The day to day - Holiday update 2012
Such excitement about 10 days ago. It was going to be Christmas a week early! Sound the trumpets and ring the bells!! Not so fast. Patience required. #forKeith2breathe
For anyone reading this who is waiting for an organ transplant, you will understand how patience is the single most important trait that you can have during this process. Without patience, your world will be a rotating door of disappointments. Understanding that the process is one that is many downs and ups - yes, in that order, will help you get through. Not to say that there aren't amazing ups along the way, but it is patience that will help you navigate the many emotions and physical trials along the way.
Hand in hand with patience, I believe need to accept Grace. We all have our belief systems, some of us more structured than others. Some of us just "wing it" and believe that the universe will unfold as it will. Some of us believe in a higher being who has plans laid out for us, and will allow us to know what those plans are when the time is right. Some believe that the power of positive thinking, that intentional ideas put out to the world will affect change. Some believe in prayer. Some believe in massive group worldwide prayer.
I believe that there is power that can change things. I believe that we are all loved unconditionally and that while we may not appreciate the way we experience life, that we just may not understand the reasons at this time.
I know that there are many people out there, people that we know, and many that we don't, that are actively praying, thinking, hoping, visualizing, wishing and putting out to the universe for healthy lungs to become available through the selfless generosity of a donor, for healing for Keith, for wisdom of the medical team. To all of you, thank you. Such a simple overused phrase, that cannot begin to convey how appreciative we are for your continued support throughout this process.
Please help spread the word. We are asking for your continued positive thoughts and prayers for Keith. New Lungs. Life. #forKeith2breathe to trend throughout the earth and for me to get my baby home.