Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy St. Patty's Day. A day supposedly full of luck and of my favorite color...GREEN!

As you may have noticed I changed my blog template this week, I figured I can use all the luck I can get, maybe it will help. So enjoy the green and goldness of it all, until I decide to switch up.

Anyway, while checking my very favorite invisible illness support website, But You Don't Look Sick, I came across THIS article.

I hope you take the time to read the "Luck of the Spoonies," because it made me realize just how lucky I am and hope for what things will be like when I someday get the chance to be a mom.

Over the last four years I have had the opportunity to teach and learn from my family and closest friends how to live with a chronic, invisible illness. I'm lucky that those around me remind me in some subtle, some not-so-subtle ways to take it easy or be kind to my fragile body.

Even all the cute little people that I love so much, know about Al's boo boo/owie and ask or mention it often with concern and curiousity. And I believe we are teaching them compassion without even knowing it.

I know that when I'm a mom, I won't be able to have all the energy most other mothers do and I will probably need a lot of help and to adjust my ideas of what I "should" be doing -- and that will be hard. But I'm confident that good will come out of those struggles, and hopefully I can raise sensitive, kind souls like this woman is.

Hope you are all wearing green and pinching those who aren't;) May the luck of the Irish be with ya (said with a really bad Irish accent!)

** I first introduced you to But You Don't Look Sick HERE. Reading this never gets old.**

1 comment:

mrs.newton said...

Great post Al! And such a great story. Happy St. Patty's Day - a day late. :)