Finding Our Song (Link-up)

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
Blessed Assurance

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Days before my husband ended up in the emergency room, on June 7, 2014, I prayed,
“God if you want me to heed Hebrews 11:17-19 and keep writing, I need for you to strengthen my calling.”

When I’ve prayed this way before, God often weakens me before He strengthens me. (My name means fruitful, productive, to strengthen, resurrection.) So the result of my husband’s injury and surgery left me on the lower end of the seesaw. We were far away from family while I took care of him and our toddler. Continue reading

A Condition that Affects Over 10 Million Americans

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A year ago it was confirmed, through a post partial thyroidectomy pathology and blood work, that I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common thyroid disease in the United States. It is an inherited condition that affects over 10 million Americans and is about seven times more common in women than in men.

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What a Difference a Year Makes

In a couple of days I will get an ultrasound of my bump. And for all of you out there wondering if we will find out if it’s a boy or a girl, we are going to let baby Thureen be a surprise.

Interestingly, it will also be one year since I went through a thyroid scan of the bump I had on my thyroid. That test last year was what gave my specialist information that I did need to undergo thyroid surgery. What a difference 12 months can make – I’m thankful to be dealing with more positive doctor visits this year versus last, and a much different ‘scan’ of my body. Continue reading