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Hi Everyone! We are going to our new Cafe! I will explain my late creation of the Cafe on the August thread!

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Cathy I hope Kelsa's fever has gone right down by now. Not a good thing. I have had this wretched virus for about 10 days now and everyone I talk to tells me the same thing. It lingers. These things are occurring due to the unusual seasons this year. Look at us having 82F today. Unheard of for winter.
Sending healing vibes.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hi Everyone,

Haven't had a lot of time lately. Still very down, but that's my issue.

My older Aspie turned 21; the oldest is doing everything to leave me out of his wedding plans (so be it); and today is a get together/bonfire for the birthday boy (man.) We buy really cheap pizza, chips, pop, build a huge bonfire and voila, a party with minimal work for me.

My Kelsa has been really sick and so I am watching very closely. Went to the Dr. yesterday as her 102 fever stayed even after Motrin, ice packs and water. Last night was scary as her fever spiked at 104.5. The limit is 105. This morning was lower, but still a high fever. I guess this kind of virus is going around. Will be back to the Dr. today in between everything else.

I hope everyone is doing well today. Tomorrow is August. Where did July go? I will post later today for our new Cafe. It will be our Accomplishments in August Cafe. Stay tuned!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Trying hard Becky. Just lingering and making me feel blah.

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I hope you are feeling better, Georgia. Throat infections are awful - the most sick I can ever remember feeling. Blech!

Hugs to all! Over 90 here today, so off to take the boys to the pool.

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Thanks Cathy.

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Feel better Georgia. emoticon emoticon

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Have a recurrence of my throat infection. Not happy but what do we do. Soldier on regardless. Have a wonderful day everyone.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Sending good thoughts to all.

Hope you all have a very healthy happy day!

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Hugs to all! Enjoy the weekend. :)

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Dee I am sending adaptations bunnies to help you adapt, learn and retain the knowledge. Hang in there dear friend.

Yippee today I go whale watching and am so excited. Headache is almost gone and I am starting to feel nearly normal again.
Talk later after my experience.

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Georgia, hope your headache has gone away. HUGS!

Cathy, you are not alone...we are all here to listen and help each other. Praying for you.

Becky, hope the birthday celebration goes well.

Vicky, hope your children enjoy camp. Enjoy your ME time.

Jennifer, enjoy your time at the lake.

Everyone Else, hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Still trying to feel comfortable in my new position. Lots to learn and do.

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Go Vicki!!! Have fun.

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Cathy, know you can unload here whenever you need. Georgia I hope you are feeling better. Everyone else hugs to all!!!

The kids left for camp yesterday. They will be gone till next Friday. I hope they are having a blast and I will be enjoying some me time. My new friend and I are exploring things and I don't care anyone if ex likes it or not. I'm not letting him control my emotions or feelings anymore. Not gonna walk around on egg shells just to not ruffle his feathers cause then I'm doing just what I did in the marriage. So I just choose to be happy.

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Thank you Cathy and Becky.

Becky hope the birthday goes well.

Only one more sleep till I go whale watching. Woo Hoo.

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Happy Friday! Hugs and good health to all.

Mum turns 76 on Sunday, so I am getting ready to host my siblings and their families here that afternoon for a BBQ. Luckily, we keep the house clean and had lunch guests last Sunday, so there is very little to do. Still working on the back yard - we got an extension until September 1 so we won't lose out on the reimbursement.

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Georgia, I wish total healing for you! Hugs.

Hoping everyone has an amazing day

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It was a very hard day yesterday going to work early and having this horrid headache. I had to do 3 interviews and it was exceptionally hard to focus. Then I had to work till 9 pm. Long hard day - but I did sleep reasonably well. Headache still lingering but will take more pain killers and hope it goes away quickly today.

I too am praying for everyone. For all our problems to be minor and our joys threefold.
Each day has its challenges but when we cannot fix the problem we must pray to be strong to get through them.

Love you all.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Becky, hope you are getting all your schoolwork done and still having time for fun.

Georgia, hope the aching arms and head go away very soon.

