SPT - Citius Altius Fortius


citius, altius, fortius

faster, higher, stronger

These three words encourage the athlete to give his or her best during competition, and to view this effort as a victory in itself.

From Lelly - think about the Olympic motto, and how it can apply to our every day lives. citius. altius. fortius. are we giving our best? can we find victories in the efforts we make every day? i'll see you on the gold medal podium!

I found out last Friday that I have pneumonia and thanks to this little box full of pills I am feeling much stronger.


This isn't my first bout with pneumonia. A little over 3 years ago I was in the hospital with pneumonia. LaLa was only 10 weeks old and it was more stressful for me to be in the hospital and finally they sent me home because I wasn't getting better because I was so worried about my babies. I thought what's the big deal - it's only pneumonia. A few weeks later I got a call in the middle of the night from my sister telling me that my brother had passed away at the age of 42.


My brother had lived his own life and had made choices that made his life harder than it needed to be. After all the years of drug use his body was in pretty rough shape and his life was pretty sad and lonely. When we finally got the coroners report the cause of death was listed as pneumonia.

This time I took the diagnosis a little more serious and have tried to take it easy and get better.


  1. So much for it being just a bought with the flu, eh? Yuck! Hope you are feeling better soon...so sad about your brother though!

  2. I am so glad you are starting to feel better. I still really worry about you over doing.
    That is a nice picture of Bruce.
    I love you

  3. One of our nurses passed away from the pneumonia that she caught from her patient. Take care of yourself!

  4. How sad about your brother. Being in the hospital with a newborn at home would be so difficult. Take it easy. I hope you are feeling better really soon.

  5. That is sad about your brother. Take care of yourself. I am glad you are feeling stronger

  6. I hope you are feeling better. I had pneumonia a few years ago too & it sure isn't fun. I'm so sorry about your brother. What a hard life.

  7. I'm so glad that your on the mend. People don't realize just how serious pneumonia can be...but your family knows all to well.

    We leave for AZ tomorrow. I'd sure love to get together with you and Bren. I hope we can work something out.

    Take care!

  8. Amazing what a box of the right little pills can do! or can't do!
    Glad you are feeling better. Sorry about your brother...

  9. oh do make sure you take care of yourself...sometimes that is the hardest person to take care of!