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Missing my mother and grandmother

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lately in the evenings, I find myself missing my mother and my grandmother. My mother died at the age of 47 after a prolonged illness in January of 1968. My grandmother died at the age of 90 in the year of 1985 shortly after grandparents day of pneumonia. I think it is because in the evening, when things are getting quiet, it is similar to when I would be at home as a growing child and teenager and would enjoy their company. We were not a family that spent hours in front of the TV. We enjoyed quiet. Sometimes my mother would read to me, even after I could read. The most interesting was when she had subscribed to a comic book in Spanish. She would read what it said to me and then translate. It helped me to learn Spanish when I did take it in high school.

We also talked about all sorts of things. A lot of what we talked about was human situations and how to behave in a Christian way. I learned that the Christian way was to be loving even when sometimes the other person wasn't very nice.

I am looking forward to being in Heaven with Jesus, and my loved ones. I am not in a hurry to go there, but since I have had 3 near-death experiences, I have had a taste of the LOVE of Jesus!

  
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DIDMIS 4/17/2014 12:27AM

    It has been a long time since you write a blog.

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MARSHMELLO1729 2/1/2014 1:02PM

  I miss my Grandmother also my mother is still living but in a nursing home my grandmother taught me to serve others as she did with such a compassion for family even when she was up in years she always put everyone else before herself'

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PLUMPKITTYKAT 1/24/2014 2:03PM

    I can relate as well. I lost my grandma in 1977, she was only 65, I was 15, but she & I were soal mates. After she passed I had a unique experience of feeling as though I was in Heaven with her just chatting. I was filled with peace beyond this world.

I lost my mom in 2010 she 75, I was 48. We were super close, my mom lived with me & my daughter, but we did clash a lot too.
I really miss them both all the time!

Thank The Lord that we will see them again!

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JUDITH316 12/8/2013 7:13AM

    Yes, I can identify with you, my beloved Mom went home to be with Jesus on November 5, 2001, she was my best friend, my sister and my MOM...I miss her much, especially during the holidays, we did everything together, my Mom was a special woman, the hope I too have is one day when I go home to be with Jesus I will be reunited with my beloved Mom...and all my other family and friend's who have gone on before me, that's the blessed hope we all have who know Jesus as our personal Savior...Sending you BIG HUGS and Prayer.... emoticon

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JENNY712 11/2/2013 11:16PM

    Beloved of the Lord, As i get older, and my body get tired, I too look forward to heaven; Like a great reunion and getting anew body that is well, pain free, and healthy is beyond understanding. You are still needed Nellic. God's timing is perfect. I to am not in a hurry but it is a good to know home is Heaven. God's love is stronger and better than anything this world has to offer. We both can look forward to seeing Jesus in His Time and His will. Jenny emoticon emoticon

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MOLLYBROWN55 11/1/2013 4:52PM

    3 Experiences? WOW! I've had 1 & It was amazing to see heaven!

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Molly

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SIMPLY4DHEART 9/16/2013 1:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Yes, I too miss my Mom and Grandparents too! That's a beautiful testament to Jesus's Love emoticon emoticon

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BLEGNER11 8/14/2013 5:23PM

    I also have been remembering times with my mom, grandma, dad, sister and son. My mind strays their way at the most unusual times. Especially when I am sitting in the back yard and enjoying the peace and quiet.

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SUNRISE141 8/10/2013 5:53AM

    My husband lost his dad when he was only 18 months old . My husband is 78 in January and he speaks of missing his dad alot . We are nearing home my friend but i am like you i 'm not in no hurry . My brother dided in January he was 57 and died of copd i thought he would ALWAYS be there . I raised him we were left alone alot and i watched over him then my mom died when he was 16 and i was 21 he come to live with us till he turned 18 . Take care have a good weekend and remember GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! I was sunrise 14 but had to change to sunrise 141 ! emoticon emoticon

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LOISJOHN14VS6 8/8/2013 8:35PM

    I know how you feel; I miss mine so very very much. Looking forward to that wonderful reunion in Heaven.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/4/2013 5:51PM

    Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

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GINAC0 7/23/2013 10:56PM

    What great memories you have! I pray my kids will look back and have similar memories too.

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KAB7801 7/23/2013 9:35AM

    My parents are still alive both are 76 years old and in good health, praise God!
They live in St Louis and I in virginia, I miss them very much and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't pick up the phone and speak to them!
Thanks for the reminder of how lucky I am!
I'm going to call them right now!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 7/21/2013 8:22PM

    I am missing my loved ones, too.

