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Remembering Jesse

Monday, March 11, 2013

It was 15 years ago today that I lost my dear unborn child. I named him/her Jesse not knowing what the sex of the baby was. I have never written a blog about any of my miscarriages to mark an anniversary afraid that I might offend someone. However, I decided that this year I would because this baby was important to me and I want to acknowledge that this baby has always been and will always be loved. I love you Jesse!

  
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OPTIGIRL43 11/18/2013 9:08AM

  Thank-you for stopping by my blog to encourage me. I really appreciate it.
You must be a strong woman from what I've read so far. Keep up the good fight and attitude. Have a lovely week emoticon

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LALMEIDA 11/1/2013 8:18PM

  No I have not read it. I will have to check it out. It is interesting that I got this response now...it would have been Jesse's 15th birthday. Thanks for the post.

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REBEKKAD 11/1/2013 12:03AM

    This is awfully late, but thanks for sharing... Have you read "An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination" by Elizabeth McCracken? I can't imagine losing a baby, but I thought she did a really wonderful job of telling her story about her loss--and explaining to the rest of us what that really meant. You can read a condensed version here. http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Eliz
abeth-McCracken-Memoir

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/22/2013 4:03PM

    first I am sending my love to you and Jesse. I am happy you wrote so many women go through this in silence . I have three angel babies I miss every day . I tell my two children they have powerful allies in heaven to watch over them. I believe Jesse feels your love just as my children feel mine. years ago I went to a special mass the catholic church in my neighborhood had for women who had miscarriages or lost children after birth. I am glad I went the children were blessed we wrote their names down if we wanted and placed them in a jar we all held hands at the altar it was most beautiful I am glad I went. hugs Jesse will always be with you .

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BEESPARKLE 5/16/2013 3:42PM

    Sending my love to you and that is good you are able to do so to tell an open personal thing. That takes courage. When losing someone so precious as your child. .

Many years ago I loss a twin. The other one today is now a grown man with a family.

My Mom loss three of her children but God spared her to 95 years and her hubby 96.

So I feel compassion for you.



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HELLOKITTY127 5/9/2013 3:47AM

    I'm so sorry for the lost of your baby and that takes a lot of courage to share something like that and especially to be so personal. Thank you for sharing your story and I think for you to open your heart and let people to know about your pain and let any women out there to know that you are not alone in this dark times.

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VBPARROTHEAD 4/9/2013 8:45PM

  Thank you for sharing, especially sharing Jesse's name. emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/20/2013 10:53PM

  prayers for you great you wrote the blog

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SONYALATRECE 3/17/2013 9:31PM

    Glad you wrote this blog.
My heart goes out to you.
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Never apologize for your emotions by not offending anyone.
Their issues are THEIR issues!


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CIERAPOET 3/17/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon I Have 4 Babies In Heaven. One Is my First. I Say There's 2 Boys And 2 Girls. We Will See Them In Heaven!!! emoticon
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SLIMMERJESSE 3/17/2013 8:45PM

    I lost my first son a few days after birth. I don't know that one ever is the same after losing children. We just learn to go on. Very sorry for your loss.

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COMPUCATHY 3/15/2013 6:48PM

    Awww...I'm so sorry. It's wonderful that you carry that love in your heart for your little Jesse. Thank you for sharing. Sending much comfort to you...((((hugs)))) Keep that smile in your heart. You have a little angel somewhere that is always with you. Thanks for your encouragement. Have a good weekend! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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HENABELLE 3/12/2013 7:45AM

    emoticon Hugs Linda, I'm thinking of you. I understand about keeping a date of the little one since I've also had several miscarriages.

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COLLEENROSTE 3/12/2013 2:16AM

    emoticon 7 miscarriages and each one loved and missed- I feel your loss today

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DJ4HEALTH 3/12/2013 12:19AM

    Even when you loss a child it still affects you and if people get offended then that is their problem.

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68ANNE 3/11/2013 8:42PM

    I am with you!
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1EMMA2011 3/11/2013 7:28PM

    I feel so much compassion for you and am glad that you decided to write this blog. Thinking of you and praying for you on this day of special remembrance.

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Goodbye 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 was a great year for me. It was a year of rebuilding my life. My family and I are in much better shape financially now than we were last year at this time. I let go of a lot of things both physically and emotionally.

I think that 2013 is going to be a year of filling in the details of my life. I already see that I will be traveling more and gaining more clarity of what I want to do next.

Happy New Year everyone!

  
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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/2/2013 9:17PM

    Happy New Year to you too. (About a month late, but better than never right)?!

