Welcome to my Never.Give.Up. blog! I have created this blog with the hopes of providing encouragement for those struggling to recover from an eating disorder. However, I hope this site can serve as a resource of hope for their loved ones as well. After fighting through the grueling battle of recovery, I know first-hand how difficult it can be both for the individual with the eating disorder and for their loved ones. My purpose in creating this blog is NOT to focus on the illness, but to focus on the hope that awaits those who stick out the fight. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I used to wonder if being fully recovered was actually possible. I wanted to hope for the best, but I feared for the worst. Many days, breaking completely free felt impossible. But, by the grace of God, I am able to stand here today in total freedom and say confidently: I am recovered. Despite what skeptics might say, a full recovery is 100% possible. And that is the message I want this blog to celebrate and inspire in others.
To all who are struggling, I know how hopeless and impossible this journey can feel. I know what it’s like to want to shout to the world “I quit!” at the top of your lungs. But I promise you this: there is so much more to life than being trapped in the confinements of an eating disorder. Your life was created for a much larger purpose and you are 100% worth fighting to save. No matter how far you have fallen into this illness, I promise you it is not too late to choose life. I am by no means saying that it will be easy. Walking through recovery might be the hardest thing you ever do. But I promise you this, breaking free from the e.d. is worth every bit of the fight. Recovery is possible. Recovery is worth the fight. And I believe recovery can absolutely be yours, no matter how hopeless you might feel right now.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along’… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“I prayed to the Lord and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed and the Lord listened. He saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard. He surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who take refuge in him.”
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