Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I was a guest on Pruning Princesses!

Pruning Princesses
As some of you may or may not know, I was a guest yesterday on Pruning Princesses!  I got to talk about the lessons God's taught me through both my diagnosis with food allergies (that are no longer) years ago as well as through my Fibromyalgia.  I tell you, it has not been an easy road, but it has been the best road for me, and I've learned so much.
Here's a little excerpt from my post:

"The times I found out I was expecting were the happiest days of my life. I couldn’t wait to have “Mommy and Me” dates, to watch endless hours of Elmo, to snuggle, cuddle and kiss my babies or play “Hide and Seek.” I imagined how perfect my life would be, and after my first 2 children were born (just 18 months apart), I had that perfect life, but then it all changed. My whole world got flipped upside down when I was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. This diagnosis lead to paranoia about food, wondering if I’d be around for the 2 little boys (age 3 and nearly 2 at the time) we were raising if I ate the wrong foods. I was scared out of my mind, and, though I was “religious,” I wasn’t a Christian, so I didn’t have God to help me. Regardless, God found it in His grace to lead me to a doctor a few years later who informed me that my food allergies were gone, if I’d ever had them to begin with. I thought I had my life back, and I began to live again like I always had…on my own, relying on me.


In August of 2012 (5 years after I got saved) with 3 kids now to take care of, God saw fit to touch my life again in a way that changed my “perfect” world: I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which can be debilitating, but not fatal. I again felt fear, anger, hurt…but this time, I had God. I asked Him to help me, to teach me through this, to help me be the mother I needed to be. I was fatigued, moody, in pain, and had trouble focusing at times, but still I wanted to be that mother I longed to be…and God is answering that prayer in His Own way."

To read the rest of the post and find out the top 5 things I’ve learned about God’s goodness and grace through the hardships I’ve faced over the years, click here
Laura, if you're reading this, thanks again for the opportunity to be a guest!  I appreciate the opportunity so very much!



  1. I love Laura ... she's awesome. Oh, I can so relate to your struggle. I have some very annoying and sometimes debilitating chronic illnesses that I have lived with for 16 years. Even on "good" days I fear the bad ones that I know are coming. Going over to read your post at Pruning Princesses ... you always have such wisdom to share.

    1. Thank you! I'm sorry you have to struggle. It's never easy, especially as a mom, to go through something you're powerless over. Thankfully God can work with anything and anyone, or I'd be in big trouble! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it!

  2. First of all, I love Pruning Princess! So glad you got a chance to guest post over there. :) Secondly, what a beautiful, honest, moving post. Well done.

    1. Thank you! It is a great site, and I feel so honored to have been able to be a Mentor Mom. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate it!


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