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April 19, 2012

Chloe’s Take 

March 7, 2012

When I think about the past few months I realize how thankful I am for my mom getting a kidney. When I saw my mom go to dialysis 3 days a week for 3 hours each day, and her coming home from work tired it really made me think, “How is she doing all of this?”

I can’t even describe just how thankful I am for Dr. Derek and him giving a kidney just for my mom. To me he saved my mom’s life and stopped her from being so sick and tired all the time. 

When my mom told me the transplant date, I was really ready for it to come. I couldn’t wait for the day where we were able to go back to our normal routine. I actually wasn’t worried though, I knew that God would take care of her. It is so great having her back at home and seeing her every day. It was so hard just to be away from her for 21 days.

Chloe, 13, daughter of Jennifer Borders, kidney transplant recipient

Can’t Sleep Again

Ok, so it’s one thirty in the morning and I can’t sleep. I have a lot on my mind and Jason had said I needed to put the bad stuff and not just the good out there for you to read. I know in my heart that God is totally in control and I put my life completely in his hands, but I am still human. 

The fact that I’m undergoing my third kidney transplant is a little overwhelming. I worry about how all this is affecting my girls and about Dr. Derek’s part of the surgery.  

I decided that God must have me up for a reason, so I went in my Bible to Job 42:1–2 where Job is talking to God and he says “I know you can do anything and your plans can’t be changed,” and then he goes on to say, “I had heard of you before, but now my eyes have seen you.” 

That is my passion — that through the things we go through and all God has planned for me and my family that if nothing else we see God and people see Christ in us. Just remember God has a plan for each of our lives and we may not always understand it but it is what’s best for us.

Jennifer Borders, kidney transplant recipient


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