Katelyn Mary Vanacore, my donor.
I've seen this picture before. It gives a numerical value to each letter (i.e. A=1, B=2 etc) and shows that if you apply that formula to the word 'knowledge; you receive 96%. Apply it to 'hard work' and you'll get 98%. Finally, is shows you that 'attitude' gives you 100%. I think initially this was … Continue reading Attitude
There is a saying that seems to explain what I'm going through pretty well. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. This phrase means that one is waiting for an inevitable event to occur that is usually undesirable. I usually don't use this to describe my transplant, because that is quite desirable, but to … Continue reading The other shoe.
With Thanksgiving coming up this week I want to point out a few things I wasn't, but should have been, thankful for last year. My goal here is to help myself, and maybe a few others, think of some of the small things we take for granted and be truly thankful this holiday season. Showers! … Continue reading I should have been thankful.
One of those random conversations... MAEB: Momma, can only be brave when I am with you. ME: Well when I can't be there you just have to think of me to be brave. Close your eyes and think of me. What color is my hair? MAEB: Brown. ME: What color are my eyes? MAEB: Brown … Continue reading Brave
This past Thursday, I went to see my cardiologist as I do every month. I feel that honesty with your doctors and nurses is crucial! If you are not honest, your treatment and diagnosis can be incorrect and downright dangerous. Lately I've been experiencing a tingling in my left arm. It would tend to come … Continue reading A stroke?!
Lao Tzu said, "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Having a chronic illness, disease or disability not only takes its toll on the patient but on all of the loved ones as well. I think this quote really embodies the relationship between Dan and I during … Continue reading Mr. Perfect-for-me
Last week was my birthday. I love birthdays but this one was special. My mom, dad, sister and her boyfriend all flew in from the east coast to be with us. A family friend threw me a party to which 35 of our friends attended. The oldest friends there joined our Army family in 1987 … Continue reading Worst Moment Yet
We all try our best to be Super Mom (or Dad, brother, sister, aunt, cousin etc.). We have to remember that in taking care of our loved ones we have to take care of ourselves. If I have to take my kids to daycare a few times a week, so that when they are with … Continue reading Super Mom
Today was a rough day. My kids were driving me bonkers, random crap went wrong that added to my 'to do' list and it was just a crummy day. I decided that today would be a perfect day to remember the lovely things about my children and thus write this blog post. The American Heart … Continue reading Her wedding is why.