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Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

I know Valentine's Day was last week and there's probably Fourth of July decorations already out in the stores. America moves on quickly folks. But I've just gotta get these thoughts out there. If you know me, then you know I love all things crafty. Glitter is my spirit animal and Pinterest is my happy… Continue reading Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

Church · Faith · Family · kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Getting my life back together.

Y'all. This week has been so good. On Sunday my best mate Jessica drove down from PA to essentially help me get my life back together. Thanks to the crazy adventures in December and early January this year {Christmas kidney transplant, New Years surgery recovery, and Snowpocalypse resulting in school being cancelled for one thousand… Continue reading Getting my life back together.

Inspiration · kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Fighting for Lovely (+ my HOPE Spotify mix)

I'm now 5 weeks post-transplant. Things are getting better every day.Β  My new kidney is adorable and working like the energizer bunny, clearing my body of toxins and being all-around awesome. My kidney is, after all, only 24 years old, so I'm practically a 'youth' again. At my last transplant clinic visit I graduated to… Continue reading Fighting for Lovely (+ my HOPE Spotify mix)

Faith · Inspiration · Words to live by

Be Lovely.

I know of many people who adopt a 'word' of the year. It's a little more simplified than having specific goals, but it's a great way to keep your focus and determine your actions as your year progresses. I've yet to have a 'word of the year'. I'm still old school and usually set goals… Continue reading Be Lovely.

kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease

Two Weeks Post-transplant Update

  It's been 2 weeks since my kidney transplant. Here's a nice long video in which I ramble on and on about whatever pops into my head. Enjoy!     XOXO,Β  Ashley

Inspiration · kidney transplant · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

He is who He says He is.

Y'all. This is my jam right now. It'll be playing on repeat. Forever.   "I am who He says I am. He is who He says He is. He's not just reviving. Not simply restoring. Greater things have yet to come. " I have been experiencing so many emotions over the past few months; they're… Continue reading He is who He says He is.

Inspiration · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Choosing Joy {in chronic illness}

It's very easy to slip into some form of depression when you have a chronic illness. Battling discomfort or pain every day, week after week gets really old, really fast. It's a constant presence in your life; one which you didn't invite in and can't seem to get rid of. There are many different types… Continue reading Choosing Joy {in chronic illness}