10 year old Dylan’s Letter: My Mom Has Fibromyalgia

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Sometimes there are few people in our life that take the life away with their compassion, sweetness, love,emotions and support. My Mom has fibromyalgia, Actually, No my mom does not have fibro, but this is article is not about her. It is the story of cute and lovely hearted boy Dylan who saw her mom struggling from pain.

This is the story of Tiffany Case’s 10 year old son. Her son got school assignment about writing a paper about someone he knew that has to deal with daily struggles and pain. First of all it was a awesome school assignment that will help children to understand life and that we face a lot of struggles in life, life is full of ups and down and somehow we have to face them that the key fact.

Dylan is an amazing cute lovely boy who choses to write paper on his mom, who suffers from an invisible illness “Fibromyalgia”. Tiffany says that it was the first time she faces someone who is interested in knowing her illness. She said “People don’t like to talk about things that make them uncomfortable.” but as you all know children don’t know the filters of what to ask of what to not, and that make them really beautiful because there purity of soul and innocences wins our heart.

For Tiffany this was not an easy conversation( you will second me conversation with the child are not the easy one). And why because she has thoughts that what do I tell my baby who I have disappointed a lot of times because of being sick or being in pain. Its hard for me to choose the right words to try make some sense to my 10 year old boy so he understand my points that mostly adults don’t do. 🙁

I began telling my story of last 13 year of miseries and pain. I have to hide me tears from him. It toke nearly an hour to explain him the bitter reality of this invisible illness. He listen to me, ask question and tells me many time with his cute voice “you are the best Mama in the world”

do you like the letter ? Do you see who children ofter understand way much much better that we often assumes. I know many of you struggles with parenting along dealing with fibromyaliga and I hope this letter boast your motivations and make you feel that your children always love you no matter what happens and they understand far far more than our imagination. Thanks you Tiffany for sharing your boy letter and your story.

Here is the photo of Dylan’s letter:

Here is the readable version of the above letter:

Struggles by Dylan Shaw

My struggles paper is going to be about my mom and how she deals with her Fibromyalgia, my mom calls it Fibro. My mom had is since she was 20 and [is] now 33. “People think you are lazy and crazy. It takes a toll on my family and it causes pain in every part of my body to where it is so bad my hair and toenails hurt.” The worst thing about Fibro is there is no cure for it. People with Fibro will live with it to the day they die. It took my mom’s dreams away from her and took her job she loved so much as a nurse. 9 out of 10 times my mom is not feeling good. Other than pain, the other two things are the complete lack of energy and the misunderstanding of others. My mom does not get to spend time with her family and that really makes her sad. If she gets sick, it takes a while for her to get better. But, at the end of the day, I will always love my mom, and she has made it 13 years with Fibro.

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