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1/26/15 3:07 A

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Hi, Ladies!

Jen and I had a Unionate Sunday in Austin, thanks to Vicki. I hadn't even noticed that Jen was in Austin for a trade show until Vicki pointed it out on FB. We were able to meet up and go out to dinner. I took her and Todd on a little tour of downtown Austin and to one of my favorite cafe's for dinner. It was so fun to see her in person! I am always amazed that when we meet a Spark Sister in person, it's so comfortable. It really is just continuing a friendship that's already there. Jen is just as sweet and pretty as you would think she is. Would love to visit her in Utah someday!


It was an eventful weekend. Brett flew home from college Saturday afternoon, just in time to go straight to graduation. I thought it was important for him to have the experience of actually graduating with the cap and gown and the whole nine yards. He didn't think he really cared about it, but was really glad he did it. Brandon wasn't able to come home and none of the rest of the extended family (even the ones in Austin) made it. It was just DH, me, Brock, and Bryce, but it was still special and memorable. I cried during the slideshow of his pictures from babyhood through the present, even though I'm the one that picked the pictures out. Afterwards, we went out to a really nice restaurant with our friends Marc and Lisa to celebrate. It was a great evening. I SO enjoyed listening to Brett and Brock talk and laugh. After years of listening to them argue, it's so great to see what great friends they have become. I think they really miss each other. They text and Skype frequently. Brett was only in town 24 hours. We took him back to the airport after church and lunch. He is loving college.

Blessings,
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I just finish 2 hot pink sowls and hand wristers and 3 sets of black wristers 2 hats

1 tan set wristers and now on cream color need 2 sets and black wristers another one and a purple hat

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1/25/15 8:41 P

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ROFLOL I think PRincess and DG are the only two people excited about Mondays !!!! But I'd be excited to if it were me!

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Hi Everyone Looks like it has been a busy Sunday for all, not many posts! ;-) We had a great day at church today! Got to see that precious baby boy too!! He was awake most of the time we were at church. Mommy said he slept all night last night! Hard to believe he is 2 mths old now!

Dee what projects are you work on now? I have a long list of "making" projects so need to get busy!

Vicki glad you could pop in for a minute!!

Princess - Phizzy does make Mondays very special now doesn't he!! ;-)

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Mom had her hair trimmed yesterday too!

Yes Mom! Phizzy does bring SUCH joy!! Tomorrow is Monday and he's coming!!!! I'm excited about Monday! emoticon

Happy January 25th! January is almost over. Wow!
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Yeah for haircuts and baby Phizzy!!!

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hello everyone hope today was good went to knitting with the girls dad and hubby got haircuts didnt cut them lol all is well said a prayer for all

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Hi All, Happy Saturday! The sun is shining here. We have a beautiful blue sky! Even felt like doing a few things. The house is in better shape and in a few minutes I will go do dishes!

Dominique I think of you each time I hand wash dishes now. :-) Hope your dishwasher comes sooner than expected! Glad Phizzy's nick name makes you laugh! He is such a "bubbly" baby too!!

Princess aren't our days full of love and joy? Phizzy makes us both so happy!

Dee hope you are having a great weekend with DH and DDad!

Vicki glad you enjoyed the picture. Gotta remember and ask permission to post a few pics here on my page. ;-)

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He is such a sweet boy, Vicki!! emoticon He does love to sleep which is good! He loves to eat too, so once he's awake he doesn't want to wait! LOL Then he is ready to talk and smile. We love it!! I gave him his first piano lesson yesterday and he loved it! He slept right through it. LOL I had him in the Moby wrap while I was practicing the piano.

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Hi Dee!!! Hope you are well also. Maybe you can make it through this winter with no major illnesses. Fingers crossed and praying. Tell our ladies in the other group hi and I'll try to touch base very soon. Also tell Barbara (Cupbutter here) that e sure miss her here and we are not as busy as we were several months ago. I think she couldn't keep up with the long long posts were did for awhile when about 10 or more posted every day.

Daddy's Girl & Princess, so glad to hear from both of you today and to get a surprise picture of Mr. Phizzy(I get a kick out of his name too Dominique lol)He looks like he's saying "Auntie, leave me alone." lol So precious.

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hello everyone hope today is a good day and hope everyone is well prayers for all

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Barbara- Caroline is also an hour away, but she comes home on week-end as her part time job is here. She just applied for one closer to University so we may see less of her.

Vicki- hope the pink drink business works out for you like it seems to have for the others!

Princess and DG- so fun that you get to look after Phizzy! I still laugh at that nick name LOL!

Supper is ready gotta go...




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Even if I think I am failing or I'm not good enough, GOD had full confidence in me- and that's all I need.


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Good morning!! (barely LOL)

Phizzy just woke and it's feeding time!! emoticon He is such a good baby!!! Sleeps well, eats well, LOVES to cuddle (WOOHOO!!!!) and then he coos and smiles! He's not sure he wants to wake yet and chuckled as he fell back asleep! He sure makes us smile!!!

LA, I hoped when you said aerospace engineer in Alabama that would be an easy job hunt. Obviously not since you've already been searching and no job...but it seems logical to be easy. I hope you can find it soon. God does have it all in control and knows what is best. Not easy for us humans to believe, but He did say have faith in Him! I'm trying. emoticon

Better run! Little one will get unhappy soon!
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Hugs Everyone!! Sorry I didn't make it here yesterday. It was a busy day. I think I am 98% better and am going out to dinner tonight with friends. It has been 9 days I have been holed up at home and am ready to get out. Even more so, so glad to be healthy again! ;-) Princess and I found a fun tv show while I was sick, called Love it or List it. It has given me inspiration to do more here again. So now that I feel well and it isn't nice weather to be out much I am going to get busy! ;-)

Julie thanks for the prayer list!! You are so good about keeping it updated and current!! Thanks so much. Maybe your hardest work is getting us all to update our own requests but thank you just the same!! ;-)

Dee so good to see you stopping by!!

