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Update on My Car Accident

Monday, August 04, 2014




As many of you know, I was involved in a head-on collision accident with my van on June 7th. For nearly a month, I suffered from chronic neck pain that radiated down my right shoulder, arm and fingers. Prior to taking Physical Therapy (PT), I endured severe pain, limited neck motion, loss of mobility in my right arm, muscle spasms and numbness in my fingers.

After a month of PT, Iím no longer suffering from chronic neck pain. Iíve increased my neck motion and am able to use my right arm. I continue to have mild muscle spasms and the numbness in my fingers have spread up to my hand. Though, itís a slow process, Iím excited to be healing! In the next few months, I will be following-up with my Orthopedic Surgeon to see how Iím doing once PT is finished. The doctor and I are in great hopes of my continued healing without the possibility of future surgery.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased another reliable vehicle from the insurance check that I received. I feel relief in knowing that transportation is no longer an issue and Iím able to drive without experiencing severe pain.

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU so much for your continuous friendships, prayers and support throughout my healing process! IĎm so blessed to have wonderful spark friends such as you! You have made my journey easier with the kindness, concern and love you have shown me. I'm sending lots of love, gratitude and hugs to each one of you. Have a beautiful and blessed Monday.





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RYDERB 11/2/2014 9:19AM

    Monika, I can't believe I missed this blog. You went through this and never missed a beat. You have always been around and have been so supportive of everyone. I'm so sorry I wasn't here for you when you needed support. You are such an amazing person. Your strength, faith, and courage are a true inspiration.
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IGNITEME101 10/13/2014 3:14PM

    I've also been in a car accident. It's my left arm and shoulder plus into my fingers. I would love to now what has happened since your PT! I'm making plans now to have the EPI shots done in the hospital. Did you go through this? Thank you weather you respond or not. I had to ask you, though. emoticon

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MILLYPHAT 10/3/2014 5:34PM

  How are you doing?

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Keep on keeping on!
God Bless YOU!
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LKWQUILTER 9/25/2014 4:51PM

    Monika, I am behind on everything,. Glad to hear that you are doing better. ((HUGS))

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1GR8FULGAL 9/22/2014 9:16AM

    SO grateful you are better. Take good care! God bless.

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JUDITH316 9/21/2014 1:14AM

    Just want you to know I continue to pray for you and am rejoicing with you on your ongoing healing...God's Blessings and emoticon for your valued friendship emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SETTIMIA 9/19/2014 8:35AM

    HOPE THINGS ARE BETTER FOR YOU

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    Hope you are star emoticon ting to heal and feel better....

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BARB4HEALTH 9/16/2014 7:59AM

    How wonderful to be healing! Hope all goes well! emoticon

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MZADAMS 9/11/2014 1:09PM

  I'm so glad you're healing! Take your time, you'll be back at it before you know it!!! emoticon

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GODSCHILD2_2011 9/3/2014 11:24PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I pray that you will continue to get better and stronger each day.


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SUNNY332 8/22/2014 9:58AM

    I am so sorry to hear this but so glad to hear you are doing better, Monika, and able to get a reliable vehicle.

Our youngest Son was in a one car accident on Monday night and totaled out his PU. He broke his back in two place (L2 and L3) but they were clean fractures so no surgery required - only a back brace for 8 weeks or so. He is one lucky boy. I am thinking the accident involved alcohol but he is not saying. He just got out of treatment not too long ago. I wonder what his bottom will be? Keep him (Joshua) in your prayers.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/19/2014 2:01PM

    Glad to hear you are healing and no sense hurrying into surgery. Have you ever been told about laser therapy? I hear great things about that! Even one spf had one treatment for frozen shoulder and it worked, she is fine! PT or Chiropractors can do the treatment. Take care. emoticon

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 8/18/2014 9:19AM

    Dear Monika. I just read about your terrible accident. Glad to see you are making progress but so sorry you had to endure that trauma. emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 8/12/2014 10:31AM

    Wonderful news. So happy that your pain has decreased. Also, very happy that you have a new vehicle. emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/12/2014 8:50AM

    Take care, Monika!

