Terrific 2's Tuesday/ Support and Remembrance
November is National Epilepsy Month. I support everyone with epilepsy especially my 9
year old granddaughter. Please get Seizure Smart!
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It is also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. Seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells in the brain signal abnormally, which may briefly alter a person's consciousness, movements or actions. In my granddaughters case it has not been a brief occasion at all but a constant way of life.
There have been times in my life that the struggles that my granddaughter has endured, have just broken my heart, but then there are other times that I so much admire her spunk and her smile. She loves music and for her it is often the highlight of her day. She always has two things with her. One being her ipod case and the other being her blanket. We thank God for bringing her in to our lives. The lessons of patience and determination have been learned through her affliction.
Please pray for a cure for those affected by epilepsy and for those caring for someone with epilepsy. Can you imagine a day when your brain failed to connect the dots? My granddaughter has them every day.
This month is also a month to remember those that have left this world to go where we hope and believe is a much better place. Veterans day is coming up on 11/11/11 and I'll be doing a post about that then, but it is also a time to remember all our loved ones that have passed away.
I've mentioned that this is a sad month for me. Not only because of the dark and dreary days, but because some very dear to me died this month in years passed. November is a time for me to reflect on the sweetness and often the brevity of life. November is a time to remember all those we have loved and lost.
Today I'm thankful for the loving people every where that make this world a better place for those with disabilities and I'm thankful for having, at least for a short time, those that are now lost but will always be loved.
On this TERRIFIC Tuesday I hope that you'll remember both, with love.