Just a Drop of Encouragement

“The goal is to move through challenges gracefully and to enjoy life amazing moments to their fullest.”

It is difficult when your illness dictates your life. When you are trapped with no way out. Unable to live. Merely surviving one moment at a time. Every day you are face with many obstacles, which you gracefully face with determination. You might feel like you are dragging your body through the day, like you are going to collapse from all the pain. Unable to plan, because you do not know how you will feel in ten minutes, never mind trying to plan something a week from now. If you can relate to this know you are NOT alone. Others feel this way as well. It won’t be like this forever. Eventually you will be able to live life to the fullest again.  Every day you accomplish so much.  You are doing an amazing job! You might not be where you want to be and that is okay, you will get there in time. You are doing a fantastic job where you are in life right now. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Be grateful and proud of the small accomplishments. We must hold on to this hope, for it gives us the strength to keep fighting. Gentle hugs spoonie warriors. Sending prayers and spoons.

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Author: Victoria

Welcome, it is an honor you dropped by. I am Victoria. A twenty-something-year-old battling multiple chronic illnesses while learning how to thrive. Chronically Hopeful was designed to educate others and to provide support to those who are chronically ill. Proving encouragement to others is essential to me. I share my health on here. My major illnesses are Lupus, Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, EDS, Mast Cell, Endo, and Ulcerative Colitis. I want to share my story with you hoping you will experience support; that someone else understands your pain, struggles, and frustrations. God has chosen not to heal me but to hold me. The more intense the pain the closer his embrace”. My faith, as a Christian has sustained me through the stormy waters of the past few chapters of my life. I desire to grow closer to God and lead others closer to Him. I help lead two online women’s Bible studies. I also post devotionals. I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree through Liberty University’s online program. Despite my illnesses, I have thrived in school. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psi Chi the International Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Abby is my service dog in training. I also have three cats Gracey, Fluffy, and Sadie Rose. I am looking forward to hearing your precious story. Sending hugs, prayers, and spoons. Have an amazing day!

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