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A New Day

Friday, March 28, 2014

Starting a new lease on life.

I am going to FORCE myself to have a positive attitude, no matter how upset I feel about certain people in my life who don't see just how bad they treat people when they're supposed to be one of God's people. emoticon I'm going to move on. I'm going to be stronger than I was before. emoticon

No more... Oh poor me... anymore. No more... She did this, and she did that. Because all that matters is that God sees what she and her kids do. HE knows the truth. And that's all that matters. emoticon

Today is a new day. A new day without getting put down. A new day without someone treating me like I'm a child. A new day without someone trying to be in control of me.

I am ME, and that's all I can be.

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CELEST 3/28/2014 9:55AM

    WE know that we need to be kind to everyone, we also know that everyone is imperfect, us included BUT once we stop looking to people for help/approval/confirmation and rather look to really is freedom. Nobody has our exact circumstances or our exact skills or lack thereof so no one can really advise us exactly how we need to be advised, but the bibles principles are exactly made for everyone. So prayer to Jehovah and then application of principles will serve us well. I try to research those principles regularly for part of my family worship so that they are in the forefront of my mind constantly. Life is tough and its getting tougher all the time. But total relief is also near...very near.
Hope you had a good day today with your new positive mind set.

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Is It Spring Yet?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's been a while since I've blogged.
The good news is that my daughter, Isabel does't have to have brain surgery. It wasn't as bad of a deformity as they thought. :) What's strange though is that she has always had this condition and NO ONE has ever bothered to explain it to me! You see... On the right side of her brain where the port wine stain is, she has no blood or oxygen flow, only on the left side of her brain. Weird, huh? But she's surviving, and doing okay. I had her tested by a psychiatrist and found out that she has some deep emotional and self esteem problems. She has a slightly low IQ from her brain disorder. Right now, we are waiting to hear back from the judge from her hearing for a claim for SSI. She'd been turned down twice without all of this testing and new diagnosis.
I'm praying that it is approved. emoticon
It's been a LONG winter! With temperatures way below normal here in Western Wisconsin. So of course, I gained back almost all of the weight. Plus... I found out that my thyroid level is low, which explains my extreme fatigue, dry skin, not being able to handle the cold, ridges on my fingers, and lady problems.
With the somewhat warmer weather, I'm trying to jump start my metabolism by going for walks every day. Sometimes more than one. emoticon Compared to barely ANY exercise over the winter.
Since Feb. 18th, I've lost 3 lbs. So I guess it's a start. Still kind of depressing that I packed back on some of the weight. But... I will not fail. I have to keep going and not give up.
It's been a year and a month since I've had ANY soda!! emoticon emoticon
My grandson, Blayne will be 2 years old already in August. Can you believe it?
Time just flies by when you're not looking.

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CELEST 3/27/2014 2:05PM

    That is such good news. Im rooting for you that you can get the assistance you need. Time does fly and our "babies" are growing. My Axel is 3.5 already. Feels like yesterday he was born.

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Please Tell Me That I'm Dreaming....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I seriously... have to be dreaming, because this can't be happening to our family, to my daughter.
About a month ago, my youngest daughter had an MRI because of her medical condition called "Sturge Weber Syndrome". I didn't expect to hear what I heard, when we saw the neurologist in Rochester, MN. She has something called arteriovenous malformation. And a possible small aneurysm in those tangled blood vessels. emoticon
I have been through so many rough times in my life that I feel like I should finally catch a break and start having good things happen to our family, and then THIS happens.
We have to back to Rochester to a hospital where she will have to be sedated, get an IV up her leg, and then get another anigogram to determine if it truly is an aneurysm, or if there are more. And to also get a better idea of the AVM's.
I am so afraid... so depressed....
I honestly just feel like I belong no where in this world.

Isabel about the last CT scan with contrast... She was so brave with the IV. The nurses made comments about how she handled it better than MOST adults. Was so proud.

Isabel resting during her testing for her EEG

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CINA-MINI 10/30/2013 3:41PM

    emoticon I am so sorry that you have more going on with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to you and your family. Stay close to Jehovah and make sure to let the Elders in your cong know so they will be available when you need them and if any blood issues come up, they will be ready to make a defense.

Lean on others in the cong. If they offer help, accept it!!! You know you would want to help if someone else was going through a tough time, let them help you, it's what they want to do.

Hugs and love to you

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/27/2013 7:27PM

    Lori, I am so very sorry about this new health issue that Isabel has. She is such a brave young lady and she will get through this hurdle as well. Jehovah is with all of you and will give you the strength you need emoticon to all of you.

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BLAYNESGAMMY 10/27/2013 6:14PM

    Thank you everyone.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/27/2013 7:42AM

    OMG! I am just so very, very sorry and prayers being said. HUGS I HOPE that you're meaning is that she's being treated @ Mayo Clinic. There is hope if that's the case. My family has had multiple challenges treated there and I trained @ Mayo (and the 2 hospitals) as a nurse (many moons ago!) but it is the finest care you can get. They see issues there that most Drs/hospitals do not handle.

HUGS, prayers, blessings. Again, I am so sorry.

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CHRISGORGME 10/27/2013 5:32AM

    All my prayers go to you and your brave and wonderful daughter. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/27/2013 5:18AM

    I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


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COCK-ROBIN 10/27/2013 3:59AM

    My prayers go out to you and Isabel.

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CELEST 10/27/2013 3:02AM

    I can't believe this!! My heart absolutely goes out to you. When our children hurt, we hurt twice as much than if we hurt ourselves. I will keep you in my prayers. As tough an ask as it is, try to stay positive for your brave little one who is going to need you more than ever. I hope all turns out better than expected.

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MMS48390 10/27/2013 1:37AM

    I'm sorry to hear about the tough times your family is going through! Sounds like she is a very brave and strong girl and I'm sure she got that from her momma! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Yep! My grandson is now walking!! Can you believe it? He'll be a year old on August 16th.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/26/2013 8:05PM

    How awesome!

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CELEST 7/26/2013 10:32AM

    Oh wow thats fabulous. Such a cute little guy too.

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COCK-ROBIN 7/26/2013 6:15AM


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    He is adorable and I like your sparkpage too. Thank you for sharing.

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ALICIA214 7/26/2013 12:32AM


Looks so proud of himself... Happy little boy...


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ZRIE014 7/26/2013 12:29AM

  beautiful pictures

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My Bad....

Friday, July 26, 2013

Made it to the district convention last Sunday. :) Felt great!

I haven't been on here tracking my food for about 2 weeks. Yikes!!! But I've still managed to lose 2 lbs. emoticon

My internet will be gone for at least 2 months until I have one of my daughters who will be 18 get it hooked back up.

((HUGS)) to you all.

Hang in there!

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CELEST 7/28/2013 2:46AM

    That is such great news. You are making such good strides. Well done on your weight loss also....fabulous.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/26/2013 8:05PM

    Hang in there.

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ZRIE014 7/26/2013 12:31AM

  keep it up

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