Jennifer...thanks. My son is supposed to get married at the end of September. I am hoping God intervenes and they do not. Can't control it, but I can pray about it. I hope you have an amazing day outside.

Hugs to everyone, Cathy

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Hello Cathy, I prayed for you yesterday several times, and will continue to do so. I'll also pray for all your family members, especially your older son and his wife.

Georgia, sorry to hear your head and wrists are aching. I'm praying for you, too.

Hello Becky, hope you are well.

I spent the morning doing house cleaning, and got a workout that way. Now, the boys and I are going to the lake this afternoon to rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards. I'm looking forward to it. emoticon emoticon



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Hugs to all of you wonderful ladies here!

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Now this is why I love the cafe. We all have pain of some sort and when we share it we all feel the love from one another.
This is what a good friendship is.

Woke up with a headache in the early a.m. and both my wrists are aching today - think I shall go an be manipulated later on. I hate pain.

Warmer mornings and days are getting longer. Yippee spring is on her way....

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Thank you so much Georgia and Jennifer. I wish we all lived closer so we could sit and chat and have coffee and dip our feet in our "virtual lake" here by the Cafe.

You bring me to tears with your love, care and support. I have rarely if ever received that in my life.

I went out and cut down some bushes that needed it and burned them in the fire. It was wonderful physical work and my girls love to help.

Thanks again for caring and being there. I just never want to be "gossipy" or demeaning or a burden to others. Sometimes when I think about my life it is surreal.

I know that some of you have experienced horrible family pain as well. I know you all really understand.

Hugs and thanks! You are all the best! Cathy

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Cathy, my heart goes out to you. That must be so hurtful. I'm going to really pray for you today. I haven't had that specific heartbreak, but I've experienced other very deep and profound heartbreaks. Just know that "in this world we will have trouble, but take heart, for I (Jesus) have overcome the world". Cathy, the ones who are closest to the Lord often have the hardest trials and heartaches in this life. I've heard that many times. The bible also says that our hurts in this life are translated to joy in the next life. I will keep on praying for you, sweet Cathy. You so don't deserve to be treated in this way. Please keep on sharing how your feel here. You need to let it out! I don't feel burdened by your sharing. It gives us an opportunity to support you, pray for you, and help you. None of this is your fault. Unfortunately, when people aren't serving the Lord, they end up serving the devil, even when they don't intend to. I will pray for your ex, his wife, and all your kids as well. Shame on your ex and his wife. What they are doing is wicked, and sick. Take heart, someday we will all be done with life on this earth, and be with Jesus in heaven and all our tears will be wiped away, for ever.



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Hello all, it's quite a busy summer here, with my college student home, and my younger boy off school. Jonathan, the older one, went off on me again last night at a restaurant. My AS came out last night when I blurted out in front of Andrew, whose birthday is in a few days, that my mom was upset he was getting a rifle for his 12th birthday on Saturday. I was very upset with myself. I thought I had outgrown that high level of saying a really stupid thing. Then Jonathan really gave me a hard time about it, and so did Andrew, in the restaurant. I really don't think mothers get the level of respect from their kids now, that we gave our parents when we were kids. I can't imagine saying the things to my parents that my kids say to me.

Becky, what a blessing that you love your work. The yard renovations sound awesome. And good for you for limiting time with the heavy drinkers!

Georgia, I'm so glad that you are feeling much better. Isn't Jesus good, He answers prayers and blesses us in so many ways. I will pray for you for your cold relapse. Yes, I love getting my haircut, I feel pampered, and my hairdresser and I can talk about just about anything. I've had him for 20 years or more, and he and I have a lot in common. It's almost like free therapy sometimes.

Vicky, I'm amazed at how possessive men are with women, even their ex's. He must have been pretty verbally abusive. I'm sorry your kids had to be exposed to his rage. I'll pray for them not to be permanently affected by his craziness.Your new friend sounds amazing. He sounds very laid back, and considerate of you and your feelings. I'm proud of you for taking this slowly.



