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Joy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


It's rare that I get down. But it does happen. For the past few days, I have not been at my best. And I really appreciate the goodies, support and encouragement of my SparkFriends. You guys ROCK!!!

I think I know the reason . . . last Friday was the 10 year anniversary of the wreck that nearly killed me but did take the life of the very dear man I had been married to for only 5 weeks.

After that horrible experience, I gave up. I knew I would never be able to allow myself to be vulnerable to such hurt again. I threw myself into my work and buried my heart under a rock and lived there for about 5 years.

But I am thankful that God has a way of turning our mourning into joy. For had it not been for that horrible experience and the dramatic changes and healing that took place afterwards, I would not be the person I am today.

Today, I have so many things to be thankful for; so many things that fill my heart with joy.

For one, today, is the 4th anniversary of my first date (face to face) with my sweetheart, who is now my playmate, soul mate and dear hubby.
"I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go" Solomon 3:4


One more thing that bring joy to my life is my sweet little Buddy "Bad Leroy Brown". I shared part of my yogurt with him this morning . . . . because he will be getting the 'spa' treatment a little later.

Leroy, was that good?




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CASEYTALK 1/16/2013 9:17AM

    I saw your note on my blog that you've not felt much like laughing lately and now I know why. Sadness is part of who we all are and it's good that you can embrace that part of you, too.

To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven.

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TRESSWANN 1/16/2013 5:18AM

    Happy Anniversary

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MSLZZY 1/15/2013 6:56PM

    Out of bad comes good! Happy anniversary! HUGS!

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LOSINIT52 1/15/2013 5:08PM

    Thanks for sharing. I can only imagine anniversaries of such a traumatic event would be tough.
Hope your light shines brightly again soon. I am so glad that you have found love in your life again.
Lucky Leroy having the spa treatment. My dog doesn't like grooming so we don't do much of it and I know what you mean about dried yoghurt in the whiskers.
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-VIXEN- 1/15/2013 3:58PM

    Thank you...for sharing your joy and your sorrow, your loves and your gratitude...you heart and your words. Simply, thank you. :)

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WALLAHALLA 1/15/2013 3:55PM

    In the midst of the pain, we have a hard time seeing that any good will come of it. It is good to be able to look back and realize, yes it hurt, and maybe it still hurts at times, but life is still good, and I am not only a survivor, but a conqueror.

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BARBANNA 1/15/2013 3:43PM

    I am sorry you have suffered from such a tragic experience. It sounds as if you have been able to turn a lemon into a lime by keeping a positive outlook!
Life is filled with many twists and turns that give us a challenge to deal with daily. I am glad you are okay! emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 1/15/2013 3:39PM

    I too am often amazed at what God does with the heartbreaks/tragic situations in our lives. Joy seems to grow from so many places. I am so glad you find joy in your life!

My dogs also like my yogurt and it is so good for them just like us. Leroy looks like he enjoyed his treat.

Wishing you even more joy as you work your way through these rare down times in your life.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/15/2013 3:28PM

    Thank you so much for letting us in to that time of you life. I'm sorry for what you had to endure but grateful for the person you are. Enjoy!

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GAILANN48 1/15/2013 3:09PM

    Wow. I could feel your heart in your words - what a gift you have for verbalizing heart-thoughts. Your story touched me, and even though I don't know you, I'm sorry you've been feeling down. This world can present such a treacherous walk, but your blog title says it all - JOY.

I hope your tomorrow is better - yes, God does have a way of exchanging joy for mourning, and peace for despair.

Be well.

:) Gail

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