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I will wait

I believe this has been the longest I have gone without posting, and each day that has passed I have felt even more guilty for not updating!  Here you go!

Since the the last time I posted, I have been feeling well, overall.  I haven’t had to deal with soreness in the mornings that often.  On the downside, I have noticed an increase in soreness in my wrists, yes, plural.  Just today I noticed a bit of pain starting in my left wrist.  It is so difficult at times to not get discouraged when I have to add yet another pain to the list.  Yesterday afternoon I took a nap and woke up with a headache.  I am pretty sure the headache started after I ate some pasta salad that I do not normally eat.  It turned into a pounding headache by evening which also lead to nausea.  I went to bed with a bucket beside the bed in case, well, you get the point.  I also noticed that my knees were starting to ache, which would lead me to believe I am experiencing another minor flare up.  Thankfully this morning my knees seem to have improved.

I am excited to say that this Thursday I have been dating Matt for a year!  We will both be heading over to his parent’s house for the weekend, and will be joined by Matt’s brother Greg, and his wife Mary.  I always look forward to weekend’s with the Hartman’s!  Matt and I will probably dine somewhere and I am sure between the two of us we both have a few surprises to give to each other.

I wish I could say all of the details have been worked out, but at this point I can happily say that I am seeking full-time nanny jobs in Westerville.  I feel that it is time for me to move out of my parent’s house, as I will be turning 21 in August.  Moving out takes so much preparation, and I am not the kind of person who will spontaneously pack up and leave.  I have been praying extra hard over each aspect of the move.  I know plenty of wonderful girl’s in Columbus who I could potentially room with, and already have two options I can work with. The biggest road block at this point is a job.  I will not move until I know I have a job secured.  I have applied to a nanny agency, and have created an account on another reputable website where people who are looking for caretakers can view my profile.  I have faith that this all can work out, I just have to be patient and trusting.  Throughout this entire process I have never felt so vulnerable.  I am completely leaving this in God’s hands, because if I start making decisions and choices that I feel are right, I know somehow it will fail.  I am waiting for the best possible option that God will provide for me.  I’ve already grown and have learned that waiting for the best will always trump.

Until next time, may I find a full-time job as a nanny!  Nanny Becca just sounds so RIGHT 🙂

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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Little man

It has been QUITE some time since I’ve posted about Braden, my nephew.  I don’t have many new photos, but I hope these bring a smile to your face.  P.S. Braden’s favorite word is “blah”, go figure.

What could be cuter than baby boots?

Watching Veggie Tales with the one and only Larry the Cucumber!

Pinch-able cheeks, yes?

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley

 

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Locked out

This afternoon, I accidentally locked the keys in my car.  I’m just gonna peg this as a blonde moment!  I took my sister to a hair appointment, and as I sat patiently waiting, it dawned on me that my keys were not in my purse.  Before we exited the salon, I said to Jackie, “There is a good possibility that I locked my keys in the car”.  Sure enough, there they sat…on my seat, just chilling.  We both laughed, and mom came to save the day ten minutes later with the spare key.

Please notice the disgusting amount of pollen on my window.

While we are on the subject of cars, I took this photo awhile ago because sometimes my purse likes to serve as a disco ball.  Party in the passenger’s seat!

If you have been following along with my blog over the past few weeks, you will notice that I have been talking about having a head cold.  16 days later, I still have a small cold, it’s truly unreal.  I am guessing that according to the large amount of visible pollen, it is probably just allergies.  I have been experiencing some serious wrist pains over the past week, also.  Yesterday I felt as though my wrist was useless, but today it is tolerable.  I have come to expect the unexpected with rheumatoid arthritis.

I would just like to mention that I feel so blessed by my readers, especially when I am having rough days with my health.  Your kind words of encouragement mean the world to me.  So, thank you, for you can brighten my day when I need it.  P.S. I plan to further explain this later, but, God has completely been rocking my world, in a good way, and once things start to shape I will keep you all updated.

