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Saturday, July 05, 2014

All old updates have been deleted as the post was getting too long!!!!!!
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--------UPdate Monday evening --------------------------

Becky and I went to see Irene today --- Becky took her lap top so that she could do a little spark reading!!! Good to hear her laugh (and cry with joy with the Spark love from friends!)

Oxygen is off (but close by behind her)

She is getting around a little more with assistance.

She was happy to receive 5 cards today!

Food? that's another blog!!!!!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ UPDATE ^^^^^^^^^^^ 7-21 ^^^^^^^^^^^

Irene - called me today singing on the voice mail:

Where oh where is Marcy?

lol -- called her back - sounds in good spirits!

5 cards came in for her ---- so I will be going soon or if Becky goes!!!

************** U P D A T E ********** 7 -17 *****************************

Becky and I went to see Irene on Wednesday the 16th.
Irene looked really good and loved her color in her face!!!!

She had two large papers on the wall with Scriptures for her to read!!! So uplifting!

Yellow09Red - Debbie: The flowers you sent are beautiful!!!! Large stems - brighten up Irene and her room!!!!! She loved them and sends her gratefulness.

She received many cards that were sent to my address and we read them together. So many nice cards inside and out - she loved them and I know she will go back and read them again on her own.

Yvonne --- boy did she laugh when she opened yours!!!!!!! I'm trying to post the funny picture of the Squirrel here but my computer is acting up. And yes it made her smile.

Irene is having PT every morning and has been able to walk down the hall with assistance and of course with the wheel chair close at hand.

Our good Christian friend continues to Minister to all she meets or pray for them (Nurses) if there isn't a response!!!!!! She gave us 2 testimonies while we were there....that's another very long Blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please continue to keep our friend in your prayers for comfort and healing. And keep those virtual goodies / comments and snail mail cards coming!!!!!!

On behalf of Irene, I thank you for all the love and support.

God Bless,


Please keep her in your prayers
She will be there for about 6 weeks.

If you would like to send her a card to the center or like most on Spark are sending the card to my address (in case they move her) and I will hand deliver it you may. She only had one card and my flowers.

2109 South K Street
McAllen, Texas 78503
Main Line (956) 686-9100

My Address:
Marcy Rodriguez
1013 South Missouri Ave.
Weslaco, Texas 78596

Please continue to pray for her --- for comfort --- for healing --- and for energy.

Marcy - mnnsaide

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JAMER123 7/21/2014 10:46PM

    Glad for the updates! You are so good in keeping up!!
Hugs and prayers to Irene!!

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MNNSAIDE 7/21/2014 4:48PM

    Irene - called me today singing on the voice mail:

Where oh where is Marcy?

lol -- called her back - sounds in good spirits!

5 cards came in for her ---- so I will be going soon or if Becky goes!!!

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TXGRANDMA 7/21/2014 8:52AM

    Marcy, Thanks so much for friending me so that I can keep up with Irene (and get to know you better too!) So sorry to hear what happened to her, glad it was not a stroke or heart attack but this injury will take a long recovery time! Her spirit is amazing!
So glad that she is beginning to walk and learn how to handle her body in the cast. Thanks too for sending an address for her! Hope she continues to improve, thoughts and prayers are with her! emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/17/2014 7:53PM

    I'm glad you and Becky can go see her.
I'm glad she is up walking the halls.
God bless her healing time.
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Hugs and smiles,

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GRANJERRY1 7/14/2014 12:15AM

    Hi Marcy,

Thank you for sharing information about our Irene.... look forward to hearing from you about her well being after your visit over the week end....
Please let dear Irene know that I am praying for her recovery in distant India and the Lord will surely pull her through.....

