A time to heal

So, this is belated and I really hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Let me tell you it is NOT at all easy to travel with food restrictions, let alone abiding the Auto Immune Protocol. We were in blessedly warm weather in Florida visiting Wade’s family for the big meal. I love to travel (and see family/friends), but I really feel the backlash of all the extra input. One of the worst things about my autoimmune disease is that I burn up way more energy than my body is creating. The term “fight or flight”… Well my body is constantly in fight mode so it’s like super alert high energy and then bam crash and burn within hours. This ebb and flow constantly is draining. Fortunately following AIP, rest, supplements, meditation, prayer, my husband and family have all been helpful to address this. Luckily, my husband is a hero! He is a sweet, dependable, strong and loving man who just totally blows me away. He is always looking out for me and always steps in and diligently perceives when I am battling my body and having low or lack of energy. Dealing with normal hormone fluctuations is tough enough, now the take that times 17.5 cause that’s the multiple to get to where I’m at from ‘normal’! One thing, even with doctor’s orders, I have had to learn is to let go of some ‘control’ and accept help when I need it. I love cooking for him and I love even more when we cook together, but it warms my too rapid heart-rate when he steps in and says ‘Babe I got this, go relax’. I used to fight it and it is still very hard not to, but doing that- for what? In a situation where we don’t have much control at all in the matter, this is his way of helping me heal and what I can control is accepting that. I acknowledge this loving gift and realize fighting it hurts him and me and my healing process. So he consistently chops sweet potatoes, makes batches of cauli-rice, helps keep the house operational, not to mention run a business, eagle eyeing to make sure there’s no cross contamination for me and shouting things like “Thyme and Garlic right?” Wow, just woah, I am so thankful for him. Thankful The Lord chose him for me. He is a rock through the exaggerating emotions and physical symptoms of autoimmunity.

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North Dakota Calendar

North Dakota is this land of nature and vastness and beauty. And though it is still growing on me I find so much peace in God’s creation here. Even though it’s not the same as it was when I first moved here, on this 5th generation farm in 2008, and this oil boom is bustling, these ever changing effects on our surroundings don’t ever stop the glory and majesty of His creations from being present. I am so blessed to have a career that allows me to be outside in the midst of nature. It only fuels my adoration, wonder and passion to photograph it. I have compiled some photos for a 2015 North Dakota Calendar. It’s my first go at this kind of thing, but I am SO happy about how they turned out and I think you’ll really enjoy it!

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Although these did not make it on to the calendar this year I have to share with you a few photos I took near our farm. In fact most of the calendar photos were taken within a 5 mile distance. There are a couple in the calendar from the Badlands in Medora, ND that include wild buffalo and wild horses!

Some Antelope on our land we ran into during Golden Hour…

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The Old Schoolhouse 2 miles down the road…

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A Foggy Evening…

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Now for a preview of What is IN the calendar and if you are wondering the actual calendar photos will not be watermarked.

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Praise Yahweh from the earth,
you great sea creatures, and all depths!
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds;
stormy wind, fulfilling his word;
mountains and all hills;
fruit trees and all cedars;
wild animals and all livestock;
small creatures and flying birds;

-Ps. 148:7-10

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