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.
Day 220 was created in mixed media.