Mar 28, 2011

It's Official....April 6th

So I got a call from Jim from the Oprah show and it looks like the date for sure is April 6th. They wanted Dave, but he is just not able to go because of his school schedule. I'm going to check and see if they will let my Mother come with us.

I am so excited about this opportunity. I am so proud of my life, and who I have become and I can't wait to show myself off and brag a little bit. ;) My love bank is overflowing right now. I feel so blessed and grateful and loved by all the people in my life. I feel so thankful to have the amazing husband that I have and how he supports me and how he works so hard for me. I have an amazing life even though I have hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt from medical bills, and we have nothing, I really could care less. I have all I need with my husband by my side. I could do anything with Dave.

When we got married, we did it over his Spring Break, so we never got to go on a Honeymoon. We were planning to go somewhere nice that summer, but a month after we got married I got deathly ill. From there the medical bills piled up, and we were never able to do so. We had to move into a little bedroom in Dave's parents home because we couldn't afford rent. We have never gone on a vacation since we have been married and we just celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Through all of this I can honestly say I have never been happier. Things are a challenge and are hard every day, but I am so thankful for what I have. I can do anything in life as long as I have my husband by my side.

Dave goes to school for 12 hours a day and gets on the Dean's list every semester. He blows my mind with how hard he works for me. I remember when I was in the hospital he would go to school, come to the hospital and stay until 10 and then drive home and sleep, and wake up and do it all over again. He never complained, he never whined, and he was there for me 24/7. I don't know how I was blessed with the husband I have, but I am so thankful that my Heavenly Father loved me enough to send him to me. He calls me his "Bestie" and I really am. He is my best friend, and I owe my life to that man. Dave is the strongest man I have ever met. He thinks I am made of Gold and treats me like I am a Queen. I can't believe I am this lucky. Even though we have nothing, I wake up every day so happy because he is by my side.

I feel so honored that people loved my story enough to want to know about my life. That in some way I touched people in this world. I can't explain how thankful I am for that. If people only knew how much they touch me. I have been so blessed with such amazing friends and I am so thankful for all of you. You all teach me so much, and remind me of just how lucky I am to be alive. I know fighting as hard as I did to stay alive was the right thing. I want to continue to live as long as God will let me. I love life. I love every thing about it. It's hard and draining, and exhausting, but thrilling, and fun, and the greatest thing ever.

I love my husband, I love my Heavenly Father, and I love my friends and family. Even though I don't have money, my love bank is full and my heart is so big. I'm so thankful for the life I have. I hope when I go back on the Oprah show I can show that, and express just how thankful I am for all that I have been given.