My Wish For You

As l sit here watching my Christmas Tree, this early morning,

I started thinking about this past yr.

How much l have changed all because of this thing they call MS

I have felt sorry for myself, why me? There are no answers.

I have felt relief, that my girls and grandchildren might not get it.

I have felt anger. So much anger. Why me. Once again there are no answers.

This monster took so much from me.

But l have learned so much from this also.

I learned that it doesn't matter, why me, it just is.

The acceptance has somehow crept in. And that's ok.

I learned that patience is the only way to survive this thing.

As l look back on this past yr. My wish for you, is

Much Piece, Love and Happiness.

And a whole lot of Patience.

Thank you all for being there for me! When l needed you the most!

I hope l can be there for you!

Thank you all

Jes πŸŽ„πŸ’•

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  • Take care of yourself. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

  • Thank you Morllyn πŸŽ„

  • I wish you all the beauty the world has to share and the cultivation of patience. I need that too!

    And you ARE there for us. Always a positive, supportive messenger.

    Thank you and I look forward to sharing 2017 with my newly acquired chat room friends πŸŽ‰

  • Merry Christmas erash Enjoy your day with your family.!

    And thank you! Other out you none of this is possible.

    Love always Jes πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

  • A very merry Christmas to you too, Jesmcd2! I feel God has already blessed me with the gift of many new friends here.

    Enjoy time with your BF, girls and grandchild (grandchildren? Where is that spreadsheet?!?!).

    But patience? I'll pass on praying for that! I learned long ago that praying for patience only brings trials and hardship--the means to better learn patience as each new trial hits. πŸ˜‰

    Peace, joy and hope to you, my new friend...and thanks for all you do for all of us here. πŸ’•

  • Merry Christmas, Tutu! I always pray that if God is teaching me something, that I'll be a quick learner!

  • Thank you, greaterexp. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas too. πŸ’•

  • I love the words you've written and know what you're feeling. Must be the reason I have MS is I need to learn patience and acceptance. I've had it for many others, but never for myself. Time to put myself first (for a change) and hope for a bright future for EVERYONE! (Including me).

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happiest New Year for ALL!

    Love to everyone!


  • jennie62 l always hated being told to have patience. Then my mom got remarried and l gained 3 more younger brothers on top of the 1 l had then they had another one. My Grandmother who was very old school, and very regal, told me one day that out of all of her grandchildren l was the "heart" to hold it all together. With patience, love and understanding l can get through anything. I hold her words close always!.

    I'm pretty sure she knew l was going to raise 3girls on my own to. Ugh!!! Talk about patience! My middle one used to tell me l had the patience of a saint.l used to tell her that l could count to 100 super fast. Lol

    Jennie, my point being is putting yourself 1st is OK ! Take time for yourself and and forgive yourself for taking longer to do it. And if it does, so what! It's OK! Patience! 😊

    Merry Christmas

    Love Jes πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

  • I'm smiling because you get me so quickly!

    I used to hang out with both my grandmothers. My mom's mother was very old-school as well and always taught me the greatest things. My dad's mother and I were very similar and we always watched soap operas together. Couldn't tell you which one, but we always had a great time together. More than likely where I got the love of becoming friends with and helping seniors. I miss working with them, but as you's time to put myself first and help ME!

    My parents have always told me to have patience and I hated it. Okay, NOW I get it. LOL I didn't as a teenager, but now being too close to my sixties I do.

    Hope you and everyone had a wonderful day on Christmas. Thanks to PBA I couldn't stop laughing which isn't such a bad thing. Haha!

  • jennie62 l was never close to anyone but my grandmother πŸ’ And my Papa who was my step dads dad. He took me under his wing pretty fast😊 My dad tells me lm alot like him 😁 l remember sitting on the front porch and him smoking a cigar. So now when l smell 1 l think of himπŸ’•

    We had a post about PBA on here. You should look it up. MSAA also has info on it to. But they say laughter is the best medicine.😁

    I'm so glad that you had that time with your grandparents, it's amazing that you don't think how important it is when your young. But you chrish that time and memories.

    My parents always told me to ignore it, they will go away. (Referring to my brother's) lol now l use it in life! Ignore MS it will go away HAHAHAJA


    Jes πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰

  • I echo what everyone else has said Jes. Thank you. A big Christmas hug, to ALL of my friends on here, blessings from the uk, Jimeka x πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ™‹

  • jimeka Thank you! Your friendship means alot to me!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Love Jes πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

    Ps l finally got Skype installed lol

  • Thank you do much for this! And for bring there!

  • Joyful2BDiana without people like you, this chat wouldn't be as successful as it is, so thank you!

    Merry Christmas

    Love JesπŸŽ„πŸŽ…

  • Merry Christmas to you too Jes!

  • I hope today is filled with so much joy that you can see and feel nothing but that joy!

