my purpose in the blog

Launched in 2012, I have created this site to be a safe place for you to come and be encouraged. A place to give you inspiration on living a healthy life in faith, mind, body and spirit. 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 sweet husband and two cats. I’m a special education teacher and I’ve always had a deep passion for helping children with disabilities. In my free time, I enjoy jogging, writing, and doing life with family and close friends. I’m a type A personality and I always find a clean and tidy home bliss. I think laughter is the best medicine—although a little wine never hurt anyone either.

obstacles in my life

I was diagnosed with Devics disease, a rare disease, in 2019 which can cause me to become blind and or paralyzed. It caused me to become half-blind in 2019 and has definitely been my most difficult struggle in life thus far. In 2013, I also battled with Lupus for several years, which led to a battle in mental health that I am very transparent about in this blog as well. You can visit my beliefs page to read more about my diagnosis journey and belief on sickness + faith.

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    1. I’m going through a family situation, and when I read, “Let it Fall. . .Perfect is the teardrop when it belongs to God.”
      I just started to cry. . .it really spoke to me and I’m letting it all out to the Lord. I know God is carrying my tears.
      Thank you so much Darla.

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      1. He is carrying your tears. He really is. (Psalm 56:8)

        I wrote the poem for a friend who lost her sister-in-law in a head-on collision on a rainy morning. A young man in the other car was killed, too. It’s been a tough time for that family. I hope your time soon turns from tears to joy.


        1. Oh my heart is heavy for them. . .I am saying a special prayer for them tonight.
          Have a good night, and thank you for your kind remarks.
          In Him,


  1. As I was reading this I clicked on the link to your sister’s blog to find out that I already subscribe to her’s as well! How funny that I am now following the both of you. God bless you!

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