Kirsten should be an inspirational to us all.
She hasn't let MS get her down, even when she is at her weakest my sister manages to shine Christ's love.
At times I wonder if I could be like her if I were in her shoes. Could I really endure all that she endures, the pain the not knowing.
MS could very well take her life, but like Kirsten says no one is guarenteed eternity on earth, and she doesn't plan on sitting around feeling sorry for herself.
Good for her. Like I said I wish I could be more like my sister.
I am the youngest of the family. Two girls, I came along when Kirsten was eight, Mom said she used to take to me like I was her real life baby doll.
I have the pictures to prove it,
I am seventeen now, Kirsten twenty six, she was diagnosed with MS when I was nine, not much older than she was when I came along. I did not understand what was happening to my sister, truth is I don't think she knew what was happening to her. All I knew was my sister was falling alot, and in alot of pain. I did not like to see my sister in pain, and did everything in my power to cheer her up. I was only nine, but I took to caring for my sister the way she had cared for me when I was a baby.
I am glad to say that Kirsten is doing better than she was though. She is getting a little stronger, even able to walk for short distances, thanks to Steroid treatments along with the other meds she is on. Every little step is a victory though and I am going to celebrate with her.
I was so glad to, because she made it to my higshcool graduation in June, for now I am going to a local junior college, along with Kirsten where she attends classes part time. She can't overdo it and has to be extremely careful. But we have most classes together, so I will still be able to keep an eye out for Kirsten.
And Kirsten is still speaking at youth groups and the such, speaking of God's grace despite her disability.
To Be Continued