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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.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Decision

I got my paycheck and it was awsome!  So, what did I do?  I tithed, I paid some bills, and.....drum roll please....I didn't buy the sandals and still not sure about the camera, but I do know that I want to go on a retreat this Fall.  So I am calling today to see about the Scrapbooking/Spiritual Retreat  in October.

I will make do with my old sandals, my old bulky camera (still works and takes good pics) and my old purse.  I will take my old body around Washington DC and none will be the wiser.  No one will say, "oh look at that woman's sandals or camera!"...LOL

If I decide to get a camera, I won't break the bank on it. There will be other sales, I'm sure.  Nothing beats a good retreat in the Fall!

1 comment:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love a fall retreat!! I went to one once which was called a SILENT RETREAT and we were not allowed to talk for 24 hours...it was exhilarating!! So powerful....I hope you have a wonderful, peace filled time!