Until next time, don’t forget to double check that you have your keys before locking the door.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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Family art

After a long streak of great days, I guess it was time for a sore day.  It’s nearly impossible to have a bad day though when it’s over 80 degrees outside!  My elbow was quite tender this morning, it seemed like some fluid was building up on it.  My right wrist has also been giving me some troubles today as well.  However, while getting my oil changed at Walmart, I “accidentally” went on a shopping spree and bought more than I had intended.  Shopping always makes a day much better!  I’m still working out, though this week has been jammed pack full of things to do so I haven’t had a really good workout since Sunday.  Sunday I went for a long walk at the park and actually jogged half a mile…which is good for me since I strongly dislike jogging.  I am noticing subtle results, as it’s still to early too see much of a change in my stomach.  I definitely feel tighter though, which is a huge plus.

Below is artwork from two of my brother’s Ted and Doug.

Ted designed this for the nephew of his friend who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident.  Jacob, the nephew, has cystic fibrosis and really looked up to his uncle.  Jacob also really likes mega man, so my brother designed him his own character.  Ted’s websites, http://disteldesign.com/ and http://distelphotography.com/.

Doug, another older brother of mine is almost finished with the painting below.  I posted another one of Doug’s paintings in my post https://beccadistel.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/talent-and-love-is-in-the-air/.  Here is Doug’s site —>  http://www.dougdistel.com/.  Doug is looking for commission work, so feel free to contact him!   I really enjoy featuring my family’s artwork because I am so proud of them, and what they can create!

Until next time, keep shopping 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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Naps and cellphones

Braden does not often say much while we babysit him other than “baby talk”.  But, while him and I were playing with some hot wheels cars, I kept saying, “beep beep”, and finally he caught on. So, now when he plays with cars he says, “beep beep”!

The bottom picture is Braden talking on his cellphone.  Braden’s Grandpa Botton had an old cellphone and let him have it.  We’re talking…wire pulls out, bulky, old phone.  It’s super cute because Braden will just sit there and pretend like he’s talking with someone.

(Braden is my nephew)

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley

 

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Tea for two

The top images are from a month or so ago, when Braden was in the nursery during church.  Jackie(one of my sister’s) and I had nursery duty and I snapped a few photos of Braden’s curiosity towards the tea set.  The bottom picture is from a few week’s ago when our new fridge was delivered.  Braden jumped right in and insisted on “helping”.  Hope you enjoyed your weekly Braden dose 🙂

(Braden is my nephew)

 
 

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Be willing to accept whatever is thrown your way

Another weekend flew by, but I had such a wonderful time spending it with Matt and his family!  Matt is actually leaving this Saturday for a mission trip in Jamaica!!  I’m incredibly proud of him and wish I were joining him!  On Friday night, I helped Matt sort through plenty of old clothes and memorable items that have been stashed away in his room since high school.  At first it seemed like it would take hours, but we had a lot of fun rehashing his past.  I even got a few shirts out of it!  On Sunday, we met up with more of his family to celebrate his grandmother’s birthday, and found ourselves playing “Mexican train”- it’s a fun game that involves dominoes.  I managed to win a few games!  Of course, it was extremely hard saying goodbye, as it will be 16 days until I get to see him again.  I give props to military girlfriends and wives, for they must wait much longer!

My RA seems to be flaring up a tad bit over the past few days.  I haven’t been very disciplined as far as eating sweets is concerned, but when you celebrate two birthdays, it’s nearly impossible to not indulge in cake.  My mother’s birthday was March 3rd.  Happy Birthday Momma!  Ironically, I ate carrot cake two days in a row.  Both times, I enjoyed every little bit.  I was convinced my knee was going to be swollen again, as it seemed to show signs of holding fluid on Saturday and Sunday.  Praise God it went back down, cause I sure dislike feeling icky.  My wrist however, the one that is practically bone on bone, is giving me some problems.  Last night as I was getting into the car, my wrist got caught on the door and it bent forward, causing instant pain and I must admit I got a tad angry-not fun because I am almost always joyful and happy.  Again, today as I was getting into my dad’s truck, I had to push the seat back and somehow my wrist bent and I felt completely weakened.  Poor wrist!  I suppose I must take extra precautions to be careful.  I sure do feel blessed though, even after dealing with RA pains, because I am quick to remember those who are less fortunate than I.

I know I have RA for a reason, though I am still learning what that reason is.  Perhaps it’s to educate or uplift someone who needs to hear it.  Perhaps it will strengthen me mentally.  Whatever the reason, I am willing to accept it, with a joyful heart.

Until next time, keep eating carrot cake!

1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Always be joyful.  Keep on praying.  No matter what happens, always be thankful, for that is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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