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Sebastian's Kidney

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      4 comments

Just a quick follow-up. At the point of taking Sebastian into surgery they realized that the kidney was not quite the match it looked like it would be on paper. Therefore we continue to wait. There is a gal who so far is a match that is conti... Read more

A Kidney for Sebastian

Monday, June 15, 2015      5 comments

My oldest grandson, Taylor, passed away 2 years ago from a rare kidney disease called FSGS. 7 months later my now 5-year-old grandson, Sebastian, was diagnosed with the same disease. A year after that my now 2-year-old grandson (all in the sam... Read more

Super Hero? Secret Identity?

Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

Even though I have had some challenging times in my life, none have taken super-human strength from me. I have leaned on the Lord during those times. He is my hope and my strength. I am grateful that I can depend on Him, not just in challengi... Read more


Saturday, October 25, 2014      2 comments

I took a selfie with me and the juggler but this is as far as I got. Not sure how to get the picture from my camera to this blog. Read more

A Trek Through the Woods

Sunday, September 29, 2013      9 comments

I tried to upload my pictures but I didn't have very good luck. However, I took a neat walk through the woods behind our house today. I hadn't been back there in several years so it was like a new experience. I found a beautiful swamp in the ... Read more

In the Arms of Jesus

Monday, May 27, 2013      29 comments

My dear Taylor finished his fight unexpectedly this morning and is home with Jesus. He battled with kidney disease until about 2-3 weeks ago when his kidneys were removed. Even though my son was found to be a match as far as kidney donor, appa... Read more

Thank You For Prayers

Sunday, May 19, 2013      15 comments

I asked for prayers for my grandson a couple of weeks ago. The surgery to remove both of his kidneys went well. However, after the surgery he developed pancreatitis. They kept him in the hospital a couple of extra days but he is beginning to... Read more

Needed: Prayers for My Grandson

Saturday, May 04, 2013      23 comments

My oldest grandson just turned 5 years old. In January of this year, he began to have some swelling issues in his face and neck. My daughter took him to the doctor and they popped him right into the hospital. He was in the hospital until abou... Read more

Plans for the Break

Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

My plans for the break between BLC's are to continue doing the things that have been working for me: at least 60 minutes of exercise daily, 6-8 glasses of water daily, and track, track, track! I would like to be able to be more active outdoor... Read more

Great BLC!

Sunday, March 10, 2013      8 comments

This has been a great BLC. I have been pushed by some of my hard-working teammates. I have been motivated to fit into my clothes better and it feels wonderful. I have moved past my goal for the 12 weeks and hope to lose another 4-5 pounds bef... Read more

10 Things I Am Grateful For Today

Friday, September 28, 2012      8 comments

What am I grateful for today? 1. Good health 2. Wonderful family - parents, kids, grandkids, siblings and their families 3. God is good 4. Ability to exercise 5. Ability to make wise food choices 6. Time with DH at our campfire... Read more

Plan for BLC20 Plus Photo

Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

I couldn't get my photo over here and don't have the time to mess with it. However, it is among my photos on my page so if you desire to see it, check out my page. Anyway, I do not have a spectacular insight or new idea for losing the we... Read more

My Goal for BLC19

Monday, April 30, 2012      0 comments

This will be short and sweet. My exercising is in pretty good shape. However, my eating is such a struggle. My goal this challenge is to focus on my eating. I plan to track my eating every day. My main effort is to be careful with portion s... Read more

2012 Plan

Monday, January 02, 2012      3 comments

I am actually excited about the plans I have this year to make improvements both in my health and in other areas that are important to me. I have made a chart with 10 areas that I want to focus on. These are mainly basic regarding health - 30 ... Read more

My First BLC

Monday, November 28, 2011      5 comments

My experience with my first BLC has been very positive. I didn't lose much weight but have been encouraged to keep going on it. I had been trying to decide whether or not I wanted to lose any more weight or just work at staying where I am. A... Read more

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