Some say that I’m broken. They look at my past mistakes in life and even at the fact that I’m living with multiple sclerosis, and all they seem to see is cracks and imperfections. But the most amazing thing happens when you hold me up to the light. You may see my broken places…but, you will also see what makes me beautiful, because in those cracks are the stories of overcoming and standing strong.
Because of those imperfections, I am who I am today…broken bits and all. My scars tell my story. My MS scars may be invisible to the world, but their effects are made real as I struggle to get through the day. I may not be able to walk more than a few steps on my own, I may not be able to change the sheets on my bed without a fight, I may not be able to hold onto my coffee cup without using two hands…but I keep fighting anyway. I push on. I keep going. Sometimes through a sea of tears, but I keep going.
This past week was a tremendous challenge for me that tried its best to sink me. My accounts were hacked with an attempt to bring about destruction…like I really needed something more than MS to try and destroy me. Trust me, MS does a pretty good job of that without any help from anyone else. Good thing is that even with the pile of crap coming at me, I didn’t give up and never will. I’m a fighter that way.
You have broken places and cracks too. Your mistakes and hurts are real, as well as your disability, but so is your beauty. Let your beauty shine through you and let your story inspire others. Just because you have cracks doesn’t mean you are worthless. Even if you are broken, you are a container of life, love, brilliance and beauty. Let those things spill out today.
The story is in your scars and may be just what someone needs to hear in order to keep going.