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what's comin'

Sunday, March 06, 2011

"Child, you never know what's comin' for you," the old lady said. It wasn't a lament really. It seemed more like a statement of fact (as much as opinion) as she nears her 80th birthday with a husband ill and dying, having buried two of her three children and living on with what seems to be an unguarded heart and gratitude for all things.

The very next week we got the call that Bill's mom had been in an accident on the interstate. It was a routine trip for minor repair on the car that placed her in the lane where the crash occurred. Multiple fatalities when another driver (who had been subject to seizures apparently had one) flipped her car and multiple lives careened into chaos. We've alternated days and nights at a trauma center icu in North Carolina 5 hours from home. Brain bleed, multiple fractures, internal injuries, ventilator, feeding tube. Not a list you'd like to compile for yourself or anyone you love... anyone at all.

His mom, Carolyn, is already dealing with cancer diagnosis, the loss of her husband of 57 years and now these injuries. But today, off the vent and still incoherent, she looked squarely at me and said, "you just never know what's coming for you." Oddly repeating the sentiment of my new elderly friend, she added, "but that's good. I think that's good." Way into the night, she spoke of the need to "let go... to let nature take it's course... to get rolling on things... to get back to the fundamentals." She spoke plainly, with conviction, about the angel there with her... calling him by name. These are not new things for me, but new in the context of being present with someone I've loved a long time... Now there will be difficult decisions and days ahead, but "it's all ok, " she told me. "It's all interconnected. I know that now..." she said with assurance and a quiet peace.

This morning, following another restless night in ICU, she looked at me and said in that deliberate, slow, southern cadence, "Robin, your face is fading, but your heart is here. And, that's good." That made me smile. She may not have been able to see my face, but I hope she could feel my heart smile.

I hope you guys -- so present, compassionate and good -- can feel my heart smile. It's strange to miss being away from people we don't even "know." They're right, I suppose, we "never know what's comin' for us." It sure helps to feel your hearts out there even when faces fade. This morning I told her, again, that I love her. "And, I love you, "she said. "You must remember: we're all interconnected, and the love is all that matters." "Thank you for loving so well, " I told her. It occurs to me that I'd like to tell my "spark family" the same... We came here to lose weight, and we found so much more in the process. Thank you all for being such great losers... Thank you all for loving so well.

  
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DIREXTOR 3/9/2011 3:28PM

    Coming from a person who has consciously (and selfishly) practiced living life with emotions that are allowed and assigned to only certain individuals in my life (parents, siblings and children), this hit me in the heart.

The thing the stands out to me most is that there is no anger in any of this, no blame, no fear...simply acceptance.

In the dictionary in my head, if I looked up GRACE I think you and Carolyn would have avatars next to the definition. I have not journeyed with you through any of this but your words today have had a profound affect on my willingness to live with an open heart.

Thank you.

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CHINAGAL 3/7/2011 8:11PM

    This is a heart wrenching story - bittersweet. My prayers are for Carolyn and your entire family. Thanks for sharing your beautiful words.
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  Robin, I'm so sorry for your troubles. Sending you all love and good wishes. Take care of yourselves. emoticon

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CLAYKEEPER 3/7/2011 10:35AM

    Robin... my heart breaks for your pain... but rejoices in the confirmation of love ! Love is what we have to give, who we are and how we live. My prayers for Carolyn's best outcome, whatever that may be. My heart surrounds you with warmth and strength my friend ...

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SUNNY332 3/7/2011 9:05AM

    What an absolutely lovely blog, Robin. I too am crying as I not only think of Carolyn's life & the impact she has made in your life but also the amazing impact you have made in her life. I am so blessed by this blog and will be praying for the days ahead knowing that God is in charge and His will for Carolyn will be done.

God Bless you all and if I haven't told you, I also thank you for being a part of my life. My heart is smiling also, my sweet friend.

Hugs, Sunny

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EARTHSEAME 3/7/2011 12:58AM

    Thank you so much for sharing, Robin. I hope that I can always be open and let things be as they are. And perhaps someday I will learn the name of the angel by my side. May you and your loved ones be blessed and comforted.

