THIS woman. This beautiful strong warrior woman speaks directly from her heart to the heart of others. Unless you have been a caregiver to a child or loved one, I don't think anyone can understand the level of exhaustion and stress and grief that is in our life 24/7. Our population fights constantly for patient rights. We fight to give our loved ones clean nutrition when the powers that be continues to want to shove liquid candy bars down the feeding tubes of our loved ones. What kind of world have we created where medical professionals and government agencies would rather do what is cheap and easy rather than what the patient chooses for their loved ones, the sacred angels we've been chosen to protect?
Functional Formularies is honored to count this warrior momma among our family of hope and honored that she has allowed our company and Nourish to be a part of her journey. Her words are exquisitely written. In this unsettling and troubled world, at least for today, if you can, please choose joy...
"It's been a long day and I'm trying to translate my rambling thoughts into words. I don't even know if this makes sense enough to share.
I'm exhausted. Deeply. Thoroughly. In body, mind, and spirit. The length of these days wears me down. So much is asked of me, even after I feel I've given all I have.
I can't begin to count the times I've been told "I could never do what you do; I could never handle this like you can. I don't know how you do it." I'm not amazing; I'm not super mom. I don't have an unearthly strength to bear this weight. And there was a time when I couldn't do it either.
As I've walked through these fires and carry these swords that pierce my heart, I've grown within me the strength to survive, to give, to carry on. It's a strength I've earned through the trials. I'm not unbreakable; I break every day. And then I take one more step forward. It's a slow, quiet strength; all mountains can be moved eventually, one pebble at a time.
I'm just a mother, loving her children. I'd do anything for my children and sometimes I'm asked to do just that. To embrace the chaos and choose joy."
~ Sarah T.