Thursday, November 18, 2010

I had no idea that a little post on my employer's blog would call attention from those around the globe. If interested, check out this link for my boss' take on my little project. The comments just remind me that these illnesses can impact individuals of any creed, race, etc.

On another positive note, my brother has been out of the hospital for almost a year now. It may have taken a while to reach stability, but he has come a long way. It may sound odd, but last week was the first time he actually talked to me and ASKED ME questions for a change:) He hasn't really talked to any of his siblings in almost 12 months. I hope people do not take these little things for granted with their own loved ones. With most other illnesses, you may always wonder the outcome, but you rarely loose your connections with the person when he/she is right there in front of you. It is almost like the person is gone emotionally but there physically. Like a walking coma. I cherish these few moments of solace with my brother. It makes me feel like he is at peace and that is more important than anything. Hope to be back soon with some more meaningful and thought provoking blog posts.


  1. Hi Amber,

    That's wonderful about reaching people around the world. I know when I just even share my experiences and people share there's from everywhere on the blog is cool. I have two blog friends Lil and Sarah who live in Austrila. It's just amazing that in a whole other hemisphere, there is two encouraging and wonderful woman that are going through similar things as me! It's all thanks to you. I didn't think anyone would follow my blog and I didn't know how to start one and you helped me. I thank you for that gift which means a lot.

    Also that's awesome about your brother. Sometimes when my Mom's friends talk about marriages and babies, I tell her why don't you tell them about exciting stuff that happens with me like becoming my own payee? Oh well, we each deal in our own way.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Your friend,

  2. Amanda,

    I look at all your milestones just the same as babies, marriages, etc. Those are just expected things we do in this life. What you overcome is AMAZING and should be celebrated!!!!