***DISCLAIMER*** This post details the specifics of my personal weight loss journey. If weight is a triggering subject for you, please consider skipping this post. A healthy relationship with food is something many of us have had to fight for and I would never want anything I say to cause you harm. And as I… Continue reading Let’s get real…
JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!
How can it feel like this year has lasted 1000 months and flown by at the same time? My last check-up with my neurologist was in February, right before COVID and quarantine hit our state. That visit was a little disheartening and dramatic as we learned about a potential pituitary tumor (thankfully after a look… Continue reading JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!
Let’s cut ourselves some slack.
It’s been a year, am I right? For all of us. I think once this is alllllllllll over (LORD, Jesus... please let there be an end to all this!) we won’t soon forget struggles of 2020. For me, this year began with such fresh hope. 2019 kicked my butt. I remember texting my dear friend… Continue reading Let’s cut ourselves some slack.
Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!
On today's episode we talk about what we have been doing to choose joy in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We also talk about an exciting event we have coming in September. Check out the Not Today, MS Podcast to hear today's episode and please visit the Run a Myelin My Shoes website for… Continue reading Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!
“You’re special.” *My Salmonella Story.
You're special. The ER doctor was doing her job. She was reminding me that I needed to do a better job of taking care of myself. She wasn't trying to make me feel bad, but her words... ugh, they stung anyway. I had the most wonderful vacation in early June. It had been five years… Continue reading “You’re special.” *My Salmonella Story.
I refuse to become a pessimist. Even though I have been shocked and disappointed by people I loved and respected over the last couple of years... Even though my heart has broken over lost friendships and lost people. I refuse to change my "Pollyanna"/believe the best in people attitude just so I won't be heartbroken… Continue reading I refuse.
It’s going to be okay.
I’m not going to lie. The last two days have been rough. Reality of our new normal setting in. I haven’t stepped foot in any kind of store or restaurant in over a week and I likely won’t be allowed to for a very long time. My daughter just found out she will be out… Continue reading It’s going to be okay.
Praise You in this storm
Last night I had a dream... Brian, Daniel, Bethany and I were all in a far away cabin. I’m not sure where, but the view was beautiful. I was at peace because I had my people and I we were somewhere beautiful, enjoying God’s creation. Suddenly, everything changed. Sirens began going off, the wind began… Continue reading Praise You in this storm
Episode 17: Bethany’s Fight for Joy!
Bethany Lane Gocking is our 14-year-old daughter. We talk about her a lot here on the podcast. She is funny, kind, and thoughtful. She’s a deep thinker. She’s very artistic. And right now, she is coming out of one of the hardest battles for joy she’s ever faced. When we prayed and planned Season 2… Continue reading Episode 17: Bethany’s Fight for Joy!