Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Whirlwind of a Memorial Day weekend...

For some reason, 3 days seemed super long! Lots to do, fun times with people, and a few bummer times...Here are the highs and lows of the weekend :).
Solid time with good friends, eating Pinkberry, home decorating with mom, hanging out at the Surfing Heritage Foundation, going to the movies, surfboard shopping, Disneyland, catching up with old friends at church...

Bummer waves and lots of rain =no surf, cold weather, and a speeding ticket...boo.

All in all, a good weekend though. Hallelujah for 3 days in a row off!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I love Rain & Thunder!

Haha...who would have guessed...its raining and thundering in So Cal at the end of May!
This is crazy, but SO fun to look out my window!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dreaming of Ocracoke...

I'm getting excited for our Haager-family trip to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!
Its a Haager tradition to go for 2 weeks every summer and its really only about 8 weeks away! here's a beautiful picture of the beach that I love so much...fun memories, warm, clean and clear water, great place to relax, fresh seafood, good surf...I can't wait!
ok...time to stop dreaming and go to class :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ready for summer!

I went to the dr today for a check-up and praise the Lord...I am done with my IV meds! My pulmonary function tests (measuring my lung function, how much air i take in and out etc) were through the roof, higher than they've been for a long time!! That MUST be a work of God :).

Thanks to everyone that has been praying for me, its been a long month of persevering through the huge medication doses and side effects that come along with those...I'm feeling so grateful to be finished and all ready for summer...just in time for surf season :)!!

Just last week when I was beginning to get discouraged from being sick for so long...I was encouraged by reading this:
"But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord, I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me." Psalm 3:3-5

Thank you Lord for sustaining my last month of fighting this infection! God is faithful!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Team Emily is Amazing!

Saturday we walked for Cystic Fibrosis in Dana Point as Team Emily!
Our team raised over $10,000 (still waiting on the final total from CFF) and we had about 60 people walking! It was definitely an honor to be there and I was humbled and blessed by all the people there to walk with me... I am still so overwhelmed by love and support that day. I'll probably blog a little more about the emotions and awesome times with friends, family, and even new people I met, but for now...

I just want to celebrate and say THANK YOU to each team member that gave up their morning to walk and raise money for CF....You guys are encouraging, loving, and just AWESOME!! It was an amazing morning, I am grateful beyond what I can express...Here are some fun pics from our morning in Dana Point!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

We're Walking for CF, Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow we are walking for Cystic Fibrosis at Dana Point Doheney State Beach! The walk starts at 9am, anyone is welcome to join us or consider donating to our team.
Check out this link for more info:

I'm excited, my team is AMAZING. This is our 10th year walking and will be our best yet! TEAM EMILY is a huge joy in my life and this walk is always humbling- seeing people walk and work hard to raise money for patients like me...I'll be taking this weekend to pray for my team and pray for the CF patients around the world, join me if you like!

See you guys tomorrow, I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wednesday is Dr. Day...

Yes, a long day indeed...but I am SO glad to be home and getting ready for bed :).
Its been a long day...Wednesdays usually are for me, so I am happy to be home and going to get some rest. Before I do, here's an update on my drs visit today...
-I'm starting to get better! YAY! My PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) was a little higher, so i'm moving in the right direction. However, I will stay another week on my IV meds just to make sure that infection is totally killed off before I finish up these meds. The last thing I want is for the infection to build up again and do the IV's again in a few weeks.
Please pray for endurance for one more week, and again for those side effects- I'm just exhausted from the routine and the side effects from the meds make life more tiring and more difficult...

On a good note in my day, I am really getting excited for the great strides walk this Saturday!We're walking in Dana Point, and have a ton of people walking and donating- so far our team has raised almost $7,000! Praise the Lord. I'm praying tons of CF research can come out of the funds raised from these walks :).

Monday, May 5, 2008

Update on my health...

I figured this blog is a great place to share that...especially in times when i'm not feeling too great, I hope to post prayer requests and updates so friends, family and people can be praying...thus the greatness of the internet and mass communication like this.

Good news though- after 3+ weeks of trouble breathing and chest pain and dealing with an infection, I think, as of yesterday I've finally turned a corner! I am starting to sleep more through the night, my chest pain is gone and my breathing is calming down more...Looks like i'm on the upswing! Praise the Lord, it is all HIS work- especially since about a week ago I was pretty discouraged...

Thanks to all who have been praying for me...I will keep you updated as to when I finish these meds- I see the doctor on Wednesday, so Im not sure what the report will be! Thanks for the support!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Great Strides Walk Dana Point!

I'm getting excited for THIS Saturday! Tons of my family and friends are getting together to walk for Cystic Fibrosis!
Team Emily has raised about $5,000 so far! :)

Every year is a blast- here are some pics from last year!
Last year we had 50 people walk for TEAM EMILY!
I'm getting excited for this Saturday...

Friday, May 2, 2008

A New Adventure...

Hello friends, and people that I have yet to meet :)

This blog is a new adventure for me! I'm 25, and have a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. God has taken me on a huge journey and is constantly bringing about new experiences in my life...
My hope is that this blog will bring encouragement to those with CF, information about CF to anyone interested, and that this will be a place for me to share my story and life for the purpose of God's glory not mine...and hey, I can't do anything without having some fun :)

Welcome, feel free to comment or say hi! I'll get the hang of this blog thing soon :)