Each day we will be posting our readers “Pot of Gold”. At the end of the month, one of you will win a $25.00 Gift Card For all the details click here.
My pot of gold would be everyday I have with my whole family. My Daughter was just diagnossed with SMA type 2, a terminal illness. Some make it to adulthood and some don’t. When she was first diagnosed right before Christmas, the doctor miss read the test and told us that she had SMA type 1 which meant that she had already lived out her expected life span. For two and a half weeks we were all under the impression that she may not make it to next Christmas. We had a crazy day when met with her new team of doctors as well as the pallitive care team. the 1st 3 doctors accepted the results that were on the paperwork, the 4th, a geneticist (our last apt of the day) said that it was a genetic test and that the other doctors had misread it. She did have SMA type 2. SMA2 is still bad news, it is terminal, and there’s no treatments but after those 2 and a half weeks, it felt like good news! Heavenly Father knows us and loves us and I am so grateful for Him, he took an impossible situation and made it so my family could process it and look at it as good new. Every ounce in a while it hits us, but I’m grateful for every moment I have with my little girl, for every triumph, fall, and for the enduring, happy spirit that she has. I’m grateful when my family is all home together and I am grateful, more then ever before, for eternal families.
My pot of gold is my huband’s health. We were blessed four years ago when he received a new kidney from UNOS(United Network of Organ Sharing). He is an amazing man and works so hard for our family. He missed very little time from work: before, during (even working while doing dialysis 3 times a week for 4 hours each time) and after the transplant. We have 3 wonderful children which I am also thankful.
All these posts are really good! Like one person said I have too many “pots of gold” and I truly am blessed. But the two things that can make me instantly smile or destress would have to be my 2 year old newphew or my 2 dogs. Getting a hug or messy kisses from my nephew or seeing my dogs excited to see me after work always remind me how much I am loved unconditionally and always makes me smile!
My pot of gold is finding that i love to workout!! I now love to run after my kids. I can do soo much more in one day. i also know i’ll live longer and happier.
Today my pot of gold is that no one in my little family is sick. With 3 little kids it seems like someone is always sick, and right now practically all of my friends have at least one kid sick with something or other. So I’m glad I can bring them meals and help out rather than having to take care of my own sick kids.
Keep your pot of gold moments coming!!! What are you grateful for?
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