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OLD FRIENDS

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I was on Facebook on Wednesday evening reviewing some of the comments from family and friends. I don't go on there very often, but I like to check to see what's going on.

I was scrolling through the posts and noted one post from a lady at my church who I had friended. While checking out her post, I noticed a picture on her page. The name noted was the same name as my best friend when I was about 10 years old and lived in the country. It was a very unusual last name, and I wondered if it could be her. I quickly sent this person a message. I told her who I was and asked if she could possibly be the girl who I went to school with. It turns out she is that girl. I can't believe it. After 60 years, I found her, quite by accident.

She asked me where I lived and I told her. She lives in a small town not too far from me. I am hoping she may come into Winnipeg one day and we can get together and remember old times. I would love to see what she has been doing over the years. She is related by marriage to the lady from my church.

I was so excited to have found her. I am looking forward to talking with her and getting to know her again.

  
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TREKPURRSON 11/15/2014 11:14PM

    emoticon never let them go! emoticon

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ELIZACG9 10/27/2014 11:19AM

    how nice... emoticon

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APROMISE4ME 10/27/2014 7:20AM

    That's really great ! I hope that you two will get together for a visit one of these days :)

Deb

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/5/2014 2:18PM

    This is the best part about Facebook!

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MSLZZY 9/28/2014 10:40PM

    What a lovely surprise and I hope you can meet and see each other often.

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JANIEWWJD 9/28/2014 12:38AM

    That is really great; I am so happy for you!!!! It'll probably take you a month to catch up, but enjoy yourself!!!
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NADINEL 9/28/2014 12:10AM

    That's so wonderful! That sort of happened to me. It had been 30 years and it wasn't through FB or social media (she said she did try but did not know my legal last name). She was visiting this area and found my aunt's number in phone book. (she has had the same # for 50 years - seriously). My aunt called my mother, my mother called me.
We met a couple of days later and it was as if we had never been apart. Weird! I love it.
She lives in California and I live in Oregon. Only see her every other year.

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JOANNS4 9/27/2014 9:37PM

    That is amazing! I'm happy for you! emoticon

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OPALMOON 9/27/2014 11:27AM

    Dear Darlene,
How wonderful that this opportunity to reconnect with your friend presented itself! I am so glad that God is opening new doors for you to enrich your life. Have a wonderful time catching up with each other's news and getting to know each other again.
Hugs and blessings,
Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 9/27/2014 9:27AM

    Very nice!

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MM11113 9/27/2014 7:27AM

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Finding lost friends is so rare and special.

I found a classmate from elementary school at my church a couple of years ago.

Do try to see you friend. There will be lots of stories to catch up on!

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SPEEDY143 9/27/2014 2:46AM

    emoticon glad you found her emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 9/27/2014 2:35AM

    That is great and hope that you get to see her soon too. emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 9/27/2014 2:24AM

    Darlene, that is emoticon I'm excited for you, thanks for sharing your blessing... Have a great weekend my friend...I didn't know you were on facebook, guess what, I am too, let's connect there too, I'll send you my name so you can connect with me there....wow, it's a small world after all, thank you Jesus for so many blessings... emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 9/27/2014 1:27AM

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GABIBEAR 9/27/2014 1:21AM

    That is so wonderful Darlene! How amazing after so much time!

Have a great weekend!

Gabi
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ZRIE014 9/27/2014 1:02AM

  have a nice weekend

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ANNIVERSARY OF MY DH'S PASSING

Friday, September 26, 2014

It has been three (3) years today since my DH passed away. I still miss him so much. I have been feeling kind of down today, not really depressed, just very sad and lonely.

I know that things get better with time, but every time this day comes around it still causes me a lot of pain. My youngest son has been staying with me for a while, and he remembered too that it has been three years since his dad passed away. I know he is still grieving as well, although he doesn't show it, as he is a man and feels he shouldn't show emotions.

I still haven't made it to the grave site, but I will be there in the next few days. God is with me and He will help me with my grief. He has been with me right through the difficult days leading up to and after my dh's passing. I also know I have many friends I can call and ask to pray for me.

