No one likes emergencies


Three years later. The month of March is always a month of gratitude and thankfulness. I look at our youngest daughter and remember that it could have gone another way. That she could have left this earth and stayed gone. Instead, thanks to God and quick thinking from my husband, our daughter is happy enough to run all over the house, leaving a trail of Cheerios down the hall.

Many people want to forget that awful day in March. But I can’t forget it. Instead, I press forward and bug my friends and family all month to come and be CPR trained. So, why should our readers be treated any differently?

I ask, if you were faced with a medical emergency, would you know what to do? 

 

Don’t leave it to chance! Join us for CPR training at Greater Ecclesia Temple on Saturday, March 24, 2018  beginning promptly at 10am.  For $25, you are provided with a healthy lunch and enough information to be a lifesaver. Vendors are on hand with products to encourage you and your family to have a safe and healthy life. And you get a special card at the end to remind you that you are prepared.

We hope to see you there! Remember….life is precious.

Greater Ecclesia Temple is located at 9611 Iris Street in Detroit, MI 48227.

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Sick of Feeling Guilty


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Are you a workaholic? If you answered yes, then you probably have worked while being sick. “Oh it’s just the sniffles,” you’ve called the flu.  “A tickle in my chest,” you’ve called pneumonia. All the while, you are helping to spread germs around the office. And it doesn’t end there. More and more of us feel guilty about taking vacation time, as if the office will come to an end because we aren’t there.

Lesson: You are only hurting yourself.

I learned this lesson the hard way when I got bronchitis a few years ago. A supervisor called me (yes I answered the phone) and requested that I develop a banner for an overseas conference. Telling me that it was needed right away and if I could help it would most appreciated, I tossed my meds to the side and set to work. I worked all day long and felt worse than I had when I took the dreaded call. Turned out, the banner didn’t need to be completed that day! I worked for nothing!

The truth is that we all get sick or need a mental health day at one point, it’s just a part of life and it’s ok.

So let’s walk through this together:

Step 1 – You feel sick

Step 2 – Pick up your phone and email your supervisor and say, I am taking a sick day today.

Step 3 – Put the phone down and take care of yourself

See how easy that was?

Lesson: Don’t be fooled into thinking that working through being sick will be make you more appreciated. Take the time to take care of yourself, and be nice to your colleagues by not spreading the germs.

 

Lovin’ Life to Save Lives


LL2SL_flyerI love to plan parties. Every birthday, the hubby and I pull all of the money we can together to make sure that our children feel celebrated. And it usually  works, to the point that when it is our birthday, they feel that we need to have a party too.

So of course we wanted to celebrate the first anniversary of Ava’s experience.

To read more about Ava’s story, click here

Though some will want to forget the day that we lost her only to have God return her sweet spirit to us 6 minutes later,  we feel the need to be ever thankful. The way that we show our thanks to the Lord is to share with our friends and family the importance of CPR training.

Are you CPR certified? Join us!

We teamed up with the Ecclesia Community Development Corporation to develop an event that is fun and educational. With Ava in mind, we are calling the event Lovin’ Life to Save Lives. On Saturday, March 19, 2016,  we invite everyone to participate in CPR Training/Certification at Greater Ecclesia Temple in Detroit. The event, which costs $25/person, begins at 10am and lunch is provided.

If you are certified, and would like to sponsor someone else, please message me today. Our goal is to make sure that no one goes through what we went through. My hubby saved Ava’s life through brief CPR training learned by watching tv. We want you to have the real thing.

Greater Ecclesia Temple is located at 9611 Iris Street in Detroit.

Up and Away!


Our family has embarked on an important milestone….we have a crawler in our midst! At the prime age of 11-months, our little one is now crawling around the house. She can also amaze Ava and Mashed Potatoesher family by moving around in the walker. Let the days of the baby gate begin!

Upon hearing the news that our baby was crawling, I immediately teared up. How could I not? Almost a month ago, we weren’t sure what was going on, our entire world was upside down. Mystery surrounded a condition called “rickets.”

Now..up and away! I can only assume that life is going to move at warp speed since we have yet one more child to chase around the house!

Thank you God for blessing us with our little ones….even if they are moving faster than a speeding Vitamin D bullet!

Hypocalcaemia ain’t got nothing on us!


So the little one is a rock star. The nurses love her and she has shocked the doctors. She hasBeaumont Hospital surpassed every goal the doctors have set and they are ready for to leave. And my little angel couldn’t be more ready herself. She ripped out all of the cords except for her IV. She would have gotten to that to if the nurses hadn’t taped it down thoroughly.

And so we wave goodbye to Beaumont Hospital. We leave the hospital with an order to come  back for a follow-up blood test on Friday. She will have to be on a high dose of calcium for the next 8 weeks and will have to see a pediatric endocrinologist.  I can’t even imagine how costly the hospital bills are going to be, but it doesn’t matter. A sense of gratitude has washed over our entire family.

A very special thank you to those who offered a kind word or prayer for our family. All of those messages on Facebook, text messages and this blog are forever saved in our hearts. We only hope that we can be as supportive to you as you have been to us.

As we move to celebrate the Easter holiday…make sure you include Vitamin D in your plans. Vitamin DEveryone could use it!