Monday, April 30, 2012

Good

"Do not grow weary in doing good." 2 Thessalonians 3:13

I don't know about you, but I definitely feel like I need this reminder every once in awhile. It's so easy to get into the mindset of "Okay, I did my one good deed for the day, so I can check that off the list." However, God did not call us to do one good thing a day. Through Paul, He said "do not grow weary in doing good." To me, this signifies constantly doing good, not just an act here or there.

As Christians, we exemplify God's character to the world. He is perfectly and amazingly good, ALL the time. Therefore, we should do good so that the world can see how great a God we serve. So often, people (including myself) struggle to do good. It can grow tiresome, especially when the things of this world always seem to be beating us down, no matter what we do. In addition, it can be hard to do good when we are not recognized for our actions. The world tells us we should get public praise for any good that we do. Just look at the most recent news stories or celebrity gossip articles. If I'm being completely honest, I have sometimes bought into the lie that people need to recognize my actions. Yet Jesus tells us just the opposite. In Matthew 6:1, He says this:"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven."

What does it mean to do good? I think it means following the Holy Spirit in word and deed, always striving to live as Christ would. There's no specific formula for doing good. There's no checklist, no exact model for every single situation. Luke 6:27-28 says this: "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you." I think doing goodness is representing Christ in every single thing you do.

So I echo Paul's challenge to you today: Do not grow weary in doing good. Have a great Saturday!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The end is in sight!

The end of my freshman year is coming to a close, and I am in utter shock. It seems like just yesterday that my room was full of boxes, the walls were bare, and I was staring at my room, trying to figure out where to begin (both in life and in unpacking everything!) Now, my room is full of empty boxes, and I can't seem to find where the year went (or determine where to start with the packing process). I have had an interesting year, no doubt. From having surgery the first Friday of my college life, to meeting some amazing people, to trying to learn how to manage CF, social outings, and academic work, I am blown away by all God has done this year. I would be so lost without His direction!! I am still trying to figure the whole "adult world" out, and I have a feeling I will be working on this until the day I die. However, for now (and forever, really), this is my cry:

"I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom."

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I forgot to write a thankful Thursday blog last week! It was Diadeloso, so my week was completely thrown off. I remembered this week, though. :)
1. Louie Giglio's Passion City Podcast- I've been listening to Louie's "Boy Meets Girl" sermon series, and I have learned so much. I have never been in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Being in college, this is kind of unique. This series dives into God's intent for relationships, the most perfect model for us to follow. Before we can be in a serious relationship, however, we need to learn to delight in the Lord and cultivate faithfulness. I have learned so much about what it means to wait on the Lord in this time of my life.
2. Tie-dye- some of my fellow Community Group girls and I tie-dyed on Sunday, and it was so fun! The tie-dye came from a really good source in Colorado, so the tie-dye turned out better than normal. I wore my tie-dye tank top today, and I am so impressed with how it turned out.
3. Last Thursday of classes- today was the last time to go to Tuesday-Thursday classes this semester! I have loved my classes this semester immensely. I can't believe the semester is almost over. However, it will be good to finish up and have a break from school.

That's all for today, folks! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bear Nutrition

I went to Bear Nutrition today, and it was an interesting experience. Bear Nutrition is a health club that serves high protein shakes as well as gives body evaluations to determine health goals/ways to get in better shape and provides you with a wellness coach. I went with some friends after going to the gym (I know, I'm just being super fit today!). I had never heard of Bear Nutrition before going. They had more than fifty flavors of shakes to choose from, which was a bit overwhelming at first! I ended up ordering banana-peach freeze. It was pretty good! It had the typical protein-powder taste to it, but I definitely thought it was better than most protein shakes. It didn't have the artificial sugar taste, which I despise. Anyway, the point of this post isn't to talk about the shake flavors.