  
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ELIZACG9 10/27/2014 11:20AM

    emoticon I know it is hard...

He will live in your heart forever. emoticon
God bless.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/5/2014 2:17PM

    Yes, the anniversaries of loss are always hard. Certain times of the year, too, are hard. I was in hospice with my sister this time 4 years ago. So even tho she died in Dec, when the leaves start turning and pumpkins are everywhere, it is bittersweet.

I highly respect Billy Graham. But he has never been a favorite preacher of mine.

I heard a message by Billy Graham this morning, a short excerpt of maybe 10 mins from a Denver Crusade (you know how they cut them down for the radio) and it was about loneliness. He quoted from Ps 102. And his preaching was so impactful tho he said such few words - an economy of words. And He said Jesus came to save us from our loneliness. I had never, ever looked at it that way before, nor those scriptures in quite that light before. And it was really helpful to me. It was just what I needed to hear. And that truth, that can sound trite or simplistic, really IS true: because of Jesus we really are NOT alone. We were separated from God by sin. But now and forevermore, we are NOT. He is alive forevermore, and He will never leave us or forsake us. And He is with us always, even unto the end of the world.

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SINGINGLADY47 9/27/2014 6:54PM

    God bless you. It is so hard on those days. All of my immediate family except my son are gone. Mama, Pop, Doug(Bunny, my brother) and his two sons and his wife. I always remember on those day and it has been years. But now it is pleasant when I remember them. They left so very many years ago, that the pain is now precious memories. (My brother and his sons were all in their 40's) But time changes the way you feel the grief. I do have four grandchildren but they are all grown and have their own lives. I am praying for you. God bless Hugs and prayers, Judy

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OPALMOON 9/27/2014 11:22AM

    Dear Darlene,
I feel for you and understand how such anniversaries can be difficult times. May the angels of comfort surround you with their warm healing light and lift the burden of your pain. I am glad you have your son with you, and I am sure your DH is very much with you in spirit. I agree that he would be very pleased with how well you are living your life. Continued prayers are with you for comfort and the health of you and all your loved ones. God bless you.
Big gentle hugs,
Nattacia

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SPEEDY143 9/27/2014 3:02AM

    emoticon emoticon for you and your family Darlene.. it's been 39 years since my 1st husband died. A life time ago and yet the pain is still there. And yes, God does lead us through emoticon I remember when your DH past. I know he is pleased that you have taken such good care of yourself since then. Remember the lovely times you had together... I know there were so many emoticon

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GABIBEAR 9/26/2014 7:04PM

    I'm sorry for your pain Darlene. My prayers and thoughts are with you. The good Lord comfort you. I'm glad your DS is with you during this time.

Gabi
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LEANJEAN6 9/26/2014 7:34AM

    Oh my prayers are with you --I wish for t6he good Lord to give you strength! Lynda

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RASPBERRY56 9/26/2014 7:27AM

    Everyone's grieving process is individual, and as such, different - with time you will likely experience different emotions from day to day, month to month and year to hear.........may you find peace and comfort as you go through this special (albeit painful) day.........

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1CRAZYDOG 9/26/2014 6:22AM

    ((((HUGS)))) and prayers. May you find comfort today and peace.

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JUDITH316 9/26/2014 5:40AM

    It is hard to lose a loved one, my prayers are with you Darlene as you reflect on the loss of your dear husband and as you remember a life time of beautiful memories you shared together. May the Lord fill you with His Comfort, Peace and Strength!

Psalm 116:15 (NKJV)

Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.