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_RAMONA 3/7/2011 12:44AM

    Oh Robin! Tonight I finally felt that I could handle a little reading and here I find you... compassionate, poignant, especially articulate, a heart unguarded (takes one to know one), inspiring... and a voice I treasure in my world.

I'm walking beside you as best I can from a distance... I hope I'm not holding your hand too tightly...

Love & prayers,
Ramona

MAY GOD ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOU, and those you love, in every way that you require. May he hold you gently in the palm of his hand in a very personal way, and may you rest in the fullness of his love, his grace, his strength, his wisdom, his rescue, his redemption, his healing, his inspiration, his restoration and his mercy as you require it! May you carry in your heart always an extra special awareness of God's great love for you, may you feel his sweet and gentle touch upon your life, and may you see his miracles all around you. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 3/6/2011 10:50PM

    The amount of wisdom that comes with someone who lives 80+ years can be so profound and scary at the same time. Speaks volumes of how good and open your heart actually is. I'm sending your family good thoughts and light. Godspeed.

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MAMADWARF 3/6/2011 10:26PM

    Robin, I havent cried all week. Till now. I love you, too.

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JOYFULMOMTO5 3/6/2011 10:25PM

    Oh, dear Robin, I pray somehow you can feel my arms wrap around you over the miles. With tears for you in my eyes, I see your heart smile. Thank you for sharing this with us. I know you don't "know" me, but I AM real and AM really praying for you each time Jesus brings you to my mind. May you fee His strength & love as you minister to this dear loved one. emoticon

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THINBUCKEYE 3/6/2011 10:19PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. You have made my heart smile, too. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 3/6/2011 10:11PM

    I feel your heart smile daily Robin. Love to you. emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 3/6/2011 8:00PM

    Oh my God, Robin, what a splendid and poignant soliliquy (all but the last paragraph, that is) about a being you hold high in love and esteem. I am so sorry for her difficult journey and for yet another mind-boggling challenge in your life.

And YES! I deeply feel your heart smiling. And thank YOU for loving so well, here and there.
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DAISY443 3/6/2011 7:58PM

    Robin, I am so sorry to hear about Bill's mom. She sounds like a truly amazing woman. What a astounding insight she is showing, coherent or not. And what compassion you display, although, I am not at all surprised by that! Thank you for loving her so well and for sharing that love with your Spark friends!

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doubt

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm wondering about doubt. I'm wondering about the ways we sabotage ourselves, psych ourselves up or wear ourselves out. I'm wondering about the ways we doubt ourselves when it comes to diets, relationships, work, life.

I'm wondering about discernment. Do I doubt at all the wrong times? I've made some questionable decisions in the past... flown right past warning signs with clear indications to use caution, yet I'd plow on full steam ahead. I'm wondering if I fail to doubt when doubt is reasonable, throw on my rose colored glasses and roll on. When I find myself in the proverbial deep end, I wonder how and why I willingly sailed off the cliff. That's when I usually doubt... only when I'm flailing in the deep end.

Tonight I'm questioning doubt itself. I was explaining to a super wise, incredibly awesome spark friend (aren't you all?!) that I want some input on this... So, I'm opening it up to you. In going back to work with hospice, my intention has been to find and join the team of professionals who care, Really Care, for their patients/families. I found 'em all right. The local team is just what I'd hoped for, envisioned, thankfully joined. I don't doubt their skill, compassion, empathy, dedication. I suppose I doubt corporate entities. It's hard enough to trust my discernment skills with individuals, let alone corporate structure.

For those of you who routinely balance(d) the demands of what seems like a potentially callous corporate machine with the rewards of some wonderful people/opportunities, how do you do that? How do you suit up in armour to steel yourself from demanding corporate types and keep your heart open to life unfolding?

How do you deal with your doubts?

