They say life begins at 40, Not So! The myth is busted for Nimo (Wairimu) by the onset of strange symptoms: sadness and anxiety, fatigue, chronic back pain. A tsunami of health diagnoses cut down an unsuspecting woman in her prime; the Big C hangs over her head, and she finds out that she has a growth in her womb, is menopausal and will never have children.
Buried pain pushes to the surface, a miscarriage; Her mind and body did not forget the pain.
She takes the journey to unlock the pain of losing a child, motherhood and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that has no cure. As the symptoms rip through her body, she questions her identity, her faith in God and the purpose of life, which Wairimu describes as the Dark Night of The Soul.
A Glimpse of Dawn begins, birthing the real Nimo, the one she had forgotten, quieter and embracing her quirkiness. Gingerly, rebuilding the foundations of her faith in the dark with her friend, the Nazarene.
Wounded is a tale of the effects of emotional trauma and the challenges of engaging with professionals due to cultural differences and long and distant relationships with family. Pace yourself as you read of the authors, candid, painful journey of self-discovery, resilience and hope.
Darkness is the absence of light; flick the switch, “And There Is Light”