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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, May 28, 2014

Another Day in My Life

Our cemetery visit was okay on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day and I had memories of Mom coming along to visit the grave sites.  I did tear up when I saw Mom's name on the stone, but she is with my dad now and more importantly with God!
We then went to the little diner in Forest Junction and enjoyed our sandwiches and each other's company. (They have home made bread and pies!)

On Memorial Day we had a cookout.  It had rained in the morning but cleared up.  It was cool by us but we are campers (my sister and I are) and we wore our sweatshirts and toughed it out (for a while).  Then we went inside and visited at the kitchen table as the boys were in the living room watching baseball.  It was a good day!

Today I am going for a long overdue massage.  Hubby got me a gift certificate for Christmas and I think it's about time I use it!


Paulette said...

Cemeteries hold such bittersweet memories, but I like remembering the sweet ones the best. Enjoy your massage, I am one of the few people who don't like them.

NanaDiana said...

I hope you got your massage in today. I have a hard time visiting the graves of those I love...especially the one of my little granddaughter. There is just something deeply sad about losing a child that has a whole life ahead of them...different than losing an adult with a well-lived life.

I bet this first Memorial Day visit was a tough one for you, Deb. It does sound like you had a good weekend overall- xo Diana

Blackberry Lane said...

God bless you as you remember your Mother.
I had a massage once and it felt wonderful...my neck stays so stiff with arthritis!