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Monday, July 05, 2004
Tonight my family went to meet & talk with a couple whom have known me since I was 14 years old. My mom started working for them at that time and she is very close with the wife. I will call the hubby R & the wife P. P has been asking and praying for a while now to be Savannah's donor. I called P a few days ago & told her we had decided it would be an honor for us if she would be the donor. It was like she gasped , held her breath for a moment & then with a sigh of relief said, "Thankyou!" Now mind you, P has never met Savannah. R has came to the hospital on various occasions while she has been sick & was there the when Zack & Luke died. When P first saw Savannah tonight she propped up on her elbow on a McD's trash can and just smiled watching her. I had to fight back my tears so hard! To see the love that this woman has for my daughter. To hear her talk of going under the knife for her! To me, my being the donor is no big deal. I am Savannah's mom. Wouldn't any other mom do the same? And grandma's too. Wouldn't any Grandma do that for their grandchild? But to not even know the child... It is truly God's divine intervening. P is really excited about doing this. Her hubby is so proud of her. Her 13 yos thinks it's cool, her 16 yod wants to watch the surgery & her 21 yos wants to know where she finds all these people who need transplants?!?! My mom came over tonight and wanted details of the meeting. I didn't know what to say. I still don't know what to say. We talked about all aspects of the transplant and how Savannah's life is now. I don't know. I was very impressed with the both of them. R is a pastor & he made the comment that he preaches & tells his congregation not to be afraid to take risks for Jesus and to do the things that Jesus would do & now he is in those shoes. Irony is a funny thing! Anyway, I still don't know what to say! I am blessed!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Now imagine you and the Lord Jesus walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your prints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures and returns.

For much of the way it seems to go like this. But gradually, your footprints come more in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends.

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: your footprints that once etched the sand next to the master's are now walking precisely in His steps. Inside His larger footprints is the small 'sandprint', safely enclosed. You and Jesus are becoming one.

This goes on for many miles. But gradually you notice another change. The footprint inside the larger footprint seems to grow larger. Eventually it disappears altogether. There is only one set of footprints. They have become one. Again, this goes on for a long time. But then something awful happens. The second set of footprints is back. And this time it seems worse. Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts. Deep gashes in the sand. A veritable mess of prints.

You're amazed and shocked. But this is the end of your dream. Now you speak. "Lord, I understand the first scene with the zigzags and fits and starts and so on. I was a new Christian, just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with you."

"That is correct."

"Yes, and when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your steps. I followed You very closely."

"Very good. You have understood everything so far."

"Then the smaller footprints grew and eventually filled in with Yours. I suppose that I was actually growing so much that I was becoming like you in every way."

"Precisely."

"But this is my question. Lord.. Was there a regression or something? The footprints went back to two, and this time it was worse than the first."

The Lord smiles, then laughs. "You didn't know?" He says. "That was when we danced."

~ Author Unknown ~

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Monday, June 28, 2004


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If someone you love ever goes into a coma then you will tend to reflect on different things in that persons life. It might be something funny said, something selfish performed, a mile stone or anything. I was reminded of our last trip to Chapel Hill when I decided to get Savannah a balloon. Yes, she was in a coma but I knew she would wake up at some point and she needed a balloon to be waiting for her. In April my MIL went down with Savannah & I for her routine check up and to start discussing a liver transplant. One evening we decided to eat some place nice & just relax. My favorite restaurant ever is Applebee's & luckily we found one! Applebee's is a family restaurant/bar with the best food. They have balloons tied to posts throughout the restaurant and will give kids one as they leave. Well, when Savannah saw them it was driving her crazy wanting one! That was all she could focus on was those colorful balloons. When we got our food I ask Savannah if she was ready to pray & we proceeded to do so. Sometimes I will ask the blessing not really listening to her or I will pray a simple prayer that she can repeat after me. I was asking the blessing and listening to her because at that point she was beginning to compose her own prayers. She began by mumbling something that I couldn't understand and then said I want a bloon. Amen. MIL & I thought it was so cute that she prayed for a balloon and needless to say, her prayer was answered! Everywhere she went that evening she had a blue (if memory serves me) balloon following her!

