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Angel's Mime Performance

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Many of you will remember Angel, our little darling who is visiting from the Philippines because her dad (missionary and pastor) needed to return home for treatment of stage four lung cancer. In addition to Angel's lovely singing, she is also gifted in dance and drama as expressions of worship. Angel did a mime performance for our church that absolutely blew me away. The powerful anointing on this beautiful little girl's life just lays me out. I cannot WAIT to see how God continues to use her gifts unto His glory.

I was not successful in trying to embed the youtube here so I'll just post the link. The song Angel used is, "Lord, You're Holy," by Karen Wheaton. If this doesn't make you want to jump to your feet and worship the Lord, you just may be anemic! lol

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bks9WmWbf3E

  
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1GROVES2 4/17/2010 4:09PM

    That was simply Beautiful!

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LIGHTHEART09 11/8/2009 7:54PM

    SUCH TALENT!!!! The Lord is smiling on her ...what a praise offering to the Lord!!!
Thank you for sharing that blessing...
Love you dear sweet sister in Christ,
Nan

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/8/2009 1:02PM

    Maybe my system was too slow but I couldn't see it....shame.
Thanks for posting it Missy for others to enjoy.

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DEVONNEJOY 11/8/2009 12:06PM

    Thank you Missy for sharing. This was so beautiful and the words of this song were so powerful. I had tears throughout the entire performance. Yes, this little one is anointed, as she demonstrated the power and majesty of our Lord through her dance; His promises and the Name above EVERY Name. Jesus is our savior and He is coming soon.

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PAHOLMES39 11/7/2009 10:55PM

    Isn't it amazing when children perform for the Lord.They are special!


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/7/2009 9:43PM

    WOW!!! What a powerful praise to our Lord. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Missy!!!
What talent Angel has been given and what a wonderful way to use!!! She is surely a blessing to all who see her and know her. So many people will be blessed by seeing this performance!!! Praise God!!!
Blessings ang hugs,
Helen
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SJG1953 11/7/2009 9:27PM

    Wonderfully blessed my heart!

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IUHRYTR 11/7/2009 7:47PM

    I am with you Missy, wondering how this young lady's life will be used in the future.

Lou

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GLITTERGIRL69 11/7/2009 7:10PM

    emoticonPraise God emoticon

Very powerful ending. I love how her shadow was on the wall, and the cross,and how it interacted with her dancing, at times. Wonder blog!

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THEADMIRAL 11/7/2009 4:10PM

    How wonderful and expressive an offering to the Lord God Almighty! Thank you for sharing this presentation with us!

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THENEWME43 11/7/2009 12:35PM

    Wow! What an anointed ministry Angel has! Thanks for sharing this, Missy. I shared it with my youngest DD and we were both blessed.

Angel has great taste in music. :) I knew Karen Wheaton when I lived in AL - we went to church together and I taught one of her daughters in Sunday School. Small world!

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Annette

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LINDA25427 11/7/2009 9:45AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us Missy . Angel is just that an angel sent from God to share with us his love through her. What a blessing she is . God bless. emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/7/2009 9:21AM

    There are so many ways to express our worship and to share His message.

Thank you for the link. I continued to watch more and more liturgical dance/mime and enjoyed the praise segments very much.

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GABY1948 11/7/2009 7:52AM

    You are so right! Anointing all over. And such a gorgeous girl. I Praise God for her talent and that she has you taking care of her! Thanks so for sharing this, Missy emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 11/7/2009 12:56AM

    How gorgeous! What a gift this dear child has.
Thanks so much for sharing this, Missy.
Have a wonderful weekend,
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PEPPERLEAH 11/7/2009 12:29AM

    WOW.....I am definitely NOT anemic! Thank you for sharing this with us. She is just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this, Missy.

Angel, you are so blessed and gifted! God is using you mightily; you will reach so many people. God bless you richly, and thank you for being such a blessing to everyone!

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Goodbye Kidney Stones!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A huge thank you to the many of you who prayed for my husband, Bill, and for me, too, as he had his kidney stone procedure yesterday. He'll have another one, for the right kidney, that one requiring a few days hospital stay, in December. So please don't quit praying, yet! The outpouring of concern and love and encouragement from my precious SparkFriends, our other online friends, our local friend and family blessed me so much. You boosted my faith and strength greatly.

The entire day was blessed in so many ways. First of all, they allowed me to stay in the tiny room they put is in when we arrived as I waited for Bill to have the procedure. This meant I didn't have to set up shop for the five hours of waiting out in the busy waiting area. I had enough stuff with me to keep boredom and hunger at bay!

1. My laptop (I have a laptop now, first time in my life!!)

2. My book bag with my 90 pound, large-print bible and study books in it

3. My purse that weighs a ton

4. My insulated bag with four servings of fruit and two of raw veggies, four bottles of water, two garlic chicken sandwiches on multi-grain bread (one for breakfast and one for lunch), cucumber/tomato salad, and a 100 calorie packet of mini gummi bears (for nervous chewing!)

Can you imagine me carrying all that every time I had to go tinkle? lol I was able to use the little table that goes over the hospital bed and spent nearly three hours of my waiting time talking to the Microsoft tech who took control of the laptop to try to get it to WORK. Windows 7 is brand, spanking new and has LOTS of issues. It's gonna take some serious tweaking. It got me to SparkPeople just fine, and that was a plus! Getting me to Charter's web-based mail was another story. It finally did work but it took hours, so I didn't get through a lot of Spark mails while at the hospital. I'll be all set up for the days we spend at the hospital in December, though!

I LOVE the urologist we finally ended up with. I prayed a lot that we'd have the best one for Bill. He was twice in the hands of other urologists and circumstances happened that prevented him from going into any kind of procedure with them. I knew this was the right man. He is a nice man, very pleasant, really listened to what we were saying. The right kidney is far worse than the left, but the left one was obstructed, so it had to be done first. When I saw the doctor in the hallway as they were wheeling Bill from the little room to the OR, he told he he'd been thinking about Bill having to go until December 3 with the substantial pain in the right kidney and he decided, since he was inserting two stints on the left side, to insert a thinner one on the right, hoping to give relief from some of that right-sided pain between now and when they do the more invasive procedure on it. He was attentive to the complications we face with Bill working out at sea four weeks and then being home two weeks. I appreciate that so much!

After the stints were in and Bill was being moved to the spot where they'd do the lipsotripsy (3,000 hits of soundwaves), the doctor came to the little room where I was waiting. In his hand he had two implements that can only be described as mini rotorooters, very much like the snakes a plumber uses to clear blocked toilet or bathtub lines. He said he figured that Bill, being a boat captain, would be interested in the mechanical side of how things work, so he salvaged the two disposable instruments that are used to go in through the penis, up through the urinary tract, all the way through bladder, and on into the kidney, then opened (See the little "basket" and the three tee tiny claws on them in the photo?) to capture the stones and reverse route to get them out of the body and analyzed. They captured the one obstructing the left kidney and then busted up the two remaining stones in the left kidney with the soundwaves.



Here's a close up for you.



The doctor said he figured Bill might want to take these to the boat when he returned to work as a sort of show and tell. LOL It's GOTTA be a boy thing. It gave me the willies just to LOOK at them. I thought it was neat, though, that the doctor thought enough about Bill to bring them back to me. He really thinks of his patients as PEOPLE, as people with lives that extend beyond the operating room. That's rare these days!

When it was all over and Bill was in recovery, the doctor came back to me and explained every single part of what they had done to my husband and why. He spied the laptop and my other things and commended me for using the down time wisely instead of wasting it. I got to tell him about SP and my successes here. He wanted to know about the Windows 7 issues. He noticed some new computer equipment on the wall behind me and asked: What's all THAT?! I looked behind me and replied that I hadn't a clue. It was obviously something new that he'd not seen there before. He surmised it was some new equipment for monitoring vitals. Then he grinned real big and said: Now see? You should have told me you set that up so you could do work while here and I'd have told everyone I met today how impressive you are for hooking all that stuff up on the wall! LOL He was too cute. Gotta love a man who is so happy in his work and in his life. I have a lot more faith in someone like that than someone who's forgotten how to smile or laugh, how to be interested in what's new in his surroundings and why, interested in how a wife is spending her time waiting while he does surgical procedures on her husband. For me, those traits in our urologist are a prescription for confidence!

