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Posted 2019-07-27T15:54:59Z

Words from Rita....

I am now a little over 23 weeks post transplant and am doing miraculously well. There have been a few hiccups along the way since coming home, and though they were not unexpected or alarming, still not pleasant.  With some adjustments of my medication, symptoms and issues are being managed and I am now feeling great!  Though I am currently under supervision for cardiac rehab at UK, I hope to be able to manage that at home on my own very soon.  I continue to marvel everyday that God has given me a strong heart through the gift of another person's sacrifice.  There are not words to describe all the feelings and emotions that flow through my mind, heart and soul.  Life is a gift and I have been given the gift of life.

I want to try to express my gratitude and thanks for all the prayers, encouragement, and kind words that so many have posted on this site that my sister, Connie, set up.  First, I want to thank my sister for the excellent job she did on establishing the site and keeping everything updated.  God has given her such a gift with words and writing and a heart of compassion.  She expressed my heart so well with her posts.  Thank you, Connie.  I love you with all my HEART.  I am so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.  I have been overwhelmed by your words, by your prayers, and the loved expressed for me.  I have truly felt genuinely loved.  Your posts brought me encouragement, strength, and peace knowing that I had so many lifting me in prayer.  On the down days, it lifted me up.  On the up days, it strengthened me even more.  I read and reread each and every message many times over.  So, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH for being there for me and with me through a very scary, tough and long journey.

I am so grateful and thankful to God for His provision for me in so many ways.  You'll never know the impact and power of your words on me.  You are all appreciated and loved so much.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!



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Comments (9)

  • Norrie Beck
    Norrie Beck

    So glad you’re getting better every day. We’ve been praying for you. Keep up your beautiful and positive attitude. Love you!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Donna Setters
    Donna Setters

    To witness the love you have for your Lord and Savior throughout this fearful experience has been such a blessing and inspiration to myself and so many others, too. I've been convicted in my own heart through your love for others, strength of faith and humor. We have been praying for you and continue to do so. Appreciate Connie taking lead on keeping us all updated on your journey. Thanks for sharing my friend!!

    8 months ago · Reply
  •  Dale Withers
    Dale Withers

    So glad and thankful to read your continued success in your recovery! We have been praying for you every day in our morning devotion time. We have seen many answered prayers and are so joyful yours is one Rita!! We love you and Rob and your family. Dale and Bev

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Jerome Whitaker
    Jerome Whitaker

    Wonderful testimony.!! Strengthens my faith and prayer life. Luv u cuz

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Bill Crawford
    Bill Crawford

    It is such a blessing to hear what the Lord is doing in your life. His glory is seen in your life in an amazing way. What a beautiful testimony of God's grace! Prayers are being lifted up for you.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Phyllis Mosman
    Phyllis Mosman

    May God continue to open your eyes to more of his love, grace and deeper into his heart. PJM

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Sharon Renfrow Maguire Roach
    Sharon Renfrow Maguire Roach

    Love you Rita! I cannot imagine what you have been through.......think about you often and pray for your continued good health!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Donna  Turner
    Donna Turner

    Rita you are an amazing person. I continue to pray for your healing and recovery. Thank you for sharing your remarkable story. Love 💗 to you and all your family 🙏

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Frances Hemmings
    Frances Hemmings

    So happy to hear how well this new "journey" is going for you! The Lotd is blessing you all the way and we will always have you in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to heal. You are such an inspiration to all!

    8 months ago · Reply