  
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KALIGIRL 2/25/2011 1:51PM

    I see two questions here.
I don't often doubt things, so will be no help there, but I do often find myself 'towing the company line'. It used to bother me, but it seems not to matter in the big picture. If it appears something is happening for the wrong reason (callous or otherwise), the end result still somehow works out.
Maybe because there are warm people who care?
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PENNYAN45 2/25/2011 1:02PM

    My tendency has always been to doubt myself first. That has lessened somewhat as I have gotten older and my values have become more solidified. When making any important decision or dealing with any major conflict, I usually examine my behavior and motivations closely, and try to hold myself to a very high standard that I have done as much as I could to be fair and considerate. I try to see things from the other's viewpoint as much as I can.

I was fortunate to be able to choose to work as a teacher all of my life. As a group, I have found teachers to be warm, caring, and giving.
I like that my work was to educate young people. It is something that I value highly and strongly believe in.

I can only speak about corporations through my husband's experience - and that all depended on the people within that corporation who worked with him. There was good and bad throughout the years.

Self-doubt can be crippling when it comes to making decisions.
Self-examination can be a good tool when making those decisions.

All decisions should be made based on personal values.
Does this represent my basic beliefs? Is this who I want to be?
Am I doing everything I can to live what I believe and to follow my values?
My bottom line is: Is this decision something that I can live with?



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SUNNY332 2/25/2011 8:53AM

    My advice is to alway go with your Heart, dear one. All that any of us can do any given day is the best we can do. Balance will come with time.

Hang in there and quit doubting yourself. Doubt is opposite of certitude
Certitude:
1. Absolute certainty or conviction that something is the case.
2. Something that someone firmly believes is true.

Go with who you believe in and what you believe in - that being yourself and your abilities and all of the doubt will go away.

Hugs, Sunny


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DAISY443 2/25/2011 4:11AM

    Robin, I think that doubt is what keeps us honest and on track. We need that to balance our tendency to rush in where angels fear to tread! Without that doubt we would all make many more "questionable decisions". Hugs!

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_RAMONA 2/24/2011 10:09PM

    As far as corporate entities go, I doubt I can be of any help... I opted out. :)

I avoided heavily administrated programs, government-run agencies, and corporate involvement. I worked for small, non-profit, non-union organizations that put the management, responsibility and initiative directly into the hands of the people who had to do the work. I always loved my job, always felt privileged in my associates and in the clients I served, and I never doubted the value of my work or the means by which it was accomplished... and none of us ever got paid what we were worth, lol.

I think the people of whom you need to be asking your questions are your new coworkers. Not all corporate entities are to be mistrusted. :) I doubt you'd find these wonderful people there, nor would you find the hospice so life-giving if the corporation weren't, on some level, life-giving as well.

I also believe that even though an organization may be callous, the people working in it need not be. I think it's fool-hardy to blindly trust in every situation (a certain amount of doubt is healthy). "How do you suit up in armour to steel yourself from demanding corporate types and keep your heart open to life unfolding?" By doing what you feel called to do to the best of your ability, while seeking the answers to the questions inherent in your doubts. You anchor the practical aspects of your job in your intellect... know your own strengths and define clear boundaries... while keeping compassion and intuition at the forefront of all you do... you let who you uniquely are lead how you respond to the challenges inherent in any job.

As for my doubts in general, I pray while I walk out in the faith that if God brought me to it, God will also bring me through it, not somehow, but triumphantly. I do what I can to leave room for both myself and situations to grow and evolve. I believe the best about things and people, while remembering that nothing and no one are perfect. I do my best to see things in terms of opportunities instead of problems. I focus my energy on the good, and on where I can have an impact, and on what is specifically mine to do, and I leave the rest alone.

I hope this helps! Doubts and all, I think this place and this work is very blessed to have you!

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GRACEISENUF 2/24/2011 9:28PM

    I don't have to balance any "corporate machines" at the moment as I am a stay-at-home Mom but I do understand your concerns.

I can only tell you personally how I face doubt and that is to counteract it with faith. It sounds basic and to me it is. That being said...it doesn't mean it always works out the way I envisioned it would but I know ultimately that God is in control and nothing, absolutely nothing can "snatch" me out of his hands. So my trust is in him alone. Demanding corporate types like you describe are no match when you are suited with the armour of God.

