A Mother’s Poignant and Inspiring Tribute to Her Baby, ‘Lucy’

September 20th, 2014 No comments

Shared by Louise McMillan, FB

Thanks from Lucy’s Mom:
I wanted to take a moment to talk about my Lucy and try to give you all the chance to know her in a way you may not. Lucy was a light. She had the most gorgeous red hair, and beautiful smile I’ve ever seen, she would light up a room in a heart beat. she was a fighter, and brave. Brave unlike anyone I have ever known. She had such little understanding as to what was happening to her on a day to day basis yet if she was able and awake enough she would look at you and smile and fill your heart with so much love you could just burst. For the last 6 months my husband and I stood by her bedside watching drastic ups and downs never knowing if tomorrow would be better or worse than yesterday, and quite frankly I don’t know how she did it. Lucy endured more in her 6 months of life than most people go through in a lifetime and I owe her, I owe her big! She changed me and to honor her the best way I know how is to try to share with everyone just how amazing she is. I have learned so much through this experience and who’s to say I would have ever become the person I am today if it weren’t for her and the things she taught me. Lucy taught me how to be truly grateful, how to embrace the chaoticness of life and let the little things roll off my shoulders. Life IS very difficult, and i pray to God that we never have to go through anything like this again, however I know there are still storms ahead, but I have a new outlook that will make me a better person; a better mother, wife, a better daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

-If my little girl, as sick as she was, was able to open her eyes and watch her mobile spin and smile..then why can’t I wake up in the morning and smile because the sun is shining? There is so much in this life to be grateful for and so often we look past the things that are all around us that have the ability to make us truly happy, and we have to stop. We all need to give thanks for the blessings we have and embrace our normal, because our normal that seems so hard can change so quickly and become so much more difficult, so why wait for a change to happen to realize how good we already have it? Be the change- love yourself, love those around you, love that you have a messy home because you have a house to be messy- wrap your children in love, and when they’re screaming and you can’t get anything done… laugh and remember, that when it gets a little crazy- a little crazy is a lot normal. Find peace within yourself and know that you are strong. I never knew how strong I was before Lucy. From the time I was pregnant and found out about her CDH I was so scared, and now- now, I am strong. She truly changed me. The power of love changed me and I feel that is a very important lesson for everyone to know. We can change the world– everyone who was there today in body and in spirit and those who have given all the love support and prayers certainly changed our world. And that cycle can and will keep repeating! -I have to say knowing how many people came together in Lucys name to pray is simply amazing! Its amazing how she brought people to God!
I wish more than anything she was here, but my prayers were answered, Lucy is healed and pain free, and that is amazing. If we all can remember to keep our faith even through the darkest times God will weather us from the storms- he wants to see us prevail, he wants Lucys memory to stay alive, he wants people to come to Christ by knowing her story, her Life has such great purpose! and I want you all to know that my faith is stronger than ever, He has not left us alone, he has us wrapped up in so much love and has been providing for us through this entire experience, and through everything, I am grateful. Grateful-thanks to my Lucy and the Lord above for giving her to me to realize all these things in a way I never had before. I love my daughter with all of my heart. I miss her everyday and life will never be the same without her. -But God gave me a very important job to do and that’s to remind everyone no matter what is going on in your life he’s watching over you, he’s there for you, he loves you and please find peace in knowing he’s got it all under control, you just have to have a little faith. He’s got our Lucy girl and all our prayers have been answered, she is healed, she went home and she is dancing for eternity! God bless my little girl God bless all of you, thank you so much for being with us today

 

Adding Pressure to Psyche While Having Fun?

September 20th, 2014 No comments

Photo on 2014-09-20 at 09.30 #2I was glad to wake up this morning and find that I was not in college, not attempting to take a math test, not rushing from place to place to find a spot where I could sit down and write my answers. What a night!

Looking in the mirror this morning I saw  frown lines showing the intensity of my miserable dream of not being where I was supposed to be at the right time, not knowing the answers, they serve to remind me of that torturous time in my unconscious state.

Interestingly, at least to me, is that in my dream I kept trying to convince myself I was in a dream, but no I was more convinced that it was true.  Maybe this is linked to some of the games I have been playing on my iPad! Just thought of that. These games are fascinating and challenging but present pressure of time and skill. Maybe that has gone into my brain as being reality, and as  reality shows on TV have taught us, they are not reality at all.

That sounds right to me. I’m overdoing it on the games. I do a word search, Crosswords, hidden objects, guessing the phrases and a new one where I have to make one word within five seconds. I do rather well on all of them hmmmm.

Okay, for me that is the interpretation of my dream. I always feel better once I figure out my dreams. I can’t always do it, but today I did it as I dictated this to my iPad ,the very source of my noctural angst!

Thanks for reading. Happy dreams!

 

Not so sure about this one from buzzfeed.

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Some of us are just born cute, of course a good hairdo always helps!

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Beautiful floral painted staircase in Tehran, Iran .

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Right back atcha, buddy. . . you hava great day too!

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Note to self:

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Maude White, the delicate art of Paper Cutting.

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Creative people will always find an outlet for their talent. At least we hope they will.  Maude White, from her pictures holding her intricately cut works of art, appears to be young, with delicate hands.  I looked to see a band-aid on a finger or two but didn’t see any.  She obviously has mastered the exacto knife and handles it with the ease that most of us find in a pencil.  Of course if she errs, she can’t erase her mistakes.  Beautiful design work with paper and a sharp blade.

 

 

Maude White, http://www.demilked.com/cut-paper-art-illustrations-maude-white/

Never thought about it . . . but yes, she is!

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Stare at red dot for 30 seconds then look at blank wall. Kinda cool.

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