Today is National Fibromyalgia Day. I won’t say ‘happy fibromyalgia day!’ for obvious reasons but I will acknowledge it and I will learn to embrace it.
This painting is my purple contribution.
It was painted at a time before I ever knew what fibromyalgia was.
A time before I could even fathom such destruction happening to one’s body.
A time before I ever thought my life would be turned inside out.
You can see how I boldly played with vibrant colors and uplifting backgrounds. That was a time where I painted with no worries on my mind and the focus was on a task assigned to me.
Now, I paint with a heavy heart and weakened limbs.
But nonetheless, I paint.
I paint with Fibromyalgia.
Actually, I paint because of Fibromyalgia. That is how I will see this burden as my blessing.
This weakness has actually strengthened me through the scariest moments of my life. The pain has conditioned me into learning that I can survive just about anything.
Pace is the most challenging characteristic of Fibro.
But one day I will master it.
I will pace.
Just as a caterpillar lives it’s life at its own pace,
rests at its own pace,
and begins to bloom into an extraordinary being at its own pace.
As I will blossom and soar not despite fibromyalgia, but because of it.
💜 I couldn’t love you sufferers more than I do now as I can understand what you fight against every single day.
But we got this
Because God got us 💪🏻