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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrate Life

Today I am 59.  What's in a number?  I am 5 years older than my Dad was when he died.  26 years older than my little sister was when she died.  So, I am 59, so what?  I am still on this side of the sod!
I will celebrate life and remember those who would have loved to have seen 59.  (Besides, people think I am much younger and I pride myself on my imaturity...LOL)

Today I a going with the Red Hat queens and we are filling baskets for raffle prizes.  We will then go to lunch and maybe the casino.  I almost hope not.

Hubby will take me out for dinner.  It is supposed to be warm today (not by the lakeshore) so will enjoy that.  Should be a nice day!


Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Enjoy your DAY!!
Nice card that you made with the paper flowers on them.

bad penny said...

Happy Birthday ! I thought of you when I was in London as I saw a group of women in purple clothes and red hats ! They were having fun and I hope you do too !

Tracey said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Happy birthday lovely lady!