Vicki so wishing we could commit to the NJ trip but just not sure what the future holds!!
Sorry the business isn't going well. Praying that will change for the better, real soon! So glad you are doing reports early and staying on top of them this year. I know the stress that causes is not fun!

Creative - Vicki asked a good question about pricing. Thank you answering? I find that the hardest thing to do!
Glad it isn't sickness but sorry you have allergy problems. Hope you are feeling much better soon!

Barbara change is hard!! I don't know about you but I don't like change and find it hard to adjust. Praying for you and hoping you can find the good things in the changes that make you smile. I had to concentrate on my younger ones and remember I was still making life good for them when the older were gone and leaving. Hoping many happy days are ahead of you!!

Dominique I am thrilled for you! So happy you have the trip to look forward to! How wonderful Papy can go too!! Is family from both sides there or just your Dad's?

Phizzy is asleep on Aunt Princess' lap and it is such a sweet day!

Ok off to do more things and to enjoy my day!!






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Dominque, yes it's the rental business. That's what I keep telling my husband, that it is our retirement but we could really, really use some REAL money right now. So it gets frustrating. I am so happy about your trip to France. I can feel your excitement. So glad Papy is coming with you. On your way home why don't you swing down to NYC and New Jersey for our little gathering. Would love to meet you and we will some day!!!

Barbara, I guess I was thinking Grace was living at home, just gone a lot but really excited for her. I bet the nest will feel very empty with those two angels gone. Will keep Graham in my prayers. Yes this needs to be the year of turn around. I have even been sending out more vibes about the Pink drink but NO ONE is interested. Hope it is kicking in better for you. I know it took Faylei awhile to kick it into gear. I had to stop ordering about 4 months ago because we can't afford it. I would really love to get enough under me to at least cover for me to get what I would like.

On to more bookkeeping. So many reports to get out in January and I am really pushing to stay on top of things this year.


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Dominique-Grace is an hour away. So happy for your trip! And a new dish washer!

Vicki- I'm sorry the business isn't going well right now. Maybe this is our year to turn things around!


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...and my words for this year will be JOYFUL CHANGE

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

It takes the same amount of energy to live a good life as it does a bad one. Choose wisely. Author unknown

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. Eckhart Tolle

Even if I think I am failing or I'm not good enough, GOD had full confidence in me- and that's all I need.


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Hi everyone,

Barbara, nice to get some news- so is Grace living away from home? How far away?

That is a lot of change for you.

Vicky- when you say business you mean the home rental business correct? If htat is the case, I would hang on the knowledge that your payment will will be when you sell those properties- so no pay now, but when you sell you should have a nice payments!

Anjay? how are thing going?

We bougth a dishwasher, it will be delivered Feb 7 (well it will be available for pick up 20 minutes from where we live- so is that pick-up delivery LOL?) - we bought it from Sears Canada, it turns out they had a sale and the price came very close to the US price we were looking at, plus it meets the Canadian standards and we get the warranty.

DaddyG- we did finalize the trip to France - we are going May 5-21, and yes Papy is coming with us. I'm getting excited. I touch base with my cousin Camille and my aunt Beatrice and things are falling into place. I can't wet to see my aunt Marie-Bernadette- she was a special aunt when I lived in France, and my godmother Chantal...and and...and...YES! I'm going to FRANCE!

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

It takes the same amount of energy to live a good life as it does a bad one. Choose wisely. Author unknown

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. Eckhart Tolle

Even if I think I am failing or I'm not good enough, GOD had full confidence in me- and that's all I need.


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Barbara, that is a lot of Change for you!!! The twins weren't even teens when I first joined here. With only 4 at home you must feel like an empty nester too. Time goes by so very fast. What is Freeman up too these days? Let's here about you too. Is the pink drink still working good for you? Are you feeling good and how is your book sales going? I think of you so often and one of these days I am just going to surprise you can give you a call. Hugs to you dear leader of ours!!

Heidi, I figure you had some kind of system for pricing. I know it is not always possible to make all your time back in money and I think sometimes that is where people who sell there own things can fall short. I am getting more and more depressed because our business has not been bringing in enough money that I can get paid. We do get some benefits from it like phone, cell, newspaper paid for. But I am getting quite depressed putting in 40 to 60 hours without anything to show for it. Praying this will be a better year for all of us.

Dee, I can not wait to meet you. We will have our own little private Unionate if no one can show up but you and I and hopefully Maureen. Hugs.

Hugs & Prayers to all my wonderful Sisters, Vicki

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Hugs Barbara. Lots of changes at once.

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morning ladies. I am trying to get in here daily, but lose my days it seems. My life is in change mode. I should have thought more about choosing that word.....

Grace is in college now full time, she is working two days a week also. I miss her horribly ,but am happy for her. CHANGE

It looks like Graham may ship out this coming Monday. We should get the final word today I think. Also proud of him, but will miss him horribly. CHANGE

That leaves me four kids at home. My big van is empty and I need to get something smaller. CHANGE.

Ilyssa, Kortney, and Lavender all needed/ got glasses this last week. CHANGE

On a happy note- Ilyssa and Joshua earned their brown belts!!

Hugs and change, Barbara

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Good morning!