  • greaterexp l hope you had a joyful anx restful holiday, yesterday. I know at this time you are Truly learning your patience as you wait for your results 😊

    Love JesπŸŽ„

  • greaterexp

    Love your username, makes me think of one of my favorite Charles Dickens novels/movies. Hope you had a great holiday!

  • Dickens was one of my favorite authors, too, hence the name I chose. Great Expectations was probably my favorite story, though it's a tough choice! I loved the movie version with John Mills in black and white, of course! What a great story about enduring love, humility, and so much more! I even named our dog "Dickens" with the deepest apologies to Mr. Dickens.

  • I love the black n white version with John Mills too! I love the name you gave your dog! At least you didn't give him the name Pip! I remember doing Miss Haversham in a haunted house when I was a teenager! No one got it until I told them to watch the movie-LOL!

  • Jes, you contribute so much to this site and I am so impressed with your positive attitude. Thank you for all you do and for your friendship, I treasure it. May God bless your family today and always. Kelly xx

  • Amore55 What kind words when your dealing with so much yourself. Thank you. May you find relief soon! Merry Christmas

    Love JesπŸŽ„πŸŽ…

  • Jes, how old are your girls and wee they excited for Christmas? I know from experience that the older they get, the more expensive the presents! With my 8 kids at one point we had seven teenagers! Very expensive Christmases for a few years. Love, Kelly xx

  • Amore55 8??? Bless your heart l couldn't even imagine. My girls are 27, 25 and 24 πŸ’“ My grandbabes are 7 and 6 until tomorrow πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

    How old are yours? And yes Christmases have been expensive sometimes, but as a single mom, things were always a little tight. 😊 There were times when the ex and l would go half and half on things they really wanted.☺


  • I hope you enjoy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Jesmcd2. I look at the challenges MS makes me face like a game of finding or creating new ways to accomplish things that I was able to accomplish in the past. Although it may be frustrating trying to invent new ways of accomplishing something, it is rewarding when I do find or create a new way. :)

  • Can't say MS is a new challenge everyday dmaskal1 πŸ˜… of just takes the strong to survive and overcome!

    Merry Christmas!


  • Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones . This holiday season has been tiring for me it also joyful .

  • puddin55 l think no matter how hard we try, it can be stressful. Just do what you can, when you can. Let the rest fall where it will 😊

    Love JesπŸŽ„

  • Jesmcd2 Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas. I'm suffering from fatigue but I made it through the last 2 days. Spent X-Mas Eve at my husband's brothers family's home. Was a lot of fun, ate too much food but what the heck it's Christmas and I don't eat like that but 2 times a year. I didn't get to bed until 1:00 am last night/today and up at 5 am this morning. Been cooking, cleaning and preparing all day. Just finished cleaning up and putting everything away. I love Christmas and had a great time but I'm sure glad it's over. It's 10:30 pm now, I'm hoping to get at least 7 hrs of good refreshing night of sleep and wake up feeling less fatigued and kick this sinus infection to the curb. Merry Christmas to all of you. πŸŽ„ Over and out. πŸ›Œ

  • Hey KrittyKat60 looking for a relapse for Christmas? Joking! I hope you had an amazing time! And never apologize for eating lol. I happen to find that stigma horrible. It's Christmas after all! So eat and be Merry😊

    Good luck with your sinus infection they are pain blah. I always take longer showers when l have them, and l sniff Vicks. Hahaha πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    Take it easy today!

    Love JesπŸŽ„

  • Jesmcd2

    Thanks Jes. Yes I had an awesome Christmas this year. I loved the time with my family and extended families. We had some good conversations like old times and laughed a lot. I can't remember the last time I really felt like laughing. I'm talking about the infectious type that caused all to laugh with everyone, a big hearty laugh deep within all of us.

    Even though I'm sick and having a relapse I did make the best of what I could. Two days of all that responsibility was a bit TOO much though. Today I'm relaxing, eating all the left overs. I have no plans to go anywhere. It's cold and windy outside so I'll be binging on my Fav's on TV.

    My best gifts were the ones my kids and grandkids gave me. The little ones gave myself and Grampa each a coffee cup with all thier names on it. The bigger kids (and thier spouses as well as my sons GF) had an oil painting on canvas made for me of my favorite picture with my Dad standing next to his favorite horse (King) from when he was 69 yrs old. My Dad just passed away end of July at the age of 94 1/2. I've been having a hard time grieving for him and they all are aware how hard it's been for me. So naturally when I opened up that gift it was very emotional. In fact, as I write this the tears are running down my cheeks. Thier intentions were meant to bring me the peace I'm looking for and not sadness. Now I need to find the perfect spot to hang it where I can feel that peace and happiness when I look at it. πŸ˜ͺ

    Merry Christmas and my wish is for all to have the best new year for 2017 ever!!! πŸ₯‚ Cheers πŸ€—

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