It’s hard to believe that today marks 6 months since surgery. Time has really flown by! I am feeling great and so happy to have all of my strength back. I went for a 3 month and 5 month check up, everything looks good. My scar is starting to fade away and some days I completely forget that I had surgery.
Some exciting things are happing in my life right now. I have recently completed my Doula training with DONA International. I am so excited to begin this new journey as a Doula. A Doula is someone who is trained to give physical and emotional support to laboring women. I have a strong passion for educating and empowering women. I feel blessed to get to do what I love to do!
Also, in honor of Organ Donation Month I will be participating in the Dallas Kidney Walk on April 21st. I am looking forward to being a part of Baylor’s walk team both because I am a Baylor employee and because Baylor is where my kidney donation surgery took place. I am hoping to bring awareness to organ donation. If you would like to show your support for the Dallas Kidney Walk you can make a donation on my behalf, here: http://donate.kidney.org/goto/vanessa.kelly
I would also like to encourage everyone to consider being an organ and tissue donor. I realize not everyone is eligible to be a living donor, but we can all register to be an organ donor. We won’t need this “Earthly Suit” in Heaven. I believe God has given us these amazing bodies to share in every way possible. Please Donate Life!! For more information about joining the Texas Organ Donor Registry visit, https://www.donatelifetexas.org/TXDear_Secure/Default.aspx
Over the past 9 months, since I first began this journey, my life has been touched in so many ways. I feel so blessed to have been a part of this amazing process. I experienced a new peace in my life when I allowed my heart to fully trust God. I am looking forward to next journey God has planned for me!
Thank You, O LORD, that you guide us along the best pathway for our lives. That you will advise us and closely watch over us. Psalm 32:8