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Friday, January 11, 2013

If only I could be normal!

   This is a thought that I occasionally have. Why can't I be normal like other people?


REGULAR, STANDARD, NATURAL

    I have Multiple Sclerosis and after being diagnosed with this chronic illness, I have met many, many others living with MS. Try as I did, it was impossible to find someone else who was dealing with MS like I was. No two MS illnesses are alike. Is this normal?
   As Patsy Clairmont, an author and humorist, writes in her book, 'Normal is just a setting on your dryer', I now know that every MS illness has distinct differences.
     Have you ever wished you could:
  • run a marathon? (I can't even walk a marathon)
  • walk normal? (Well, not like I was drunk)
  • walk down the stairs normally? (Not falling down them)
  • have a normal conversation with a friend at a large gathering? (Instead of just nodding politely at what your friend is saying because you can't hear and understand what is being said to you)
  and etc.

   Free yourself from the pursuit of the unattainable, because NORMAL is just a setting on your dryer!


Here is a book written by Patsy Clairmont,  'All Cracked Up' that you might enjoy reading.

Sometimes if we try we can disconnect from tough problems around us, but eventually the network of fractures spreads to our front doors when a husband walks out, a loved-one is arrested, a friend betrays us, a church splits, a job is terminated, a diagnosis is bad, or a financial picture worsens. Suddenly with no place to hide from the reality we realize life is all cracked up. Through the lens of our pain everything seems broken, bruised, and battered. But, as best-selling author Patsy Clairmont points out, there's a redeemer of our pain--Jesus. The Redeemer of the broken and discarded who mends our hearts, and even gives us a reason to laugh again.
Telling inspirational stories of women's brokenness and healing, with tenderness and her trademark humor, Patsy Clairmont helps us realize that we're not alone in our struggles. Jesus buoys our spirits and refreshes our tired minds. As Patsy says, "life is so much easier to bear when its shared.'



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