Monday, September 21, 2009

My Name Is....

I am shocking.
I can hurt you.
I will devastate your life, and change it in ways you could never imagine.
I can be the worst thing to ever happen to you, OR
I can be the best thing to ever happen to you.
I might take away your ability to work,
or walk
or laugh
or breathe
or see
or think clearly
or even live.

My name is chronic illness.


I will damage the connection between your nerves and muscles.
I will effect your ability to speak,
to swallow
to walk without falling
to hold your own head up
to breathe on your own
to go out alone
to be independent
to live a "normal" life.

My name is myasthenia gravis.


I will save your life.
I will cause you more trouble.
I may make you gain weight.
I may make you grumpy
or tired
or weepy
or hungry
or sad.
I usually help more than I hurt, so you keep me.
I may make you feel trapped.

My name is medication.


I can save your life.
I can give you a reason to go on.
I can bring you back from the edge.
I can make life bearable.
I will never give up.
I will help you fight when you just don't want to.
I will help you go when you just want to stop.

My name is HOPE.



"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
I am Freedom.
I am Emmanuel.
I am the Prince of Peace.
I am the Healer.
I am Wonderful.
I am your Counselor.
I am your Savior.

My name is JESUS."

10 comments:

Crista said...

Dear Kerri,
You are receiving the treasures of darkness...which is His Light...His Hope...He IS...I encourage you to read my latest posting....The Lord is my Shepherd... Jah (The Lord IS)my Shepherd. Hosea 2:13-16...Is His promise to make the Valley of Achor (the Valley of the Shadow of Death)...the Door of Hope. And that in this, we will call Him our Husband. Bless you, sweet Kerri.
You are able articulate the revelation the Lord is giving you. I'm trying to find a quote I heard the other day...When I do, will send it yoru way.
Much love and prayers....
Ever your Sister in Christ,
Crista

Pam said...

Precious Kerri,

God has blessed you in a special way with the gift of words.You amaze me
thank you for sharing with us...
Love
Pam

Young Wife said...

Beautiful, Kerri! Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

Hi Kerri! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you will become a follower and will check back soon. I see that you are battling MG and I wanted to tell you that my Great Grandmother (76 years old) has battled MG for a very long time and had a partial mastectomy due to Breast Cancer. She is a fighter, much like you! Best of luck to you and Blessings :)

Princess, Daughter of the King said...

Very good!
Love you!
M :)

Disney said...

Wow, that was wonderful! That actually brought a tear to my eye, and...I never cry. Ever. God bless you.

Shelley said...

Your words have blessed me. I feel all of those things, but I don't have the talent to put them in words. Thank you.

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

I know all about this!

Jamee said...

I love this! I live with multiple chronic illnesses so I am glad I found your blog! I am visiting from SITS! My chronic illness blog is www.anewkindofnormal.com! Would love to have you visit!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Amen

Happy SITS Day!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns