Someone asked me today, ‘Do you have support?’
I’m lucky that I could say yes. An absolute, unequivocal YES!
My family and friends who support me are angels.
It’s not easy to support a chronically ill person. I get that. It’s hard to see someone you love hurt, weak etc. And it can be physically and emotionally hard to help or even just watch someone you love be chronically ill.
My support family make my life bareable. That sometimes we can laugh about some pretty serious issues, and at other times come together and find a solution to a problem we never thought we’d solve, as if pulling a solution out of a magicians hat, is remarkable to me.
My support team are my soft place to land. They are my reminders that there are good times ahead.
They are my ‘I can’ when every part of me is screaming ‘I can’t’.
Thank you, support team. I love you now. I will love you forever. And even though sometimes it’s hard to see, I am appreciative of every second that you make me feel worthwhile of care and love.
My wish for everyone with a chronic illness is that you either have your support family already, or you find one, because you deserve one — and you can add me to it if you wish!
Here’s to our support saviours. Our earth angels!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
(Tag someone who is a support angel for you.)
Photo: me with some of my support angels.