World Psoriatic Arthritis Day-How PsA Makes Me Feel

Psoriatic Arthritis came into my life last year, but actually long before.  October 29 is World Psoriatic Arthritis Day. I want to share with you what PsA is and how it makes me feel.

I want to get real with Psoriatic Arthritis.  I don’t want sympathy because there are far worse things I could have. And, I am thankful for my health. But, I want to get real and show you, with my words, what is like to have this disease.

World Psoriatic Arthritis Day-How PsA Makes Me Feel

World Psoriasis Day is a day conceived by patients, to bring international awareness and a voice for the 125 million people who suffer with Psoriatic Arthritis and/or psoriasis.

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He has led me to write (thirty-one day challenge)

And so it ends, on this All Hollow’s Eve, the write thirty-one day challenge, or as I deemed it-thirty-wonderful days of writing.

thirty-one day challenge
my desk where I normally write

But was the write thirty-one day challenge wonderful?  Not the entire time.  Yes, I got a lot of practice in writing my blog and had to stretch myself and dig deep.  But did I dig too deepStretch myself too far?

Writing thirty-one blog posts in thirty-one days was hard and I actually failed the challenge.

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Family is an important thing

“Family is not an important thing. It's everything,” said Michael J. Fox. #family #write31days Click To Tweet

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything,” said Michael J. Fox.

family in Austin
Father’s day in Austin, this year

This is true, Michael. This is true.

family selfie
selfie of Danni, Cameron and I, before the wedding

I believe no one is happier than a mother when she has all her children by her side. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

family in Fort Worth
Our family at another family wedding, last September.

This is how I feel anyway.

The five of us were blessed to attend a beautiful wedding last night, a close family to our family. The two are high school sweethearts and they are now one. The church was gorgeous with the natural light flowing in, as if He was giving His approval.

family of five
My five

The warehouse was transformed into a unique, urban-perfection that was the dream of the bride for her wedding reception.

The food, flowers, lights, atmosphere, wine, music, cake, friends, and family—all perfection.

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”- Desmond Tutu

The older I get, the older my children get, the more I cherish nights like this and time spent together.

family
our three kids

We were even lucky to have Mark’s parents with us and to celebrate Don’s 77th birthday. What a party!

family
In-law’s, niece, nephew and brother-n-law with my kids. Where is Mark?

Charles Kuralt said a most profound statement. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

Charles Kuralt said a most profound statement. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” #family #write31days Click To Tweet

Having our parents and our kids with us, wherever we are, makes whatever we are doing even more special. God continually blesses us in our life, with these moments.

Family Christmas
Christmas at Sundance Square, in Fort Worth, with my parents

We had a great family vacation in August with just the five of us.  Read about that here.

family in Surfside Beach, in August
family in Surfside Beach, in August

I am a fortunate mother to have the love of my children, I guess Mark and I did something right. We have fun together. Make fun of each other. Love one another. Yes, I am a lucky mother.

Jo's coffee
The girls and I at Jo’s, in Austin

This thirty-one-day writing challenge has made me think a lot. Thinking is good. I’ve been thinking about what makes me happy. I hope some of the things I am writing about make you happy, too.

Day nine and still going…

Love and blessings~dd

Thirty-wonderful days of writing challenge insanity begins

I have jumped ‘over the edge’ once again and have accepted a thirty-one day writers challenge.

i have jumped 'over the edge' once again and have accepted a thirty-one day writers challenge. Click To Tweet
Thirty-one days of writing
Thirty-one days of writing

Write every day. And I do. Not always a blog post. Maybe an Instagram post, or perhaps I work on a story for The Hometown News or The Groove, but nine out of ten days I am thinking, dreaming and writing.

The coffee house article in The Groove
The coffee house article in The Groove

I have now accepted a challenge with many other much-more-talented-than-I writers to write at least five minutes a day, for thirty-one days, and post it.

I have now accepted a challenge with many other much-more-talented-than-I writers to write for at least five minutes and post it. Click To Tweet

The biggest challenge so far and what will haunt me all night–what will I write about in these October days (Hence the thirty-one days!)??

The challenge
The challenge

I am calling it a night, saying my prayers, and asking God to give me a subject.

My day began like this.

Sunrise, October 1, 2016
Sunrise, October 1, 2016

Then went to this.

MARCpets Barkin'River Run
MARCpets Barkin’River Run

And this.

Downtown Waco Farmers Market
Downtown Waco Farmers Market

Then ended here.

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Now off to bed, to pray for knowledge, dream about writing and hopefully get some sleep.

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Love and blessings~dd