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Days 7-10 of Ethan's Lyme Disease Treatment There is this image that I have always had in my head since I was diagnosed. It's a rollercoaster. It takes a lot longer to ascend up a hill than it does to descend. You hear the tracks underneath you and the anticipation is exciting but also a little unnerving. If you have never been on this particular rollercoaster before, then you have no idea what lies ahead. When you get to the top, you look around and feel free and excited. You see clearly
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Today was a struggle.  As we are on day 6 of Lyme treatments for my little guy, it has been so hard to get him to take the medicine and supplements. He gagged and threw them up when he tried to swallow them and then when I crush them he refuses to take it because they are "yucky." I have gotten him to take it every time but it has taken over an hour most times. I have to go through this three times a day. Trust me, I've tried all the tricks. It just gets old.   While he had a lot of energy last
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Day 2-5 of Ethan's Lyme Disease Treatment DAY 2-June 6, 2019-Today has not been so good, but that is to expect in the beginning. We were trying to avoid a Herxheimer reaction in him by giving him the smallest amount of Lyme medicine but the issue is that he has been so constipated because of his magnesium levels. This has caused some issues and this evening, he has a fever of 99.9, a headache and put himself to bed at 6 pm. He had no appetite all day.  We are giving him magnesium to try to get
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The Day My Child Tested Positive For Lyme Continuing the story of my journey through Lyme Disease  Even with emotions flooding, I know that God is in control and that there is a lesson learned in this and a victory on its way. I guess we should start at the beginning. When I was 16, I began to show symptoms of a disease that I had no idea existed. It took doctors until I was 17 to diagnose me. The forgotten year, as I call it, just so happened to be my junior year. I felt lost, afraid, stupid
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The Sun Is Shining ... After the rainy year of 2018 and going into 2019, I am done with rain. I am thankful for what rain has provided, but too much of rain has done damage and put us all in a funk here in NC. BUT TODAY, today the sun was shining! I don't know about you but my whole world changes when the sun starts peeking into my windows. Our new house that we purchased last April has the perfect setting. The whole front of the house beams of sunshine and when it is hot outside, we get the
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"The days are long but the years are short." How many times have we heard that quote and cringed? Yes, we know that Children are a blessing from the Lord. Yes, we love our children. That is NOT the issue. The issue is that the days ARE long when they are little. We feel like we are failing and we can't keep up with others. We read advice from blogs and books. We watch our friends post beautiful moments of their kids laughing together on social media and wonder why our kids are constantly
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Going to Battle for Our Children The reason why it's so important for us to intercede for our kids.  I have always known that I am an interceder. When I saw an ambulance on the side of the road, my immediate reaction was to pray. It has always been my first reaction, but it stems from knowing that prayer is powerful! The enemy has come to rob, kill and destroy. Jesus has warned us of that in John 10. We are also reminded in Ephesians 6 that we are not fighting against flesh and blood (people)
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Let them Play! It seems that our society has become a fan of putting our kids in a bubble. The carseat laws (seriously, 8?!?!), the playground getting "safer", suspending kids from school who bring a PLAY gun and recess being taken away. When will it end? When I was a kid, we were outside all day, played by ourselves and barely watched tv. People didn't freak out on my mom when we were climbing a tree or jumping! I've been asked questions so many times while at the playground. "You're going to
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Is it worth it? If you know me by now, I stay at home with my three young boys. I love them to pieces and wouldn't trade them for the world. They are fun, energetic, creative, silly, passionate and a blessing to us. There are some days that I have few frustrating moments so when someone asks me how I do it, I just shrug and say, "it's really not that bad." Then, I have moments and days when I want to cry in a corner with all their attitudes, loud personalities and fighting.  My kids can argue.
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Decorating Your House on a Budget Make your house look nice with out baking your bank account If you have read anything by me, you'll find that I am very frugal. I am not cheap. There is a definite difference. In order to save money in the long run, you must buy quality items, but you don't have to break your bank. We just moved into a house twice the size as our old one. This meant that we needed a lot of items. I needed area rugs, decor, furniture and we needed to fix things. We are still in

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