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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Idea of a Good Time

I have really pretty much been riding Pixydust just about everyday this week :) She is such a dream horse. I honestly know that she was a gift for me from God! I am not sure how many times I have shared the story of her on my blog, but what the heck. . .I'll share it again.
When I got my make a wish I was just 10 years old. I wished for a palomino pony. I have always loved palominos (cream body with white mane and tail). The make a wish was not able to find a palomino and I got a bay. I named her Penny. Penny was pregnant and a month after I got her she had a filly. I named her Princess was Sorrel.

Well I decided to breed Princess the year before I got really sick because Princess was turning 17 and I knew I would need another horse soon. So we bred Princess in 2006. Horses gestation is like a whole year.

Spring of 2007 was when I took a turn for the worse. I was put on 24/7 oxygen and was told I only had months to live. I remember sitting out by the pasture with my oxygen, early in the mornings watching Princess, rubbing her HUGE belly and hoping my new baby colt would come soon. Shortly after my life seemed to be shattered with the news of my 'short life ahead' Princess had her baby. I was actually in Salt Lake City the day she was born. I had just been through an initial appointment where I was rejected as a transplant candidate. The timing was impeccable. It was just what I needed to bring my spirits up. When I saw her for the first time I couldn't believe it! After waiting my entire life I finally had my Palomino. Pixydust was absolutely the one thing I wanted to live to enjoy. I knew the moment she came into my life that I was not going to die. It's crazy maybe, but she was my sign, my gift from Heavenly Father promising me that I had more life to live. The happiness that she has brought me is such a blessing and every time I ride her I thank my Donor. My Donor gave me back my life!





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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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