strength, humor, & openness is a blessing in my life. 🧡And I’m so thankful for the community of my friends and family that are walking with us through this and who have shown such compassion, grace, and grit as I learn what it means to be a #MSwarrior & choose to mourn, rest, ask questions, & fight.
This disease & the enemy of my soul whispers lies to me that I am alone in the moments of pain or struggle but it is not true. And it is not true for you either. You are not alone. There is a fierce community of people doing this life imperfectly and choosing to be vulnerable, encourage one another, see each other, and be FOR one another. Marking #WorldMSDay today by seeing & being seen.
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