Thank you for stopping by A New Kind of Normal! So glad that you found me!
My name is Jamee and I am a proud YPW (youth pastor’s wife), adoptive mom, blogger, & spoonie. I am also a lover of shopping, flip-flops, Disney, & Leroy Jethro Gibbs. This blog began as an outlet during my journey through infertility which grew to encompass not only infertility but my struggle with multiple chronic illnesses, which include endometriosis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and Celiac disease.
My husband, John, and I met during college while playing in a church praise band! It was his first weekend at the university and little did he know what he was in for! He asked my dad for my hand in marriage the night before my first surgery, proposed on the day of my first treatment, were married in 2005 and we celebrated our first three wedding anniversaries either preparing for surgery or recovering! He is my best friend, soul mate, and biggest advocate! In 2009, we became a family of three with the addition of our beautiful daughter Abby through the miracle of adoption!
In 2007, when my husband and I were in the depths of infertility treatments I was desperate for an outlet. Somewhere to be a safe place where I could put what I was feeling into words. Some of the girls in my infertility group talked about blogging so I thought I would give it a try! Little did I know how much it would change my life.
In addition to battling infertility, my health was continuing to be affected by multiple chronic illnesses so I began to expand my writing to cover my battle against chronic illness. While I wanted a safe place where I could vent and share the pain and the hurt that I was feeling, I also wanted to create a place where I could find a way to embrace this “new normal” and find a way to find joy and abundance in spite of it! It was in the midst of all this that A New Kind of Normal was born!
In the last 5 years since this blog started, I have had a total hysterectomy (plus another two surgeries related endometriosis and adhesions) and I became a mom through the miracle of adoption! It has truly been a journey! I have met so many amazing people and cannot be more grateful for the support and love I have found through you readers! You are awesome & I love you all so much!
I hope A New Kind of Normal is around for many years to come & I hope it can continue to be a place where you can find encouragement and support as well as a place to learn where we can all find joy, love, and happiness in spite of chronic illness and show the world that we are more than our disease!