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Friday, January 11, 2013

it's one of those "get in, buckle up, hang on and shut up" times. sometimes life takes me on a ride that's scary, out of control, and just plain not fun. there are times when i can tell myself, "just throw your arms up in the air, yell 'wahoooo' and pretend it's a roller coaster." for now, i'm just white-knuckling it, and waiting for this particular ride to end.
my father in law was diagnosed with leukemia new year's day, and he just days to live. it's a lot to take in, and take on, but we are doing our best, trusting God will sustain us, and there will come a time when we can get off the ride and find our footing again.
it's challenging to connect with my pollyanna side, but i am doing my gratitude journal, and finding things to be thankful for....some days it feels pretty lame, but i am thankful for the commitment i made...i didn't know what was waiting for me in the new year, or i might not have done this. i know that good and bad comes from every situation, but we can skew it in our mind, and MAKE it one thing or the other, depending on how we choose to continually think about things. i am keeping a careful watch, and need to re-orient regularly, but i will keep moving forward.
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    Sorry for your loss...peace be with you
    2281 days ago
    I'm sorry about your FIL. Hugs.
    2289 days ago
    I am so sorry...that is a 10 on the hard scale. Keep that in mind. Sometimes, I think we wonder why we can't handle "things" better and we don't realize that maybe we are experiencing one of the most difficult things that will come our way in our lifetime. This could be one of those times. Be good to you...and to those around you. Find comforts where you can. I find great comfort in my recliner and a warm blanket. While it may not be doing much to help with my fitness, at least it's comfort that isn't stocked full of calories. Thinking of you! Take care! emoticon emoticon
    2290 days ago
    thanks so much for your support. my father in law passed away a little bit ago. his fight is over.
    2291 days ago
  • MAGA99
    prayers 2 u n ur family
    2291 days ago
  • SBULLA1961
    So sorry about your father in law. May God's peace be with you.
    2291 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Hugs!
    2291 days ago
    emoticon May God bless you and your family in this difficult time.

    My oldest brother was diagnosed with leukemia the day after my Mom's birthday in 1998. At first, they said it was acute leukemia and he had about three weeks to live, and then they said it was chronic leukemia and estimated that he could live five years on oral chemo. He passed away May 2, 1999....only God knows, the doctors are giving an educated guess.

    2292 days ago
    Praying for all of you. (((HUGS)))
    2292 days ago
  • MROSE61
    Peace to you and your family!
    2292 days ago
  • no profile photo OHIOSTAR58
    Hugs. Hang in there.
    2292 days ago
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