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Prayers make blessings!!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Sparkpeople are amazing! Thank you so much for the prayers and words of support. I am happy to say that things turned out okay and I should have a new grandchild at the end of July!!!! I got to see some very neat pictures of the baby and I can tell you Clinton and Kim were very relieved and happy. They have not had an easy time lately. That is a story for another day, but they want this baby very much. So again. thanks for everything....you are the most amazing group of people and I believe that prayers make all the difference.....

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Grandma Keri

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VICUNJA 1/28/2010 1:40AM

    I am so, so pleased for you! WHat a wonderful start to the new year! x

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VGIMLET 1/10/2010 11:48PM

    Excellent news, very happy to hear it. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/9/2010 10:45AM

    Fabulous news! Have a happy day and weekend.

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KELLYC_14FAN 1/9/2010 9:27AM

    That is wonderful news!!! Congrats to your family!

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MSLZZY 1/9/2010 8:57AM

    Wonderful news after a bad scare! emoticon to all!

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DEEGIRL50 1/9/2010 8:16AM

    emoticon for sharing your Joy with us! emoticon

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NANCY- 1/9/2010 7:21AM

    . I am so happy for you all that things turned out okay.

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    Blessings and congrats to you and your family. I know the power of prayer and it was there for alll of you. I hope this is a little boy to go with your little girl. I have a big smile right now,

Gini emoticon

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LOVEZ2SEW 1/9/2010 1:49AM

  AWESOME! Enjoy your weekend!! God is good - all the time! emoticon

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A little sadness comes my way......

Friday, January 08, 2010

I get to pick up Aubrey after work tonight. That is an unexpected joy. I didn't expect to see her. She's my youngest grandbaby. I can't wait to see her.

Unfortunately, the reason I will be seeing her is because Clinton and Kim went to the Dr. today to hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time. They didn't hear one.......so they have to have an ultrasound this afternoon to find out if there is a viable baby there.

I am praying for good news and praying they can handle any news they may receive. They were so happy about the baby. I just have to share that as I can't keep my mind on much else. I will fill you in later.



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ELLENIRENE 1/9/2010 6:42AM

    my prayers are with you, too

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LOVEZ2SEW 1/9/2010 1:46AM

  Awe my goodness, I was just on your page leaving a comment and then I see this blog. I'm sorry! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs to you! emoticon

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MOMOFBOYS 1/8/2010 11:34PM

    Many prayers............

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/8/2010 9:11PM


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BOLAURAOK 1/8/2010 8:01PM

  I will say a prayer for you.

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    You and your family have all my prayers. I know this must be a most painful time. I pray all is well.

Gini emoticon

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AUNTX4 1/8/2010 7:54PM

    I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers. I know it must be a scary time for all of you. emoticon

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VGIMLET 1/8/2010 7:08PM

    Sending you and your family positive thoughts that all is well.


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LUCKYDUCK2 1/8/2010 5:26PM

    I am joining everyone here with prayers of my own that all is well. I hope all news is good news.

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/8/2010 5:25PM

    Hoping for good news in your next blog.

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AGLINZY 1/8/2010 5:01PM

  Sad to hear. Sending prayers to you and your family

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LINDAGRAVEL 1/8/2010 5:01PM

    I'll say a prayer that everything is okay.

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MSLZZY 1/8/2010 4:57PM

    My heart goes out to you and I pray for a viable pregnancy. It was the same for me with my fourth pregnancy but all was well. It just took extra testing. That was 21 years ago! I will be waiting to hear of positive results. emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/8/2010 4:56PM

    Prayers & emoticon

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KELLEY106 1/8/2010 4:56PM

    I'll say a prayer

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Gratitude's and Positive Affirmation

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I went out and caught a cold.......I am miserable.

It was hard getting my exercise done last night, but I did it. I did go to bed early. I even slept well.....which was a good thing. But I am darn miserable today.

Have you ever noticed that It's hard to stay positive and motivated while sick.? I met a lady once who told me about "Gratitude's" and "Positive Affirmation". Every day she gets up and says three things she is grateful for. Then she reads her positive affirmations and it's amazing how it can sculpt your day.

I am grateful for my family, that I have a job and my wonderful sparkpeople friends.
I am grateful to have a nice home to reside in.
I am grateful for my job and having work to do.

I have decided to use these positive affirmations to guide my day:

Affirmations for Health

Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health
Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul
My body heals quickly and easily

Affirmations for Weight Loss

I am the perfect weight for me
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
I choose to exercise regularly
My body is healthy and functioning in a very good way.
I have a lot of energy.

What are yours????



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KATHIA78 1/13/2010 11:30PM

    keri this is wonderful!
Right now I'm with a cold, and you made me laugh. thank you

I love myself.


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IAMDARLENE 1/6/2010 6:26PM

Colds sure are miserable! I'm sorry you have one!

My affirmations are...

to live as simply as I can.

to think before I speak (or write).

to live one day (sometimes one moment) at a time. Darlene

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AMBERROGUE 1/6/2010 11:25AM

    Wonderful topic!! I hope you don't mind if I use it for my writing team's challenge!

My affirmations:

I am happy leaving the past in the past.
I am grateful for my job and the home, electricity, etc, that it provides.

