I love the Lord more than words can say. it's hard to talk about myself. sometimes I wonder who I am. I am a Christian. I am an Army wife. I am a mom. I was a nurse for 20 years and probably always will be even though I can't work anymore. I'm a Parkie or some would say pwp, person with Parkinson's. Parkinson's first kicked me in the butt in 2011 and I've been kicking back ever since. I know God has called me to impact the Parkinson's community and help and encourage people with Parkinson's and their families and friends but also to inform and educate the medical community and the general public about Parkinson's. I have learned a lot in the last 10 years. I just recently entered stage 2 out of five and I'm about to have what is called deep brain stimulation surgery at less than 2 weeks. at least the first part of it. I started a podcast and it blew up and I got contacts from all over the world. I got people to help me to do the part that was hard for me like editing and then I gave up. those voices in my head and the struggles I've had with confidence and who am I came back full force. there are times in life when I know that I need a good swift kick in the butt and I need I accountability. I've known Crystal for years she was an answer to years of prayee. I've known her husband since about 2001 and he is one of the most amazing men I have ever met and God really used him at a very critical part in my life and my journey with God. he is a gentle teddy bear but also a strong man of God and and really changed my life more than I've ever been able to tell him. I know one of the things he always wanted was a wife who could stand beside him and strengthen him and support him in his ministry and he would do the same for her. so I remember very early on I started praying for that woman for him. that woman is Crystal. so now I stumble across her ministry at a time when I need it. it's funny how things come full circle. as I'm using talk to text and crying at the same time I'm thankful and grateful in my heart is full. I know God is here and I know God has led me to Crystal the time that I really need her. and her ministry.