Who knows how I really feel? I wish someone else could understand what I am going through! Chronically ill folks question who understands their grief.
Posts by Barbara Coleman
Artist and Writer
Barbara lives in Maryland and has been in ministry with her husband, Mike, for almost 50 years. In the past, she has led Bible Studies and spoken at Women's Retreats. Barbara has three grown sons and 10 grandchildren. She is a retired floral designer and now spends her time painting. Most importantly she has a devoted husband who supports her and always encourages her to remember the wisdom of her precious Lord.
If you were to visit the Land of Affliction for a day, I think the first thing you would notice is the pace. Everything moves much slower here. Many of us are using all of our energy just to figure out how to make it through the day. Over time I have become frustratingly aware of my weaknesses.
People with chronic illnesses and invisible diseases can simply be overlooked, so their suffering can easily slip your mind much like butterflies at night.