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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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crying and Shopping

Yesterday my day started with a funeral. I think I cried more than anyone there. I cried for the family, for all those who mourn, and for all the funerals I have been to that came flashing back at me. I know the departed go to a better place. Still, like my hubby's uncle the undertaker used to say, "life is sad." I did get to see an old friend who has MS and was out of the nursing home for the funeral. Her daughter had told me she had lost her marbles and wouldn't know who I am, but she was still sharp. I will go to see her before I have to see her at a funeral!

It was my sister's 46th wedding anniversary. Her second one without her husband. I knew it would be a hard day for her. So, like any good sister, we went shopping! We went to several rummage sales. I found a cute sundress. I love the pattern and color but it has to be ironed. Still, I bought it. I also got some videos as they were cheap enough, and yesterday I bought many gift bags. I called it gift bag day! My sister found an awesome purse!

We also went to River Rendevoux, which this year was a complete disappointment. No craft tents or food tents, just a hockey puck hamburger and a soda. We thought of going to Metro Jam where there are bands in the park, but felt like if we sat, we would lose our momentum. We went to an estate sale. Oh, there were several antiques including a commode that I would have loved! Too much money for me. The commode was a little wooden box with a hinged lid and pot inside. It would have been a great conversation piece! There was some beautiful antique chairs, magazine racks, but still, could not afford any of it. There were nick nacks and jewelry but I am cutting down on that stuff. Then, there was an antique wedding dress with crocheted sleeves. It had to be a size 1. Even though I didn't have the money, it was fun to look.

Later, my sister called me. She had visited her husband at his grave. There she met a nice couple who were worried about her. Sometimes you just have to cry.


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hey Deb,
You won my giveaway..I'll be posting the win today. I'll need your address. Please email me at dbrhgn@aol.com
sorry you had a bad day...

Sandie said...

Well, today has started off better!
Congrats on your giveaway win!

Hope you have a good week.

Sandie xx