Friday, November 02, 2012

feeling understood

Ann Romney was interviewed this summer by Oprah. Oprah asked Ann about Multiple Sclerosis. I felt like I knew Ann on a more personal level because of her response. I felt understood. 

Oprah: What does MS do to you?

Ann Romney: For me, my whole right side was numb. I was having difficulty walking. But beyond that it was the fatigue. No one understands, unless they have MS, what fatigue is.

Oprah: It's a weariness in your spirit, your bones, everything.

Ann Romney: In your bones, deep to your bones. Your brain doesn't work, your mouth doesn't work, your tongue doesn't work. Everything is an effort. I mean, to stand up is an effort, to talk is an effort.

Oprah: It's like your body is physically depressed.

Ann Romney: I think a lot of women have autoimmune diseases. O think what happens is, women have five balls up in the air all the time, and they can do it for a while. And then all of a sudden the body just says, Sorry.

Oprah: That's it.

Ann Romney: Done. It gives you a few warnings, and then your body goes, I', gonna make you crash to the ground where you can't even pick your head up. Women try to push through so many things, and our bodies physically can't do that.   

The rest of the interview with Ann and Mitt is a great interview. This is my favorite part:

Oprah: Do you have a personal mantra?

Mitt Romney: Not really.[To Ann] Do you think?

Ann Romney: Yes, you do. 

Mitt Romney: What's that?

Ann Romney: Pray, always be believing.

Mitt Romney: Oh, yes. It's in a book of scripture in my faith, and it says, "Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good."

Oprah: "What I know for sure it..." (letting Mitt finish the sentence)

Mitt Romney: God lives, my wife loves me, and my family is the most important thing in my life.

Oprah: Perfect. Thank you. 

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Tiffani said...

I can't see the responses after their's just a white blank box.

Me~Kelly said...

I was really praying for her to be our first lady.
I'm not sure how I'm going to survive the next 4 years.

I'm a little down.

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