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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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Card Party

I went to a card party last night.  No not these kinds of cards!

These kind:

The second card is an easel card.

The gal who had the party is disabled.  She is a walking miracle (with a walker).  She had brain stem encephalitis and was in a coma for a very long time.  She was told she would never walk or anything again.  HA!  She has her own apartment and her joy is infectious!  It is fun to just be around her.

I did make some purchases from the Close to My Heart Consultant....shimmer tape in several colors.
We used it on the second card although you can't see the shimmer on the photo.  I got a ride with the consultant and I think we are becoming fast friends.  She has Interstitial Cystitis too so we compared notes on that.  She works a full time job, a part time job and sells CTMH!  She is also active in her church.  I wish I had her drive and ambition, but she is much younger than me too.


Laurie M said...

beautiful cards, its amazing how many people have IC,

Carolee said...

It was fun stamping with you.

NanaDiana said...

How wonderful that you have a new-found friend, Deb. She does sound like a miracle!!!! Hope you have a good weekend-xo Diana

Sandy said...

I love the cards you & Linda make.

Linda said...

The cards are lovely, and it sounds as if you had a great time!