Thursday, July 28, 2011

#27 You being you is amazing

You being you is amazing
By Mary K. Mennenga

When what you can do is stolen from you
The mix of emotions is different for each person
Learning their life and all plans made
May need to be changed or at least need a lot of adjustments
The future is now more of a question mark
Your heart, spirit and love for life remains unchanged
Your not one to give up or quit when the gets tough
Knowing it's name is M.S. gives you power over it
Because you knew what it could and would do
M.S. didn't know the kind of fighter you are
You know the fight must be against M.S.
Not you!
What it takes from you isn't who you are only what you can do
You really are much more than just that
Knowledge is a powerful tool when the fighting
Must be done from the inside out
Having limits isn't  something you've had to deal with until now
Handling this isn't easy when it changes
One day you can the next your body fails it's not your fault
You know what the real reason is and it's not you
Getting people to understand does not always happen
Now all plan's made are tentative to limit misunderstandings
This is when we see how strong you are as you battle M.S.
Yet you still manage to take care of the people who love you
Of course you may not see it that way, your looking outward
We are looking in seeing your heart
That is the most amazing part of you being you


Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love your description of how we will fight this MS...then we fall, etc. It is amazing of you being you

Karen said...

You're right. People can look at folks with MS and think they appear to be healthy. My former boss told me that if she couldn't see my handicap, then I didn't have one. She noticed me using the cane more frequently and found a reason to let me go (after 5 years at the same job). She couldn't see the pain or fatigue so it didn't exist. Her husband left her. I didn't have to wonder why.

Travelogue for the Universe said...

You are Truly Fantastic! This is well said! Have a great week. mary

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Thank you for your kind and postive comments. When I write I tend to think, no one is going to understand what I'm trying to say. I'm glad you did. Have a great weekend:-)

Diane J Standiford said...

Indeed. And I hope people DO see me that way. If they can't it is because they haven't tried. Not my problem. I read your blog and note that my responses might have been quite different right after I was diagnosed. Now, eh.