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About MeFrom 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness). But, the forced time in bed has given me time to write. It has been such a blessing to work on my children's books and stories!
I love: God, family & friends, outdoors, gardening, animals, writing, reading, photography, cooking, music, dance, bare feet, long skirts, lavender & yellow, and chocolate.
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Category Archives: Suffering/Grief
19 years ago our baby had growth problems from an unknown physical ailment (which was found a year later). But the doctor in that city at that time could not find a reason for our son’s lack of growth. So … Continue reading
A few years ago, I told you a story about when Nathan was a baby: http://www.blackhillspicturebooks.com/2014/11/13/amazing-true-story/ Then I got to thinking what that story had in common with some things I went through a number of years ago…. Apparently, many … Continue reading
My Dad passed away on Friday, so I need some time to grieve. Not sure when I will blog again, we’ll see. But today, I will share good advice given me by a number of friends this week, on grieving a … Continue reading
One day when our daughter Sarah, who has spina bifida, was very young, we took her to see her orthopedist. He explained that with the level of her lesion, it would be impossible for her to walk without major assistance. … Continue reading
Note that my title says “safer,” not safe. This is because unfortunately, for some very sick people and/or for some very bad molds, no remediation is safe. Some people report terrible reactions to their possessions they took from their moldy … Continue reading
The older I get and the more experiences I have, the more I am convinced that emotional wounds are VERY much like physical wounds, in many ways. If you stub your toe, and before it’s healed stub it again, we … Continue reading
She stood lonely and cold and shivering, the wind whipping her hair. She turned her face away from the wind, but she could not escape the chill, the gray, and most horribly, the loneliness. The empty, bleak moor contained only … Continue reading
I do try to focus on the positives of life, try to follow in the footsteps of my Grandfather, whom Dad always called “the eternal optimist.” Usually it’s pretty easy for me, unless I am scared or worried. Then I … Continue reading
My husband never ended up sending this letter, but it helped me “process” the harm the other person tried to do to me (years ago, an out-of-state friend). Maybe it can help some of you who have been wrongly attacked … Continue reading