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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

As I've told so many, my fortress (call it my sanctuary), is my sunroom off my bedroom, that I created when my mother was so ill and living with us. She and my brother, who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, had moved in with DH and myself, into our tiny house (2 bedrooms); and it was quite a transition for all of us.

I cleared out the end of the sunroom, where I have bookshelves, sewing machine, cd storage, etc., and put in a love seat and an overstuffed chair. When I needed to "recharge my batteries" this is where I would go to talk to the Lord, study or just listen to relaxing music. Sometimes Mom would join me there, and we'd just chat.

She went to be with the Lord in 2003, but I still maintain the room; and it's where I always go to work on Bible study, to have regular prayer and read. From my seat, I can see the small magnolia tree right outside the window. It's adorned with several bird feeders, hummingbird feeders and several wind chimes, and it faces east so I can see the sun come up. It's a very special place for me.
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SN2BTHINMOM 8/23/2007 6:41PM

    I'm going to have to work on creating a sanctuary. Yours sound so nice and sounds like it serves it's purpose, too. I'm glad you had the chance to spend such quality time with your loved ones. I had that same opportunity last spring. The disease was not terminal and it gave such a boost to my relationships with my parent who moved in with me, my DH and family.

Take care,
Gloria

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MAYDAY2691 8/22/2007 11:17PM

    Sounds heavenly!!! I have mine outside on my deck. I purchased a large canopy this year and placed it on the deck, got a chaise lounge for mothers day and put it in. I even placed Jennie a small wading pool out there so she could play.
I love to go out there and do my pilates or just to read and relax. I spend at least 30 mins a day out there no matter what. I am that important. I love it and hate to know what will happen this winter when it is gone for the season.

Michelle

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