Welcome to An Upstream Life, where you’ll find Hope, Help, and Healing for the children.
I’m Veronica, a follower of Christ, seeker of truth, and protector of children. I’m an educational consultant turned homeschooling mom, a wife to my best friend, and an introvert, who just can’t help but speak up for the truth.
As a mother of a child, who was injured by vaccines, I know the heartache that comes with vaccine injury. I’ve cried more tears than I could ever count, and I’ve fought with everything I have to help give our son, and our family, a sense of normalcy.
I understand the overwhelming cycle of illness and the constant search for healing. I know what it means to swim upstream against the current of lies, misunderstandings, and the mainstream acceptance of everything that has hurt my boy. I know what it is to live with special needs, and I know how it feels to have others shun you because of what has happened to you.
But I also know hope. And I’ve learned that despite the hurt and pain and heartache, there is truth and goodness and beauty. I hope to share all of that here.
If your child has been injured by vaccines;
If you are beginning to question vaccines and are looking for more information to help you make an educated decision;
If you want to learn about natural healing and ways to keep your family healthy;
If your child has special needs,
This site is for you.
This is a Christian ministry, an extension of love for those seeking encouragement and resources to better help their families find Hope, Help, and Healing for their children. All are welcome here.
When every trying day rolls into the next, hope is all we have to get us through. We live in a fallen world, and there are no guarantees in anything we do. What works for one child and family may not always work for another, and where some find full recovery, others may find that their story is quite different.
For three years, our days were what I could only call “unbearable.” We had to cut back on all extra-curricular activities, birthday parties, and fellowship. We were very much isolated in many ways, doing our best to survive the rage and aggression and meltdowns that seemed to permeate every minute of our days.
I cried more tears than I’ve ever cried during those years. And I was on my knees, beside my husband, in constant prayer.
And you know what?
God upheld us. He gave us strength where we had none.
I learned to put my hope in Him above all else, and I learned how to trust Him in the midst of the storm.
During that time, He gave me peace and joy and a heart for His children. He brought goodness out of the hurt and beauty out of the darkness.
My hope is in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is why I write and share, why I love and care so very deeply for those whose stories have intersected with mine.
If you’re looking for hope, encouragement or prayer, this is where you’ll find it.
Encouragement for Mom
The Prayer Wall–Coming soon!
In this section, you’ll find support for wherever you find yourself in the journey. If you are pregnant or hoping to be one day soon, you’ll find tips and resources for giving your baby a healthy start.
A Healthy Start: Pregnancy and Birth (More Coming Soon!)
If you’re wanting to learn more about vaccines, you’ll find a number of articles with credible links and references for you to research further. This is not an “anti” site, where those who vaccinate are called ugly names or shamed. This site is a safe place to ask questions, explore alternative perspectives, and gain a new understanding on vaccines. It is my prayer that this will help you make informed decisions for your families moving forward.
Living with Special Needs
Living with special needs can often be overwhelming and challenging, and it is often something that most do not understand. Here, you’ll find support and tips to make your days a little lighter.
Friends, we are fearfully and wonderfully made! God designed us with an amazing ability to heal, and when supported properly with nutrition, supplementation, and natural medicines, the body can often recover from even the most challenging of burdens.
When learning new information and making changes, however, it can often be overwhelming. I encourage you to pray for guidance and wisdom as you seek what is best for your children. For me, this has made all the difference in our journey to healing.
Natural Healing Remedies
In this section, you’ll find natural remedies for treating acute illnesses at home, including homeopathy, essential oils, supplementation, and naturopathy.
Recovering Our Children
Here, you’ll find more information on recovery and treatment of chronic conditions, including autism and vaccine injury.
Special Diet Recipes
Here, you’ll see a number of special-diet recipes to help you stay on track, including gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, egg-free, and grain-free options.
Homeschooling is such an important part of our family life, and it used to be something I wrote about more frequently. Although this is no longer the focus of this site, I decided to keep these posts up for those interested.
I know that many families with special needs homeschool their children, and so, I will continue to write from time to time when I find something that can be helpful to you.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back soon.
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Blessings of health and wellness to you and yours.