I Hope…

I Hope…


Hope is an important aspect of our lives.

You hear it in our daily conversations…”I hope you do well on the exam.”  “I hope they win the game.”  “I hope you have a good day.”

Add a difficult situation into the mix, like a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, makes hope an even stronger feeling of emotion.

In the big picture, we hope for a cure, but we also have hope for the countless, smaller situations of life that are influenced by MS.

Here are a few hopes of mine…..



I hope for Spellcheck.
I hope for Spellcheck.



I hope my kids don’t get MS.


I hope I can lift my foot over the lip of the shower.


I hope to make it to the bathroom next time.




I hope I can remember your name when we meet again.


I hope there is a place to park in the disabled space.


I hope you realize how much I appreciate your patience.


I hope I can read the fine print without getting my glasses.


Hopscotch anyone?
Hopscotch anyone?


I hope people understand how thankful I am for their help.


I hope the MRI doesn’t show new activity.


I hope I don’t get overheated.



I hope you know this isn’t me–it’s my MS.


I hope I can stay awake at the movie.


I hope they don’t notice the sauce I spilled on my pants.


I hope I feel better tomorrow.


I hope this scooter has enough power to make it through the store.


How many points do I score?
How many points do I score?



I hope you don’t mind, but after a shower & getting dressed–I need a break.


I hope my leg doesn’t spasm as I drink this hot cup of coffee.


I hope no one notices my limp.



I hope I can make it to that chair.


I hope my fingers let me button this shirt.


I hope today is as bright as my spirit.


I hope this line goes quickly.


Let me pound my head against it!
Let me pound my head against it!

I hope I get the refill before my meds run out.


I hope you understand.


I hope people judge me for what’s inside–not out.


I hope MS noticed I passed on ice cream and ate more veggies.


and finally,


I hope this bit comes to an end soon.


What hope do you hold?  I encourage you to share it with a comment.

Here’s hoping for your best!





One Reply to “I Hope…”

  1. Doug, this was the best blog yet! It says everything that I say or think all the time! Thanks for sharing your insight. It brought tears to my eyes but made me Smile too!