Yesterday was World MS Day- so I pretty much messed that up. Because I am telling you about it today. A day late. Oh well, such as my life.
As many of you may be aware, MS is a disease that took my family by surprise, about 30 years ago. In the mid 80s, my Mama started having all kinds of crazy things happen to her. She was losing feeling in her legs & hands. Her memory was failing her. She had chronic UTIs. She was having back problems & other assortments of painful ailments. And she was only in her early 40s! After many doctor visits, much worry, lots of praying, & a plethora of medical tests that we had never heard of in our lives, Mama was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Thus, began her journey & ours with her, as the long road home. It was not pretty, convenient, or anything that she ever imagined doing. However, we learned, out of all the things in life you can really do something about, sometimes, your health is not one of them. We learned we loved her & each other more than we could ever know. We stuck together & supported one another. My Mama, Daddy, brother, grandmother, & I had people come out of the woodwork to help us. People that were right there with us, until she passed away May 24, 2002. For that, we will be forever grateful. You just can’t handle all of this by yourself, ya know? It was a humbling, painful, heart wrenching, exhausting, loving, heartbreaking, beautiful something you never want even your worst enemy to go through kind of experience. And I did not know the World MS Day of recognition- for all these wonderful people was yesterday. Serves me right. I am just awesome like that. Anyway, I got on the website, which you can go to here.
Maybe you might go over there & honor these folks, too. May I just say may God bless the people with this disease & their care givers. I love all y’all.
Thank you for taking time to stop by today. I am always glad to see you! I hope you have a good rest of the holiday week (this is Friday, right?) No wait. I’m not sure. I have to be going now, I will be much better off washing clothes!