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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, June 28, 2011

Toy Shopping...What Fun!

Okay, I'm out of my hole today. Today I am getting a cut and color at the beauty school. Wish me luck!

Yesterday I went shopping for a birthday present for a 1 year old. A great nephew is having his birthday party this Saturday and it's a good reason for the family to unite.

Anyway, I digress. One of the things I HAD TO BUY was "I'll Love You Forever." I used to read this book to my son and I would cry. The mom in the book would say:

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be."

This is a MUST read no matter what your age if you are a Mom.

Then, I was looking for a toy.  (the book is for Mom)  I found this bath toy.  The child can play with it inside or outside the tub.  (it has suction cups to stick to the tub wall).  It blows bubbles, has music, etc.  All the toys have light up colors, music, voice, etc.   How did we ever learn our colors, shapes, numbers and ABC's without all that?

It was fun playing with all the toys!


Linda said...


Linda said...

Hey, did you know that you won the drawing at GARAGE SALE GAL'S blog??? congrats! I can't wait to see what you won:-)