Skip to content

Beautiful Reality #thisisreal – Day 7

October 7, 2015

 I guess the most important thing about admitting reality is that I don’t always feel like talking about it.

I didn’t post all weekend. I didn’t want to tell you about how my son screamed at me and slammed his bedroom door, twice, because I wouldn’t let him have another soda.

I didn’t want to show you the piles of laundry I had let go all week, only to tackle them Sunday night just so the boys would have something to wear to school on Monday.

I didn’t want to talk about how bad the drought is here in California, how old-growth trees are dying of thirst, and that all the lawns and the hillsides and the yards are parches from lack of rain and mandatory water-rationing. My beautiful backyard is barely hanging on with limited water, and another week of hot temperatures to look forward to.

Sometimes it’s just easier to be silent.

But sometimes, it’s better to speak out.

10708647_10152457794287362_1984299269182368800_o

 

This photo was taken at the end of my sophomore year of college. It is, quite literally, the last picture I have of mom and I before she became markedly symptomatic with Huntington’s Disease. It hurts to look at this photo, because my final college years were confusing and scary. When the realization hit, the day before I graduated, I was devastated.

Devastated doesn’t really describe it. I tried to explain it to a friend that I felt like I was bleeding to death, internally. All the fear and pain of watching my grandmother succumb to HD….

The picture is pretty, but the struggle is real. The beginning of the end.

Do you want to know more? Watch this documentary and see first-hand the horror that is HD. The more who know, the greater our chance for a cure.

Follow me this month on Twitter @readygogetset or Instagram @adellegabrielson to see the story unfold.

sig

The conversation continues!  For more insights and resources about living a shiny, abundant and beautiful life, join me over on InstagramPinterest, or Facebook

Like this post? Subscribe to receive future posts via email or a quarterly newsletter that positively glimmers with good stuff. 

Do you Pinterest? Join me over on my new Pinterest Board: Pinterest-y Disasters – a place to collect all the crazy ideas we know will turn out just awful, or to post a really glorious Pinterest Fail.

Advertisements
One Comment leave one →
  1. patthesilverlady permalink
    October 7, 2015 9:12 am

    Such pain is difficult to revisit and yet you are doing so to help others. Just this morning I was reading in Philippians 2 how we should look not only to our own interests but also to the interests of others. When we do, God is glorified. May your courage continue to bring hope and comfort and may your heart be blessed.

I love comments! Go ahead. Give me a piece of your mind.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: