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The Body Holds Trauma

The body holds trauma. This past week I’ve dealt with an unexpected flare up of my chronic illness. I’ve also dealt with a frightening stream of relentless nightmares and last night a rare panic attack appeared out of no where. After the panic attack told my husband I...

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I Am No Longer Praying For Healing

In the last two months I have made a large shift in my belief system. I am no longer going to pray for God to heal me of my chronic illness. You may have noticed I’ve been very quiet lately. Almost immediately after my marriage in March, my health took another drastic...

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New Medical Crisis

Last Friday the pain I’d been enduring for many months suddenly grew unbearable. I canceled my nanny jobs for this week and prayed that a week in bed would calm down the Crohn’s flare I’d been fighting for nearly two years now. By Wednesday night, however, I was...

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Health Update: Future Uncertain

Joshua and I are back in KC now after driving to Alabama over the weekend to see my Crohn’s doctor. The news was not what we had hoped. We have some difficult decisions to make in the near future. As I’ve been trying to process what the future might look like for us,...

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What True Love Looks Like

Happy Birthday to the Love of my life!! ? I’m so grateful for this man who stayed by my side all last night and who offered to work from home today so he could care for me as I recover from my stem cell transplant. I am in a lot of pain and I’m unable to walk and can...

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I Have A Disability

I have a disability. There, I said it. For the first time in my life. Crohn’s disease is legally classified as a disability in the U.S according to the SSA. Yet all my life people have told me I should never label myself. “Words have power”, they said. “If you claim...

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Welcome Home, Joshua!

After two days of visiting friends and family in Oregon, two days packing up Josh’s life, and four days covering 2,098 miles across the U.S. we finally arrived back in Kansas City at almost 3am last night. Joshua and I learned so much about each other on this trip....

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