When my mom got diagnosed with ALS in November of 2008 my life changed forever. Nothing in my life up until that point had been as devastating as the news I got that day. My life after that point became exponentially harder. There were times when I wondered why it was happening to us. There were moments when I thought I couldn’t go on. It was too hard. There were moments when I couldn’t imagine it getting any worse, and it did. Again and again and again. But we got through it.
It has taken me a lot of time to heal from the pain, but I have. In fact, I am stronger then I was before. I started making changes in my life, doing things that I was afraid to do. Through great pain comes great self discovery. You learn how strong you truly are. You learn that you can do things that you never imagined. Don’t get me wrong, I wish she was with us today, but I also know that I wouldn’t be where I am without that experience.
It is all meant to be.
So when you are going through a hard time remember that it will eventually get better. Maybe it will get worse before it gets better… but it will get better. You will heal. You will learn from the experience and it will make you a stronger person.
There were moments in the last 3 years when I didn’t want to get out of bed. When I thought life was too hard to handle. I wanted to crawl under a rock and block it all out. But I didn’t. I got through it.
And so will you.