Days In=Days Out

I believe I have said in other blogs that I am blessed with the ability to work at home full time. It’s days like the recent weekend I had that makes me truly appreciate it. I had to go into work for three days. Luckily, the third day was only a half day.     The […]

Celebration of Life: Your Angel’s Name

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day he asked God: “They tell me you are sending me to Earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small an helpless?”     God replied, “Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will […]

Celebration of Life

Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to a special celebration service to honor the mother of a friend. Her mother lived to be 102 1/2 years old and lived life to its fullest. This celebration service was a great reminder of what is important in life and a very moving experience. The […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

I know a lot of people worry about telling their children about MS once they are diagnosed. Common thoughts of “how much will they understand?” “will they be scared?” “can they handle it?” and other frightening things run through their minds. I remember when I went through that. My kids were 9 and 7. My […]

Handicapped vs. Crippled

Before the days of political correctness, physically handicapped people were referred to as cripples. As we became more PC, most people stopped using the term, understanding that it was offensive. However, there are still some people who insensitively use terms like “crip tick,” “crippled tag,” or other similar offensive nicknames for the handicapped placard for […]

Who Am I?

Everyone finds and defines self worth at different times and in different areas of life. Many times, a person’s self worth changes ax they enter different phases of life. The hardest thing to do though is defining your self worth when a change came through no choice of your own. When the worth of a […]

Leaving them speechless

I learned early on that it can be difficult to tell people that I have MS. They don’t know what to say. They want to give support or compassion; they don’t even know which. It’s almost like they feel they should give condolences. I sometimes feel really bad about that, but other times I just […]

MS Enemy #1

Well, that may be too harsh. I don’t know if it’s enemy #1, but heat is up there on the list. Over the years I have been prompted to stay in the air conditioned house rather than go outside. I don’t enjoy the beach at all any more. And given the choice during the summer, […]

The Dumbass Decade

Everyone who has teenagers or deals with teenagers on a regular basis always complains how they think they know everything and how it is hard to talk to them. This has been the case since the dawn of time.  “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for […]

Body, Mind, and Soul

Yoga has taught me that everyone is more than just physical beings. We are all body, mind, and soul. MS may affect the mind, but really in a physical manner, so I feel only my body has the disease. I believe this strongly and would like to share that belief here by sharing my experiences, […]