Hm...I'm going to have to spend some time thinking about this! LOL

Thanks for sharing! Hope you feel better soon!

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NANCY- 1/6/2010 8:39AM

Hope you feel better soon.

Love the "Gratitude" and "Positive Affirmation". I love your method. I do something similar using SparkPeople posts to message boards. Here are some I reply to daily:

I will.... (Helps me be mindful of my goals)
Name 3 things that made you happy today.. (life is not all gloom and doom)
Something I am grateful for today (you can never be too grateful)
What should you be doing? (gets me to refocus)

...and then I do a couple of posts just for fun.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/5/2010 9:21PM

    Keri, this is AWESOME!

I sure hope your cold plays nice and leaves you alone asap. Stay warm and hydrated. Hugs (from a distance) :)

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MSLZZY 1/5/2010 5:08PM

    I think your affirmation is perfect and I love it just the way it is! It fits me, too!

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I Did it!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I survived the fist day of Bootcamp!!!! Yipee!!

I know some of you are saying, "Big deal....whatever.....man she's weird!" Yeah, maybe I am.....but I'm making a commitment to get this weight off. And I have day one under my belt.

I have a feeling I'm going to be really sore tomorrow. My aunt got this big idea that we should buy The Biggest Loser on wii and follow their exercise program. I figured...Why not...any exercise is good exercise. So I bought it.

I still can't do squats without serious pain to my knees but I'm sure it will lessen over time. It was a really good workout and it focuses on adding challenges too. My challenge today is to eat a apple. That I can handle!!!!!

It was a great day......I look forward to making this workout a habit....



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DGRAB79 1/5/2010 1:40PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! I actually went swimming yesterday (which is my least favorite thing to do) but I did it for 45 minutes and my knees did not hurt at all. It was so amazing to work out with no pain. I was really surprised. I am also planning to give up wine and my favorite Diet Pepsi! Good luck to you!

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AMBERROGUE 1/5/2010 12:08PM

    emoticon One step at a time!! Go you!!

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    Good Job!!! That's always a big deal! ;-) Keep going!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/5/2010 11:05AM

    I never say "big deal." It's a successful step, and one worth celebrating. Good job!

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LOVEZ2SEW 1/5/2010 5:00AM

  Awesome on surviving bootcamp. I can't do a lot of the exercises the way they want us to but modification to what I can do it key and I don't feel like such a failure. Thank you for stopping by my blog-- appreciate the support!

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/4/2010 4:35PM

    You ROCK! Congrats!

Try doing modified squats until your knees get stronger.

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MSLZZY 1/4/2010 6:55AM

    You found exercise you like and made a commitment! Ease into it to avoid hurting your knees. It took me awhile but my knees have been strenghtened since I started a year ago and it is so much better now. emoticon

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NANCY- 1/4/2010 5:30AM

be sure to take care of that knee!

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145HEALTHY 1/4/2010 3:18AM

    Fantastic! Keep up the good work and the enthusiasm. emoticon

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MIRANDADENISE 1/3/2010 10:09PM

    Give yourself a STAR! Way to go!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 1/3/2010 10:04PM

You did a great job!! I am so out of shape, but I will get better! Tonight I got off the couch and did the elliptical for 15 minutes. Not much, but it is a start.

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TIGERBABY73 1/3/2010 9:06PM

    You're off to a great start! Maybe we should all stop and shout "I did it!" more often :) Way to go! :)

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MARUMAN 1/3/2010 9:01PM

    Starting can sometimes be the hardest thing of all! Great work, but make sure to rotate & warm up your knees before doing squats so that you don't hurt yourself! (: I've found it helps me not feel the odd aches the next day

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I Would.....by Grace Webb

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

If you haven't read anything by Richard Paul Evans.....you're missing out. I have read three of his books this holiday season and I am amazed by each one. They are very easy reading and each one has tugged at my heart strings. Each one has also been better than the last. Right now I am finishing up the book, "Grace". It's about a girl who is abused by her stepfather and runs away. She is hidden in some young boy's club house. It is amazing. In it is a poem that the character "Grace" has written. I loved it so much, that I have to share it with you.....

I Would.....by Grace Webb

If only I could shine in your life as you have mine....I would.
If only I could love you as deeply as you have loved me....I would.
If only I could heal your heart as you have healed mine....I would.
If only I could lead you to God as you have lead me.....I would.
If only I could give you the hope that you have given me...I would.

If only I could stay with you forever.....I would.

Happy New Year!



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ID_VANDAL 1/1/2010 11:47PM

    Good one Keri! You always seem to come up with something that makes one stop and reflect.

Thanks for sharing that.



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ELLENIRENE 12/31/2009 8:20AM

    That is really touching. Thanks

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MSLZZY 12/31/2009 8:18AM

    I read the condensed version of this story in a Reader's Digest book and loved it! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year! emoticon

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BOLAURAOK 12/31/2009 7:54AM

  I love books. I have a gift card waiting to use on a speicial book this may be the one. Can't wait to get to Sioux Falls so I can look for it.

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DEEGIRL50 12/31/2009 7:31AM


You touched my heart with this one!

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