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SETTIMIA 8/12/2014 8:43AM

    Hope you are ok

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AUNTALICE2 8/12/2014 8:14AM

    I just have read your post. I am glad you are healing so nicely and pray that you do not need surgery. emoticon

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DUGDIXIE1 8/12/2014 1:47AM

    Just read your blog about your accident. So sorry . So glad your ok. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 8/10/2014 9:47PM

    Great News! I'm so glad your doing better. I'm also sorry for being late in reading your good news. My computer is so slow again. I keep telling my self "I will not let my grand son use my computer anymore" Now I have to have it fixed again so this tine I will Not let my grand son use my computer. He's to young.
God Bless your and keep healing.
Love (((Hugs)))
Irene

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/10/2014 1:47PM

    I'm glad that your healing process is coming along nicely.

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DWORB415 8/6/2014 10:33AM

    So glad to hear you are healing! Thanks for keeping us updated!

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    Sis, this is emoticon news. I am smiling from ear to ear emoticon . But most of all, thanking God for all He is doing to help you heal! emoticon emoticon

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BELINDA37122 8/5/2014 11:22PM

    I am so happy that you are improving, Monika. I am keeping you in my prayers. Glad also that you now have transportation. It is amazing what P/T can do. I hope each day gets a little better. God bless you. We are blessed to have you as our friend and as one of the leaders on this family. Hugs, Judy

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 8/5/2014 10:34PM

    Praising God for your continued healing and for providing you with transportation! emoticon

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JOURNEY2KP 8/5/2014 7:56PM

    emoticon update!!

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EMMACORY 8/5/2014 6:37PM

    Monika, glad to hear that you are healing well. The body does mend when we give it the time it needs. Congratulations on a new car. Will continue to pray that you are stronger each day. Blessings! June emoticon

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AJDOVER1 8/5/2014 4:42PM

    You remain in my prayers! I'm in awe of your strength and grace through such an ordeal. It's a blessing that you're finding relief for your pain.
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/5/2014 1:41PM

    Continued hugs and prayers!

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    So glad you are feeling better. Praying and thinking of you! emoticon

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NANCY- 8/5/2014 8:53AM

    Happy to hear you are feeling better and am glad that you are continuing to heal.
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ROBNDOM 8/5/2014 8:02AM

    So glad you are on the mend! Happy to hear you were able to get a car and actually drive it. Prayers for continued and complete healing.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/5/2014 7:58AM

    This is wonderful news - so very glad to hear that you are getting better!

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    emoticon for the update will keep praying for you Monika emoticon emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 8/5/2014 6:54AM

    So glad to hear u r doing better!!!! continuing to pray for you girl! Good luck emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2014 6:36AM

    So very glad you are feeling so well .. Will be good to have wheels again I'm sure ..
Thank you dear friend for all your support and friendship ...
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RYDERSAUNT14 8/5/2014 6:10AM

    Monika, I'm glad you weren't in worse shape. That's scary to be in any car accident. My accident in 2006 left me a bit shaken as I'd never been in an accident before. It was the other driver's fault. She wasn't paying attention to the light and smashed me on the right side, shattering my window and shoving me into another car. My car was totaled. I will pray for your continued healing.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 8/5/2014 6:09AM

    Complete healing in Jesus name...,

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    emoticon and prayers for you for continued healing!

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TEXASFILLY 8/5/2014 1:44AM

    emoticon emoticon news of your healing! Will keep you in our prayers and that you return to wholeness, free of pain. Congratulations on securing another vehicle. Take care of your sweet self~ emoticon BB~ emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/5/2014 1:11AM

    So glad to hear your update. You are healing well and making awesome progress. I hope you are emotionally healing as well. Such a life changing experience.
Glad you were able to replace your car with one you have confidence in.

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SAL1512 8/5/2014 12:00AM

    You know how I love good news !
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JAMER123 8/4/2014 11:00PM

    Monika, you are a marvel in strength and character. I am so glad to hear you are doing much better. Glad you have a vehicle now and that you are driving. Good for you. I will continue to pray but now it will be the blessings that I have you as a friend that has come through a difficult period of her life! Blessings to you!!!
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BETRHO48 8/4/2014 10:57PM

    Glad to read you are doing better after such a serious accident. Very glad.
I pray for your continued recovery.
In the short time we have been SparkFriends, you have been a real blessing to me. Thank you for that.
~Beth

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MAMAMOOSE54 8/4/2014 8:54PM

    So glad to hear that you are doing better and praying for complete recovery for you!!
I am sure it is a relief to have reliable transportation now.
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GOOZLEBEAR 8/4/2014 8:18PM

    Monika, so thankful to hear you are feeling so much better and that you have a new vehicle. I'm sorry I've also been hit or miss with my Sparking lately but wanted to send you hugs and prayers. emoticon

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Happy Birthday in Heaven, Bill!