I am glad that you are looking optimistic for 2013. I am also. WOOHOO

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LOPEYP 1/26/2013 7:20PM

    I am glad that 2012 was a good year for you! I hope that 2013 is even better!

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JOYFUL78 1/16/2013 7:01AM

    2013 will be a wonderful year for you and for all of us, yeh!!!!!

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YA_YAYA 1/8/2013 8:43PM

    Happy New Year...starting it off with the right attitude! Good luck to you through out the year:)

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KRZYKAT3 1/5/2013 7:43PM

    sounds like you are making forward progress on your journey. YIPPPEE!!

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JUMPINJULIE 1/1/2013 10:24PM

    Happy New Year. May 2013 be awesome.

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68ANNE 1/1/2013 7:23PM

    I also learned so much this past year and look forward to more!

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K-GETTING-FIT 1/1/2013 11:33AM

    Happy New Year! Here's to reaching for the stars:) We can do it!!!

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SENATOR9 1/1/2013 10:52AM

    emoticon Happy NewYear
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-VIXEN- 1/1/2013 7:55AM

    Sounds like a great year indeed. Wishing you more to come in 2013! :) Happpppy New Year. :)

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Happy 4th!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July. emoticon emoticon

  
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SAINTBETH 10/5/2012 10:49AM

    U 2

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K-GETTING-FIT 7/5/2012 12:38PM

    Hope you had a fabulous 4th!!!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 7/5/2012 11:42AM

    Same to you!!!

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SENATOR9 7/4/2012 8:39AM

    The same to you and your family

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CAT609 7/3/2012 11:49PM

    I wish the same for you! Have fun! emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 7/3/2012 11:49PM

    And tthe same to you

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5 Years since I got a second chance at life

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This past weekend marked five years since I got a second chance to live my life to the fullest. Five years ago I was in the critical care unit having life saving surgery on my heart. My heart and both lungs were filled with fluid caused by Lupus. I did not know that I had Lupus until about three months later. Before all of this had happened I was working crazy hours at a job that caused me to have a severe amount of stress. I didn't have time to think about what I really wanted to do or how I wanted a much more rewarding life. This situation caused me to stop and take a look at how out of control my life was at that time. I had plenty of time to think laying in that bed! I did not waste any time. I decided to take the doctors advice to take time off from work to recover and take care of myself. I never went back and I don't regret making that decision. Instead, I put myself and my family first for a change. I made sure that I took better care of myself. Once I started to feel better, I started taking a look at my goals and dreams. I learned alot about myself. For the first time in my life I felt like I knew myself and who I really was. I started to take courses on goal setting and cleaning up my clutter. Funny thing is when I started doing that I started to clear up a lot ot the emotional clutter. I discovered my passion to become a life coach.

My life is totally different now than it was five years ago. Most people would see this as a tragedy. I saw it as a wake up call. I may not have liked the pain and suffering I went through but in the end I found the light.

  
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BEESPARKLE 5/16/2013 3:48PM

    Congratulations on a new life of attitude.

I have Celiac and other health issues . We have to go on.

You have made good choices.

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KANOE10 9/9/2012 9:24AM

    That is an amazing story of inspiration. You have strength and courage to find a positive direction for your life!

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ZOEYBLU 8/19/2012 9:22PM

    This is so inspiring Linda....

Just Awesome !

....all the very best to you !




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TERRA_LUNA 8/6/2012 10:27PM

    Thank you for sharing! This is what I needed to hear. I am in a similar situation, although not in that critical of a health crisis; but it probably isn't too far off. I realized that I don't know me anymore. I say all sorts of great motivational things, but I truly don't. It is good to hear that I am not alone and there is hope. It can be done. Congratulations on finding your calling and living your dreams!

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GIANTPANDA 8/6/2012 8:12PM

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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/6/2012 6:51PM

    One day at a time! You are a winner! You can do it! don't forget to smile!!!
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OCLIAO 7/5/2012 9:51AM

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thanks for adding me on as a friend.

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_FITMAMA 5/29/2012 10:22PM

    Great attitude! I have Lupus as well and have had many challenges. Once I changed my lifestyle, my symptoms improved greatly... like yours.

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AROCHFORD 5/7/2012 5:23AM

    Amazing message, thanks for sharing!

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THEMEATLESSDIVA 4/29/2012 7:54PM

    What an amazing story! Glad you are doing something YOU love and enjoy! :)

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BGSTELLA 4/22/2012 1:00PM

    wonderful post and so true -- I was once in the hospital with a burst appendix and I remember thinking of all the simple things (like having pizza, salad, and red wine at Amici's with a friend) I always took for granted. Wake-up calls are a good thing:) emoticon

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ROCKANDROLL7 4/20/2012 10:15PM

    Great post hope it help lots who are not only fighting illness but jobs they hate, Hard time to let a job go but if one has a dream

well you can not fly on the ground. Take a leap of faith and step out and often

we all find it was waiting there for us all the time.

