Loss and Found Treasures

Loss and Found Treasures 

Chronic illness took away my health, my income, and my security. It also forced me to focus on my family – something I took for granted when I was healthy. After losing so much, I now realize that I have so much more of what matters. I have my loved ones, and I cherish them.  They are a treasure worth more than wellness, fortune, or invulnerability.

Author: Undeniably Sara

Abuse is an unfortunate reality in this world and is more than physical assault. The invisible trauma we suffer can result in chronic illness, which is a relentless beast gnawing away at the soundness of mind. Education and support from others are vital in the healing journey.

11 thoughts on “Loss and Found Treasures”

  1. This is the mixed blessing that comes with living with a chronic illness ~ all the unnecessary things fall away. At least for me, after the initial anger over being unable to do many things that I loved and took for granted, I realized that there were hidden passions and talents that were laid bare. It’s a daily process, but I’m constantly learning new ways to live and thrive because of my illness and not in spite of it.

    Peace to you.

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    1. Mikaela, I hear you. My life is entirely different now than it was, and that is a good thing. I would likely have never started writing if it wasn’t for my health struggles. I’ve learned so much and grown as a person through this journey. I am thankful, in many ways, that I have this opportunity to change. Keep searching for your passions and talents, there is much more to living than falling in line with what everyone else is doing.

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  2. It’s true illness strips you down to the bare bones of what really matters, though sometimes those closest to you are the worst to deal with because they’re finding their way through all the loses and adjustments with you! Though I was amazed by my (then 5 year old) son when he said thoughtfully to me: ‘Mummy I’m so glad you’ve got MS. It means you don’t work away from me and you’re always at home for me.” No one had said this to me or him before, he worked that one out all by himself. So I agree, like any sorrow in life it can have the other side that shines through if you can but have eyes to see it.

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