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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, April 13, 2014

62 and Content

Yesterday was my birthday (62 years young!).  I got the blues, because I was thinking of all the stuff I did wrong or didn't do.  How did I get here?  Then, I got so many wonderful birthday greetings, that how could I be blue?
 
My hubby took me to lunch (my choice: a greasy burger, fries with gravy and chocolate malt).  We talked and looked at all the ways I have helped people, most which I will probably never know about.
(why do you always hear the bad you do?).  We looked at the successes:  our marriage, our son, we are comfortable with a roof over a head, and new cars that run.  I looked at my many friendships and thought life ain't so bad!
 
Then we went to visit mom.  She is declining and that is hard to see.  I hadn't seen her much since I got the bronchitis, so it is difficult for me.  I miss my perky Mom.
 
I spent the afternoon napping and just watching TV.  I did nothing special, but I was content.

3 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Happy Birthday to you! Yes- WHY DO we do that to ourselves? Concentrate on the negative instead of looking for the good in us! I am a couple of years older than you and feel so blessed that life is as it is-not always easy but a good life nonetheless.

So sorry about your Mom. I lost my Mom when I was 35- a long time gone now. It is hard to watch a parent decline- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! I know what you mean...we are always thinking about what we could have done different or how our lives have affected others. But it can be encouraging to count our blessings, too! I'll keep you Mom in my prayers. Oh....and if it makes you feel any better...I'm OLDER than you! heeheehee! Sweet birthday hugs, Diane

Andrea said...

Happy Belated Birthday...all things considered, content sounds pretty good...as does that burger and malt!