I had the body evaluation done, and low and behold, it showed that I am underweight (imagine that). It said I have a healthy metabolic age (12), visceral fat (1), and that I'm staying hydrated (which, as CF patients know, is a necessity!). However, it also said my body fat percentage and bone mass were low. The lady then went on and said that "they can work with me to think of ways to increase calories," that I need to eat between 75-80 grams of protein a day, and that I need to look into buying some of their many products. Now, I understand them wanting me to buy their stuff, seeing as they get paid based on commission and all. But I don't think my weight problem is as easy as just buying some protein shakes and some pills. How awesome would that be, to just down a pill and not have to worry about eating more to gain weight??
Honestly, I'm just frustrated. People don't understand how HARD it is for me to gain weight. And if you're reading this blog and don't have CF, you probably think I'm crazy right about now. That's okay, I understand it sounds crazy. I've heard from so many college kids how they're trying to watch their calorie intake and eat less so they don't gain the freshman 15. I've heard people brag about losing a couple pounds or looking thinner. So many are obsessed with not gaining weight that I know that my desire to gain weight sounds insane. What I would give to be a normal weight without feeling so disgustingly full when I try to eat more! When I do eat more, I literally feel like I'm going to throw up. It's like my stomach just doesn't like me. I've gotten to the point where I'm forcing myself to feel bad in order to intake extra calories. I've gone to bed feeling horrid several nights in a row now. It's not pleasant.

I'm not telling you this to make you feel sorry for me (please don't). I'm just saying this so that maybe you can understand a little more what I'm currently going through. I'm working on gaining muscle mass by going to the gym often, but I know that's not enough. I know I need to up my caloric intake. The question is, how can I do this without feeling so bad? Maybe I can't. Maybe for the next few months, I suck it up and treat eating like a job. It's not going to be fun, but something's got to change now.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The plan?

"She laughs with no fear of the future, for her hope is in me."

I pray to become the kind of woman who is described by this verse. For a planner like me, this kind of confidence is truly mind-boggling! I am the type of woman who carries around a planner, enjoys having every single detail figured out ahead of time, and does not like spontaneous decisions. I am not one for surprises, nor do I like spur of the moment plans. Part of this is because of my personality. I'm a very type A person, the typical over-achiever who likes to get things done. So, naturally, I like to have my future planned out. But honestly, I'm learning my future is uncertain-I have no idea how my life is going to turn out! If I'm being honest, this is a scary thought for me. I'm used to planning my life, but in reality, I have no control whatsoever. Which brings me back to the above verse. I'm praying to become the kind of woman who does not fear the future because God is reigning in my life. I can put my future in His hands and not worry about the uncertainties that come my way. What a blessing that is!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Macbook features

There's so much I don't understand about technology, especially my computer. I know, that's slightly problematic.

Well, we can't all be a computer genius.

As my graduation present, my grandparents bought me a computer. It's the traditional graduation gift that they give all of their grandchildren (Thanks again!!) Anyway, I got a Macbook Pro. I probably should have spent extensive time learning all the features about my computer and trying to understand how it works, but I didn't. If you know me well, you may be saying to yourself, "Yep, sounds like Emily." You see, I'm not the most patient person in the world. I want to understand things right away. I am not a fan of reading long, boring instruction booklets (I usually leave that task to my dad and then ask him to explain in actual English). So, naturally, I did not spend a lot of time reading the instruction booklet that came with my Mac. I jumped in and started using it right away, as if I knew what I was doing. Because of this, there are A LOT of features that are on my computer that I either 1) don't know about 2) don't understand how to make it work or 3) I know how to do it but can't figure out the practical application of it. For instance, this weekend, I learned that you can change the highlighter color when you click on something. I also learned you can change the various settings of the trackpad, like swiping to scroll, tapping to click, etc. WHAT?! There are about a million different choices for different aspects of the computer that I didn't even know I had.


So the lesson I learned? Always read the instruction booklet. Unless you can get someone to explain it to you. Then, that's definitely the better option. I will be exploring the different functions of my Macbook this summer, for sure!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Grrr

One of my biggest pet peeves:

People acting dumb.

Yesterday was Dia Del Oso, a day off from school for all of us Baylor kids. Basically, it's a day to celebrate the end of the semester and a successful year. I had a fabulous time with friends, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and day free of worrying about schoolwork. Unfortunately, it has also turned into a big gigantic party for many people (and I'm not talking about the fun parties). You know to stay off of 10th street, which is where many of the bad parties take place. This year, Baylor hired a bunch of police to monitor the area to crowd control. Unfortunately, a lot of people got very, very drunk. I saw two really bad wrecks, and I heard some pretty bad stories about the parties. Why in the world would you get so drunk in the first place? And secondly, why would you then get in a car and endanger your own as well as other people's lives? I'm sorry, I just don't understand. That's just dumb.

