This morning I was on 99.7 The Point for their segment Tell Me Something Good! I shared a bit of my story and was able to talk about the prevalence of heart disease in our country. Here are some other good things happening in February! National Heart Month (all February) Nation Wear Red Day (Friday … Continue reading 99.7 The Point Tell me something good
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.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the verb fight as; to use weapons or physical force to try to hurt someone, to defeat an enemy, etc. : to struggle in battle or physical combat I've been thinking a lot about my fight with heart disease this week. A heart sister of mine experienced a major setback … Continue reading Fight
The past few weeks I've been lucky enough to interview women looking to represent the American Heart Association as National Spokeswomen. I've heart amazing stories of survival, advocacy and passion. When I was asked to interview a high schooler in the CAPS program I was a little confused. Our conversation ended up going something like … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
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
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
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
Back in early 2009, Dan was home. I was teaching in Auburn, Alabama and learning to live my new lifestyle with a low sodium diet, exercising with a trainer and my new medications. I don't remember how I heart about it but there was going to be a Go Red for Women casting call in Atlanta. … Continue reading Miss America; My time as a National Spokeswomen for AHA
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.
I saw some good news on Facebook today! One of my favorite bands, Halfway to Hazard, is getting back together. They've been through a lot. Chad Warrix and David Tolliver took a break from their dream but are now back and better than ever. That's my plan for my transplant too. For now, let's rewind … Continue reading Surviving, Shining and Smiling