2014 A New Year A New Beginning


Now that 2013 is history, we can look forward to a new year filled with hope , love, and peace in all in our lives. With 2014 just a few hours old, I know this year will bring good changes to the quality of my life. This past year has been very difficult to say the least . It started out with me recovering from the open heart I had in December. All was going fairly well until around March, then my health started spiraling down hill. It has been an emotional and physical journey for me ever since. After months of testing , ER visits, hospital stays, and countless doctors visits, I am now seeing the doctors at the Mayo Clinic. My first visit in December was cut short due to insurance issues. After completing a full day of expensive high tech testings I was told the insurance company denied all the tests I had already done and any test in the future. I was devastated. Prior to leaving home they had said everything was covered. I have no idea why they changed their minds. So we headed back home, very discouraged and afraid of what it was going to cost us for the test that had already been done

After many calls back and forth from the insurance company and the Mayo Clinic, it looks as if all the test in December will be covered . I will be headed back to the Mayo the middle of January to finish the tests ordered by their cardioligest. Hopefully after all the test are in I will know something about what is happening to my health. I am confident I am at the right place for these answers. There may not be a cure for whats making be sick, but I think I will have a plan on how to manage the issues I am having.

We had a very blessed Christmas this year. Thanks to daughter Melissa and with the help of Lorrie, and Laurie, Garry and I was given the priceless gift of a DVD of all the grandchildren singing and playing the piano for us. Those grandchildren not only did a great job performing, but sent individual messages to both of us. We will treasure this gift and enjoy it for many years to come. At the end of the grand children’s performance they closed with a group song “if Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy, so Daddy’s going to make Momma happy tonight “. That brought back memories of when Rick was in high school and he would stop by the house with a group of his football buddies, and they would have to join in with the family singing the last song on the evening. With everyone singing “if Momma ain’t happy” I’m sure the neighbors didn’t appreciate the noise that late at night.

Those were some wonderful memories, but thanks to my kids and grandkids the tradition of singing together will carrying on. I do not have a good singing voice, but I do have a great love for music. That is what I want my grandkids to embrace the love of music. I sing almost daily with grandson Matthews. When Malia, Garrison, Kalep, Riley, and Jazzy is in town we always have a lot of singing going on. I have even got Garry belting out some good old county tunes. He does a pretty good job singing Charley Walker. Now if he could do a little Wiilie Nelson, he would certain score some brownie points with me.

I am looking forward to a great 2014. A year full of hope for better health , not only for me but for all those who are suffering and in pain. I will hold on to my trust in The Lord , for He will always be by my side each step of the way,

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Terri Sonoda
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 16:12:39

    Absolutely looking for an amazing 2014, and very much hope to be able to spend some time with you, my dear friend. XOXOs

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