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Mom is so amazing...

Saturday, November 09, 2013

She is just taking this well...my dad is a mess! It is so strange to see my strong as an ox Dad fall apart...he never fell apart like this when his mom died. He has been talking t me about how his life will be so empty after mom goes. They have been best friends since July 20th, 1962(the day the were married). To see one is to see the other - inseparable. I am worried about him, but I know that he will be okay - we all will.

My brother is coming to their house after Christmas to be with mom. We will have Christmas late this year - so that we can all be together. I have timeshare close to my house - so they will be there(mom, dad and brother). We are prepared for any eventuality. We do not know if mom will be with us next Christmas - we just will look forward to this Christmas and make memories to last us forever.

Thank you Spark Friends for always being there with hugs and words of wisdom....you are AMAZING and WONDERFUL to me....

  
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FISHER011 11/13/2013 4:18PM

    emoticon Bless you & yours! emoticon Making memories are wonderful ways to be in the moment & love all you can today & always.
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CATLADY52 11/10/2013 2:09PM

    emoticon Take the time to be together.

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MTNGRL 11/9/2013 8:50PM

    Continue to make wonderful memories with your Mom and family. Each one is precious, to be tucked away for the future.Mine have gotten me through some hard patches.When my Mom was very ill we attended a seminar, and of all the things I learned in life, this one sentence sums it up. "Make Today Count!" It made each day a treasure not to be wasted and to this day I feel that way. I know you are making your time with your Mom count. Hugs and God Bless you.

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DJ4HEALTH 11/9/2013 8:35PM

    Yes spend as much time as possible because you never know when someone you love will go. Remember to tell them that you love them always. emoticon

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NAMAARIA 11/9/2013 8:18PM

    Hugs to you. emoticon emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 11/9/2013 7:47PM

    May you continue to make wonderful family memories. Hugs, Laurel

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I restarted my journey...

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I was at 196.6 - I am 189.0 as of this morning. The wright is taking longer to get off....but I am doing this...BY GOD!

i went to an OA meeting - was a great motivator for me...I am reading You: On a Diet with TeamIndyGirl - very interesting book...enjoying it very much.

Life is calm right now...hubby is fishing, daughter at work, son on his computer....wondering when the SWHTF....

  
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BEATLETOT 9/9/2013 10:47PM

    Good to see you, girl! How is your life treating you these days?

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PEGTIGER 9/9/2013 8:08PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and great job remaining committed.

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ROCKPORT9 9/9/2013 1:59PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss! emoticon hugs, Laurel

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SPOONGIRLDEB 9/9/2013 8:05AM

    Great job!
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STRONGDJ 9/8/2013 10:32PM

    Happy to hear your dedication. It is not an easy journey, but it will be worth it and you are progressing. I plan to re-read the book "You: On a Diet" because of TeamIndyGirl.

Best wishes on your journey!!!

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BLUEROSE73 9/8/2013 8:14PM

    I'm glad the weight is dropping, and that you are recomitting to your journey. You can do this. I believe in you.

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    Good for you.....your on a roll.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COUTURELADY 9/8/2013 4:26PM

    Lovely! Keep up the terrific work! You (and I) can do this!

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CATLADY52 9/8/2013 4:24PM

    emoticon Don't worry about the small stuff. It usually takes care of itself. emoticon

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Darn Scale!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I really HATE my scale! For months, I have been the same weight - then the batteries went out in it. Put new ones in - and I have gained 10 pounds! Went to my neighbors house to check it out - and sure enough...10 pounds! DARN IT ALL!

  
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NEWCHINELO 7/13/2013 6:02PM

    if I am loosing inches,i dont care what the darn scale thinks!

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KRISTOLJONES 7/12/2013 2:17PM

    I just bought my first NEW scale in over 12 years. Turns out the old dial scale didn't fare as well as we thought through our twin toddler years (the kids used it as a spring-board). New digital scale is beautiful, easy to clean and is very consistent (and measures to the oz).
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BOBINVA 7/12/2013 1:31PM

    I think the batteries are heavy.

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MNABOY 7/11/2013 11:17PM

    How do you feel and how do your clothes feel on you? Those are very important issues to me. The scale can be a slow learner in that it doesn't know the difference between healthy weight and unhealthy weight. Feel better look good and the weight will drop, unless you are where you really need to be, according to you body.

