Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy SITS Day To Me!

Welcome!  Come on it and stay a while!  Today is a very special day!  It is my SITS day.  What is SITS?  Well, it's a group of lady bloggers from ALL walks of life.  We've got it all...working moms, stay at home moms, single moms, career women, teens, college age, young married ladies...you would fit right in!  If you blog, check them out.  Their button is on the sidebar of my blog, and there are over 8,000 women involved!  It's an amazing group and I have met some LIFELONG friends from SITS.

SO.  I am a stay at home mom who just started a jewelry business last July! Check it out, mention you're from SITS and get 10% off your total order!!  (www.facebook.com/MGKerriJewelry)

I have a miracle child, Jacob, who is beyond amazing.  I am married to a wonderful hubby, Doug, who is a cross between McGuyver and Daniel Boone.  Seriously.

I live on a farm, and after growing up in the city, it's been a challenge to say the least.  Here are some funny farm stories.

I also have a neuromuscular condition called Myasthenia Gravis.  You can read about that here. And here...
And here.

PLEASE check out my youtube video, if you check out nothing else.  It's about life with MG, and I REALLY  would like to spread awareness of this hideous disease.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Leave a comment and I'll do my best to do the same!
Have a blessed day!

41 comments:

Mommie Daze said...

Happy SITS day! I've always thought it would be fun to live on a farm. Maybe someday...

supahmommy- somethin's wrong with that girl said...

Happy day for you. Interested in your Miracle Baby-- I always cry reading those!

Enjoy your day!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy SITS Day to you!!

bonnie-bonnbonnboutiqe.blogspot.com said...

congrats on your sits day:)

Tanya said...

Congrats on your Sits day! I live with a chronic illness too- fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I blog about it at http://www.motheringfromdaytoday.blogspot.com. It's so nice to see other people with chronic illness blogging about their experience. I will be checking out your blog.

misssrobin said...

Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a great day for you.

I am also fighting chronic illness, as of yet undiagnosed (I'm guessing we will finally land on fibromyalgia). Thank you for sharing your story.

Jester Queen said...

Happy SITS day. I'm completely blown away by your tenacity. I read your journey to a diagnosis. The doctor who told you you were crazy should be put on the spot for medical malpractice. And the one who narrowed it down to two things should be hailed for sainthood.

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Have a great SITS Day, Kerri!

Debra Ferrie said...

HOPE is what it's all about! HOPE and FAITH! Peace and blessings to you

Rachel Cotterill said...

Nice to meet you :) I'm visiting from SITS, off to have a look around now.

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Big congrats on your SITS Day! I can't wait to read more :)

Gaspegirl said...

Congrats on your SITS day... I look forward to snooping around ;)

Make it a great day!

confused homemaker said...

Happy SITS Day!! I hope it is a wonderful day & thank you for sharing how to stay positive when facing healhy challenges.

jamie said...

Happy SITS Day Kerri! I'm loving your blog ;)

Weather Anchor Mama said...

Hey Kerri! I found you via Sits! Nice blog! So happy for you. Jewelry business sounds awesome. Happy Sits Day. When you have a sec, please stop by my blog. I'll be sure to follow you. Would love to stay connected.

Kirsty said...

happy SITS day! Your youtube video was so powerful and inspiring! You are awesome! Keeping you in my prayers.. xo

Zeemaid Zeemaid said...

Happy SITS day to you. I'm definitely going to go and check out your video. It is wonderful that you have such a positive attitude and obviously a great relationship with God and your family! Bless you! Zee

Green Cleaning Coach said...

Happy Sits day! Keep your positive attitude and enjoy!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Happy SITS Day, Kerri! I'm so excited for you!

Cheers :-)
Joanne
- CoconutPalmDesigns

seekinghisgrace.com said...

our dream is to live on a farm some day.

Happy SITS day!

Audrey said...

We came thiiiiiiis close to buying a farm when we moved to Ohio. But we decided, given the typical winters here, it was too far from my husband's work. So we've been slowly turning our suburban backyard into our little farmette. :)

Happy SITS day!

Rose's Daughter said...

