By Yolanda P. Williams
As I reflect on my being the mother of Angel D. Williams and the challenges that came with a Lupus diagnosis 21 years ago, I must say I am grateful God chose me for such a task. Yes, it has been a lot of difficult times due to the health challenges, but the blessings outweigh the obstacles.
Of course, I remember the times when there was no diagnosis, no answers, watching my child in agonizing pain and there was nothing I could do to make the pain go away. The times when she passed out and no one could tell me why or could fix it. I remember the times when they said she may not make it, the time when she was in one hospital and I was in another. I remember the loss of her full Academic scholarship because she was in the hospital more than she was at school regardless of her exceptional GPA. I too remember our trying to figure out how the medical bills would be paid even with insurance. However, God has kept us.
On this Mother’s Day and World Lupus Day, I am screaming to high heavens, thank you Lord for blessing me with such a beautiful gift in the life of my daughter, Angel. She is a phenomenal woman who loves hard and gives her all not only to her family and friends, she also goes hard to advocate for those she doesn’t even know who are affected by Lupus and other debilitating diseases. What a gift from God it is to be blessed with a child, especially my Angel. #LupuswillNOTwin #GodISable #WorldLupusDay #LupusAwareness #SupportTheLupusCause
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