The hardest thing about my illness is my diminishing physical strength and energy. I miss going out and participating in the spiritual, social and educational amenities of my Community. It is important I keep my cognitive skills… they’re dependent on verbal interaction with Others. These Others continue to be a large part of my daily life.
The biggest challenge has been asking for help even when there are many generous offers of assistance. I no longer have mobility since I sold my car. I am now dependent on others for rides.
I’m not frightened. I’m at peace as I dwell within a Chrysalis created by many prayers. There is no worry about tomorrow or yesterday: I am waking each morning with thanks for the gifts of that day, remembering each day is a new beginning.
I think of these pictures as history, and that history will live on, if all stay connected. Three things are important to me…my family, Community and the beautiful natural environment in which I live.