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May is the "be good to myself" month.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I'm going to take one step at a time. I'm going to listen to my body for food, exercise, and sleep I'm going to let my heart grow with love, and let that love flow out, but not allow others to take from me. I'm going to protect my spirit with this love: a shield but also a doorway, and I chose when to open the door and to whom.

I will eat reasonably every day and not use my "leftover" calorie on junk food.
I will attend dance class every week, yoga class 6 times this month, spinning class every week. I will get back in the pool. I will stretch for 10 minutes every evening, possibly with 1/2 of yoga.
I will tell my loved ones that I love them every time that I see them. When someone I haven't spoken to comes to mind, I'm get in touch with them to say "I love you".
I will say evening prayers with my children and my husband. I will thank God every day for the miracle and mercy her showed by saving my niece from drowning.
I will give freely from what I have. I will ask forgiveness when I ere. I will not carry guilt about those things that I cannot do or those errors I do make. I will expect my best, which is not perfection, and I will forgive myself for not being perfect.

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LESLIEJEAN43 5/2/2008 11:16AM

    Sounds like a good, but ambitious, program! I'm glad you will be forgiving yourself when you are not perfect!

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God is Merciful

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Do you know that Mercy means “Undeserved Kindness”? God has been merciful to us. My niece came off the paralytic medications this morning, and within two hours had pulled out her own ventilator tube. My brother and sister-in-law arrived soon after and were recognized and asked (by this 2 ½ year old) to help her (sit up or get out of the arm boards she needed so she didn’t pull anything else out!). Now, baby is alternating sleeping and waking, for 60-90 minutes at a time, recognizes all family members and her nurse, asking for random toys (just because the toys are at home), and when she wakes up from this nap she can have some apple juice because she complains about the bad taste in her mouth!!

Would you like to know the series of miracles? The children were playing together and saw the baby go in; while the 4 year old screamed bloody murder, the 6 year old sister jumped in and started pulling toward the shallow end. Although the children had been screaming all day, my brother responded and ran around to the back of the house. Within 9 seconds of the 911 call, a squad car arrived; he’d been patrolling the neighborhood; he immediately emptied all the water out of Gwenevere’s lungs. Within 29 seconds, a second car arrived; he’d been getting gas on the corner; he knew infant CPR and started rescue breathing. Within 90 seconds, an ambulance arrived; they had been close on a false call. By the time they were at the community hospital, the helicopter had arrived to airlift her to the children’s ICU after being stabilized in the ER. Within 60 minutes of the accident, she was in the specialty ICU.

Thank God. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
(edited to add photo of baby Gwenevere)

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KASHMIRA612 5/1/2008 10:22AM

    that is just crazy! all the right people in the right place at the right moment. That's wonderful that she's doing so great!

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LESLIEJEAN43 5/1/2008 8:54AM

    Thank God!
And, thank you for the update! It sounds as if all will be well!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Please, God, be with Gwenevere. Give wisdom to her doctors and health to her little body.

Please, if you believe, pray for my niece. She's just a baby and her sister pulled her out of the pool this evening. She's made it to the ICU, but I don't know much more.

My week has been long, and it's only Tuesday.

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LESLIEJEAN43 4/30/2008 2:45PM

    I am sorry to hear about your niece. Is there any news? I am praying.

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PEJKUG3 4/29/2008 11:53PM


I just stumbled across your blog - my daughter drown in 2003.


You post made my blood run cold. I SO know how it feels to stand in the PICU with a drowning victim....and all the guilt that goes along with it.

Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Praying Praying Praying.....


I am so very sorry.....

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PEACHY78 4/29/2008 10:10PM

    Oh how terrible. I will hope with all my might that she will be alright! I wish all the best for you and your loved ones.

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