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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.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My Mom's Family

 
Back in the day, family portraits were taken.  My grandpa (far right) was a second generation cheese maker and had his own factory.  You may have heard of Laack's Cheese if you are from around here.  (Those are his descendants.)  Mom had four brothers.  One died as a young married man with a child.  He died from pneumonia.  Mom is the youngest of the girls (far left).  I think this picture was taken circa 1933.  She wore the same dress for her confirmation picture.
 
 
Tomorrow we are going to the cemetery.  My sister and brother, his wife, my husband and maybe our son.  It will be the first time since Mom's passing.

1 comment:

Paulette said...

I enjoy seeing old photos and hearing about who they are. I am your newest follower.