Kidney Transplant & Share Your Style #89

to The Vintage Nest blog and to our 89th Share Your Style linky party. I apologize for not being around last week, but I had an excellent excuse for being MIA.  Because of a disease of the small blood vessels, my husband had total renal failure.  Being on kidney dialysis seven days a week for three years, very much, as you can imagine, was a major life style change, but a life saving one.  And for that we are grateful.  Last week, we got the amazing news, that the hospital had a donor kidney for us.  We were almost in disbelief, it had been such a long time.  My inspiration this week, comes from all those wonderful, caring people who donate their organs, a most precious gift, to save the life of another.  The prayers, kind sentiments, and acts of kindness, from friends, family and total strangers, inspires me to return the favors, always have a smile for everyone,  and always be kind; you never know what another person is going thru until you walk in their shoes.  The photo below is my husband, while in the hospital, getting a visit from a puppy dog.
 xoxo  Lynn

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the 89th weekly Share Your Style Party.  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.  I'm stepping in for Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane due to a family emergency.  

When you link up here, your post will also show up on all of these blogs at once!

There were so many great link ups last week.  Here are a few features.

All Because She Saved shared an easy instant Russian tea mix recipe which would also make a darling gift over the holidays.  She includes packaging ideas as well.

My Love for Words shared some creative family Halloween costumes.  With Halloween coming up next week, these costumes will give you plenty of inspiration if you're trying to come up with something original.

Twelve on Main shared how to make industrial pipe shelves.  They're all the rage right now if you like industrial style decor.  I've seen them on Fixer Upper before too.  

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Now, it's time to see what great things you have to share with us this week!  Please add a link back to this party on the post you are linking up.

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Terra said...

That is exciting news about a kidney donor for your hubby. Did he already get the transplant? I see the hospital photo and am guessing yes.

NanaDiana said...

Yes- having a serious illness in the family makes you look at the way you treat people, doesn't it? Life is just too short to be unkind or disengaged. Praying for your hubby- xo Diana

Laura Everyday Edits said...

Forget the party link up Lynn! This is amazing news! So happy for you! WE own a med device company that manufacturers (in the USA) fistula clamps for dialysis so we are well aware of the toll dialysis takes on patients. This is wonderful news and I love the puppy therapy pic! xo xo laura over at http://notatrophywife.com

Blondie's Journal said...

I had no idea that your sweet guy was on dialysis. Thank God his prayers were answered. I wish him (and you) all the best as he recovers. I have one kidney, I often think of those brave souls that fight when I don't seem to have a problem. Should I ever have one I know I will find strength in what I've seen and definitely, that smile on your hubby's face!

Sending love and prayers, Lynn.


Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Such wonderful news! I hope his recovery from the transplant is uneventful and speedy!

While I Linger said...

Wow! No apology needed. Praise the Lord for amazing medical advances and for donors.

Betsy Brock said...

All the best to your husband! I hope his recovery continues smoothly!

Beverly said...

Lynn, I am thrilled to read this news about the transplant. I remember how how you have been waiting, and I can only imagine the emotion.

You have remained in my prayers, and they will continue.♥♥♥

xinex said...

I am so happy for you and your hubby! Life should be so much easier now. Thanks for hosting!...Christine

Laurel Stephens said...

Best wishes for smooth sailing through your husband's surgery and for a full recovery. I hope this marks the beginning for a wonderful new life for both of you!

Sandi Magle said...

Goodness, Lynn. Both of you take time to heal---as a caregiver, I know what a toll it can take on everyone. Sending wonderful healing wishes, Sandi

Anonymous said...

Oh My! I was popping in to see how you were and what wonderful news to read indeed! Prayers for husband's healing and you as well as he goes through this recovery!
Jen @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a time of it you have had! So glad that he has found a donor. I plan on being an organ donor myself, so I know that whomever the donor was would be so happy to know that his or her organ will be helping someone in need. Good luck!

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