I Don't Have Control Over My Condition. Here's Why That's OK.
I’ve had my “fake it till I make it” face on for a long time. But I’ve found grace in this journey. So, thank you.
Yes, thank you!
You will not win. I’m no longer a people pleaser, and I’m no longer living for the approval of other’s or wondering what they think.
So, for that, I thank you. I had compassion, but now I have more. I had patience and peace, but now I have more.
So you see, gastroparesis, you cannot win this battle with me.
Even when I have no control, it’s OK because I never truly had it. So what more do you have to say? My peace lives in a place where you have no claims.
See, the adversity you brought to me only brought me strength. No, not physical strength, but the important kind — spiritual and emotional.
So gastroparesis, you can’t define anything about me because you don’t even really know me.
For all of March, The Mighty is asking its readers the following: If you could write a letter to the disability or disease you (or a loved one) face, what would you say to it? If you’d like to participate, please send a blog post to [email protected] Please include a photo for the piece, a photo of yourself and 1-2 sentence bio.
Want to celebrate the human spirit? Like us on Facebook.
And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.