Truth! . . .

tw pic 2015

This is something I struggled with this past week. In order to move forward in my life, I had to take a risk and this disease almost made me miss an amazing opportunity. Who knows. I might regret this decision in the long run, but I cannot try, live, and grow. You only live once!

CCFA Take Steps Baltimore . . . :)

I think I have finally calmed down after my prednisone rage, and hope to finally get some sleep tonight. I’ve been wired and walking around mad for the past 3 days, scary stuff lol  Anyway on to something positive.

This weekend I’m visiting my mother who lives in the suburbs of Baltimore to discuss our upcoming trip to California. Yes,  we both decided we needed a little break from our lives and will be heading west for a much needed short vacay.  A vacation . . . . something I thought I would not be able to do this year, I’m glad I’m taking a break. While discussing our trip details, she mentioned how her church will be participating in the CCFA Take Steps walk in Baltimore on June 6, and how she registered and planned to walk. I asked why didn’t you tell me about it? She stated “You’ve been sick lately and I wasn’t sure you would have the energy to walk, I decided to walk with my church in your honor”.   Awww .  . .  *tear, tear*  I said thank you and that’s very sweet of you, but I would love to join you and the church, so I am now registered! My mother told me how the Bishop’s son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease many years ago and he has been an advocate for Crohn’s & Colitis research since. I no longer live in the Baltimore area, but I might consider joining this church. I have never been a religious person, but lately I need all the positive vibes I can get.

My mother is a strong woman, I can count the times I have seen her cry on one hand. Me being her only child, I have wondered how my illness has affected her because she doesn’t show it. Maybe she’s being strong for the both of us, I guess that’s what Mothers do.  🙂

Check out the event! http://online.ccfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TS_homepage