Monday, September 8, 2014

Support for You

Lyme Support:

Life has been status quo. I've shared a lot of my Lyme symptoms. Some have gotten better, some worse. And then there are those nasty ones that just stay the course and try to drag you down. There's a reason why people say "fight cancer", "fight lyme", etc... If the disease is persistent you have to be persistent. It gets tiring. Jesus is my strength. My Hope.

Today Ken and I met with a Lyme support group in Raleigh. We got mixed up on the time but two ladies stayed behind to chat. They were a real encouragement. I was overwhelmed with all of the nutritional info they shared. I've changed my diet a lot since I was diagnosed with Lyme. No gluten-no dairy-no eggs-no lamb (lamb, that's the hardest one to let go of). The way these ladies eat make me look like a junk food addict! Ahhhh. I could definitely make more changes in my diet. We'll see how it goes. Thankful that there is a support group near by...the next meeting is a lecture on juicing.

He's by my side while we fight Lyme! 

For You Card:

I walked back to my creative escape this evening and decided to make a card based on FMS 152 from Freshly Made Sketches.

This sketch is a lot like the card in my last post but I like it :)

I used the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the A Round a Ray set, neutral chevron ribbon, some thick twine I picked up at Hobby Lobby, oval framelit, woodgrain EF, and the new Flower Pot DSP

Colors: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Tangelo Twist

I really enjoyed making this card-it's for some special people! 



  1. I'm so sorry to read of your challenges but I'm glad stamping provides you with an outlet. This is a beautiful card - those colors and patterns work wonderfully together and the image is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. It's wonderful, and often necessary, to have this crafty outlet. Life just seems a little better when surrounded by colors and patterns and textures! I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this disease. Thank you for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Thanks for the encouraging words! Stamping is so therapeutic. I enjoy going to FMS and other challenge sites for inspiration. Thanks for providing a great resource!

  4. Thank you for keeping is abreast of what is going on. You are such an encouragement and an inspiration to many of us who are NOT experiencing such pain. Your faith in Jesus as your Healer and Your Strength is awesome! You and Ken are a gorgeous couple! I love seeing the picture! Praise the Lord for your witness! Love in Christ, Terri