Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Can't Imagine....

It's been a while since I have been sick, but this past 7-8 days has really taken it's toll on me!! I figured after spending months in the hospital, my body must have built up a resistance to "bugs", because I just don't get sick too often!

Well...although I just keep chuggin', this past week has really took me back to Haley's final days. I try to continue with my work day, work out routine, taking Brenna here and there, because I truly DON'T like to complain about not feeling well. I watched her suffer for months with only a smile and very rarely complained about anything!!

What started out for me as a head cold, turned in to some ugly bronchitis that truly had me coughing til my head was pounding, could barely catch my breath at times and I felt like I couldn't take much more! As bad as I felt....I just kept being reminded of the "FIGHTER" Haley was. What I was feeling for only a week, she dealt with on a much larger scale for 12 years!! I can't even begin to imagine how she handled this! I spent every waking moment with her during her illness and I truly don't know how she did it.

She is my reminder every single day to not complain about the small things, don't take your health for granted and NEVER GIVE UP!!! I love and miss you Haley Brooke Palmer.....You are Forever my Hero!!! Thank you for teaching me so much about life!!!


  1. Sorry you've been so sick! Would definitely make you think of Haley. I've seen so many kids handle things that would make adults curl up in a ball and quit. I think the Lord gives these kids a special strength that we can't even begin to comprehend...
    Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
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  2. You're such an inspiration! I can't imagine what you have been through and I know your beautiful daughter was stronger than most ever have to be but I also know her momma is made of pretty tough stuff too! Blessings to you girl! Hope you feel better soon!