Psoriatic Arthritis came into my life last year, but actually long before. October 29 is WorldPsoriatic Arthritis Day. I want to share with you what PsAis and how it makes me feel.
I want to get real with Psoriatic Arthritis. I don’t want sympathy because there are far worse things I could have. And, I am thankful for my health. But, I want to get real and show you, with my words, what is like to have this disease.
World Psoriasis Day is a day conceived by patients, to bring international awareness and a voice for the 125 million people who suffer with Psoriatic Arthritis and/or psoriasis.
And so it ends, on this All Hollow’s Eve, the write thirty-one day challenge, or as I deemed it-thirty-wonderful days of writing.
But was the write thirty-one day challengewonderful? Not the entire time. Yes, I got a lot of practice in writing my blog and had to stretch myself and dig deep. But did I dig too deep? Stretch myself too far?
Writing thirty-one blog posts in thirty-one days was hard and I actually failed the challenge.
“Familyis not an important thing. It’s everything,” said Michael J. Fox.
This is true, Michael. This is true.
I believe no one is happier than a mother when she has all her children by her side. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.
This is how I feel anyway.
The five of us were blessed to attend a beautiful wedding last night, a close family to our family. The two are high school sweethearts and they are now one. The church was gorgeous with the natural light flowing in, as if He was giving His approval.
The warehouse was transformed into a unique, urban-perfection that was the dream of the bride for her wedding reception.
The food, flowers, lights, atmosphere, wine, music, cake, friends, and family—all perfection.
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”- Desmond Tutu
The older I get, the older my children get, the more I cherish nights like this and time spent together.
We were even lucky to have Mark’s parents with us and to celebrate Don’s 77th birthday. What a party!
Charles Kuralt said a most profound statement. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”
Write every day. And I do. Not always a blog post. Maybe an Instagram post, or perhaps I work on a story for The Hometown News or The Groove, but nine out of ten days I am thinking, dreaming and writing.
I have now accepted a challenge with many other much-more-talented-than-I writers to write at least five minutes a day, for thirty-one days, and post it.