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Friday, November 27, 2015

I don't know what happened with the last paragraph of the previous blog.

I get a different outlook on life over the holidays.

I have mentioned how ones thought were long x friends. Have walked away from me.
I has been said that they don't know what to say. How about a touch on the arm, a hug, or if they really know you, a smooth on the cheek? Or, a simple "I'm sorry ", "GOD BLESS YOU EVEN "I'm praying for you ".

In going over my teams, I have noticed one team I have been on for a long x, there is only one I even hear from, then very seldom. The rest not at all!

Some of the newer teams have been the most supportive! To them all, I say Thank you all so very much!

Go over your teams and see what you find!

Then, see what you can do, for your sisters that are hurting.

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    1707 days ago
    Janet...good point! Sometimes life does seem to get in the way....SP is there for your support....God bless you
    1708 days ago
    1709 days ago
  • LINDA!

    Be sure to reach out to your team members. We all need support.
    1709 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/28/2015 7:27:17 PM
    Sometimes friends may be praying for you when you don't know it. My heart goes out to some folk I don't even know, but, I believe our prayers are heard if we really have faith and believe. 1 Peter 5:6-7
    1711 days ago
    1711 days ago
    Great point; we don't need people that don't support and encourage us in our lives. emoticon
    1711 days ago
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    Each person in a stressful situation has a different experience with it. The person who has the diagnosis, their loved ones, the friends of the family, the medical personnel. And each person has their own way of reacting to stress. I am praying for each person in your family. God bless you!
    1711 days ago
    Similar situation here, one of my teams has been so supportive.

    But I too have learned, or changed, a lot these past four weeks since my stepdaughter was murdered.

    Looking back, I went through a period between 2002 and 2008 when I was faced with so much grief, repeated tragedy and loss . . . I didn't think I could make it.

    Coming out of that, when someone I knew faced a loss, my heart wanted to reach out to them, but I could not . . . I would freeze up, emotionally, and pull safely back into the safety of my shell.

    It's still really hard for me, well, actually I still haven't be able to reach out.

    But, the absolute silence from so many people -- people I thought were close to me/us, and would care; the people I thought we would hear from in some form or fashion -- we've heard absolutely nothing. Even when we see them in town, they seem to ignore us.

    I do think they care, but I still think they just don't know WHAT to say or HOW to say it.

    And It has made me rethink my silence in the past and how it may have been perceived. And I've made a vow (to myself) to try . . .

    I still won't have the right words to say -- nothing can change it, or make it better. But I'm going to say SOMETHING, even if it's wrong.

    And for you, Janet, we keep you in our thoughts and prayers. What you're going through is something a parent is not supposed to have to do. Prayers for comfort, strength and wisdom are with you every day.

    1711 days ago
    1711 days ago
    Hmmm . . . . interesting. Yes, hard or tough times really do show who your true friends are (or not!)

    1711 days ago
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