I lost my best friend that day. But I know I will see him again someday. And I knew, at that time, that God would take care of me and He has. I am not quite too sure what God has planned for me but I trust Him and I know it is going to be good.
I can't thank God enough for my son, Nathan. I don't know how I could have gotten through all of this without his support, love and help. He has always been there when I needed him. He mows the lawn for me, chops logs, gets hay for the goats, drives me to doctor's appointments if I need it. Yesterday he came over with a bouquet of roses just because he loves me - what other son would do that for their Mom!!
I have spent my time fixing the house, room by room. I have learned that I am quite handy with a hammer and a chisel! With Dad being gone, our two shih tzus have decided that the living room makes a perfect place to "do their business." So, I torn up the rug and the parquet flooring. Somehow I found Kevin, a contractor who has saved my life (not literally!) but has done wonders with my house!!! And now I have a beautiful tile floor in the living and kitchen. I got rid of the UGLY orange rug in the dining room which we never used and now I have my "sewing room."
Many years ago we had Bathfitters redo our upstairs bathroom, well, the paneling was starting to come off and it was getting moldy. Once you get started, it really isn't that hard to tear that off!! And, thanks to Kevin, Downy Fabric Softner mixed in water rubbed on wall papers removes it like a dream!!
Next adventure is redoing my bedroom. I have torn up the stained pink rug and will be replacing it with the wood-like tile. And this summer, I start working on the outside house. I am having too much fun!!
I had a part-time job at Krogers. For reason, I started feeling extremely exhausted and would have terrible coughing spells. I was diagnosed several years ago with Bronchiectasis, so my PCP ordered a X-ray which revealed white patchy areas in my lungs. Off I went to the Pulmonary Doctor and a brochscopy was scheduled. It was found that I have a lung infection called Mycobacterium avium complex or MAC. I will have to be on strong antibiotics for the next 15 to 18 months, most likely for the rest of my life. I am so grateful because I thought I had lung cancer, this is something I can live with.
This year is ending on such a better note that it began with. I finally fixed my basement and have had a dry basement for the first time in over 20 years!! Found out there was a crack in the foundation that, apparently the previous owners tried to fix and did not disclose.
When I found Bobby dead in the yard, I thought my life was over. In a sense it was. But, deep inside, there was a strong person that I never knew existed. God showed me the way and I know He will guide me through the coming years.
May God Bless you and your family in 2019!!