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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Please Give Blood



"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing."  Wayne Dryer
I have been waiting for this Miracle Makeover happening for a month now! I am so excited and hope each one of you will stop and visit and most importantly comment at all of the participating blogs. Beverly.
Sherry
Susan/comments on Monday only please
Charlotte and Ginger
Kelee
Erin Hougton
When you leave a comment at these blogs you will be able to help Miracle Makeover continue to makeover rooms for many in need of getting a cheerful new look while struggling with various health related issues that are life threatening. Please help.
I tend to be long winded so today I will try to put into few words what I felt when I lost my unborn daughter Rachel Lee in 1987.
I was happily carrying this new life when she stopped moving. A quick trip to the doctor told me what I already knew in my heart and did not want to deal with. The cold, clinical medical term they use is "fetal demise". That fateful day March 27, 1987 took me into what I perceived to be a living hell. The doctor was cold and heartless, he thought,  at my age, 33, I was ancient and did not need to try to have more children! Well folks, God fooled him! I had three more beautiful children after that tragic loss. When God closes a door he opens bay windows!
I was tossed into such a mental despair, one I had never known. I found little comfort in my tiny companion "Casey" a little cockapoo I had. He would never get on our bed but he would stand at the side with his head cocked and his paws forward looking at me with soulful eyes telling me somehow I would survive.
Because I have a V.P. shunt inside my head for hydrocephalus the doctor said I had to wait to deliver my baby, a tiny light taken from me before I could fully know her! She was delivered by a kind and caring young resident on the evening of April 17, 1987. They let me hold her and I had my grieving turn into a nightmare of helplessness and despair. She was perfect in every way but sometime God has other plans for us.
One week after her birth I started to hemorrhage. I remember seeing my entire life flashing before me. I remember the last words the doctor told my hubby before I went out! He said I needed blood transfusions and the last thing he should think about was HIV as if I contracted Hep C I would be doomed.
I remember coming around later that day and a lovely kindhearted nurse was standing at my side getting the transfusion ready. I remember praying and I felt God's presence there with me. He whispered gently into my ear "It is going to be alright." I felt His hand on me and I knew I would never worry about anything that day because He was lifting me up in His hands.
Because I had the transfusions I can not donate blood, as I have been told this repeatedly. But I campaign for blood donations and if you can please give, because you are giving life.
I want to tell you that nothing is impossible with God and you should trust Him wholeheartedly. He is the supreme being who rules our world. Trust Him. He will always lift you out of despair and into His light.
I am praying for Charlie  and his family today and all the wonderful volunteers of the Miracle Makeover. I am a true example that miracles happen Now leave those comments, donate some blood if you can and trust in the One that holds this wicked old world in His hands!
"For by grace you have been saved by faith. And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God, not a result of  works so that no one may boast." Ephesians :-8-9


I am giving away a hand blown teapot from Princess House. It is a beautiful teapot with an infuser and lid and it is hand cut with the PH Heritage design. Just post a comment here and you might be the lucky winner! I will draw the winner next Saturday at 9 P.M. MDT August 20th, my baby boy's 18th birthday!

Take my button on the sidebar please! It will earn you an extra entry! Spread the news! Hurry don't be late, then you can plan your own special tea party for two or twenty!

Then spread the Love.  I am sharing our weekly Love is...with you. This rare one is in color and I love seeing mama Love serving the kid-loves and daddy Love their Sunday pancakes! What fun! Please join us and stop by Marydon's and check out the participates of this weekly fun!
This weekend is truly all about love!
 Please stop by this blog:
http://homeonthekansasrange.blogspot.com/
Doing so will earn them one dollar for each comment. Please read their heart warming story. Love to all!





26 comments:

Tete said...

What a touching post and I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. My husband always gives blood, but they don't like mine anymore, so I can't. Used to. Our niece had to have several years ago and friends and family went in to donate to offset the cost of the transfusions.
Have a great weekend- Tete

Sweet Tea said...

God bless you.
We just never know what people have been through.
Sadly, we don't live long before we are faced with
heartache of some sort. Women are soooo strong when God is our anchor.

Jeanne said...

Dear Anne, your story just touched my heart so much. You took me back to my experience that was much like yours. However, I too had three healthy children after that experience. I so understand your despair. God loves us and we only have to accept that fact. Thank you for sharing your story. The blessing of your children says it all. 'Happy Birthday' to your son on the 20th.

I have company and it is hard to spend time visiting but I am ready to stay up late to do my best. Charlie's story needs to be told so others 'like him' can experience the miracle waiting for them.

Blessing and love,
Jeanne

A Quiet Corner said...

Anne, what a terrible experience to go through. However, you and many more survived! I, unfortunately, cannot donate blood as I have a blood disorder yet my heart does...:)JP

Elaine said...

What a tragic and touching story..you are a brave lady and I know your faith carried you through this. My late husband always gave blood but I am anemic and am fighting at present to build up my red blood cells.

