I live in Pennsylvania with my “groom” of over 40 years, Gary, and we have two grown children—a daughter who is married with two children, and a son who is married with their first child due soon and an adorable Great Dane.
I “live” with three invisible illnesses, Ulcerative Colitis, Endometriosis, and Persistent (or Chronic) Lyme Disease. My husband was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome over 30 years ago, and also lives with Reynaud’s Syndrome, Selective IgA Deficiency, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Both of our grown children have Crohn’s Disease. Although we have walked through many years of pain, struggle, and uncertainty, I believe and try to live by my life verse: “I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8).
I retired in 2018 and am loving the freedom and lack of schedule that retirement brings (especially on days that my health challenges me)!
My first published article and several devotionals appeared on the Rest Ministries web site (www.restministries.com–website now defunct), and I feel blessed that God is using my experiences to help others with invisible and chronic illnesses. I have also been published at http://christiandevotions.us, The Quiet Hour, Power For Living, and Today’s Christian Woman Online.
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