Vicki- I do have an app on my phone for craft pricing. It takes the cost of materials and how long it takes and calculates the price. Sometimes I think it prices too high on some things and others I am right on with what I charge. I also check on ETSY and compare prices with others who make things like mine. And see where they are from. Sometimes, you have to price different depending on where you live and what shows you do. Been doing alot of searching on different things and seeing what others post on some of the craft sites I am on. And yes, this year has started out much better than olthers. Usually in January I have the "crafter's block" LOL But this year the creative juices are flowing.

Daddysgirl- I do believe it was allergies bothering my eye. It isn't bothering me since I have been on Claritin for 2 days. I do feel congested some and with the weather changing all the time it doesn't help. We are suppose to get rain/snow mix tomorrow and snow showers on Monday. I just hope I am not coming down with something. Maybe I will just take some DayQuil today. Usually if I feel something coming on I take it for a couple of days and it knocks it out. So we will see. This is not a good weekend to be feeling yuck.

I started a Bible study last night at the home of someone I know. I happened to see it on FB on a friends page and felt God leading me to it. It is "Unglued" . Fayle, I thought of you after I saw what kind of day you had yesterday. LOL I had one too. Not fun when you have those days. I haven't been in a Bible study group in awhile. And of course I was battling back and forth on going. But so glad I didn't give in to self doubt, insecurities, and the fact I was just plain tired after a long, frustrating day.

Off to get coffee before little ones show up.

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Anjay, did your son and fiancé just pop in or were they expected guests? It sounded like to me they kind of arrived and expected supper to be served. If I have unexpected company I would probably say let's go out to eat. But we eat out far too much as it is. lol

Creative, how do you figure out pricing? I would think that would be hard. Material prices can change. The amount of time you spend on it could be a few hours or days if you run into complications. I know you have been doing it a long time so you probably can estimate pretty quickly. I am praying this year is your best year ever at sales. Sounds like a wonderful start. Someday I want to have a tshirt quilt made for my son. But I'm in no hurry.

Not getting many takers for our New Jersey Unionate. Wish we were going by car so we could stop and see people on the way but we already have the airline ticket. I still have not heard from GGB & Barbara but I have a feeling it may be too far for them. I will pray it can work out. Just hope Maureen and Dee can meet up with us.

Hugs & Prayers, Vicki

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Ali (1Wife2Mom)
1) Please continue to pray for my ds healing from the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Please pray for speedy complete healing so he can start enjoying the last of his high school years.
2) Pray for my dd as she still has pneumonia and the other head issues that we do not understand. Please pray for clarity in what we are dealing with along with complete healing.

Colleen (CLCHASE123)
1) Praises that my friend who was out of work finally got a new job!
2) Praises for my dad who was just approved to drive. This freedom will help improve his outlook very much. And extra prayers please that his sometime tendency to be a little unobservant since the stroke does not come into effect while he drives!
3) Prayers that my mother starts embracing God again and stops being so angry and starts accepting the new normal that she can't change and starts enjoying life again.
4) Prayers for DH and I as we are having intimacy issues.
5) Praises for a great end-of-the-school-year for DS and prayers that his summer at Camp goes great!

DADDYSGIRL
1)DS Fireman is getting settled into his new job this week. Pray for strength and safety in travels, please.
2) Asking the Lord for safety for my children as they walk the path He has directed them to follow.
3) Please pray for my Cousin, Peggy. She is in a rehab and on hospice.Didn't know they did both together. She seems to be losing the battle with cancer. Her Mom and Dad, Marge and Joe are taking it very hard. She has made it longer than Drs expected twice now. Family are so thankful for each day with her.
4) Thankful for so many wonderful answers to prayers!! God is so good and faithful!!
5) DS Fireman is in a courtship with a young lady he has known 6 yrs Thankful for God's provision of like minded life and soul mates for my children. Pray they will seek Christ first always.

Dee (DEE107)
1) For my my sister Susan who lost her eye to cancer in August that she continues to get stronger and tries to do things
2) for my father who needs prayers for his arthritis is really bad
3) for my friends and family
4) for hubby wish he would get a job closer to home
5) Aunt Frannie is coming home from hospital to hospice
6) for me to keep going strong , heal and no asthma attack this winter
7) Tom has colon cancer and needs prayers.

Dominique (GODNEVERBLINKS)
1) pray for my hubby
2) Pray that our children find their way in life
3) pray for peace in the world. Seem like there is a lot of strife everywhere.

Erika (MOONSTREAM)
1) that my DH finds new job and we trust God for guidance in this next "change"
2) that our kids find/grow in faith
3) that I take TIME to enjoy my family and find better work life balance

G. Barbara (GrandmaB)
1) Pray for my health having lots of problems still.
2) Pray for my son Gene. He is taking chantix trying to quit smoking.

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1) Finances
2) Peace and happiness for my mom
3) A booming craft and chocolate business.
4) That we would be back on track financially really soon
5) That I will become more organized in 2015 A work in progress
6) This has been on my mind alot lately: I would like to have a full time home based craft business in about 5 years. I am researching and getting all info I can get. Please pray I can get myself organized and informed as much as possible. Also to get all bills paid off so I can start fresh and improve my credit.
7) -Please pray for a fellow church member Katrina who has cancer. UPDATE: She was able to be at home for Christmas to spend what will probably be her last one with her family here on earth. She has been in a nursing home for awhile now. The faith she has shown throughout her entire battle with cancer has been amazing and what a great testimony. Her focus is always on God and she thinks of others and not herself and what she is going through.
8) For ds and us as he goes through his senior year and for his knee surgery on Dec 23rd. Update: Surgery went well. Please pray for a quick recovery. School starts back the 5th.

