Because of MS, what I used to be is not what I am now. Because of MS, what I am now is not what I will be in the future.
But, what I am is not the same as who I am.
I am who I am. I am still who I used to be. And I will stay who I am. MS has challenged and grown me in many ways, but the core of who I am remains the same.
When what you are changes, who you are stays the same. Who I am does not change.
What I am is crippled, but who I am is complete.
What I am is broken. Who I am is whole.
What I am is the outside. Who I am is the inside.
What I am is temporary. Who I am is permanent.
What I am is superficial. Who I am is personal.
What I am is how strangers see me. Who I am is how God and my loved ones see me.
What I am is only my body. Who I am is my soul and spirit.
I am confident enough in who God made me to be to accept what I am….what I have become.
My identity = “What” will be, will be; but I’m still me.