Another thing I don't understand goes along with the above. I don't get why people would not take good care of their bodies. We are only given this one life. Your body is PRECIOUS. Yet so many people smoke, drink, do drugs, drive recklessly, or harm their bodies in any other way with their actions. Seriously, someone please explain to me why any action that has the potential to harm your body is even slightly appealing. I have been raised to take the best care of my body as possible. For example, I know smoking could reduce my lifespan by many, many years. And my life expectancy is already shorter than the average by forty years. Therefore, I will never pick up a cigarette, and I hold my breath whenever I'm around smoke. I want to have the longest, healthiest life I can, and to obtain that, I need to take care of my body. It also makes me sick when people who have CF, like me, are not compliant with their therapies and blatantly ruin their health by partying or participating in unhealthy activities. It blows my mind when people think that they are invincible, that they can do whatever they very well please because nothing bad is going to happen to them. Just so we're clear here, NO ONE is invincible.

I'm sorry for my tangent! You're probably sick of reading my frustrations by now, so I'll let you go. Just please, please, please think before you do something stupid.

 Have a good weekend, everyone!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jerry's Transplant!

Jerry Cahill, a huge proponent of CF research and inspiration to many, got the call this morning that it was time to come get his new lungs! Jerry was diagnosed with CF when he was eleven, but since then, he has shown the world what it means to never give up and not let your circumstances define you. He has run two New York City Marathons, a feat I can't even begin to imagine. He is also in charge of the scholarships and grants program for the Boomer Esiason foundation, a foundation that raises money for students like me with CF to go to college without an additional financial burden. I have received a few scholarships from the Boomer Esiason foundation and am so beyond grateful! Jerry also has a series of CF podcasts dedicated to helping CFers maintain a good quality of life. The podcasts are always interesting, and I continually learn new things.

I am so excited for Jerry to begin his new life with fresh, healthy lungs. Please be in prayer for him as his body adjusts to the lungs. Recovering from a double lung transplant is no walk in the park! Be praying that his body doesn't reject this wonderful gift and that the recovery is as smooth and quick as possible. Thank you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog borrowing

 The following is a blog from "Breathing Deeply, Laughing Loudly, and Living Fully," another blogging CF woman. I haven't watched all the attached video, but I agree with much of what this blog says. I plan on watching the youtube video, and I hope you do, too. The video focuses on end-stage CF life, which I am nowhere near, nor do I plan on being close to any time soon. However, I know that many CF patients face lung transplants as the disease progresses. Kristie, the girl in the video, displays hope and joy, even while facing end-stage CF and all the problems that come along with it.

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"I debated about whether I wanted to write this blog for a little while this morning.  I decided, ultimately, I want to share my thoughts about this topic.

A few weeks ago, I had heard from some of my English friends who also have CF, that a documentary was airing about a 21 year old CFer, Kirstie Mills.  Kirstie was in the end-stages of our disease and was placed on the transplant list.  During her time on the transplant list she was also planning her wedding, sure that no matter what the outcome, she wanted to spend the rest of her life with the man she loves.

This is going to sound terrible, but when I first heard about it, I was somewhat relieved it wasn't playing in the U.S. because I didn't think I could handle watching it.  I have known one person very closely, who has gone through transplant, but I never saw him prior to that. I'm going to be 100% honest right now and say that it terrifies me to think about the end-stage of this disease. I don't like thinking about not being able to walk without oxygen, or not being able to do the normal daily things that I currently take for granted.  I am petrified about the changes that come with end-stage disease.  So, I was glad I didn't have the option to watch it.

Then, I found out it was being aired in the United States under the title, Breathless Bride: Dying to Live.  Suddenly, I had to face the decision of whether or not to watch it.  I, sadly enough, chose not to watch it when it aired last night on TLC.  I just didn't think I could emotionally or mentally handle it last night. I didn't even DVR it.

