Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31st

Look for my April children's story to be posted on Minuscule is good! {Lord willing!!} on Wednesday!! I just finished writing it this afternoon!!

Today--March 31st--is C.D.H. Awareness Day. You know what? I went thirty years of my entire long life as a congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivor without having known that this day even exists. And. According to Breath of Hope's Blog, March is also C.D.H. Awareness Month!! Which, is a fact that I just learned the other day. So!! In honor of this being C.D.H. Awareness Day. Here is a virtual shout-out to "my" Beautifully Unique Kindred Spirit Blogging Buddies. Killian, Whitney, Timoteo, Wyatt, Ramsey, Ava, Catherine, Parker, Clara, Jude, Clay, Memphis, Sunni, Bonnie, Atiksh, Camden, Oliver, and Jim Beau. Here is an analogy {Which I "sent" via comment to a dear C.D.H. Mama!!} that my crazy never-shuts-down head wrote.

C.D.H. is, I think, much like a raging forest fire. Children born with it are fragile yet strong trees. Sometimes. The raging forest fire of C.D.H. can burn its trees, scalding them badly. These such C.D.H. children then live most of their lives with unwanted health issues. Sometimes. The raging forest fire of C.D.H. can merely singe its trees. Such as in my case. Then the only sign that there ever was a raging forest fire at all is very visible yet beautiful scars. And tragically. Sometimes. The raging forest fire of C.D.H. can burn its trees to ash. As C.D.H. children are still dying. But I have personally witnessed something miraculous firsthand. Even trees that have been badly burned grow back afresh!! Never lose hope.

Happy C.D.H. Awareness Day. 

12 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Miracles happen and your gift from God is your eyes are open to see them. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!! ;op

Sketching with Dogs said...

No matter how bad things look, there is always hope especially for people who overcome problems and live life to the full.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"No matter how bad things look, there is always hope especially for people who overcome problems and live life to the full.". This touched my deepest most heartfelt emotions, Friend!! ;op

margeaux said...

you are the proof that miracles happen, just look at all you have accomplished and I know there is so much more that your soul will give this world. thank you for crossing my path. and I am excited to see your newest story. M

Raelyn said...

M....
Thanks for the comment, Friend!!
"You are the proof that miracles happen, just look at all you have accomplished and I know there is so much more that your soul will give this world. thank you for crossing my path.". You're so sweet, Friend!! ;)
"I am excited to see your newest story.". Thanks!! ;op

bbes tribe said...

Raelyn, so glad you visited our not so often blog. You are awesome and have a beautiful spirit. :-)
Barb and the furkids

Raelyn said...

Barb and the furkids....
Thank-you for the comment, Friends!!
Your welcome!! I am feeling a bit behind in Blogville at the moment as I have been busy, but I will catch up. Someday.... ;)
"You are awesome and have a beautiful spirit.". You're sweet, Friends!! ;op

Ali Montgomery said...

Thank you for spreading CDH awareness!! I'm grateful for all you do for us!

Raelyn said...

Ali....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!! I truly appreciated it!!
"Thank you for spreading CDH awareness!! I'm grateful for all you do for us!". You're welcome, Friend!! It seems so small, but Minuscule is good!! ;op

Ruby said...

Wow! i had know idea! Thanks for letting us know.

Raelyn said...

Ruby!!
I found your missing comment!! You wrote on this post and not the one about Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday. I. Am. An. Idiot!! ;-}