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

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thirteen Years

13 years ago I found my best friend who could see past my CF and see me :) He has loved me through the best of times and the worst of times. He sat with me for endless hours keeping me company when I had to do "clean outs". He comforted me when I was scared, and when I hurt. He carried me when I couldn't walk. He watched as CF slowly stole my life away and he was there to be my strength to endure. He was by my side every moment of my lung transplant. This is our 5th wedding anniversary since my lung transplant and I couldn't ask for a better life with a better man.

When I was young, I wasn't sure if I would actually live long enough to fall in love and get married. . .then I did. . .and I was afraid of letting someone love me, only to know he would lose me. . .but he told me it was worth it. . . .CF hasn't kept me from living my life and sharing it with my husband.

I'm looking forward to another 13 years! But I'll take as many years and I can get :)

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Jamie said...

Congrats! Husbands who marry us CF'ers are special men!

Rebecca said...

Love that! You both are wonderful. Congrats and Cheers to many more fantastic years together!

Crystal Locke said...

You are one very lucky lady. Congrats to many more years together.

Where to start to learn about my transplant!

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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