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rainbows are everywhere

Friday, May 10, 2013

" We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way." Anonymous

I am so very thankful for today as I am for most days. My daughter has prom today.!!!! A very happy day indeed. One I am so very glad is here.

Having a heart condition all my life one that now requires a pacemaker makes me so very happy I have made it this far. The fact my daughter and son are both here is a huge blessing also.

I was told I could never have children, due to my heart condition and that the outcome for them and me would be grim. My husband really wanted children and I left the decision up to God and my son was born healthy . Then we were told by an expert that we would be okay to have children , I may be in danger but they would be fine.

The pregnancy for my daughter was not joyous at all. They realized there was trouble with her heart early on so it was constant monitoring for us both. We were reminding every visit she could die I could die. She may not live long after birth , I could have a stroke. The geneticist had to go rewrite his book because her condition was not supposed to be hereditary.

I am happy to say she was born relatively normal but with a slow heat rate. At the age of four she suddenly developed a fast heart rate and needed a pacemaker. She has been active and fit ever since.

Now you know why I am so positive and happy she is a reminder of a rainbow every day I look at her and her brother. There is a rainbow in the fact that I am also doing so well. I made all the way to age 45 before I needed my pacemaker.

There are rainbows in the fact that Sara has found a lovely boyfriend who treats her well, and respects her. He may be a little older , but they are good together . She is off to college this September and on her way to being a doctor.

My son Josh is living with us and does not have a job at the moment but he cooks excellently and brings joy to my life everyday.

My husband has been with me for over 20 years. All though he is a spur of the moment kind of guy who loves to throw money out the window and is prickly at times we are still in love.

I am so lucky to be well enough for exercise and to be able to hold a job. .Mostly because I eat right, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon drink my water and get my eight hours of sleep. I am lucky to say I see rainbows everywhere. Some days I need to look very hard but they are there hidden under the doctor bills, and the stress of life.

Always look to the sky for rainbows believe me they will be there when you need them.
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    Great that you are able to see the bright side, even through struggles. That is a gift! Exciting that your daughter is getting ready for fun! Hope she has a nice time.
    1745 days ago
    You are a delightful person!! I can read it in your blog!! Thank you for sharing your life of rainbows with us!! Hugs to you!
    1745 days ago
    Great blog..keep on seeing those rainbows!! emoticon
    1745 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Very nice, I love the fact that you see the rainbows everyday, in your daughter you son and your hubby and even yourself, you inspire me to do the same.
    I hope your daughter has a wonderful time at the prom, I bet she will be beautiful. emoticon emoticon
    1745 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Thanks for such a great and positive blog. I too try to see the good in every day and every situation. So glad that you and your husband are still in love, not always easy but so important and that your children are healthy and doing well. I hope your daughter has a great time at the prom and I hope you take lot's of pictures to cherish the memories always! emoticon emoticon
    1745 days ago
    I really enjoyed reading this Blog. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day weekend! It seems to be starting off on a wonderful note!

    1745 days ago
    So BEAUTIFUL!!!! A blog everyone should read.
    1746 days ago
    wow, great blog.
    Have a great day.
    1746 days ago
    This blog left my speechless! This is the best blog I have ever read!! Here's to you, and your family for finding rainbows!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1746 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    Looking for them, thanks you for reminding me
    1746 days ago
    emoticon positive attitude!
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    1746 days ago
    Blessings Joanne emoticon
    1746 days ago
    May you continue to see rainbows. emoticon
    I can see that you are so very proud of your children
    and your husband and your life. I love the sheer joy
    you exude. Now I would love a photo of your daughter's
    formal. Have a wonderful day. emoticon emoticon
    1746 days ago
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