Updated: Oct 24, 2019
A little background to explain what motivates me now.
Rowdy and I got married in 1990. You'll meet my dynamic husband along the way. He's a treasure! We had two children, who you will also meet in these pages. They've started their own families now and they're pretty special, too.
When I got pregnant for the second time in 1996, I fell ill and started a long and discouraging descent into chronic illness. It took seven years of searching before we got a diagnosis of #Lyme Disease. By then it was too late; it was entrenched in my body and nothing we did was able to dislodge it. I choose not to focus on all the details of this illness. If it has touched your life, you understand. Suffice to say, it was a roller coaster ride that ultimately left me almost bedridden and dependent on a wheelchair any time I left the house. I deteriorated to the extent that I was unable to drive myself anywhere or even cook and clean. Once my children married, my husband did all the housework on top of all his other responsibilities.
Along the Way
“For things to change, you have to change." Jim Rohn
Even though I spent all day in a recliner, something inside of me kept me desiring to learn and grow. The long hours of time spent on my laptop were a blessing. I was able to devour podcasts and other forms of teaching from motivational speakers and thought leaders that changed my thinking and gave me #hope that I could change. In spite of being physically very ill, I started to renew my mind. I think the first book that blew my world wide open was Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. #richdadpoordad I learned that I had all sorts of false beliefs surrounding money and business. More about that later.
Then the Miracle
After twenty-three years of illness and four years in the wheelchair, I heard a podcast in April of 2019 that ultimately changed my life. The man being interviewed was saying things that resonated with my own desires for a life purpose that blended ministry and business. He said he had found a unique way to do that, so I emailed him for more information. He sent me a video overview and that still, small voice in my head that I've learned to listen to said, "Do it." Folks, it's not often that someone gets to experience an overnight miracle, but I did on April 14, 2019! I drank some juices and took some capsules and was up and out of that wheelchair by the next morning. Hard to believe, I know, but I have plenty of eyewitnesses!
Now I'm rediscovering how to live life. Having an empty nest and not having a traditional job allows me a lot of freedom to craft the life I want to live. Join me as I learn how to be better in every way!