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  • June 2011
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Putting Things Into Perspective

Good Morning!

We are almost to a LONG weekend! Woohoo- I cannot wait. We are planning a little trip for the weekend to celebrate the 4th, so I’m definitely looking forward to Friday afternoon getting here! It will be a trip very similar to the one we too last 4th of July..and I’m sure we will have just as much fun…if not more 😉

(Actually July 4th, 2010 was shortly before we got engaged!! 😀 Craig was in the middle of planning the whole engagement (of course- I had NO idea) & he actually purchased my ring that weekend! What good memories :D)

I actually might not have to go into work at all, only because I’m having my CAT scan Friday morning at 8:30am. They say it’s only like a 30 minute test (not too bad!) & if I’m feeling ok after drinking the fluid that you have to drink (it’s chalk-like…oh yummy) then I will head back to work…can’t be too bad since we get out at noon. But I’m not sure how I will be feeling. I have had a CAT scan before, but it was a few years ago so I don’t remember it that well.

Yesterday was a pretty touching day. It really put all of my issues & problems with my Crohn’s disease into perspective. Around 10am yesterday morning I received a text from Craig that said “I love you.” This is not out of the ordinary, as we text each other here and there all day when we are at work. But usually it’s something funny, a reminder, or just a ‘hi & I miss you’ kind of text.

As soon as I got his text, I wrote him back & told him that I loved him too. But then he sent me something that made all of my problems seem like NOTHING. He told me that one of his co-worker’s niece was just diagnosed with leukemia. Not only was she just diagnosed, but it was SUDDEN & she is now on LIFE SUPPORT. …she is not going to live much longer. Not only that…but she is 24 years old, she JUST got married 2 weeks ago…and now she is brain dead. This hit me like a TON OF BRICKS.

It is crazy because it sounds like where I am at in life- I’m 24 years old & I just got married..a little over a month ago. I can’t even wrap my head around this situation for this poor girl & her family..and her brand new husband. It breaks my heart. I just can’t even imagine what I would do…or what my family would do…or what my husband would do.

Not only do I have that story on my mind, but I constantly have Susan on my mind. She was also diagnosed with cancer. A beautiful, healthy, 25 year old battling cancer. It just BLOWS MY MIND. But the good news is that Susan is VERY strong & I know she will fight it!!

Needless to say, this made me think of everything that I’m thankful for…even the smallest things that I tend to overlook on a daily basis. Like how thankful I am just to be able to wake up & go to bed in the comfort of my bed…little things like that. And of course it makes me SO thankful for everyone in my life.

My husband:


^my hubby at my surprise shower…back in December 2010

My family:

My Dad


My Mom & my 2 sisters


My cousins (with my sisters & I) who are are more like sisters

The CUTEST nephew a girl could ask for:


^Ethan

My ‘new’ family- My in-laws 🙂 :

& My friends:

^one of my very best friends- Cori & I


^another one of my best friends- Lea

And SO MANY OTHER people in my life, but of course I do not have enough room on the blog to list them all. But really I am SO grateful. I have SO MANY THINGS to be grateful in my life.

Honestly these recent events have just made me realize that my problems are so small compared to the problems & issues that other people have. I’ve heard the saying ‘There is always someone out there worse off than you are. There are always people with bigger problems that you.‘ That is SO true.

Compared to these other events going on in people’s lives, my Crohn’s disease issues are so small.

Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in your own issues, and you forget that in comparison to things, it’s really only a small issue that you CAN work through. Sometimes it might take a little while, but it’s do-able! With the right people for support, it can make things even easier. 🙂 I’m really lucky to have such a caring husband & parents that are by my side through all of this. I don’t know what I would do without them.

Anyways, sorry, I kind of went on about that…but I guess it just really hit me! I don’t want to make this post too long, so I’ll end it here. If you made it through the whole thing, thanks. 😀 I hope you can relate.

I will catch ya later! Tomorrow is FINALLY Friday- YAY!!

Questions for you:
1. Have you ever had something really hit you hard & kind of put your own life & issues into perspective?
2. Have you ever had a CAT scan? What was it for?
3. What is one thing that happened lately that you are really grateful for?