What's Up Wednesday (July Edition)

July 29, 2015

Happy Wednesday friends! I am excited to link up with MelShaeffer, and Shay for the "What's Up Wednesday" Link up! I have so enjoyed reading these ladies posts and am excited to join in! It was so fun last month to connect with so many other ladies who are doing this! 

What We're Eating this Week... 
Every morning I indulge in a delicious fruit smoothie. Honestly, the meds for treatment change taste and wipe my appetite but this still tastes good. SO yummy! So far my favorite fruits to combine are bananas, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. What are your favorite fruit smoothie combinations?

What I'm Reminiscing About... 

What I'm Loving... 
Time down on the lake. For the past few years I have been to sick to make it down to the beach and it has been incredibly difficult. Being able to spend time down on the beach, floating in the water, and resting has been a wonderful part of healing. 

What I've Been Up To...
If you follow me on instagram than you know that this month has continued the intense summer of fighting for my health in new ways. Starting on June 8th we added in intense antibiotics, shots, new supplements, and new IV's. It's intense and every hour of the day is taken up doing something for my health but I am determined to beat Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease. 

What I'm Dreading... 
Let's be honest here... I hate receiving shot #1 and giving myself shot #2 each morning.

What I'm Working on... 
final edits for my book, December Caravan, and a devotional for Lyme Disease patients. 

What I'm Excited About... 
I realized this past weekend that it is only 9 weeks till the cruise with my best friend! I LOVE how the Lord works out details and had already planned this long before we knew what this summer would bring! It will be a wonderful celebration of finishing this round of treatment! (p.s.- Words can't begin to express my gratitude to the kind friends who have paid for this opportunity and wish to remain annonymous. You are a blessing to my little heart in so many ways!)

What I'm Watching/Reading... 
As I shared last week I am so excited to be a new merchandiser for Chloe & Isabel! Right now I am busily reading how to do this job well and LOVING everything in their catalogue! Interested in checking out my boutique? Click HERE! (All proceeds are going to help pay for my medical treatment!)

What I'm Listening to... 
Honestly, the same songs from the last two months are still on repeat this month. These past few weeks they have grown even more dear to my little heart. I have talked about the one, Isaiah 40, in this post HERE, and love the music by the Wissmann Family, especially this CD HERE, and cry through Aaron Keyes song "Sovereign Over Us" almost every single day. Each one of these is such a blessing!

What I'm Wearing... 
So as I mentioned a couple of months ago that I LOVE joules clothing and products. The hat shown here in this picture is from them and y'all I have been wearing it ALL.THE.TIME. I love how comfortable it is, love the style, and love how much protection it offers in the sun. (And of course, yes, I love it because it is from England. *smiles*)

What I'm looking Forward to Next Month... 
Next month we will officially hit the end of three out of the four months of this round of treatment. This treatment is.... extremely rough. I would continue to covet prayers for this treatment round as I am not feeling so great and am fighting as hard as I possibly can. Thank you so much friends!!

I would love to know your answers to these questions friends! Share your thoughts below in the comments!! *smiles* Happy Wednesday!


  1. How wonderful that you have such a fun trip planned with your best friend! Best of luck and prayers to you as you finish your round of treatment!

  2. I love this idea of "what's up" and am so glad to hear you fighting like a warrior. Will definitely be praying through your treatments this month and for however long they last. You are an amazing testimony and I love reading your updates. (PS: LOOOOOVE the hat) :D

  3. So impressed with you! All your writing amazes me - I'm just trying to write one thing and can hardly do that ;)

    So excited you have a cruise planned!

    1. Oh my goodness sweet friend! I feel like this summer with treatment the writing has been SOOO slow going!! Hahaha! Just taking one day at a time and writing as the Lord leads! Can't wait to read what you write!! :) OH MY GOODNESS YES! The cruise is SUCH a blessing!! Cruises are such a gift to those who are struggling health wise as many things are already done for you. This is such a gift from a friend!! CAN NOT WAIT to celebrate the end of this treatment round!!

      :) Hugs sweet friend!
      :) Rebecca