Thankful for Difficult People

Standard

Amen

I’m grateful for every single person who has crossed paths with me. I’ve learned from everyone, applied the lessons to my life, & grew.

It doesn’t matter whether or not the experience was positive or negative. Either way, it was a lesson learned.

img_20161231_030108_152

#FightForIt #SilverLining #Grateful #Amen #Difficult #People #Life #Lesson #Learned #Truth #Positive #Negative #Experience #Growth #Apply #Application #CrossPaths #Reasons #Opportunity #NoRegrets #My #Real #Daily #Reminder #Good

Attraction or Distraction?

Standard

Is it an attraction or a distraction? Use your noggin’ people. It was made to be used for more than just a hat rack.

img_20161230_125737_270

#FightForIt #SilverLining #My #Life #Like #Love #Focus #Attraction #Distraction #Head #Hat #Rack #HatRack #Noggin #Think #Observe #Process #Laser #Solid #Thoughts #Decisions #Decide #Daily #Good

Guitar Art

Standard

Super stoked! Can’t wait to receive this gorgeous art! Told hubs he’d better figure out where he wants to hang it!

β€πŸ’›πŸŽΈπŸŽΆ

fb_img_1482598891058

#FightForIt #SilverLining #My #Love #Art #Artwork #Painting #Canvas #Guitar #Music #Excited #Gorgeous #Amazing #Beautiful #Pretty #Like #Hubs #Happy #Good

Christmas Treats

Standard

Every Christmas, Doug gets me the milk chocolate caramel deliciousness! I only every get them at Christmas. They’re a treat & I don’t like to eat too much of candy & sweets in general.

This year, he got me the normal BUT he also got me the dark chocolate sea salt caramel deliciousness.

Oh. My. Wow.

They are AMAZING! it’s been a struggle not to go crazy with these things! I’ve always been a lover of fruit candy, but I now officially love a chocolate candy! I THOUGHT I loved the milk chocolate ones, but no…that was just an intense likes. I LOVE the dark chocolate sea salt…oh my, oh my!

img_20161230_050458_465

#FightForIt #SilverLining #Good #Ghirardelli #Chocolate #Caramel #MilkChocolate #DarkChocolate #Sea #Salt #SeaSalt #SeaSaltCaramel #OhMy #My #Oh #Yummy #Yum #Amazing #Delicious #Deliciousness #Love #Like #Candy #Christmas #Treat #Wow

Boooooootay

Standard

Feeling like boooooootay.

I have to leave for an appointment in four & a half hours & I have to drive myself. My nerves are going bazerk & I’m legit feeling like toxic sludge from the south end of a donkey.

Lord be with me!

img_20161230_043438_183

#FightForIt #SilverLining #My #Life #Chronic #Illness #Warrior #Disease #Autoimmune #NoCure #Pain #Sick #Exhausted #Depression #Anxiety #UC #UlcerativeColitis #JPouch #Anemia #IronDeficiency #Melanoma #Daily #ExocrinePancreaticDeficiency #Hypertension #PotassiumDeficiency #VitaminDeficincies #ImAMess #Wah

You’re Lucky He Hasn’t Left You – EXCUSE YOU?

Standard

I get a lot of questions about marriage & chronic illnesses. I also get A LOT of, “Your husband is such an amazing guy for sticking it out with you,” which bugs the JUNK out of me! It bugs the junk out of him too.

Yes…he is amazing & so am I, because when we exchanged our marriage vows, we meant them-they aren’t just words! “IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.” Anytime he has been sick or needed to be rushed to the ER, I’ve stepped up to the plate & hit a home run just like he has.

We’ve also made the best of everything. Attitude is 100% key to success in anything you strive for in life-that includes love & marriage. Everything we’ve been through has made us stronger because we chose to NOT let it tear us down. When situations present themselves, you MUST grow. I think alot of the time people forget that not only do you have to grow individually, but YOU HAVE TO GROW TOGETHER!

Marriage doesn’t have to be crazy complicated & super hard. Even when you’re faced with trials & tribulations, you can always make it out on the brightside. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

fb_img_1483074727687

#FightForIt #SilverLining #Sick #Life #Chronic #Illness #Illnesses #Autoimmune #My #Love #Good #Marriage #Forever #Healthy #Happy #Beauty #Daily #Quote #QuoteOfTheDay #QOTD #POTD #PicOfTheDay #PictureOfTheDay

Pip is Our Critter!

Standard

Oh. My. Goodness. I absolutely adore this little critter! Pip was my brother’s dog, but due to circumstances beyond his control, he wasn’t able to care for Pip like he needs.
It’s actually sad how everything went down. My grandmother was taking her anger out on my brother & Pip (they lived with her while my brother helped care for my Papa as he was dying) after my Papa passed away. They live in PA & I am in VA. I wasn’t AT ALL okay with it.
My mother (whom I am not close to in the slightest) actually agreed to meet my brother halfway, get Pip, & bring him to me. I was surprised because she’s not selfless at all.
Me keeping Pip was suppose to be a temporary thing until my brother was able to move out.
When we took over caring for Pip, he began to thrive! He used to be completely shy, had separation anxiety like I’ve never known, & was so scared. I watched him grow comfortable & with having two other dogs, the separation anxiety basically evaporate. He became outgoing & excited, friendly & so lively! He’s NEVER in a crate here.
The thought of him going back to PA, even with my brother on his own, I knew Pip would slide backwards & be in a crate all day.
Thank the Lord, my brother realized it too & asked if we would keep him permanently. Of course, I was glad to take him.
Now, he rules the place…lol
All of this has been a blessing in disguise. My brother can get back on his feet without worrying about caring for Pip. Pip is here with us & doing amazingly well! Blessings everywhere. ❀🐾

IMG_20161229_235903_873.jpg

#FightForIt #SilverLining #PuppyLove #Puppy #Pup #Puppies #Dog #Dogs #Doggy #Doggies #Paw #Paws #Fur #FurMom #FurBaby #Love #Yorkie #Maltese #Bischon #Mutt #Adopt #Adorable #Sweet #Cute #POTD #Kids #Children #Child #Good