Friday, December 30, 2011


Welcome to Friday December 30th. in my little corner of the world and a special day - a day to remember and recall my wonderful gift of life. 

Two years today I received a gift in the form of a liver transplant, from a total stranger, who I honour today with a thankful heart and I plan to SHINE in his memory.  

Without his gift of life I would not be here today - but I'm alive and well and have a thankful heart.

"So damn easy to say that life’s so hard
Everybody’s got their share of battle scars
As for me I’d like to think my lucky stars that
I’m alive, and well

It’d be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you set and watch go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me, I’m alive

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out is a blessing can’t you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
And I’m alive, and well
I’m alive, and well

Stars are dancin’ on the water here tonight
It’s good for the soul, and there’s not a soul in sight
But this motors caught it wind and brought me back to life
Now I’m alive, and well

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out is a blessing can’t you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life

Now I’m alive, and well
Yeah I’m alive, and well"

To those who have taken the journey with me - my thanks is very sincere and for those who have encouraged me to fly, have been my inspiration and tasted the cherries and other sweet fruits of life with me, who have heard my music and danced with me - my love and thanks to you.

I am going to stand with my face to the sun so that the shadows are behind me.

There is no more to say other than I am thankful for "Oliver" and I honour my Donor family and and respect their grief.  I salute too all the Medical and Nursing Staff who cared for me and restored me to health.   
5E nurses and 5F nurses you were wonderful.

"At birth, we are all given an angel, a protection, a song of courage. And all we need to know is that it is there."

Love and hugs and thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart - share my joy, my delight and celebrate my life.   
"No more talk of darkness"   I'm going to let my little light shine.

Love and hugs,


Joe said...

Congratulations Babycakes!!!!!!!!!

Linda J. said...

Thank you - I am ALIVE and I am LOVED and I am WELL - not much more to ask for is there ?

Love and hugs,

RellaB said...

Congratulations on reaching another milestone in your journey. May you always have a reason to celebrate. RellaB

Pam Traskos said...

Congratulations Linda! Your are so very blessed and have an amazing gift of spirit. Did you have a nice Christmas? I know you're like me and love decorating! It's in the twenties here with a couple of inches of snow on the ground...brrrr!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with love and joy! Hugs, Pam