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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, December 28, 2012

Christmas is Over?

Christmas is over?  My tree is still up and will be for some time.  Love to sit a bit in the dark with just the tree lights on.  I am still returning gifts.  Well, actually, returned and exchanged yesterday, and now have to exchange again.  So, hubby said, "and you expect me to find you anything?"  He has a point.  I miss the days when I could just grab a sweater in the store and it would fit!  Now everything has to be tried on.  Am I a large or an extra large?  I know I'm petite, but good luck finding petite extra large!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were nice spending time with family and friends.  I especially feel blessed to still have my Mom.  None of my pictures turned out well as I forgot to turn off the flash, so the lighting was bad and many were blurry cause, after all, people just don't sit still!

I am back at work.  Had a straight forward talk with my supervisor before the holiday. She assured me that she is trying to help me and work with me. I will do my best and I am okay with whatever the outcome may be.  It is all in God's hands now. 

Many of you have blogged about having a "word" for the New Year.  Mine would be peace.  I am choosing PEACE!  Personal, emotional, peace!  I will be selfish and do whatever is best for me. If that means going for a massage or a manicure, or  going on a trip by myself, in my heart and mind.

So with that thought, Peace be with you!


NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you are on the right track seeking personal peace. I think when that happens things kind of fall in place around you. Love the sweet picture of your Mom. Blessings and good luck on the job- xo Diana


Great word for the New Year!
PEACE to you!