I can't believe today's my 21st birthday. It seems like just yesterday I started the countdown. There's so many things in life is like to share, and I probably will eventually share on here, but I just wanted to narrow down a few important things I've learned in the past 21 years. Now to say I'm 21 is a huge blessing in itself because as you know I was told I'd never live to be 16 lite lone 21.
Today I feel blessed.
My last and final lesson(for now); don't ever take your life for granted. It's as simple as that. I'm not a perfect person and never will be, but remember to cherish every moment.
Remember, "life may be a climb, but the view sure is great."
1 day left...this is getting posted on the 12, but it's from the 11th...anyways;
My lesson today...CF is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I've written about it before, but I'm very thankful God blessed me with CF. He knew I'd be strong enough to handle it, he knew I wouldn't believe in the odds and beat them.
Having CF has made me a much stronger person, it's made me look at life in a different light, it's made me grow up faster. I've gone through more in 21 years than some people do in a lifetime. I have many scars from the years...and I wear them proud. The biggest thing CF has done for me is its taught me to have a relationship with God, and accept him. Lastly, it's truly taught me to cherish my life, because tomorrow is never promised. I try not to take anything for granted.
Having CF can be hard, don't get me wrong, but it makes me different, unique, and I can't imagine my life any differently, and frankly, I wouldn't choose to have it any other way.
My name is Paige. I have Cystic Fibrosis. I am a fun loving, out going person. I am a Christian. My family is my priority. I was homeschooled since my freshman year of high school and graduated a year earlier at age 17-Senior 2012. I love anywhere with an ocean. My favorite color is Pink of course. I have a crazy love for food. I love to travel. I want to see the world. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends. In March 2011 I went on my Make~A~Wish trip to the most beautiful island in the world, Bora Bora. I have written a book called, Growing up with Cystic Fibrosis the first 13 years. It's about living with Cystic Fibrosis (an incurable illness). I wrote the book to help people. I have recently started to get involved with public speaking. I believe that my purpose in life is to help people, and to make a difference. I believe that God put me on this earth for a reason, and i'm not going to let him down.
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"I was asked once, "If you could tell the world one thing about Cystic Fibrosis, what would it be?" And it is this. That CF hurts. It hurts physically when it feels like sandpaper is scraping your lungs with every breath. It hurts mentally to plan for and get excited about a life you may never lead. It hurts to fall in love because ...CF can be an extraordinary burden on anyone who is not meant to deal with it, most times resulting in rejection and loneliness. It hurts to watch dozens of friends lose this fight that they never deserved or asked for. But most of all, it would hurt to not have been blessed with the chance to experience life through a CFer's eyes: No love is half-given, no day is not lived to its fullest and NOTHING is taken for granted." ~posted by a fellow CFer