Sunday, July 27, 2014




In loving memory of my beloved husband and soulmate, Bill.

Who left my loving arms on January 28, 2008.





Always on my mind, forever in my heart. We are forever connected between the invisible string leading from your eternal heart to my earthly heart. Till we meet again in heaven.





Forever In My Heart
(written by: Teresa Shelton Bright)

The Love of a Wonderful hHsband
Is Something That Always Lives On.
Filling The Days With Precious Memories,
Long After His Presence Is Gone.
I Will Always Feel The Warmth Of His Caring,
His Memory Will Never Part.
For The Love Of A Wonderful Husband
Will Forever Live On ........ Inside My Heart.





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LIFE-FAITH 8/4/2014 11:10AM

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    HI HOW ARE YOU?

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BETRHO48 8/3/2014 4:48PM

    emoticon This is so very beautiful, Monika, just like you!
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DSJB9999 8/1/2014 4:59PM

    Beautiful Monika, sending you love and best wishes xxx emoticon emoticon

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SETTIMIA 8/1/2014 4:37AM

    THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS SENT TO YOU

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BAMAJAM2 7/29/2014 1:11PM

  "Filling the days with precious memories"-----
May such special memories give you a sense of joy.
You were indeed blessed to have a cherished, loving husband---
Gentle hugs for you. . .

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EMMACORY 7/28/2014 10:34AM

    Our soul mates live forever in our hearts. Blessings, June emoticon

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ROBNDOM 7/28/2014 8:44AM

    Thinking of you. So glad you had a wonderful husband even though he left you way too soon.

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TEXASFILLY 7/28/2014 1:12AM

    emoticon Thinking of you as our beloveds shared the same birthday. I hope they celebrated together in heaven. Until we meet them again~ emoticon BB~

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Thanks for sharing Bill with us!
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AJDOVER1 7/27/2014 10:27PM

    Lovely tribute, Monika. Those we love live forever in that love....

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DEBIGENE 7/27/2014 10:08PM

    This was a beautiful tribute Monika.

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JAMER123 7/27/2014 8:48PM

    What a beautiful tribute to your husband, Monika. It shows the ties you still have with him & will always be in your heart. God bless and know he is watching over you.
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    God Bless You dear Monika....such a lovely tribute to your DH..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/27/2014 7:24PM

    So beautifully written and presented on your page. I am sure Bill is smiling down on you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill!

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    emoticon Know he's your angel watching out for you.

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-WISPY- 7/27/2014 4:25PM

    Blessings Monika and what a lovely tribute to the life of love you shared.

Hugs Wispy

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HOLLYM48 7/27/2014 3:56PM

    emoticon I know he will always be with you in spirit. Thinking of you on this special day.

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SUSIEPH1 7/27/2014 3:29PM

    Thank you Monika dear for sharing your tribute to your DH with us ..It is just beautiful . emoticon emoticon

I think i know exactly how you feel.. The loss , the closeness, the sharing and giving .. But most of all, the loving arms that held you close ..
Bill will live on in your heart my friend .. The loss won't get any easier but we will prevail .. Love you .. susie xx
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COLOR-BLUE 7/27/2014 2:55PM

    Monika,

What a loving tribute to your DH. It's so touching that you're not ashamed to share your feelings with me. I'm rejoicing because your DH is in a much better place, with God, and you'll be joining him when God see's fit. Take heart that you'll be with him again!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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    emoticon Thinking of you.

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    What a loving tribute to your husband-thank you for sharing.
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    Monika, What a beautiful way to tell your beloved, Happy Birthday. emoticon emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/27/2014 1:23PM

    This is beautiful Monika,
God bless your memories of Bill. Happy birthday to him.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/27/2014 12:43PM

    AWESOME blog and Tribute to your wonderful husband Bill!!! Thank you for sharing, Monika.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Prayers, blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

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    emoticon This was a beautiful post.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/27/2014 10:56AM

    The memories never fade do they. My husband went home in April 2011. I miss him everyday. I know we will meet again. Hugs to you today as you honor Bill's memory.

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    So sweet, lovely..... emoticon

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BELINDA37122 7/27/2014 10:31AM

    Beautiful, Monika. It is bittersweet....isn't it? The physical void but the precious joy of the loving memories of the times you shared. God bless you as you remember Bill today on his birthday. Thank you for sharing it with us. Judy
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  Sending blessings to you as you remember your dear hubby

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/27/2014 9:28AM

    We never stop missing our loved ones, Monika. Lovely tribute. Hope you are feeling well now, after your accident.

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Honoring Fourth of July

Friday, July 04, 2014










emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon As we celebrate our Nation's birth, please HONOR the men and women of our Armed Forces, past, present and future, whose courage, commitment and continued sacrifices enable us to enjoy living in a free country! REMEMBER those whose lives were cut short while serving our country! Each and every day, my patriotic heart beats red, white and blue! God Bless America! God Bless Our Troops and their families as we celebrate the Fourth of July! Have a beautiful and blessed Independence Day!












~ Monika ~ emoticon

  
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TXGRANDMA 7/17/2014 8:54AM

    Beautiful tribute to the 4th! It was a sad 4th of July around here this year. Fireworks exploded, killing one man and injuring severely, two others. Comanche county is praying! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 7/9/2014 1:29AM

    Monika,

Thank you for taking the time to honor our service members, past, present, and future. This really touches my heart, as I'm one of the past. Thank you!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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    Thanks for this lovely and heartfelt blog. I do hope and pray you are doing better and getting stronger every day.

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    Beautiful tribute to our servicemen and women-thanks Monika!
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    Happy Birthay U.S.A. !!!
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    Beautiful tribute..... :-)

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    Thank you for popping by

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    Hugs

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    Excellent!

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    I love your memorial to our troops, nice job!

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AJDOVER1 7/4/2014 7:30PM

    I hope you're doing well. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your upbeat posts!

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SUSIEPH1 7/4/2014 6:53PM

    Hi Monika .. Your page is beautiful.. Such a lovely way to celebrate your Nations birth ..
Thank you dear heart for all your wonderful support ..
How are you ? Have you had the results from MRI yet?.
Always in my heart ..
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    Such a wonderful reminder for all of us!! Thank you!!!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOD BLESS AMERICA ....Her citizens and those who fought for that freedom, and continue to fight for her today!!!!

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    emoticon A commitment to freedom, a willingness to give all, this is what many in our country have done. It includes military, fire, police, and many behind the scenes that assist others. Thank you one and all! emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/4/2014 10:43AM

    Good morning Monika,
your blog is beautiful.
Thank you and God bless your day with your family.
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SLIMMERJESSE 7/4/2014 9:51AM

    I never forget and am always thankful. Hope you're doing okay.

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    We will never forget the courage of our founding fathers or those that have fought and died to keep our freedom!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/4/2014 7:27AM

    Have a very nice weekend. I sure hope you are feeling better

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Update on My Car Accident

Saturday, June 28, 2014




On June 7th, I was involved in a head-on collision accident with my van. Since my auto accident, I have been in extreme pain. Iím suffering from chronic neck pain that has radiated down my right shoulder, arm and fingers. Iíve been experiencing limited neck motion, loss of mobility in my right arm, numbness in my fingers, muscle spasms, difficulty sitting short periods of time and sleep disturbances throughout the night. The medications that have been prescribed to me were to help reduce the inflammation, relax the muscles and relieve the severity of the pain. Unfortunately, the medications have not relieved any of the symptoms that Iíve been dealing with. I am currently seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in neck pain and spinal cord injuries. The last few weeks, Iíve had numerous of X-rays performed on an out-patient basis. The Orthopedist is concerned that my injuries may be caused from torn ligaments, pinched nerves or possible fractures that are not showing up on the imaging reports. On Monday, I'm scheduled to have an MRI performed and will be seeing my doctor to discuss the results on the same day.

What I miss the most is not being able to respond to the kindness that I receive on a daily basis, unable to participate in fitness team challenges Iíve achieved since my spark journey began and visiting spark pages to continue my support on how proud I am of your progress. You are an INSPIRATION to me! Please know that I have not forgotten my spark friends and teammates. Because of my limitations, I hope no one thinks that our friendship is one-sided. I treasure your friendships and appreciate the correspondence that I receive from you. Until my injuries subside, the only solution that I have found to show my support and encouragement towards you is to continue updating the motivational quotes that I post each day on my current status that is seen in our friend feeds.

