A Little About Donna!

My name is Donna.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

I am a true southern gal. I was born and raised in Alabama and I have been married for nearly 35 years to a wonderful man and daddy to our two daughters. Amber, our oldest daughter, went to Heaven on July 24, 2009 at the age of 29.  She was diagnosed at ten years old with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair since the age of twelve.   Jennifer, our youngest, is 30 years old and keeps us going.  She is a newlywed, a pharmacist and hopefully one day a mommy.  
I worked outside the home for ten years and quit my job in 2000 to be at home with Amber.  In 2001 I had complications after surgery and woke up three weeks later on a ventilator.   I now have pulmonary fibrosis from ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).  Many people don't survive ARDS so I am very fortunate to be here.  
My life forever changed when Amber suddenly went to Heaven.  I was a full-time caregiver to Amber and we all miss her so much.  After Amber's passing Jennifer encouraged me to begin a blog.  She came up with my blog name and here I am ... still learning!
I like to sew, quilt, embroider, scrapbook, garden and try to decorate our home.  I sew most everything we have in our house .. from drapes to pillows.  I always have a project or projects in progress.
There is so much inspiration in the blogging world so thank you for visiting mine!
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Eddie Smalls aka Manifest Man said...

Hi, Ms.Donna. I am Eddie, aka Manifest Man. I am the author and creator of Enthusedtoimprove.com. I found you because you are Southern and proud of it. My website celebrates self-improvement for Southerners.

I like the vibrant fresh colors of your blog. Real Southern style. The strainer and hand blender bring back the old days with my great aunts and grands.

Your story is touching and so real. I applaud your strength, honesty and genuine love for your family and you cause. I am also sorry for your loss.

Bless you and keep on keeping on. You are a gem of beauty and love for Southern traditions, culture and lifestyles. Peace and love forever.

Eddie Smalls aka Manifest Man said...

Oh, and Donna. Eddie again. The Singer sewing machine is a sho nuff zinger. That's an antique.