Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Mend


After 2 weeks of fighting the Flu and an Upper Respiratory Infection mom is finally on the mend. I know many of you have been waiting for an update and praying for her. Thank you for reaching out and keeping us in your thoughts.

Yesterday was the first day we all ventured out of the house since she has been sick and mom did great. Tired, but she felt so refreshed.

It's always in these moments that we count our blessings and the incredible community we have found. It's amazing what an email to check in or a tweet asking about her can do for your soul.

Many...Many...Thanks friends!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Influence

I have been so privileged to be a part of what's known as The Influence Network - a community of women that have a great passion to influence the lives around them- A group of women who bring accountability and grace. I have gained a greater respect for the women in my life and the family and friends that I surround myself with every day. Today each of us is linking up together with a post about who we are.

Why do I blog?

When my mom was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in November of 2010 I was eight months pregnant with my first baby. I had been enduring a very complicated pregnancy on top of trying to find answers for why my mom was so sick. After the diagnosis, I immediately turned to the internet and searched high and low for a blog of any kind that could relate to where I was at. I had a million questions, fears and a lot of pent up anger. I was desperate to find someone that could walk with me through this new journey. My search came up empty. I found very few resources and only a couple of blogs that hadn't been updated in months. I believe that I was given a passion and desire to pour my heart out for others experiencing life in a similar way. It was at that time that I knew I was made to bring a light of hope for those in tragedy and a voice to the voiceless. I believe that God has not only brought healing for myself and my family through the words I type but given me a focus for how I can influence and change the ALS community. My greatest desire is that you would find hope and peace in this blog... that you would know that no matter what circumstances you are facing there is a God of love ready to envelope you in peace and hope.

A Picture I love: (first professional photo as a family of 3!)

Photography c/o: Shannon Worley Photography
The girl behind the blog- 3 things you don't know about me!
  • I love some good quality alone time. A couple of hours to decompress-dream and create vision. Add in a nice handcrafted vanilla latte and I am golden!
  • I love to write letters and send cards to people I really care about. Words of affirmation is one of my love languages and I thrive when I can bless someone with a note of gratitude.
  • If I could get away with it... I would eat a snickerdoodle cookie for breakfast every day! :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rest & Quick Update

Hello friends! 

A quick update: we've been really sick over here. The flu has hit our house full force- despite flu shots and lots of hand washing. We are going on two weeks and I am beyond ready to shed this awful virus and get out of the house! 

Unfortunately, mom has come down with the flu as well. She isn't able to fight it like we can and she's very sick. Please keep her in your prayers this week as she tries to recover. This all comes with a flood of emotions... 

I'll be back soon with an update. Until then- thanks so much for the prayers!