LV said...

Enjoyed visiting and your post.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How strange that I was thinking about you yesterday and meant to come by then but did not. Then today I find you on my site and I smiled and came over.
So sad and sorry to read the story about tragic loss of your little baby. This is a wonderful campaign and I am happy you posted where we can all do something to help.
I try as often as I can to donate blood.
Thanks for stopping by today I have missed coming by here.
Awesome giveaway too
Love
Maggie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your faith has certainly been tested. So sorry for your loss. God Bless, Connie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I put this awesome giveaway on my sidebar
Love
Maggie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Anne, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter...You are such a dear, dear person and I am so sorry that this happened to you...Sending (((hugs))) your way,
Cindy

mercedesscott said...

Thank you for sharing with us today... your story brought tears to my eyes; you have endured so much. You are resilient, you have survived. God Bless You.

Angela said...

I'm so sorry you went through all of that Anne! My mom lost my brother when I was 3 and I can remember even at that age what a tragedy it was. Seems like she had to have a blood transfusion at that time to. Years ago I used to give blood when my work participated in blood drives. I am an O+. I tell you want I'm going to do. Once my kids get back into school and I get some things back to normal around here I will make a point to go and donate my blood in honor of you and your precious angel in Heaven.

Hugs,
Angela

Marydon said...

We have shed tears together in our emails & posts over the loss of our precious angel babies, Anne. The hole remains in our hearts.

That's something I hadn't herd before. I've had several transfusions but can donate. Hmmm, wonder why the difference.

It is hard to believe how many Love Is... there are out there. You & Tetehave so many I don't have.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend.
Love you ~
Marydon

designgivesback.com said...

Anne, my friend, you have survived so much! And you are beautiful and compassionate and kind to show for it!!! You have a patina that only comes with enduring and growing and understanding the poignancy of life.

Thank-you for this lovely Miracle Makeover post.

Your Design Angel Wings are lavender and purple damask!

In Gratitude,

Kelee & Charlie

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Anne
What a touching post..I am so sorry for your loss. Blood donation is such an important gift to give. I have required one transfusion and my youngest son has had 3 open heart surgeries so we are very thankful people took to time to give the gift of life. Thank you for stopping by tonight and commenting on my Vintage jewelry post. Have a wonderful weekend!

Wanda

Pat said...

Thank you for sharing your story. God bless you!

Linda Stubbs said...

I love you Anne, thank you for sharing your story.........and about the Miracle Makeover. Sorry for the loss of your precious little girl. Sounds like it was a very tough time for you, I see why you understood so well about Ellianna. Hannah misses her so!

Hope your day is a blessed one!
Hugs, Linda

Jenny's Heart said...

God Bless You!
I cannot imagine the pain you felt, and oh how God provides, your 3 blessings are living proof.
What a blessing you are to me today.

Rebecca said...

Blessings to you sweet friend. We just never truly know what others are experiencing...do we?

About your comment on my bloggie...

Sadly...I am NOT always sweet and kind. I wish I was. But then...I would have no need for my Savior.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your loving heart towards others. It matters.

Love, Rebecca

bj said...

I'm so sorry you had to lose your little baby. Sometimes, it is HARD to see what GOD has in mind. HE is always right, tho. I admire you for getting on with your life and having 3 more children. Way to go, woman.

I am taking your giveaway to my sidebar. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win a pretty tea pot.
I've got my fingers crossed. :)
love, bj

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Miracle Makeover is a great cause--and I did sign... I enjoyed reading your story --and glad you had a happy ending.. I had 3 sons --and got pregnant again (even though I had an IUD in me--which was years ago when they did that to prevent pregnancy)... I lost that baby (which was my girl)at about 6 months and one of the nurses had the audacity to say to me: "Just grow 'em bigger next time, Honey".... I'll never forget that comment as long as I live... I did not get pregnant again --and 3 wonderful sons was great and still is!!!!! But---people certainly can be uncaring.

I cannot give blood either --but my hubby does...

God Bless You.
Hugs,
Betsy

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing your miracle from God and for supporting the Miracle Makeover for Charlie. What a lovely giveaway you are doing. Someone will be very fortunate to be the winner.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Marydon said...

Commenting for Charlie,Anne. Isn't this just thrilling.

Love you
~ Marydon

Beverly said...

Anne, my heart is overflowing for you. You will be in my prayers.

Thank you for participating in this very special Pink Saturday. I hope your visitors will come over to comment and help us to raise more money for the next Miracle Makeover. The good news is that you can leave a comment each day through the 18th, and each comment earns $1.00. So, please come comment again and again.

Jenny said...

What a touching post. I'm sending you a hug and a prayer. You are so generous of spirit in all you do.

I've been leaving comments where I can for the Miracle Makeover. It's nice to help in a small way with a miracle.

Hugs and blessings.

Jean said...

What a great giveaway, don't know how I missed it.