The Struggle is Real
Too often we hear people passing judgments on others not knowing the struggles they may be facing, but choose to keep them to themselves. Not all illnesses and disabilities are visible. Autoimmune diseases are among them. I think we all need to feel blessed and be thankful for good the things in our lives, and try to always remember to "be kind." It doesn't take any time. It doesn't cost a cent. But being kind to each other is the best gift we can give each other, and to ourselves, and pass along to future generations.
Gibson, My Spirit Animal
While recuperating from my latest flare, I've been thinking about my boy Gibson even more so. So many things I miss about my heart dog. He was truly a kind dog. He was so in tune with me...the stories I can share are incredible, miraculous actually. He knew when I was having a flare and did not feel well. He took on some of my health issues, and then they disappeared when I was better. Even our vet was shocked by one of these very serious instances. It goes beyond explanation. Divine, actually. My beloved Gibson was not only empathetic to me, he was a healer. My true spirit animal.
Husband Dog. Big Brother. Best Buddy.
Gibson was that rare dog. That "one" who had a true gift. In addition to our bond, I always loved his bond with the rest of our FiveSibes pack family. While Harley (his love) is the pack's queen, he was the glue that kept them all together. Don't get me wrong, they still are all together, but there was something special about how they migrated to where Gibson was. His relationship with Harley was always such a wonderful one--my married couple! But he was an amazing big brother, too. He and all his younger siblings had a wonderful relationship, but he and baby bro Wolf had a true brotherly relationship...and the above two flashback pics from four years ago really show that love and bond.
I miss Gibson terribly, and know I always will. But I am so thankful he and all my FiveSibes have been a part of my family and my life. And, I know, in my heart, he will always be my spirit dog, and forever a beloved member of the FiveSibes. 💙
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