This blog is for anyone who enjoys to look at beautiful photos of our world and encouraging quotes. I made this blog for encouragement for others like myself who are struggling with life changing events like disability. I made this because it makes me smile and gives me happiness to look at photos of places that i would like to go to, since i cant get out much. It helps me stay motivated to keep fighting and I hope I can help others as well to stay encouraged through struggles. When u look at the beauty all around us, its hard not to appreciate life, even through the hardest of trials. For those of you who aren't struggling, I hope u enjoy the photos and travel pictures and hope it brings a smile to your day as well:) If u want to read my story, its on the first post on my page. Thank you so much for adding me!
my story of struggling and how it continues to make me stronger:
Hi everyone! Welcome to my page:) I made this page to inspire others to keep fighting through struggles. I have been through many struggles in the past four and a half years. I struggle with severe pain and chronic insomnia. I had a severe reaction to a birth control shot, and it gave me insomnia so severe that I would get zero to 3 hrs a night of sleep for four years. Just recently, my sleep has been better, but i sleep very late in the day and not at night. I have a rare nerve condition that my doctors all say is basically the worst pain a person can have called erythromelalgia. It makes my legs, feet and hands feel as if they are on fire in my nerves, and they actually turn black and red as they burn. It gives me shooting pain and severe weakness as well.I wouldnt have insomnia now if the burning pain didn’t keep me up. I also have athritis and severe pain in my low back from where i got hurt from a chiropractor, and stabbing pain from neck to low back. I used to be a very active person who was in college, i was a performer and was a lead singer for a cover band and was going to make a solo album, i danced ballroom and latin dance and didn’t spend much time at home. Now, I spend my days in bed and get out once a week or once every two weeks for an hour to go on a date with my husband to dinner or a short ride. I cant do much because of my pain and weakness. I loved to get out before the events that hurt me, so being in the house and having trouble to just sit for half an hour is tough. When I get outside, I take every moment in. Life is beautiful! When I was healthy, I wouldnt take the time to appreciate the sky and trees, to be thankful I got to do errands instead of complaining about them, to walk and think of those who cant walk and want to help out in any way I could to make their life easier. I was like most people, just going about their day and missing the fact that we are only here for a short period of time. I didnt take the time to be thankful for every day I got to be alive. Going through my struggles has made me a stronger person and a more thankful person. Even though I fight every day to do things like get out of bed or go take a ride in the car, things that I didnt think about and took for granted when I was healthy, I thank God for this trial, because it made me who I am today. I also can relate to others who are disabled now, since I use a wheelchair now to get around. I feel I was put on this earth to help others through struggles and let them know how it will get better and they will get through it if they fight. I put my faith and hope into God, and I know He will help me through it in His timing, like He has helped me stay strong through all of this. I couldnt have done it without Him. We have had so many miracles happen already that cant be explained! When we go to a doctor, they dont know how to help me. Ive seen hundreds of doctors and I finally found one who told me what I have, four years later. Lets just say we have tried almost everything and until they can get my level 10 pain down to a 7 or lower, I cant do therapy. It could possibly damage my nerves more and then I wouldn’t be able to walk at all. I can stand for a few mins and walk from the bed to my chair, but nothing like I need to do to get better. As I wait,my bones are getting weaker and my pain more intense, but I wont give up! I still have a smile on my face and look forward to every moment that I have with my hubby, and try my best. Four and a Half of the best years of my life are gone. I married my husband and never got to have that honeymoon period because i got sick just two months after he moved here to be with me. We met online and he moved from Ohio to California. We knew instantly we were meant to be:) He is my best friend and although we have been through many trials, we are closer and stronger than ever because of them. i will save that story for another time if u want to know. Anyways, I was fully healthy prior to the shot and chiropractor. I have fought through many trials through these past four half years,and I wont give up because I know that good things are to come. I dont care if every doctor feels I wont get better, I know I will because I have faith i will. God is sovereign over all and there is no problem too big for Him. Just know that whatever situation u are facing, u can fight through it and will become a stronger person because of it. You are here for a reason and God has a unique plan just for u! U are special and if u fight through the storm, there will be a rainbow waiting for u at the end. Other people will see how u fight and it will inspire them to fight too. Someone is always worse off than u are, and they can use your inspiration to inspire them to keep going. If u dont know anyone who is in need of help, volunteer in your area and lend a helping hand. Nothing warms the heart more than helping a person in need, especially when u are struggling yourself. People who are struggling want to hear from people who are struggling because they can relate to u. Look around at the beauty in this world and take time to enjoy it every day. U never know when this could be your last day or if you are about about to face a life changing struggle . I hope people learn to appreciate life now and not wait until something dramatic happens to appreciate life and others. I dont get to get outside much, so I like to look at pictures of our beautiful world and imagine being there when I get better. I like to take a moment to just enjoy the beauty in life. I hope u will enjoy these photos and quotes too, and will find them encouraging and inspiring like i do. U can fight your struggle! Life is worth fighting for so lets fight together!:) if anyone has any questions, needs advice or prayer, please send me a comment or message. Thank u so much for reading this. I hope my blog gives someone out there hope and encouragement. Hope u enjoy the photos. Thinking of traveling with my husband and just making memories together makes me want to fight even harder. The photos are of places that I would love to see someday when I’m better. I try to find the best photos of each place. Sorry that i wrote a novel lol but I tried to summarize everything the best I could. :) Spend today being thankful for the small things in life, help someone in need, and appreciate the beauty around u. I promise u it will bring joy to your day.:)