Wednesday, June 30, 2010

speech, speech...

Oooh-ee, it's good to be me today. Not only did I finally get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep last night, but I woke up in one healthy piece to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of my liver transplant! Yep, TWELVE YEARS. Can you imagine? WOO HOO!!!

*cartwheels across the living room*

Now normally, I'd spend this day running the streets with my mom or BFFs. BUT in light of the recession, an impending bar examination and recent births, I'm forced to stay my fast ass at home and accomplish some work. Le Sigh. But before I return to the grown-up portion of this 2nd life...

I wanna give a quick shout to all the people and things that have helped me see another year:

-God... for blessing me in more ways than I'll ever know. Good lookin' on the save this past summer. It was definitely a little nervous but as always you came through.

-Elsa... for being my being my sounding board. I know I be talking a straight hole in your head but if not you, who?

-My Entire Family... I never underestimate the importance of knowing the origin of my craziness. Not to mention all the great home-cooked meals you guys have provided along the way!

-My Meds... I realize that very transplant recipient isn't lucky enough to find the right combination. I appreciate every handful that I've swallowed.

-My Friends... Ya'll knuckleheads inspire, motivate and amaze me with the non-stop shenanigans. I am so blessed to have folks in my life that I can depend on to flip a table or two when i'sh hits the fan. In return, I promise to change all names and incriminating details when I drop the tell-all.

-My Mentors... I stand on the shoulders of giants, especially when it comes to my career. 'Preciate all the fab women and men who have talked my scary behind through my moments of crisis.

-My Agents... Your subtle threats get me up and working every morning. I appreciate your steadfast faith. And any moment now, I pinkie swear to deliver on those proposals.


-The Brazee Family... Your selfless generosity during a time of unspeakable tragedy is the reason that I am here today. Truly, there's not a day that goes by that I'm not aware of the second chance that I was given because of your loss. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

*curtsies and exits stage left*


  1. So happy to be in your life!

  2. Happy Anniversary!!!! Does a cartwheel for you (ok - lemme stop. I can only do a roll, and I will bump my head on the floor but this is a righteous cause), and if I had your address, Id send you a batch of my special sangria to celebrate.
    Your story is amazing.

  3. Eve-- Isnt her story amazing? like SHE SHOULD WRITE A BOOK ABOUT IT? just saying. xo

  4. Thankful that you here. Here's to many many many more.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  5. Happy Anniversary girlie—God is good, all day, er' day. (UM--hell yes to the book!)

  6. Go Mitzi! Congratulations on taking such good care of yourself and living a good life :) Happy anniversary doll!

  7. What a wonderful thing to get to celebrate! Here's to 30 more!

  8. Congratulations!!!