First, a note on courage, faith, and strength: these are not attributes that I claim to possess. Rather, they are the three key things I need most of all! I’m reminded daily that these are gifts from God, and not self-generated.
This blog was created as a place to share my thoughts on the intersection of life, faith, and chronic illness. I’ve had a life-altering neuroimmune condition, widely known as ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ (aka Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), for four years now.
Still hoping to recover!
Living with a chronic illness has required a shift in emphasis. Today, I’m still learning; lessons are hard-won. Thoughts of sharing the insights gained along the way have been with me for some time.
Part of me, I suppose, has feared that giving voice to my experiences might perpetuate the suffering, like oxygen to a fire. Well, it turns out chronic illness doesn’t work like that. Indeed, the more you try to smother the truth (denying your experiences), the more you are consumed.
I sincerely hope the observations shared here will both encourage and connect with you, dear reader. For both our sakes, I’ll keep the weekly posts short, i.e. 50 to 500 words.
With kindest regards,