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  1. Jennifer Gorman says:

    I have been sick with three autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia for 18 years, plus the osteoarthritis in my knees and hips that mean I can’t stand or walk for longer than a few minutes, but surgery is impossible because of the autoimmune diseases and the infection risk. In addition to this my husband will need heart surgery, probably within six weeks, and my son has high functioning autism, severe depression and then fibromyalgia and cerebral palsy both making his muscle tone painful. I only say all of that to say I have heard that a lot, that it is all happening for a reason. Well, yes, and I have met wonderful people in life who I have never would have met due to my illness and my son’s autism, other people in the same boat, or professionals who were there to help. And my relationships have gotten deeper and stronger, or they have gone away, because I don’t have time for anything else, quite frankly. Most importantly I will go through anything in life, any fire to temper the silver that God is creating in me. He has done so much for me, He and Jesus, that I will do whatever they ask, I will do anything. And they have never, ever left my side. I feel their deep, abiding love for me day by day, moment by moment, holding me and holding me up so I don’t fall. But I agree, when people say glib, thoughtless things because they don’t know what else to say, that hurts more than anything. I would rather have them just be there and listen and say that they are there and listening and that they care. They don’t have to have answers or wisdom to everything.

    • Jill says:

      I am thinking that you share a beautiful courageousness to all around you by handling your circumstances with such grace! May God bring you joy as you hold on to hope in the middle of the painful storms. Jill

  2. Adina says:

    I adore you!