Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought." ~ LOTR
"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air." Galadriel ~ LOTRTake out the word 'ring' and replace it with 'brain tail' ~ I wish I malformation was ~ I wish I wasn't burdened with filling out wills and signing health care didn't even know what a chiari malformation was! Wish I wasn't dealing with filling out my will and health proxy's ~ but it's my life ~ like it or not. Somehow ~ the quote above is encouraging ~ I was meant to have it ~ I have enough strength to bear the load ~ to be able to stand up underneath the weight of the burden.
In the same breath ~ I know in my heart that a time of healing is just on the horizon.