I’m Rachel, a wife, a mother, and a sinner saved by grace. I like coffee, flowers, the color purple, and painted toenails. I have never reached my chocolate threshold seriously think I may not have one. I have dysautonomia; it’s a chronic invisible illness, and it makes life challenging. I am learning to take life one day at a time, to rely on Christ’s strength, and to rest in God’s grace. Despite the difficulties I face, I am very blessed. God has given me a loving family and blessings beyond what I deserve.
I am married to a wonderful man, Will, who faithfully cares for me every day. Being his wife, companion, and friend is such a gift! Will is in pastoral ministry. God has entrusted two precious children, William (9 years old) and Adelaide (5 years old), to our care. They brighten my days while simultaneously wearing me out! I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
Over the years my dysautonomia has continued to get worse, and daily life has become more and more challenging. Barring a miracle I will probably be disabled for the rest of my life. This is a great opportunity for me to learn to be content and trust the Lord! Even in the midst of suffering, God has a plan and a purpose. If living a life with a disabling form of dysautonomia will bring the most glory to God, then so be it. Suffering from dysautonomia for a few years on earth is a small sacrifice to make in light of all that Christ has done for me. It is worth following God and obeying Him at any cost.
I invite you to join me at my blog, Cranberry Tea Time
, where I share about my life with dysautonomia and the hope and joy that I have despite the difficulties of living with a chronic illness.