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My friend went to be with the Lord this morning

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My friend Cindy had cancer for three years. She went to be with our Lord at 5:30 am. today. Right up to the day before she was still talking to others about Christ. She was always in better spirits than the rest of us. Her husband is having a very difficult time.

  
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CHRISTMASRAIN 5/6/2011 1:10PM

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MACMOM57 4/11/2011 4:11PM

    Very sorry to hear. Prayer for Cindy, her family and your self.

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CLWALDRO 4/11/2011 4:08PM

    I will pray for you and the family. I think Cindy would be want you to be happy she is no longer suffering and that now in the heaven with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ emoticon

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CINDYKC2000 4/11/2011 8:11AM

    Condolences to you and Cindy's family.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 4/11/2011 12:38AM

    My sympathies to you and to Cindy's husband and family. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Keeping you all in my prayers. emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 4/10/2011 9:58PM

    I'm sending my condolence also, I shall keep the family in prayer, How are you holding up? I pray your strenght, Take care.

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ILUVTTV 4/10/2011 9:16PM

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and Cindy's husband that the Lord will place His Loving Hands around you both and give you the comfort and acceptance you need. God bless.
Anne
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FITWITHIN 4/10/2011 9:00PM

    My condolence to you and Cindy's husband.

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A most lovely day with a special visit.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

After work I spent time with my nephew. He arrived home after being away since last fall. He is doing much better,he is back in school . A lot of prayers went out to him so thank you all that were praying for him. Prayer still does not stop though even now, I pray for wisdom for him,peace , & to go in the direction of Christ ways , not the ways of the world for it shall deceive him. When I thought I could not bear the pain of what happened to him , I knew one thing for sure amid the pain Christ was walking with me through it. Our trials we go through in live is also a test of our faith.

  


Refreshing moments in life

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

On Sunday my husband I & went on a motorcycle ride, & a picnic. We went to the mountains there was still 14 inches of snow & 16 inches of ice on the lake. My husband started the grill up we each had a hamburg, I brought along macaroni salad, baked beans ,chips, oranges, bananas tea/water. I had everything measured out in portions . Last year our plates would have been heaping full. The only ones to join us were the little birds hopping around looking for a hand out of a crumb or two. The fishermen were dragging their drills across the frozen lake to catch a fish or two for their meal later on . We went for a walk in the cold crisp air. We then packed up my husband ask if he could have an ice cream so we stopped at the ice cream parlor. The waitress could not believe when she saw our bike, then to her surprise she gasp when I told her where we went on a picnic ,she just shook her head, so my husband said we were ordering ice cream to go along with the cold out side. We then rode throughout the valley with each twist & turn in the road the cold air stung our cheeks even with the shields covering our faces. The next day at work was so hectic ,but I took a moment or two to reflect on what my husband & I did on Sunday it brought a warm smile to my face then I carried on with my work duties, & it was not so bad after all.

  
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CLWALDRO 4/5/2011 1:47PM

    Wow it sounds like you had a great time. I love those kinds of escapes as you can easily recall them when you are in stressful situation and then it helps calm you down. emoticon

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SUPER3800 4/5/2011 7:59AM

  Thanks for sharing your special time. It does sound fun!

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I AM SLOWLY EMERGING

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am still struggling with a family issue,but I am slowly coming around in my mind that I cannot change what has happened, but I can change my way of thinking about it. I have since really got into kick boxing,along with my Zumba I do them back to back Mon. & Wed, nights. Then every other day work out on 11 machines at the Ymca. I power walk 4 miles or more also. I have since lost an inch off my thunder thighs !!!! My husband after 27 years finally started to walk with me as a way to start being healthy,before we just took leisurely strolls. I now measure our food out, except for an occasional binge, which is rare. My friend Carol is also my motivator about going to the Y. Keeping busy with my work outs also helps me keep my mind in check with how much pressure I am under with the family situation. I also know having my husband in on this has meant a lot to me . He has since lost 13 pounds in 3 weeks. I have learned to set small goals instead of looking at this big chuck of getting there. Instead of saying I want to lose 20 pounds by July I am now saying okay I want to lose 4 pounds in 5 weeks or inches. It is more realistic to me & works for me. I started to do the same with my house work. I will only look at say one room & say okay today I will only do the closets, the next day the dresser drawers, then half the room dusting one day & then finishing up the next day. I was forever looking at the whole picture of any thing & becoming over whelmed. I accomplish more now than I ever did.