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YELLOW09RED 7/13/2014 4:17PM

    Hi Marcy,
I'm sad to read about her Saturday. I pray your visit is blessed and nice. Hugs for you both. God bless her as she heals.
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JAMER123 7/10/2014 11:39PM

    Thank you for the update and for being such a dear friend of Irene's. She need a friend right now as I know she can't be happy not getting to go home! Thanks for the address too! emoticon emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/10/2014 5:45PM

    Hi Marcy,
Thank you for the information.
I'll mail my card to your home.
God bless you for all you do.
Hugs and prayers for Irene.
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C2BFIT 7/9/2014 9:13PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing & updating. Prayers & more prayers sent.
emoticon Thursday ~ Thank you for the new update. I'm so sorry the surgery was not an option.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/9/2014 9:41AM

    I'm not sure why they didn't do the surgery. I have fragile bones and have had two breaks and surgeries like this. It helped SO MUCH. Please give her my regards. I'd love to talk to the doctors and try to understand why they would want to give her a back brace as opposed to relief.

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YELLOW09RED 7/9/2014 9:10AM

    emoticon Marcy that you have a bad sunburn. emoticon I hope you start to feel better soon.
Thank you for being with Irene and helping her not be lonely. God bless you friend. emoticon
Praying for Irene to heal quickly.
I shared this onto my page. My wonderful friends have been praying for her.
God bless her day,
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GLORYB2014 7/9/2014 7:21AM

    Marcy, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to our Irene and thank you for keeping us updated. What a terrible worry it has been and still will be about Irene.

And, you take care of that sunburn, they can be nasty!

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JAMER123 7/9/2014 1:26AM

    Marcy, thanks so much for the update. I would have been upset with the Dr. not telling you Irene was in her room!! At least the staff should have know you were waiting but then I have been through the system down there and it's not a surprise. It happened with my mom a few yrs. ago!

Tell Irene we love her and to do what the Dr. wants as far as her back goes. She is in a difficult situation with the osteoporosis. Will keep her in my prayers!

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GLORYB2014 7/8/2014 7:41PM

    Marcy asked me to update on her blog here about Irene.

Irene just went in for surgery for a fractured vertibrae around 6:30 tonight. Marcy and also another friend, Brian, have been there all afternoon with Irene. I'm so glad Irene has these good friends right there.

When the doctors talk to Marcy after the operation is over, she'll get in touch with me and I'll post it here. For some reason, Marcy can't log in to Spark People.

Keep the prayers coming for our Irene!

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YELLOW09RED 7/7/2014 8:34AM

    Good morning Irene,
I hope you can come home today. Sending my Spark emoticon .
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LILYSDOGS 7/6/2014 9:39PM

    Tell Irene I hope and pray she is better soon!

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GLORYB2014 7/6/2014 6:53PM

    Please tell Irene that I love her and am praying for her to be able to get back home quickly. Give her a huge hug from me?

Many hugs to you too Marcy, for being such a great friend to our Irene!


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BLONDEE53 7/6/2014 5:41PM

    Thanks so much for the post and update on Irene. God bless you! Made me cry...and reminded me of my Mom too. I still miss her so much.

You'll be in my prayers too and you are a her and to us. Thank you!

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MNNSAIDE 7/6/2014 2:15PM

    Thank for the comments for Irene --- haven't finished the gift card -- keep them coming!!!

I sent her flowers this morning --- her room was empty of best wishes.

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RUTHIEBEAR 7/6/2014 11:39AM

    Tell her I am praying for her - for wisdom of the medical personnel - for complete healing for her - sending my love and hugs her way.

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YELLOW09RED 7/6/2014 7:43AM

    Good morning Irene,
Have a blessed SONday. I'll keep praying for you to heal in your back not to have a fracture. I'm so happy to read about your wrinkle ably feet! emoticon emoticon
Sending my Hugs and Love,

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MINNEVICKI 7/6/2014 7:41AM

    Oh my goodness! That must have been SO scary for Irene. She is in my thought and prayers. Thank you so much, Marcy, for keeping us informed. You are a very good friend.

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YJNANA 7/6/2014 1:24AM

    Marcy, I hope you tell her Church?? So the community can go visit, not knowing how long she will be there. I am sure they would want to know.

