Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
Yesterday I was surprised with a beautiful floral arrangement from Angela Grout. The arraignment was designed with a sled base, purple roses plus a crystal strength angel figurine. How special I felt.
I have never met this beautiful lady, but she reached out to me to tell me about her aunt who needed a double lung transplant. She received her gift of life but she was only blessed with three extra years.
We became connected when she selected my book to read. Angela your thoughtfulness was welcomed with love . Thank you so much. It was a surprise that made my day, and reminded me of how much support we have.
Update on Lauren, everything is been going smoothly. Today we had a visit from her nurse to do a dressing change and to place a new medication bag.We found out she lives right down the road from us, which is great. If I need her she is close. Lauren has been feeling good, but last night the emotions got to her.
It is so hard when you want to comfort your child and make everything better, but you are at a loss. When she says to me "Why is this happening to me again?", I am finding myself at a loss for words. I go blank. I think I am still absorbing what is happening. We are all numb, to what is in store for our family. All I have is "we are home for Christmas to be able to spend it with our family and then in the new year we will start fresh with a new heart and new kidneys. You are strong now and you need to stay that way to be able to endure the operation. I will not let you get weak, mentally and physically."
To all my neighbors, this year we will not be able to do our traditional caroling night. Sorry, I know how much you enjoy our family singing (LOL). For the last couple of years, Dean myself and Lauren and last year we took our granddaughter Maddie with us caroling to some of our neighbors. Lauren and I would bake or create a candy to give to our neighbors as a thank you for all your love and support throughout the year.We put on our Santa hats gather our goodies and go door to door singing. That is the only tradition we can't do this year.
Two more days till Snata comes, I'm excited.
Merry Christmas to All
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