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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, October 7, 2011

Sleepless in Blog Land

Whenever I have a trip planned, large or small, I can't sleep!  It's a curse!  This weekend I am going away on retreat to both scrapbook and get a spiritual recharge!  The colors are at their peak so hope to get some awesome pictures.

This week has been profound.Tthe acquittal of Amanda Knox: the Lord knows the truth and I trust that His will was done.  I would think it has to be the worst thing to be in prison in a foreign country.  She is fortunate her family supported her by flying back and forth to see her.

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs.  Even though I don't have an Apple or an Ipad, he was a true innovator in his field and an Edison of our time!  Every brilliant mind contributes to the competition in the marketplace and where would we bloggers be without our PCs, laptops, tablets, etc.?

I lifted this quote from him:  "Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

I like that statement.  I am still connecting the dots.  Some are not connected as of yet, but I trust they will be.  How about you?  What dots have had a profound effect on your life?  Mine has got to be my illnesses, but I just keep trusting that all will be as it should be.


Linda said...

Very thoughtful post for so early in the day. I love the quote from Steve Jobs. I slept pretty good...must have been the lavender oil.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Hope you get a nap later...I love retreats...they are so energizing!!
Enjoy your weekend....

Pixie said...

I have never been on a retreat, but I do hope you have a great time and I would love to see some of that fall colour!

Gill - That British Woman said...

how did the retreat go?

Gill in Canada