IC Uterine Biopsy

Proverbs 31:25 “…she can laugh at the days to come…” Whenever I read this, I used to think that it meant that this godly woman was joyful because good things were in store for her, because she was favored by God. But the older I get, the more I understand humor as a tremendous gift from God. I think the godly woman laughs at the days to come, wether good OR bad. Finding the “funnies” in the middle of stressful times is a...

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IC update

Most of the traffic I have received on this blog has been IC related. For many reasons, I have not posted about my health journey the last 6 years since I was diagnosed with IC, but the most prolific reason for my silence is pride. IC is a disease affecting the most vulnerable parts of the human body, and quite honestly, I wasn’t in a rush to put that aspect of my life on display. I mean, if my chronic health issue was that my...

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Kent aka “The Guessing Genius”

I’ve got one of the cutest 2nd born children on the face of the planet. He is the only “Type B” personality in our “Type A” family. Erik, Parker, and I are all first born children. Then there’s 2nd born Kent. He truly is the spice to our otherwise vanilla family. As a parent, I sometimes worry that life is just a tad harder for Kent than the rest of us. He’s going to be 9 soon, and other than...

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Let’s be honest

I decided to treat myself to a Panera Greek Salad yesterday after I was done grocery shopping and running errands. It’s a splurge for me, because I order my greek salad without tomatoes, peppers, onions, and with the dressing on the side. Essentially, I’m paying $8 for lettuce, cheese, and olives…oh, and of course, the glorious piece of sourdough bread. Anyways, the greek salad purchase is always an internal battle,...

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When I was 17, I fell in love for the first and only time. The characteristic that I found most appealing in this young man, was his steadiness. He was unwavering in his convictions, his calling, and his commitments. I’m so very thankful that when we encounter rocky paths, billowing waves, or dips in the rollercoaster of life, my partner doesn’t blink. He has supported me though this autoimmune nightmare I’ve been...

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My Big Fat Tech Challenged Italian Family

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