THANK YOU for your continuous prayers, support, patience and understanding as to why I'm unable to reach out to you as much as you have done for me. Itís an honor that you allow me the privilege to be a part of your journey and be blessed with friendships I hold close to my heart. I'm sending love, gratitude and hugs to each one of you. Have a beautiful and blessed weekend.






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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/24/2014 4:00PM

    I am rather behind the times here - so sorry for this. Hope things are going better by now.
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MULTIMOM 7/21/2014 10:08PM

    Monika,
I am so sorry about your accident. I had no idea until I started up my sparkpage today. I am truly sorry that you injuries are keeping you in pain, and I will be lifting you up in prayer each and every day. You are truly a special person, and so inspirational to hundreds if not thousands of people. Please know, that I will ask my church families to pray for you as well. I know you won't be able to spark as much as you would like, but every now and then give us an update.
I will be keeping in touch.
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TXGRANDMA 7/17/2014 8:49AM

    I just read your blog after seeing your comment on Joanie's page, and had to come and read and see how you were doing. So sorry to hear about your accident (head on, you are lucky to be still here with us!) and the constant pain that you are now in. Please keep us updated on what is to be done after the MRI findings. God Bless you and prayers for your healing are on the way. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA48 7/16/2014 12:21PM

    emoticon and emoticon sent your way and I hope that you're feeling better with each new day!

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MAESTRAPLANK12 7/16/2014 8:58AM

    Monika, Carol is right about the improvements they have made in back surgery. Our son had a successful back surgery which has helped him immensely with mobility and pain control after his mountain bike accident. you are in my thoughts and prayers! emoticon

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PURPLEROSES_2 7/14/2014 11:09AM

    please know that you are in my prayers and I hope that the mri will find out what is causing your pain. thanks for your continued encouragement to me.

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BRITISHGAL14 7/13/2014 11:29AM

    Monika,
I am so sorry to hear about your car accident. I am praying that you continue to heal, and recover.

Keep us posted. We are all here for you, and thinking about you.

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EDWARDSC393 7/12/2014 10:36AM

    Monika, sorry to hear about your accident. Its going to take time to heal as God wills. You are such an inspirational person, in spite of whats happened. Take care and keep me posted. I,ll be praying for you! Cherie

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ZEN_WOMAN 7/10/2014 7:32PM

    Thank you for letting me know about this blog. I will be praying you get better soon.

MJ-

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MERAINA 7/10/2014 12:58PM

    Praying for you much.
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1GR8FULGAL 7/9/2014 11:04PM

    OMGosh!! I had no idea; I'm so sorry!! You take all the time you need and do all you can; we're all right here for you ALWAYS and forever!!!
Would massage therapy help? If your MD approves it, of course. All the best to you--gentle hugs and hearty prayers nancy

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WERSPBUDDIES 7/9/2014 11:51AM

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I'm so sorry to hear about the accident,I hopeand pray that you get good resultsfrom the MRI,and the Dr. too. My prayers are with you .

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WINDMILLS18 7/9/2014 11:14AM

    Oh my goodness, I am so glad you are okay! You are such a strong woman! I know that you will heal and continue to do amazing things in your life! I am sending positive vibes and virtual hugs your way!
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CHESAKAT41 7/9/2014 10:24AM

    I haven't been on in forever - so sorry to hear about your accident. I am praying time will heal you. The body is strong and so is the mind...Blessings to you and yours...Hugs
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MACILINN 7/8/2014 8:32PM

    OMG Monica, i havent been sparking for awhile, I had no idea. I am so sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you recover in rapid speed. It's awful to have constant pain, I feel for you. I am sure w/your loving happy attitude, you will heal quickly. Do what the docs say, I broke 3 vertibres in my upper back a few yrs ago, the best advice I was told is do your best to heal w/o problems or you will feel it the rest of your life. I am symptom free, it took a few yrs though. I swear I didn't pick up a cup of water for 6 mos, or move at all. took up tennis to strengthen my back muscles. Do what you can. Listen and tense muscles heal slower! My prayers are with you! Happy healing! Look at the things that are good around you, be a have, not a havenot! This will heal faster and w/less pain. Hugs ~Maci~

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IMNOTSTOPPIN 7/8/2014 5:01PM

    Monika,
OMG you've been through so much with this terrible accident. You're in my prayers for healing and recovery. You've been truly a blessing to me and look at how many others your life has touched. I hope you're able to be given comfort that you need. Your SPARKTACULAR Spark Mail is so awesome with a wide range of tools to use on our journey!

