I love life. I have one goldfish: Giselle. One Shubunkin goldfish: Dumbledore. And Dave and I have two fish named Dunder and Mifflin. I have a Ragdoll cat named Mr. Darcy (who is two). I love karate. I am currently a brown belt and am working hard to attain black belt (hopefully by the end of the year). I'm getting ready for a competition in April. Due to health issues, I've been set back a couple of months, but I'm working my way back up and hope to be better than before! For the past two years I've gotten second place and this year's goal is FIRST place. I've recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and am currently battling a flare up. Once that's under control, it's possible for me to go into remission (even permanently). It's been a hard and trying time in life, but the Lord is faithful and I am confident that I will lead a normal life, as UC is very treatable. I have an amazing boyfriend named Dave. He has been a true blessing. He is strong, valiant, resilient, patient, loving, kind, friendly, compassionate, understanding, faithful, etc., etc. I love my family and friends. They have been amazing prayer warriors and supporters Last, but certainly not least, I love Jesus... who is my rock, my salvation, and my strength. He has blessed me more than I deserve and I am eternally grateful.

There *IS* Hope…

  Dave and Me just after the wedding. Well, it has been nearly a year since I was first diagnosed with UC. I wanted to give everyone an update on how things have been going to hopefully encourage everyone who is currently suffering through this confusing, painful and sometimes even embarrassing disease (Pooping on the side of a road? YEP! Totally did that.). If you… Read More »There *IS* Hope…


Has anyone heard of or tried this? It looks like it COULD be promising… but I don’t know. Thoughts? You can find information on it here: www.aloeelite.com OR here: www.ulcerativecolitistreatment.net I also found a website “reviewing” it: healthyme123.com/aloe-elite/

Happy Valentine’s Day! You Have Ulcerative Colitis!

Intro: Hi everyone! I’m 26 years old and was diagnosed with UC on February 16th of this year. I am a student of Shotokan Karate, and am currently a brown belt working toward my black (hopefully this year!). Story: First of all, let me say that I am SO encouraged by everyone’s individual stories. My condition, I don’t think, is as severe as a lot… Read More »Happy Valentine’s Day! You Have Ulcerative Colitis!