What's Up Wednesday (August Edition)

August 26, 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... 
Well I am just going to be honest here y'all... food is difficult right now, but one thing that I still enjoy is my morning smoothie that is filled with yummy fruit and lots of probiotics. 

What I'm Reminiscing About... 
With the upcoming cruise next month I am definitely reminiscing about the last cruise 17 months ago! It was such a fun and sweet time with my best friend and new friends that I can't wait for this adventure (and to celebrate being finished with this treatment round!!)

What I'm Loving... 
Becoming a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel. Taking this job has been so incredible as I have been able to connect with so many amazing women, partner with an amazing company, share beautiful and gorgeous jewelry, and help raise awareness and funds for charities and friends who I am passionate about. (Interested in hosting an online pop up party? Email me: caravansonnet@gmail.com - I would love to work with you!!)

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.  This past week was especially difficult with an unplanned and emergency trip to the ER due to intense and severe pain. Unfortunately we discovered that Lyme has been attacking another part of my body that has decided to cause some issues. I continue to appreciate prayers for the pain to diminish, some specific issues to be resolved, and for complete healing. 

What I'm Dreading... 
Due to the findings this past weekend there are a ton of additional testing that has to be done... not looking forward to this at all. 

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 know I shared this last time but y'all I realized this past weekend that it is only FIVE 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! 

Even though it is still five weeks away I have been already planning and figuring out what I will pack (okay, lets be real... I have been doing this for months! *smiles*) as it is going to be a cooler weather cruise. As I have been researching so much I shared yesterday my Top 10 Must Pack items for a New England and Canada cruise as it has been so hard to find information! If y'all have any thoughts or tips I would love to know them!

(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... 
A couple of years ago I shared about one of my heroes, Darlene Diebler Rose and my favorite book, "Evidence Not Seen". Her book is absolutely inspiring, life changing, and encouraging. Although I have read it nearly a hundred times I always make a point to re-read it each summer. The spiritual truths are so encouraging and have truly encouraged me in my walk with the Lord. 

What I'm Listening to... 
Honestly, the same songs from the last 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... 
pic from here
Okay so ever since I was preparing the post for yesterday, I have been sneaking looks at fall clothes. I can't even begin to describe how much I love summer and don't want to see it end, but I might be crushing on some fall clothes y'all. *smiles*

What I'm looking Forward to Next Month... 
The cruise is NEXT MONTH!! Yea!! AND... most importantly... next month we will officially hit the end of this round of treatment!!! This treatment has been.... 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. So excited for your cruise and SO excited for your book! Impressed that you are able to manage everything you do ;)

    1. OH you totally wouldn't be if you saw this last week... no time for a lot of things... just taking one thing at a time! :) Hugs friend! Happy Monday!

  2. Praying for your lyme and also yay for the cruise!

    1. Yea!! :) Thank you so much for your prayers and yea for cruises!! It is an INCREDIBLE gift from someone!!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)

  3. Hang in there, sweet lady! Just keep thinking about your cruise!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie