Day 220 – A Flood of Emotion

Art Apple - Day Two Hundred TwentyToday has been emotionally difficult.

I’ve run myself down a bit physically and pushed more than I probably should have for the last month. I wouldn’t change a thing and really, I’m fine, just very tired.

So, I decided to sit down in my studio this afternoon and whip up an apple, get it posted, take a nice long nap and have a relaxing evening with Doug who’s spent many evenings in the last month alone bless his heart.

I turned on the computer and there in the Hope & Apples inbox was a new story. A Mother’s Day story that opened the flood gates of the emotions I’ve been holding onto. It really could have been my story – they are all extremely powerful and so meaningful – these stories are my story. They may be a little bit different here and there but spondylitis hits lives hard no matter how it hits.

I wish I could take the pain away. I wish I could take it all on myself. I wish for a cure so that mothers and fathers don’t have to worry that their children may one day suffer like they have. I let the emotions flood in, I had a good cleansing cry, and now I’m going to figure out how next I might continue the fight for awareness and –  of course –  a cure.

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

Day 220 was created in mixed media.

A story I wrote for the Fight Like A Girl Club weighed heavily on my mind too today.

Comments 4

  1. Vic wrote:

    Such a beautiful Apple Jenna. I also read your story on FLAGC and was touched by it as well.

    Posted 09 May 2011 at 7:29 am
  2. Jenna wrote:

    Vic – you are an awesome friend. I’m so glad that this horrible disease has had so many positives – the amazing friends and community! That FLAGC story is in my brain most days – it was really hard to share. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
    Big Hug!
    Jenna

    Posted 09 May 2011 at 8:08 pm
  3. Jackie Aitchison wrote:

    I would just like to send you a great big **hug** for all your hard and beautiful work.

    Jackie xx

    Posted 09 May 2011 at 8:25 am
  4. Jenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Jackie – it means so much to me to get your lovely words and ***hug***
    xox Jenna

    Posted 09 May 2011 at 8:05 pm

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