Now I Understand
I’ve always known my mother to be smart, loving, caring, and strong. But when she was diagnosed with MS things started to change. Some for the better and others for the worse.
When I was told the news I was naturally scared. I didn’t have a clue as to what MS was, I just knew it was hurting her from inside. My first reaction was to cry, but she was able to calm me down by telling me everything would be okay. As her child I believed her, and all of a sudden I knew she would survive.
Now since a few years have passed I realize I should be grateful for what I have and not take anything for granted. My mother is alive and well and there is nothing I would want more in the world. I am proud of her for being strong, but most of all for being so courageous and keeping her trust in God. She will always be my role model and hero.
This experience helped me better understand myself and the world. About myself I now understand that as long as I believe and trust in God everything will be okay. About the world I now know that my family is not immune to the craziness around us, but it helps to smile and have a positive attitude. In the end everything will be okay.
Daesia C Espinoza