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Thank you

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. I am in terrible worry about my dad. He is my hero and seeing him like this kills me. He is a strong man and I know he will pull through no matter what. The hardest thing is, that of my siblings I'm the one that lives closer. My sister has been here for 2 weeks to help my mom out. I'm taking her back tomorrow, she lives like 5 hours away. I have to be strong for my dad and for my mom. My mom is a very strong woman but also worries so much and is very sensitive, I have to be strong for both of them.

We are still waiting for the specialist's appointment. Today me and my sister are getting together to bake cookies. Turns out my dad had just recently finished up all his sick/personal leave hours taking care of personal stuff. So he has no hours left. That means no paychecK! He works for University of AZ, so his boss has been great. They have asked all their employees (not only locally all around the state) to contribute hours so he can still get his paycheck. We are so thankful for that. So were baking cookies and individually wrapping them and taking them over to my daddy's work as a small thank you. I know one employee who is my dad's friend contributed with 40 of his vacation hours to my dad!

In a couple of weeks I'll bake something different and take them again. I have a long drive tomorrow it will give me time to clear my mind a bit. I wasn't able to complete my workout tuesday/wednesday. Tuesday I had to go take care of my dad after work and yesterday I was over there too. Today we're baking like 5 dozen cookies but I will complete it. I need it. I need to control myself. When we found out what my dad had I so stress/upset I attacked a bag huge bag of M&M's my mother in law gave to my son. I had to stop myself. I'm an emotional eater, as you can tell, but I can't let this take over me. This is the time I need to be more focused to help my mom and dad out.

Have a great Tuesday. And thank you so much for your comments. It really means a lot to me. I don't have many friends close by and knowing you guys are by side makes things so much easier. Thank you thank yOU!
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    It's always nice to hear that there are people out there who are willing to do things for other people. :) I hope your father is able to get better soon and I'll be thinking of you and your family during this time. :) Keep up the great work and remember that if you take care of yourself physically you'll have more energy to help take care of others. :)
    3542 days ago
    What an awesome blessing !! 40 vacation hours! WHOA! That's so sweet! Very good of you to take cookies!

    Your right- you need to stay strong! I am an emotional eater also- and I am stressed about weirdo little stuff (petty stuff compared to you) but I refuse to eat crap to make me feel better- because that's a big fat lie that ANY thing like m&ms or even chocolate chip cookies will help fill ANY void- no matter how big or how small! Grab a handful of sliced cucumber, or a bunch of steamed veggies- and pig out sister- but STAY AWAY FROM THE COOKIES!!! STAY AWAY FROM THE USELESS NASTY SUGARY PROCESSED FOODS! You CAN do this! YOU ARE STRONG! ANd your mom and dad need you to be strong for them!

    I know your gonna get thru this! I believe in you!

    3545 days ago
    I know how difficult it is when a parent is ill... My thoughts and prayers are with you...

    DON'T FORGET to take care of YOURSELF!! emoticon
    3545 days ago
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