Life is never how you expect or predict it to be. Things happen today that we couldn’t have anticipated. We have no easy or predefined path to fulfillment, joy, or nirvana. Forget about your navigation as your direction can — and will — change at any moment.
My compass spun exactly 10 years ago. After months with Epstein-Barr virus, I awoke one November morning unable to speak or move. One week earlier, I had fallen backward in my tub. My inexplicable loss of balance inspired me to make an appointment with a neurologist. I couldn’t have predicted the diagnosis that I received.
Multiple sclerosis was an unexpected detour. I was lost. Yet, in the absence of road signs, signals, and mile markers, I began to make my own way. Lack of external assurances served to strengthen faith in both myself and my God.
Now, 10 years later, I am proud of whom I have become. My abundance comes as a direct result of my diagnosis. I choose to thrive alongside MS. Thriving is not the absence of pain, sadness, and progression. It is merely the decision to shine regardless of what accompanies you.
Ten years later, and I am proud to be a partner in change. I have raised over $10,000 for Walk MS. When I could no longer walk the course, I increased my goal — and met it.
Ten years later, and I am employed because of my MS. I work with kind, intelligent, and compassionate individuals. I love what I do, whom I work for, and those I work with. I am blessed.
Ten years later, and my faith humbles me. God is good and continues to guide my existence.
Ten years later, and I still volunteer. Giving back is integral to my success as a human being. Finding dogs forever homes through our rescue is a gift.
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?