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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tomorrow is my BIG DAY

Well it's practically here. My 33rd year celebrating my life on earth. Bryan has something planned that he say's I'll love so much. .and I quote, "that I'll poop my pants" but I highly doubt anything could make me poop my pants. haha!

Since this is technically the last birthday/life post because my countdown has come to it's end. . .I reserved this day to share one of the most precious things I love about my life.

I love a person I have never met. I love a family that I don't know. I don't know her name or where she is from or even her age. I have enjoyed another 4 years of life that I wouldn't have if she had never came into my life. Not day goes by that I don't thank her for the best gift a person could ever give another person. I don't just breathe with her lungs, but I also laugh, love, and spread awareness of how wonderful and special being an organ donor is. She is a hero that will not get any medals of honor or a schools names after her for what she did, but she will never be forgotten and she lives on through me. She is a part of life that I can not live without. I love my special angel in heaven, my donor, whom I know watches over me.

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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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