You may not believe me when I tell you this, but you are not a burden just because you need help. There are people in this world who truly love you. Sometimes you may not feel as if that could be true, but it is. You are loved, lovable and lovely.
Please don’t give up on the life that’s in front of you because the struggle has grown too big or the fight has become too great. I understand that multiple sclerosis makes life hard and can sometimes even cause such terrible pain that you find yourself unable to see how anything in life could ever be good again, but it can. Good times do happen and you have many more ahead to experience. You can’t give up now.
Sometimes the seemingly simple task of just getting out of bed is an act of courage, but I believe you can find the strength needed to push through those tearful times, pull back the covers and take a step onto the cold, hard floor of life.
No one hates multiple sclerosis more than those of us living with it. It’s hard to explain a need and why that need exists when the person you are talking to can’t physically see the struggle you are facing, but it’s important to at least try. Opening your heart up like that can be a scary thing. After all, you are sharing a weakness and need with someone hoping they will handle it with care and support. That doesn’t always happen, but it’s important to try.
It’s humbling to deal with having a need, but here it is, and here you are: resilient, courageous and brave. Did you notice the word “burden” anywhere in there? No. That’s because you aren’t a burden, you have a burden which by definition is something too heavy to carry alone. You aren’t a burden any more than you are MS.
Be kind to yourself. Be patient when you feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of emotions and pain. Be honest when you are overwhelmed. And never, ever, ever believe that you are a burden to others…because you are not.
I promise you that you will get through today. You will find your smile again. Don’t lose hope and don’t ever underestimate the value of your worth…even with a disability.