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Theresa

New Richmond, Wisconsin
I am the mother of seven beautiful daughters and the wife of one amazing photographer. I am a painter and a writer, and enjoy spending time out doors with my family. In 2009, after completing the best marathon of my life, I was stricken with an unexplained illness that kept me in the hospital... Full Bio
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The Freedom In Risk by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Feelings are neither good nor bad; they are simply your feelings. “Good” and “bad” are just judgments that you or others impose on your feelings. ... Read on »
What To Remember When Walking by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                                                                                                                      Photo by David Ralph Johnson ... Read on »
Sleeping in the Forest by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Boundary Waters Canoe Area      September 2008 Sleeping in the Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took ... Read on »
Life Unfinished by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a k ... Read on »
Who Do You See? by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Who do I see? I seem to be thinking about reflections a lot these days. It was only two weeks ago I posted about the reflection of my oldest daughter A ... Read on »
Out of Bed and Into the Yard! by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Today is a new day. Just so you know... This is NOT where I am at right now! I decided that to ... Read on »
The Wild Side of Bedridden! by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus The other day, when I was still in the hospital, a visitor from Occupational Therapy asked me a question. The question was this, "So, what do you do for ho ... Read on »
Reflections by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus This is a picture of our oldest daughter Aleela, taken back in June. The reflection in the mirror is of me. I was standing behind her, rubbing her shoulders a ... Read on »
Hospital Update by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus For those of you who have not been following on my facebook page... The heart surgery went well - as good as was hoped for! THAT is the good news. The difficult news is ... Read on »
Stillness by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Walking to the shoreline, BWCA 2008 “Stillness Is the language God speaks And everything else is a bad translation.”   ... Read on »
Altruism by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                                                                                                                            The love of my life.           ... Read on »
To My Parents by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus We will never forget the stories of your youthof the fierceness of young love beating all oddsconquering the impossible We will never forget   the happines ... Read on »
Minds Run Amok! by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Minds Run Amok! My bookcase...third shelf down from top.  Lately, I have been suffering more than I like.  I am sure that st ... Read on »
As Life Rushes On by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus As Life Rushes On Six days have passed since I last posted. Six sunrises and five sunsets. As I sit here at my desk in the early morning hours - the quietness of ... Read on »
Before The Smell Of Coffee by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Before The Smell Of Coffee This is my favorite cup. Almost every morning, unless one of my kids has absconded with it, this cup holds the coffee that brews be ... Read on »
Breathe by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Artwork by me. Inspired by my dear friend.  I didn't always know how to breathe. In fact, prior to 2005, I did not realize that breathing was even ... Read on »
To-Do Lists by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Art work by me : ) Anyone that knows me well, knows that I am far from black and white. Not that I don't have certain beliefs or hold conv ... Read on »
A Dinky Town Day by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I was talking to my mother the other day about what some of our options might be if the Minnesota government shuts down for longer than a month. Worst-case scenario, ... Read on »
Difficult Days by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus In Ralph Waldo's Emerson's essay on Nature , he writes at great length about the holiness and sanctuary found when in the presence of "the sublime". In the very first line ... Read on »
The Journey by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                                                       Photo by David Ralph Johnson   The Journey One day you finally knew what y ... Read on »