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As Billy Graham is renowned for saying, "I just can't wait to see Jesus".

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/16/2013 7:04PM

    I certainly understand. I've said 'so long' to too many people that I love.

Like you, I'm looking forward to that great reunion day.
But, until it's here, I'm tankful we have so many good memories - and a Comforter - to get us through.

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CONCHA77 7/16/2013 9:17AM

    My mom's birthday will be tomorrow, July 17, I miss her too. Gone seven years now...

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/15/2013 4:12PM

    emoticon I miss my mom and have noticed it more lately for some reason.

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MISSCUS 7/15/2013 3:19PM

    I miss my dad too. He died when I was 12. What Carol said of the evening being the low point, I agree. I tend to think of my dad in the later hours when I'm tired and I really miss him then, seems to be when I seem to think of things more. We didn't have a tv either so we talked, read books, listened to radio. I enjoyed all of it.
WOW, 3 near death experiences. Do blog about it if you are comfortable doing that. I think people are blessed with the experience. Most all say they now have no fear of death. Your family life sounds lovely.
Huggs...

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FLMOMX2 7/15/2013 2:25PM

    Great memories are awesome. Like you I can't wait to get in heaven seeing Jesus and those who went before me.

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SADIEDOLORES 7/15/2013 10:24AM

    NELLIE, HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO HAVE SUCH LOVING MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM AND GRANDMA, MY MOTHER LOVED US BUT DIDN'T DEMONSTRATE IT, MY PARENTS WERE FROM MEXICO SO I LEARNED SPANISH GROWING UP, MY MOM HAD 11 CHILDREN WHO LIVED AND SOME MISCARRIAGES, I HAVE 9 LIVING SIBLINGS I ALSO FEEL BLESSED, SORRY YOU MISS YOUR MOM AND GRANDMA BUT YOU WILL SEE THEM AGAIN.
SADIE

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BRAVELUTE 7/15/2013 9:29AM

    I think those memories of how the important things in life were passed on to us serve as mini lessons to us as we come across opportunities to deal with others around us now. I don't have kids or grand kids to "pass it on" to, but I seem to have the opportunity to teach by showing over and over again.

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/15/2013 8:56AM

    I think evenings are our low point of the day and we are more susceptible to our feelings. I miss my mom too, even tho technically she's still "here". But I can't just call her up and chat or ask her a question, etc. Little things will surprise me and just "get" me when I least expect it, like her spoon rest, or a can of food she bought to cook with, and it's still waiting for her. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 7/15/2013 8:14AM

    Missing my mom too. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/15/2013 1:35AM

    I understand what you are saying. I miss my parents in the evenings also. That was always the time when we would read the Bible and dad would explain what it meant when we didn't understand. They would listen while we said our prayers too.
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen
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FLEMIDG 7/15/2013 12:47AM

    I understand what you're going through. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 7/15/2013 12:44AM

    hugs

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Completing an assignment for SparkCoach

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our assignment for this session was to list at least three things that we have accomplished in our lives, so we can remember them when we feel down about ourselves.

1. I raised 6 children and overcame some of the problems of having been in an abusive situation.

2. I worked for and received my Bachelor's degree and my Master's degree in psychology.

3. I taught my children at home for many years, and they all achieved considerably above average on national tests.

  
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DIDMIS 4/17/2014 12:29AM

    This is fantastic. I don't know how everyone missed this.
Irene.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/4/2013 5:50PM

    As you can see, I am very far behind in keeping up on reading the blogs of my spark friends. What an inspiration your accomplishments are!

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JOYATLAST 7/26/2013 5:13PM

    That is HUGE!!!! I am impressed. You can be proud of yourself.

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MISSCUS 4/29/2013 4:17PM

    Nellie, you're such a hard worker all your life, so dedicated. I did a BSN, I can only imagine ALL the papers you had to write in the Master's Psy program. I am in awe of you!! And six, SIX kids. I only had one, you had a gaggle of kids. Such a nice accomplishment!! It's nice and I bet you cherish each one. I bet they are all different in a good way too!!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/28/2013 11:45PM

    Awesome accomplishments Nellie! Each individual one of those things, took years and years of hard work.

