Chronic illness is something that affects so many people, yet those who are touched by it march on silently, often alone.
For those in a relationship, it stretches the boundaries, tests the bond you have and requires so much emotional energy, patience and loyalty. It’s a journey which can provide many rewarding jewels but can also be something which makes your soul ache with the strength it requires and pain it causes.
Modern Bride (USA) has created a website called BeMyRock.org which is designed as a support community for engaged couples who have been touched by chronic illness to help them plan a wedding. It includes a community forum, reading list, advice from the editors of Modern Bride and plenty of resources.
The site is not only for those who suffer a chronic illness themselves, but also for those who have been touched by illness of family members or friends.
Tackling the task of planning a wedding is enough to send any person bonkers (or to use a certain zilla term!) Planning a wedding while dealing with chronic illness brings even more challenges. How do I deal with standing for my half hour ceremony? How do I involve my dad who has cancer?
BeMyRock.org is something the wedding industry has needed for a long time. If you’re touched by a chronic illness check it out, tell your friends and spread the word!