I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Our Newest Addition to the Family!

I would like to intruduce everyone to my beautiful little girl, Bella! She is so much fun, she follows me around, sits on my lap, protects me from Bryan (litterally, she doesn't like him hugging or grabbing me...I think she gets jealous). Thanks to the Gonzales family they gave Bella to us to replace Geisha who was killed while I was in the hospital just before my Transplant....she is filling Geisha's shoes very well. She is only 2 and has had puppies before- we are considering breeding her once to help with traveling to Pittsburgh. She is beyond SPOILED! We both really love having a pug again.....the neighbor girls brought 2 buckets of 6-8 week old kittens...MY WEAKNESS!! Kittens are my Kryptonite!!! But I was able to just hold them and kiss them and love them then let them leave.

I had Lung Function Tests the other day- Pittsburgh wanted to see how I was doing....I was at a 95% lung function!!! It's incredible- I am so blessed by the Lord to have such health- Great lung function and no rejection! I am happier and healthier than I can remember (other than make-a-wish & my Wedding) I am even planning on attending college while Bryan is at school in AZ. I am going to try for an associates degree in Drama/Acting. That was somthing I never saw myself doing! The knowledge will be great though and I always did well in school! It will be fun to be learning new things......except math :(

We are all moved in so you can come visit us......As long as you are not SICK! :)


Candi said...

I am so proud of you for letting the kittens go! And it's great that you are doing so good. How much do you weigh these days? Are ya going to the reunion? If so, have fun getting dirty and talking to a bunch of people you don't really know! HE HE

Nancy said...


I am so thrilled for you and Bryan. You have so many adventures and dreams to be fulfilled in AZ. Your good health and happiness is so deserved and I know you appreciate greatly all that you have been blessed with.

I appreciate your continued prayers for me, I know my time will come when He is ready!

I love your new addition, she should be a good little companion.

Please know I think of you daily and pray for your continued health and happiness! Nancy

Brianna said...

I LOVE the photos of you and Bryan! Cute hair. We need to get together. I hope you had a wonderful 4th. Love ya!

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