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Sunday, June 27, 2004
WOW! Glad that is over! What a week. This is the worse Savannah has ever been. When she was 6 months old she was airlifted with an 800 (266 CH) ammonia. Her ammonia reached 972 (324 CH)Tuesday. It was like everything we have always experienced with Vanna went the opposite direction this time. Tuesday she spiked a fever of 102.7, white count was low and she was "spitting up", not vomiting. Every test to find the infection was performed & everyone of them came back negative. The docs went ahead and gave her antibiotic shots and through her IV to fight whatever it was off. She had an allergic reaction. Sheesh, then one ER doc heard a heart murmur. That has been passed off as a reaction to the high ammonia. So we still don't know what caused this episode & guess we never will. It is so much easier when you can pin point the culprit...
Stan & I were still able to meet with 3 out of 4 people we needed to. Savannah was naturally unable to have any of her tests completed. We go back July 21, 22nd to hopefully complete these. We did learn that Savannah's insurance has made some changes and the operation may not be covered after all OR we may have to go out of state to a hospital that has "made a deal" with her carrier to have the TX done cheaper. That is pathetic! So put that in your prayer list please. I will call the financial advisor tomorrow to see if she can go ahead & check into it for me so I know just how much fund raising I need to do.
tonight Savannah is acting like she was this time last week. I have quizzed her on everything possible searching for any hint of brain damage and my professional observation is that God has preserved it! Thank you God for your grace & goodness!

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Monday, June 21, 2004
I AM 18% HIPPIE!
18% HIPPIE
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I’ll back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don’t stink, man.

I AM 13% GRUNGE!
13% GRUNGE
I will get out of your sight. I'm pathetic! With my clean clothes, and nice smell. I think I took the wrong test, thank god, huh?


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Well, I am quiet nervous & instead of getting things done- I'm on the puter!


Which Emoticon Are You?
Renee, the emoticon that represents you best is the Winking Face

Well, hello there (wink, wink). Aren't you quite the flirt? Maybe you reserve your talents to the online realm where you can be somewhat anonymous and sly. Or maybe you're just great at turning on the charm virtually anywhere — online or off.
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Ok gonna go I am to distracted....


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Well, I am quiet nervous & instead of getting things done- I'm on the puter!


Which Emoticon Are You?
Renee, the emoticon that represents you best is the Winking Face

Well, hello there (wink, wink). Aren't you quite the flirt? Maybe you reserve your talents to the online realm where you can be somewhat anonymous and sly. Or maybe you're just great at turning on the charm virtually anywhere — online or off.
Tickle: IQ and Personality Tests - Which Emoticon Are You?


Ok gonna go I am to distracted....


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Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Hello God,
I called tonight to talk a little while.
I need a friend who'll listen to my anxiety and trial.
You see, I can't quite make it through a day just on my own...
I need your love to guide me, so I'll never feel alone.
I want to ask you please to keep my family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence for whatever fate they're bound. Give me faith, dear God, to face each hour throughout the day,
and not to worry over things I can't change in any way.
I thank you God for being home and listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice when I stumble and fall.
Your number, God, is the only one that answers every time.
I never get a busy signal, never had to pay a dime.
So thank you, God, for listening to my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love You too, and I'll call again tomorrow!

unknown

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What a great way to spend your 29th birthday!

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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Renee, you're a Golden Retriever!
No bones about it, you're a popular, fun-loving Golden Retriever. Adored by all and too cool for school, you're extroverted and enthusiastic. Your magnetic personality makes you the life of any bash. Since you're a true people-dog, you genuinely love all kinds of social gatherings. Going to parties, dinners, and other shindigs is the best way to add faces to your constantly growing circle of friends. But besides being on the social A-list, you're a confident, well-rounded pup who's definitely something to bark about. Pretty accomplished at anything you set your mind to, your sunny nature and winning ways make you one of everyone's favorite dogs. Woof!Are you male or female?
Tickle: Social Networking

I AM 14% GEEK!
14% GEEK
I wanna be a geek. But I'm not. Why would I even want to be one. Do I think it's fun? I should try writting an online test application at 1 am in my underwear

I AM 36% INTERNET ADDICT!
36% INTERNET ADDICT
I could go either way. Deep into the madness of nights filled with coding CGI-Scripts and online role playing games, or I could become a normal user. Good luck!







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Renee, you're a Golden Retriever!
No bones about it, you're a popular, fun-loving Golden Retriever. Adored by all and too cool for school, you're extroverted and enthusiastic. Your magnetic personality makes you the life of any bash. Since you're a true people-dog, you genuinely love all kinds of social gatherings. Going to parties, dinners, and other shindigs is the best way to add faces to your constantly growing circle of friends. But besides being on the social A-list, you're a confident, well-rounded pup who's definitely something to bark about. Pretty accomplished at anything you set your mind to, your sunny nature and winning ways make you one of everyone's favorite dogs. Woof!Are you male or female?
Tickle: Social Networking

I AM 14% GEEK!
14% GEEK
I wanna be a geek. But I'm not. Why would I even want to be one. Do I think it's fun? I should try writting an online test application at 1 am in my underwear

I AM 36% INTERNET ADDICT!
36% INTERNET ADDICT
I could go either way. Deep into the madness of nights filled with coding CGI-Scripts and online role playing games, or I could become a normal user. Good luck!







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