I don't know if I answered your question Robin because I'm not dealing with corporate issues. I hope I have helped in some little way.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

New Job. New routines. New faces. New expectations. New acquaintences. New challenges. New responsibilities. New potential friends. New ways to make a difference. New fears. New faith. New way of life. New exercise regime. New sleep pattern. New changes. New ways to discover parts of me...anew.

New days. New life... in hospice.

  
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_RAMONA 2/24/2011 9:20PM

    "New life... in hospice."

It seems counter-intuitive doesn't it? But... it is oh so true. I've only a handful of times had the priviledge to walk along side someone who is moving beyond this life, yet when I have had, there has not been anything more life-affirming... and it's all but impossible to explain the wealth of living found in dying well to someone who hasn't been there.

I pray for you, Robin, and all whose hands you hold, a peace that surpasses all understanding, a joy beyond all reckoning, and love beyond the limitation of this life.

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Ramona



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PENNYAN45 2/24/2011 7:52PM

    Congratulations on your new job!!

I am sure you will have many new friends soon.

I wish you lots of new great times ahead.

Hugs and good wishes for you and your family.

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ROBINTRACKS 2/22/2011 6:16PM

    Robin to Robin: Sooo glad you're enjoying your NEW job! Hope you and your family members are well....and take care of YOU!

-- Robin

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ELLIEFAR 2/22/2011 6:08PM

  Congrats on the new job - well done you!!! Your post sounds so exciting. Enjoy your new job and your new life. Good luck to you and take care.
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SUNNY332 2/22/2011 1:44PM

    How wonderful. May the NEWNESS never wear off.

God Bless you on this NEW journey.

Hugs, Sunny




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OPAL50 2/22/2011 10:42AM

    NEWNESS = Change! It's always difficult (but exciting!) to make changes. You are up for it...keep your Sparkfriends posted. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLAYKEEPER 2/22/2011 10:02AM

    Life is fresh and wonderful... so many to love, so many to love YOU !

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MAMADWARF 2/22/2011 9:53AM

    love it! looking forward to hearing more!!

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BTINTERNET 2/22/2011 7:20AM

    *hugs* Thinking of you.

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BIGMAMAT 2/22/2011 7:05AM

    And your new friends will love you, just like we do! emoticon

No worries honey. You got this. xoxoxo T

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DAISY443 2/22/2011 3:05AM

    New, but wonderful! Immerse yourself in it and experience it all to the fullest! BUT don't forget you OLD Spark friends! Hugs!

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VALERIEMAHA 2/21/2011 11:59PM

    Another sunrise, another new beginning.
-- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
-- Anonymous

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
-- Joseph Campbell

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
-- Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
-- Nelson Mandela

You are Newness personified!
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MONTY68 2/21/2011 11:30PM

    Hi
Awesome blog and congratulations to the new fresh life. It can and will be exciting. keep us posted on the new changes that will be presenting themselves.
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LYNNANN43 2/21/2011 11:29PM

    Enjoy all the newness that Life is bringing you!

Best of luck!
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    Good luck, Dear Friend, your new and fantastic journey. emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

DJS-Debbie posted a blog today that brought me to tears.

Granted, I've been living in that territory lately. Still, I'm thankful she so honestly shared herself with us. That's one of the many amazing things about Spark. It's as if someone else knows the recesses and roundness of your own heart.

Our Matthew overdosed on heroin and xanax before Christmas. He was clinically dead for 3 min. before they got him back. He told me later with a faltering voice and a sober heart that he went to Hell, that he knew he had to change. Less than 48 hours later, I think, he was using again.

I've not cared much about myself these past weeks. Honestly, I believe God has been/is carrying me. I've been unable to... do much more than go about the business of the bare necessities. No tracking, no extra exercise, no focus on food or sparking. Just survival and gratitude for God's grace, coupled with lapses into the realm of fear.

