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changes and such....

Friday, April 30, 2010

Just when things are going good, my body fails me. Well not really but, I do get a sinus infection and then stomach/bowel problems, today things seem to be better.
Tomorrow my husband and I are going on our date day, we are going to a wedding down in Scottsdale and then spending the night. I am so looking forward to this retreat emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/1/2010 5:43AM

    I hope you are feeling better. Have a great time!

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MOMFAN 5/1/2010 12:48AM

    Hugs and prayers!

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BELLJOANN 4/30/2010 8:27PM

    Have a wonderful time and make sure you really enjoy yourself.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/30/2010 4:52PM

    Hope you are feeling well for you exciting weekend away.

ENJOY!

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GRANDMAAMIE 4/30/2010 11:31AM

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER

AMIE

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My Biggie

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My biggie accomplishment...I drove to Prescott Valley(45miles) to the movies with my grandson. Since my son passed away I never drove further than Camp Verde(5miles) but now I'm ready to move ahead slowly. I know RILEY and GOD are watching over me and I am blessed :)
Since taking in these two foster children, my heart seems to have opened more to love. My beloved son would have wanted me to live forward and not to keep dwelling on what 'could have'. So I am doing my best to get out more and live this life GOD gave me
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/29/2010 3:38AM

    That's wonderful. I know Riley would be proud of you!

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MOMFAN 4/27/2010 10:40PM

    I am so proud of you!

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/27/2010 6:26PM

    emoticon You are right, you are living and need to live. God has a reason for everything that happens in our lives. We just have to have the FAITH and go on as your son and Definitely God has a plan for you.

Sometimes it's just to be able to help others in similar situations.

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SNAZZYPS 4/27/2010 5:59PM

    I'm so glad you are living life again, Your foster children are lucky to have you in their lives.
Keep stepping forward!!! emoticon

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Glad to hear of your accomplishment!

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IBLEVNHIM 4/27/2010 1:12PM

    emoticonI pray that God continue to give you the strength to continue on your way.You are "special"!

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DAISYDAY25 4/27/2010 12:27PM

  good jo. Will pray for you as you move a head.

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LWHITE2463 4/27/2010 12:15PM

    Hooray!!! Good for you! Just keep taking one step at a time. God bless you and the foster children! emoticon

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Updates

Monday, April 26, 2010

My oldest son (26) and his girlfriend have been having difficulties and as much as we are trying to stay out of it, we keep getting drawn back in. Now that things are working out for them I hope things will be less stressed.
My daughter and her boyfriend drama seem to also be working out, except that he has not found a job yet, and with a baby on the way they are going to need lots of help. Also I think my grandson is also feeling left out, but as long as we (grands) get to be with him daily then he should be ok.
As for my niece/foster, she is doing very well. I think that moving our youngest foster daughter to her own room really made a difference for both of them. I think for all of my children things are getting better and I thank GOD for working in their lives, and I will continue to trust his will for them.
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For myself I have not worked out a schedule to do exercise but with my daily movement with the kids seems to be making a difference. Also next week I have a followup with the doctor since I did my labs for diabetes last week. Okay got to go, but I'll check in for updates before the weekend.
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MOMFAN 4/27/2010 12:29AM

    Feeling blessed by you, thanks! As for the rest here is one great big hug!

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BELLJOANN 4/26/2010 8:40PM

    I know you are struggling with your children and I feel for you. I know how it is as I am raising my grandson for my son and his girlfriend. It can be very stressful. Just try to find something that you enjoy and do it. You deserve it and you are very much worth it.

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DYNAMICDEB53 4/26/2010 6:16PM

    Have to agree being a parent really never ends. I am glad things are going well in other areas. Do try to find sometime just for you. It is important especially when you have so much going on.
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Deb

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/26/2010 4:41PM

    Thank you so much for the update on your life. We are always glad to hear when things are going well but we're here also when they don't . We are Family!

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SMRDER1971 4/26/2010 3:44PM

    Good luck with your family. My advice is if you do have diabetes don't do like me and put your head in the sand but take it seriously. I have just started taking mine seriously and really trying to control it. I hope as I am faithful this time to following a healthy eating plan that I will get it back in control and as I lose weight able to come off some or all medication.

