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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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Life is Surreal

I have to continue to write.  Yesterday I made the picture board of my Mother.  It is a bit different than most.  Instead of all pictures of Mom, I have on one side pictures of her family as she was growing up and married and the other side is devoted to her with her children and grandchildren.
Most were taken from her room or wallet.

I didn't cry.  Life seems surreal.  I am sure it will sink in Thursday when the funeral is.  I am thankful that my cousin is staying with us then.  She is so calming and has such a great faith!  

Friday we are driving up north for a stamping convention.  It will be nice to sit in the hot tub, go to a casino, play with our crafts and shop.  My bff, Linda is also going along with another friend of ours and will be staying down the hall.  So, we should all have a good escape from reality.

I still have to clean, make a desert for tomorrow, price my stamps for the used stamp sale, yada, yada, yada!

Please continue to pray for both me and  Linda.


NanaDiana said...

Praying for you both. I am glad that you are going to be able to get away for the weekend right after the funeral.

You will cry when the time is right. Sometimes it takes a while for things to set in. xo Diana

Carolee said...

I like the way you did the picture board! So often they are so crowded and cluttered that you are unable to make sense of them.

Gert said...

My prayers are still with you, especially for today. Glad you were able to get away for awhile.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm keeping you both in my prayers sweet friend. I'm glad you'll have a little time away for something enjoyable. We care about you! Sweet hugs Diane