This morning, I woke up and realized that I needed to watch it.  My sister-in-law had seen it last night, and I was honestly kicking myself for not watching it as it aired on the television.  After preparing myself for the tears that I knew would come, I found the link for the youtube version of the show, and I watched it in its entirety.  Yes, I cried. Yes, a lot.  But, there was more to it than that. I was truly, honestly, inspired by Kirstie's story. She maintained a sense of hope and optimism through the entire transplant process.  She showed me that while the end-stage of this disease are just as terrifying as I imagined it to be, it's not hopeless.  There are days that are better than others, and there is still love and hope and happiness during that time.  It's just always overshadowed by the hardship of breathing.

Kirstie's story had a very happy ending. She has received her new lungs and is doing wonderfully! I want to remind my readers one more time that CF effects every single person differently.  Kirstie needed a transplant at 21, but there is also an 84-year-old man living with CF.  CF is not a disease that can be easily defined.  That said, the following video provides a wonderful look at what the end-stage of CF looks like, and what it is like to be on the transplant list.  I hope you take the time to watch it, think about becoming an organ donor, and also think about making any sort of donation (time or financial) to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation." --Megan


Sunday, April 15, 2012

San Antonio Fun!

This weekend, I had the joy of going to San Antonio with one of my friends and her family. We left at 7:00 am on Saturday (yes, college kids can get up that early on a Saturday) and followed the signs down I35 to San Antonio. It was a fantastic weekend, SO nice to get away from Waco for awhile. We went to Sea World, which has changed a lot since the last time I was there. All the exhibits and shows are bigger and more lively, trying to draw people into the many different attractions. They are even opening up a water park right next to Sea World in May. (Very smart, Sea World, very smart). We saw the dolphins and, of course Shamu. We also got to feed dolphins and see the sharks/coral reefs. Although the weather was a little overcast, it never really rained on us, which was definitely a blessing! That night, we went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. San Antonio is pretty much famous for their Mexican food, and this restaurant did not disappoint. There was even a prom group eating in the restaurant, so it must've been pretty delicious all-around! We tried to go to the Alamo, but it was closed. (Sad day!) However, we saw it from the outside, and it looked smaller than I remembered. Of course, the last time I was there, I was in elementary school. Everything seems bigger when you're younger! We also walked around the downtown area of San Antonio to get to and from our hotel to various locations. San Antonio is overall a lively city, full of mariachi music, antique buildings, and awesome venues.

For all you people wondering how I got my breathing treatments in and if I took care of myself, the answer is yes, I was a good, compliant CF patient and did every single treatment. I know taking care of my health is of utmost importance, even on road-trips and mini-vacations. I didn't take the whole shebang of equipment, but I did take my nebs, cayston machine, and albuterol. For Saturday-Sunday, I felt like this was a good compromise because lugging my Vest around would not have been pleasant or realistic, but I still got good treatments in over the course of the 32 or so hours I was gone.

I am so glad I got to travel down to San Antonio with my friend and her family. Road-trips are always quite the adventure, and this one was no exception. I hope you had a fun-filled weekend, as well, and are rejuvenated for another busy, busy week!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Movie Fairy Tales

So I'm sitting here watching The Princess Diaries 2, and I must say, it's a classic. It's a wholesome movie, without the sexual aspects or bad language prevalent in so many movies. Princess Mia proves Genovia that she doesn't need a man by her side to rule a country, but at the same time, she falls in love with the man that is supposed to be her "enemy". If you haven't seen The Princess Diaries 1 or 2, you definitely should watch them!

Honestly, I'm a sucker for a good love story. I know movie scripts aren't real life, but it's still fun to snuggle down and enjoy a good chick-flick every once in awhile, so long as you don't lose sight of reality. The thing with a movie script is that once the conflicts are resolved, the movie ends, and the credits role. However, in life, the happily ever after always has its ups and downs. Although life can be rough, it is so much better than any movie could portray!

