1. anagram newer
  2. restore to good condition; restart, resume; refresh, revive; extend for an additional period of time; be restored to good condition; be extended for an additional period of time

I when I think of this word, renew, I remember learning in grade school that The Italian Renaissance literally means “rebirth”. It served to describe the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages. The Renaissance is considered to be characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. Basically it can be described as the “revival of learning”.

This is a beautiful description of this phase of life with IBD.

Our life with IBD is a process of finding constant renewal, a daily revival of learning.

  • We relearn how to do seemingly simple tasks like getting up out of bed and leaving the house. 
  • We relearn how to do the more complicated tasks again like building relationships, attending school, finding a job

Whatever task is undertaken we begin it with a renewed sense of hope, possibility, innocence, and faith that things will work out for the best.