The chef turned ship's captain patient is feeling much better today. He feels battered and bruised, of course, very sore, but he feels definite relief in even the right kidney, thank God. That was a big concern for me. He felt so good today that he even went to creating in the kitchen and made me a wonderful dish with pasta and tuna. If you go to my SparkPage and click MORE on the far right, then FAVORITES, Tuna Putanesca will be there. Super tasty stuff!!



Thank you again and again and again! I so appreciate you taking these many and varied steps of life with me. Your presence in my world makes EVERYthing easier, more bearable, sweeter, more fun. Much love and abundant blessings to you!!

  
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PUTTYNGODSHAND 11/17/2009 9:06PM

    LOL...........OMG I am losing it. I was reading your blog about Bills kidney stones, and happen to look at the bottom and saw a big plate. My first thoughts were Yuk, are those Bill's kidney stones?? Why in the world would Missy put his stones on a plate and take a picture of them? emoticon

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GODMYFULLNESS 11/7/2009 9:07PM

    Hi this is harold, God my fulness son, i am glad that the first surgery was a success! mom has been keeping me posted, (this boy comes down from the upper peninsula every so often to see his momma) I look forward to hearing the good report after decembers surgery, our prayers are with you have a great day emoticon

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LOVESLILACS1 11/2/2009 10:15AM

    That's great news! So important to find the right doctor, too. Thanks for sharing the praise as well as the prayer request.

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LIGHTHEART09 10/30/2009 11:11PM

    Missy so glad it all went well...thanks for the prayers covering me...It could have been worse!
Much love,
Nan

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IMAVISION 10/30/2009 4:17PM

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Missy ~

I am not quite sure how things in the sharing pass me by - sometimes I feel as though I exsist in a daze! emoticon Although I was aware that someone had pre-op procedures going on, I was unaware that the "someone" was your Bill. Knowing that our Abba had all the details, I lifted a prayer for His will in the situation. I am so very thankful that His answer was smooth sailing for both Bill & you. May it be so for the second surgery in December!

Be blessed, dear Sister!

Ima

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TRAVELNISTA 10/30/2009 2:19PM

    Missy I am so happy things went well and that he gets relief real soon for the other kidney. I used to have kidney stones all of the time. Mine were aggravated by eating animal protein, for some reason my body just doesn't handle breaking it down to well.

Once I switched to a Vegetarian diet, no more kidney stones. I don't know if that will help Bill or not but it may be worth a try.

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ETHEL_MERMAID 10/30/2009 12:49PM

    Ah, Missy - what great news! I'm so happy for you both! And the urologist sounds like a keeper. Those devices, though, look downright scary...and that little basket :::shudder:::! I'll bet Bill's thrilled that 50% of this is all over now - whew! Smooth sailing in advance for the right kidney - but the doctor sounds so promising and reassuring. All the best, Susan

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SUSAN134 10/30/2009 12:49AM

    Missy, I'm so thankful that everything went okay for Bill and that you also had a good day. The doctor sounds like a gem! How lucky you both were.

"The doctor said he figured Bill might want to take these to the boat when he returned to work as a sort of show and tell. LOL It's GOTTA be a boy thing"

LOL...I think so!

Going to check out that tuna dish, it looks SO yummy!

Hugs!

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KATHYSCOLLIES 10/30/2009 12:11AM

    Missy, I'm thrilled to hear that everything went so well! You are so right about the difference a truly caring physician makes.
I'm glad that Bill and you both survived this first procedure, and pray that the next one goes just as 'easily'!

Great pictures!

Hugs,
Kathy

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IUHRYTR 10/29/2009 10:24PM

    Such good news for both of you. -- Lou

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THENEWME43 10/29/2009 10:04PM

    PTL!!! emoticon for the update.

