Monica Kaye Snyder is a voracious reader. She is a blogger, a writer and maybe even an author.
She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains. Much of her childhood she spent scouring the stacks of her public library, playing barefoot from dawn until dusk and reading book treasures from high branches in the woods behind her home. She attended Mary Baldwin College and James Madison University studying sociology and psychology. She’s lived in northeast Ohio for over eight years now but will always call Virginia home.
Most days you’ll find her curled up on her butter yellow sofa wrapped in a white cable knit throw snuggled with her Yorkie Poo, Twixie. There are always books and journals piled high on her right, a cup of tea or coffee on the table on her left and a piece of pottery holding beautiful pens with a stack of stamps and stationary leaning there. She reads at least one poem every day. Music is what feelings sound like in her heart and home. Observing and making art is as essential as food and water to keeping her alive. Light is her muse and darkness is her hell.
She is rescued and redeemed. She believes at least six impossible things before breakfast. She knows telling the truth out loud is the only path to personal peace.
She continues a long journey of chronic illness and daily physical suffering. Some of her diagnoses include Chiari malformation, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Tethered Spinal Cord, Craniocervical Instability, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Intracranial Hypertension, Mast Cell Activation Disorder and most recently PANS/PANDAS. She’s seen real miracles happen and holds on to Christ’s Hope as an anchor for her soul while living in great pain.
She is wife to Dan and mother to Delaney Jayne and Danica Jean. She knows for sure if she does nothing else well in her life, this will matter and be enough.