I turned 13 last week, 4 years since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I decided to look at my journal from this year, and my most recent entry was this poem, which I thought I would share because 1) I haven’t posted in more than a month and 2) as I turned thirteen last week, I realized how much a person can change in one week, or even a day, given the right circumstances and the room to grow. So, here it is:
I’ll be one week older,
One week stronger,
One week tougher,
One week more alive.
I’ll be seven days quicker,
Only seven days.
A lot can happen in such a little amount of time.
I could be better than ever.
A week at a time, life goes by.
Until I’m just that much better than I am now.