I wish I could help out. Patients need advocates to be sure they are being taken care of properly. Having her food out of reach is not a good sign.

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JAMER123 7/5/2014 9:11PM

    Marcy, thank you so much for your blog and note! I am so sorry to hear she had a fall. It sounds like she is doing as well as can be expected and nothing is broken. That is total needs an Amen!! Please let her know I am sending healing prayers to her and hope she is up and going very soon!! God bless.

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CUSH1932 7/5/2014 8:49PM

    Marcy thank you for the update on Irene.

Irene you will be in my prayers. You already know the Lord as a healer. emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/5/2014 7:28PM

    Oh my Irene, I'm sorry for your fall. Hugs for your healing time. God bless you and all the doctors and nurses.
Thank you Marcy for being a wonderful caring friend. Give her my love. I love her.

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YJNANA 7/5/2014 4:12PM

    Marcy, Thank you for the blog, letting us know. Poor Irene, she must really be bruised up from the fall. Please send her my hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery. She is very smart carrying her cell with her.

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PERSISTANT123 7/5/2014 3:07PM

    I'm praying that all goes well for her.

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EVIE4NOW 7/5/2014 11:22AM

  Best wishes to Irene for a speedy recovery.

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GEEZE with Zzzz's

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I woke up at 9:45 am emoticon 10 hours of sleep!! emoticon

I didn't hear one emoticon out of 12 asking me to wake up and feed them.....

Saide emoticon didn't ask me to get up and take her out -- she was still sleeping on her pillow!

The birds ( emoticon ) didn't call me to uncover them and turn on the light..

I didn't put the trash bin out and if he came with his loud emoticon I didn't hear him...

Nobody called me from emoticon work to check up on me (I was already and hour and 1/ late or not there)

No e-mails emoticon from my boss to ask about me....

Or did they?

I was going to rush and go to work but I'm going to listen to this tired and aching body and just stay home --- nothing till lessons at 5:30. So here I am -- a good day for Sparking and resting and of course house chores / pets / etc.....


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MOM4407 1/16/2014 8:16PM

    I hope you had a great day at home. What did they say the next day at work???

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SUNNYWBL 1/14/2014 4:12PM

    Exactly what you are needing!

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DIDMIS 1/14/2014 11:41AM

    I just read this and commented on it on the team page. Hope you are sleeping.

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Local Spark Friends meet!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

RGV Spark friends meet for a nice lunch!

Irene / Liz and Eileen all met there in their own vehicle.
Fern and I drove up together but not after my Tahoe got stuck in the car wash and I had to race home to rinse off the soapy mess!!!

We ate / chatted / showed pictures etc.......
We were the last ones there...all tables around us were cleared and ready the evening crowd, buffet was cleared and one pecan pie was left on the lonely sweet table.

I noticed that when we talked it was almost like an echo - the music was turned off...our signal to leave? Nah..we just kept talking!!!

Liz, one of our Spark members would be celebrating her emoticon so Irene asked our waiter 2 times if he would sing for her!!!

emoticon Without my Guitar in hand I started the joyous song!!!!

Irene gave each of us a 2 year calendar book with a biblical saying, Fern gave us samples of her beautiful paintings and the rest of us passed out business cards!

But if you notice there was one lonely chair with our other good friend missing ---

But she waited for Fern and I a couple of towns down and we had a emoticon after the emoticon .

Becky, Fern and I talked as we had know each other for some time!!!

Then Fern got on her motorcycle --- oops I mean Becky and Fern and I went our separate ways!!!!

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FREEDOMSTAR 12/31/2013 6:14PM

    Great you all got together. That makes me happy to see you among such good Spark Friends.

Happy New Year!


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TXGRANDMA 12/31/2013 1:19PM

    Glad that you all got together! I loved the pictures, thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 12/30/2013 8:19PM

    How great that you can fellowship together.