Thanks for dropping in my blog on gi food plan.. It has worked well this entire week

i did not even want cookies or cake i seen today. Fruit is the key sugarless with each

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JSTETSER 4/20/2012 6:44AM

    congratulations! Don't stop now!


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KAYOTIC 4/17/2012 9:55AM

    Inspirational story, so glad you have recovered from such a difficult medical situation...and found your dreams!

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MOTIV8TEDMOM23 4/16/2012 10:53AM

    Wow! Sounds to me like you've found the right profession! If you can share your learnings from this experience with others that are floundering - that's a wonderful calling. So glad you saw the light shine through the darkness! Thank you for sharing and happy anniversary!


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GOLFCHICK2-0 4/16/2012 9:54AM

    You are amazing. To take what could have been a life ending experience and turn it into a positive, not just for you but for those you coach as well, shows a tremendousinner strength.

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SENATOR9 4/16/2012 8:19AM

    emoticonon the positive changes

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A10TIVTRTL 4/16/2012 8:16AM

    Happy healthy life anniversary! What was the clearing up clutter course you took? I've tried Flylady but was overwhelmed by the emails. Thanks in advance for your answer!
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BLUENBLONDE 4/16/2012 6:14AM

    What a wake up call buit so happy you found a silver lining. Congrats on finding something you love to do. emoticon

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SUCCESSN2014 4/15/2012 11:31PM

    I myself have been in your shoes. I fought for my life after being hit head on by a drunk driver. My husband and 2 year old passed away that night. I was the only survivor. I spent a month in and out of ICU trying to fight for my life between the life saving surgery to keep me alive after the accident to the discovery of blood clots in both my left leg and lungs.

Its been a little over 4 years since that fatal night. However, in that time frame I've learned a lot about myself and one of those things being I wanted to regain my life back. I wanted to cherish each day I was given and to get rid of the negativity and things that were weighing me down emotionally, physically, and mentally.

I've cut relationships, gained relationships, but all the while still focusing on me. It took me moving over 1,000 miles away from everything and everyone I've ever known to find the new me. I've lived in FL 6 months and in that time frame I've lost almost 20 pounds.

Good luck in your journey hon. Its hard to explain to people who have never been in our shoes that when your faced with your own mortality your whole attitude about life changes.

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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 4/15/2012 11:30PM

    Congratulations on your new lease on life and good for you for quitting a job that was causing your health to deteriorate. You have made so much progress. Continue to fly high! emoticon

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New Hair style is giving me more energy

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today I went to get my hair done. I was going in to get my roots retouched and a trim. Well, I decided that I wanted to be bold and go very short. My hair was very long and had a lot of frizz. The humidity in Florida didn't help much so I wanted something different. I had been feeling very tired, and yes frumpy. I was tired of the hair style ( or lack of it) and I got excited as the hair dresser took a before picture of me. I felt like I was getting the royal treatment. When all was said and done, I was very happy with the new cut. I felt lighter and happier. It is so amazing how one little change can make a big difference in how you feel. I am so happy that I took the risk and I love my new look!

  
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JERZGURL_NAN 7/6/2012 7:44AM

    good for you - how brave and invigorating. Excited for you!! good job

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OCLIAO 7/5/2012 9:53AM

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something like this?

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GRACIELA_ELENA 4/11/2012 9:31AM

    I love your story...you are right that a good cut and came a whole new person of you. Did you share the pics of before and after? I too have hair that tends to get out of control...would like to grow mine but it just turns into the big brown bush when it grows and then I get frustrated and cut it again. Thanks for your words of support after my surgery!

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LUVZ2BAKE 4/2/2012 9:35AM

    Hey, we would love to see before and after pics, to share the thrill! Appearance is very important and little changes can eally boost your confidence to try harder and stick with the plan! I had a skirt that was my first goal to get into and Sunday I wore it to church. Needless to say, I strutted around like a peacock! LOL JK but it felt good to have reached that goal. So now I have my second piece of clothing which is my next goal, it is very rewarding to be able to slip those smaller clothes on!!

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BGSTELLA 4/1/2012 1:48PM

    yes, hair is important...... it seems to set the tone of the whole look:) glad you're happy emoticon

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KAYOTIC 3/23/2012 10:01AM

    emoticonI'd love to see it! But your description sounds great!!!

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HENABELLE 3/23/2012 7:26AM

    good for you, Linda!

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    That's exciting! Where are the photos? emoticon

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