Monday, June 4, 2012

12 years later

if you happened to miss it, last friday was a blog hop for write.click.scrapbook as well as the new gallery reveal for june. the theme for the month was team pairings, and i was lucky enough to get alexandra as my pairing. see friday's post for her inspiration piece, here's what i did with it: 


every year, on may 12th, i celebrate my life-iversary, i was diagnosed with heart failure 12 years ago and the prognosis wasn't too good. but so far, things have proved otherwise. the journaling on this is very heartfelt (that's so funny to say, you wouldn't believe how many terms we use on a regular basis reference the heart. having heart failure puts a whole new spin on saying things like bless your heart...), i still can't make it through reading it without crying. i really have been blessed these 12 years, but i'd really like to keep going a bit longer.

14 comments:

Teka Cochonneau said...

Hugs to you Emily! So sorry you have had to go through this. 12 years is great and wishing and praying for you 12+ more. xo.

deb duty said...

This is really lovely, Emily. So happy that you are doing well. And I love that you celebrate this each year.

em said...

Every time I hear your story it brings tears to my eyes. So happy it's been 12 years and here is to 50 more.

Suz said...

Emily,
You KNOW you are an inspiration to me not only in the scrappy sense, but in the awesome human being sense friend!
Congrats on 12 years of living life to the fullest and here's to many decades more! You DA BEST!!!
Mwah!
Take care you.
Suz

Debbie said...

Love this Emily and more than that love that you are still here celebrating! We need to get together soon and have some fun!

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

I'm glad that 12 years on I know you.

Tami Taylor said...

I cry each time I read it too.. and it's three times so far. You're amazing and I'm so glad you made a deal - I love knowing you.

Monika Wright said...

I never knew this, Emily. You have such a joy for life and now I know why.

jesa said...

What a great way to pay tribute to your heart, self and tis wonderful blessing to doing well. Thank you for sharing this story.

alexandra s.m. said...

I knew about this and I think you are AMAZING!
I also love your page!!

Hugs~

Margrethe said...

I didn't know, Emily, but I'm so happy to read this post. Thinking of you!

ArlaMo said...

Oh Emily, how well I know the "deals with God" that we don't make. The ONE thing that stands out from blessings I received was the promise I received to see my children grow.

Just lovely!

Keshet said...

Oh Emily, this brings tears to my eyes. Praying for so many more years of such a beautiful life.

arleigh said...

quit it, now you're making *me* cry