I was at the doctor for my 6 week postpartum filling out the some forms. I came to this one..
I had quite the wait time at the office, so during my waiting.. And
waiting... And waiting.. And after reading and thinking about comments
on my blog, I decided to write down a few thoughts.
The series right now at church is all about transformation. It has so
much meaning to me personally that I swear Pastor Mike and Keith decided
on it just for me :) Seriously though, my personal transformation is
very evident to me as I look back on the last year and a half. (And to
be honest, as I look back on the last several years!) I guess that's
ultimately what we do as time goes by, we transform. But there are
certain events in our lives that show us how exactly we should go about
transforming and which roads to take. Mine happened to be miscarrying
I am on the road to becoming the person I should be, want to be, can be.
I'm not there yet, but last August set me on the right path and I work
everyday to get myself closer to that woman.
There was a post from a woman named Heather on my last post. She gave me a link to her blog, her story, and I encourage you to click on the link below and read her story. If there is one thing I have learned by keeping this blog it's that people are listening. People you know, don't know, people you wouldn't expect to be.. they are listening. So take a moment and listen to her story.
This is what she told me about herself, but I learned so much more by visiting her website...
I am a wife, mother, and a mesothelioma survivor. At age
36, just after giving birth, I was diagnosed and given 15 months
to live. I knew that I needed to beat the odds for my newborn
daughter, Lily. It’s been almost 8 years now and I’ve dedicated
my life to spreading awareness of this awful disease. Asbestos is not banned in
the US, yet it’s the only known cause of mesothelioma. Once
diagnosed, most patients die within 2 years. I am one of few
survivors who openly share their story and work to spread
awareness of these dangers.