Julie (Eternalminded)
1) Pray for all that is going on in the world and that Christians will be bold!
2) Pray for my husband’s health.
3) Pray for my sister who is having some issues with her eyes. I’ll explain more as I know more. She will need surgery.
4) Pray for an issue to be resolved in a Christ-like manner within my family. I really hate drama – especially being in the middle of it!

Teri
1) Praises for all the success DS is having at school. Prayers for safe travels home.
2) Continued Prayers for DH and I as we adjust to our empty nest.
3) Prayers for the niece of a co-worker who is 4 years old and fighting neuroblastoma cancer. After a year of treatments, chemo, radiation, surgery, the cancer is still with her. Pray for this family as they begin to explore and decide their next options. You can follow this little girl on FB - "Prayers for Carly Boo".
5) Prayers for all our men and women in the military, law enforcement and fire fighters. May God cover them in protection and keep them safe.
6) Continued prayers for my brother Kurt who continues to fight sobriety.
7) Prayers for all the lovely ladies on this thread. I pray for finances to be strong, for husbands to be leaders, for children to be healthy and for prayer to be ever present in their daily lives.
8) Prayers for all the goals, dreams and desires of our hearts to fulfill the desires of God's heart in the coming year. May we all find renewed focus and energy to spend time with God, loving our husbands and our health.

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1) Praise that my son in law has a job. But now my dd no longer receives her SSI because he makes too much and he is not willing to spend his money on the family. So the boys are constantly calling wanting us to bring them food. Logan has been diagnosed with ADHD & ODD. He is starting on a low dose of Non stimulant meds to try to help him concentrate and focus. Lord please blanket these boys and bring peace to their home.
2) Prayers that my children will embrace God fully in their lives.
3) I am sleeping better with my new med and even having dreams. I am also back on my cpap machine (I do not like it) because I promised Ed I would if he needed one too. Hope I can get used to it and get better quality sleep.
4) For my son, Brian who had back surgery last on June 24, 2009. Amazing he has gone this long and three little ones but I see him cringe often.
5) Praise God for all five of my grandchildren!!
6) Prayers for all my Spark Sisters for peace, happiness and money for all your needs.
7} Prayers for my sister Cynthia who has Multiple Myeloma. She does not want us to share this with any one. She is now in remission from what she has told us and still has such a positive attitude. Please pray for complete healing. She has placed her total self in God's hands.
8) Praying that many of us can make it to the Unionate in 2015 and we have a good planning crew for it!! Tennessee anyone!!!
9) Pray that my neck continues to heal so I don't have to have surgery. The latest MRI shows that the spinal cord is smashed down almost flat at c5 and c5. If my arm goes numb or I can't button buttons or I can't raise my right arm, surgery will be imminent.
10) Continued prayers for Ed that the cpap will give him the energy and memory back that he has lost. He feels more rested but still says he feels foggy a lot.




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Happy Wednesday All,
A am feeling better. A couple days more and think I will be all better!! ;-)

Dominique you are right, about Anjay's company and Anjay you were right, I would feel the same way too. I am sorry I wasn't a better encouragement. Please forgive me!!
Dominique glad you are feeling better! It is very hard adjusting to change. We work so hard as parents and the world just seems to keep moving on and we end up getting left behind. Hugs!!

Dee looking forward to seeing that new blog!! ;-)

Creative Ah hooo!! So glad it is more than one customer!! That is great news!! So happy for you!! Glad you are enjoying the creativity!! ;-)
Hope you are feeling better. Sorry your eye is bothering you yet.

LA know you are looking forward to the time with your family.

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Sorry for the delay, ladies.

As to the unionate: I'm currently located in DC, but without a car and saving vacation days to go home for a week this summer (beach trip with Mama, Daddy, Sister, Sister's DH, A, and the dogs).

Hope everyone is doing well this week!

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Good morning!
Daddysgirl- those quilts will be spaced out. As I get one project done for her she will bring me another. I do have more than one client now. I am making baby dresses for 2 people and that cute Valentine sweater for another. This weekend is full of making a cake for a 10 year old, another cake for a 7 year old and 150 cupcakes for a baby shower at dd's church for the college minister and his wife who are due in March. Love being busy being creative.

I do have an eye that is a bit irritated today. It started yesterday and I think it is because I had the kids out on Monday in the warmer weather and it was windy. So I got some Claritin last night and some dayQuil just in case it is starting to be something else and not allergies. I also have a runny nose and yesterday I just wasn't feeling that well. I do feel better today except for my eye so maybe it is just allergies.

Anjay- hugs. The kids are adults so they need to not expect you to do everything.

Vicki- hope your mom feels better soon.

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Happy tuesday!!!

We are having nice warm weather (for us at this time of year anyway lol not for you southern people!).

I'm getting used to this empty nest of a house LOL! Maybe it's because the days are getting longer so a bit more light in the evening? Anyhow, I 'm better.

I see Stacey is starting to loose some of here babies also...it goes fast!

Anjay, I don't know the whole story but I can relate to you about the situation- I took would tend to say let them worry about their supper, but if they are at my house I feel it's my problem as they are "my guests". Ho pe you are feeling better. Take care.

Have a great evening everyone.

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Happy Tuesday Everyone! Another slow day for me here! Not as perky as I was yesterday! OK I am ready to be well. ;-) Not very patient am I???? lol

Vicki sorry your Mom has been sick. Yes she needs to keep her strength up but you have to be careful of your health too. Any siblings or friends that could share that responsibility with you? I Hope!!
You go girl on decluttering!! Great job!!!

