Oh Happy Day!!



6 years ago today I came #Home after a 5-month, life-changing stay in the #hospital. Many of you know that in February 2014 I became very ill. I went into septic shock and respiratory failure. My body was shutting down and I had to be on life support 3 separate times. I was told I may never speak or breathe on my own again. I was told I may never go home. I was told I could have a very fulfilling life despite all these predictions. I wasn’t told - but I knew without anyone saying it - my chances for survival were slim. Slim but #possible, and I just need possible 😉 I read that one way to work through #grief is to find a #purpose. #QOTD I would be lying to say there has not been #grief over my #health issues. I’ve also felt #guilt - What did I do to cause this? How can I alleviate the burden on my #Mom and those who care for me? Of course I’ve played the #WhatIf game. But there is also #forgiveness - Recognizing the pain and loving in spite of it. Loving myself just as I am scars and all. Often through painful experiences we find out how #strong we really are 💪🏻 And maybe we find a #purpose. My work here wasn’t done. Revisiting this day #then (left) and memorializing #now (right) is a #celebration of #life, #love, #hope, and #faith. It’s a celebration of #teamwork, #perseverance, #selflessness, and #community ❤️ It’s a day of #gratitude and #appreciation. I’m so lucky to have the love and encouragement of #TeamAlli who continue to walk with me through this journey! It’s a day to say #ThankYou and #ILoveYou ❤️ Each day is a #gift, and the most important gift we have is each other. Whatever #difficulties you are facing, there is always #hope. #StayStrong 💪🏻 This I know is #true: Despite all #predictions, I am here, and I will #live and #love and try my best to make the world a better place with all that I have for as long as I have ❤️

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