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Living with chronic pain is hard. But it’s not impossible. Read more in these posts written by Heather Hart.

Life Isn’t Fair… So What Do We Do About It?

October 31, 2019
Life isn't fair

“If you get home and I’m not there, your work shirt is in the dryer and I am at the hospital.”

Life isn’t fair. That’s the thought that crossed my mind as soon as I sent that text to my son yesterday. It was as if a wave of grief washed over me.

Grief that this was our normal. That they were so used to me being at the hospital they wouldn’t be concerned.

Grief that I wasn’t there for my kids. That I wouldn’t be there to hug them and ask them about their day.

Grief for all that my migraines had stolen from our family. This wasn’t fair to them. But then again, everyone knows life isn’t fair.

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Looking To Jesus & Resting In His Embrace

I realized something today. I had a problem. Like, a big problem. The good thing was, I knew how to fix it. Read more in my post on Candidly Christian.…

October 4, 2019
Can chronic migraines cause memory loss?

Can Chronic Migraines Cause Memory Loss?

Can chronic migraines cause memory loss? If you’ve ever had a headache, you probably know they impair your ability to think clearly. Migraines make that ten times worse. As someone who has had a migraine for over two years (not exaggerating), I knew my…

September 16, 2019
Chronic Pain & Lukewarm Faith

Chronic Pain & Lukewarm Faith

Before my migraines started in July of 2017, I never really understood what the difference was between chronic illnesses and regular illnesses. I mean, pain is pain, right? Wrong. The difference is that chronic pain never stops. It keeps on hurting, after most people’s…

October 10, 2018
When life is hard, there's still hope

Hope For When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

I was ready to give up. My head hurts so bad. I started counting the cost. Not just the cost, but the worth. I begged the hospital staff to let me go because my family needed me. But then I got home and my…

February 15, 2018
The Power of Prayer

The Unexpected Power of Prayer (& my bitter heart)

“Pray for us?” She asked so expectantly, detailing a little bit of what was going on in their lives. She said she asked because she knew I would. And she was right, but I still felt a little bit miffed. This was like the…

January 18, 2018
I don't need a miracle, just give me Jesus

Seriously, I Don’t Need A Miracle, I Just Need Jesus

I have been suffering these migraines for over six months now, and it’s rough. There are days when I can barely get out of bed. I know my children are feeling the strain. They are worried about their mom. Over the last six months…

January 4, 2018