I guess what I'm trying to say with this post is enjoy movies and getting lost in the fictional world, but remember reality is never like the movies! There will always be troubles and conflicts. However, life will also be full of great surprises and blessings :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, everyone! I've decided that Thursdays will be my "thankful" days, where I write about three things I am thankful for. Sound good? Okay, awesome. :)

1. Sleep- I've been really tired lately because I started on Periactin to try to stimulate my appetite. One of the symptoms of this medicine is drowsiness because Periactin was first created as an antihistamine. Today, my first class doesn't start until 11:00, so I was able to sleep from 10:30 last night until 8:45 this morning. Although I am still tired, I'm grateful for the hours of sleep I got so that maybe I can have more energy today!
2. Reading- I am so grateful I can read! Honestly, I don't know what I would do if I could not read. I love diving into a wonderful book, getting lost with the characters in the story line. Reading is such a fragile ability, and I'm realizing more and more how precious this skill is.
3. My CG- My CG (connection group) at Highland Baptist Church is such a blessing to me. I am beyond grateful for their friendships. These men and women are striving to love God and lead a life of purpose, just as I am. They hold me accountable. God brought me to Highland in September, and I am so incredibly thankful.

Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Job 33:4

Job 33:4
"The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."

Let this truth wash over you today. God knew what he was doing when He made you!! How incredible is that? But He didn't just make you and then leave you in the dust to fend for yourself. He continues to breathe into you. He is the source of life. We need him more than our next breath. Take joy today, friends. The Spirit of God made YOU, and He gives you life!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Muppets Time

My friends from across the hall went to Sam's today and bought the Muppets on DVD, so we are sitting here watching the Muppet Show hosting Steve Martin. It's like a flashback to childhood! The Muppets is such a classic show. I remember loving Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy, and all the other Muppets characters. When we went to Disney World, we saw the production they put on, and my dad always sang along with the music. He's a BIG Muppets fan. We went to see the Muppets movie over Thanksgiving break, and he sang all the songs for the rest of the break. When I came back to college after Thanksgiving, I was still singing the Muppets songs because he drilled the lyrics from the movie so deeply into my head. Sitting here watching the Muppets reminds me of my dad so much. And seeing Steve Martin looking so young is pretty great! Even as a younger actor, he was still hilarious.

So, here's to the Muppets! Have a fantastic week, everyone.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Good Friday is such a beautiful, holy day. It is a day to remember Jesus' great sacrifice. He literally gave His life for us! Who are we to receive the love of our great God?? I often forget how amazing God's love for us truly is. I get into my normal routine, being absorbed by schoolwork, friends, family, and extracurricular activities. None of these things are bad. In fact, these things are good things, things God has blessed me with, things that I treasure immensely. But if I get too caught up in earthly things, I lose sight of the power of my relationship with God, and that is what matters in life. Not what job I will have, how much money I will make, or how much I will know about this world when I die. My relationship with Jesus trumps all things. ALL things! May I never forget how much God loves me, that He sent His only Son to die for me so that I might be called a child of God. Oh great God, thank you for Your love! I am overwhelmed by your goodness and your grace. Jesus, thank You for dying on the Cross for me. You took on my sin and shame so that I may be presented before God as holy and pure. Only through You can I live in eternity with God, praising Your righteous name! I am so grateful for all that you've done for me and all you continue to do.

I encourage you to listen to this song by Kari Jobe called "What Love is This." We sang it in church on Wednesday at our Easter service, and it touched my heart so deeply. In this time of Easter celebration, this song is an amazing song of praise, perfectly fitting for this season of life.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

National Champs!

That's right people, the Baylor Women's Basketball team reign as the 2011-2012 national champions! There has been so much excitement around campus. People were begging the provost to cancel school in order to celebrate the girls' win, but no such luck. I heard that she got over 4,000 emails from students, asking for her to cancel classes.

 It was so exciting, watching the game and seeing all the hard work those girls put into the wonderful game of basketball pan out into the final game of an amazing season. I am SO proud to be a Baylor bear! We went 40-0, a perfect, undefeated season. There aren't many teams who can say that they did not lose a single game the entire year. Our theme for this season of basketball has been "unfinished business," since last year, we lost and were out of the tournament in the Final Four. However, this year, we "finished business" properly and successfully. Coach Mulkey, Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims, and the rest of the Baylor team played an awesome season, and I am so blessed to have been a part of their cheering squad. :)

SIC 'EM BEARS!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CF Walk 2012

Here is my letter for the CF Great Strides Annual Walk. I hope you enjoy reading it, and maybe even consider sending it out to a friend or two. Let's make CF stand for Cure Found!


