Monday, December 31, 2012

Reflections of 2012--Take 2

    I’ve got to tell you. I wrote a post this morning about my reflections of 2012 and after
A half of a page I reread it, and to be completely honest, I was depressed. I thought about the many times I have received emails about my positive attitude, but from what I was writing it wasn't positive at all.  Although I won’t act like this year has been perfect, but still at the end of the day I have to say this. This is the life the God choose us to lead right now. God is looking over our family every day, and we are right where he wants us to be right now. I can tell you now if I didn't have my trust in God , I think I would honestly be crazy….seriously! 

Although Jason did not get his donor heart this  year (which there’s still time!)  I know God is still waiting you just the perfect time for Jason to get his donor heart. Now I’d be lying if I said I don’t pray that Jason will get a heart soon, matter of fact I asked him yesterday, but as soon as the word escaped my lips I was saying to myself… in God’s time.
Within this year I have to say that I have met some wonderful, amazing people. I love it—I NEVER

get tired of receiving emails of people I don’t even know, they warm my heart  beyond words …

And my Angels?? Yeah, I've had lots of them this year on earth  and every single one holds a special

Place in my heart—to me , things happen for a reason, you meet everyone for a reason plain and simple.  It is so neat to look back and see how God works—its just amazing…
Lastly I will say…bring it on 2013!!! I hope you will be an exciting awesome year!!

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Old Post: Reflections of 2011

Reflections of 2011

As we begin 2012, I can’t help to remember some great events of 2011. First and foremost, I want to Thank God for continuing to watch over Jason every single day. Secondly? ...All the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at MCV. That they have been wonderful is almost an understatement…They have been better than wonderful. It really means a lot to me for them to care about Jason’s health as much as I do.
In May of 2011 Jason and I moved in together. That was HUGE for me. In a perfect world, especially since we have kids we would have continued to live separately until we got married, but what can I say... CHF happens! I felt that it was no longer safe for Jason too live by himself, when there were so many things that could happen. So he moved in, and surprisingly enough I’ve adjusted well…lol. I only work 10 minutes from my house and My father had to moved in 2 years ago, so there is always someone there to watch over him when I’m not there. Not so much now, but It really helped out when Jason came home from the hospital.
...and if you are wondering…we will soon be heading down the road of blissful matrimony, but not quite yet. (but I’m Waiting ..Jason..Hint Hint!)I know he’s here to stay, and he knows I’m not going anywhere. If the CHF and LVAD and everything that comes with it didn’t scare me…nothing will!
I’ve defiantly got to mention all the wonderful people we have met in our LVAD journey. They have been so awesome. When I began this journey with Jason a few weeks Pre- LVAD, I could only count on one hand the support We had. While that meant the world to me, Post –LVAD has been mind blowing! I’ve got to say Facebook is been wonderful. You have so many groups to choose from and everyone is SO sweet! We are still trying to get there with Twitter, but I have full faith that we will in 2012.
Unfortunately, Jason did not get a donor heart in 2011. Again, I will say that I have faith that 2012 will be a great year for us. If he doesn't get one in 2012, I will hold strong to my faith and in the belief that God will lead a to the perfect donor when the time is right.
I hope that 2012 will be a year to create more awareness of LVADS and organ donation and everything else in between. So celebrate the upcoming New Year with a new drive, continued faith, and of course..a lotta love!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Custom Made LVAD Holsters by Tessie Cox

 Tessie is a fellow LVADer. She has come up with a way for other LVADers to finally be comfortable!! She will make them in any color/pattern you like. She will be selling these for 25.00 (cheap price to be comfortable huh?) I've already got Jason a camo one on order!!! If you are interested please email her @

*Great Idea Tessie!!!