Most of you are aware that our youngest daughter suffers from migraine headaches, or as we like to refer to them...the "sometimes silent, not so well known debilitator."
She missed 25 days of school last year, not including those days she checked in late or checked out early. She has probably missed an equal amount this year. A silent disease, not well recognized. I hope to put a face to it. She is a beautiful, loving teen, someone who puts others before herself. An honor roll student taking AP/IB classes and doing the best she can. Yet, is often misunderstood...overlooked. Migraines are VERY real. Often debilitating. My prayer is that over time more will be done to explore the causes and advance treatment. In the meantime, pray for those who suffer.
I love this quote by Maya Angelou, and wanted to share...
“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
No pretty pictures, just reality today. A plea to think twice before judging those around you...you never truly know what they are going through.