Creative so glad for all the work in January!! Wish it was all more than one customer though but maybe in time as others see what you do for her! Reminds me I have been asked to make a "bottom" for a quilt top this month too. I found a flat bed sheet works best for the bottom and that means no piecing which makes it go faster. Usually cheaper for the client too.
Love the Valentine sweater you posted on fb. So very cute!! Now I need a Grand daughter!! ;-)

Anjay hugs Lady!! You aren't their maid! Life is what it is!! They will adjust! ;-) Hugs and hope the cake baking goes well. Hope you are warmer and feeling better!! Hugs!!

Julie thanks for agreeing with me!! LOL I didn't read your post first either.
Thanks for being such an encouragement to us about decluttering! I can't wait to get well. I have so much to do!!

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Vicki - yea for the decluttering! It feels good!

Anjay - I would probably let them find their own supper. Don't know the whole story there but they are grown! Don't stress over it too much. Chocolate cake - yummy!

Does anyone have updates for me? Please PM them to me for the list tomorrow night.
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Hi everyone TB test done now waiting on results a warmer day today by far, I am trying to prep supper in the morning as my son and fiance were upset the other night when they had to find their own supper as there was not left overs as I first thought, so changing things around a little. I don't the stress at the moment.
Everyone seems to be on a decluttering mission at the moment I am afraid that is not for me hee hee
Anyway I am meant to be baking a chocolate cake so have a great day everyone

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Good Tuesday morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicki- way to go on the decluttering! I am working on that too. It may take all year but I am determined to get it done.

I have been busy crocheting baby dresses. I have 2 dresses to make and a Valentine sweater to make. I also have a Frozen cake to make, a Minecraft cake to make and 125 cupcakes for a baby shower on Sunday. One of the cakes is for Saturday and the other cake and cupcakes are for Sunday. God is good. I have not had a busy January like this in a very long time. I also sewed together some doilies for someone who is having a Downtown Abby party tonight. She is using them as table runners and on her mantel. When she picked them up she brought me a quilt top she found at an antique store and wants a bottom sewn on it. And she brought 2 "Santa" bags for me to trim down so they are not so big. Then she also wants me to make t-shirts quilts for her 3 boys and one for her and one for her hubby. She is the one I did the slipcovers for her chairs last year. I am working towards a goal of being able to only watch teacher kids and have the breaks off to work on creative things, Maybe in a couple of years I can do that.

Barbara- your shawls I see on FB are beautiful. So glad you are able to do that more now.

Teri- You too are very talented and creative. Love seeing other people's work.

Dee- love seeing your blankets too. There are so many talented people on here.

Off to get coffee and work on a baby dress before kids arrive.

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Just found out today that Dominique and Dee share the same Anniversary day as my sister and her husband. They span 3 decades but same day!!

My mom has also been battling a cold and fever now for over 4 days. No fever the last day but now she is so used to me bringing food up to her that she says she's not sure when she will go back down to eat. I needed to keep her nourished but I don't have time to do that every single day. She loves the attention but she also needs to keep active and not just sit around.

GGB, we are missing you tremendously!!! DG is even quoting you since we don't hear from you enough. Please come back and see us soon.

I did something quite remarkable the last couple days along with help from Ed and Kyler. Took everything out of our pantry and tossed a great deal of expired food and spices. Found I have an abundance of every size of baggy and 3 rolls of glad wrap etc. This has not been done since we moved here 5 1/2 years ago. Just a start. I am trying to do the Declutter calendar that I think Julie posted awhile back, maybe on fb. Just hope and pray we can keep it under control. We did the container drawer and plastic cup cabinet a couple weeks ago.

Lot of bookkeeping to do this week to get January reports out by the end of the month. Hopefully ahead of time.

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As GGB has said, "Love those DHs more than they deserve"!! :-) You won't regret it !!

Weather is lovely here! If I wasn't recuperating I would be outside doing some winter clean up yard work!



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Good Monday afternoon!!!!!!! Nice and sunny here. Will be going outside after nap today. I need to catch up on posts. Haven't been getting my notifications. Ughhhhhh

Leiann- I know you are glad to get the kids outside.

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Hi Everyone! I am feeling much better today and am hoping it is going to be a good day to get much accomplished!! ;-)
Thanks for all the prayers for my Son Married Man. He is doing so much better too. Now is the challenge for him to be still and let the healing come!! He is definitely a guy on the go!! ;-)

Dee glad they found both holes and hope they can be easily mended during one surgery! Am praying for him and the family!

Man Anjay!! How do you stand it that cold! Would the cold have anything to do with your high pain levels? Hugs and stay warm Girl!!

Vicki sounds like so much fun to meet in NJ. I don't think we can make it but would love to drive up and spend the time with my family too!

Julie, thanks!! Hope you had a good Sonday too!

Princess is sleeping in!! So glad she can do that as I have kept her busy while I have been sick.

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Good SONday morning to everyone! Hope you have a blessed day today!
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Dominique, it truly does miraculous things. I think it affects each person a little differently. It made my arthritis vanish and I didn't even realize it until I stopped for awhile. My body has a lot of healing to do but to take something that is not medication and feel so much better is wonderful. Just wish it didn't cost so much or I could get someone to buy from me to help me be able to keep getting it. I am not a good salesperson like Faylei is. lol

Dee, we are going to try to get a hotel between you and Maureen the nights of May 25 an 26 I just need to figure out if your transit system would be able to get us there is we take the train over from NYC. Would rather not rent a car unless we have to. I'll check in with you in the next couple months when we get our plans more firmed up.

