Monday, February 15, 2010

Forever Friends

So I know this is a total shock, but I am finally updating my blog! Wahoo! I will add pictures soon...

For the past few months I have really been thinking about a very close friend of mine from the past whom I have lost contact with. I have searched high and low for this friend. I knew for sure she had to be on Facebook because I thought everyone was, but no she wasn't. I googled her name and was shocked to find out she had a kidney transplant 2 years ago and that is all I could find out about her. So yesterday I decided to call her parents and find out where my little friend was. As luck would have it, she was there! We talked for hours. She really made me think about all of the wonderful things that I take for granted on a daily basis. She is 29 years old and truly an inspiration to me. She was able to receive her brother's kidney after a battle with dialysis. Now due to the transplant, she suffers from epilepsy and has had a stroke with bleeding on her brain. As strange as this may sound, it was so comforting to talk to someone who was going through some of the things I have in my life, like the strokes and bleeding on the brain, memory loss, loss of sensation in the arm, hand and fingers....I can't even begin to imagine what she goes through on a daily basis, but I am so grateful that I was able to find her again! She has a beautiful 7 year old little girl who she is fighting to live for each and every day. I can't wait to actually see my friend which I hope will be soon, but just wanted to share with everyone how much I love you and just how special you are all to me in different ways. Everyone of you has touched my life in so many ways and I can't thank you enough for that. I am so truly blessed for my health and the opportunity I have to raise my little Gracie. I am so grateful that I am able to stay home with her and watch her learn and grow. I truly feel like one of the luckiest people on the planet. I need to focus on the things I don't pay attention to each day, like walking and breathing.

I am going to do my best to start blogging more! Facebook won my heart over and I have neglected blogging terribly, but I will do better!

I hope everyone had an amazing Valentine's Day! Mine was fabulous! I got to spend it surrounded by those I love! Luke, Gracie, Mark, John...

Until next time.....

6 comments:

Suz said...

That is awesome that you found her! It is unfortunate some of the things people have to suffer through. I know it makes life unbearable some days. You are a fighter however, and I know you love what you have! We miss you guys, glad you had a fun Valentines Day! Give Gracie a kiss!

Michelle & Troy Satterthwaite said...

That is awesome that you found your friend! You are truly an amazing person Lisa! I love you!!!

NIC said...

I am so glad your back to blogging! Lost friends are one of the best blessings! Yeah for you! Give the hounds and Gracie a squeeze for me!

Bobette said...

Saw that you were blogging on facebook! Very cute! Thought I would say hi! Your family is so cute!!!

Tara Bergsjo said...

What a blessing that you found your friend! I am glad to hear you are doing well. And it is great to see you blogging again!

Heather said...

Yeah! Glad to see you blogged something! I miss seeing you at work, although like you I am glad to be done working and home with my girls! Your story is such an inspiration, it makes me want to catch up with long lost friends! Glad you were able to find her and catch up!