Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year Resolution

This year has to be better than ever! I am proclaiming it from this day forward. I will awake every morning with a positive outlook on life, I'm a determined woman. Last September I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, basically I lose my breath whenever exerting myself through simple tasks such as long fast walks or simply climbing a flight of stairs. The concern is in my hearts' capacity to 'take' the extra load since it's not receiving a stable level of Oxygenated blood from my pulmonary arteries. I require an oxygen tank to deliver extra oxygen to my organs and am on medication to slow the progression of my illness. We don't know why I got this, never smoked, never drank nor did any drugs...but I've got it. And now, more than ever, I am living life to the fullest!

Other than God, my husband and kids are what give me the strength to be better everyday. Seeing them smile and hearing them laugh give me fuel to go on and get better. So, not only did I start this blog, but have also started writing a personal journal. One for my son, J who is now 3. And another for my little princess, L who will be turning one in few days. I enjoy writing to them everyday, about all there little struggles and accomplishments. I can't wait to one day give them their books for a special occasion. I'm hoping for their wedding. We'll just have to wait and see.

Much is anticipated for this new year. I hope we reach all our goals and that you do as well. Remember that God has everything under control and that it is better for us to put our lives in His hands everyday. After all, wouldn't you want the Maker of The Universe in charge of your life? It doesn't matter if we don't always know what's going on, as long as He knows what's going on everything should be just fine. Lets live a stress-free life.

"You have shown me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." -Psalm 16:11


Colleen said...

Hi Lizzy! You posted today on the PHA boards, and I thought I'd read your blog. I wish you a Happy & HEALTHY New Year! Keep up the positive attitude, I really think that helps someone deal with what they are going through in life.

Your daughter is a cutie, too!
~Colleen (Melonlady on the PH boards)

Teddybear said...

Hi Lizzy, I am known as teddybear on the PHA boards but my name is Deb.

I love your words from God. It is our prayer that someday there will be a cure. In the mean time He gives us the Grace to endure. Welcome aboard but sorry that you had to join the Phriends group. What beautiful pictures of your daughter and yourself. Blessings to you and your family.


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