Antonette

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QTEALADY20031 7/8/2014 12:01PM

    Monika, I am so sorry that I too missed this as I am away for a week out of the month to visit my elderly friend. I hope the MRI will pinpoint your problem so that you have a plan of care to help heal what you are going through. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers daily! emoticon June

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/8/2014 8:56AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and the pain you're subjected to... I will add you to my prayers.

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JAIRIE813 7/7/2014 9:28PM

    Hugs and prayers for you and hope for answers from the doctors soon! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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MINDYJ1 7/7/2014 7:44PM

    I am so very sorry about your accident. I will be keeping you in my prayers! emoticon emoticon

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NEWBUTTERFLY2 7/7/2014 7:09PM

    Take care of yourself and thanks for the encouraging words. I'll be praying for many blessing for you on your road to healthy recovery. emoticon emoticon

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LADYSHERRY 7/7/2014 3:24PM

    Don't you worry about us. We are here for you and are sending you prayers

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ILUVTTV 7/7/2014 1:27PM

    What a horrible experience! Prayers for healing being offered! Take care of yourself, follow doctor's orders, and get better!

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SGTSUNNY 7/7/2014 12:15PM

    Hugs and prayers for you. Sending you good thoughts to help your healing

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RENIESSPARKIN 7/7/2014 11:45AM

    Oh, Monika, it is obvious from this outpouring that you are well loved with many of us praying for your speedy recovery. I pray that your pain will be eased and then completely dispersed. It sounds just awful and makes me tense up with empathy.

You are a special spirit with a big heart. May you be blessed in every way you need or desire.
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With all my love,
Renie

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SDEHNKE 7/7/2014 11:12AM

    I didn't know you were going through this. I hope the doctors can find some answers for you and soon. As if the physical side of it and dealing with pain weren't bad enough dealing with insurance companies and repair shops is a pain in the backside.

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/7/2014 10:07AM

    I'm so sorry I hope you start to feel better soon. Thank you for letting me know what is going on. If you don't mind I'll had you to my prayers.

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SPARKMEG77 7/7/2014 10:00AM

    I am so sorry about your accident. I am praying for a quick recovery for you emoticon

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MSFROGGIE 7/7/2014 8:30AM

    I'm so sorry about your accident. I will keep you in my prayers!! Thank you for finding the time to stop by and say hello!! emoticon

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CATHOLICCORGI 7/7/2014 7:34AM

    emoticon Good Morning, Monika!
YOU are SPARKTACULAR!! emoticon
I am sorry about your accident, and that there has not been as much pain improvement as expected. I hope the MRI can enlighten your medical teams.
You have accomplished a lot, and will achieve much more as things improve.
You can live beyond your circumstances!
You are in my prayers! emoticon emoticon

Here's one of my favorite Daily Motivator quotes:

You Are Still You

Because you are aware of your awareness, you can transcend it. Not only can you see what is here and now, you can visualize the best of what can be.

If you were limited to merely reacting to events, you would be a prisoner of your circumstances. But you are not any such thing.

For you are blessed with the ability to step back from even the most intense situations. You can hold and nurture within you a vision that transcends the outer reality of any moment.

Keep that in mind the next time you become frustrated by lifeís ups and downs. There is a very real and powerful part of you that exists above and beyond every frustration, setback and disappointment.

By all means live and enjoy and experience life in the universe that surrounds you. At the same time, stay connected to that essential part of you that exists independent of the outside influences.

Whatever happens or fails to happen, you are still you at the deepest, most profound level. Remember that, and youíll find renewed confidence to step boldly forward no matter what.

ó Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/motivate/060415
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LILY8486 7/7/2014 7:04AM

    Good Morning, Monika! I just wanted to let you know you are an encouragement to so many...... I am so sorry you are going thru all this and i am praying for you... emoticon

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LINTPICKER 7/7/2014 6:43AM

    Our prayers are with you!

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ROSEWCI 7/7/2014 5:47AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, Monika. You'll be in my prayers daily from here on out. You are loved, my friend!

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IAMDARLENE 7/7/2014 3:28AM

   


Honey, I am so sorry you were in that accident. I didn't know about this till a few minutes ago when I read what you wrote on my page.

Rest and let yourself heal. It is amazing how our bodies heal.

Take good care of yourself. hugs, Darlene

P S Thanks for leaving the notes using the word Sparktacular!! I noticed in one place you mentioned journaling. I've done a lot of journaling and it is good.

