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Gained This Week and Apology To Make

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Well we found out our scale needed batteries and when we finally weighed ourselves i found out I gained 6 pounds and my daughter lost 6. It must be a mix of water, muscle,and weight gain. There was one day when i had 200 calories over. I have been doing a lot of strength training too. Six days a week i do it and i can tell my legs are getting smaller in spots. I am not looking forward to tomorrow after church at all. i have to apologize to someone for some things i wrote in a letter that hurt their feelings. I tried to be tactful and honest. Maybe i came across too harsh and jumped to conclusions too. It is hard to be objective and not do comparisons of people based on their possessions or money or lack of it. I have good friends who have helped us out so many times. Just yesterday one of our friends came down and brought me to the vet so we could see what is wrong with our dog. We found out he has a heart murmur and has water on his heart. She not only took me there but she paid for the office visit and for the water pills. On top of that she gave us a 15 pound bag of expensive dog food. What can i say i am overwhelmed with gratitude. I never asked her to she did it out of the goodness of her heart. The other friend paid almost 100 dollars for zippers to be put in our jackets; because she knew I could not afford it. Yet she still gave us gift cards for Walmart and Shopko. The one only works part time and the other doesn't work at all; her husband is retired from a construction job and living on that. The point is neither of them make as much as what this lady is one in church does. Yet all she gave us one time was a bag with some toilet paper in. And looking at it we could tell it was not a name brand at all; not even a brand from Walmart. God forgive me i cannot help comparing her to my 2 friends.
Yes that was addressed in the letter and something she said on the phone one time. Maybe i took what she said on the phone wrong and maybe she has bills i don't know about. Only God knows; it is up to me to make amends now. Please pray for me for God to put the words imy mouth.
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    1EMMA2011 has some wise thoughts. I recall an occasion when husband and I shared our lunch with a needy friend, knowing that if we did, we'd have little for dinner. That night I came home from work to find a bag of groceries on the doorstep. Never did find out who left them. Blessings to those who give, whatever they give. emoticon

    1927 days ago
    I hope you were able to let God show you how to bring your best self forward with this situation. I hope your dog is ok too. emoticon
    1930 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    Here's are my thoughts for what they are worth and it's probably not much! Maybe not write any more letters to people - say what is on your mind in person... (what is that saying about don't give your pearls to pigs - not saying this person is a pig - just sayin' in general)

    Wondering why you need to apologize? I know you and can't think of any reason...

    When it comes to gifts from others maybe just say thank you and dismiss them from your mind. God takes care of the rest - so let him do the judging, etc.

    My Mom has a friend who has incredible wealth. She is so tight though that one wonders if it is worth it. She's a good person, just it's hard to understand her perspective - sometimes I think - what does she really have? God bless her though as she has brought comfort through her words to my Mom.

    You are an amazing person (very thoughtful, very kind) and your strength is incredible. Good things will come to you! Ask, seek knock and you will find.

    Praying for you at church and God Bless!! Keep your eyes on your own path! God Bless!!!!!!!

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    1930 days ago
    Making an apology is always tough. May you find the right words.
    1930 days ago
    Laura, I can't imagine YOU saying (even in a letter) something offensive. It could be this lady took offense where none was intended. Nevertheless, you are obeying the Lord in apologing to her. He will honor you for that. I know that if your heart is right when you speak to her, He will put the right words in your mouth.

    I'm sorry your puppy had a heart murmur, and hope the vet can do something (NON-expensive!) to help him. Did the vet remove the water from around the dog's heart? Maybe it isn't necessary. I'm no vet.

    God bless you, and be with you tomorrow.
    1931 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 11:01:58 PM
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