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Cathy I would be very disappointed if you did not share with us (me) how you feel. It is vital to share the load. I understand you feel this way but remember we have been through some or all of your experiences and are here for this very reason. To share the load and get virtual hugs from across the planet. Love you dear friend and you must continue to unburden until you feel that is it I can cope now.

You have all listened to me in the past - we are a circle...we share. We are family!!


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I am so sorry to have burden this team with my rantings about where my family is at. That just isn't right.
I have worked incredibly hard not to let all the rejection, abuse, neglect and hurt get to me, but just can't hold it in anymore.
When I keep it in, it isn't good for me, and when I share it isn't good for others.
I have done my best to keep all that the older ones have done from affecting the younger three. But we can't hide things from our children when we are hurting...they are too smart and my daughter is very intuitive.
We talk a lot about things and they tell me it really helps them which is good.
My husband, though I love him, does nothing. He just sits there and lets it all happen.

That is just where I am right now and I am sorry. I will keep my personal issues separate from the team as I don't want to use this as a platform for my problems or do anything to cause this team to not be successful.

I am sure hearing my rantings has to get really old. Again, I am sorry for that and I sincerely mean it.

I know you all mean well and you are amazing wonderful people on this team. I am very thankful for all of you.

Hugs, Cathy

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Cathy it is time to let the pain go and let God take care of the boys. You have 3 other children to focus on. In your heart you will always love and care for the older two but you must not let this overtake your life because all the other people (ex, wives and even you the future DIL) are winning. You must let God take care of them. I am living in the hope that one day in the future mine will come back to me. You are torturing yourself and there is really nothing you can do. Pray for them daily but focus on the joys the little ones can give you. It will be better for your health - please try. I know it is hard but I do feel so much of your pain.

You are a good mother, you are a good person and the others know this but choose to hurt you where it hurts the most. Do not let them.


Love you all my dear friends and I hate it when you hurt.

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No need for sorry, Cathy. That is what we are here for - to support each other when it is needed. My heart breaks for you- so much hurt. :( Big hugs.

Georgia, I hope you are feeling better.

Vicky, keep going! Choose happiness. :)

Just plugging along here.

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Becky, sounds like you did very well with the party. What a great thing to be paid to get rid of your grass AND have a fun yard to play in! Hope you are getting all the school work done as you need to. Sounds like you are finding time to have fun as well. YAY!

Vicki, life moves on and your ex got a dose of it. Maybe it was good for him to have a reality check (not trying to be mean) I am glad you are happy and moving on. And you are wise to take it slow and end one relationship before starting up a new one. You deserve to be happy and I am so glad you are on that road!

Georgia, hope the cold goes away really soon and you can enjoy the little ones again. You are so sweet!

I am hanging in there. Trying to just get through each day emotionally. I tend to to be a work horse when I am sad and stressed. So I guess that is good. If I stop moving the sadness just takes over. I am so broken over what my older boys are doing and I can't do anything about it. It just kills me that this girl takes over my sons life, he goes along with it, the ex (his father) capitalizes on it and I am left out of everything. My ex is gloating along with his wife who calls my sons "hers." I am trying my best to live my life and care for my younger ones. I am having a very hard time living life in spite of...so much hurt.

Sorry, just feeling really low.

I hope everyone is doing well and that the wind is at your back and the sun shining upon you.
You all deserve it.

Hugs, Cathy

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Vicki I bet the kids have never been happier. You go girl. Life is way to short. Just look at those lives cut short by mad men in the Ukraine. Live life to the fullest as a kind and considerate person. That is all we can do.

My head cold is lingering and it is annoying as I cannot visit the darling babies across the road.
Day off and many errands to run. See you later emoticon

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Thank you Becky and Georgia. I kept thinking about doing what I could to appease him and walk around all tip top about it, but then I thought "NO!" then he is still controlling me and making me unhappy even though our relationship is ending as a couple. If he doesn't like it and wants to be mean and nasty about the fact that I am moving on thats HIS problem, not mine. Not gonna wait to move on with my life till HE is ready to deal with it. I go by ME and what I feel!!!!

