What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

I was wishing for a fresh bouquet of flowers today but decided to make the best of what I had at home. I made this bouquet of flowers from an old arrangement and foliage in the yard. Only 3 roses and baby’s breath lasted from an old bouquet so I added fern cuttings from my … Continue reading What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

If I were to be completely honest, I felt a lot of fear about joining Nancy’s Nook. I mean, if this group helped so many women, why was it still just a facebook group? Typically, you should be able to trust your doctors before strangers in facebook groups so I was skeptical of these “specialists” … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part 5: The Eye of the Storm

Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

There it was in Jacquita’s handwriting, almost leaping off the page to get my attention. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest and the hairs on the back of my neck standing at full attention. I immediately wrote down 1 Peter 5:10 in several different places to remind me to keep the … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and for my husband and me that makes this the 11th year we are celebrating this holiday together. For me, Valentine’s Day is a day where you show the ones you love how much you care about them. I usually don’t make a big deal out of this … Continue reading Be My Valentine

Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

I awakened to the sound of my alarm at 4am reminding me that today is surgery day. For everyone else it was just a typical Monday but for me it was the day I was going to find out if I can have children; it was the day that I would find out if I … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Three: Torrential Downpour

Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

The last few years have been challenging to say the least. It has taken me a while to get to this place of sharing my journey with both endometriosis and interstitial cystitis. Most of all it’s been an emotionally difficult experience grappling with the threat of infertility. At a time when we hoped to be … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet

It occurred to me while writing this Chronic Hope series that I have a good understanding of endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and pelvic floor dysfunction but you may not. I don’t want to bombard you with medical terms and definitions throughout the series. Instead, I would like to make this post a safe place to view … Continue reading Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet