I want to take a bit of time to share my admiration and appreciation for my family who lives with this disease every day that I do. Too often, I am the only one who gets credit for the courage and strength it can take to deal with the challenges I have been given.
There was a time when I wondered if I would every meet “Mr. Right”. I wondered if it was possible to find someone that I loved AND that would love me, regardless of the extra challenges that I have. I knew that I had no choice as to whether or not I was going to deal with the fact that I had MS. The people in my life, however, they have a choice.
As destiny goes, I did meet Mr. Right. My husband, Nolin, will tell you, he had no choice. When you fall in love, there is no decision that is possible to stop the fate of love. There is no condition or limitations to love and nothing to do but enjoy the ride. I am very blessed and grateful to have Nolin in my life. He is my rock when I feel weak (physically or emotionally), my partner in raising our family and creating our life and he is my best friend; someone who I know will always be there with me, no matter what.
It was not until Nolin and I had our baby that I truly understood how much my parents love me. I have of course always known my parents love me but the experiencing having a child myself allowed me to see their love on a whole other level. When I think of how I would feel if Logan was ever sick or injured, it just makes my heart sad. To me, it’s almost worse to have someone you love in pain as you have no control or ability to make it better. My mom is, without a doubt, the bravest person I know. She is always there for me. No matter what else she has going on in her life, unconditionally. Although she may not even realize it, her love, make me feel better.
I could go on to tell you about the extraordinary friends and family I have but suffice it to say I feel very blessed to have so much love in my life.