Thanks for visiting my blog! This blog is an exploration of my experience with sudden and debilitating illness.
For the first twenty-five years of my life, I was a healthy, active, optimistic, hardworking, happy person, blessed with great health. On July 17, 2012, my universe changed dramatically. I fell very sick and have not emerged from the murky waters since. A description of what happened to me is here.
I am very hopeful that I will recover someday. It’s uncertain how or when this might happen. I am certain that, through God’s grace, I will find ways to live a happy, full life, regardless of what limitations I have.
Since February 2013, I have been living in St Petersburg, Florida, which is a beautiful and kind place that my dog, Jezabel, and I are blessed to be carving our little spot in.
I hope this blog will help me connect with other people who are enduring chronic illnesses. I know we are all stronger together. I hope we can help one another by simply being present and acknowledging our shared experiences and emotions. I aspire to be known and understood and to offer the same to others; this is, perhaps, the sweetest thing. If you wish, please share a bit of your story with me, either in a comment or by e-mail to GraceLiggett@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.
I also pray that, through writing, I can share my story with the people who knew me before I got sick, bridging the gap between the healthy, mainstream population, and those of us who are living quiet, difficult lives because of illness.