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Hi, friend!

I’m so glad you’re here! I pray you’ve wandered onto this virtual space because you need real, tangible hope.

Maybe your faith is dangling by a thread as you face life’s impossible circumstances.

Living life with an incurable genetic condition, I’ve learned a thing or two about facing the impossible. I’ve “done” suffering the right way and the wrong way – clinging to anger and resentment or embracing God in my weakness.

 

It’s been a 25-year journey, but I've come to embrace a strong faith in a fragile body. I’d love to help you land safely in Jesus’ comforting arms, where you’ll learn He can be trusted with your pain.

Erica

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A
JOURNEY
IS BORN
FROM
CHRONIC
ILLNESS

 

Image by Julia Peretiatko

The illness I mentioned? It’s a rare genetic condition called Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS for short). While I don’t let it define me, it impacts my daily life and outlook on the future. VEDS has resulted in several near-death experiences with daily life-altering implications, including:

  • A ruptured colon at age 20

  • Multiple aneurysms throughout my body

  • 15-ish surgeries on my intestines and aneurysms

  • Spending nearly a year of my life on IV feeding


Other important things about me:

  • I’m a saved child of God through Jesus Christ alone. I trust His Word as my authority.

  • I adore my husband of 20+ years. He's the energizer bunny to my "I need white space in my schedule" body.  He's had to often take on the role of caregiver in my chronic illness journey, and there's no one I'd rather have by my side.

  • Together we are raising an active boy-child whose birth is a miracle in itself. Our pre-teen is taller than me now, loves baseball, and his mind is always firing with witty observations about life. I love being his mom!

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Things I love:

  • People – this extrovert needs humans! (but also alone time)

  • The color blue

  • Coffee (with generous creamer) and lingering coffee dates

  • Salty and savory foods – If you’re going to bring me a cookie, you better pair that with some kettle chips. This girl needs to “end on salty.”

  • Hallmark movies

  • Thrift stores

  • Mascara, concealer and blush

  • Fall weather (fire pits, s’mores!, jackets, boots, cool weather, fewer bugs)

  • Listening to others’ stories of resilience

 

Things I don’t love:

  • Heights

  • Glass bridges (see #1)

  • Hot air balloons (see also #1 + a fireball in the air? Nope.)

  • Pet birds and unpredictable birds in the wild (An incident in middle school scarred me for life.)


LITTLE
MORE
TO GET
TO KNOW
EACH OTHER

 

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