Monday, March 14, 2011

Sometimes I forget





Sometimes I forget that he has MS. 

And then I am reminded again because he tells me that his whole left side is numb and it's probably because this last quarter in grad school was so emotionally exhausting/stressful and his body is feeling it now (it is all connected, you see). It amazes me how it is all connected and how our bodies/minds work together.

And our children are reminded again because daddy needs to rest (it is the only thing that will help in times like these.)

And our home is reminded again because that is where we will all stay an entire weekend.  No shopping, no playing, no romping about because well...we just don't want to leave him....and we shouldn't leave him...because being together, especially when someone is sick, is what matters most. 

Gosh I hate this part of our life.  The part that makes me remember.

I hate it I hate it I hate it. 

***

Dear Multiple Sclerosis,

I am so tired of you.  Leave him alone.  Please.

Your enemy, Carrie

***

I guess the walk this year will mean a lot because this moment in time will be so fresh in my memory.  Will you join my team?  Did I mention that it is the best walk/biggest party ever?

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Sorry.....

MommyJ said...

I want to hug you right now, friend.

Jackie said...

You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! You can do it!

Bridget said...

I just love that quote. Seriously. So cool.

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I so wish I lived closer and could be there for you. You can do this!! I love the quote!!

Stef said...

Carrie, I'm so sorry you guys have to have that! I will hate it right along side you.
I love that you are teaching your children that you support each other, no matter what!
You CAN do it!

NatureGirl said...

That is beautifully written Carrie. Hang in there. Thanks for the quote at the top and for reminding us to be grateful...

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You've got what it takes.

Lauren said...

:( MS is such a tough disease... especially during times of stress. has your hubby tried chiropractic? I'm a chiropractor and I have a lot of patients who come in when their MS is acting up and it helps control their symptoms a little bit better. I live in Arizona, but I'm sure you can find someone good near you. It's worth a try-- not perfect for everyone, but a lot of people with MS notice a big difference. Just my two cents!

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