Life Philosophy

5 Feb

In 2012, Jody spent a total of 26 days in the hospital, and completed roughly eight weeks of IV antibiotics (spread throughout the year).  Since then, he and I have developed a new-found appreciation for life. We want to make the most of our “healthy” time together.  Understanding the nature of Cystic Fibrosis, we know that one day Jody will need oxygen to help him breathe, and even the slightest physical activity will become a challenge for him.  Until that day comes, we want to live to the fullest!

This philosophy is what prompted us to book a trip for just us (no kids) to an all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and we leave tomorrow! We will be staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an, and Lord willing, we will enjoy seven days of sun & sand, rest & relaxation, sleeping in, no schedules, no responsibilities, and most importantly, quality time (so often neglected in the craziness of life).  How wonderful does that sound?!

Since Jody can’t take a vacation from Cystic Fibrosis, we’ll be packing our suitcase with his nebulizer and the medications that go along with it (on ice), digestive enzymes, vitamins and oral antibiotics, weight gaining shakes, and a letter from his doctor explaining the need for all of this equipment/medication.  Could something go wrong in Mexico?  Of course… but it’s worth the risk!  Staying home and living a life of fear is not really living at all.  So off we go, spending time together and creating new memories which CF will never be able to take from us.  Praying God would surround us with His protective arms, bless our time together, and watch over our little girls while we are apart.  Stay tuned for a post vacation update with pictures.

11 Responses to “Life Philosophy”

  1. Angie Forwood February 5, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Enjoy your time away! Praying for everything to go smoothly and time to just relax and have fun!

  2. Sheryl February 5, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Have the most wonderful time my friends!!
    Enjoy each other, the sun, sand, and just RLEAX!!!

  3. Kendra February 5, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Best philosphy ever… Have an amazing time! So happy you have this time together… Enjoy!

  4. Kelly February 5, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Have a great itme. You both deserve it..

  5. Carol Musser February 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Awesome!!! Enjoy the time well spent together!! You 2 deserve it!!

  6. Ruthie February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Excellent decision!!! Enjoy!!!
    (prayers going with you!)

  7. Marilyn Titter February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Have a wonderful trip and make as many memories as possible. Love, laugh, and live!
    Marilyn Titter

    • CF Wife February 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Thanks Marilyn, you inspire me!

  8. CF Wife February 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Thanks everyone, we can’t wait! We’ll definitely make the most of it.

  9. Joanne February 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    So awesome!!! I hope you are having a blast.


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