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

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Living the Dream

I kinda feel like I am living the dream that I have held on to for the last 25 or so years. I just wrapped on the movie I was in and that was an amazing experience all around. I am still in awe at the blessing I have been showered with the last few years. It is incredible. I know the decision to get a lung transplant for Cystics can be a difficult one. After so many exhausting years of fighting CF and eventually you feel like you cannot fight another day and force your lungs to take in another breath, going through the unknown and the fears of a transplant can be too much. . .

But if I had decided I was done and I could not fight any longer then I would have missed out on so much life that has awaited me. I got to ride my horse Pixydust, I got to celebrate 4 more wedding anniversaries with my husband, I got to travel across the country, I have made some incredible life long friends, I was reconnected with my best friends from my childhood, I have gotten to watch my niece MJ grow up and this year she starts kindergarten, I have performed on stage again, I have done Professional Improv, I got to see Bryan follow his dream of being a motorcycle technician, I have worked in a casting office, was in a national commercial, got to know famous actors, and just finished being on a film set for a month. . . I am sure I could add a ton more stuff but as you can see there was so much life waiting for me to live and there is more ahead of me in my future.

I AM LIVING THE DREAM!!!

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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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