Monday, June 4, 2012

Who Am I

Hi and thanks for stopping by. I have finally leaped into the amazing world of blogging. I am beyond excited. Mostly I am excited to share with you, on a daily basis, what the Lord uses to intentionally inspire me and to keep on keeping on..
My name is Kristin and I a single mommy of 2 great kids.I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and an auto immune disease called Lichen sclerosus about 2 years ago. I was diagnosed after being bed ridden for nearly two years with something that no doctor or specialist was able to diagnose. I was fed steroids like a lab rat. Today I am on my way to health and healing. I am down nearly 100lbs and the Lord has completely turned my lifestyle around.
My daughter is the oldest and she, of course is amazing, talented beyond words and brilliant, she is kind and loyal to a fault. She is extremely stubborn and she has stored facts and information in here brain that I have never heard of and honestly she can be quite anal. My son is the baby and is full of spirit and passion. He has challenged me on so many levels it’s not even funny. He has driven me to the brink of insanity. In the same breath he has been a light in my darkest hours. He is funny and compassionate, kind and thoughtful, fiery and rebellious, but when the day is said and done I am blessed beyond measure.
We just recently moved into the middle of a cornfield in Wisconsin. There are cows at the end of our drive. We lost our family home due to foreclosure in 2011, like so many of us today. We were in desperate need of a place to stay so we purchased a 1995 mobile home for $750.00 that needed to be gutted down to the siding. Check out my videos on that.They are very entertaining to watch and will probably make you feel like your life is awesome haha..
I have a long story that is filled with laughter and tears, triumph and tragedy. I am hoping that you will enjoy learning about where the Lord has brought me. I am praying that it will inspire you and give you Hope. One thing is that I am learning to be ME through this journey the Lord has me on. For years I believed I needed to wear a different mask for different occasions. I saw this not too long ago when I was really struggling with anger and unforgivness. One night I walked in a party and went from being completely depressed and miserable to being transformed into this enchanting ray of sunshine.Meanwhile on the inside I was spewing darts at all the people that had hurt me at this party. I walked out and had an epiphany of sorts, more like a revelation from the Lord. I saw for the first time how I was able to transform myself into something that was completely unreal and not who I was. Frankly it disgusted me. For the first time in my life I saw that I was not grateful for who God created. I was trying so desperately hard to be a person I thought people wanted me to be rather than who God wanted me to be. The woman God created. I was struck down with a conviction that I had never known and from that point I prayed Dear God cause me to start walking in truth, in the truth of who I am, who You created. If I have issues, I have issues, so what, we all have issues. And let the games begin…….

1 comment:

  1. Hi-
    I love your story and your creativity! I'm going to try and follow you as I can. I live in Texas but lived in WI for three years with my husband. We were church planters in Wausau. We are now back in Texas. Perhaps we can chat sometime!


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