Jennifer, our second daughter, had so many wiggles when she was a little girl. She couldn’t sit down at the dinner table or in her seat at school. She had more energy than 5 kids combined. The school diagnosed her as ADHD (Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder). Her emotions all functioned at the highest level. From the time she was born, she never took a nap and had the hardest time turning her brain off to go to sleep even after the most active days.
The summer after her first grade year in school, we knew we needed to do something about her ability to focus and sit still. She couldn’t read on grade level, and other issues were popping up. We begged Jesus to help us find the answer.
A friend introduced us to the www.feingold.org diet, which allows you to only eat all natural foods. There are two stages on the diet. We did the most restricted. Within four days of her eating all natural, she was able to go to sleep, stay asleep, and sit in her seat for meals. Her emotions were level, and she wasn’t hyperactive. Within 2 months, she went from below 1st grade reading level to 5th grade reading level. Jennifer’s brain couldn’t handle all the chemicals in artificial colorings and flavorings, preservatives, nitrates or pesticides in foods. Once she was off of them, she was like a new person. She still had energy, but now it was focused and she excelled exponentially…
By the time she was a senior in high school, she was the president of her class, number 7 academically out of 400 students, had a 4.4 grade average while taking AP and duel enrollment classes, won many awards, and had a job.
Today, Jennifer is a powerhouse of productivity. She is a prolific artist and painter, an anointed teacher and speaker of the Word of God, a creative genius, and visionary. She is focused and driven and lives outrageously in the power of Jesus. Her life is amazing.
A recent accomplishment, among many, is illustrating for a children’s book entitled, “Dancing Daffodil Daisy.” When the author of the book sent her the story, at the beginning of the project, she knew immediately she was the right illustrator for the project. The book tells the story of a little girl with a lot of wiggles and how God uses her for His Glory.