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SCHECK5 9/26/2014 5:22AM

    Prayers to you...I know how you feel it's 9 years since my sister pasted also and the thoughts of missing someone you love is always in your heart... emoticon

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MANOLY 9/26/2014 1:23AM

    I understand very well your feelings, I lost my DH 10 years and a half ago and it looks like it was yesterday. I miss him a lot. We are here and God is with us, we are not alone, we have to be strong for our family and try to have a good life. ((()))

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MANOLY 9/26/2014 1:23AM

    I understand very well your feelings, I lost my DH 10 years and a half ago and it looks like it was yesterday. I miss him a lot. We are here and God is with us, we are not alone, we have to be strong for our family and try to have a good life. ((()))

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MSLADYBUG3 9/26/2014 1:06AM

    Lifting you and your family up in prayer as you reflect on the loss of your DH. May the Lord Comfort your heart and give you peace. It is hard to loss a loved one, try and remember the good days. emoticon

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FEELING BETTER

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I just wanted to stop by to let everyone know that I have been feeling better. I am so thankful for all your kind thoughts and prayers that have been sent my way lately. For the first time in a long time I was able to accomplish something today without feeling so sluggish. Hopefully things will continue to improve.

I will be seeing my doctor on Wednesday with regards to my sinus problem, and hopefully he will be able to send me to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. Maybe he/she will be able to help me with the vertigo I have been experiencing as well.

I am so thankful for all those who have read my blogs and send such encouraging messages.

God bless you all.

  


WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME

Friday, September 12, 2014

I have been dealing with some health issues of late. I have been having bouts of vertigo as well as sinus infections that just don't seem to go away. I am on my fourth antibiotic for my sinus infection, and my doctor said that there is nothing else he can give me for this. We'll have to look at other things that may be causing my problems.

Because of my vertigo, I have been having trouble sleeping because when I wake up the room tends to be spinning. I have been sleeping in my recliner when I can. My son has been staying with me for the last couple of weeks, so I haven't been able to sleep in my recliner, as he is sleeping in the living room, and I don't want to disturb him.

I hardly slept on Sunday and Monday night, and I have been feeling restless and just have no ambition. I have managed to get some sleep over the last couple of nights, but am still feeling very down. I couldn't figure out why until today. September 8 would have been my DH's and my 30th Wedding Anniversary. He passed away 3 years ago. To top it all off, September 25 will be the third anniversary of his passing. I think I need to make arrangements to visit his grave again.

I will be seeing my doctor again next week, and I'll see if I can find out more about this vertigo, and see what is going to happen with regards to my sinus problems. Hopefully things will get better.

  


WEEKEND WITH MY SON

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My son called me on Thursday and said he was having some health issues and needed to see a doctor, but his health card had been cancelled because he didn't change his address when he moved. I told him that I would take him to see my doctor, as he has a walk-in clinic, and he is also accepting new patients. I needed to go back to see him anyway, so I could go at the same time. My son decided to come over and spend the night with me on Thursday so that we could go to the doctor on Friday. He phoned about his health card, but they told him he had to fill out a form on line and then it would take 4 - 6 weeks to get the card in the mail.

My son is very like my dh was, and he has no patience. He gets angry and frustrated very quickly. I calmed him down and convinced him to go downtown to the main office and see what could be done about his health card. He finally agreed to do that. We were able to get him a new health card right there. We then went to the doctor's office, but unfortunately the office had closed at 1:30 P.M. on Friday. I didn't realize that it closed that early. However the office was open on Saturdays from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 P.M. My son decided to spend another night so that we could go to the doctor on Saturday.

He had been complaining of stomach and chest pains. He said a doctor from a walk-in clinic had told him that he was developing an ulcer, and that he should stop smoking and start eating properly. When he saw the doctor on Saturday, the doctor checked him out and told him that he didn't have an ulcer or anything else wrong with his stomach, but that he had a torn cartiledge in his chest muscles. When my son asked why he had such pain whenever he ate anything, the doctor said that when he ate and if he had gas it was bloating his stomach and pushing on the muscle walls causing pain. The doctor told him to take it easy and try not to do too much work where he was using those muscles so that they would have a chance to heal. My son is so relieved. He was even thinking he might have cancer. Did I tell you he is a bit of a hypochondriac? (lol).

My son is spending the night again, and we are going to church together tomorrow. I have so enjoyed having him here for a few days. I did spoil him a little, but it was fun.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend as much as I am.

  


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