Monthly Archives: March 2013

What does orange mean to you?


Thomas loves oranges but hasn’t quite figured out how the naming system works.  He often requests a green or purple to eat.  He knows color words but hasn’t matched them to their actual colors yet.  It makes it challenging when he requests a specific orange car.



March 11-17 is MS awareness week.  To most people, the orange ribbon is just another ribbon.  It’s just another cause.  To me it’s my life.  To over 2.1 million people worldwide, it’s a daily reality.




Most days I could just forget about orange.  I don’t really have symptoms like tingling anything or not working parts.  I do have the fatigue problem though.  It would be easy to blame it on being lazy but being past tired is true.  It’s like I need to recharge after so many days.  I can literally sleep a whole day away.  It’s hard to do when you have a family and a life.  I’m very grateful for an awesome husband who has stepped up and allows me to be my special self.

Orange also means forgetfulness.  Things just disappear.  Words are just gone.  If I put things down, they may as well have never been.  There has been more than one time that I’ve had to change because I can’t find one shoe, only to find it sitting out in the open later.



Orange means stabs and pokes.  The medicine that is attempting to keep me healthy, gives me bumps, lumps, and bruises.  Those bumps, lumps, and bruises cost a pretty penny for the privilege.




Orange means not judging others.  Looking at just this one malady, shows that there is so much out there that we don’t know.  We don’t know what others are carrying with them.  We don’t know where t they’ve come from or what they’ve experienced in their lives.



Orange can mean many different things but really I hope that it means you stop and think.