Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jaz and Her World {Msia} Magazine July 2011

Her World Magazine {Msia}
July 2011

Jaz sharing her life on rheumatoid arthritis
and scrapbooking...


Many of you may know me ..teehee ;) , but not many of you know that I am actually a fallen victim to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

It all happened abt 3 years ago , I had suffered much but I thank God for holding my hands tightly and walking through the dark alley with me...Although rheumatoid arthritis never goes away, God sent me one of the best Rheumatologist, found the best medications I need. Adapting family life, relationships and daily chores to the realities of pain and fatigue is a daily fact of life with rheumatoid arthritis. but I thank God for He stays with me, He sends me good friends and Simon & the kids are always with me, faithfully with lots of love....my twin, my sisters, what would i do without them....and I could now live a normal life.

With these said, the more you should know by now, how much I treasure all of you, my friends, from near and far.. who makes the effort to understand me. For forgiving me when I don't appear in some gatherings, and for just being there for me...

and I treasure all of you that makes the effort to know me better, my students that become my friends...how blessed...i thank you, all of you , that come to my classes and some of you, I may not have the opportunity to meet you yet....I am so appreciative how you make my classes exciting and fun every month. Thank you for this faith that you all have in me....

Thank you Grace and Tania for this special feature. It is just a small article, but am honoured to be able to have this opportunity to encourage many out there, who may be in the same condition as me..but remember.... do live life to the fullest okie?

Thank you Lulu dearie for these 'hires' {lol} photos taken at Papermarket during one of my classes....

Thank you sweet Jaime for sending this mag over .....

Hv a great TGIF !

Love
jaz


16 comments:

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Jaz, thank GOD for all that good things and whatever it is we must always have faith. My apologies for not being able to send the mag over was on holiday in HK and I hope to see you soon. Take care and hugs.

pattyo said...

You are amazing, Jaz! Look at all the beauty you create with your hands despite your illness! You truly are an inspiration!

Jona Panesa said...

you are right. we should live our life to the fullest. love you my dear friend!

mignonnelulu said...

Colossians 2:7 – “Rooted and built up in Christ, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Thank you for sharing your testimony and strengthening others who might be struggling with their faith. God is good..always and forever :)

You're indeed an inspiration to others...God's catalyst for His glory!

Steph Devlin said...

Jaz, I had no idea of the pain that you were going through sweetie. I am so sorry to hear that, and the thought of such a beautiful woman enduring so much makes my heart sad. I just thank God that you are strong and that you believe in an AWESOME God that will strengthen you and get you through this. I also am so thankful you went to the doctor when you did. Sending you my heartfelt love and hugs. Steph xo

JuliesAddiction said...

So sorry that you are going through this Jaz...but you couldnt be more right in your view of life. I too have a disease, heart disease, which I have lived with for almost 16 years and I should not have survivied. Each day is a bonus for me and I know that I have received way more than I ever thought I would after that fateful day. Keep the attitude positive and life is good :)

Tomoko said...
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Tomoko said...

As the ladies said already, you are AMAZING jaz!!!! I will be there for you when you need me, okay? Big hugs to you my friend:) luv, Tomoko

Stacey Michaud said...

wow...amazing that you have gone through so much! YOu are a true artist and that shines even brighter knowing what you face! Thank you for sharing your story!

Anabelle said...

Oh, Jaz, I'm so glad you shared your story with us. I had no idea! You are such a beautiful and strong woman, inside and out. Truly an inspiration.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Ohhh! (((((HUGS!!!)))) dear girl, I had no idea! You are handling this with such beauty and grace, I'm glad to see this hasn't stopped you from creating your beautiful and inspiring creations. I can sympathize with you hon, I went through an episode a couple of years back, I developed a crippling pain in my neck and arm and for a few months it made scrapping very difficult. It was the result of a degenerated disc in the C4 area of my spine. After months of physiotherapy the pain has reduced by a lot but I still have my bad days. It's wonderful that you have the support of your dear friends and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers hon.

~Gabi xx

Jaime Lee said...

Jaz, I know you are a strong and capable lady. I am so grateful to hear and see that you had past through the pains. Now you are a happy gal and you have a wonderful family! I am so glad that I sent you the mag because you was telling me it was a small article but this does meant a lot to you! Not to worry, your scrappers, friends, close friends, and beloved family members and me will always stand by you! xoxo Jaime

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, Jaz, what a load you have to carry, my friend. I have a dear friend with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I know how difficult it can be. You bear it all with such grace and beauty. You are a true wonder!

Gerry said...

Hey Jaz.....Am I the last one to hear the news?...I had no idea, my sweet friend! I admire how strong you are and how beautiful your mind is!!!!! You are such an amazing woman and such an inspiration for so many!
Sending your many hugs, sweetie! ~Gerry~

Cassandra Chen said...

Whoa Jaz!! So inspiring! Really glad that the Lord is your strength and refuge, a very present help in trouble! Thanks for sharing! And hope you are feeling better too!:)

Odetta said...

Dear Jaz, I'm very sorry to read about your ilness!!! I'm very glad that you're able to use your hands, because I really admire your creations! I'm also have great respect that you're a very positive girl!!!! So vivid and so sweet :). Love, Odetta