Friday, April 30, 2010

The Day I Heard "You have MS"

Many have asked me to write the story of how I heard those words, "You have MS".

I  had lost my vision in one eye, Optic Neuritis, which only lasted one week.  I noticed I was numb in one arm, earlier.  Thought nothing of it.  Strange but I was young!

Six months later, I had double vision and went numb on one side of my body.  Dad said, you have to go to Doctor, even if it is Thanksgiving weekend.  My parents took me to an eye Doctor, he told Dad, it looks like MS to him.

Dad got very upset but would not tell me.  I said it is my body, tell me!  When he said MS, I thought of Jerry Lewis' kids, which is Muscular Dystrophy?  It is confused a lot.

We went to my Aunt Rene's house.  I saw her bedridden,  from Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I started crying.  I thought I do not want to be bedridden.  The only time, I ever cried, that I remember.

I was young,  felt I will be fine.  The MS symptoms went away for several years after that.  There were no tests, 30 years ago, to be sure.  The tests they did do, showed "No Sign of MS".  I was thrilled, it had went away.  Thankfully, I have not had eye problems since.

Fortunately I have had a mild case of Multiple Sclerosis,  I guess.   I really do not remember much of a life without MS.   I call it one of life's challenges.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Song of Life

                       Quietly, silently, in a hidden part,                                          

reaching down, deep inside, in the center of my heart,
lies a song, soft and sweet, like a gentle caress,
a kiss of the soul, bringing peace and happiness.

When the noise of the world and life’s sorrow intrude,
I need to retreat for some quiet solitude,
then the song of my soul, like a soothing lullaby,
spreads its warmth through my being with a soft, melodic sigh.

The song of my life from God’s heartbeat sweetly flows,
the serenity and beauty pulsing forth divinely shows
so much peace and perfect love, spreading joy and harmony,
revives and strengthens me to continue life’s journey.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sauerkraut of Dad's

Sauerkraut is the correct word for this kraut, my Dad canned. 

It was so beautiful and delicious looking, I just had to make a picture of it.

He and Mom would chop the cabbage and pack it in the jars.  After waiting awhile, it would be a great additive to beans, etc.

This is a strange thing to post about, but an important tradition of our family.  We are losing this tradition with the younger ones.   We buy it now.

Remember your family traditions and what made you, the person you are!

Monday, April 26, 2010

First Birthday Celebrations

This is a photo of how a first birthday cares about his cake and party.

We had so many celebrations of my nephews first birthday, we are all exhausted!  He is fine however.

He did not care that he had such a beautiful cake made by a friend!

Maybe we should have this attitude, innocent and being taken care of.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sad Day for Me

 original post 4/23/10

Today is 5 years since Mom went to Heaven.  It is a sad day for her 5 girls and family.  I miss you Mom!! 

When I read brought tears to my eyes again.  All that have lost a loved one will understand this......

"I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again."

I do not want to be a sad post but cannot let this day go by without mentioning my Mom.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Dear Hubby!

He is 49 today, yes I robbed the cradle!  I do love him through the good, bad and ugly of marriage!

He is so special, they named it Earth Day, for his birthday.  haha

We are going to Gumbeaux's Cajun Cafe for his birthday.  It is a famous and local place to eat.   We have never been there, since I do not like seafood???

Happy Birthday to my sister, Teresa, she is 40 today.  My time does fly by, again I say.  Cherish your time now!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Nathaniel!

Happy Birthday Nathaniel, Happy Birthday Nathaniel, Happy First Birthday to you!  We know the song!

I could not let this birthday  go by without saying.  "I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by". 

I told his Mom, you will say the same when 20 years go by.  I do say that about my son!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thanks for the advice!!!

I have learned a lesson on spelling, I should not tease my hubby about his spelling.  We do reap what we sow!

I will keep this blog about living a normal life with challenges.  I want to write some memories down also.  Hope it will not bore you to tears!

I will keep  writing about whatever and hope it makes sense!  This is my blog, right?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I need advice!!!!

I need advice of where to take my blog.  I am not a writer, so do not have much to say.

I do want to keep this journal for my family, to have my memories, written down.  Before I forget them.

Is there anything, that would be interesting to read, for others.  I need advise!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is here!  My favorite season, new life begins. 

Husband planted these, he knows I love flowers!

New Life begins again.

Monday, April 12, 2010

No Cares!

Growing up with an attitude, "I can stand now!  I am about to walk very soon".  

Nate has grown so fast in a year, we can hardly believe it. 

We should have this, I can do it attitude with no worries!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Rock...

The rock I cling to....well this is a gift from hubby and son.  A blue granite rock I asked for.  I am spoiled, I only ask for one.

The point is we all have a Rock we cling to, during troubled times.  We will be fine, we are all in this boat, find the Rock to cling to.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Facing More Job Losses....

 It is tough now with our economy, my daughter and sisters work, went bankrupt.  There are many tears and shock. 

My hubby will be losing his job next school year, with the hope of something better coming along.  These are tough times but it will be fine!

This picture, is a happy time to remember, it is life!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Day!

This day is not about me!  We know.  I have a personal Resurrection Day, to celebrate.

I do not think I can say enough about being able to stand and walk again!  With my daughter also.
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