A very challenging time…
It has taken me a long time to write this post. Each time I would sit and type I could go no further than one sentence. If you have been following me for some time, then you know our story. One of an Autism diagnosis for our boys that turned into triumph of health and recovery. You will also notice, if you are familiar with this site, that many of those articles and our families story is now gone. It is heartbreaking and has hit me to the core. First THANK YOU! It is the hundreds of moms, dads and friends around the world that I have been able to help guide on a path of healing that has been the true reward.
When I first decided to blog about our journey it was more for my own emotional release and the hope that my close friends and family would read it and learn about everything facing us. Our struggles, road blocks, diet changes, searching out the right help …an all-out quest to find health for our two boys. It was a sweet little blog, until I felt God tugging at my heart and pulling me in a direction of being a voice for freedom of choice in health, more specifically, vaccines and natural options. I am not a scholar or a PhD, well yet, but I have a mom perspective and I have the unique experience of going thru the shallows of our boys being “gone” mentally and behaviorally. Along the way we lost a few friends and family who just couldn’t separate our families personal decision on vaccine safety and friendship. That was hard, so very hard.
And then there was the hate mail that made me pause about using my children’s names. Yes, I was an internet newbie and had no clue about the reach of a hot topic like vaccines and what we choose to put in our bodies. Y’all hate mail is no joke, talk about getting a security system! Not such a fun time, but I was on a mission to provide information that you would NEVER receive in a pediatricians office. There were so many parents experiencing wonderful and positive health with their children when hope wasn’t even a blip on the radar. That is what kept me going. I have never made a dime with this site and I never will, I started it as my personal journey, so you will never see ads, just my thoughts, perspective and encouragement.
Fast forward a few years down the road and my family found a little thing called natural medicine! It is hard for me to put into words the transformation. No, really it is HARD for me to put into words, because I simply cannot. I think I cried everyday I saw my son improve in so many areas that were dark before! Wow I was blown away. I will be forever grateful to God for opening that door. It began as a new option for health in my family that quickly turned into an all-out craving for information and education. I soaked up everything I could, read every book, researched every site and finally decided to start a new career. To teach others about the power of essential oils, nutrition and how to start the process of recovery. To receive emails and messages everyday from moms all over the country who are equally floored by the changes in their own children’s health keeps me going and fulfilled.
That is until a few weeks ago when I was ready to quit this whole site and live under a rock. I won’t go into much detail but you may notice this site is a little bare and all of our journey, tips, suggestions and remedies that worked for us is gone. There are tears flowing as I write this, as you can imagine it has been very trying time. I can thank the our government and squelching freedom of speech for that. It hurts me to the core that our personal testimony and experience cannot be accessible to parents desiring help. Help they will never receive from the western approach.
Update 4/26/15: Luckily I have been able to get this site slowly back to normal and I have created a separate site for my essential oil love and thriving team.
I think of this verse often when I am angry and frustrated with my current situation as I have trust in his plan for where he wants me and the gift of sharing with others that he has instilled.
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
Then recently I took a trip up to Oregon to visit some very close friends. Connecting and sharing with people in person and seeing lives changed one by one was so incredibly rewarding. It gave me new hope and a new desire to still share, albeit more creatively but share I DID! I heard from some of my members who’s lives are drastically and permanently changed by natural medicine. That is powerful!
I am forever grateful for this gift God has given our family to not only be healthy but also financially sound so that we can give even more back to him and others in need. God’s timing is perfect and he delivers at the exact right time to refresh and restore me.
“I’ll provide abundance for those who are weary, and fill all who are faint.” Jeremiah 31:25
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
I sit and think about what is next? I know that God had called me to do this; I have witnessed seeds planted, sowed and reaped all in glory to him, so I trust that he will allow my current trials with freedom of speech to come to pass, as I am working diligently to follow some very blurred rules. Never did I imagine that I would have to incorporate a lawyer and the stress of it all can be unbearable at times.
To those close friends and loyal readers, thank you! It is you that keeps me going and it never ceases to amaze me how God connects thru cyber space. Each member that I have been lucky enough to work with has been a blessing to my family in more ways than I can count. I absolutely love traveling all over the country and speeding the good news of natural health and helping YOU find your voice in opposition to the current mindset about what “Health” really means. I encourage all of you to speak up and know that you have choices in healthcare, follow your instincts and trust that God has given you that in your gut to be the advocate for your child.
God truly blesses that in fruitful ways. I am excited for new adventures, and unfortunately I am sure there will still be trials. Until then, if you are struggling with finding solid health and recovery for your child or family I would love to speak with you and have you join our community of encouraging men and women that have a unique passion for helping you achieve your goals.
Colossians 3:24 – Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.