I was driving to do a quick errand this afternoon, and I heard these lyrics on the radio. I'm sure it's an old song for some of you, but it was new to me.
"'Cause nobody wants to do it on their own,
And everyone wants to know they're not alone,
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere,
There's gotta be somebody for me out there." - Nickelback
I thought of all of you, all the friends I've made here at MS, and I felt a surge of joy I'm not sure I've ever experienced. I could FEEL you guys with me! I didn't feel alone! I knew when I came back home, you would be here waiting for me. I suddenly didn't feel self-conscious. I suddenly didn't care what people thought about me. I suddenly just KNEW that it was okay to be myself!
It was an INCREDIBLE feeling! It didn't last too long - maybe 5 minutes or so, but those 5 minutes were the BEST 5 minutes I have had in years!
Thank you - ALL of you! - for those precious 5 minutes. I'm going to treasure them for the rest of my life.
Your loving brother,