Believing In Your Dreams!

Hi everybody! Well I hope you all had a great Easter. My girls had the week off, so there was a whole lot of family time. The girls were able to spend time going to movies, playing mini golf, spending time at the lake, and much much more! It was a week to try and put the disaster of a basement that is awaiting rebuild out of my head and try and destress a bit. Although a amazing friend came over and did a lot of work to try and help move things forward. With all the winter claims that the insurance company is getting it’s slowing things down. Not frustrating in the least!

So it’s now the day after I started this post and upon trying to finish up I discover to my frustration that when I entered my site all my work was gone!!! It took me the better half of last night to edit and fine tune what I wanted to say and all of that is gone. I had even backed up my work but for several hours last night the server went down. There must have been a glitch because nothing saved. Worse than that is that I felt really good about what I had written, and there’s no way that I’ll be able to duplicate it now. So frustrating! All that was left was my first paragraph so I guess I’m starting things from scratch.

My pain has been on the rise over recent weeks and even with my implants I’m having trouble controlling it. It’s all part of that up and down cycle that you go through when your diagnosed with CRPS. It can be very frustrating and at times almost never ending, but rest assured there is a light at the end of the tunnel! When I was first diagnosed I went through a period of time where I had lost all hope for any dreams that I had for my life. I had to ask God to restore that hope and give me vision but it took time and I had to realize that this wasn’t something that was going to happen overnight. God’s timing is just that! It’s His timing and you have to have faith that He’s going to do great things in your life.

When your traveling down that long dark tunnel it can seem like your never going to get to the end but you have to find any little positive and grab hold of it. Focusing on the dreams that I have for my life motivates me to never give in. Taking my kids back to where we adopted them from in Africa and China is a dream I want to see lived out. As a photographer it has always been my dream to photograph the eight wonders of the world. Actually only seven remain because I’ve already been to the Great Wall Of China! These are just a few of the many dreams that I have for my life. My point is that I’m not going to give up on making those dreams a reality. In other words I believe that those dreams are going to happen.

Wow! I was just starting to get on a roll with this post when I got a call from the hospital. It was OR  scheduling and they’ve booked my surgery for next Tues! I’ve been hoping and praying for a fast date but is that ever fast. Now I just need to try wrap my brain around how quickly everything will happen. All the different alarms are going off in my head, and I need to try and process everything. I’m believing that this is just another step towards getting better and beating this illness!








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About Ross

My name is Ross and I want to welcome you to my site. I'm married to an amazing woman who is my best friend, and my soul mate all rolled up into one! I am the father of two very special girls who we adopted from China & Ethiopia. Together we make up one very multicultural family! In 2006 my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. It was the start of a journey I never could have expected, and one that I couldn't fight without God. CRPS is a chronic pain disease and it started in my left hand. I lost mobility of my hand and started to experience pain unlike I ever could have imagined. Not to long after my left ankle became affected. I spent the better half of about a year and a half not knowing what was going on in my body and traveling from doctor to doctor to find a diagnosis. As time went by I started learning more about CRPS and all its symptoms that it brings with it! As I started to learn more about CRPS I felt the growing need to share the information I was learning with others and to raise more awareness. As well I want this to be a place where we can connect and support one another. So I would encourage you to contact me if you want.

3 Responses to Believing In Your Dreams!

  1. Barb says:

    What a frustrating experience that must have been… I know how tiring it can be to write a post and then to find it GONE? Terrible! But you recovered and created another one – kudos! I hope your surgery goes well.

  2. lisa says:

    Ross this is wonderful news (your surgery date), and it has really made my morning. You are so deserving of this, and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stay strong, and hold onto your wonderful spirit, my friend.

  3. Liz says:

    Hi Ross. Great news about the surgery date… sorry I haven’t commented sooner. I haven’t been near my own blog since the day you posted this!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend!

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