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June 12th

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today has been pretty uneventful so far, and I am glad for that. Generally, something major happens on June 12th for some reason and has done so for most of my life. Although I can't recall every single June 12th, I can say, I only recall two of them that were uneventful.

Last year my adorable niece was born on June 12th. This was a great blessing in my life, as she was the first of the nieces and nephews I was able to welcome into the family since my DH and I were married. Plus she is probably the sweetest baby I have ever met in my life up to this point. This was her when she was born one year ago, and I assure you she is just as precious if not more so today!

Two days later a year ago, on June 14th, my aunt had a stroke that ultimately took her life on June 26th. This was a turning point in my life as many of you know; a time at which I decided a change was absolutely necessary. I could no longer live on the fringes of health with the excuse of "it will get better tomorrow." My aunt was overcome with the struggles of life and she just couldn't climb the mountain that faced her. I once thought that people who dealt with major health issues dealt with them because they chose to be lazy. The truth is, some people just don't have the willpower it takes to face those challenges. My aunt was one of those people, and I still miss her everyday.

This time last year was a very turbulent time for me. All of life just seemed to not make sense anymore. With new life came death within a few brief moments. It was startling for me, but I'm stronger because of last year's many different experiences. I guess I learned more about myself and how far I could push my own willpower through difficult situations, all while learning to lean more on God in the process. For any of you who have known me during the last year, you know how health conscious I have become! emoticon

Today has been an average June 12th so far. I honestly hope it stays that way. emoticon I did have a strange occurrence this morning though, and I suppose it's due to a growth spurt in my baby. I woke up just before 5:00 am on my own with such intense hunger, I couldn't relax. It was painful! I had to finally give in and eat a small snack just to get my stomach to feel normal again! I have been ravenous these last couple of days, so I have been sure to track my calories and get my workouts in. I went for a fabulous swim this morning! It was an excellent class and really pushed me. Last night spent some time on the new mini trampoline. My midwife checked into my intense ankle/feet swelling with the back up doctor and he suggested a light bounce (NO jumping) on a trampoline. He indicated that this should break up the fluids in my feet/legs/ankles and make that swelling subside. It does seem to be working quite well, and it's easy and kinda fun! My dog even enjoys a good bounce with me, as he helps himself right up next to me! emoticon

So, nothing too major for this June 12th. Just enjoying all that life has to offer, and all the blessings that have been given to me. emoticon Hope all of you have an excellent Wednesday!
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    I'm glad to hear your day was peaceful!
    1386 days ago
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    Life and death, what extremes! No new life in my circle, but more death. My poor Uncle failing, who knows how long he has left. He asked us to check his oxygen to make sure it was hooked up properly (it was). A telling sign his lungs are failing. He has to be on oxygen 24/7 or he will die, but his lungs are filling up with fluid. They did nothing to drain it while he was in hospital. But he looks like a shell of his former self :( Did see the spark come back while we were playing cards. He was always competitive. Unfortunately, my Dad has to leave Sunday to attend to his home and fruit (grapes and apricots before they spoil)and pay a tax bill due at the end of the month. It takes him two days to drive home. I learned yet another sweet lady of my bridge club is dying from terminal cancer, now in her bones (no less then three members have bowel cancer -still alive but suffering greatly) The very hard thing about being involved with seniors is you know they will die a lot sooner then you, but that doesn't make you mourn them any less when you have known them for 20 years :( So lots of sadness right now. Just hold to the thought for every death there will be a birth somewhere else. Can't wait until you bring your precious bundle into the world. All those baby photos :) You are the only young Mom I know. Somehow, only the oldsters of Sparkpeople friended me :)
    Love it when the cure for something meshes with your own plans -bonus that your workout buddy can enjoy it too! Hope that swelling goes down soon!
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    1386 days ago
    That niece is so precious. And here's hoping the rest of the day is peaceful and uneventful!

    1387 days ago
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