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

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve. . .I am so excited to see Bryan's face when he opens the gift I got him. I LOVE Christmas for that reason. I love seeing the ones I love get the things they want and see them smile :) I love the Music this time of year and being with family. This is actually the first Christmas since my transplant that we have been home to celebrate with our families. In 2007 I was in the ICU recovering from my dbl lung tx, in 2008 we had moved to Phoenix before Christmas & spent 2009 there as well. In 2010 & 2011 we spent Christmas in Oklahoma so this is the first year in a long time that we have gotten to do family parties and the first year we haven't had to SHIP gifts home to everyone. lol.

2013 should bring us many new adventures. I have a few plans and I am really hoping I can get them accomplished along with Bryan opening his own Motorcycle Shop. . .it might be a really scary year but should bring us the blessings we need. :)

Merry Christmas "EVE" everyone!! I'll post pics from tomorrow. . .well, after tomorrow. lol
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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