Hello Beautiful Souls ~
Hope you and your family are doing well. You're amazing ~
I just wanted to share some real-life thoughts and inspiration. Buckle up, because this isn’t your average gratitude story—it's a rollercoaster of love, family, and learning to laugh at life's quirks.
So, I gotta tell you about my amazing hubby, Tarl. We're not just ride-or-die partners; we're best buds. Picture this: two goofballs lovingly pushing each other's buttons while jamming to music, scribbling on canvases, building random stuff from scratch, and strolling through sunrises and sunsets. Oh, and our home? It's like a sanctuary of love with a sprinkle of Jesus vibes.
Let's talk family. I'm from a massive squad of 13, while Tarl's the OG among 9 siblings. Yep, chaotic but oh-so-beautiful. We're all about those family gatherings, sharing tales that make you laugh till you snort, and watching our nieces and nephews grow—seriously, they're popping out their own families now! It's a beautiful mess of love and nostalgia.
In sickness and in health, our families have been our rock stars, teaching us that life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but it's definitely worth dancing in the rain for. We’ve learned to talk it out, shrug off grudges, forgive faster than a microwave cooks popcorn, and cherish the wild, messy, and utterly perfect moments.
Life's this wild mix of planning for the future and embracing the now. We’ve learned to love our flaws, hustle through tough times, and find strength in our vulnerabilities. 'Cause, you know, even superheroes have their off days.
This isn’t just a once-a-year gratitude fest—it’s a daily dose of thankfulness, even when life’s pulling a prank on us. Our memories with family and friends? They're like treasure chests filled with gold—irreplaceable.
Life's unpredictability is a reminder that change and transformation don't always require colossal trials. They can stem from the purity of a kind heart, from reaching out to family and reconnecting with those we've loved from years past, from forgiving, and from extending a helping hand to those in need.
It's the faith, hope, and love in all circumstances that have bestowed upon us the greatest happiness and peace since Tarl and I met and fell in love three years ago. Our memories with our siblings, parents, family, and friends are the treasures we hold dear. The longing for everyday togetherness is palpable, yet we've come to understand that no matter where each of us resides, our family bond remains unbroken, forever nurturing, and infinitely important. Emotions come, and it's important to talk to those you love about anything. Wisdom, resilience, holding no grudges, forgiveness, cherishing what is important, and living life just for the day is key. Plan for the future, but relish the moment for the day.
Work on talents, continue education, grow in struggles, and defeat the anger from horrible trials and challenges. Love yourself, practice self-care, find strength, understand weaknesses, and know you're not alone; there are many around the world. Strength amid the horrible times, letting yourself be vulnerable, owning your feelings, acknowledging the hurt, taking time, and knowing that God and our Savior created all of us because they don't make junk.
You are of value and importance, no matter how big or small your desires, dreams, prayers, or wishes. Your feelings matter, and your hopes and dreams matter. Life can get lonely, and unfair, and present various challenges physically, emotionally, spiritually, or financially. It may seem unbearable but don't give up. Seek help with resources around you; don't be ashamed to ask for help. Look to God or those you believe in; reach out to family, friends, communities, and neighbors—countless resources are available worldwide.
Choose good over evil. Have faith rather than fear. God is with us all, guiding us through the maze of life. I anticipate eternity with my true love and wonderfully creative husband, Tarl. I yearn for the day when all of us will be together for eternity. But until then, let's weave a tapestry of memories, embracing every moment, breathing in the beauty of life, accepting both judgment and reality and finding solace in creating our happiness and safe space.
You're loved. Thanks for your support and ongoing love. May you continue to embrace what life has and conquer it all. Stay safe. Keep smiling and laughing.
Keep shining. Stay inspired. ~ Jackie inspires ~
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Updated: Jul 11, 2023
Hello, There Beautiful Souls ! It's been a bit since I caught you up on my health. I personally wished moving to Southern Utah In Mid May 2023 would magically ''Heal '' me. In ways it did of enjoying life so much more, but it's been so busy.
Tarl and I are enjoying life in this beautiful new chapter. It's been busy for both of us, he has been healing his hip/sacroiliac joint that got twisted and going to a chiropractor. Along with that being busy with work and other projects. It's so nice to be here and we're so blessed to stay with his Grandpa Jack. He sure is an amazing man * and Tarl's family) Finally able to see my in-laws after almost 3 years since getting married.
I've been seeing specialists as I was seeing and planning in Texas. My sugars are doing wonderful and my gastroparesis is there but not as bad. I'm watching what I eat and working on getting to see a GI Doctor established here. I have upcoming appointments with the Ent, colorectal surgeon, Hematologist, Family doctor, Sleep doctor, rheumatologist, and any I forgot to mention.
Dealing with my Inflammatory Arthritis, Fibromyalgia was added, osteoarthritis, and chronic fatigue. I started B-12 Shots as well as did a sleep study. I've also stayed up on my blood work and will get results over the next few weeks. Honestly, I'm just enjoying the blessings and counting them daily.
Each day brings new challenges but we are so blessed. Sometimes I feel really good and other times I can sleep all day hoping nausea, discomfort, and pain can subside with my pain, neuropathy and really head to toe of discomfort. I work on my music, art, writing, help clean, cook, walk, or whatever else I am able for that day.
It has been busy settling in Utah for the last few weeks and now getting settled with all the upcoming appointments. Other than that I just do my best. There's no easy fix and it is complicated but I will say that my depression, anxiety, and ptsd have calmed down. I am embracing all I can with my art and expressing how I feel through new projects.
I am grateful that Tarl and I are here. We truly are so grateful and glad we can be close to both our families, friends and embrace this new life together. The mountains are beautiful. Our church family is amazing. Our family and friends are just so loving and that's what life is all about. Being surrounded by those that you treasure and enjoy the journey. We pray that our home sells in Texas...Soon... So, if you want to say an extra prayer that would be great.
Despite all that is going on and the extreme fatigue I encounter, I am blessed to continue to enjoy life hand in hand with my eternal companion Tarl. We sure have fun together. Hopefully in the next few weeks, we'll get more answers and my energy will get better.
I will finish my Family Science degree in Fall 2023/Spring 2024.. I have 7 Classes left and I couldn't quite finish or start this summer, but that's quite alright. Health is so important and that is your Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional. I'm excited to continue my journey and that is each day.
We wish you all the best. Hope you continue to shine. We'll post as news or inspiration comes.
Lots of love
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Here's the update for Jackie today. Each day is a new victory. We have a procedure scheduled for tomorrow.
Some results from a couple of days ago show incidental findings that we will follow up on tomorrow with the specialists. Multiple organs and glands show findings that we need to watch.
Many very smart and competent experts are attending to Jackie. Her nursing staff is amazing. There are many moving parts in this situation, so we don't have clear answers yet. Answers will come as we go through tests in the next couple of days and get toward the end of the week.
When I married Jackie, I knew she was a mystery, but this is incredible.
We love you all. Thank you for your support, concern, and prayers. We'll have more news as the week progresses.
Tarl & Jackie
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~Jackie Inspires ~
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