Saturday, March 14, 2009

Why I Walk:

A Mother's Love

PAIN does not begin to describe the physical beatings MS delivers to my mother on a daily basis. PAIN does not begin to describe how MS mentally torments my mother on a daily basis. But HOPE, COMPASSION, L.O.V.E., DETERMINATION, DEDICATION, PERSISTENCE, COURAGE, STRENGTH, HUMILITY, FEARLESSNESS, AWARENESS, and MOTIVATION describe the characteristics she embodies that enable her to reject the condemnation that MS tries to inject in her spirit.

So many times she could have given in to the PAIN, and so many times she has DECIDED to fight - to not let this disease define her. That's the god in her. Her resilient spirit is relentless in its effort to combat the detrimental effects of MS, and she is winning. She is a WINNER. She loved me when I didn't love myself. She cared for me when I couldn't care for myself. She consoled me when I couldn't console myself. She felt my pain when it was too much for me to bear. She protected me when I couldn't protect myself. She is a part of me because she taught me how to be a woman. She taught me how to love. She taught me how to care. She taught me how to be courageous. She's teaching me how to live in victory. She has the victory. I need her. And, if she ever needs me, I'm here. Thank you Mother...for loving me in spite of me. I LOVE YOU.

My daughters and husband walk with me every year for the National MS Society Mid-South Chapter, but this is the first year my daughters did a personal page when they registered to walk...the above was written by my baby girl. I am blessed that my girls and husband give me my flowers while I am heart is smiling.



That is so wonderful and touching. You truly are blessed with a loving family. :)

Denver Refashionista said...


Diane J Standiford said...

My heart is smiling too. Good kids come from good parents. Bravo. said...

Hi there!

This is an absolutely fantastic piece!!

Keep writing!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Merelyme said...

I am definitely tearing up here. This is absolutely beautiful...thank you for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this inspiration but what does L.O.V.E., stand for?

Herrad said...

Hi Blinders Off,

Please take a look at my blog

For your Kreativ Blogger Award.



Jamie: Living with MS said...
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Jamie: Living with MS said...

God bless you and your family, I was just recently diagnosed with MS and I hate to see how hard it is for my family. You Mother is truly blessed to have a daughter like you. Please visit my blog, leave a comment and show your support. you and best wishes,
James Bishop

Blinders Off said...

My family give me the strength I need living with MS.

Thanks Herrad, I will be by to pick up my award.


Thanks for leaveing a comment and I will stop by your blog. You are among good people who live with MS and blog. Welcome to the blogosphere.

Blinders Off said...


I am sorry for calling you James. I went to your blog and tried to post a comment, but the link did not work. You also have a link that is new to me that says subscribe to post a comment and I prefer not to subscribe to comment. Let me know when you get your other comment link fix.

I will be visiting :)