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Happy week-end everyone. I see on facebook that the pink drink looks like a miracle pink drink LOL!

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yes he is 11 years old and first operation when he was 2 years old ,,,

great Memorial day weekend I should have Christmas down by then where will you be I am 40 minutes from AC

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Anjay, cuddle time for you and dh to stay warm. emoticon

Sounds like DS Married Man is doing much better after the last procedure but I saw somewhere that Gracie has a cold and flu so has to stay away from baby Phizzy. Hope she will be better by Monday. Praying that they both get completely better real soon.

Dee, keep us posted on Daniel. That does not sound good. Will it be open heart surgery? Did I read that he is 11 or did I just imagine that? Continued prayers for him and his grandma. By the way Dee, dh and I will be coming to NYC the end of May for a week. My son is very busy so we are going to plan a couple days close to you and Maureen so we can catch up. Right now it looks like we could come your way Memorial day May 25 to May 27. I'm sure you will be busy with family on Memorial day but maybe we could meet up on May 26th. At least it's advance notice. We got great ticket prices non stop on SouthWest airlines so I went ahead and booked. We will be going to Adam's show on May 22, 23 and 24 and those are the only days he can be with us. We leave late afternoon on May 27th from LaGuardia. Hope we can make it happen this time.

La, how close are you to New Jersey? Maybe you could hop over on May 26th to meet us and join us for the day. We could have our own little Unionate.

Anyone else close to New Jersey? I think GGB and Barbara might be too far away but we would love to see anyone who could get that way.

I'm not getting much feed back on an official Unionate this year so we might just make this it so anyone in the eastern states see if this might work for you.

Hugs and Prayers to everyone, Vicki

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Praying for Daniel and daddysgirl son,
wow its so cold here today -15c, but cold in the house its only +9 in here hoping to insulate the living room next but for now brrrrrr

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thank you they found 2 holes in his heart not one during pre op

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boy that is a differece in price and prayers for all need prayers for Daniel he is 11 years old and its my cousins grandson who is raising him he has another hole in his heart and will be operated on Tuesday just found out tonight thanks for the prayer

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So sorry Dominique.It is crazy for sure! Guess the money conversion has to be considered too?
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It's crazy- looking at dishwashers - same model number Sears Canada $1,549, Sears US $809...

Sears Canada is 30 minutes closer to me and no customs to cross...

Is it worth the effort?

Me thinks so!

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Hello Friends,
It has been a long hard day here. Have been in bed with a cold so I don't expose the baby. But it gave me time to keep texts and fb with current updates on DS Married Man. He has conyinued to bleed slowly all day. Surgery is planned tomorrow to embolize the artery. Then he should be able to come home in 3 - 4 hrs. Still no report from CT Scan, sadly. Thanks for all your prayers!!

Dee Valentines sounds like a better idea! lol

Anjay praying for you! So wish there was more that could be done to ease your pain!!!

Vicki thank you!!









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Thank you has everyone knows this has been a long and hard road for me, my DH has asked me to do the biological therapy, this is adminstered by IV, so I have reluctantly yes, if it works there is a 30% chance of success if we can decrease the inflammation then we will go from there. First of all retesting the TB test and praying it comes back negative. Chronic pain is awful it causes so many other problems.
Daddysgirl praying for your son that his nose bleed has stopped and they have fond the cause
aero you are one smart lady my hubby didn't have a father figure and he had been an amazing dad.
Well not sure what today has instore for me so I wish everyone a great day
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praying for son and hubby birthday Oct lol he might get it Valentines day instead

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Thanks Vicki. He has had lots of nose bleeds in the past but could always get them in control. This one is just a flood and even the cauterization has kept it stopped. I am trying not to "borrow" trouble but it is worrying when a Dr says it isn't just a nose bleed but more. Yet as I told LA and Anjay, God knows and is in control!! So thankful we can go to Him for answers and comfort!



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La, I think parents who have not had the best of upbringing often make the very best parents because they feel what they were missing and want better for their own. Praying a perfect job comes along for you in an area that you can enjoy, get paid well and still be close to your family.

Anjay, I hope you can get answers on areas of your pain so the Drs. can work together for the best solution for you. DG said it best in that the Lord already knows what is happening and also the best solution. Praying that He will gently guide all your Drs. and other care givers to bring together the best solution for you. Hope DH is standing beside you and helping you through all of this.

Gracie, praying for you and DS Married Man and his wife. That has to be pretty scary especially if it has not happened before. My oldest grandson used to have so many nose bleeds but could usually get them under control in a couple hours. Thankfully that has not happened but rarely in the last 5 or so years.

Julie, thank you as always for being our go to girl on the prayer list.

Praying for everyone's needs asked or unasked.

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Ali (1Wife2Mom)
1) Please continue to pray for my ds continued healing as he is slowly getting better. He has Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
2) Pray for my dd as they never found out what was wrong with her and now her head feels weird (her words) most of the time. This has caused her to furrow her brows unintentionally often. If you watch her you wonder what is going on. She is now having some other issues.
3) I just do not know what to do or why my children are suffering like this.
Please just pray for us.

Ali – (Grammali)
1) Pray for DD Sarah. She is struggling in her faith. She has quit her job in California and wants me to help her move home in early December. She wants to be with family through Christmas.

Colleen (CLCHASE123)
1) Praises that my friend who was out of work finally got a new job!
2) Praises for my dad who was just approved to drive. This freedom will help improve his outlook very much. And extra prayers please that his sometime tendency to be a little unobservant since the stroke does not come into effect while he drives!
3) Prayers that my mother starts embracing God again and stops being so angry and starts accepting the new normal that she can't change and starts enjoying life again.
4) Prayers for DH and I as we are having intimacy issues.
5) Praises for a great end-of-the-school-year for DS and prayers that his summer at Camp goes great!

