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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, September 25, 2012

Mom is 93!

I spent the weekend cleaning, but took a break on Saturday to visit my mom whose birthday was that day.  My sister bought a cake for the health care center where she resides, and all the residents sang Happy Birthday to her.  She was tickled at that.

Sunday we celebrated as a family. We went out to dinner, which was a fiasco.  Many of us got our entrees, but then no potato, or we got it when we were almost done eating.  To make matters worse, my nephew complained, causing the waitress to be upset and she is married to my other nephew!  The two older boys at least eat most of their food, but why anyone would order for a 4 year old or 2 year old is beyond me, because they don't even eat!  The important thing is my mother enjoyed her dinner...her usual lobster dinner, and she got her potato!

Afterwards, all 23 of us met at my house for birthday cake.  I certainly enjoyed the peace and quiet when everyone left!

I know my mom wears too much makeup, but she has trouble seeing, and she won't stop wearing makeup now!  She has always put on makeup, even when she was young, if it was just a little rouge and lipstick.  Guess that's who I get it from.

Oh!  Good news today.  I won a blog giveaway!  Woo hoo.  Visit
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Linda said...

your mom really looks nice in the photos.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I think your mother looks really well.