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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 30, 2014

A Typical Week in my Life?

This last week has been a week of contemplation, ups, and downs.
 
Last Sunday, in church, all I could do is think of my mom and how I missed her.  We used to celebrate her birthday on the 21st, until she got her Social Security.  She had to get her birth certificate and discovered she was actually born on the 22nd!  Her parents had always told her the 21st!  Mom would have been 95.  The morning in church was spent crying.  I just could not stop.
 
In the afternoon we went to my great, great nephew's 1st birthday party.
 

Do you think he liked his cake?  No tears here!  Was so nice to be surrounded by family and little ones.
 
I bought a hot pink suitcase off of a buy and sell group.  Now I will see my suitcase coming down the turn style right away at the airport!
 
I also found a top at the thrift store and a necklace to go with it.  The necklace cost more than the top.  When I have the sleeves hemmed, I will model it for you!
 
It was doctor week.  I saw the kidney doctor and my kidney disease is stable.  I saw the podiatrist for my nail fungus...waiting for my toenail to grow!  I also saw the periodontist.  My insurance covered some of my last bill, so I didn't have to pay this time!
 
Saturday evening my husband took us out to dinner.  We asked my sister to join us.  Jim raved about the Texas Roadhouse and how good the steaks were.  Ours were great, and wouldn't you know it, after all the hype, my sister's steak was really tough and full of cords.  She got a new steak and a good discount off of her meal.  She said she won't go back though.  It is really noisy there!
 
I have been reading Heaven and the Afterlife by James Garlow and Keith Wall.  It just made me think of my mom all over again and I started grieving and crying.  After much talk with my sister, my bff, and God, (I should have talked to Him first), I think I have finally come to grips that Mom is in a mansion, with no more sorrow and no more pain, surrounded by her loved ones and all the companies of Heaven!
 
 
 


6 comments:

Linda said...

It was a busy week. I certainly hope you are feeling better!!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Of course you miss your mom. Looks like a yummy cake.
warmly,
deb

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hugs! Glad you're feeling better about your mom. Life if precious... and shorter than we realize.
Cute baby, I think he likes the cake!
Take care!
Sherry
xoxox

NanaDiana said...

It IS hard to let go, Deb. I do the same thing with my brother- turn it over and know that he is in a better place...and then grieve for him when I wish him back here.

Texas Roadhouse really IS noisy. We like the food but my hubby can't stand the noise because of being deaf in one ear.

Hope you have a good weekend, Deb. xo Diana

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am finally getting around to visiting people's blogs!!! I know what you are up to though through Facebook!!!

Take care,

Gill

Nonnie said...

I read your comments on Diana's Happy Sunday blog today and decided to pay you a visit. I'm sorry you have so many health issues. Your great- nephew is adorable. Looks like it was a great celebration for him!