DADDYSGIRL
1) Please pray for my Ddil as she has to return to work and leaving the baby with us makes her teary. She loves her job and loves work with her DH but it is hard to leave a little one, even if it is with Auntie and Grandma. ;-) Day 2 is done and Ddil is doing well! Thanks for the prayers!
2) DS Fireman is moving and getting settled into his new job this coming few weeks. Pray for strength and safety in travels, please. Move is progressing and he has found a house to rent.
3) Asking the Lord for safety for my children as they walk the path He has directed them to follow.
4) Please pray for my Cousin, Peggy. She is home and on hospice. She seems to be losing the battle with cancer. Her Mom and Dad, Marge and Joe are taking it very hard. She has made it longer than Drs expected twice now. Family are so thankful for each day with her.
5) Thankful for so many wonderful answers to prayers!! God is so good and faithful!!
6) DS Fireman is in a courtship with a young lady he has known 6 yrs Thankful for God's provision of like minded life and soul mates for my children. Pray they will seek Christ first always.
7) DS Married Man has had a bleeding nose since 8 AM today. The ENT Cauterized it this afternoon. Now it is bleeding again. The Dr is admitting him to Baylor Hosp in downtown Dallas for another procedure and an over night stay. Dr said this is more than a nose bleed! Please pray! Without DH to hold me I am not being real steady! I know God is faithful!

Dee (DEE107)
1) For my my sister Susan who lost her eye to cancer in August that she continues to get stronger and tries to do things
2) for my father who needs prayers for his arthritis is really bad
3) for my friends and family
4) for hubby wish he would get a job closer to home
5) Aunt Frannie is coming home from hospital to hospice
6) for me to keep going strong , heal and no asthma attack this winter
7) Tom has colon cancer and needs prayers.

Dominique (GODNEVERBLINKS)
1) pray for my hubby
2) Pray that our children find their way in life
3) pray for peace in the world. Seem like there is a lot of strife everywhere.

Erika (MOONSTREAM)
1) that my DH finds new job and we trust God for guidance in this next "change"
2) that our kids find/grow in faith
3) that I take TIME to enjoy my family and find better work life balance

G. Barbara (GrandmaB)
1) Pray for my health having lots of problems still.
2) Pray for my son Gene. He is taking chantix trying to quit smoking.

(Iluv2bcreative)
1) Finances
2) Peace and happiness for my mom
3) A booming craft and chocolate business.
4) That we would be back on track financially really soon
5) That I will become more organized in 2015 A work in progress
6) This has been on my mind alot lately: I would like to have a full time home based craft business in about 5 years. I am researching and getting all info I can get. Please pray I can get myself organized and informed as much as possible. Also to get all bills paid off so I can start fresh and improve my credit.
7) -Please pray for a fellow church member Katrina who has cancer. UPDATE: She was able to be at home for Christmas to spend what will probably be her last one with her family here on earth. She has been in a nursing home for awhile now. The faith she has shown throughout her entire battle with cancer has been amazing and what a great testimony. Her focus is always on God and she thinks of others and not herself and what she is going through.
8) For ds and us as he goes through his senior year and for his knee surgery on Dec 23rd. Update: Surgery went well. Please pray for a quick recovery. School starts back the 5th.

Julie (Eternalminded)
1) Pray for hubby’s health – all areas of it.
2) Pray for all that is going on in the world. Pray for Christians all over who are being persecuted. Pray for Israel.
3) Pray for our country!

Teri
1) Praises for all the success DS is having at school. Prayers for safe travels home.
2) Continued Prayers for DH and I as we adjust to our empty nest.
3) Prayers for the niece of a co-worker who is 4 years old and fighting neuroblastoma cancer. After a year of treatments, chemo, radiation, surgery, the cancer is still with her. Pray for this family as they begin to explore and decide their next options. You can follow this little girl on FB - "Prayers for Carly Boo".
5) Prayers for all our men and women in the military, law enforcement and fire fighters. May God cover them in protection and keep them safe.
6) Continued prayers for my brother Kurt who continues to fight sobriety.
7) Prayers for all the lovely ladies on this thread. I pray for finances to be strong, for husbands to be leaders, for children to be healthy and for prayer to be ever present in their daily lives.
8) Prayers for all the goals, dreams and desires of our hearts to fulfill the desires of God's heart in the coming year. May we all find renewed focus and energy to spend time with God, loving our husbands and our health.

Vicki (GramVicki)
1) Praise that my son in law has a job. But now my dd no longer receives her SSI because he makes too much and he is not willing to spend his money on the family. So the boys are constantly calling wanting us to bring them food. Logan has been diagnosed with ADHD & ODD. He is starting on a low dose of Non stimulant meds to try to help him concentrate and focus. Lord please blanket these boys and bring peace to their home.
2) Prayers that my children will embrace God fully in their lives.
3) I am sleeping better with my new med and even having dreams. I am also back on my cpap machine (I do not like it) because I promised Ed I would if he needed one too. Hope I can get used to it and get better quality sleep.
4) For my son, Brian who had back surgery last on June 24, 2009. Amazing he has gone this long and three little ones but I see him cringe often.
5) Praise God for all five of my grandchildren!!
6) Prayers for all my Spark Sisters for peace, happiness and money for all your needs.
7} Prayers for my sister Cynthia who has Multiple Myeloma. She does not want us to share this with any one. She is now in remission from what she has told us and still has such a positive attitude. Please pray for complete healing. She has placed her total self in God's hands.
8) Praying that many of us can make it to the Unionate in 2015 and we have a good planning crew for it!! Tennessee anyone!!!
9) Pray that my neck continues to heal so I don't have to have surgery. The latest MRI shows that the spinal cord is smashed down almost flat at c5 and c5. If my arm goes numb or I can't button buttons or I can't raise my right arm, surgery will be imminent.
10) Continued prayers for Ed that the cpap will give him the energy and memory back that he has lost. He feels more rested but still says he feels foggy a lot.




