Saturday, 21 August 2021

Nine years

Nine years seems impossible.

A time so far removed from the present that it seems surreal.

I remember I had a one year old then. One. Just a baby.

I've come to realize that it's important for me to recognize this day each year. As a moment in time that life became something completely different.

Nine years ago today I was given the news I had multiple sclerosis.  Everything changed.

At first, it was for the worse. It was challenging to navigate the new physical effects of the disease, but also the intensely emotional.

Now, it has become so normal.  A moment of losing my balance, needing to take each step so carefully, or getting so dizzy I need to spend hours in bed don't faze me. 

It's amazing how adaptive humans are.

So today, I celebrate my resilience, who I have become, and my hope for the future.

And we keep moving forward...