** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NEW KID ON THE BLOG

Well, it is official. I have finally taken the plunge into the real world of blogging. It has taken me forever to get it all figured out, and I still have a LONG, LONG way to go, but I think I'm headed in the right direction. There have been some pretty major set backs lately, but I'm really pleased to say that I'm at least getting it started.

As some of you know, I did a few posts on what some might would consider a 'blog' on Facebook but I just didn't seem to have much of a following there because 1) it is hard to find readers there because it is difficult to navigate and 2) the sane folks who still haven't gotten lured in by 'the housewife's equivalent to crack', AKA Facebook, are not able to read my posts there without signing up for an account. Plus, I have not been feeling very well the last couple of months, so I haven't been keeping it updated as much as I would have liked.

Therefore, I thought I would start fresh with a new blog here where anyone can read it if they want. I plan to use it as a tool to continue to educate my friends and family - and even strangers who happen to stop by - about my disease and how it affects my life and the lives of my family. I will also use it to keep everyone up-to-date on what all is going on in our lives. Most of the time, there won't be a tremendous amount to write about but at least you will know what we're up to. I also believe it will be a great outlet for me to share some of my feelings about the struggles I face as I deal almost daily with pain and fear, anger and guilt, disappointment and frustration. However, I will also share all the good stuff, too, like the complete love and faith I have in my awesome husband who always treats me like a queen, the tremendous gratefulness I have for my awesome family who is ALWAYS here to support me on the good days and the bad, my thankfulness for our loving church family and friends who have always stood by our side through thick and thin and, most of all, my joy which I continue to find in my Lord and Savior each and every day. Without the awesome support group I have in my family, friends and my walk with my Savior, I honestly don't know where I would be today. No matter what, I am one blessed lady!

See ya soon!

Blessings,

Teresa




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey T - love your blog site! This is a "Dysau for Dummies" course and it is helpful to at least read about what you live with every day! Love ya! Marcia

Marsha in Texas said...

Hi, T! I wanted to be the first to comment but another Marcia beat me to it! LOL Well I can tell by her name she is a good person!

Good luck to you and your blog.

Crystal in Indy said...

T, I am so glad you are doing this blog. I also think it will be great for you and a great way to get the information out there.

I will continue to pray for you. Your faith in the Lord is an inspiration to me.

Good Luck

idontknow said...

T, this is beautiful, thanks for starting it for those who don't completely understand your illness!
And what a beautiful tribute to your family....

Rachel said...

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to "meet" you. I look forward to getting to know you better through your blog. I became your first official blog follower. :) Cute blog name, by the way. I like it!

I'm so glad to hear of your faith in Christ, and I look forward to seeing how He sustains you through these trials.

Blessings,
Rachel

Joan said...

You just gotta love TCBOTB.Com! You blog is really pretty. You may want to darken your posting text and perhaps enlarge it just a bit.

I look forward to learning more about POTS and how you deal with it.

Teresa said...

Thanks to all who have stopped by, and especially all who left my first comments!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Joan, I initially changed my font to a 'special' font that is not a normal font available through Blogger. Then when I didn't like it, I couldn't figure out how to change it back! I spent a good bit of time yesterday working on it and I finally was able to get rid of all that HTML. I still kept the purple but I think it is easier to read now. Please let me know what you think if you happen to stop back by. I appreciate your input.

Blessings,

Teresa <><

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your story. This is a wonderful blog!

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