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BETHLOVESBIKING 10/29/2009 10:01PM

    Missy, I'm so happy to hear that things worked out so well--the choice of doctor--the wonderful results for Bill--the room for you--God answered a lot of prayer.

I can't believe he is up so soon after his procedure--and cooking a meal! God is good and gracious! We need to keep praying that Bill will continue to do well until his next surgery. Hugs.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/29/2009 9:58PM

    Praise God for a fantastic urologist, a wonderful hospital and that Bill is doing so well...well enough to be cooking a special meal for you!!! How great that everything was put off until all the best could come together for Bill. All in God's time. Keeping Bill in prayer that all goes well until his next surgery and that any pain he has is very minimal.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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LINDA25427 10/29/2009 9:49PM

    Missy continueing prayers . Glad your DH Bill is doing better. God is such an awesome God with the answer to everything .Happy for you both . Hope you have a great weekend .God bless.


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PEPPERLEAH 10/29/2009 9:41PM

    Missy, I rejoice with you in everything that has happened! Sometimes, when things are dleayed, it can be annoying. Obviously, there were reasons. Having the right Dr. at the right time in the right place...

I am so glad to know his pain is manageable. And wow, for him to be up and cooking so soon is a great indication that he is on the mend! As far as the equipment, that is the first time I have ever heard of a Dr. giving the patient the equpiment. I have a little bag somewhere with my gallstones in it. LOL

We will continue to pray for him, and that his other surgery will go even better than this one did.

Blesings to you, Bill, and the whole family;
Hugs & love you;
Leah

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SJG1953 10/29/2009 9:11PM

    Missy, I didn't know about your Bill's medical problems until now, but I sure will pray for him now and for the procedure in December. Our God IS truly an AMAZING, WONDERFUL God. Praise His sweet name forever! God bless you and your family. Hugs, Shirley

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FILLANGES 10/29/2009 9:03PM

    There was never any doubt the God would guide you both through this and send the right doctor to you. Praise His Holy name. I'll continue to keep you both in my prayers and tell Bill that's a pretty intimidating roto-rooter he was holding up, I'm not so sure seeing that would make it any easier on me. But I would DEFINATELY keep that for a conversation piece. LOL
God Bless! Rick

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SECRETMUSIC 10/29/2009 8:47PM

    Joy! Hooray for caring physicians! And cheers for you "packing your bags!" You did great! And the tuna sounds good, too!

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BIGDAD1211 10/29/2009 8:11PM

    Thank God Bill is doing well! I am so happy to hear that! Great picture of the DH. I will continue to keep him in my prayers
You r Friend form the East Coast
Greg

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3CATSLEP 10/29/2009 8:03PM

    God's blessings to you both! We are rooting Bill on for a speedy recovery! emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 10/29/2009 6:05PM

    How wonderful! I'm so thankful Bill is feeling well enough to prepare a tasty dish for his sweetie. emoticon I'll continue to pray for this time of recovery as well as his future procedure. Thanks for the show 'n tell too! emoticon

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GABY1948 10/29/2009 5:56PM

    Missy, this is an awesome testimony to God and how He works. I am so glad all the prayers were heard and helped. He is an awesome God.
I also can't wait to check out that recipe...and from your chef husband no less! WooHoo!

I had heard Windows 7 was really issuey (is that a word?) but anyway you have more patience than I. I never get anything brand new like that until I hear from someone that all the kinks are definitely out of what ever it is. You go, Girl!

And finally, that paraphenalia in the picture scared the willys out of me too!

All in all I am so thankful for you and that you day turned out to be well...even if ouchy!
Hugs
Gaye

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AHEALTHIERJAN 10/29/2009 5:24PM

    Missy,

I'm so glad you found such a great urologist, and wonderful hospital. And I'm especially glad Bill is feeling so much better.

The technology thing isn't just a guy thing. When my husband had knee surgery this summer, we both were curious about the bone graft. Mike also wanted the plastic that had worn out in his knee, and had to sign papers to get it.

On the other hand, the surgeon offered to show me a videotape of a surgery I had. I declined. So maybe it's more4 a guy thing after all.

