Updated: Apr 14, 2021
In November I was running. We were in the Florida Keys for thanksgiving with friends at a beautiful RV park and each morning I was going for a run on this path along the ocean. Running!! It was glorious and pain free.
In January I couldn't even drive or push the grocery cart without severe joint pain. We went into Target and I pushed the cart with maybe 5 items in it for a few minutes and by the time we got to the car I was in tears because of the pain in my hands up to my elbows.
At the end of February I quit taking my Immune suppressant drugs, Humira, and started the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP).
It's pretty strict but I was willing to try anything, I already have a super strict diet, so why not?
I've struggled with things like horrible joint pain, mouth ulcers, stomach pain and food intolerances for over 10 years. Some times its better, sometimes it worse. This was one of the worse times.
Over the last 2 months I've cut out all kinds of things like seeds and nuts but added in all kinds of fruits and vegetables along with taking some different supplements to try and heal my gut. The most important thing I've done is pray for complete healing. I pray for my husband, our kids, family and friends but I haven't prayed for myself like this before. I've prayed for help with the pain, for the doctors to figure out what's wrong, testing to go well, etc. but never prayed for complete healing of my body. I started praying for healing and I've asked others to pray alongside us!
Here we are, on an epic RV journey going and seeing things we've never seen before and I've prayed to be able to do those things with my family without pain.
Fast forward to April 12, my birthday. I was able to go the ENTIRE day sledding down sand dunes over and over again in White Sands National Park in New Mexico! I even carried Brody up a sand dune on my back!!! Praise the Lord!!!!
I stood at the top of the dune, looking around in awe of God. His love and His faithfulness while seeing a glimpse of His Grandeur. He loves us, He hears us, He is for us.
I will forever be thankful for the memories we made and I was able to play in the sand pain free! I can't wait to see what God does with this and through me!