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    Books are my magic, my happy place. They allow me to escape my trials, conquer my fears, even conquer the world. When reading a book I am transported to the past or the future, exotic places and on daring adventures. In books I solve crimes, make new friends and fall in love with the handsome rogue.

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    As a child growing up, did you often wonder how your parents knew what you were doing even though their backs were to you or they were in a different room? I always did and when I asked, I was told, "The little birdie told me." This must be some kind of magical birdie because he always knew when I was up to no good. I never saw him spying on me, but you can bet he was always reporting back to my parents and he got me in trouble more times then I care to remember. As I got older, the birdie did not tattle on me as much and then one day I received a gift. This gift was probably one of the most treasured things I could ever receive. I was given the birdcage that served as the home to this magical birdie. I was told that I finally reached the age when the birdie did not need to look after me any longer. Being the age I was, I knew that the birdie did not truly exist, but now that I had his cage it made me wonder. I saved that cage just in case he ever wanted to visit again and the door remianed open for him. I do not know if he ever came back because he was magical afterall and I never could see him. I like to think he did from time to time. Now that I am a mother with a daughter of my own this birdcage sits in her room and when she is old enough she will learn about the magical little birdie that lived in it and how it helped me watch over her. I can't wait for her to ask me, "How did you know?", when she is up to no good so the legend of the little birdie can live on!
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    Everyone treasures their children. We all say that they are our pride and joy. I said the same thing about my oldest two boys. Then I had my first miscarriage. I had loved that baby, I wanted that baby. It is my treasure even though he never breathed one breath of air. After losing him I treasured my oldest two even more. We lost two more babies before we were blessed with our third son. With each baby we lost we learned to treasure the living ones more. There is a Bible verse that says: Lay not treasure up here on the earth where is can be destroyed, but lay up treasure in Heaven where nothing can destroy it. I am so grateful to God for my treasures both here and in Heaven. I know that they are being taken care of even better than I ever could have. Every day I treasure the children God has given me the privilege of taking care of here on earth.

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    Journaling: While pondering this challenge, I began to think about what items I cherish most. My family was my first thought, but when I started to think about something physical that was my prized possession…my only thoughts were… my computer and hard drives. Without them, many of my pictures would be lost forever.


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    Link: http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=116948&title=if-scars-could-talk&cat=793

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    It was 20 years ago, but sometimes it seems just like yesterday. It was the most difficult trial of my life, but I learned more about myself & the strength I possessed. I no longer ask, “Why me?” or “Why did God punish me?” Instead, I tell myself, “Be strong, learn & move forward.” And if I have a moment of darkness & forget, I merely have to hold two titanium screws & I am reminded of all I overcame.


    As a teenager I suffered from migraines & numbness in my arms & legs. The doctors never found anything physiologically wrong, so it was written off as hereditary migraines. At age 20, the symptoms were drastic & after going from one doctor to another I was finally able to meet with a spine surgeon.


    I will never forget that meeting. I was at a military hospital, so you have to have a consultation to see a specialist. When the orthopedic surgeon looked at my X-rays, he said I needed to see the spine doctor. I was handed the scans, he phoned the doctor & off I went to the Neurosurgery office. I walked in but no one was there as it was lunch time. I stepped into the hallway & said, “Hello?” A man in Army fatigues stepped out & asked if I had the scans. “Yes,” I responded. He took them from me, pulled the X-rays out of the sleeve & put them on the light box.


    What happened next still haunts me. The doctor said out loud: “This person is dead.”


    The color in my face drained. The apparent shock & white pallor must have clued the doctor in that it was my neck he was looking at. He was so scared to even let me drive home that day because one slight hit could sever my spinal cord & either paralyze me or kill me. My 1st vertebra had lifted up off my spinal column & was sitting in front of it, pulling all the nerves. It was thought that a car accident at the age of 14 caused the C-spine to break.


    The first surgery consisted of a piece of bone from my hip, wire & a halo. Six months later, all the symptoms were back. My body rejected the bone graph. Fortunately, a new technology had just been approved: Inserting titanium screws through C2 into C1 to hold the bones together to allow a fusion. It also meant NO HALO! The surgery was a success.


    I learned later that there were only 3 spine surgeons in the Army & the doctor I had was stationed to my hometown 2 months before my first surgery. One month before the 2nd break an Air Force spine surgeon was sent to that hospital & he brought the screw technology with him. While I was the 2nd person in a military hospital to have this operation, I was the 1st civilian to have it.


    Those 2 pieces of hardware are my treasures because they saved my life. You are probably wondering why I have them. They were taken out in April 2013 because they shifted and I didn't need them anymore. The bones were fused & there is no risk of another break. I am happy to have them because they are a physical reminder that I can handle anything because I survived a broken neck & that I am watched over since I should not have lived as longs as I had with the break.
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    Week 2 Tribal Council is now CLOSED. Any Layouts posted after this post will be past due- and therefor - will be eliminated.

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