Hello, thank you for visiting me on my ‘journey.’ My name is Christina and am excited [and a little nervous] to share my journey! I’m only nervous because I think a blog will keep me more grounded and make me accountable to more than just my family and myself [a family always loves you know matter how many times you slip, internet fans aren’t as forgiving 😉 ]
Anyways, back to the most important people in my life. I am happily married to my best friend, Mike. We have three children; a Mini-Mike my husband had in his previous marriage [except he’s not so mini anymore, he’s just as big as his dad!], and two beautiful daughters we had together. Our son is grown and out doing his thing, but the girls are toddlers, not quite 14 months apart, so they keep us busy [since conception it seemed] 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are like the stores that never close for a holiday, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; but it’s okay! I LOVE BEING A MOMMY AND A WIFE. My whole life I was one of the people who wanted kids, I looked forward to the day I would get married and have kids running around. I am also so happy that they are so close in age, they are best friends and love each other more than I could have ever imagined already. The first year [or two] was real tough, I’m not going to lie [moms or dads with 2 under 2, you know what I’m talking about] nobody could have prepped you for how much work it is to have two babies and completely different stages. Then, all of a sudden they start playing with each other and develop this sense of protection over each other, and you see how amazing love is, even in the littlest spirits. I will talk more about them later [much more I’m sure as they are the center of my world].
So, back to my journey to nature. I have been learning about food and about living more healthy since becoming pregnant with my oldest [she’ll be 4 this summer]. I discovered how drinking too much coffee often leads to children exhibiting colic behaviors when they are born then add behaviors later, and how when you nurse a baby and catch a cold or flu bug your body has its own awesome antibiotic system and creates antibodies to the illness you have that are given to your baby through the breast milk, either preventing them from catching the illness, or helping them combat it [seriously how awesome is that? Our bodies are way cooler than we give them credit for]. Then I kept reading and reading to learn about making baby food, and how these children had such a large variety of tastes for foods when they get older [plus they get tastes of what you eat when you nurse also]. All of these little discoveries had large effects on my life and my family’s.
I’ve continued to do my research as time has gone on and I’ve learned so much more about how incredible our bodies are, how we can heal ourselves from ailments we forgot we even had [because they become part of our day we forget they are a symptom] and how powerful nature’s tools are for our health. God gave us what we need to fix our ailments, so why are we using synthetic drugs that attempt to imitate plants. Another thing I’ve learned along the way, God’s medicine is better than pharmaceutical’s impostors. I’ve learned a lot about those impostors as well, and the chemicals they put in our food, the studies that repeatedly show how damaging they are too our bodies, yet we are still sold this food to feed our children, and prescribed these medications to mask the problems without getting the source.
Along with realizing how wonderful God’s medicine is, I’ve rediscovered myself spiritually. Except, this time it wasn’t in a church, it was in meditation and through natural gifts, given by God. I will speak of these gifts later, and the journey to accepting who I am and what gifts God has blessed me with.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy my journey as much as I do!