Dear friends and family,
                  I hope you all have had a very blessed year since my last letter. Thank you so much for your continued support, encouragement, and love, helping me fight in my battle against Cystic Fibrosis on a daily basis. The year 2011-2012 has been a year full of change, excitement, and struggles. You may remember from last year that I was fighting an aggressive bacteria that caused me to need continuous IV antibiotics. I finished this treatment in August, right before heading to college. It felt so amazing not to be accessed to my port all day, every day! In August, I started coughing up tablespoons of blood, which was extremely scary. I had to have emergency surgery the first Friday of my freshman year in college. Thankfully, I haven’t had any more major lung bleeds since the surgery. I also received a routine course of IV antibiotics in December to help fight the bacteria that consistently wreaks havoc in my lungs. I continue to struggle with maintaining my weight, and, not unlike last year, the talk of a feeding tube threatens me often.
                  Despite the challenges and frustrations of living with Cystic Fibrosis, I refuse to let my CF define who I am! I entered my freshman year of college at Baylor University in August and have been incredibly blessed by the experience. I love being a Baylor bear and everything that comes with it—a Heisman trophy winner, an undefeated women’s basketball team, a challenging education, and a school that relentlessly strives to honor God in everything we do. God has taught me so much about myself, loving Him, caring for others, and honoring Christ with my actions. I have matured and become a more independent young woman since going to college. I understand more about my health and how to take care of myself, and, as always, I work hard to do my best in everything. Last semester, I received a 4.0 GPA and am striving to do the same this coming semester. I attend Highland Baptist Church and have gotten plugged in with a Community Group (CG). I have made some of my best friends through my CG and am so blessed by them. I am a part of Baylor Buddies, as well. As a buddy, I visit a girl at South Waco Elementary School for one hour once a week and provide stability, a role model, and a friend for her. I am also pledging to be part of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. I love pouring myself out to the community of Waco, serving them however I can. It has definitely been difficult this year, starting over with having to tell people about my CF and wishing to be “normal,” but I have learned so much about myself and other people.
                  We live in an exciting time in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, my friends. Every day, scientists are getting closer and closer to finding a cure for CF. The FDA recently approved a new drug called Kalydeco, which treats the cause of CF in people with a specific type of mutation. Although this drug only helps a small portion of CF patients, the company that created the drug is working ferociously to find similar medicines that will help a broader range of CF patients. How awesome is that?! There are four ways you can help people like me with Cystic Fibrosis. First, you can donate money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All money raised goes directly to the CF Foundation, which provides the funds needed to continue research and drug development. Second, you can come out to the Great Strides Walk at the Austin Zoo on May 5th to support those with CF. Unfortunately, I have a Spanish final that day, so I will not be able to attend the walk. However, my family will be there and would love to have your support, and I will be there in spirit! You can follow the link below to donate money online and/or sign up for the walk. You can also send money to my home address listed below (make checks payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), and my family will turn it in on the day of the walk. Third, please send this letter to one or two friends and ask them to consider donating money or joining you the day of the walk to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. Lastly, you can continue to be the amazing, encouraging people that you are to me! I am unable to express in words how grateful I am for each of you. Your thoughts, words, and prayers are always appreciated! Let’s work together to make “CF” stand for cure found.
Love always,
Emily


Sunday, April 1, 2012

April

Happy April Fools' Day everyone! I'm not a big fan of April Fools' Day just because I'm not a big jokester. However, I know some people enjoying playing pranks on other people, especially family members and close friends. Go ahead, ask me if I've ever pranked someone on April Fools'..the answer is no. Ha!

Anyway, if you've been following my blogs, you know that my sister and I are doing a different activity each month. Last month, we did a random act of kindness every day. This month, we are writing in a journal every day. We are writing about everything, from emotions to thoughts to frustrations, really absolutely anything. I am excited about this challenge because I know I'm going to be able to look back and see how I've grown and changed over the days, weeks, and months.

Happy April, everyone! :)

On a side note, Baylor women's basketball are going to the Final Championship game. Sic 'em bears!!