I’m so glad you’re here
Welcome to my blog, Mrs.Wall Writes.
Launched in 2012, I have created this site to be a safe place for you to come and be encouraged. I know deep pain in both the physical and emotional sense, and I’m here to say that neither has to keep us in a stronghold for life. The stories that you will find here are centered around chronic pain, mental health, teaching, and faith, and are written in the hope that you will find encouragement in whatever season you are in.
a little about me
I reside in Fort Worth, TX with my husband and two cats. I’m a public special education teacher and I’ve always had a deep passion for helping children with disabilities. I’m considered a spoonie because I live with chronic pain, and so a big part of my life is managing my (literal) energy well and surrounding myself with love. I’m a homebody and in my free time, I enjoy throwing on my sweats and watching sitcoms, reading my bible kindle, cleaning + organizing, and doing life with family and close friends. I love oversized vintage sweaters, my husbands warm hugs, the taste of strong coffee, when the sun stings my face and feeling the grass between my toes. I think laughter is the best medicine—although a little wine never hurt anyone either. More importantly, I live for kindness and giving Jesus glory in all things.
obstacles in my life
I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism in 2018 which affected my mood for over a year. Besides dealing with chronic pain since 2013 and being misdiagnosed with Lupus for five years, my most life-changing diagnosis has been Devic’s disease. It’s a rare disease that can cause me to become blind and or paralyzed and caused me to become half-blind in 2019. I’m on a treatment plan of a chemotherapy drug (Soliris) through IV infusions biweekly for life. In 2021, I was diagnosed with arthritis which was a very painful experience before I started proper treatment. My war with chronic illness led to a former battle in mental health that I am very transparent about in this blog as well.
See my other stories published here.