I am so glad that you are here!
My name is Rayna Neises. I am a certified life coach, speaker, and blogger. I link arms with overwhelmed daughters who are in a Season of Caring for an Aging Parent by offering support, encouragement and resources so you and your parent are seen, not forgotten and cared for, not neglected.
I have been where you are. I have lost my dad to Alzheimer’s Disease after a long 14-year journey. Though I lived 220 miles from my dad’s home I was one of his hands on caregivers for the last 4 and a half years of his life.
I have been told that I have a way of speaking truth in love which encourages and challenges others to step up and do what will honor our Lord. I will pray with you, for you, and help you discover the hope in your heart that can only come from the Lord and walking closely with Him through the stinky times in life.
I would be honored to walk with you and help you to hear our Lord’s voice and respond to Him.
I have spent 20 years in education. I have been a public, private and parochial school teacher. Not being satisfied with my first career choice (teaching), I struggled with my own disappointment; things in the classroom, no matter where that classroom was, were not as I thought it would be.
As a result, I set out to find a better fit for me. I joined a for-profit model to impact families in education which I loved and eventually I transitioned into a completely different world by becoming a small business owner of an Educational Services franchise.
After marrying my farmer, I moved and changed professions again becoming a Certified Professional Christian Life and Leadership Coach.
My experience with different seasons in life and the deep desire to find where God had me to serve in each season prepared me to walk with you and help you move through this life transition… Finding Clarity, Hope, & Peace even when life stinks!
I am married to a wonderful man named Ron who totally changed my world. I lovingly call him, “farmer”.
With my farmer, came four wonderful children and shortly after that 3 kids-in-law. In 2014, we also became grandparents to 2 beautiful grandsons, 2015 brought a granddaughter and another grandson in 2016. We will be welcoming another grandson in 2019. This Graham loves her Grands!
We live in rural southeast Kansas and enjoy the simpler things in life. I am a creative soul who loves to worship the Lord, read, sew, embroidery, paint, and craft.
I am also a daughter and sister. My parents have both suffered from the debilitating disease of Alzheimer’s.
My mother passed away in 1998 after a 12 year battle with the disease. My dad was diagnosed in 2006 and passed away in June of 2018.
I was honored to able to travel to Independence, MO to be one of my dad’s caregivers 3 days per week and later every other week. Caring for my dad in the later years of his life was one of the most challenging seasons of my life but it was a blessing to be able to spend this time with him even as he is not completely himself.
My sister and her family live very close to my dad and I am blessed to have her as one of my best friends as well.