I was raised on the farm and lived on the farm most of my life. Farmers are by necessity practical people. There’s not a lot of time or patience for “fluff”. You deal with what is front of you.
When my daughter was struck with a terrible mystery illness, I went on a mission to have her healed. I was shocked by the lack of knowledge of the lengthy list of medical doctors we consulted while her life shrivelled. I thought it was pretty basic, you are sick, you see a doctor, you get answers. Eventually we found a wonderful doctor, the answer to our prayers,”House with a heart”. But the treatment was too brutal on her frail body and she had to stop. The end. We began the round of doctor after doctor and there was no treatment. And no hope.
In desperation, we entered a world we had always rolled our eyes at. All kinds of alternative medicine practioners promising healing. All insanely expensive, all with ridiculous protocols for healing. When there was no healing – well then maybe we weren’t following the protocol to the letter. Maybe just more time was needed or another 10 or 20 supplements to the massive amounts she was already taking. Maybe they just realized they hadn’t completely bled us dry. What was that line they all use? “you can’t put a price on your health.” They sure could though. Bled us dry. We’d shake our heads & try the next snake oil salesman. Or well-meaning but totally incompetent alternative something-or-another.
A neighbour suggested she see Andrea. I was impressed because she too is a practical woman and Andrea had helped her. Actually helped her. I still remember accompanying my daughter for the first time to see Andrea. I had never seen equipment like this, I had never met anyone like Andrea. I was so wary after all those bad experiences. But she did strike me with her warmth, positive energy and humour. And her confidence that she could help my daughter. I wondered though if she really understood how ill my daughter was. A positive attitude is great, that’s nice – but was she just a Pollyanna? I’m not keen on Pollyanna’s. I want results.
A year later and I’m probably Andrea’s #1 fan. I am amazed and grateful at how she restored my daughter’s health. She did what no one could do – not regular doctors, not specialists, not lyme doctors, not homeopathic doctors, nautropathic doctors, acupuncturists, etc. I still don’t understand much of it, but I do know that it works. She could charge 10 times what she does and still have all the clients she wants – but she doesn’t. She never sells you anything, she tells you what you need to buy at the store. She is practical, she is real, she is amazing. I’m so grateful we stumbled upon this woman with her vast knowledge and gifts. And through her healing my daughter, I’m also now proud & grateful to call her my friend.