An emotional day today, my hands and especially my arms are getting so much weaker now, I can hardly lift them.
I started crying towards the end of my shower, Richie asked me why and when I sobbed, because I think I may not be alive for much longer.
He said all the more reason to enjoy life now, I also sobbed don’t let them take me away and he said he never would.
I said but what about when my arms stop working and I can’t put my arm up for you to dress me, he said I will find a way.
What a good friend Richie is, I really love him so very much, he makes my life so much better, especially now.
His words tonight have made me feel better, the residual sadness and pain is still there but do not have the upper hand.
That has been replaced by being reassured again of Richie’s total commitment to support and care for me.
I feel very comforted by his words and by the love we have for each other, which nothing, not even this horrible roller coaster MS progression has changed.
I feel very fortunate to have met such a wonderful man as Richie in April 1989, pretty much when I thought that I would not meet my soul mate, I was wrong and I am glad that I was.