About Me: Female, 47, Shen Valley, VA, member since Nov 2008
I have been an RN for 16 years, but am currently on disability for severe atypical migraines. For awhile I was helping my Dad out in his tax and bookkeeping office, but lately I have had to let that go too, because of my health. So, I generally spend my time and energ
[More]y (sparingly!) maintaining my household, helping my husband with our ministry, Vertical Connection Ministries, and working with the music at the church. For me, those are fun things that take my mind off my health issues. I love to sing and worship, and we have a new thing happening called the "Vertical Players", which is a drama team. When I'm in the midst of that, I forget I'm hurting, and am able to just enjoy! The people in Vertical, and my husband are so wonderfully supportive and helpful, too.
I live with my husband, Glen, and cat, Molasses, on my husband's homeplace--a 365 acre dairy farm. My husband no longer works the farm, but his Dad and brothers still do. They drive by our house every day on the way to the barn. Our house is not visible from the main road, and we have a wonderful view of the mountains from our front porch. It's a beautiful, natural, healing environment. Very quiet, too. My health has improved a bit since moving here. I have a passion for people, and for encouraging them in whatever situation and place they are in. It doesn't matter where we have been, it only matters where we are going! We are all God's children, and He loves us! I know that I know that God does not cause illness, because God is a good God. But, I do think He may use an illness that's already there (afterall, we do live in a fallen world...), to perhaps get our attention because He wants us to reach out to Him, and to each other. We live in a very isolated world where no one talks to anyone for fear of....everything. All this to say...I'm here if anyone needs me. I'm a real person, with illness, fears, feelings, and joys just like you. We are on this journey together. There's no need to walk it alone!
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