“I’d like to take a minute to introduce you to a woman that has recently shared a very inspiring story with me! I was lucky enough to meet this extraordinary woman, that has been through thick and thin through out her life. We began to conversate when she responded to one of my posts on my Crazy Beautiful Vibes Facebook Page“
This is What The Post Said:
“Remember no one is perfect but what makes you different or stand out in a crowd is what makes you special! So, post below a bit about who you are and what makes you stand out away from a crowd 😊💖! Own yourself, cherish yourself and celebrate every bit of you!”
After reading her comment, I couldn’t help myself but to ask her to share her story again. Her story has so many turns, like many people all over the world. I noticed while speaking to her and reading her life story that she had over come so many truly brave obstacles. Some of which I myself had also been through. I thought this would be a great way to show her just how amazing and brave I thought she was. So, please allow me to introduce the amazing and lovely Arlyne Magallanez.
Here Is Her Story
I was in a very bad marriage and stayed so long. At the time, I was a stay at home mom and decided to go back to college at 40. Where I obtained my Bachelors degree in human service and became a case manager. My job was to assist mentally ill, homeless veterans, and woman in domestic violence. I also became a certified life coach and while I worked, my ex husband went back to school and obtained his Masters in Marriage Family therapy 🥴.
We later ended up getting divorced and 6 months later he remarried. I however, do have custody of our children. Although, during the child support hearing in court I felt weird and went to urgent care. Where the urgent care then, ushered me off to emergency room. I had to get back to work with my clients but the head doctor pulled me off work 9/21/2018 and I prayed to God like I do daily and asked him to carry me, please. On October 8, 2018, after a lot of testing the dr called me in with results from my Lumbar Puncture and it was positive for Multiple Sclerosis. He also, told me I have around 8-12 lesions in my brain.
Which is when, my neurologist pulled me off work and said to start applying for SSDI. I am now currently on state disability and waiting to see if this medication for MS will manage me. In hopes, I will soon be released to work part time. I prayed to God and asked him, “Why? Why, is this in his planfor me? MS really? When I stress over bills and feeding the kids my left side tingles and I go into a depression. I cry and I pray, then I get angry daily over all of the above but I continue to push forward as positively as I can. Now, I do my best to accept my new normal! These are my daily struggles.
I recently got a letter on the 26th of the month from my job from the new HR person, stating “If I do not bring a release back to work by the 20th of the month they will consider me as a voluntary quit.” I got the letter on the 26th when I called to say, “This was not fair, I’m on medical leave.” His reply was, ” I am sorry but we replaced you! If you want to work there again you need to go on the website and reapply. ” “WTH????” So again, I had a talk with God. I was wrongfully terminated and a Christian attorney took my case. I’m 54 and these days it’s hard to get a job. I’m still looking for one though. Then, I get a call from my neurologist to say “We got all your medical records and it looks like you have been living with MS for about 25 years!” I prayed to God and said I don’t know why this happened to me?
I’m still raising 2 kids and have rent and all necessities to get for us. 2 weeks ago, I married my best friend that loves me, MS and all. So, I say, “Lord, I’m again giving you all my stresses, depression and anxiety and again I ask God to carry me again.” I’m thankful, for this life God Has given me even with all these bumpy roads with twists and turns and blindsides. I have always given my weaknesses to God and like A cat I end up on my feet yet again. I have a feeling this posting I’m doing is for a reason. I was a great case manager always helping those in need even when I was in need. So, Bless you all…
Story Shared By: Arlyne Magallanez
Since this is a restart of my previous blog CRAZY BEAUTIFUL BLOGS, you may not all know this but I strive very hard to help people to feel heard, seen and supported, no matter what their journey entails. When I read Arlyne’s share, I thought to myself, “This woman needs a little shout out and recognition for all her strength! She needs to be told, that she is amazing for keeping her faith through all her hardships and struggles.” So, here we are recognizing her for all her highs and lows, not because of her story but because she deserves to be seen, heard and able to voice her opinion loud and proud. I started this blog, when I decided I needed to do the same!
My hope is by her shared story she may feel the same as I did but also get what she hoped when she said “I have a feeling this posting I’m doing is for a reason. I was a great case manager always helping those in need even when I was in need. So, Bless you all…”
Now that she shared her story, I would really love it if you would comment below with a shout out to her if you understand or have been inspired by her post. I felt it would be a great chance, for her to see that she is not alone in her struggles and let other people that might have gone through the same or similar struggles to see that they are also not alone. So, please if you have also been through any of the same struggles as Arlyne Magallanez, do not be shy comment below!
Thank You, For Your Beautiful Share Arlyne I Wish You Only The Best Of Luck Through All Your Future Days! Never Forget Your Strength or Faith, For You Are Capable Of Anything You Set Your Mind On Achieving!
Motivational & Certified Life Coach Susan Riley
If You Have A Story To Share Please Contact Me, I Want To Help You Find Your Voice, To Be Seen & Heard!
Please be advised that all of the above is a shared story that was shared by a real live person. The inspiration and motivation from this piece is not meant to teach you to follow in the same direction as the story above it is just a single experience that was shared to assist you is seeing from their prospective. There for any choice you make after reading this post, in your life is strictly yours and yours alone. This post is simply meant to give you new insight as well as to assist the person who shared this story in finding their voice, while allowing them to be heard. I do hope that Crazy Beautiful Vibes, can help you to open yourself up to more peace and happiness but if you need assistance at any time during your process please seek assistance with the proper assistance.
Have A Happy Beautiful & Blessed Day!