Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn't bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother's Day. I didn't have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don't need a day to be aware of … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

When You Want to Give Up

I just can't do it today. One year ago, you couldn't get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can't tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. I … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up

Ascending out of the Valley

There was nowhere left to turn.  We had done everything the rheumatologist had told us to do: gentle exercise, physical therapy, seeing a psychologist; yet, pain still riddled my daughter's body on a daily basis.  She was not the child I knew before fibromyalgia overtook her life. Until then, my daughter never met a stranger.  … Continue reading Ascending out of the Valley

Emptied, yet filled

I have wanted to sit down and write countless times prior to now.  I find myself in a state of void as my words, emotions, mental state have been spent.  The words I desire to peck out onto the keys before me lack any sort of cohesive structure. When your child is given a random … Continue reading Emptied, yet filled

Providential Perseverance

We weren’t ready.  After 10 months in Louisiana, we were called back to Virginia.  Although we wanted to stay, looked forward to continuing our bayou adventures, circumstances did not make sense for us to remain. “Movers move”, as I learned in my “Moving On” group, I just had no idea we would fall into that … Continue reading Providential Perseverance