Hi and welcome to my blog, Abounding in Hope with Lyme. I’m Tricia and I live in the beautiful state of Maryland with my husband and children. I’ve been married to my handsome husband, Scott, for 27 years now. I got married when I was 2 in case you were wondering my age. Together we have four children who are now 21, 19, 16 and 9. Our two oldest have graduated from our homeschool and our youngest two will continue on.
I decided to start a blog after much prodding and nagging, uh um, I mean encouraging from family, friends and even from people I met along the way who insisted I share my story and experience living with chronic tick-borne diseases. So in January 2015, I began Abounding in Hope with Lyme where I share my journey with Lyme, homeschooling and my deep faith in God.
Our whole family was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Bartonella, and Babesia and a host of other things. My diagnosis came in 2009 but because testing is so inaccurate and doctors are not trained to understand the complexities of tick-borne diseases, it took me 2 years to get that diagnosis and then it took several more years to get each of my children diagnosed. You can read more details in My Story.
My purpose here is to share my experience with Lyme disease in the hopes that this will be encouraging and informative. Lyme disease can be a devastating disease and my hope is that the information here will help you to be educated so that you can protect yourself and your family or get the help you need.
If you are struggling with chronic health problems life can be very discouraging and lonely.
Sometimes having a place to turn where you can connect, even in some small way, can give you the encouragement you need to keep going, make necessary changes and to not just survive your challenges but to thrive in them, to learn how to come to a place of healing.
I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ. You will find my faith and trust in Him is at the core of who I am. I hope this won’t be offensive to you or keep you from spending time here and getting to know me.
I’d like this to be a place where you can find helpful information and encouragement. My journey has everything to do with what God has been doing in my life which is why I named my blog Abounding in Hope, because with God, through it all we can abound in hope in the darkest of times.
Finally, please understand that I am not a doctor or a health professional in any way. My posts are not intended to diagnose, advise or treat in any way, please always seek the advice of a knowledgeable doctor.
I am, however, a research junkie and health advocate and I feel very strongly that unless we take our health seriously and understand our own body knowing how it works, then we will not get better.
I hope you find what I share helpful and encouraging.