Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #13: "You Are Beautiful."

Write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself how wonderful you are. Remind yourself of the things you have accomplished despite Migraines. There are times when we need to be reminded of the good things about ourselves that others see that we may have missed.

Dear Me,

You ARE in fact a wonderful person despite your thoughts. You have had a rough 6 years, but look how you worked through it. You're a fighter, & now that you've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, this doesn't change anything. You still have to keep fighting!! You cannot bury your feelings about the Fibro either. You have to face the reality & own everything that's wrong with you physically & mentally. You're existence matters, whether you believe it or not. If you were to continue down the dark depression spiral, so many people will be lost without you. K8 you NEED to overcome these feelings of shame, isolation, that you're a burden & that your life isn't worth living. Because it is!! You may not see this now, but you have a light. A bright red fire that always used to keep you positive & help other people. That fire is an ember now due to your depression, anxiety & negative thoughts smothering it. Throw all that negative baggage into the fire & feel it escape your body. Keep positive & it will NEVER return! YOU CAN BEAT THESE DEMONS!! YOU CAN & YOU WILL!!

You mean so much to family, friends & your Husband. I know the pain is unbearable at times, but you have plenty of people around you who would do ANYTHING to help. (Even if they do live in other countries) All you have to do is call, text, Facebook or tweet & someone will be there to lend a helping hand. You have to remember, your sick! Stop thinking of others & PLEASE take time to take care of YOURSELF! Because dear, you ARE worth it.

You are funny. You're an amazing talented crocheter. You always think to make things for others before you make anything for yourself. You're so anal, your house never goes a day without cleaning it. No matter how much pain your in. That's exactly what I mean about taking time for yourself. Who cares that the dishes aren't done? Who cares if there is dust on the TV? Just RELAX!! You have tomorrow, or your awesome Husband will do it!

There's so many things you accomplished in the 6 years you've been sick. You married the most wonderful man in the world. You went camping for the first time. You went to amusement parks, carnivals, plenty of sporadic road trips, you planted your first garden & had plenty of tomatoes! You spent a lot of time w/ family. Don't forget you reconnected with 2 old friends from 10yrs ago!! You turned thirty & had 2 spectacular birthday parties. You got to move into the most adorable cottage on the lake. I know fishing & just sitting by the lake is your serenity! Don't take it for granted. It helps you think & relax.

I truly think you need to calm down. Stop making a big deal over your sickness. It's OK to own the fact your sick. You're going to be sick for the rest of your life. Don't hide from your feelings. Don't worry so much about life, so that you end up giving yourself an anxiety attack. Being sick isn't a burden. It's a challenge to overcome & you of all people with your strong personality can attack life with full force. Life is ment to be lived. Mistakes will be made. But that's how we grow. We fall & pick ourselves back up & try again. Life isn't easy, especially for the chronically ill. But you know what? Don't live for tomorrow. Live for now. Take each day @ a time & go with the flow...

You're so giving & loving of others. Just remember to do so for yourself!! Oh, and K8? YOU will be OK I PROMISE!!!
I Love you with all my <3

This was written by my Husband...

Dear Mrs Chappell,
Hey beautiful! Even though you think you aren't, you ARE beautiful. From the inside out. Your inner beauty is fighting a battle that is very hard for you to deal with, but is not affecting your outer beauty. Your strength is beyond comparison to a super hero. You show the power that you have to cover up the demons inside that are tearing you apart by putting a smile on your face even though your crying inside. Your poker face is very strong and even the greatest dealer of pain can't keep you from showing that great smile.
Love always and forever to infinity and beyond!
Your husband
Your Mikey

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