Long Time Passing...
Remember that song? I was just thinking a lot of us could probably subsitute the word "friend" for "flowers".
I have been dealing with pain and lack of energy for ten years, but it became overwhelming in May of this year. That is approximately seven months. I don't have the time or the energy to go out a lot. It takes all of my energy to go to work, church, grocery shop, cook and keep the house as tidy as my energy level will allow. Most weeks, I don't have enough energy to do all of that well, if at all.
I guess I have been isolating myself by not going to as many functions as I used to, but I don't have much of a choice. Thank goodness for my husband. He is my best friend. He always has been, and hopefully, always will be.
I really appreciate this community because people here understand what others without a chronic illness cannot. I imagine many here can relate to what I am so inadequately trying to say here tonight.
It is kind of sad in a way, but in another way it is quite alright. When a person only has a limited amount of energy, he/she comes to realize what people and what functions are the most important in this life. I find great comfort and joy in my faith, and I find great comfort and joy in those people who are in my life now. They are truly flowers in my life's garden, and they have not gone away.
Published On: December 14, 2010