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PRESBESS 4/26/2013 11:50AM

    You should feel so proud. What awesome accomplishments!
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GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/26/2013 4:12AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/25/2013 9:45PM

    emoticon on your emoticon accomplishments, Nellie, in spite of adversity!!! God has blessed you richly. Thank you for being my friend!!
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/25/2013 9:45PM

    emoticon on your emoticon accomplishments, Nellie, in spite of adversity!!! God has blessed you richly. Thank you for being my friend!!
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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TRINIITY1 4/25/2013 12:59AM

    Wow! That's a lot of kids! School is easy compared to kids, at least for me it was! Two kids drive my nuts! But I love them dearly. emoticon

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NELSONCHERYL59 4/24/2013 7:27PM

    I admire u even more. U r a proverbs woman. And a psychology woman too. I knew i related to u lots. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/24/2013 6:56PM

    Are you superwoman?

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DETERMINEDJANET 4/24/2013 1:16PM

    Great accomplishments Nellie!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/24/2013 12:55PM

    Those are much more than accomplishments! They are AWESOME accomplishments :o)

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BRAVELUTE 4/24/2013 12:24PM

    Just when you think you're getting to know a person, along comes a SC assignment and you learn so much more!! I will now add Mother Extraordinaire and Educator to my image of you.

NellieC ME.E

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SADIEDOLORES 4/24/2013 10:14AM

    NELLIE, YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT, I CAN RELATE TO SOME OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, IN SPITE OF NEGATIVE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE MADE IT POSITIVE.
SADIE

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SWDESERTLOVER 4/24/2013 9:13AM

    All achievements you should be very proud of!

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TEENYSMOM 4/24/2013 8:32AM

    Wow Nellie, you have done a wonderfully emoticon job. emoticon emoticon Nellie. You keep up your wonderful work.

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SARAHTAIT 4/24/2013 8:14AM

    You are so awesome Nellie....I am so happy to have you as a friend. Six children is a miracle accomplishment. You are always such a positive and loving person....

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FLMOMX2 4/24/2013 8:05AM

    Awesome!! Earning college degrees, homeschooling your angels and still going strong even in the face of adversity. emoticon

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LOGOULD 4/24/2013 7:03AM

    Some mighty amazing accomplishments - to which you can add that you've been an amazing and faithful friend and inspiration to many, many members here on Spark! THANKS emoticon

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RAKRHYME 4/24/2013 2:57AM

    WOW!!!!!! those are some pretty amazing feats you have achieved..am so proud of you. emoticon

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An Inappropriate Goal of SparkCoach for Diabetics

Friday, April 12, 2013

Today's suggested goal for tomorrow is no eating after 7 PM. For a diabetic like myself, this is dangerous since I am supposed to have a small snack a while before bed to keep my blood sugar stable during the night.

So, of course, I will plan my snack, and not eat more than that!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/22/2013 11:01PM

    As a diabetic, you have to do what is best for you!!! WAY TO GO!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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TRINIITY1 4/18/2013 7:00PM

    I don't use Sparkcoach, but I changed my nutrition plan for one without diabetes. I was not able to change the carb and protein amount as it said that the diabetic plan could not be changed. It had me at way too many carbs for me to lose weight on, and I wasn't able to change the nutrition goals until I switched my nutrition plan so I could lower the carbs and increase the protein. I don't eat breakfast, but protein before bed is aways wise.

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TEENYSMOM 4/18/2013 11:42AM

    THANKFULLY, I DO NOT HAVE DIABETES. BUT I HAVE TO EAT A SMALL SNACK BEFORE I GO TO BED. IF I DON'T I AM HUNGRY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP AND CAN'T GET TO SLEEP TILL I DO EAT A SNACK. OR I WILL WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND CAN'T GET BACK TO SLEEP BECAUSE OF BEING HUNGRY.

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RURAL3 4/17/2013 11:23AM

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/14/2013 10:30AM

    Make sure you report this issue to Sparkpeople directly; they don't often read user blogs, so post over in Site TEchnical help, or email them directly to let them know that's not good!

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LOGOULD 4/14/2013 7:21AM

    Good for you - and many others!!! Even doctors get it wrong sometimes. One of the beauties of this program is that it can be customized for each individual and if we work th program for very long, we get to learn so much about our own bodies and what will work (and will not work) for ourselves. Thanks for making others aware that there are no hard and fast rules for everyone - except maybe drink your water!

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MILLIE-MILOU 4/14/2013 7:19AM

    Hmm, I don't think 'spark goals' are set in stone.
You obviously need your pre bed snack for health reasons. Maybe the spark coach didn't realise or write the challenge with diabetics in mind.

R x

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/13/2013 10:21PM

    I hope everyone "Likes" your blog so it will draw attention to be corrected by SP.

