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Oh my gosh - I had not really thought about what someone with disabilities goes through. Eye-opening. Thank you!
How awful for you! Your descriptions make me believe that my mom has some such undiagnosed disorder. She's been "too tired" my entire life. Now at 85, one simple activity wipes her out. Your descriptions help me to better understand what she is dealing with. Tough way to exist.
My heart ached for you reading your account of an average shopping day. What many of us take for granted and even relish, shopping for you is a major concern which you've come to dread.
I wish a motorized cart had been available for you or that a friend or family member could be with you on days when you HAVE to shop in a store. Your story is sad but it's great to know your faith sustains you. God has already made plans when you are too disabled to shop and it's clear that you are trusting Him for those days ahead.
I can so relate to your experiences. I went through a time in my life where I couldn't do much without being in so much pain and total exhaustion. You do have to choose what you do and when. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Especially hard is to go through it alone. Praying you find good friends to walk the road with you. Who can help you out and love and pray for you. Thank you for sharing.
This is eye-opening, for sure. It’s tough to realize people go through this on a daily basis. Your ending shows us where your strength lies. Good work!
There are so many things that we take for granted. You do an excellent job putting us in the aisle with you as you struggle through the store. Thanks for the reminder that it is our choice whether we sulk or trust God.
My heart goes out to you (your MC) and many will relate to this well written entry.

God brings us through so many things, His strength is greatest at the time of our weakness...and you describe that perfectly here in your story.

Thank you for sharing.

God bless you~
Thank you for sharing how a devastating illness can change a life. I'm praying that God will help you through each day with His strength.

My niece suffers from Fibromyalgia and also struggles with everyday activities.
Well written. I know what this is like and you described it well. If someone has never been that compromised it is hard to explain but you've done a good job.
Thank you for the soulful effort it took to write this! It's becoming more clear each year that aging will not be fun. Thanks to your entry, I better understand the challenges my Dad is currently facing.
I can so totally relate to your story. I don't know what I would do if my husband couldn't shop for me. Congratulations on ranking 12 overall. Happy Dance!