  
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SULFABABY 4/4/2011 11:26PM

    I am sorry for your family issue and wish you peace. You have a great outlook and I think I will take a page from your book when it comes to cleaning house!

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REDDOGDESIGNS 3/29/2011 8:06AM

    Congratulations on your positive outlook! Family can be so difficult whether it is your family or the in-laws (spoken from experience). Changing your way of looking at things is an awesome way to handle this, I'm struggling with this myself.

Keep up the good work!
Julie

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I am empty inside my soul & heart

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I am going through an emotional crises within my soul & heart. It is dealing with my beloved Nephew he made a wrong choice, & he also thinks his life is over.I feel like I am dying inside. I have no children,but he told us we are like his second parents. I am screaming inside of me. I went to the gym today & threw up. I cannot eat right. I feel like I am being smothered inside of me. He is only 17. i feel like my life is stopping. I worked out today for the first time since last Friday then became sick from worry. I cannot handle this
Judy

  
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CINDYKC2000 1/14/2011 11:01PM

    Wishing you and your family the strength to weather this crisis.

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PURPLELVR7 1/14/2011 7:20PM

    Judy

My prayers are with you. Lean on Jesus he can comfort you

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ERIECANALGAL 1/14/2011 12:35AM

    I am praying for you and your nephew.
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LINDALEE14 1/13/2011 8:04PM

    Judy, my heart goes out to you. I hear the pain and it hurts. Be sure to talk to people about, get it out and don't let it grow inside of you. I agree with previous people about seeking help from a trusted friend, clergy or counselor. If you have trouble handling this you really should consider that.

Also, as you help yourself be stronger, you will be in a better position to be there for your nephew. These kids, they can just break our hearts and they are just so young, they don't know.

I hope and pray that whatever this crisis is will somehow work itself out and there can be a happy ending. I can't help but think of that saying, "whatever does not kill me will make me stronger." Maybe this crisis will bring some strength to whoever is in need. emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 1/13/2011 6:43PM

    Dear Judy,
Although I may not know exactly how you feel I know what that deep pain and emptiness feels like. It can be unbearable. Take each hour as it comes. Sometimes a day seems like too much to handle, and often can be. I wish you strength during this trying time. What a wonderful woman you are to wish my Mom prayers during her sickness during your own despair. God bless you.

- Kristan

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GREYGRANNIE 1/13/2011 5:48PM

    Judy, I can feel your heartbreak and love for your nephew. I have a niece who is going through a very difficult time right now and feels there is no hope for her. Please talk to your doctor about your feelings and know that you are not empty - just very caring and concerned about your nephew. You do need to talk to someone and then be there for your nephew. Wish I could help more. There are many people here who will listen to you and you can share your frustration and care with them.

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VAWHITE 1/13/2011 5:38PM

    When people we love make bad choices, it tears us apart. I've been in your shoes. It helped me to go to counseling - mine was through my church - to keep my head above water. If I couldn't have poured my heart out to an objective third party, I don't know where my mental state would have gone. You are in my prayer's. God bless.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 1/13/2011 5:29PM

    Judy... If you were empty, you would not be feeling the turmoil you're feeling. Whatever it is that your nephew is facing, he needs your strength and guidance now more than ever. If you have a trusted friend, clergy or counselor you can sit down with and talk to, it would probably help you tremendously. My best wishes and thoughts go out to you and to your nephew...

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LEMMINGPIE 1/13/2011 5:17PM

    Dear Judy,
You are a caring compassionate woman whose heart is clearly not empty! Keep giving him love and support. He will be ok and so will you. Be strong and remember to love yourself too.
Theresa

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TLP1958 1/13/2011 5:11PM

    Judy -- I have worked with youth who have made poor choices for many years. Please believe me when I tell you that your nephew's life is not over -- consequences are hard to take sometimes, but on the flip side, consequences can help someone start anew. I am thinking of you and your family. Look for the positives and share them with your nephew. It will make a difference!

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