If you are a regular follower, then you probably know I have Parkinson’s disease. And yet, I can honestly say I am truly blessed. If you have Parkinson’s, you might be thinking “she’s lost her mind.” I haven’t lost it; I’ve just reached a point in my journey where I’ve found inner peace. Don’t get me wrong, my journey hasn’t been full of unicorns and rainbows -it’s been anything but that. It’s been a slow, a very slow, evolution that began when I stopped living in denial, decided I could not afford to wallow in self pity, and truly turned to God.
So many of the blessings I’ve received never would’ve happened without Parkinson’s. For instance, I would not be sitting here typing this post if I didn’t have Parkinson’s. My readers play a crucial role in the success of The Shoe Maven. I truly appreciate each and every one of you and the encouragement you provide. Without your support, The Shoe Maven would be nothing more than an unrealized idea.
Your support has lead to me have increased opportunities to share my story, raise Parkinson’s awareness, fundraise, and serve as an inspiration to others who may be living with Parkinson’s or some other chronic condition. This was taken to a whole new level when I recently partnered with Parkinson’s More Than Motion™ to share my story via a video series, a cover story in Parkinson’s More Than Motion™ magazine, and speaking engagements at the World Parkinson’s Congress. This incredible opportunity has opened the door to my story being shared in multiple publications, including radio and television interviews.
Parkinson’s has also strengthened my family unit and our faith in God. One of my favorite Bible verses is “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NIV). The verse reminds me that He wants us to succeed and live abundantly in our faith and discover the blessings He has in store for each one of us.
When I was offered the chance to design a custom phone case from Case App, Ephesians 3:20 was an obvious choice for me. Short of a tattoo, my phone case is about as close to a permanent, daily accessory as I can get :).
If you are not familiar with Case App, they offer pre-designed cases that you can personalize by adding your own text or images, which is what I did. Or, you can create your own design. There’s a noticeable difference in quality by touch and sight compared to other cases I have owned. Case App offers cases for cell phones, other personal devices and more. For one week only, you can save 20% on your custom phone case or custom skin. Just enter SHOEMAVEN20 at checkout. Click here to take advantage of the discount!
Special thanks to Case App for sending me this wonderful case to share with my readers. And thank you for reading!
Peace and blessings,