So glad Bill's doing better, and will keep praying for him to do well until his next surgery.

Jan

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Challenged Senior

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sometimes I just need a laugh. I thought today I'd share mine with you!

I thought about the 30 year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a Blackberry that played music, took videos, pictures and communicated with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife as everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. Seems I have to take my hearing aid out to use it and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating" You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then when I would make a right turn instead, it was not good.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GSP lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for four years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop.

I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

  
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EWEINHISPASTURE 11/18/2009 11:27PM

    Thanks for a good laugh Missy. I needed a good one before bed tonight.
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SECRETMUSIC 10/28/2009 3:42PM

    Funny!!!!

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TRAVELNISTA 10/28/2009 10:06AM

    Yup that about sums it up for our Society today. I will use the cell phone and I will use a GPS on long trips but Twitter and all those offshoots forget it. I signed up for Facebook only because these days that is how most family or friends pictures are shared. Geez!

You can count me into that group of Challenged Seniors. I still have not mastered all we can do on Spark People yet.

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ETHEL_MERMAID 10/28/2009 9:06AM

    Missy - LOLOL!!! Loved the "bi-sacksual," too :) Count me in as a challenged senior. I don't even have a Facebook account - gasp! I don't go there because between all the other stuff, I'm enough of a dizzy ol' ditz. Loved this...and definitely can relate! Thanks for posting it :) - Susan

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LIGHTHEART09 10/28/2009 1:16AM

    Tooo funny...yeah esp the Twitter part...
Hugs

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SJG1953 10/28/2009 12:48AM

    Everyone needs a laugh once in a while! Thanks Missy for sharing!

Hugs, Shirley

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AHEALTHIERJAN 10/27/2009 11:26PM

    That was quite a laugh!! Thanks!

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FURBALLDTH 10/27/2009 11:03PM

    That was a treat. Thank you I needed it. Hope everything goes well tomorrow.The jambalaya was great, Everyone ate it and there's plenty left for another meal.

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JLUVSHIKIN 10/27/2009 10:55PM

    LOL... took me reading this more than once to realize it wasn't you. The my wife thing was confusing me.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/27/2009 10:19PM

    emoticonI can't believe how hard I laughed while reading this. Had Ken looking at me like I had lost my mind. This was way to funny but I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen


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THEADMIRAL 10/27/2009 10:02PM

    emoticon Guffaw, snort, and chuckle! Aaaah, that felt good! Thanks!

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IUHRYTR 10/27/2009 9:45PM

    Ah, the complexities of the modern age. Yesterday I gave a cashier three one dollar bills and a half dollar I'd received in change for a $3.49 purchase. She looked at it as if it would bit her. She kept turning it over and over until I told her it was a 50-cent piece or half-dollar. I still think she though I cheated her somehow. :) -- Lou

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BEAMISH7 10/27/2009 9:06PM

    That was a smile out loud. And so much I can relate to.
Thanks for sharing it.

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Thanks, Missy!

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In Loving Memory of PEBBLES32165

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It was my great honor and joy to have befriended Pebbles. Her health struggles were many and severe. Even in the midst of them she found time to reach out to so many of us, her SparkFriends. Her faith in God and His word was genuine. Her desire to know more of His word and to live as He would want her to live was sincere. Her interest in others and her compassion for them was huge. She loved SparkPeople thoroughly. She occupied a large place in our hearts that will take time to heal now that she's gone. My compassion and prayers extend to her husband, Daniel, and their two children. I rejoice that Pebbles' name was written in the Lamb's book of life and that her struggles are over. She is, at last, in the arms of unconditional love, worshiping our Beloved forevermore, cheering us on to our own finish lines. I will miss her terribly. I will meet her in glory one of these days.

  
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GABY1948 10/28/2009 5:56PM

    Thank you so much for this blog, Missy. PEBBLES was constantly on my heart for prayer and now I understan why. She has certainly left a lasting impression on all who knew her.
Gaye

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CHUNKSTER63 10/26/2009 3:37PM

    Thanks for sharing this and I am very sorry for the loss of pebbles and my thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Danielle. She was a very beautiful person in life.

