MS Tuesdays

I know I post about MS on Tuesdays but I have been having a rough time lately and couldn’t find the motivation to write about it this week.  I am going to take a break and hopefully write about it next week.  I did want to write about something else though.  This weekend on Facebook I posted the following status: Wants to know. If she were to die tomorrow, what is the last thing that you would want to say to me? (answers below or messaged to me).  The only response that I got was from a lady that I have gotten to know really well since I had my daughter.  I wanted to post what she wrote to me and then write her a letter because I know she reads my blog!
Her Response: 
So please tell me that you are not planning on dying tomorrow! What would I say about you? (After I kicked your butt for dying!) I would say that you are one of the most courageous people I have ever met in my life. Instead of wallowing in self-pity for the hard things in life that have come your way, you have chosen to take the bull by the horns and fight to make a difference. You are truly one of the most unselfish people I have ever met. You have the ability to look at all sides of a situation with wisdom and an open mind. You are a force to be reckoned with! You are a loving person who wants to make a difference in this world, especially for the injustice that is done by bullying and educating people about adoption and MS. You have been a blessing to your Grandma Tidwell and you have given her the opportunity to be the beautiful daughter that she could never give birth to. I know that…moms talk to each other about their kids, you know…and she is grateful for you. You have given another family the precious gift of your own daughter and have never looked back on that decision. You have fulfilled many purposes in this life and have many purposes yet to fill, and positive differences to make in the lives of many. You are a bright light in the eyes of many people….without even meaning to shine. You understand what it means to love unconditionally and judge not. You are beautiful inside and out and have left your footprints on my heart by teaching me things that I never would have learned, had I not rubbed shoulders with you. You love a good Dr. Pepper, the game of football, your cubs, and junk food. You are proud of your Chippewa heritage and love to travel. You have the gift of gab, the love of shopping, and the talent of writing. You honor your country. You drive a cool car! Your shoulders bear heavy burdens, but you hold them high with dignity and grace throughout your journey here. You are the woman I hope to become someday…and I love you. You are you…and that’s all you need to be.

Dear Jill,

I want to thank you for what you said.  You will never know how your words have helped me get through the past days.  I tend to pull away from people when I get depressed because I get mean but what you said made me see the good that others see in me.  I had a great time at breakfast and we definitely need to do it more often.  I am writing this here so that people can see it!!!!  This isn’t long but I want to thank you and tell you I am glad you are in my life!!!!!