flowers c/o Flowerworld
Dress - Needle & Thread
This gift box is empty of physical gifts but it's full of my hopes and wishes for me and for you this Christmas.
My biggest Christmas wish is that one day I will be as healthy on the inside as I often look on the outside. To have 100% health would be like winning the lottery. It would be a dream come true. As you probably know, I'm working on my health through treatment but I wouldn't turn down a Christmas miracle!
I wish for more awareness for invisible illnesses so that people like me don't have to feel how I sometimes find myself feeling. I do struggle a lot in terms of how invisible my poor health is. It can be hard for others to understand just how unwell I am when all they see is the carefully chosen photos of me looking a picture of health. I feel very aware of this. A lot of the time I can't even relate to those photos, like the ones above. They can often show such a different reality to what I'm actually living with which is the beauty of photography. However, I often find myself feeling like I need to justify them, to explain my hobby, the one thing that gave me a sense of identity after chronic illness took away my last one - I guess that's what I'm doing right now!
I also wish for better health to all those who suffer so bravely, especially to my friends who smile through it all and support each other in the darkest of times.
I wish that those who are healthy will keep the gift of health for as long as possible.
I wish that you will be surrounded by the people you love the most this Christmas. It took me a while to learn this but I believe the most important things in life are the people around us and that spending time with those we love is the greatest gift, not status, power, money or objects. The greatest Christmas gift is spending time with those we love. Although I hope you find the gifts you want under your tree too!
Christmas can be hard though when some of our loved ones are no longer with us. If like me your missing someone, I hope that you can remember them in your own way today.
I hope you have the best day, filled with your own traditions but if you're feeling extra ill, or if your family is intense, or you just feel a little bah humbug remember it's ok to take time out today.
I wish that you all have a very merry Christmas and that 2017 will be a fantastic year for you all.
My box may be light, but it's heavy with hope and wishes.
It's so difficult for people to comprehend the battle that is going on inside of us. The truth is scary and overwhelming. I wish you a wonderful Christmas Emma. Thank you for being a wonderful support and pal. Although I wouldn't wish this illness on anyone, I'm so grateful to be going through this with help from you and all the other girls. Here's to a better 2017 for all of us xxxReplyDelete
Thank you Donna, it makes all the difference to not be aloe in this and to know that others do understand even if many don't.Delete
I hope 2017 is a fantastic year for you!
You look so pretty Emma, I love how that dress looks on you. I hope your christmas wish come true, even though you have a long path yet to cross, I wish all the luck in the world. I am here for whatever thing you may need. I send you lots of love!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Paula, thats so kind of you to say. I hope this year is a great year for you.Delete
I hope all of these wishes come true and more lovely!! You are doing brilliantly and I know it's not easy. Happy New Year, may it be a great one for you with improved health in any way possible!! xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much dear Kizzy! I hope this year will be a good year for you.Delete
Oh Emma! I hope that all your wishes and dreams come true. If anyone deserves to be healthy it's you. I don't pray, but find myself wishing things for you all the time. I want you to be healthy and happy, and I wish you'll reach that sooner than soon. In the mean time, you're doing great, you're staying hopeful which is the best thing!ReplyDelete
I wish 2017 will be the year when you get what you want! Sending lots of love and positive vibes to you!
Ps. You look magical in that dress! So beautiful.
Thank you so much Mona, that means so much to me. I hope the same for you and that this year will be a good year for you.Delete
I hope that all your wishes come true and that your health improves. I am sorry that you are battling an illness and I hope that 2017 brings you and your loved ones health and happiness :] Happy New year.ReplyDelete
You look absolutely stunning in that dress!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a fantastic year.Delete
I hope you get healthy too! I have some invisible illnesses as well, so I understand the frustrations that come with it. On a lighter note, gorgeous dress! XOReplyDelete
These pictures are absolutely stunning - the Thread and Needle dress looks beautiful on you. However more than that, I hope you did have a good Christmas and that this year is the year that you gain the health on the inside too. I have my fingers crossed for you.ReplyDelete
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