I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fly away!


I can't believe that tomorrow I will be getting on a plane and be in Idaho! I also can't believe how excited I am to be going considering I will be leaving temperatures in the high 80's/low 90's and trading it for temperatures in the 40's/50's ~ But I am! I have so much to pack into my short trip home. It is quit funny that It will take me longer to get from SLC to Idaho then Phoenix to SLC! Actually it is only about an 1.5 hour flight to get to Utah. . . and it will be a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Utah to Idaho :) Oh well!

I have my meds packed which is the MOST important thing I need to pack! I have gathered what few 'cold weather' clothes I own, and of course stuff I will need to to do some scrapbooking. I already have plans to get together with friends, family and lots and lots of riding my horse (thank goodness for indoor arenas). I am hoping to somehow fit some of this warm sunny Phoenix weather into my suitcase~

*A Note* Piper got the 3rd call for new lungs. . . they got her all prepped for surgery and ventilated when they decided the lungs were no good. Keep her and her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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It's hard to put into words how I feel toward my Heavenly Father and the Savior. I have so many reasons to be thankful for what I have gone through & endured. Because of my trials in life I have gained a strong testimony of Faith. I have always had Faith in the Lord and in Prayer. As I faced the decision to get a double lung transplant I had to rely on faith to make the choice.....By listening to the spirit, I was guided to Pittsburgh where my life was saved. I believe prayers are answered. I have always tried to follow the philosophy of this: If I do what the Lord expects of me, he will give me what I want & need. That has always worked for me. I Believe in MIRACLES..........My life on this earth is a miracle- I prayed on my knees for years to be healed from my lung disease. I knew that through a priesthood blessing (if it was God's will) I could be healed. So many times I thought he would heal me instantly...my faith was tested as I continued to get sick and no cure was in my future. I turned to prayer....I talked to my Heavenly Father, I cried to him and he heard me and he healed me by guiding me to Pittsburgh and guiding the surgeons hands. I learned humility, and thankfulness. I realized that we need others to lean on and we are supposed to strengthen each others testimonies. I learned that the hardest things we'll do are usually the greatest blessings in our life. I was able to experience a lot of things during surgery and I know I had comforting angels in my ICU room. THe Lord knows each of us by name and he will never leave our side. We need to remember to stay close to him and have Faith that he is watching over us. I know this for a fact! I know that following the gospel will bring us true happiness- the world will tell us otherwise, but I know I am truely happy & living the gospel has brought me that. Amen