Friday, November 10, 2017

First Blog Post Ever!!!

Hi everyone! I'm Rheannon Vernon and I want to share my story with you. This blog is called RheLiving because first, people call me Rhe, but most importantly second, I'm choosing to relive my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was four years old. My seizures weren't too constant growing up, but still I was placed on a seizure medication called Keppra. This allowed me to be seizure free for four years. Through my whole epilepsy journey, the neurologists had told my family that I would grow out of it, but sadly, that was no longer the case.

March of 2017, I randomly seized after four years of freedom. After that seizure, the neurologist told me that epilepsy was something I would be living with for the rest of my life. My world was crushed. All that hard work and progress I had made just disappeared before my very eyes. I sunk into this deep dark hole known as depression. Some people that I held dear to my heart distanced themselves from me after the seizure because I couldn't do the adventures and activities that I used to be able to do. I, all of a sudden, felt like a burden to the entire world. "Why me? What was I supposed to do with this annoying disability? Why couldn't I be normal?" These were the questions that kept me up at night.

After a month of realizing I couldn't overcome this depression on my own, I opened my bible and fell on my knees and cried out to God with all that I had left in me. I gave all of it to Him. All of the hurt, the worry, the obstacles were taken from my hands and placed into His. It gave me this sense of peace and hope that I can't even manage to put into words. The definition of reliving is to live again. That day I promised I was going to relive my life in a completely different manner. I was no longer going to focus on the things I couldn't do, but be grateful and thankful for the things I could. I was not going to let anyone tell me I couldn't because with God nothing is impossible. I don't know if I will have epilepsy forever or if God will heal me, but what I do know is that I need to use this obstacle in my life for good. I believe He wants me to share my story and my journey. Im reliving but in God's way now instead of mine.

I cannot wait to share my journey with everyone. Im reliving my life to the fullest. Some days will be easier than others, but trusting God makes it so much simpler. I want this blog to be a place of encouragement. My goal is for everyone to realize that they can make it through anything with God by their side. Lets do this!


  1. Rhe, (our Gertrude) thank you so much for sharing your story!! You are truly an inspiration to all!! Love you!!❤️❤️❤️ Denise & Chad

  2. Hi Rheannon
    I'm a blogger myself and I was looking at connecting with you and working together on something. I couldn't find a contact email on your site or anything. To avoid making my email publish on here, if you could please provide your contact details on the site somewhere so I could contact you, that would be awesome! Alternatively, you can go to my Google+ account to see a link to my blog :)
    Have a good day!

    1. Hi Elle,
      I couldn’t find the link in your account, but I just set up a Contact Me page on my blog here:)

    2. Awesome! I'll fill it in now :)


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