Monday, September 1, 2008
This is my first time to blog...so, I hope I don't sound toooo crazy, cranky, or just plain old! I've always loved to write in a journal, just haven't in soo many years. I think what I want to do the most though, is to receive advice, have prayers with and for me/family. But most of all to learn the best way to reach into my soul and recreate it on this site. So, most of all, be patient with me, listen to me, help me! I tend to overschedule myself, like so many of us do at this time. I am going back to school, finally figuring out in this old life what I want to be "when I grow up!!" I've worked for a nonprofit hospice for fourteen years and have gone through many changes, emotionally, spritually, medically, and educationally. I have been married to a wonderful man for the past ten years. It was truly through the grace of God that I met David and married him. Having been married previously for twenty three years, life was scary, exciting, overwhelming, and undetermined. And then came David. I have multiple sclerosis, being diagnosed at the tender age of 28. Been almost blind, on a walker, crutches, wheelchair, and feeling out of control, I have come to, not only embrace my MS, but to grow with it. At this time, I have been in full remission for almost one year, in October. You would never know that I have MS. But I do know that I have been put into this position for a reason. To help others and encourage others and teach others. Life changes on a dime for all of us. Besides the MS, my life has done a complete 180 in the last twelve years. And I have become a better person because of it. But, like I had begun this saga with, I tend to overload my plate at times. I tend to become overcommited with things, and then to feel like a failure when I've not completed some things. So, as my first blog of this date, I will end for now, and elaborate later. Let me tell you, though, I have the most beautiful family that God has given me and I DO know how blessed I am. With two beautiful daughters, two beautiful stepdaughters, five FABULOUS grandchildren, and a loving husband, I have been given much. Thanking friends and family in advance for reading, praying, and posting advise.