Annie is a mother who suffers with Crohn’s disease, a form of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Dear future boyfriend,
I’m sorry that I’m not like any ‘normal’ girl. I’m sorry that I’m in pain most days.
I’m sorry that we might need to cancel things last minute. I’m sorry that we might be late eating at your favourite restaurant.
I’m sorry if I moan and if some days I take it out on you.
I’m sorry if some days I’m needy and need hugs.
I’m sorry if sometimes you visit and my house is a mess – I just haven’t been able to clean it.
I’m sorry my weight goes up and down so my figure might not be what you enjoy.
I’m sorry if what you get isn’t what you expect.
But what I give in return is so much more than you could imagine.
Not only is it just me but I have an amazing son too.
I have a massive heart that has so much love to give.
When you’re old and your joints are aching – who could understand more than someone who’s already aching?
There’s more to me than Crohn’s disease or Fibromyalgia or any other illness I have.
I’m me. I’m Annie
And you know what?
I’m pretty awesome