Thankful Thursday!!


Five years ago this month

my husband was fortunate

to receive a

lifesaving Heart Transplant

The doctors

had only given him 7 months at the most

Thanks to

the generosity of strangers

he is alive and well today.

One of my really good friends

is in the hospital today,

actually since Monday

I just saw her on Thursday

for our monthly Euchre tourney

Tonight we were supposed to play

our first baseball game

(another story for another time)

I just found out this morning

that she is in isolation with a virus.

You see about a year ago

her brave sister

gave her the gift of life

by donating her kidney to my friend

She was and is doing really fabulous

Back to work full-time
Tons of social activity
Volunteers as a Big Sister
and Kids Hockey Coach
Extremely generous with her time
and Energy

she really is amazing.

I am really saddened by this

as her spirits

will be crushed by this roadblock

A couple of weeks ago she broke her wrist

and had to have it operated on


all of the comings


goings to the hospital

has left her vulnerable to infection

I feel for her husband

I know all too well

the feelings of uncertainty

that crop up during these times

I have also been there

Be strong!!

I know everything will work out

and she will be beside us

at our game next week cheering us on

as only she can.

In the meantime

take care of yourself

protect yourself

be good to yourself

I want you all to be around

for a long long time.


Love you

xOxO Nerina


  1. Nerina ~
    Your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers ~

  2. Wow, what miracle stories, both your hubby and your friend! I'll be praying for her to recover soon!

  3. Such a moving story of your husbands transplant! I am listed as an organ donor and hope if something happened I could save a life. I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. what a truly great post!!! so happy you have your husband, what a truly generous person who donated his heart....hope your friend gets better really fast!

  5. I love the name of your blog! sending all best wishes to your friend.

  6. Hi Nerina

    Wow! Thank God for the kindness (and organs) of strangers! I am an organ donor, though since I will be 120 when I die, I'm not sure my organs will be of any use by then. So happy your husband is alive and well. I will send extra prayers for your friend. You take care of YOURSELF, too!

    Love and hugs,

  7. That is amazing about your husband...and I will have your friend in my prayers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. Nerina, best wishes for your friend. But as you say, she's definitely a survivor. I'm always amazed at people that can face these events as just a minor set back, and carry on with life with such vitality. That's fantastic about your husband of the reasons I'm an organ donor...second chances.


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