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TAMWIL2 7/11/2013 10:58PM

    emoticon My scale and I only JUST returned to speaking terms with each other. We had a long chat which included some gentle nudging on my part and now we seem to be getting along just fine....for the most part. I have agreed not to step on it every day and, at my weigh in, it agrees not to send me into fits of frustration on most weeks. It's a relationship in progress just like any other.

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CHERIJ16 7/11/2013 9:44PM

    What a bummer! I have been stuck on one weight for awhile but unfortunately I can't blame my scale or the batteries! emoticon

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WYOUNG10 7/11/2013 8:32PM

    I understand the feeling. It is not fair we let the scale dictate our mood. My scale said i gained 2 lbs this week and I have no clue how since I have been so good lately..

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MILLIFRED 7/11/2013 8:29PM

    I have two scales and they both do funky things but I was encouraged when I went to the Dr and found I had really been losing a pound a week for the past 4 months just as I thought. Maybe you should buy a new scale and me too!

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We said our final goodbyes yesterday -

Saturday, April 06, 2013

It was time for Oreonna's funeral. We came together and bonded over a sweet young girl who had so much going for her. We laughed and cried - we talked about our memories. We hugged each other - knowing it was because of her that we cared more. She gave us gifts that we never knew about until she was gone. She taught us how to love more, laugh more and how to be a friend. She showed us that it was okay to hold onto childhood dreams..she showed us how to ge human - to be true to ourselves. She showered us with a wisdom far beyound her 11 years.

We will always love you sweet baby girl...

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/201
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    Thank you for sharing the story of this beautiful child with us. I am so sorry for you your pain. My condolences. emoticon

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BEATLETOT 4/9/2013 11:44AM

    I'm so sorry for this tragedy. I hope the family can get some information soon to help with closure.

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NEWLYWEDSHED35 4/8/2013 1:32AM

    I'm sorry for your loss.

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BOBINVA 4/7/2013 4:30PM

    What a precious gift each life is. So glad you met her. So sorry it was for such a short time.

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BADGER92 4/7/2013 9:48AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I love the photo of her in the article-- what a beautiful smile she had!

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PATTYKLAVER 4/7/2013 8:07AM

    I am so sorry you had to go through this. I am glad you had the chance to know her.

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KELLIEBEAN 4/7/2013 7:50AM

    This is so sad! I can't imagine how this has affected you.

Big hugs to all! I will think of her every time I see a rainbow.

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FITANDFIFTY2 4/7/2013 12:53AM

    Oh this is so very very sad!! I am sending a ton of hugs and prayers for all of you who loved this amazing young girl who passed . emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 4/7/2013 12:39AM

    I saw this on the 50 plus for all team huddle and wanted to come and check on it. That is so sad to hear of one so young dying. My sympathies.

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Yesterday was so hard...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

We had to tell the kids. The teacher and I put them in a class circle, and with the help of a counselor and Hospice, we told them that Oreonna was gone. The look of shock, disbelief and utter sadness killed us. We all cried...and told stories about this wonderful girl. We went out to the garden and planted flowers for her. We hugged, we sobbed, we held each others hands. We talked about how even though she is gone, she will always be our friend...she will always be with us. The boys took it so hard. We made cards with the grief dogs....

Her parents we on campus yesterday. I was able to thank them for letting me be a part of their beautiful child's life...and to let them know how much she was loved. They are a beautiful family - they have 3 other girls. I let them know how much she means to us all...we all hugged.

I am still exhausted. I hope today we will find out why this happened....why she is gone....

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/2/2013 4:15PM

    Again, I am so sorry. it sounds like you all did a lot to honor her memory and you will continue to do so. keep us updated

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ROZOZ68 3/28/2013 1:58PM

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 3/26/2013 9:50PM

    So sad when a child dies. What a beautiful way to honor her, and very special for the other children, taking them through the process, and helping them say goodbye, in such a beautiful way.

Prayers for all during this difficult time. I hope you have answers soon.

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NANCYPAT1 3/26/2013 6:11PM

    My heart goes out for you and I will keep you all in my prayers.

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BEATLETOT 3/26/2013 2:22PM

    I'm sorry for your loss and pain.

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CARLYG8 3/26/2013 11:46AM

    Prayers for all of you during this difficult time! I am so, so sorry for your loss!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/26/2013 11:40AM

    so very sorry. there really is no good reason for why a young person dies, but an explanation of physically what happened, maybe. **SIGH** having lived thru the death of my own brother (30 yrs ago) I know that intellectually no answer to the why would ease the pain, but did need the closure of knowing what had happened.

So sorry for you, the students and above all the family. Blessings.

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