God Bless.

Chunk

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QUILTINGB52 10/25/2009 1:29PM

    What a shock ~ she always sent me words of encouragement, even though she was suffering in pain herself.

She will be greatly missed!!!

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ROZEEROZ1 10/25/2009 12:13PM

    Thank you for your tribute to Pebbles. It is very touching. She is now free from the pains of this life and home with Jesus. emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/25/2009 10:23AM

    Missy I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and her family's loss. I never had the opportunity to know her and have only just recently learned of her in her passing. You have spoken such eloquent and beautiful words about your friend as well as beautiful wishes for her life now with our Heavenly Father.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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SJG1953 10/25/2009 12:53AM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I didn't know her but it sounds like she left an impression upon many people. Hugs and prayers, Shirley

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ETHEL_MERMAID 10/24/2009 10:48PM

    Missy, I'm so sorry about Pebbles. I didn't know her, but losing a dear friend always leaves such a deep void. I wish you and her family peace and comfort at this time. - Susan

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LIGHTHEART09 10/24/2009 10:14PM

    Oh Missy I did not know Pebbles, but any friend of yours has to be first rate and a woman after God's heart!

She is in the arms of our King, and one day we will see her. I bet from heaven she can look down and send angels to watch over the Spark Kingdom. She must have been a mighty witness.

I am sad for her family and friends and many spark friends, yet I rejoice in the Lord always.

May the prince of peace send peace to you my friend in this time of loss.

Be well my loving friend,
Nan

continued prayers for you and Bill

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SECRETMUSIC 10/24/2009 10:10PM

    My condolences for the loss of a person who was important to you. I hope you find your way to peace.

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MSMEADOWANN 10/24/2009 6:31PM

    Prayers are being lifted for her family, such a hard time to go through. But also a time to remember what a joy she was in our lives. Her healed body now in the presence of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!

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BIGDAD1211 10/24/2009 6:17PM

    Thank You for such heart felt words about our dear friend Pebbles. I am sad that she is gone, but I am also glad her pain and illness are ended. Her family will continue to be in my prayers.
See you soon Pebbles
Greg

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PEPPERLEAH 10/24/2009 6:05PM

    She touched our hearts; we will miss her. But oh, the things she gave us...

Love you,
Leah

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JACQUISPAGE 10/24/2009 5:43PM

    God bless her, Pebbles was always welcoming, even though we hadn't met for long.
How lovely to know she is now in the presence of her Lord.

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FIBROCHIC 10/24/2009 4:22PM

    I am going to miss her...
The way she could bring laughter when your day was bad..
A true Angel...my friend....no more pain...peace...with God..
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/24/2009 3:50PM

    Pebbles was a wonderful and very giving person...always willing to help everyone!!! She was very fortunate to have you as her friend. Praying that God will bring comfort to you, her children, Daniel and all her friends, whether on SP or at home. She will be missed by many!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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LAURIES_PLACE 10/24/2009 2:19PM

  Oh I will miss her terribly. We exchanged emails--long Spark emails--since I first found her page. We were accountability buddies, and I love her dearly. Can you imagine? Pebbles is with G-d! She is seeing Him, loving Him, and has a new heavenly countenance that is free of the hindrances she had on this earth. Her love for the L-rd is inspiring. Pebbles is not gone, she is in a new place. She is not dead, but has a new life in Messiah, and yes, one day we will be able to see her and hug her.

My prayers are with her children and Daniel.

Yes, Missy, I would like to contribute.

laurie

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MONAMOM 10/24/2009 1:56PM

    I did not know her but she must have been a beautiful person. This is a great tribute to friendship. God bless!!

Hugs, Mona

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SCORPION1352 10/24/2009 1:26PM

    I did not know Pebbles but I do know she was lucky to have you as a friend. I know now that whatever was wrong with her is now right and she will never suffer again now that she is the arms of our Lord.

My prayers are with her family and you.

