Chronic illness is hard. It's hard on the sick person and hard on the well. Discouragment comes easily to the one living with difficult symptoms, and simple life actions can feel void of meaning. Even the "feeling good" moments would be considered "bad" to your typical healthy person.  I have several family members that have struggled with chronic illnesses, and these precious...

Holding On To Hope

Holidays and other special times have a way of causing a person to reminisce what this time of year held in years past.   Like my son’s birthday, which is at the end of April.  When I remember this time last year, my mind goes to laying on the couch in our house that, unbeknownst to us at the time,...