I found several errors in the trivia for points SP feature, and many errors in SP's quizzes. I no longer do trivia at all so I don't know if they've been corrected; but I know for sure that the quizzes' "correct" answers that are incorrect, have not been corrected. So I no longer read them. I just pick the bottommost answer in the quizzes and click through to the end.

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FLMOMX2 4/13/2013 10:02PM

    Nellie--you are spot on!!

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67YKCEB 4/13/2013 8:33PM

    I agree with you! Sometimes you got to do what is best for you.

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MISSCUS 4/13/2013 6:10PM

    I agree, I need that protein bedtime snack. Do what works for you. I did not find Spark Coach program to be very helpful or above what I was already doing. So I did not renew. It was worth a try though, and they did send two DVD exercise programs I can do at home. It kind of made up for what I paid initially.

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JUDSTERF 4/13/2013 2:52PM

    I'll be having my diabetic snack before bed myself. I have enough hypo BS's to begin with.

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SADIEDOLORES 4/13/2013 10:30AM

    YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS, COACHES CAN GET IT WRONG.
SADIE

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WARMSPRINGDAY 4/13/2013 9:01AM

    Absolutely, do what is right for you.

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JAMER123 4/13/2013 12:24AM

    The diabetic meal plan has an evening snack built in to the program. I have a very late snack and don't have a weight gain from it as it is just part of my plan. If you don't have the diabetic plan, go to your account page and check that you have diabetes and they will put the food tracker up for you. Otherwise, follow your plan. Good luck to you!!

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FLEMIDG 4/13/2013 12:00AM

    I agree you have to do what is best for your health. Hope things go well for you.

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PATRICIAAK 4/12/2013 11:59PM

    A general rule of thumb for diabetics is a bedtime snack that includes protein.

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BRAVELUTE 4/12/2013 11:44PM

    Are they changing their thoughts on this subject? I understood from everything I read that it made no difference when you ate whatever, and that wasn't right for my mom either (diagnosis last July). She had difficulties with the snack she ate at 9:00 when she took her blood pressure medication. If that snack was only carbs, or largely carbs, her sugar tested high in the morning. She had no problem with the same snacks if she ate them mid morning or mid afternoon, or as part of a meal. Switching to mainly protein snack at 9:00 p.m. made a huge difference for her.

I'm sure the spark coaches would say to follow your doctor's orders, no matter what the diagnosis or prescription about how to handle your plan. But it does seem strange to make a blanket challenge when there are so many different types of people following the coach program.

Did you send your concerns to Spark Coach?

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/12/2013 11:38PM

    You have to be flexible and adapt as is necessary for your situation.

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Some of the Things for which I am Thankful

Monday, November 12, 2012

1. God's love
2. God's forgiveness
3. God's provision
4. My family and my pets
5. That I got to see my son Richard before he flew to his next duty station
6. That my stomach tumor has not grown
7. Medical advances
8. Kind, caring people in the medical profession and the veterinary profession
9. Friends, both that I have met and that I know online
10. Pure clean water
11. "TV" dinners so I don't have to cook other than microwave and that list the nutrients including potassium
12. That I still have energy to cook some
13. Electricity!
14. Computers that help with communication and learning
15. For heating in the winter and cooling in the summer
16. For instant on cooking so we don't have to build a fire
17. For refrigeration of perishable foods
18. Lights for dark days
19. Photos to remind us of our loved ones
20. Books to entertain and teach us
21. Clothing for comfort and maybe fashion
22. That Social Security still works
23. That my ex is considerate of us
24. For Jason, my oldest who gave me hope and was a miracle from God after many miscarriages. He also keeps my brain active.
25. For Richard who is kind and gentle.
26. For Kristen who challenged me during her teen years, and has one to help me with appointments and encouraged me while the fishies nibbled my toes and I was very depressed.
27. For sweet Catherine who has taken me into her home, has been one who would talk to me at length, and from being a squeamish little girl has turned into a brave nurse.
28. For Jessica, who her entrance shortly before Thanksgiving, so the hospital provided Thanksgiving dinner for my whole family. She is working very hard to get a good house to be a home for her family.
29. For Bryan who has been honest when it was hard and has made loving difficult decisions to help his family.
30. That my mom and grandmother gave me great examples of Christian women who dealt with the difficulties of life in a loving, hardworking way.
31. For 18 year old CoffeeKitty who cuddles with me nightly and keeps my left side warm.
32. For Cloud (kitty) who cuddles with me during my nap.
33. For Shadow (kitty) who entertains me by trying to catch shadows.
34. For Stratus (kitty) who is a gentleman about the food even though he always wants more and can't have it.
35. For Cielito (Chihuahua dog), who is well trained to potty pads for when I go someplace and can't take him out. He also is very lively and enjoys going out to see what is happening in the world.
36. For little Patience (Yorkie), who filled the empty spot in my heart left by the death of Mercy. Since she is toothless and half-blind, I have to take good care of her, which satisfies that need of mine to be needed.
37. For my chore worker who keeps my living area clean and does chores that are hard for me to do nowadays.

