Posted by: sistermom1 | July 27, 2010

A Message from this journey

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end” — Ursula K. Leguin

I recently read this quote and was deeply touched.  It reminded me that my journey is what is most important — not how it ends, but what it is — THAT it is — is what is most important.  The learning that I am experiencing -things that I never would have learned, or considered otherwise. 

Would I think at all about the quality of my marriage if I were not struggling so much with my own health/life?  Would I think at all about the depth of my relationships with my children — or be totally caught up in the day-to-day grind of managing our family?  Would I stop to appreciate the wonderful vacation we were just able to take together, or would I just move on to the next thing on my to-do list?  Would I have made time to go to lunch recently with my mother and two of her friends and their daughters — and really enjoyed it?  Or would I have dimissed that as something extra but unimportant?  Would my husband have become such a fabulous cook if I could handle it all on my own without needing his input?

There are many things that this journey has begun to show me.  One thing for sure  — it has made me sensitive to and aware of so many things that I would have ignored if not for my experience of MS.  I know that this is just the beginning.  It has been five years and I am a bit of a slow learner, but I am just starting to get it.

Having a wonderful time — am glad that you are here…..

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