How about you journaling about this accident.? I know writing down my feelings has helped me enormously.

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JIBBIE49 7/7/2014 1:08AM

    Oh, I am so glad you let me know about being in an accident. I'm certainly glad you didn't get killed!!! I was telling the children about a couple in Texas that I read about who had 3 children, and he worked nights at a Chicken egg Ranch and she worked Days and she was apparently late driving to work and she crossed the center line as he came over the hill on his way home from work and they hit head on and were both killed. They said they didn't know why she crossed the line, but she was driving at a high speed.
So, I'm certainly glad to know you are seeing a top doctor. You may find help with a Yoga Master. Years ago Priscilla Patrick was in an accident & the doctors couldn't help her with her pain, but told her to see a Yoga Master as she was then living in Okinawa. She did and six weeks later she was pain free. It sold her on Yoga and she has taught on PBS-TV and her studio is in NC. Her web site is at www.yogaone.com She has DVDs on back pain.

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BARBIEE52 7/7/2014 1:06AM

    Monika,
I am so sorry about your accident...it sounds familiar to what I went through after I had a car accident, so I feel the pain you are going through..I am sending many, many prayers for you, and I will be thinking of you. Hope they find something soon.
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COLOR-BLUE 7/6/2014 10:53PM

    Monika,

My dear, dear friend, I had no idea. I'm privileged that you allowed me to see you in your weakness. I've always treasured your posts, and I could feel the love behind each key stroke, as I can with all the other members of our family here in SparkPeople Land. I had to stop for a moment and pray for you right away. What I prayed, I have no idea, for when it comes from the Spirit, I have no idea what's coming out of my mouth, but I will say from this physical man, I pray for you health, to return to better than it was before. I pray that your doctors find what is going on, as they also include you in the loop, for your feed back. I pray that you're proactive in your own health care. And, I pray for God's peace, the peace that passes all understanding fall on you, so that your pain will be alleviated. In the matchless name of Jesus, AMEN!!!!

Please, please, keep me posted as to what's going on, and thank you for being my champion and personal cheerleader!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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-WISPY- 7/6/2014 10:50PM

    Monica, so many many lovely posts. I have just read about your accident on someone else's spark page and just wanted to pop in and say I am so sorry to read about the pain you are in.

I am hoping no one else was injured in the accident and that you are now getting a good report after the scans. Please let us know how things are going.

Loving thoughts. Wispy.

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R2COUNTRY 7/6/2014 10:46PM

    I am so sorry you are in pain and not able to do all you want. I pray now that the MRI will identify any and all issues and that God will skill the Doctor that he makes every best decision. You are safe in the arms of God and he works all things for the good of those who love him. May He receive great glory in your healing and witness. emoticon

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KATHYJO56 7/6/2014 10:04PM

    I am so sorry that I did not see this until today. I am so glad that posted something on my Spark Page. I am relieved that you are having an MRI. I suffered injuries similar to yours in a 1997 head on accident and I did have 3 fractured vertebrae in my neck. It took 10 months to get a doctor to schedule that MRI. I am praying for you and wish you the best and I hope to find updates on your page. emoticon

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WILDKAT781 7/6/2014 9:48PM

    I did not know about this until today - I'm so sorry you were in the accident...I will be praying for your recovery emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 7/6/2014 8:19PM

    Dear Monica,
I was shocked to read today that you were involved in a head-on car accident. I'm so thankful you and your son's lives were spared. I'm sorry you have been suffering from the after effects physically plus your van was totaled. May God help the doctor(s) in the decisions on how to best help you in your recovery. You are in my prayers. We know Satan wants to destroy us, but God still has a work. You are an Encourager to so many, Monica. Hopefully we can encourage you to take the neccesary time to heal and don't worry about us. Your friends all KNOW you are here for them.
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SILVER1369 7/6/2014 2:15PM

    emoticon that the doctors can find out what is wrong and then help you to recover and be out of pain. emoticon

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SILVER_WOLF1221 7/6/2014 2:13PM

    Wow, so sorry to hear. I am glad you made it through the accident, but the pain you are in sounds horrible. I hope they can find something to ease it. Lots of positive vibes and thoughts going your way!

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JUDITH316 7/6/2014 4:20AM

    My dear Monika, I am so sorry to hear about your accident, I missed this post but want you to know I am praying now and am trusting the Lord to bring you healing from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. I am praying that all pain & numbness will cease and be gone in Jesus Name!

