Saturday, January 15, 2011

Seeing life through new eyes

It only takes a blink of an eye. Let me explain...

This past Monday night I had a medical emergency. To make a very long story short I lost 2/3 of my blood. I was on the table of an ER room hearing people around me yelling we are losing her several different times. I could not open my eyes, my limbs would not move and I had no speech that would leave my mouth. I could hear bits and pieces from nurses and doctors talking around me. My biggest blessing at that moment was I could still hear myself. I talked to myself begging my heart and body to hold on. I remember telling myself not to relax and not to go to sleep. I begged my heart to keep finding a way to beat. I knew if I relaxed for one moment I would slip away forever. Having experienced many years ago a near death experience with the floating above my body, seeing the light and feeling very much at peace, I knew this time had to be a fight for my life. This time I have children to care for. I have my job that lets me go to sleep every night knowing I did something good for someone else. I have family and friends who mean the world to me. There was only one way to handle this emergency and it was to fight for life with every ounce of my being. After an ambulance ride to the bigger city hospital, a surgery to stop my internal bleeding and several blood transfusions I am so happy and blessed to say I am alive and going to heal from this. I am told it will be a long road with many months of feeling run down. Those of you who know me know I am a on the go at all times kind of girl. I don't take to sitting still for very long easy. Being told I can not return to work right away was a huge blow to my now healing body. This is a dream job for me and one I look forward to going to every single day I work.

Since starting my job at SVDP in Sept 2010 I have witnessed miracles happening around me. I started sharing these stories with family and friends. Each day I think how much I would love to write a book so more people can enjoy these miracles. This is not that book but a way at the moment to share my heart felt stories. I am even more excited to wake up each morning and see the miracles around me. Are you taking the time in your busy life to take in your surroundings and not miss the miracles out there? If my blog does anything I hope it helps you and others slow down a bit to see life through new eyes. Trust me it is worth it.

So I start this blog with my amazing miracle of life given to me. Please pass this blog on to others who will enjoy reading upbeat stories that warm the heart.

From my heart,


  1. I am so happy to hear that you have a job that you love! And I am even more happy to hear that you lived through whatever it was that was attacking your body! I hope your recovery is quick!

  2. OMG!! So glad you were able to fight your way back. The er might not have heard you but god definitely did. Hang in their my friend and take care of yourself.. Please listen and slow down some to give your body time to heal..
    And thank you for reminding me of the important things in my life. {HUGS!!}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  3. So glad you fought and your will to stay with your family was strong. Glad to hear you have a job you love. Looking forward to reading about life's many miracles! God Bless!

  4. Wow. I think that is one of the most amazing first posts on a new blog I have read. Glad you received a miracle. Hope you mend quickly.

  5. OH my dear Lord, Stacey!! You were kept here on Earth for a reason ... thank you for recognizing that and being willing to open your heart and share so much of yourself! I look forward to reading your blog and hearing from you more often -- you're right, there ARE miracles all around us, every day. May blessings abound in your life as you honor God!

  6. So good to "see" you, Stacey. I'm following your new blog and telling others about it. Thank you for sharing your uplifting stories.

    P.S. Waving "HI!" to all the AMR Girlz!


  7. Wow - very though provoking!!! So glad you are ok!