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how differant life can be.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

it is hard to write this blog as i canīt seem to get the words out as i would like them to be.we often forget how great life can be or is and donīt know how to apreciate the here and now.i know most of the time my life revolves around working arouind drīs,hospitals theraphyīs etc that i can forget to see what is before my nose.this last two and a half weekshas been differant as apart from ayman being niggerly all day yesturday and having fever the kids ,alhamdullah have been not ill,in the sense of being fast normal kids.they still have to take there medicine which is the norm but no extra medicine ,no extra trips to dr etc.we have been bikriding together,going swimming,strawberry picking etc and my husband has been taking them swimming.infact he is there now with zakariya and is so great to be able to do theese things without the usual worry that they will get ill or something will happen when there that is is hard to believe what a weight has actually lifted.not that you notice it is such a weight at the time as you are too busy when they are ill to notice or to stress to take the time to is only on the rare occassions like this when none of them are ill that it dawns on me what a pressure there is normally.i can only speak for myself but it is really like a differant life to have chaildren that are not ill.i can only hope and prayer that this will continue a bit longer but feel i am already pushing my luck by putting that in words.this is the longest time so far that one or the other of them is not see my kids acting like normal(not that they arenīt normal)kids and running,playing,swimming etc without get out of breath or being sick or in pain etc is such a joy that i canīt remember when i last thought it.but it is so true that life at times can be so differant.just wanted to mention it to you all my friends as my last few blogs have been a bit on the down side.sometimes life is good and we are blessed.everyday we have is a day we can make what we want it to be.we should make the most of what we have when we have it rather than thinking of things we donīt have.

i am here
.i am alive.
i have a man who i love and who loves me
i have three beautiful kids who make the most out of what god gave them.
i have a roof over my head
i have food
i have water
i have electric
i have a lot to be thankful for
i have to learn not just to be thankful in times like now but all the can be differant,life is thankful for small mercyīs.i know i am thankful for mine.especially the chance to see all three children not ill at the same watch them do kid like things without worrying every second what the outcome will be.appreciate at all times what you have in the here and now as we donīt know how long here and now will be.

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JO*ANNE*IE 6/29/2011 3:52PM

    My Dearest Precious Karen: It is your words that remind me, once again, the blessing of living life in the moment. We are given so much and sometimes we forget all of the many blessings that we really do have.... You continue to amaze you as you care for children -- each and every day -- with medical difficulties. Your entire life centers around them so it must be difficult to grab a moment for yourself to care for you -- however!! -- you do manage to take care of you - Amazing!! We, as woman, must recognize the need that we care for ourselves, so we in turn, take care of our husband, children, and family. If we don't take care of us, who will??!! This is a fabulous blog -- and I thank you again for your words of love, understanding, compassion and wisdom!!! emoticon

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MUSIC66 6/28/2011 11:44PM


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ERNURSERN 6/27/2011 12:11PM

    Oh I am so happy for you!! You are so right...I feel so awful for wallowing in self~pity when there are people who have it SO much worse than I do...I wish that I could always remember that!! I am so glad that the kids are well and that they are able to play and have fun....and also that you can have time to just enjoy them! I hope and pray that it continues for you that way! By the way your kids and your husband are BLESSED to have you in their lives!! You are such a wonderful mom and wife...I am SO thankful to have you for a friend....

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AHMARROSE 6/26/2011 4:52AM


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JFROGDIVA 6/25/2011 7:18PM

    Your blog was right on!!!! I couldn't agree more!!!! Thanks for sharing & reminding us to be thankful & to enjoy every day that we have & to make the most of it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINAKATRINA1 6/25/2011 12:53PM

    So happy that the kids are healthy and you are less stressed. Praying it continues. And yes, we have so many blessings if we stop and think about them. :)

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DEEGIRL50 6/24/2011 1:21PM

    Happy Days!! emoticon

emoticon emoticon Count our many blessings!

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DEBBIEDAY 6/24/2011 10:58AM

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POSITIVELY_EB 6/24/2011 8:42AM

    Praying that the "well" times will start to outweight the "sick" times! HUGS!!!

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FLAME42 6/24/2011 7:37AM

    Your blog was a great reminder to everyone to appreciate each and every day. Sometimes we do forget how richly blessed we are. So happy to hear all the children are feeling so good right now.

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MARIEL77 6/24/2011 6:53AM

    Great news your kids are doing well. We all have things to be thankful for, we just forget it sometimes. emoticon emoticon

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AHMARROSE 6/24/2011 4:45AM


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GERRI4 6/24/2011 1:58AM

    That is brilliant news! I hope this period of time lasts a very long time for you and your family! emoticon

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MILLISMA 6/23/2011 9:27PM

    Karen so glad the kids are doing good and that you can just enjoy them and life. It can be hard at times to count our blessings when you're in the middle of everything. But you are blessed with a beautiful family. I keep all of you in my prayers.

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SLOLOSER 6/23/2011 8:22PM


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SUSIEPH1 6/23/2011 6:37PM

    How delightful Karen I am so glad the kiddies are all well .. and just loved your blog my friend ....
It is amazing how it takes something like this for us to appriciate what we do have .. I Send my love to you all and hope this time in your life will last for a lot longer ... it is great that the boys are well and all is well with you ...
much love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULINC 6/23/2011 6:22PM

    I'm glad your children are well!!

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PATJ7084 6/23/2011 5:20PM

    so glad things are going well with the children, it is good for them and good for you emoticon

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SCRAP317 6/23/2011 3:00PM

    Karen it is good to hear from you and know that things are good for you right now. Enjoy your family! xo

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SISTERWINNIE 6/23/2011 1:44PM

    Thanks Ever-hopeful for sharing your thoughts and joys. I'm happy that you and the boys are currently well and able to experience activities that most people take for granted. I think though that you ALWAYS live life in the moment and always find things to appreciate and be thankful for. Thank you for setting a great example of optimism.

Azhak Allah sinnaka - May Allah keep you cheerful

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FIT-WHIT 6/23/2011 1:03PM

    Oh Karen, you are SO right. It's so easy to get caught up in all the "bad stuff" in life and not notice all the things we have to be thankful for. It really puts things into perspective for me to remember that I DO have my health, and rarely worry about illness or struggle with it. I take that for granted most days. Even today I'm noticing it-- as I have a headache and stiff neck, which I don't usually-- so it makes me grateful that I typically have no ailments at all!

Praise God for the health of your beautiful children. I wish you all the happiness in the world today. You are such a remarkable, kind inspiring person!

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JUDITH1654 6/23/2011 12:26PM

    emoticon That is great news!!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 6/23/2011 11:31AM

    I am glad that all of your children are well, right now !
I hope that there will be many more such days.
Take good care !

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1TRULYBLESSED 6/23/2011 11:25AM

    Amen! Sometimes, we need to step back and count our blessings...they're all around us all the time, but just got lost behind the day-to-day "stuff" that causes us worry. God is good, and it is good for us to remember that!

Thank you for refreshing my memory!!

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DEE797 6/23/2011 11:02AM

    Wonderful and thought provoking blog. So good to read that you, dh and your boys are doing well. emoticon

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