Welcome to My World!
My name is Wilmari Eckerson;
I am a Jesus Follower, Wife, Mother, PMDD Suffer, Advocate, and Entrepreneur. In a former life, I was an experienced
Paralegal. I enjoyed my job but realized I no longer LOVED others as God intended. I was bitter, hateful, and angry all the time. I knew I did not want to live my life that way anymore and I also didn’t want to be known as an angry person.
God must have known it was my time to start changing my life because he blessed me with my third baby boy. Now, working moms are the bomb, I was a working mom for over ten years, and at one point a single working mom. But as my third pregnancy progressed I concluded Daycare would take up 75% of my income and it no longer made sense for me to be a working mom. Thankfully God blessed my husband with a job that could support our family. That is when I decided to become a stay-at-home-mom. Almost immediately I knew that if I was staying home, I was going to go back to school, get my degree and follow God purpose for my life.
God always has other plans! Sonn after my baby was born, I developed severe PMDD(Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, resulting in many episodes of severe depression, anxiety, irritability, and many other symptoms that impacted both my life and marriage. For many months I would be stuck in this cycle of three weeks of sanity and one week of feeling completely insane. Try explaining that to another person, they look at you like you are crazy. Since talking to someone was not working out I decided to seek a professional, I look it up on the internet.
Thanks to google and women that felt the same and were brave enough to share their stories I concluded that it was PMDD. Then I went to a Medical professional and was diagnosed after providing evidence, by tracking my cycle with a paper tracker.
One of the many “plans” I had envisioned for my stay-at-home-mom, was not PMDD, it was, now don’t laugh, becoming the next Joyce Meyer of my generation. I knew in my heart that God had created me, kept me, and guided me in life to reach out to women that are lost, hurt, or feel unloved. I believed that I would be accomplished by starting a blog
On in July of 2017, I launched A Committed Heart. As I started working on my blog, I found that my love for women with similar afflictions my own had become my primary focus. I started writing more about PMDD and advocating for myself and all the beautiful women that suffer from PMDD. Additionally, I created a support group on Facebook called Committed PMDD Sisters.
But God is not done with me yet, and I wholeheartedly believe he still has more for A Committed Heart and me!
He Gave Me The Tools
When God gives you a dream, he ALWAYS provides the tools.
Those tools have come in the form of friendships, classes, small business, and hard work. Every day I discover something new about myself, I confront obstacles almost daily. Because God is also working on and in me, like a misshapen stone he is sculpting out the rough, dry, parts of me and making me into a beautiful masterpiece.
I have found a lot of growth in me in the last six months since I started A Committed Heart. Now I want to continue growing in all aspects of my life, marriage, friendships, faith, family, love, and financially. I want to be the best version of my self God created me to be.
I want you to grow with me, to join me, to be part of my community, to be part of my family, and become the best versions of you; God created you to be.
I am purposely not telling you about my husband and my kids in here in the about me because if we are going on this journey together, I want to share them with you in the moments that God chooses for them to appear. I am not a mommy blog writer; I am not a relationship/ marriage writer, I am as life happens writer.
If you are looking for perfect, then I am not the person for you. My humanity has made me completely and utterly flawed. Now I LOVE JESUS; he is my lord and savior! Due to his sacrifice, I am now Free to love all other broken individuals like me.
Thank You for taking the time to check out my blog, and I hope you decide to stay awhile. If there is anything you would like me to discuss in a future blog post don’t be afraid to drop me a line or leave a comment. I look forward to sharing my life and with you.
I love you & you matter to me!