Welcome to my CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. A little about who I am, and how I got here. I'm the wife of a naval officer (retired), a mother of 2 grown children and what I consider the best thing I have in my life, 6 grandchildren the two children gave me to love. I've very spiritual not so religious I believe Jesus walked this earth to teach us what God could not get thru our thick heads. For that I am grateful because I can be a very stubborn woman. Ask anyone who knows me. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt God sent His only Son to save me, heal me, and of course make a way to heaven for me. I'm hoping the heaven part can wait a couple more years. Three year ago I was told I had a form of intertistal lung disease (fibrosis), that can be an amalgam of a wide range of lung aliments. Fast forward : After a whirlwind trip around Europe and a cruise thru the northwest passage and a happy new year, I became very ill. I was admitted to the hospital and release a day later with O2 support and instructions to visit my "lung" doctor. Now that brings us to the present day with me hooked up to O2 machine waiting to either be approved for a lung transplant (image that) or maybe the stem cell therapy may work. I pray for guidance and I pray for your support. We prayed Julius thru one horrible disease we can do the same for me. Thank You again for your love and support.