Nature Lover and wildlife enthusiast. Mother to a 30 year old and a 6-year-old. Diagnosed with PD at age 44. I quit work to pursue disability in December 2008. Would not have wished for PD, but I'm praying that God will allow me to utilize this new life challenge to bring Him honor and praise! I was also diagnosed with fibromyoalgia in October of 2010. I share my journey at: http://strengthanddignity.blogspot.com so check me out some time.
I love to paint, draw, take photos, scrapbook and hunt. Although, since PD I have found that I struggle with the drawing since I work primarily with pen and ink and the tremors work against the fine lines that are required. This is one of my earlier works:
I have also had to give up bow hunting as I am unable to pull the bow back now, even with an assist device I am too shaky to hold on the target. I mainly stick to turkey hunting with a shotgun now, and I am not too sure how much longer I will be able to keep that up either. At least I am able to get out and enjoy nature still and I do treasure those times.
My life is full and my days are busy, with keeping up with a 6-year-old. I also have a 9-year-old granddaughter.
Although I battle with the symptoms of PD, my loving Savior gives me the strength to tackle each challege that is before me and I give Him praise and honor. My greatest desire is to make Him known and to glorify His name.
Jun 14, 2007
Feb 25, 2012