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Silent Pain- How to be a friend

Most people with autoimmune disease (or other types of chronic illness) don't have insanely visible symptoms like someone with a broken leg- most of the suffering goes on quietly with little attention from others because its often internal. Having invisible and silent pain can be so hard to go through and many people from the outside don't understand what it's like and can often miss opportunities to be a good friend. Here is a guide on what to do and what not to do since most people get it wrong. These tips come straight from my experience of how my amazing friends treated me, especially those who were having a very similar experience to mine.
1. Pray for your friend. Also, make sure you tell your friend you are praying for them. Dealing with invisible illness can be fatiguing, hopeless and dark. What better way to be a friend than to lift them up in prayer to the Ultimate Healer?
2. Don't say that you know how they feel. Comparing some minor thing or pain you have i…

Going to the Chapel

And just like that, my loyal friend of 25 years has gotten married. It was such an honor to have Kat by my side my whole life and a huge blessing to be by her side on the day of her wedding. Kat was such a stunning bride and it was so exciting to be part of her day. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were having ugly dress contests, getting in trouble during Sunday School and even having many edifying crying sessions together. Wishing the love birds every blessing as they begin their new journey not just as husband and wife, but also Kat moving to the other side of the country- I hope you guys love each other more with each passing day. Also, just for memories and for those who weren't in attendance- I tripped on the stage, tripped over my own dress about 3598 times and had people just casually standing on my dress as I was talking to them, what on earth was I thinking not wanting to hem my dress? Good times to be had for sure.