Reflecting on the notion of life's little learning curves, I realize that my venture to live well with a chronic illness is quite the learning process, too. It's certainly not a race, and it definitely can't be achieved overnight. But it is possible.
When I look back through the chapters of my book, I realize that the whole thing is one big learning process: figuring out what my limitations are, adjusting to the needs of the disease, accepting the changes that I've had to make. And acknowledging that one step toward living well builds upon another. Of course, some of those steps are easier than others. But the payoff? Oh forget about it! Living well, that is, having a normal life where I can do just about anything (included but not limited to watching my sweet baby girl figure out how best to eat a cheerio), is the greatest reward I could ever ask for.
And on the topic of learning, Johnny put together a little video of Deirdre - it debuted moments after I'd put together this post...so it just had to be added. The master filmmaker couldn't have created a masterpiece any more fitting. Enjoy - and let me know what your favorite letter is!!!