God Bless emoticon

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LINDA25427 10/24/2009 1:03PM

    Yatmama - Pepples was fortunate to have you as her friend , Sorry for you and her families loss , will be praying for you and them . God bless. emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 10/24/2009 12:54PM

    I'm sad for us and for her family, but joyful that she is healed and worshipping our Lord and Savior for eternity.

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SAL1512 10/24/2009 12:32PM

    Pebbles was very fortunate to have you as her friend.
I rejoice with you that she is in our Lord's keeping.
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COLEENCOLE 10/24/2009 12:11PM

    I did not know her, but rejoice with you that she is with our Lord.

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A Mermaid or a Whale?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I got this from a friend today and in light of yesterday's news story about the ousted Ralph Loren model, I thought it was appropriate to share it today!

Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:

"THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans.. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human?

They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them. Therefore they do not have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I'd rather be a whale.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ETHEL_MERMAID 10/24/2009 10:50PM

    Oh, this is WONDERFUL, Missy! I hereby embrace my inner and outer whale! Besides, try going for a stroll if you're a mermaid...not that whales are in the habit of hiking, but they win the happiness contest! - Susan

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MAFOSTER11 10/22/2009 3:55PM

    Wonderful reply! I guess it shows that even though we are all different we all are beautiful in our own way.

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ROSEHIP:-) 10/21/2009 4:36PM

    I love it!!!!!!!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/20/2009 11:51PM

    What a fantastic response!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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FRAN0426 10/19/2009 9:47PM

    I really enjoyed this blog Missy. Now that I'm on the mend can enjoy reading blogs once again.

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FRAN0426 10/19/2009 9:47PM

    I really enjoyed this blog Missy. Now that I'm on the mend can enjoy reading blogs once again.

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LENNY48 10/19/2009 7:53PM

    OMG that is fantastic! I am copying this. I LOVE IT! Count me in Mr. Whale!

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LIGHTHEART09 10/16/2009 6:21PM

    I loved it...How dare the gym post something so offensive...then we wonder why kids have eating disorders...duh
Love you Missy,
Nan

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BOO-SHAY 10/16/2009 12:48AM

    Thanks for sharing the story was great!

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THENEWME43 10/15/2009 10:38PM

    Wow, that lady sure did shed a whole new light on the gym's advertising campaign. What a great, well-thought-out comeback!


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SJG1953 10/15/2009 9:52PM

    I love it too!! Such a great perspective on life!! Bless you my friend, Shirley

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TRAVELNISTA 10/15/2009 9:21PM

    The point the gym was trying to make was a good one but they have conveyed it with more tack. None of us want to be compared to or called a whale. Good for her for thinking so fast and writing such a great comeback.

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PEPPERLEAH 10/15/2009 8:37PM

    I love this! It's about time that acceptance for all people is becoming such a big deal. Thank you for posting this. There is good inside of all of us, no matter what size we are.

Loe;
Leah

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3CATSLEP 10/15/2009 8:01PM

    Loved it and so true when you think about it! Have a wonderful day! emoticon

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FURBALLDTH 10/15/2009 7:46PM

    thanks for the story it was great!!! emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/15/2009 5:39PM

    Oh Missy. Thank you so much. This was so funny but a great reminder that it takes of kinds!!! I have to agree...I'd rather be a whale!!! But honestly, I am just glad to be me, even with any problems I may have. I love me and God loves me just as I am!!! WooHoo!!! Who could ask for more???
Blessings and hugs dear friend,
Helen

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MYRTLY 10/15/2009 4:24PM

    emoticon emoticon
Too Cute!
Myrtly

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SECRETMUSIC 10/15/2009 4:18PM

    Oh, my gosh, Missy -- that is so funny. And so touching at the same time -- I got chills! I wish I could think of great rejoinders like that. Thanks so much for posting that. And you have a terrific day, hear?

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LBSPOERL 10/15/2009 4:18PM

    What a wonderful little reminder that we need all types of people of various shapes and sizes, and that it's okay! It was cute and comical. Thanks for sharing. :)

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KENCHRIS401 10/15/2009 4:18PM

    Two words-LOVE IT!!!!!!

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