Monday, October 14, 2013
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This is a letter from a TOPS friend who recently went to be with our Lord and Savior
We will miss you April.
April's letter to us all (Posted by Bill East)
As a child, I loved to run and play. I remember one day I was running full out, turned my head to make sure that mom and dad were watching, and ran smack dab into a tree. When everyone could quit laughing, they made sure that I was ok (I've got a really hard head).
I did get into a lot of mischief when I was younger. There was one time that I still feel guilty about. Bill and I were outside playing (I was maybe in kindergarten), and I started pulling up my mom's flowers. Well, mom came out to see why we were being so quiet, and I looked up at her and said "Mommy, look what Bill did!" It's a wonder he still speaks to me!!
There was another time, after the flower incident, when we lived in Dorris. I got mad about something (not very important, I'm sure), and decided to run away from home. Do you know that my poor beleaguered brother decided to come with me to protect me? Now that's love.
Our Heavenly Father and our Beloved Savior are the same. Our Savior goes before us and protects us. He helps us as much as we will allow him to. Our father blesses us as we do His will. When we live as we are told to, we receive more blessings than we can hold. I have made many mistakes in my life, some of them serious, and because of the love and Atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ, I was able to find forgiveness.
People ask me how I can deal with my afflictions so well, It is because I love and trust in my Heavenly Father and Savior. They strengthen me. It is also because of my family. They have been so supportive and loving, and I will be eternally thankful that God decided to send me to this family. I am also strengthened by the love and support of my dear friends, my ward family. I don't think that you realize how much you have helped me.
I am now free to run again, I have missed that (let's just hope that I don't run into anymore trees!!)
I will miss you all, but if allowed I will keep an eye on you and help out where I can until we see each other again in our Father's house. I'll love you always.
Friday, June 07, 2013
I may have posted this on several sites as well because I want and need to get as much input as I can on this subject,because sometimes I feel our doctors don't do enough or act fast enough( especially if you a Vet in the V.A system) and feel the need to readdress it here in a blog.
Lately I have been getting muscle cramps, I don't mean mild ones but ones that bring you to your knees, bring tears to your eyes or make you want to amputate the appendage. Most of the severe ones happen at night while I'm in bed, These are usually in my calves, (they sometimes will happen when I stretch.) my thighs, and ankles, that one was one of the worst, I didn't think I was going to be able to straighten out my foot. the ones in my hands can happen any time, The ones in my tongue (yes I said tongue) happen mostly when I play my harp but there are other times, In my abdomen, when I am twisting like when I'm seated and bending to pick something up. and in my back. I pretty much get them everywhere and they knot up the muscle and when I do work it free it hurts for a while afterward, sometimes for days.
Anyway they are getting more frequent, tonight I couldn't play my guitar at practice because my hand cramped so bad. Very depressing and I'm scared. One of my biggest fears is to end up like this guy I was in the hospital with back in the 70's. His whole body was knotted up from cramps it was permanent and he had to be hooked up to this machine that sent electric current through his muscles for relief. I've always worried about this. And I've told my wife if I end up this way she needs to figure out a way to kill me because I do not want to live like that.
My wife heard something about cold laser therapy and thinks I should look into it. Has anyone here tried it?
Please let me know if any of you are experiencing this.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
It's been a while since I have been on line here. Too long in fact. And now after having a heart attack and a triple bypas surgery I realize I need to get off my butt and do something about this weight! Why is it for many people, like myself, it takes something like this to make you open your eyes. It is so easy to put something off and say I'll get to it tomorrow. Well guess what! My tomorrow almost didn't get here! And realizing that and looking at all the things I needed to do, wanted to do, and would have missed if I hadn't had the knowledge and knew what to do when I had the heart attack. My Dr's made it very clear how lucky I was to have survived. So, I want to pass a little something on to you, GET OFF YOUR BUTT! Don't wait for what happened to me to happen to you. This is a good program, you just have to follow it! I know I am going to get serious about it now.
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