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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 24, 2013

The Circle of Life!

Saturday was Ethnic Fest.  I forgot my camera and thought I would use my phone, but with the sun I couldn't see what I was doing!  Please read about it here Ethnic Fest.  My bff, Linda, took some pics.
I was good; I didn't buy anything nor did I eat the banana crepe!
Sunday was Mom's 94th birthday!  We went out as a family so Mom could have her traditional lobster dinner!  The 5 year old is quite rambunctious and wore on Mom's nerves, but we all survived her abundant energy (is that nicely put?).
okay, tilt your head!

Oops! Almost forgot to take a picture.  My niece made this cake.

My sister reading Mom's cards to her!

Our son with his Grams!
Sunday was also the due date for my great, great nephew and his fiancé!  (that's how it's going these days).  Well, they made it till 2am on Monday and Nicole was in labor till 12:46.  She gave birth to a 8lb 15oz, 23" long baby boy! 
Thomas Lee

Proud Daddy! He stayed so calm during the whole ordeal.

My sister, the great grandma!
Pass the baby!  I love this little guy already!
My nephew and fiancé, proud grandparents.

Thanks, Honey, you did good!



NanaDiana said...

What wonderful family pictures. Happy birthday to your Mom. Looks like you have a new little rambunctious on in your future! Congrats to Mom and Dad! xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

Great to be with family. That new baby boy is precious. Congratulations to all.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful blessings for your whole family. You have a beautiful Mom! Give her a birthday hug from me! And congratulations to the happy mom and dad!