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/26/2010 12:41PM

    No matter how old they get, we can't stop worrying about them, can we?!

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LJCANNON 4/26/2010 12:00PM

    emoticonI'm glad things seem to be working out and calming down for your Family.

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TAYLORLIV31 4/26/2010 11:49AM

    Good luck on your doctor's visit. I pray that you willbe fine. Looks like on the home front God is handling everything. You just make sure that you take time out for you. Sometime we try to be everything to everybody but ourselves. Put yourself first so that youcan be around to love them more. emoticon

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Birthday Blessed :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I was blessed by knowing you all, my sparkfamily, and also my facebook family. When I needed encouragement you all are there and yesterday I needed it, because my own siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, etc. did not even call me to say Happy Birthday. Yes I was feeling sad, but my daughter & my honey remembered and they are more important then the others. Ok I'm through crying about that emoticon
I did have a wonderful dinner, and good company with Honey, daughter and grandson. I ate Calamari, tomato mozz salad, salmon with mashed potato and corn on the cobb. I did opt out of dessert so maybe today I will eat a cupcake.
Again I want to say thank you Sparkfamily for the birthday wishes, comments and goodies I appreciate everyone of them and you emoticon Be blessed :)

  
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KATHLEEN320 4/19/2010 2:43PM

    Happy belated birthday!

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IBLEVNHIM 4/19/2010 8:00AM

    Happy Belated Birthday to You! emoticon

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MOMFAN 4/19/2010 12:43AM

    Happy Belated Birthday to you! emoticon

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JJPJ4242 4/18/2010 10:31PM

    That dinner sounds WONDERFUL! Happy Birthday! and many, many, more healthy days are wished your way! emoticon

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    Happy Birthday Girlfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy Birthday Teammate.

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BELLJOANN 4/18/2010 5:15PM

    You're a beautiful lady and you deserve the best. Happy Birthday Sweetic.

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CARMEL466 4/18/2010 4:28PM

    emoticon emoticon You deserve a great big ole happy birthday hug! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/18/2010 4:22PM

    It seems that these days, nieces, nephews, extended family and such aren't as into birthday as we ourselves are.

You had a great day and I'm happy that you did.

A small cupcake is allowed, if you track it ;)

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Be Blessed friends :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tomorrow is my 45th Birthday emoticon I do want to thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes, sparkgoodies, and comments :) I feel very blessed to know you all.
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These past 45 years have been so challenging and although many events have been 'life changing' and painful I know each one was planned and GOD was a part of each. I know that He wanted me to endure so that I would have knowledge and growth, I am thankful that He has answered each cry of help I made and now can help others when I am needed.
My only regret, is that I did not fully know or trust our GOD before and now I wish I had. Just think how different things would have been, ok no regrets, just THANKFULNESS for the now.
"I love you LORD and I thank you for putting me where I needed to be. Please give my mom a special hug for giving me this wonderful day, my Birthday, and LORD bless my friends, I love them each and every one." Amen

  
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MEOWMAMA3 4/17/2010 8:31PM

    Happy Birthday JoeAnne, celebrate it with your family and do something special! Good to hear you sounding so positive and peaceful! hugs, Kim
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BELLJOANN 4/17/2010 9:06AM

    Have a beautiful birthday. You are a wonderful lady and Jesus loves you.

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/17/2010 8:24AM

    No regrets, is right. Going through the things you did only make you stronger now and you realize how much God gave for us. Now you can help others in similar situations because you know where they are coming from and you can show them it is possible to change.

SO glad you had a wonderful Birthday!!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/17/2010 5:51AM

    Happy Birthday!

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REJ7777 4/17/2010 3:55AM

    Happy Birthday, Spark Friend! It sounds like your faith in God has given you the serenity to accept life's challenges and live in peace. May God richly bless you in the coming year! BTW, I regularly bring my mother flowers on my birthday, just to let her know I love her and appreciate her being my mom. emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 4/16/2010 10:55PM

    Happy Birthday Joe Anne!! i HOPE YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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