Happy SITS Day! I've always wondered what it would be like to live on a farm.....

mommainthelou said...

Happy SITS day from a fellow, or rather, gal-low sitser! I love your blog set up and can't wait to get to know you better through your writing. I assume I'll be spending a bit of time here today! Bless! Leslie

Marie said...

Happy SITS day! I had fun looking around your blog. I think you have a wonderful outlook and honesty in your blogging! And I have to say...the post about shooting the woodchuck was HILARIOUS! Thanks for the laugh.

Charlotte Klein said...

So very happy to be here today. I clicked on some of your links and have to say that your resilience is a wonderful thing. I'm in awe of your story and your positive outlook. You are truly an inspiration to so many.

Thanks for sharing your words and happy SITS day to you!

The Liberal Mormon Mom said...

Happy SITS day! Keep your head up, you are completely inspirational. I am glad I found your site!

newyorkcliche.com said...

Happy day! Good for you for spreading awareness about chronic illness- inspiring!

Lucy McCracken said...

Happy SITS day Kerri! I’m excited to read your blog. I too have struggled with chronic illness. I suffer from severe migraines. They come and go. I’m so grateful for chiropractic care that has really made a difference. Happy Monday!

Cynthia - Editor said...

Hi Kerri. Hope you are having a fabulous SITS day. Off to read your posts.

Sweet Trinity said...

Happy SITS Day! ;)

Jenn and Casey said...

Happy SITS day!

Motivated Mommy of two said...

Happy SITS day to you, I think it would be fun to live on a farm. Actually that is my dream I so want to live on a farm away from the city. I have to go and check out your funny farm post.

Jean said...

Off to check out the YouTube vid you posted. Happy SITS day!

Lisa said...

Happy SITS day!

OneMommy said...

Happy SITS day!!! I moved from life in the suburbs to the country life, too.
Now to look around some more!

Leslie said...

Happy SITS Day! I read through all of your MG posts, and your story is just heartbreaking and uplifting all at once. Hopefully today is one of your best days yet!

martinisandminivans said...

Happy SITS to you! Thank you so much for sharing your story with honesty and humor. Plus, I love a good farm story!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Congrats on your SITS Day Kerri! You are inspiring! I watched your You Tube video and I hear you! Best wishes to you! :)

Andrea said...

Your site is beautiful! I wish my husband was a cross between McGuyver and Daniel Boone...maybe I'd get more fixed around the house! :)
Happy Day!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I hope your SITS day was fantastic, Kerri! I'm going to poke around your blog a bit. Don't mind me!

Anne Galivan said...

Hey! I came over here from SITS specifically because your blog is about chronic illness. I've been chronically ill for 12 years. And it's no fun at all. Whether you want to call it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome or whatever, it doesn't matter. What it means is fatigue has become a way of life for me, as have immune system struggles (I have chronic sore throat, for example).

In addition, I had an acute illness last December and I am now fighting mono. So on top of having a chronic illness with fatigue as the primary component I am fighting ANOTHER illness with fatigue as the main component. Did I mention I'm tired all the time?

Unlike some who say that they are glad they have their illness because of what it has taught them, I would gladly have passed on this. I have missed so much because of my illness. It is a constant struggle to stay positive, something that I need to do for my children's sake. I have four kids and have been homeschooling for 22 years (3 of my children are grown now but my two older boys still live at home and I have a 10-year old).

You have my sympathies on what you have dealt with and are dealing with. When I first got sick I felt like I had the flu ALL THE TIME. I don't remember how many doctors I went to and how many tests I had, but I do remember being told that it was "all in my head" or that I "needed a vacation" - exactly how was I supposed to take a vacation when I could hardly get out of bed?! It was beyond discouraging. In the end, I had to diagnose myself and start finding vitamins and other supplements so that I could function again.

I hope you get lots of attention not only for your blog but for the work you are doing for awareness concerning your illness. One thing I would suggest...either make your story about your illness one whole post, or at least make the words "to be continued" a link to the next part of the story. It would help people if they didn't have to hunt for the link to the "rest of the story" (to borrow from the late Paul Harvey!)