Sometimes, it's the simplest things in life that create the ultimate joy.
The last few years have not been easy for Lisa Halfhill.
Approximately three years ago, Lisa, 43, Brazil, was diagnosed with Stills Disease, a form of arthritis that is characterized by high fevers and rash.
Normally, Stills Disease occurs in children, but it does strike adults.
"At first, we thought I had Lupus," Lisa said. "I was in the hospital and thought I had a reaction to medication."
Lisa is also a diabetic and suffers from fibromyalgia. In addition, in the past year, her son was in a tragic automobile accident and a family member was diagnosed with cancer.
But no matter what has happened to Halfhill, she always has her flower garden to walk through.
"Whenever I start feeling down and lonely, this is what I look forward to," she said.
For 23 years, Lisa and her husband Byron, have called Clay County their home. Prior to living in Clay County, the couple resided in Greencastle.
Her flower garden sits right outside the couple's front door. She affectionately calls it her "Walk in the Gardens."
The flower garden has a wide array of items in it, including Rhubarb Stock, Butterfly Bush, Blackeyed Susans, Lamb's Ear and Russian Sage, along with much, much more.
"Ever since we've lived here, we've added a little bit," Lisa said, pointing to her son's old Radio Flyer wagon that is sitting at the edge of the garden, which is now being used to house even more foliage.
Walking in Lisa's shoes would be a difficult chore.
When the Stills Disease acts up, she can suffer from chills and gets hives, which looks like a very bad sunburn. She can't spend a lot of time out in sunlight due to the possibility of high fevers and blisters.
Because of severe joint pain, Lisa has problems walking from time to time. Because of the joint pain, she has to have her knees drained every now and then and requires the use of a back brace every now and then. However, when she can't walk around her flower garden, she has the use of a motorized chair that her family purchased from a neighbor. She also has a garden claw set up right next to the garden when she falls and needs to get up.
"I push myself. I really do want to try to keep going," she said.
When she's able, Lisa walks through the garden on a walkway Byron created for her.
"My husband is is usually right beside me," she said. "He's my sidekick. He doesn't like for me to be out here by myself."
She has another sidekick that joins her in the garden periodically in her 2-year-old grandson.
"He loves to be outside," Lisa said. "He's my highlight. He likes to come out and pull the weeds."
Just this year, Lisa asked her husband to create her own "Angel Lady" within her garden.
"He looked at me with that smile and walked away," she said.
Within a few days, Lisa's garden had that "Angel Lady," resting within the confines of flowers, herbs and more.
There are days when Lisa can't even get out of bed because of her illnesses. But she always has the garden on her mind.
"This is my way of proving to my family that I'm not giving up," Lisa said. "This is something I look forward to. I just take the good days that I have and enjoy them. If it rains, I just look outside and think, 'tomorrow's a new day.'"