Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Open a Book

Choose a book, open to random page, point to a phrase & use it to start writing.
I took his hand and held it lightly. He was careful not to put too much pressure on my swollen joints. "I still don't know how I'm going to face them, Kyle."
-Page 180, Did You Hear About Amber? by Cherie Bennett
It is really hard to be sick, really hard. To be honest, some days I look back at and I don't know how I made it through them - not just physically but emotionally too.

I was really surprised to find this book. It's in a series called Surviving Sixteen - and it's about a wonderful dancer who falls ill with JRA. Her friends desert her and her boyfriend leaves her. She fights so hard against the restraints her body puts on her, and it's not until her dance team - the one she started - replaces her that things get worse. Dancing is her life.

It gets so bad that she attempts suicide, only to be rescued by the boy who becomes her new boyfriend.

To be completely honest, there have been a few times in the last few years where things were very dark for me. Having just broken through one of those periods in time, I can say that if I didn't have the support of an awesome boyfriend I don't think I would have made it. I don't think that anyone knows how close I was to the edge, and I really don't want them to. I'm just thankful I'm in a better place right now.

I think listening to Nicki Minaj probably doesn't hurt ;)

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