It's been one year....

Well...today is sort of a special day for me (and for my husband and the rest of my family I guess).  Today marks one year since I have been home from Walter Reed.  It's so hard to believe that a year ago I was so very ill that they thought I'd never make it home from the hospital, yet here I am.  I like to think I'm a little smarter, a little more positive, maybe even a little healthier (goodness knows I'm not any sicker than I was last year!).  I look back at pictures now and realize I even look better, not that I took alot of pictures then.  My husband reminds me of the first time I was able to get out of bed in the ICU and actually walk.  He took a picture of it and sent it to all my family and it was a huge milestone (granted I had to walk with the aid of a nurse, oxygen, and having to hold onto a wheelchair, but hey, you take what you can get).  So...yep, I've come quite a long way and not a day goes by that my husband doesn't remind me of that.  So...I spent a great deal of time around midnight last night being very thankful and praying (I'm very very good at praying).  Actually, it was very simple.  I thanked God for giving me this year and simply asked to help me through another.  I wasn't about to get greedy.   I know some people would say to be thankful and only ask for one day at a time, but gee, I think I just have too much to do here, too many people to help, too many people to love and I can't possibly get it all done in just a day....so why not a year?  That's my wierd philosophy.  Today I'm going to hopefully get some much needed rest and everytime I might start to get cranky about taking my medications or upset because I'm so tired and my usual gripes are about to start I'm just going to remember that at least I'm here and I am loved and appreciated and those three little things alone are more than most people have in an entire lifetime.God bless and many prayers....

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Congrats CA, people say you shouldn\'t look back but sometimes you have to just to see how far you have come! Let us all hope you keep improving.
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Greedy? I think not -- Matthew 7:7 says \"Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you...\"

Prayer \"is asking and receiving...making your request known unto Him IN FAITH....
Prayer is asking and receiving.
Prayer is seeking and finding.
Prayer is knocking and opening.
And when you find a closed door, you keep knocking until God opens the door. Prayer perseveres until the impossible becomes the possible.\"