Created By Him
My name is Sara.
I’m a mom to 8, a wife to one, and a follower of Christ.
I didn’t set out to have 8 children – in fact, at the age of 19 I told my mother I knew I never wanted children.
I was done having kids at 2,4,6… we have 8. God has a sense of humor.
I was NEVER going to homeschool.
Guess what? We homeschool.
I was determined that we would NEVER drive a huge van.
I cart my crew in a 15 passenger and I’m so thankful for that vehicle (and its precious cargo!)
I also didn’t care much for excercise… and eating healthy – after I had 4 children. I figured, while having kids and being so busy – what’s the point?
Then I got gestational diabetes with my 6th pregnancy in 2005 – and I finally started listening to what God was trying to tell me.
Sometimes, I stop and listen… and ALWAYS I am blessed when I do.
I loved how eating well and how exercising make me feel….
BUT, in 2012, when I stopped nursing our youngest – my hormones took me on an unforgettable ride and my adrenals dumped causing my thyroid to go hypo. It led me to unlocking the medical mystery that I have had undiagnosed celiac disease since I was very young, which was leading to MS for the past 5 years!! (All of our children as well as my husband have major gluten sensitivity, or celiac issues as well.)
Because auto immune diseases are tied to one another – if you don’t get to the source – you’ll continue have multiple diseases. For me, it led to – uveitis, connective tissue disorder, hypothyroidism, and countless MS symptoms.
After a year of specialists and additional stress (to the point I couldn’t get out of bed!), I abandoned the search for a western medical diagnosis and masking symptoms in attempt to focus on living healthy for my future. A naturopath doctor was the key to putting me on the road back to health, and healing. Food has been my medicine – as I attempt to be well, and I have made HUGE strides – medicine free. I believe God blessed our family with these challenges – to help others who are seeking to live healthy instead of masking symptoms with medicine. We are grateful for this gift!
I want you to be encouraged, and blessed by living “HEALTHY FOR HIM!” 🙂
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14
** DISCLAIMER: I write for fun, and to encourage others to seek REAL answers for their health. I am not a doctor, nor an exercise expert. Please always consult your doctor before starting to exercise or beginning any drastic change in your diet. If you feel you’re not being heard by your doctor, find another one who will listen. There are lots of fantastic doctors and experts who will help you, don’t give up!