Hello from Ohio!!

I snuck away for a couple days to visit my family! And I’m having so much fun with my little nephews! They are just as cute as two bugs in a rug!

I wanted to just say…last week, a commenter said something that I need to respond to:

“Your prior self inflicted illness has probably given you some sort of brain damage. Seriously. Go. Get. Help. And seek counseling. Your parents did you a disservice in your rearing, girl.”

I have since deleted it.

And typically I would just let a nasty comment slide. But if you bring my dear parents into it….

So I need to clarify:

a) This “self inflicted illness” made me who I am today. I am a strong woman. I have grown a depth in my soul that only comes from the recognition that I am nothing without God. And honestly, I wouldn’t trade those lessons I had to learn the hard way for anything because I am the woman standing in front of you because of that season of fire.

And b) Yes. I did get help. I went to an inpatient treatment facility for three months, where I witnessed things and heard stories that broke my heart: stories of abuse, witnessed drug detox, girls who had been enslaved to anorexia for 40+ years. I got help and am by the grace of God am healed. And now, I’ve dedicated my life to helping others walking similar paths.

So if you ask me, I think my parents did one hell of a job in rearing me. They have fiercely loved me through the darkest of days, and never gave up on me. Thank you for your feedback, but I’ll take their incredible support, love and guidance any day of the week.

Thank you to those who stuck up for me in the comments. I am grateful for such wonderful people in my corner.

And just for the record, over coming an eating disorder does not make you any less of a person. You are not broken. You are a warrior and never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going out to dinner with my biggest supporters and role models in my life: my parents.

See you Wednesday for a delicious recipe!

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5


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