How Do You Cope?

This is a question for those that deal with chronic illness…how do you cope with the intensity and frequency of medical appointments? Two of my afternoons every week are spent hooked up to an iv at home and I am averaging three other medical appointments a week on top of that (outside the home). It … Continue reading

Cambria Turns One

My baby girl turned one last week, how is that even possible? I remember, this time last year, roaming the isles of Target looking at all the itty bitty baby goodies and making sure every last item was checked off my list, all in preperation for her arrival. Now, a mere twelve months later, she … Continue reading

The Good Things

Let me tell you what I did today. I got up at 5:30 am, I went to 8am band practice, I sang at the 9:30am service, I sang at the 11:15 am service, I got my hair cut and styled, I went to 3 pm band practice, I came home and at least started to … Continue reading

Mothering With Dysautonomia

So I wrote a little about what dysautonomia sometimes feels like, now I want to share how I cope.  If anyone reading is dealing with chronic illness I would love to hear how you cope too!  Hands down the most difficult part about my situation is trying to mother two small children while being chronically … Continue reading

Bubble Girl

In February Cambria became ill with a virus that caused a high fever eight consecutive days and an upper body rash. I presumably caught what she had (although thankfully I was spared the rash) and a couple days into being sick dysautonomia flexed its muscles and knocked me down. For at least three weeks (maybe … Continue reading

Soccer Mom

Roland had his first soccer practice yesterday. I may have been a tad bit emotional about it. Soccer now, pre-school this fall, this is the beginning of the end of having my little boy home with me being my constant little shadow. Sniff. I am excited for this new beginning though and he was so … Continue reading

Never Alone

I have been struggling with so many thoughts lately. When you feel God’s presence it is so much easier to keep going and trust our suffering is not in vain. But I will be honest. I can’t always feel God’s presence, I don’t always recognize his hand moving in my life. Sometimes I go day … Continue reading

Here I Go Again

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness … Continue reading

Can you go almo…

Can you go almost a year without posting and then pick it up again? I purchased my domain name so maybe I will be more dedicated to it this time (probably not). By the way, my new blog address is MuseOddity (dot) com Cambria will be 10 months this Saturday! I know everyone says the … Continue reading

She’s Here!

Ok, so she has been here for three weeks and this is the first time I have even looked at my blog, but whatever! Cambria Elizabeth was born June 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm. She was 8lbs 7oz and 19.5 inches long. Labor was only 7.5 hours and the best part… only three pushes! A … Continue reading