  
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KAB7801 5/15/2013 6:00PM

    You have the top of the list right, you are a very thankful person
That's great
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SHAN2SHAGG 12/28/2012 2:50AM

    love it! I have a thankful journal that all my kids also add too. It is not just for thanksgiving but for all times/. God is good! Shan

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JOYATLAST 12/3/2012 9:48PM

    Love your list! You are Blessed!

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POOH_BEAR_69 12/1/2012 10:31PM

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful list... It reminds us all to be ever grateful for the many blessings we have in life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUCINDARW 11/18/2012 12:28PM

    Thank you for sharing your list! I think it encompases everything in life. thanksgiving is always the time it all comes to mind but should be an everyday thing. May you have a good life and God bless you! Lucinda

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SAMMIESMOM13 11/17/2012 8:57AM

    Great list Nellie. We all need to take the time to stop and realize and be thankful for our many blessings.

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RURAL3 11/15/2012 3:04PM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/14/2012 9:36PM

    What a wonderful list of blessings, Nellie. Thank you for sharing them. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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FITANDFAITHFUL1 11/14/2012 8:02PM

    Dear Nellie,
What a great idea and also with Thanksgiving around the corner. But actually, being thankful should be a 365 days a year event. Thank you for this reminder, friend. emoticon

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MISSCUS 11/14/2012 6:59PM

    What a great list Nellie. It made me rethink today. I needed that push. You have a LOT to be thankful for. Just keep enjoying your life, praise God daily.

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2BE-MY-BEST 11/14/2012 11:59AM

    emoticon You have many blessings! May God, continue to bless your life!

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CMWARDRN 11/13/2012 4:35PM

    You are blessed. You also reminded me of my many blessings! emoticon emoticon

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JUDSTERF 11/13/2012 2:57PM

    What a wonderful lis of thankfulness!!!! Hugs!!

Judy

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67YKCEB 11/13/2012 12:37PM

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I wonder how many people truly sit down and write out what they are thankful for. I know I have never done that. .... maybe I should.

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FLMOMX2 11/13/2012 12:10PM

    What a great way to count your many blessings!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 11/13/2012 11:25AM

    Nelloie what a wonderful list. I especially enjoyed how your children grew up and are taking care of you. So many children want their parents to support them all of their lives. I have only Spiritual children, too many to number, but most are in Mexico.
Irene

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SARAHTAIT 11/13/2012 10:43AM

    Love love love your gratitude list...we all have so much to be thankful for!!! You are truly a blessed woman....

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CONCHA77 11/13/2012 8:53AM

    You do have a lot to be thankful for, thanks for sharing. You are Blessed. emoticon

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SUNRISE14 11/13/2012 6:46AM

    emoticon emoticon I have a little yorkie to ! emoticon I love him with all my heart ! You have a wonderful list my friend GOD HAS BLESSED US ALL ! LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT ! emoticon emoticon

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LOGOULD 11/13/2012 6:34AM

    Wow, so much to be thankful for and such wise eyes to see it! Thanks for all the reminders! emoticon

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SMIDGON 11/13/2012 6:25AM

    Very well said, Friend!
Hugs,
Janet

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SIMPLY4DHEART 11/13/2012 3:15AM

    THat is very comprehensive and heartfelt list. God Bless You Nellie. I am going to make a list like this, thank you for sharing with us. emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/12/2012 10:44PM

    That's an extensive list of thankfulness! Love it!

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BRAVELUTE 11/12/2012 10:12PM

    Quite a list! Lot's of thought went into it. At my women's club meeting a woman said, "What would happen if we only had tomorrow what we thanked God for today?"

I think you'd be rich, with everything you were thankful for.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 11/12/2012 9:56PM

    What a wonderful and heartfelt list!

