Please welcome our newest members…
Huntsville, AL. USA
I have spent the last several years in very poor health, with a
diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, and most recently Gastroparesis. In
that time, though unable to work or often care for myself I became
depressed. But I knew if only I could find something I could DO, a
way to contribute something - anything, really - then I could at
least make my life more enjoyable regardless of where the disease
could take me.
One day I recalled how much fun I’d had playing with wire, making
window hangings as Christmas gifts several years before. I gathered
up my courage, and called my mother in law to ask for her help in
learning about, and investing in supplies for making jewelry with
And here I am, feeling better about myself plus the benefit of being
under a new medication that has since brought my mind and body back
to me as well. And maybe I can’t hold a ‘real world job’, but at
least I can give myself over to doing something I love. As it turns
out, I’ve surprised both my family and myself at how naturally
talented I am - so now comes the harder - but much more fun - part
of learning how to get better at it!
That is the best medicine of all.