not that he needs it…
Recently someone linked from Erik’s blog over to Re:Becca and left a message stating his feelings about her blog. First, Erik had nothing to do with that. Second, Becca said NOTHING rude about Erik. Third, I am not trying to start another flame war of any kind!! What I want to say are my feelings, and also I want to clarify some things.
Although Becca said nothing rude, in fact she left up a very nice link to his site, she left the insinuation that Erik allows MS to “define” him because he blogs about this exclusively. Erik blogs about MS, because he wanted to give back to the online community in an area that he was rapidly acquiring knowledge. He wanted to put an experience log out there for someone who was newly diagnosed to be able to look at and read. Everything seemed so overwhelming to both of us at first, that he wanted a chance for others, friends, and family to see that everything would be okay. It is also a way of discussing MS, without it being a part of every conversation he has with those who care the most about him. I think that anyone reading this can appreciate his (and my) feelings on this.
I want it noted to all of you who read this site, that Erik is a wonderful husband. I don’t know how he ever ended up with me as his wife, because he deserves someone so much better. He is the most incredible father. Our children light up when he comes home, and he puts so much of himself into our kids. He loves his parents, his sister, Aunts, all his family and my family and would do anything for them. He is a faithful Christian and a loving person. I am so proud to be his wife.
My whole point is that MS does not define him or rule his life. Besides the blog, and spending time with us, he works full time, and goes to school full time. As I write this he is working with our son teaching him the alphabet.
Okay, so maybe I digress and I brag a little, but he would never do it.
So, if you are out there and reading this blog, please don’t think that MS has to define who you are, or that it is all that you think about. Erik is blogging about his experiences and knowledge, but MS does not define who you are or where you are going. So, take your medication, if you can, and live your life. Because life is way to short for MS to be the only focus.
Eriksgirl aka Brandy