*** This post was inspired by another fighter who posed a question inquiring:
What defines you?
Leaving aside illnesses.
I’ve joined the 2 – life prior to falling ill & after.
Absolutely nothing to boast about! Instead, a reminder to all fellow buddies that when chronic illness grips & takes over a major part of our lives..
Focus turns only onto health & treatments etc which has a first place undoubtedly.
Sometimes as the duration prolongs.. We tend to forget who we actually are.
We forget our identity & the fact that we still have capabilities by which we can continue contributing to society
There holds much more to us than inwardly debilitating riddling diseases..
Where we were before
Where we are now
Where will be in the future…
Are all a part of fates greater schemes
Born & bred in South Africa 🇿🇦
Servant to a loving & merciful master
Prophetical traditional follower
Little sister & sister in law to the spouse’s of 3 brothers + 2 sisters 👸
Aunt to 13 nieces who make life busier, funnier 😂
& 4 nephews whos top hobby is soccer ⚽
Being of assistance to whomsoever I can makes me happier.
Enthusiastic book reader 📖
Hues of torquise blues are my favorite colors, red included in winter because it’s warmer.. resembles the heat of fire
Possess a daring nature
Mother earth observer🌄🌃⏲🌈⛈☁🌙🌞
An outdoor passionist of all things related & ardent fan of wild life in Kruger 🐾🐒🐯🐅
Awesome it is to be a game ranger
Camper who loves adventures
Sea 🐚 collector
Carefree veil wearer
Hijaab (the veil) is my choice & crown 👑 not a limiting factor nor clothing enforced by an oppressor
Hard catcher 😜
Aromatherapy inhaler which is an all time soul enhancer
Arabic poetry listener 🎧🎶💿🎥
Cooker & Baker 🍞 🍩
Not much of a fruit eater 🍌🍍
Herbal tea drinker ☕.
Whilst a kid, mom & dad would say who is more fussier than her? 😂🙈
Celestial knowledge seeker
Under the shadow of an illustrious mentor.
Memorizer of a divine scripture = a musk carrier. It is my best comforter & director
Former teacher 🎓
Multi tasker, hands in all beneficial matters
Toiling to always become a better person I prefer.
Glad for everyone’s careers
Jealousy & cruelty I abhor
Qaulities of good character & humility, I adore!
[ EVERY GRIM END IS MERELY A BEGINNING TO ANOTHER VAST JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ]
In the oceans – through the waves 🌊 a figurative sailer ⛵ , surfer 🏄 & swimmer 🏊
Eager to unearth new treasures
Planter & gardener with green fingers 🌹🌱🌿🌸🌺🌷.
Chronic illness endurer 💪💊💉♿
When, to my own body I became a foreign invader
Since these past 2 years
I am a different viewer
Of the world which has become the canvas of a broader picture.
Currently a rare disease warrior dealing with congestive heart failure 📈📉
Requiring upright sleeping postures
Climb mount everest by having a shower 🚿
Albeit, it definitely makes one feel nicer.
People say: You look fit as a fiddler
Most Drs assume: she’s a faker
Alas!!! If only they could see; Internally my body wreaks havoc to 1 of an only type complicated disaster.
For me the simple pleasure of laughter is a hazardous danger
An angina trigger
Also causes me to gasp for air, heart beating faster, blood pressure dropping lower, finally fainting to the floor
Situations of extreme excitement or anger are not in my favor
But the weight of these challenges will not make me a permanent moper 😔
They are growth providers
When the attitude of gratitude is a determining & driving factor.
Beauty is scattered everywhere
Sometimes & some days it requires a search longer & harder.
Respiratory failure & partial heart attack survivor 🏥
Oxygen dependant leashed by a nasal cannula.
Rising & shining no matter the weather
Focusing on all that makes life brighter
Heartfelt writer 📘📗✍
Calligraphy artist in the maker with a god sent teacher ✒📃
Future worrier? I’d not be, rather
Placing complete trust & reliance in the mightiest of powers
Letting the sparkle of faith shimmer 🌟
Coerced into a souldier
Without a fully equipped team of drs I learnt to become my own savior
With the advice provided by senior figures
Who have become my medical guiders.
From every encounter i am aided to build higher.
Easier said than done, don’t care about the deserters
Never give up with the extended assistance of caregivers & supporters
Those rare & true souls who stick at our sides through thick & thin, are keeper’s
They care to recognize & gain an understanding of our conditions making these trials easier.
Oh Lord! Please shower upon them your choicest favors
For their selfless renders.
Become menders & lenders to one another’s shatters
Kindness amplifys the universe wider
An asset to the doer not only the reciever.
Stay far! Criticisers & judgers
We ain’t in need of unsolicited dictator’s.
My weapons are prayers
Effective hurdle killers 🔫
Don’t underestimate its power.
Amidst this combat there is no breather
But our inner core carries superpowers to continuing until whenever.
Lost near & dear loved ones? A seperation very bitter…
Let the tears stream in rivers
And rejoice knowing, In lofty heavens will we reunite again together.
Oh sad one! When the pain lingers deeper
Remember! It is a fleeting timer
Nothing remains forever
Besides majestic rewards in an eternal life yet to come, of which the mind cannot even wonder
Therein we will be pampered with unlimited measure
For this goal I desirously labour & pray to become a successful winner!!
A dreamer & striver to meet who should be my first lover prior to all others.
To him there is no matcher
May he accept my broken efforts & forgive my errors
[ FIGHTER ]
Is my logo
Above the high & low tides that flow,
I shall row 🚣
You may see me drown or sink during weak moments, but quitting?? No!
Leaving the past where it belongs, moving ahead, focusing on the present; always go.
Upon which shore shall I finally land? Not one of us know
Though, seeds of goodness and awareness i will continuously sow
Until the endmost…….
May our footsteps keep the earth aglow