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to realize that I haven't gained weight, that I even lost a little, that the patterns of just not eating to kill myself actually were in place despite my lack of conscious effort. Oh, I ate. I just didn't feel like impersonating the human trash can I was for too long. I exercised. I just walked instead of really breaking a sweat. I tried to meditate, and followed my fleeting mind bolting, halting, spinning around the wide confines of the universe. I prayed. A lot. I cooked, I ate, I walked. I worked on doing what I could do to change my reaction to a situation that breaks my heart completely. I picked up pieces of me.

I'm still sweeping.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves." -- from Viktor Frankl, is what Debbie posted in her blog. And that sure helped me today as I reflect on this time in 2010. We're works in progress... looking forward to the creation and construction of the lives we choose to live and share here.

  
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ROBINTRACKS 1/29/2011 4:31PM

    Wish I had the right words to say --
Just know that even strangers like myself care and are pulling for you!!

You're in my thoughts and prayers Robin.

Take care of yourself.

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SUNNY332 1/24/2011 2:52PM

    Oh Honey, I had no idea. God Bless you my friend. If every I wanted to hug someone, it would be right this moment.

Please know I care and do stay in touch.

Hugs, Sunny

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PEDIPOD 1/23/2011 2:00PM

    My heart is with you, too, as you endure this chronic crisis. What an agony. It is wonderful that you had established self-repectful patterns to fall back on to in your most desperate times, including the clarity of your believe in God.
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STILLPOINT 1/9/2011 3:59PM

    Robin, I'm terribly sorry to hear what you are going through. Sending positive and healing energy your way. Blessings to you and your family. May Victor Frankl's words help you through.

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MAIA2011 1/4/2011 2:07PM

    Sounds like you have much more important things to think about than weight loss but it is great to see that you have grown to love yourself more and take care of yourself better even under unimaginable stress. We love you, too!

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MAMADWARF 1/3/2011 1:05PM

    Sounds like you are doing the best you can in a horrible situation. Lean on God, lean on us, we are here for you. Love you, robin!

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    Love you Robin. emoticon

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KALIGIRL 12/31/2010 3:06PM

    My heart goes out to you my friend.
I marvel at how you deal with a heartbreaking situation with such grace and strength.
I wish you the very best in the new year and hope you continue to share.
Namaste
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CHINAGAL 12/31/2010 9:58AM

    My heart breaks for the pain that you and Matthew are both going through. Many prayers for a better year in 2011.

I admire the way you handle life with grace and dignify.

Happy New Year

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CELLISTA1 12/30/2010 11:50PM

    Viktor Frankl wrote that during the Holocaust. Imagine having the perspective to even think that way under those conditions.

The condition in which you find yourself is heart-wrenching. Our instinct as mothers is make everything all right -- but you can't. That, to me, is the pain. The fact that you have enough perspective to even write about it is a testament to your inner strength and goodness.

I'm still in awe at the WAY you express yourself. This talent of yours will result in something wonderful, I'm sure of that. In the meantime, hang in there!!!!
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CLAYKEEPER 12/30/2010 6:01PM

    Robin..
You are surrounded by love and good will. Your incredible spirit is available to Matt, and he knows it. Be calm, life is flowing over and around you and yours....

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ELLIEFAR 12/30/2010 5:37PM

  Hi Robin,
You are going through a lot at the moment. Know that I am sending you warm wishes and hugs. Look after yourself and stay the strong woman you are. Much love to you and yours.
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VALERIEMAHA 12/30/2010 5:27PM

    You are an amazing rainbow-hued spirit...and I love and am impressed by the way you ARE changing yourself, baby-step by baby-step. Keep it up -- surrender and release, renewal and being present for all that is.
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1GR8FULGAL 12/30/2010 4:20PM

    May God keep you & your family in His care, shower you with His grace, peace, love, power, strength and understanding. Take good care and know God and Sparkers are always available to you!! Nancy

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DAISY443 12/30/2010 3:53PM

    Robin, you are truly a beautiful work in progress. You carry your sorrows with dignity and courage. There are times when the body and spirit know how to carry on without our conscious effort, like a plane on auto pilot. That may be God's way of protecting us from the things that would destroy us. Remember that we are always here for you and so proud that you feel comfortable sharing with us.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

I can't write about life now.

