Friday, June 11, 2010

What Is Hiding in the Dark

This is interesting and a good reminder.

I have similar (but obviously, different) feelings about my chronic illness. People will say, "Oh, that's fantastic. You are well."

And I am, really. And I'm super-thankful for that.

But there is this thing lurking inside me. You can't see it, but I still know it's there. It still affects me, even though we can't see it. It still affects my thoughts and my hopes and dreams for the future. It never goes away.

I won't say I know how my friend feels, because I clearly don't. But her post today helped validate some things for me.

As a sidenote, my husband "gets it"--how I feel about this. He experiences these same things because we are so close. There is no doubt that our families are affected (albeit differently) by all of this, as well.

Which goes to show that everyone has all kinds of things going on inside them that we cannot see. Let's all be a little more tolerant today!