A couple months ago my friend suggested that I write a blog. Hmmm... Last week a different friend said the same thing. And hmmmm... I don't really consider myself a writer, I'm more of a talker. But I think I'll give this a go.
My name is Ylisa Dooley. I have been married for 15 years to an amazing man, Marc, and we have 2 children. Nate is will be 11 in August and Hannah is 9. One year ago our family packed up and moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Nashville, Tennessee. We are very happy to call this beautiful place home.
A little over 14 years ago I put my trust in my Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. And 6 weeks later I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At the young age of 22 I was faced with a decision. Was I going to turn my back on God for letting this happen to me, or would I fall into the arms of the One who called my name and promised to take care of me. With hardly a pause I knew where I belonged, safely hidden in the shelter of my Mighty God. What a joy to look back and see his unfailing love and steadfast faithfulness to me and my family.
For the last 5 years I have been in a wheelchair. I have learned more, cried more, laughed more, grown more, hoped more and loved more than any other time in my life. There have been times when I thought I had lost my joy, but the Lord continues to restore unto me His joy, so much that my cup overflows.
My hope in sharing my life with you is that your cup will overflow too.