Today is World Lupus Day, a celebration of Lupus awareness and a day of remembrance for those who suffer from Lupus and those who have lost their life to Lupus.
Today, I will be remembering my mother, who battled Lupus for most of her life. She never complained about her hardships with Lupus. She never let it interfere with being a mother or wife or friend. And though having Lupus can be lonely and disheartening, she was the most hopeful, positive, and upbeat person I've ever known. She was a social butterfly that continually reached out to comfort others, and often put the needs of her friends and family before her own. I think I can safely say that she is continuing to watch over her loved ones from above. She truly was an angel here on Earth.
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Are you wearing purple* today?
*Lupus Awareness is signified by the color purple and the butterfly. May is Lupus Awareness Month.