This is so overdue…………..I really have no excuse other than I just haven’t made the time to blog. We’ve had so much going on in our lives. I’ve found that keeping busy makes me a happier person. I’m not one to sit still for very long. We have been so blessed with some AMAZING, self-less people. Our friends the Phillip’s have a church in Poplar Grove called The Grove Fellowship. Jake and Brian became instant friends when we moved here. Brian helped with a group Jake is involved with at the High School, Change Inc. Brian has an amazing staff that volunteered to help us get our beautiful website going. Max and Matt helped design and start the site. We had a couple face to face meetings where I laid out what we were looking to do and gave them my ideas. They took everything I told them and enhanced it more than I could have expected. Our logo that Max designed is so perfect. Having something like this has enabled Jake and I to work towards something. Before our website I felt so out of control and lost because there was nothing I could do. Having this site and starting our foundation is bringing a little bit of that control back. I feel like we are working towards something. We are bringing awareness to this scary disorder. We are able to tell our story and be proud of it. I am so proud of my family and my daughters. My hopes and plans for this site are to of course bring awareness. I also hope that once we become not-for-profit, we will be able to have fundraisers and events to make money for research. I have so many ideas! With all that said, thank you to the Phillip’s for always being there for us. Brian and Kristy are inspiring and make us want to be better people. Max and Matt, thank you for your self-less desire to want to help us. You will forever have a special place in my heart.

We are so excited that we have our first batch of T-shirts made with our logo on them. They are done in time for the Illinois marathon. Dad and Carol, thank you so much for helping us get this task accomplished. I haven’t seen them yet, but from Carol’s message and talking to my dad today about it, I hear they are AWESOME! I love you guys so much and am so appreciative of this.

I have so much more to write, but feel like it all doesn’t belong in this post. I’m working on making more time for this blog. It feels good to write, and I know people like to hear what’s going on with us. Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to look at our website. If you haven’t seen it, check it out………………!