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YELLOW09RED 12/30/2013 7:10PM

Thank you for sharing.
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BLPRETTYGIRL1 12/30/2013 5:57PM

    Sounds like a great time !

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DIDMIS 12/30/2013 5:38PM

    Glad Gloria became your friend on Spark. Mary is on two of the same teams as Gloris.

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RAINBOWMF 12/30/2013 11:57AM

    So nice to get together like that.

Our London team did the same thing, we had a good time.

You all look great and I can see you had fun.

Hugs Mary

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MOM4407 12/30/2013 9:34AM

    Wonderful blog. Love the pictures glad you got the PC going.

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ARTSKY 12/30/2013 8:53AM

    Thanks for a lovely day. Marcy and Becky are right it was light we have known each other forever. Great Day!

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PATSYB7 12/30/2013 8:12AM

    Nice! I would love to meet some of my Sparkfriends in person!
Happy Monday!

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DIDMIS 12/30/2013 1:26AM

    How nice Marcy. Loved it. Hi Becky. Talked to Becky tonight and we had a good chat.

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Christmas Vent

Monday, December 23, 2013

Yesterday was such a blah and I guess sick and sad day....why? ???
I just couldn't get a move on.

Didn't make it to church --- stomach rebelling due to the lactose that I had cheated on Friday....I go cold Turkey all year but lost my will power to 3 cupcakes. (poison to my body)

Didn't make it to the King of Love performance in Donna by our Flippino Community (no tickets but I could get in when I showed up) Just didn't want to be with a crowd...and so tired of going everywhere by myself.

Didn't go to one of my students Baptism at her church that I was invited to - Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints -- felt uncomfortable going to a new place due to my claustrophobia and still no push to even try. Plus I felt guilty as I didn't even go to my church that day at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Then my neighbor / student / family called me that our church was having a Children's Posada and why wasn't I there.....just feeling more blah.

I ventured out on Saturday to Christmas shop and maybe it was overwhelming....don't like the was the 80's .....the wind does a number on my lungs....but I have to force myself out there again today as I need to buy a gift for my Aunt (my mom's sister)....and realize that I had left out 3 other relatives that will be showing up to the Christmas Gathering Christmas Eve.

My friend once told me that I tend to shut down at a certain time in the Christmas break after school ends (not busy)...maybe that's part of it --- as I miss my parents so much during this time of year. But I am keeping the spirit up for my son as my mom always did even in her bad times....One side of the living room is the traditional Christmas tree with so many memories of childhood Santa' trains....and on the other side my Nativity's ......Angels.......Maybe all the Christmas Carols I have been listening to sitting on my mom's lazy boy chair with Saide has me tearing up too?

Well I appreciate you listening to me vent / cry and be grateful for all I have.
I have to remember that there are others this Christmas that are needy, homeless, illness and so much more. I lift these people up every night in my prayers.

May God Bless each of you reading and may everyone in the entire world remember the Reason for the Season.

Christmas Spark Friend

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RAINBOWMF 12/30/2013 3:13PM

    emoticon Marcy some of us have these sad times at Christmas or most holidays

I hope you are feeling a lot better now.


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GLORYB2014 12/30/2013 1:26PM

    emoticon Marcy!
emoticon Gloria

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LILYSDOGS 12/24/2013 10:12PM

    Marcy, I know how you feel ((Hugs)) I go a lot of places alone too. Too bad we don't live closer we could do things together. I am lucky that I have my mom close by in Edinburg and my brother in Mission. We are going to my brothers tomorrow morning to open gifts and have breakfast at his house. I will pick up my mom and we will go to his house early tomorrow morning. The rest of the day I don't have any plans but a friend invited me to their house for dinner later. I will just relax at home in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to our get together on the 29th.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 12/24/2013 11:38AM

    Christmas is a stressful time of the year for most of us. We spend money that we can't afford any other time of the year. Way too much socializing and eating tempting foods Greed of people trying to get the ultimate gift. The gift is Christ and they already have that within them. They just have to reach out.. Amenl

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BROOKLYN_BORN 12/24/2013 7:47AM

    I needed to read this blog and the comments this morning. You reached someone who you don't even know. Yes, it is CHRIST's birthday after all. Thank you for posting your thoughts.

