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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, September 16, 2012

My Saturday Trip

Yesterday I took a work sponsored trip to Holy Hill in Hubertus, WI.  There on the top of the glacial formed hill is the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary.  Now, I am not a Catholic, but I can still enjoy the history and beauty of this place.  For more information, visit www.holyhill.com

My bff and sister climbed the 178 steps to the top of the tower.  I got a panic attack around 150 steps and stayed on the landing.  This is what I could see from the landing!  High enough for me!

The gals made it to the top!

They didn't buy the T-shirts, that said I climbed all 178 steps of the tower
at Holy Hill.

The real reason we went on this trip wasn't for a spiritual pilgrimage, although I would have loved to see the Basilica and it's stained glass windows, etc.

There was a craft fair with 130 artist's booths!  I bought a very cute appliqued Packer jacket!


Linda said...

I hope you get a lot of good use out of your Packer sweatshirt!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

never mind you will have to go again and see if you can climb all the steps,


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