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A Roller Coaster of Emotions

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You know that feeling you get when you are waiting in line at the amusement park to get on the biggest, baddest, newest roller coaster in the whole park?  The one that takes you up to the highest heights and then plummets you down just before twisting and rolling and causing you to cry out to Jesus for mercy?  You know how your tummy feels all woozy and your brain initiates the fight or flight response? That feeling of fear mixed with excitement and bravery that you feel just before you find your seat and strap in? That's what it feels like when you wake up and realize that your kidney transplant is only days away!

Am I afraid?  Yes, that's human nature.  Am I excited?  Yep! Sure am.  Am I putting on a brave face?  Every single day!  I'm still pinching myself knowing that all this is real.  I am really getting the biggest and best gift in the whole wide world!  The gift of LIFE.  The gift of more days with my family.  The gift of more days to explore, love, treasure time …