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YJNANA 12/23/2013 3:36PM

That's Special you got a gift from one of your students :) sounds pretty.
I think Christmas is one of the hardest months. We reflect on people we love, people that have left us. Very emotional month.
If I stay really busy, I do better.
Being alone is hard. I think if a celebration is done on a day before or After, it gives a person a chance to visit, without all the rush, and different directions everyone is trying to go.
Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Hope you feel better, and STOP eating lactose :)

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MNNSAIDE 12/23/2013 3:24PM

    This morning right after I wrote the blog, one of my co-workers with my student (5yrs old) was on their way to bring me a gift---- I had to get ready!!!

My present that they gave me was like a message from GOD!!!

It was a beautiful turquoise cross with pink letters that sayed:

Trust in God in with all your heart!!!

Now was that a sign or what???

They also gave me a beautiful dragonfly sun catcher / candy cane.

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ARTSKY 12/23/2013 2:25PM

    Yes this is a lonely time of the year. We are staying home alone also. Hubby likes it that way. I like to be with people. So I'll spend all day making a dinner for the 2 of us and than clean up and find room for all the left overs. The kids will call when they have time. But like Irene said this is CHRIST'S birthday and that's what counts.
Marcy I hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Fern

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DIDMIS 12/23/2013 12:19PM

    Marcy I know how you feel about some of that. I did go to a party last night as I wrote in my blog (at Brian, his wife and 3 children's house).

We just take one gift then they number them, draw numbers and you get that gift. Ha ha guess what I got. I got tea, coffee, a mug, cookies, etc. stuff I should stay away from.

This is my sad time of the year also as you know I am alone except for church and friends which are fewer and fewer and the 25th I have no invites at all so maybe I will spend it with CHRIST. After all we are celebrating HIS birthday.

I have tried calling Becky, Spark Mailing her, everything but hear no word. Do you know if she is coming the 29th or not?
I forgot to say I ike our Santa Claus picture.


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Friends of: DIDMIS / Irene

Friday, November 22, 2013

Talked to Irene this morning.

She is ready to go home but they do not want to release her yet.
Doctor said she is ready.
Nurse said she is ready.
PT said she is ready.
She used a large balloon with velcro to test her driving and she past.


Apparently there was a meeting on Tuesday but her case could not be decided because one of her nurses was absent, so it looks like she may be staying at least till next Tuesday.

Her computer is not working well so you can imagine her frustration.

I feel really bad that I haven't been able to go see her these last two weeks.

Irene sends her Spark love and Appreciates your thoughts and prayers.


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HAPPYMOM8 11/27/2013 7:16PM

    We are so happy you are ready to go HOme. Glad you will have a happy thanksgiving at your Pastors house too .
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LKWQUILTER 11/24/2013 7:41PM

    Wonderful news that Irene is progressing so well and ready to go home. Will continue to pray that she does go home on Tuesday and will be able to sleep in her bed. ((HUGS))

Thanks for the update Marcy.

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PURPLELVR7 11/24/2013 9:00AM

    Thank you for the update

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JAMER123 11/24/2013 12:05AM

    Thanks Marcy, Good to hear. God hears our prayers for healing sent to Irene.

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DIDMIS 11/23/2013 3:56PM

    Thank you Marcy and thank you to all qho are praying. So many advertisements and so slow the computer. I will be going home on Tuesday. Will be glad to get home.
Slept most of the day as no PT and it is cold. Only one visitor.

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YELLOW09RED 11/23/2013 12:28PM

    Hi Marcy,
Thank you for letting us know about Irene. God bless her healing time.
Take care,
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JAMBABY0 11/22/2013 9:19PM

    Yes mine too

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JUNEAU2010 11/22/2013 9:13PM

    Prayers freely given!

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