I am sorry the medical team haven't been able to help you, but I know the One who can and is able, His Name is Jesus, the Great Physician...

What Man cannot do the Great Physician & Healer can do, I am believing for complete healing and total restoration for every part of your body...

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GLORY- 7/6/2014 12:24AM

    I am so sorry to hear they have not been able to help you much. Now don't you be concerned about us. Of course we understand and know you are a special emoticon . You just take care of yourself and dont stay at the computer if it causes you pain. you give so much, now its time for you to receive. You are in my prayers! emoticon emoticon

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SAC-6582 7/6/2014 12:16AM

    Praying for your recovery.

Steve

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NEED2SUCCEED 7/5/2014 10:49PM

    Hugs and prayers sent your way!
Stay positive and moving forward Monika!!!
And Keep the SPARK ALIVE!!!

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AWESOMECAROL55 7/5/2014 9:53PM

    Monika...
I had no idea you were going through this! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda had major back surgery in Feb. And got through it remarkably well...it totally relieved the pain and the numbness she was experiencing in her legs. They have made great strides in spinal surgery! Keep the faith!

Carol



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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/5/2014 9:33PM

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Covering you with prayer!
Hope you feel 100% better very soon!
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Happy Father's Day In Heaven!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

emoticon In Loving Memory of my heavenly dad - Samuel L. Powell emoticon

Thank you for all the wonderful advice and direction you have given me over the years that shaped me into the person I am today. You truly are my hero! Never forgotten and forever loved!








emoticon In Loving Memory of my heavenly husband and soulmate - Bill emoticon

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Always on my mind, forever in my heart. We are forever connected between the invisible string leading from your eternal heart to my earthly heart.









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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/24/2014 4:00PM

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BAMAJAM2 6/18/2014 1:21PM

  This blog touches my heart. . .
And I hope you are healed from your accident.
Bless you!

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NEVERORNOW 6/17/2014 11:04AM

    What a beautiful tribute to these two wonderful men! emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 6/17/2014 2:49AM

    Check out my blogs from the 14th and 15th. My dad's birthday on Flag Day and then his heavenly wishes for Father's Day. My sentiments much the same as yours....miss them daily and forever connected in my heart and soul!

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 6/16/2014 8:11PM

    Monica thank you for posting this loving and heart felt blog and tribute to your dear dad and your dear loving hubby. It's so beautiful, just like you. I'm still sending prayers for your speedy recovery. May you gain strength every day. God Bless you dear friend.

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TEXASFILLY 6/16/2014 6:45PM

    emoticon Your beautiful tribute made me cry~ in lonesomeness for my Daddy's company~ and in joy to know that he's in Heaven and we shall be together again someday. Thank you for sharing your love~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 6/16/2014 10:41AM

    That's beautiful! emoticon

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BELINDA37122 6/16/2014 9:16AM

    Absolutely beautiful tribute Monika. You brought tears of joy to my eyes for the beautiful men who shared your life. I had the dad, my Pop. I was not fortunate enough to have a soulmate as you. I am so happy that you had him in your life and sorry that he in not with you on earth but know that you are still together in heart. God bless and thank you for this awesome blog. Have a blessed Monday. Hope you are getting better everyday and not so sore from the accident. God bless. Judy emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/16/2014 4:05AM

    Such a beautiful tribute to your Dear Father and your Darling Husband ..
Absolutely beautiful ..
Lots of love to you and your Children ..
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JAMER123 6/15/2014 9:09PM

    emoticon For a beautiful posting
emoticon for celebrating the life of Bill
emoticon For all fathers now in heaven
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emoticon for you, Monika. What a wonderful friend you are. Thank you!!

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YELLOW09RED 6/15/2014 8:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Monika
Hugs for your evening.
I hope your day with your children was blessed.
Debbie

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/15/2014 8:01PM

    THANK YOU! So Beautiful!

HUGS
Pam

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SAL1512 6/15/2014 5:48PM

    Thank you for sharing!!!
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JCARDINAL 6/15/2014 2:42PM

    Beautiful!

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    emoticon blog!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 6/15/2014 11:06AM

    Nothing more needs to be said.

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RHOOK20047 6/15/2014 9:23AM

    That was beautiful. What a great tribute. Sorry for your losses, they must have been loving men in your life!

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ICECUB 6/15/2014 9:08AM

    what a wonderful tribute to your father and husband

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