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Thanks Becky and well done on lasting through the party and leaving when you did.

Vicki you are entitled to move on with your life. Your ex ill have issues for a while. He will get over it in time. Be happy.

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Vicky, I am so glad it is almost finalized and no more waiting for signatures. :)

Georgia, dinner sounds lovely. Happy bday to DH!

My brother's 50th bday party today went well. I did not know that 3 of our 4 stepbrothers would be there (the 4th is traveling with his family in Ireland). It was nice to see them and introduce them to my sons. My dad looked pretty good - just getting so old looking (he is 78 and has had many back surgeries due to injuries). My stepmonster was her normal sour self - and she wonders why my boys don't like her. We ditched out right after dinner - he and his buddies will drink well into the night (and I hate being around drunk people).

Sweet dreams, all. Have a stupendous Sunday!

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Well its been an interesting couple of days sorry I wasnt available. Was getting all situated. Things have been going well with my new friend. We are getting to know each other very nicely and are really enjoying each others company. Well unfortunately my soon to be ex saw us together one day, and he flipped out. Not while I was with him. He started texting me and was with the kids at my home and was screaming. I got home immediately and talked to him. He was furious and being all nasty. We talked and got things calmed down explaining to him that Im sorry it was a shock to him but I do not have to clear things with him nor does he need to know what I do and where I go. I told him he has to remember that we are getting DIVORCED and that my life with him was over. He was hurt but calm.

I told my new friend and he took it in stride and said if we have to slow things down and not see each other in person for a while we can stop and just talk. I was sad but knew it might be best. He is very sweet. I talked to my lawyer to see where we were in the divorce since i signed my forms. I thought Roger still had to sign, but I now know that when he signed the affidavit saying he was NOT contesting the divorce, that was all the signature we needed. This isnt the kind of divorce where he has to sign anything else, he already signed agreeing to the divorce. So now the paperwork just had to go through the court and get stamped and approved. Its doesn't happen over night but all the signatures are on the dotted lines. That reassured me. I thought he still had to sign something to finalize the divorce. NOPE!

So now Im feeling better!!!!

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Burning good calories Becky and it will look fabulous by the sounds of it.

Feeling so so but just wish this congestion would go.

Had a lovely dinner with my son and his partner and my mum last night to celebrate DH"s birthday which is today. Hoping to go for a drive today. We shall see.

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Georgia, I'm sorry you feel so miserable. Get well and stay well very soon!

Today, we are rototilling our back yard (which is decent sized for southern CA) to prepare to put down new top round covering, bark and a sand "court" for badminton and bocce ball. The water district is paying us to get rid of our lawn due to the drought. It will be hard work, so I will definitely burn calories. :)

Wishing everyone a stupendous Saturday!

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Becky good luck with such a hectic weekend.

Having a relapse with this head cold. Gotta run much to do today.

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Hi, all! Sorry - no time for personals. Running around, trying to get all sorts of errands run before I have to sit at the computer for a long time to edit students' papers again. DH and I might sneak in a quick date today. :) Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Super busy here - brother's 50th bday party Saturday, lunch guests on Sunday, Irish coaches potentially here, and all sorts of grading to do - all on top of redoing our back yard. AGH!

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Thank you Jennifer for your prayers as I am feeling much better now. Still a little congested but nothing like a couple of days ago. So cold here tonight so windy. I am glad to have 3 days off now.

Jennifer I like the sounds of sitting in the cafe and just relaxing how wonderful for you. Haircuts always make me feel great. Have a great weekend.

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Hello Irish, yes that is wonderful that you have work you love. My husband hates his work, but we are both grateful for his job. I'm praying that you will be able to budget your time and get it all done before the start of the fall semester.

Georgia, I continue to pray for you for healing from you head cold. I appreciate your positive and edifying comments to everyone here. This is such a supportive and positive forum, and I am privileged to be a part of it!

