Monday, April 15, 2013

My Birthday

Today is my 28th birthday.
It is the New Year of me. 
 I have learned a lot the last few months about patience, letting go of the need to be in control, and trusting in God and his timing.
February 21st, (my moms birthday) also the day after a MRI, my neurologist (I have one of those now... but only recently- I met him the week before my MRI) told me that he wanted to start treating me for Multiple Sclerosis.
I am in this limbo period currently. I have what my doctor is pretty certain was an MS flare up. I won't be officially diagnosed until I have another episode, which, I hope is never.
That is the short version.
Oh, and then there is the mold.
A few weeks before the MRI we had a mold inspection done, our house has always had a moisture issue. The inspector said it wasn't a terrible problem, but it did need attention. We are living with my grandparents while things are cleaned and redone.
Carpets have been pulled walls have been repainted ... my studio was disassembled... I cried over that. It's beginning to come back together. It will be a while before we are back in though.
I have managed to keep the paint moving in the midst of everything. Or, maybe painting has kept me moving :)
It has been an intense start to 2013.



This last piece is not quite finished, but, I decided to post it anyway.
I hope all is well with you and yours!
love~ jess


  1. Jess, these painting are AMAZING! Keeping you in my prayers as you work through all these challenges.

  2. You are an amazing artist. I love what I've seen here.

  3. Oh Jess, these paintings.... They are incredible! I just love them! I'm so sorry to hear you have had such a challenging start to your year. Hang in there, hold tight to God and your sweet family and keep creating! Happy Birthday and I'll be praying for you sweet friend!

  4. I am so sorry to hear ábout all that you have had going on. Feb.21st will always be a hard day for me but we are so blessed that we can turn to a loving Savior and know that He will love us through anything. You are in my prayers. Your art is remarkable.