This past Thursday was my 27th birthday…it’s hard to believe how quickly time flies. After last year’s elaborate Palm Beach mommy/daughter birthday vacation mixed with an extremely busy year thus far, I wanted 27 to be much more low key. It turned out exactly how I envisioned. B and I hit up one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants (No Mas! Cantina) on my actual birthday and rounded off the weekend with an intimate Saturday afternoon grill-out complete with my closest family and friends (and of course, everyone’s fur-babies).
Just under three years ago, our friend Zachary was diagnosed with Advanced Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, and Severe Atrial Fibrillation. Last month, at only 27 years old, the doctors informed him that he would not be returning home until he received a heart transplant. Amazingly, God provided a heart donor in just over 30 days, with an average wait time upwards of four months. His road to recovery will not be easy, but if anyone can do it, I know he can.
Zachary is one of the most genuine, loving, and caring people I have ever met. I am truly honored to call him one of my dearest friends from college. We met move-in day freshman year, with him pledging B’s fraternity shortly after. From all of the DeltaSig and ADPi events, to 420 yardies and all night study parties in the library, he could not have brought more joy to our years together at GCSU. If you would like to donate or learn more, please click here.
Hello, lovelies! It has been quite the busy time in the Chaney hizzy…from in-laws and out-of-town friends visiting, to a sick kitty, then a weekend of Independence Day ‘Merica celebrations. We will be heading out of town Thursday for one of my best friends’ weddings in the oh-so beautiful Savannah, followed by a mini vacation on Tybee Island. I’ll be taking the time to recoup and write, but will be back in full force later next week. Just wanted to give an update to let you know I’m not fizzling out on ya. 😉