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Hi All,
It has been quite a day here. DS Married Man has had a bleeding nose since 8 AM. The Dr cauterized it this afternoon and now it is bleeding again. Dr is admitting him to big hospital downtown and will do another procedure and he will have an overnight stay. Dr says this is more than just a nose bleed. Please pray for my DDiL#1. She will be with him. The bleeding is so heavy he can't dress himself or drive as he has to have something at his nose. This is the first trauma without DH. I am trying hard to *Trust* and not panic!

La sounds like DH and I many years ago. It was hard moving across the continent away from both families and friends. It was good for us and our children as they grew up. They are still very close and supportive of one another and me. I am blessed! Praying you find that job that takes you *home*.
DH too felt like he didn't have a good example of how to be a good DH or a good Dad. He was great at both!! Yours will be too!

Dee how close is DH's birthday? You may be ahead of the game!! ;-) Hope you find those buttons!

Dominique I feel your pain. My microwave died just before Thanksgiving! Uck!! I manage without a dishwashing machine (I am now the dishwasher) but sure do miss my microwave! ;-)

Vicki little Phizzy is such a sweet and contented baby. He still sleeps a lot and takes the bottle well and still nurses well when with Mommy.
How is Ed doing? I hope you are getting more answers!

Anjay so sorry Drs don't agree on how to move forward! Praying the Lord will give you direction and the way to healing. Does DH have any ideas what road you should take? Hugs and know none of this has caught the Lord off guard! He knows every part and has the best answer!

Tonight is our last night with DS Fireman's puppy! We are going to miss her!! They leave for his new home tomorrow. He needs to unpack and get settled in his home as he starts work on Monday! Have loved this time with his puppy and with him since his graduation!

Hugs to you all and thanks so much for your prayers! I did Spark Mail Julie and asked her to put my DS on it.




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praying for all and hugs

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Vicki,
I think I explained my spark name and my nickname when I first joined the group, but yes...I am limited in areas to search for work because of my degree. Sadly, I am not NASA-smart (according to them, but what do they know) on paper, but we'll see what this rejuvenated job search shakes out. I'm also convinced that A will fall in love with our future child(ren) and be a wonderful father. He's worried about being a bad daddy because his dad wasn't really a parent; his grandmother mostly raised him as a small child since his mother wasn't around. I keep telling him his apprehension will make him overcompensate and be great, and not to worry because I can teach him all the "baby stuff" when we get to that.

Just call me La. Most everyone else does.

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Oh what a terrible time i am having my specialist appointment yesterday was not good, he said it was not mechanical despite what my rheumatologist said so no surgery, I do not know what to do

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I love all the new words for the year that I am seeing and feel very motivated by all of them. I had a couple more respond here or on fb so we have got a l so far. I know Lori is still praying about what hers should be. She is still very down about not passing block two for the second time. Please keep her in prayers.

Here is the newly revised list.

Julie - Focus (was Mystery )
Dee - Trust
Heidi - Challenge (was Determined )
La - Perseverance
Barbara - Change (was Freedom)
Vicki - Concentration (was Relax)
GGB - Perseverance (was Stability)
Dominique - (was Freedom)
Alison - Joy (was Fruitful)
Anjay - Focus (was Slow)
Faylei (Leiann) - Prosper
Stacey - Principle (was Purposeful)
Colleen- Healthy (was Grateful)
Daddy's Girl - Trust (was Follow)
Princess (Jennilyn) - Rest
Teri - Move (was Change)
Erika - Blessed (was Peace)
NanaMom (Alice) - Survive (was Move)
Maureen Reset
Jen Stockett - Present
Kate - Peace
Lori
Barbara Bisson
Alicia (was Healthy)
Robin Adams
Paula Purgason
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La, now we know why you have the first part of your Spark name. lol Congrats to your dh!!! I imagine your occupation would not have jobs in many areas. I will be praying. I totally understand you wanting to be near family. I bet hubby will fall so madly in love with his own baby that everything will fall into place.

Julie, have you been able to get Adam's eyes checked yet? If I recall he started to wear glasses awhile back. Hope it is a very easy fix.

Dee, lol about finding presents. I found a couple also but am still missing the poems with the three younger kids names. They were flat sheets and I bought frames. I recall putting them under something so they would stay flat. That was in early December and they still have not surfaced.

Daddy's Girl & Princess, I love hearing all about your little guy. Oh my how they grow. Oliver is almost 14 months. Walking, climbing, trying to talk, loves peek a boo. But I already miss those tiny babies. So keep looking into his little eyes and telling him all kinds of stories. Thanks for the picts!!

Dominique, so sorry about the dishwasher. Glad there are less at home for that problem at least. Will Papy be joining you in France? So very happy you are going.

Stacey, I understand your mixed emotions. Such a God thing that you all got to visit with dh's Uncle the day that you did. Leaving Brett I know had to be hard. Has the job opened yet in MO that dh wants to apply for? I don't understand how they can got so long without someone in the position and if they do go a long time they may think they don't need anyone to fill in. Praying for all of you

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