I had a very good day today. Did some stuff around the house, got my hair cut, and went to a cafe and enjoyed the beautiful day by sitting on their outdoor deck. We are having gorgeous weather in St. Louis now. I'm spending time in the Word, and really enjoying that. It gives me so much peace and encouragement and strength.

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Cathy thank you for you wonderful words but I think we are all special and more so I think we are part of an intricate pattern of life. If we were not held together by mutual issues we would not be so intricate in this delicate yet beautiful pattern.

I am so glad you are all part of my life. I learn and we all teach each other something.

Becky take a minute and breathe - stretch the arms over you head and just take some deep breaths. It will all get done and you will have a moment of fun along the way.

Head cold jsut won't go permanently away and it is driving me nuts. Thankfully I have 3 days off after today's work.

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Thanks, ladies. I am on the last thesis now - lots of problems still with only a few weeks left. :( But I will get her through. Just adds to my stress - I am starting to panic, because August is approaching way too quickly, and that means the fall semester activities will be starting while I am still in summer session. I still have so much to do to finish the one session and prepare for the next. Deep breaths!

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Becky, you have a wonderful attitude! You are a shining Jewel in this Cafe!

Georgia, you glisten beautifully in our little Cafe with your positive and encouraging attitude.

You are all beautiful shimmering Jewels in our Cafe. I am honored and so thankful that God brought all of you into my life.

Hugs, Cathy

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Hope you finish quickly Becky.

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Hi! Wishing everyone happy days. :) Sending hugs, comfort, and smiles.

Busy editing Masters theses, grading summer school papers, etc. I like it when I can mention something other than work. Doesn't happen a lot, but hey, that's life for now. I am grateful that I have work that I love!

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Thank you dear friends. I do all these home remedies and seem to sleep well. I have the weekend off and shall rest up then.

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Georgia, I pray and hope you get over this cold soon!

Cathy, I hope you will have an opportunity to get some rest today. Prayers for you, for strength, and renewal.

Vicky, good to see you. What have you been up to?

Rebecca and Chelly I hope you are doing well.

Just feeling a bit overwhelmed, lots of summer activities, taking care of a husband and a house and the kids, trying to get ready for an art show in early August. It's all good stuff, though, so I'm grateful for that.

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Georgia, feel better! emoticon emoticon

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Jennifer so glad you had a chance to talk top your sister so openly. It is such a relief.
Have now caught a cold. I have been run down so it was to be expected. Doing all the things to get rid of it.

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Thanks Vicky, I really appreciate the thought. Hugs

Jennifer, I am so glad that your sister supported and validated you. You deserve that after all you've been through. And it was wonderful weather here as well. So happy for you to hike with your boys. I am praying for your sister to accept Christ! My in laws do NOT like me because I am a believer. So glad things have settled down for you.

I am so tired. Going to get some rest.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Cathy and Georgia I am so sorry for all you are going through. Hugs to you both!!!

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Hey Cathy, I am SO sorry you are going through this with your family. That is so heartbreaking and hurtful. I will keep you in my prayers. I too have experienced disharmony in my family, so I can relate.

Hello Georgia and Irishmum, hope you gals are doing well.

I'm doing much better. I've been home for a week now, and have gotten my equilibrium back. I had a truly wonderful visit with my youngest sister who just returned after being in India and Thailand for 6 months. We had a really great heart to heart talk about our mother. I shared with her about some really bad abuse I had gotten from our mother, and she was so understanding and empathetic. I'm very grateful to God for providing this chance for her and I to be close, and for me to experience some healing from my past by having my own family member validate me. I'm praying for her to accept Jesus and be saved.

Today I went to a bible study at my church this morning, then on a hike with my boys Jonathan age 19, and Andrew age 12. I got a really great workout, and it was really beautiful outside - highs only in the 70's here in Missouri.



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Thanks girls. It is always a shock but I know it is also part of life. Praying for her to be strong at this time.

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Oh, Georgia, I am so sorry.

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Georgia, So sorry to hear of your friend's (and your) loss. That is heartbreaking!

Hugs to all of my very wonderful supportive friends here.

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