I can't put it into words.

I can't seem to wrap my mind or heart around the lessons of letting go.

I can't put much effort into things that held my rapt attention before.

I can't help my son with heroin addiction.

I can't seem to move into the mystery without fear right now.

I can survive the time in this proverbial wilderness.
I can just acknowledge this temporary inertia... this plateau.
I can get my bearings and move forward.
I can make small choices for the better.
I can choose to see the wonder around us.
I can continue to move.
I can find and focus on reasons to be happy, reasons to be well.
I can love the person while hating the disease.
I can forgive myself for being angry and afraid.
I can comfort those around me.
I can accept comfort from those who care.
I can remember we're never alone.
I can have gratitude for the tough lesson of letting go.
I can believe in grace.
I can live with grace.
I can.

  
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LIVNGLEGND 12/22/2010 3:45PM

    It always helps me when I remember that the only person I can change is myself... here's a shower of blessings for you... emoticon

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HDHAWK 12/15/2010 9:21PM

    Sending positive thoughts to you and your son.

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TEENY_BIKINI 12/15/2010 9:00PM

    Wow. This was a very touching blog.

Yes you can.

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    Glad you are staying positive. emoticon

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PENNYAN45 12/15/2010 4:30AM

    Acknowledging what you cannot do - and doing what you can do ...
is the most you can ever ask of yourself.

Please feel the warmth of the caring support being sent to you on this page. May it give you strength.

And, as you live these dark days, may you keep hope and courage in your heart.

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ELLIEFAR 12/14/2010 12:32PM

  Awesome post. You have a way with words Robin. Stay strong, you can do all these things. Sending love and hugs to you. emoticon

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CHINAGAL 12/14/2010 8:01AM

    Beautifully said. My thoughts and prayers are with you and youro family.
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MONTY68 12/13/2010 10:37PM

    Robin.
This is a well thought out awesome blog. As you know, I believe in you. I have seen things that you have done up to now. and I believe every one of your CAN'S are a real possibility and one by one I Can see you doing them. There is that part of you that I SEE and Know that WILL accomplish every goal that you have. Focus on the Cans and the can'ts will disappear one by one.
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TYEASLEY 12/13/2010 9:14PM

    emoticon emoticon You can do it for your daughter and for yourself. As one door closes another one opens. A famous person once said, "Get between your child and drugs anyway you can!!!" It may be too much for you to do for yourself but don't give up. . . . don't give in. . . GET HELP.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 12/13/2010 8:58PM

    It's much more natural & thus easier, to zero in on the negatives but so much more freeing & attitude changing to focus on what we ARE able to do however small.

Thanks, Robin, for writing this blog.

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MAMADWARF 12/13/2010 8:47PM

    You can. And I can be here to listen, love and support you.

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JUSDUCKY 12/13/2010 7:51PM

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    You can !!!! I believe in you!!! Big mama hugs coming your way!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EOSTAR_45 12/13/2010 6:28PM

    Sometimes it helps just to remember the things we can do even those times when it doesn't seem to change the things we cannot. Perhaps even more so? Perhaps.

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DAISY443 12/13/2010 6:20PM

    I can believe that Robin can do all she aspires to and more. You have the strength to work through the unsureness and disbelief. There is a rainbow on the other side of can't. You will reach it. Have faith in yourself. I have faith in you!
Hugs, Carol

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CELLISTA1 12/13/2010 6:17PM

    I am grateful that you told us. Robin, you are loved.
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CLAYKEEPER 12/13/2010 6:08PM

    Robin...

Remember that we are given the strength for all that is asked of us. You are surrounded by angels and so is your son. Peace !

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VALERIEMAHA 12/13/2010 6:07PM

    Beloved friend,

You can pay attention, this is your endless and proper work.
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Maha

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GRACEISENUF 12/13/2010 6:01PM

    Yes you can. I am here for you if you ever need an ear or reassurance that you CAN.

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