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DSMBURTON Posts: 3,394
7/27/08 3:13 P

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Welcome Joyce, I think here at Sparks people, the teams are the best for getting more relavent answer to questions and support when needed because we are basically more able to relate.

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7/24/08 9:27 P

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Welcome to the group. We all need a place to "get away" for a while. Sometimes we vent, sometimes we cry, but most of the time we just shoot-the-breeze.

I'm a caregiver for my 84 year old live-in grandmother. I have two girls (8 and 3) and my DH. I care for two of my nephews (11 and 7) when school is out and also before and after school days. My life revolves around everyone else... sounds familiar doesn't it?

I have been posting a prayer devotional on my spark page blog for the last 10 days. It is a 40 days of prayer that was written by members of my church. I would love for you to join in on the blog. A few of the ladies who have been reading also make comments, so it is nice to revisit each day's entry.

I look forward to hearing more from you. You'll find us all under the "sticky topic" of Team Chat.

A Sparker from NW TN!

... desiring to work like Martha and listen like Mary!


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ZOITSA2 Posts: 2,826
7/21/08 11:57 A

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Thanks for the welcome. Its so nice to meet all of you. I was a caregiver and history repeats itself, I am doing it again. Took care of my parents and brother till the passed away. Now I am taking care of 3 daughters,3 grandkids and an ex hubby. He has parkinsons and showing signs of dementia. So my hands are full again. One daughter is Bipolar and refuses to take meds. She needs to take them bad. Other daugter left her abusive hubby and has gone to live with a jail bird, who claims he will change. I doubt that. A younger daughter, who lost her job due to downsizing of the store she worked for. It dont stop. I try to stay positive.
Joyce

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7/21/08 11:34 A

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Welcome,Joyce! I would love to learn to cross-stitch, but I haven't had time. Sounds like you have your hands pretty full during the day yourself.

Thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ coming into my life and changing me!


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7/21/08 7:46 A

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Hi Joyce, I love to cross stitch too. I'm Deb the token Aussie of the group. At the moment I'm stitching an Australian wildflower sampler for my DH and a teddy bear that my daughter gave me for my birthday last month.

cya

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7/21/08 1:17 A

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Very nice to meet you Joyce. Sounds like you have quite a lot on your plate!!! Bless you for helping those in need, even if they don't appreciate it. Looking forward to talking with you more.
Brandy

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"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me whin you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,"declares the Lord,"and will bring you back from captivity."
Jeremiah 29:11-14

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7/20/08 4:28 A

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My name is Joyce,61 yrs old,a mother of 3 grown daughters and 3 grandkids. I take care of the daughters and grandkids and a ex hubby. I am on disability from OA,osteoporosis, chronic pancreatitis, fibro, and CFS. My family wont do anything for themselves. THey rely on me for everything. I have told them what they going to do when I die. THe use my car, ask me for money and the ex has parkinsons and showing signs of dementia. He wont drive unless I am with him,cause he dont know where to go for doctors appt. I do crafting,gardening and right now painting walls. Trying to set up a sewing area for myself. It will be nice getting to know you all.
Right now,its hot and muggy,here in Pa. So I have been working indoors from the heat. I have washed walls,preparing them to be painted,during the day and cross stitch at night.
Joyce

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