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Service Person

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A few years ago, my oldest daughter teased me that I was my service dog's service person. I admit that I spend a fair amount of time taking care of my pets. I take the doggies out and for the teeny Yorkie that is my service dog, I carry her since it is faster. Once I put her down then she does what is needed. I feed them and medicate them. I comb and brush them and sometimes clip their nails. I take them to the vet for regular checkups and shots and if they are sick I take them for that.

However, I am also a service person for other people. I do favors for my loved ones. If I see a person in public who seems to need help, I ask if I can help them and then do so.

I am thinking that Christians are called to a life of service, and those little things that we do in every day life are part of that service. Perhaps we are called to a foreign land, or perhaps we are called to serve right where we are already.

  
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TEENYSMOM 2/22/2013 9:18AM

    I agree with Phyllis, that this should be voted most popular blog. Very well done and very, very true.

I serve my dogs, cats & fish (as well as all of my humans) everyday day of my life...and I love doing it. And for the ones that need extra help (animal or human) they get that too, without a second thought on my part.

Yes, God made us and put us on this earth to SERVE & OBEY him, which includes serving every living thing that He made.

I can say for me, that it makes me feel good to help folks/animals, not JUST because I know it is what God wants me to do, but because it makes me feel good to try to make someone else feel good.

Thank you Jesus, for ALL that you do!!!

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67YKCEB 10/25/2012 6:07PM

    well said. I'm a doer. I see something that needs to be done that I can do and I do it. I see someone that needs help and I help if I can. I'm trying to raise my kids to be the same way. I like to sit back and watch people and I see so many that won't help or do something just because it's not their job or they won't get paid for it. and it should never be about what you will get for doing or helping. I should be about doing or helping the other person in need and what they will get.

I too wait on my pets.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/24/2012 7:09PM

    Yes - Jesus, Others, Yourself = JOY. Serving always lightens your own load, humbles you, and makes you count your blessings. It IS much more blessed to give than receive - that's what is so JOYful about it. If you've done it unto the least of these, you've done it unto Him.

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MISSCUS 10/15/2012 11:22AM

    This should be voted as popular blog. Nellie, you are a good woman, so giving. You are blessed. We people were meant to help others and be good stewards, and give good care to animals. I adore mine.

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2BE-MY-BEST 10/15/2012 12:39AM

    Jesus , set a good example for us to follow when he washed his disciples feet. We should all be willing to serve one another. Amen!

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LUCINDARW 10/13/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You really are a shinning example of what a christion is suppose to be! God bless you! Lucinda

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WARMSPRINGDAY 10/11/2012 8:26PM

    So true

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SARAHTAIT 10/11/2012 8:00PM

    Love your blog...it is so true...I also try to help others and to live as a light in a dark world. I adore my dogs...do the best I can to care for them. The truth that to give is better than to receive is so true!'
Hugs,
Sarah

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FLMOMX2 10/11/2012 6:05PM

    Nellie--you are awesome

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SIMPLY4DHEART 10/11/2012 1:30PM

    emoticon Amen you are such a shining example for me and so many of how to be the best human to humans and animals alike. God is proud of you and I so blessed to know you. Thank you so much. God Bless You Nellie. emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 10/11/2012 1:05PM

    Amen! I learned in the Air Force - service before self and I believe it as a Christian too. It just seems to come naturally to me to help others when I can. Feels good in my heart!

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SADIEDOLORES 10/11/2012 10:49AM

    NELLIE, YOUR 100% RIGHT WE ARE HERE TO HELP WHEN EVER WE CAN AND I HAVE HELPED PEOPLE AND ANIMALS THAT ARE NOT EVEN MINE, IT FEELS GOOD BECAUSE WE ARE OBEYING THE LORD, THAT'S WHAT WE DO AS CHILDREN OF THE LORD.
SADIE emoticon

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CONCHA77 10/11/2012 9:11AM

    Like the ole saying goes, "The more you give, the more you receive" says it all. It is rewarding when we can help all. emoticon

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MUSOLF6 10/11/2012 7:36AM

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LOGOULD 10/11/2012 6:35AM

    You are SO right....."for we are created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which He has prepared in advance for us to do". I don't think that you can ever be satisfied with life untill you are doing the very things that God put you on this earth for. In that, I find true joy and satisfaction in life.

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SUNRISE14 10/11/2012 6:25AM

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SMIDGON 10/11/2012 6:23AM

    AMEN! SISTER!

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DIDMIS 10/11/2012 4:44AM

    Nellie you have the same thoughts and lifestyle that I do. I would love to be your neighbor.

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ZRIE014 10/11/2012 12:45AM

  you want to take care of your friend. emoticon

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