another blog– really?

Yes, really.  I hope you’ll find a home here.

First post.  It’s a bit stressful really.  There’s a lot of pressure to kick this thing off with a beautiful fanfare.  Instead, I think I’ll tell you a little bit about me and about what this blog will become.

I’m Jackie.  I love Jesus, words, creativity, certain kinds of awkwardness, and teenagers with bad attitudes.  I am the biggest Narnia nerd you’ve ever wanted to avoid, and I love life, including but not limited to the color red, my alma mater Northwestern College, art magazines, cherry wood, Edmund Pevensie, Stargirl, Gilbert Blythe, Peace Like a River, Ron Weasley, summer camp, C.S. Lewis, ministry, babies, summer, chocolate, antiques, sarcasm, audiobooks.

I hate OCD.

But I love my story of OCD because it’s a love story, a rescue.

This blog is so that I can share my own journey with OCD, encouragement for others, scenes from the book I’m writing (which features OCD as the villain), and my general thoughts on life.  I hope you’ll enjoy it!

3 thoughts on “another blog– really?

  1. I cannot remember if I have commented on your blog or not. My 22-year old son has suffered with harm ocd and religious ocd for the past three years. He is currently in week six of intensive outpatient exposure and response prevention therapy. So far so…..not good. I’ve told him how you went thru ERP for three months with no noticeable relief of symptoms. As a parent of a child who suffers with severe ocd, your blog has resonated with me. Many of your posts bring tears to my eyes. I don’t know how often my son will read your blog; I myself find it comforting to know that there is hope. BTW, I enjoyed your poem, “Hope.”

    Many, many blessings to you… for being so very brave to stay the course.

    • Thank you, friend! You’re a good mom!

      Yes, it was after about 10-11 weeks of ERP before things clicked for me. Life has not been the same ever since! Your son is very brave. Proud of him and proud of you!

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