Sunday, September 03, 2006

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

I have not been here in a long while! I am so sorry to everyone! So let me see what's going on in my life? The last thing I talked about was my medication and the insurance for work, I was really worried about that. So I get my insurance it doesn't cover my enbrel but there is a specialty drug program through my insurance that helps out with those kinds of drugs. I got my medicine and turns out it is a lot better than what I was paying for co-pay before, the best thing about it is that instead of going to the pharmacy I get it delivered to my door! Wow! That's awesome!
I went to Botswana Africa in July it was the most amazing experience I have had, I knew that I wanted to go to Africa and now I know why. The people are incredible, the culture is great, even the food is excellent, haha. My favorite part was going to church and seeing everyone worship. I know its silly but there is something about seeing a whole church of people singing, dancing, with no shame or guilt praising God with all their hearts it was beautiful. It was cool to see how no matter where you are in the world we still serve the same God, we still love the same God, and he loves us. The children blessed us everyday, we had to walk about a miile or so back and forth to the daycare center we were helping fix up, the kids on the road would run out of their houses or stop what they were doing to run and say hello or to walk with us. When we were at the daycare they would sit outside the fence dancing, singing, playing futbol, waiting for us to come and play as well. We would play a dancing game with them, it was so much fun because all the little ones would get into it too shaking their bums, :) I am praying about going back someday, and am seriously thinking about teaching over there, not necessarily Botswana but some part of Africa. So pray that God's will be done, if I am to go then so be it, if he wants me to teach here pray that I will pass that last test or give me the desire to take it again. But these are excititng times, God is working in various ways, I was able to share about Africa at work with DD, I am able to share with various people, what a great opportunity to share about God!

Monday, May 01, 2006

I am a bit worried at the moment. For the last six years I have been spoiled with a new medication called Enbrel, it helps with the inflatmmation of the joints for people with RA. It works brillantly I've been feeling great, my doctor says I look great, my joints that is. Anyways, I have been using my current insurance for awhile but it expires for the Enbrel this month. My beneifts don't kick in for my current job till June. This injections aren't very cheap which is scaring me because I will not be able to afford them. Plus I don't know if when I do get my benefits how much will be covered. So yeah I am worried, I've been calling the insurance people, and my RA doctor but am not getting the answers I need. Its qutie frustrating. I know that if I were to totally not have insurance that it would be $1500 a box, there is no way that I can do that. So if you all can remember please pray . Thanks.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Its been awhile since I've blogged, a long while. I guess its cuz I think I'm always saying the same things, haha. Well needless to say life has been quite interesting in the last five or six months. I did graduate from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education but that road to becoming a teacher is a little delayed. In Arizona they make you take a teaching certification test well there are two, well I got through one but having troubles with the second, still. Its been awhile, but I think God does things for reasons, I know he does. In the meantime I got the opportunity to work in a habilitation center for people with specail needs, they were the greatest blessing. Every day no matter what, you were guaranteed to be loved on to be cared about, to feel specail by these wonderful beautiful people. I found that whatever mood you are in you come out feeling happy because God always finds ways to show you that he loves you. Crazy thing is I was going in to that job to bless them. My health hasn't been kind to me as many of you know and unfortuneately I am madly allergic to cigarette smoke, well a lot of my co-workers there smoke and they didn't care that it affected me. I would go in to work with bloodshot eyes it made my vision blurry. On top of that I already have dry eye because of my arthritis so I went to the doctor and he said I need to get out of the smoke. So very regrettfully I had to leave those people that I had grown to love so much, it was hard because it was such a great job. I miss Karaoke/Dance fridays with my clients. During the process of looking for a new job and getting my eyes better I decided that I wanted to do something that I love, guess what I found? I bet you can't guess! I found a place where they do private dance lessons! And come to find out they are Christain! Again God is good to me. Dancing is good for my bones and its something I've always wanted to do. Its been a blast, I was scared though to tell my instructor that I have arthritis because I don't want to be treated differently. Well today during my lesson it came out he wanted me to get loose but sometimes I can't, its not because I am nervous or anything. I would move my hips the way he tells me too but I only got one, haha. So we will see if I get treated differently, I don't want to be babied over ya know? I want to be taught just like any other person, my instructor was sad for me I could tell. I know I am young but again God does things for a purpose and reason. This one I don't know the reason, what I do know is that I can be compassionate to those who deal with pain and suffer like I do. I did find a job last week, it is in a nursing home. Again, I love it, young or old it doesn't matter I just love getting to make people smile. I get to help out with activities like bingo, sing a longs, horse racing, so much fun. I love just sitting and talking because there are some really good stories and such wisdom from people there. Does God know me or what? Everytime I think that I don't have anywhere to go he leads me to a place that is just awesome. I totally can relate to these people although they get mad because I can relate to painful bones, they are like, " you are too young, honey!" But I do know! I promise! haha. There is nothing like kisses from the King everyday, life sometimes goes in every which direction but our heavenly Father is always trying to get our attention and bless us with his little kisses.
Thank you God for your kisses, sometimes I don't even know I'm getting them, you are amazing and I am so in love with you. Thank you for holding me in your arms every step of the way, thank you for being my everything. Cela

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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Monday, January 09, 2006

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had the time
To call and say "Hi"?
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.