Little #flashbackfriday to the literally BEST day of my life! A little over 6 months ago, I married the man of my dreams. The past 6 months of husband and wife have been a dream. You really sure know how to make me feel like I’m the luckiest woman alive. I can’t put into words on how thankful I am, for all that you do for us. I’ll forever be grateful for God putting you in my life. Can’t wait to grow old with you my love! I ❤️ you! #husbandandwife#husbandappreciationpost#loveofmylife#therealmvp#weddingphotography
Today I am opening up about a messy part of my life that is hard for me to talk about.
I have struggled with chronic TMJ disorder for over half of my life, and the bones in my jaw joints have been deteriorating over the years.
My TMJ disorder is something that affects my day to day life. The things I love to do the most... smile, talk, laugh, sing... are things that are just challenging for me to do. I have to exert a lot of energy to do those things & they leave me in pain/fatigued.
This physical battle doesn’t come without a mental/emotional battle. It can be overwhelming fighting the same battle day after day, some days you win, some days you lose. I choose to smile through the pain though & focus on all of the things that God has blessed me with.
I’ve worked with specialists for years. At a recent doctor visit I was told when it comes to looking for treatment for my condition my only option would be to get braces for about a year / year and a half AND have surgery done on both the right and left side of my jaw. I felt pretty defeated by this news. I was really hoping I would have a choice between braces or surgery, because both are incredibly scary to me & incredibly expensive, but unfortunately I can’t do one without the other.
I have so much to think about. We are planning on starting to try to grow our family soon, so even if I choose to do treatment I would still put it off for a while because I would have to coordinate it around a pregnancy.
This is not a part of my life I share with a lot of people, I don’t think there’s a way for me to put the daily pain and struggle into words, so I usually don’t even try!
Honestly, just a gentle reminder to never judge a book by its cover. I love life, I love smiling and focusing on my blessings & God’s grace, and that’s what you see on the outside! On the inside, people can be climbing mountains we don’t even see, fighting battles we know nothing about.
Remaining prayerful through the storm & forever thankful for my husband’s and my son’s unconditional love and never ending support.
If you made it to the end of this post, bless your heart!
Then they became a family of 3 + Their mighty protector 🐶👩🏻👨🏻👶🏻
Oh sweet friends- May the Lord bless your rainbow baby! May Lucas grow big and strong and serve the Lord. May your lives be totally enriched with your new job titles as "mom" and "dad" in this new journey of parenthood. 👪 I’m so excited for you both and I can’t wait to watch Lucas grow up with you two as parents- he’s going to be one stellar kid 🤟🏼☀️
1 Samuel 1:27 - "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him."🌈