April 22, 2004

A special day - a beginning.

Last Sunday probably was like any for most people. A hot summer day in a city that seemed bleached and exhausted as a blazing sun shone relentlessly from a clear blue sky. For me it was a special day. I met two people. One, a petite, beautiful mother whose son was struggling with this illness and the other a young soft-spoken man who was courageously coping with the illness that had touched him.

We met at the mother's home and as the mother and I exchanged our stories they seemed so much the same - the tumult , the uncertainty and the fervent hope. The young man joined us later and as we sat together and spoke I felt like a link in a chain which joined me to them.

There was no need for inane speech to fill time. Whatever was spoken was understood. We had been through a similar journey in our lives which connected us. The invisible illness did have the power to bind us with the invisible strands of our similar experiences.

Later the young man was kind enough to drop me back home. I invited him to meet my family. He came in and met my daughter and my husband. My daughter was for the first time in her life meeting someone like her who was battling this illness.

The beautiful mother, the soft-spoken young man and I were three strangers, combating the same illness while living in the same city. I doubt we would have ever met at all if it were not for this web site. We met last Sunday. It was a special day and hopefully a beginning.

Posted by survivor at April 22, 2004 12:50 AM


Yeap, rightly said, it is a good beginning. I am very confident that in future things will improve & better. U will have more similar people including me. Our exp whatever it was,,,is,,,will be helpful for all of us and can be helpful throughout world.////////

Posted by: Nick at April 22, 2004 12:37 PM

Dear Mother,

So glad you got to meet another family like yours. For my own situation I find it comforting to know that our family is not the only family fighting this disease.

I hope for you that your new friendship will develop and you will have another support link.
Peace to you and your family.


Posted by: Moeder at April 22, 2004 08:03 PM

it's always good to have someone you can relate you isn't it? :)

May you keep pressing on. You're a wonderful mother!

Posted by: helen at April 23, 2004 12:56 PM

Yes it was really really a beautiful happening!
i am glad we have all retained our innate sense of adventure and fun otherwise we may have never actually met.

Posted by: monica at April 25, 2004 01:04 PM

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