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Spring Begins Anew

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Spring rain brings fresh air,

Days start to warm, sun is fair,

Life begins anew!

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The rhododendron is the Washington State flower; it is at its most vibrant and beautiful in April & May.

Inspirational Man

This inspirational man with Cerebral Palsy, CP, gives me hope! I also have CP, and if he can keep such a bright outlook, I can as well. He bought a store with the help of his mother. She passed away a few years later, but he is running the store with the help of a partner. Can you believe that 2 drivers have run into his store in the last 3 months?! But, take the time to read the rest of his wonderful story!

http://komonews.com/news/local/what-are-the-odds-inspirational-owners-market-hit-by-2-cars-in-3-months

 

The Caregiver’s Caregiver

As I have said in earlier writings, people in the care giving role are very susceptible to fatigue, illness, burnout, guilt etc. Many find themselves in this position at one time or another. I encourage you to look at this website, and  I hope that it does help! Please let me know if it does!

http://www.davethecaregiverscaregiver.com/

 

Elderly Forced to Move Due to Corporate Greed

Elderly Forced to Move Due to Corporate Greed

This story headlined my Seattle CBS news affiliate. Ballard is a suburb of Seattle. We must remember that a society is judged by how well it treats its elderly, disabled and children, its most needy and vulnerable population. This is an example of how terrible we are doing; 48 seniors have to find a new, affordable place to live March 31st because the owner wants to convert these assisted living apartments into regular apartments.  I would appreciate your thoughts on this important issue. Here is the link to the full story:

http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-assisted-living-residents-told-to-move-because-of-apartment-conversion/490393054

 

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New Year 2017

New Year 2017

N = Nasty weather, January brings

E = Early nights, the tea kettle sings

W = Windy cold, the oven dings.

Y = Yucky coughs & flus make us ill,

E = Everyday dressed in layers still,

A = Absent is snow’s fun thrill,

R =Radiates through bones, the chill.

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My Blessed Miracles

My Blessed Miracles – My Letter to Jesus

Life have thrown some shocking curveballs my way! Some have been so wonderful, for example, the birth of my brother, meeting my husband, the birth of my daughter and meeting a cousin who seemed long lost to me. All were uniquely special in their own way. My only sibling, my brother was born almost twelve years after me! His birth was my first major answered prayer! It seemed about as likely to me as Elizabeth giving birth to Abraham, yet it happened!

I was always being told that it was highly unlikely that anyone would want to marry me, yet it happened. I often felt like the demon possessed man that You encountered – the one everyone ran from. You were discouraged from talking to him. Yet, these are the type of people that you did make time for – the ones nobody else gave the time of day! Someone gave the time of day and gave me his name. I love this man with all my heart! Thank You that the other phone was busy because he may never have called me. If call waiting had been around, I may not be married today!

Several doctors told me that I would never be a mother, yet it happened. I did not know I was pregnant, but I gave birth to a baby girl that I love more than life. This baby was over eight pounds in spite of no special pre –natal care. This was a secret prayer of mine to be a mother. You blessed me!

After twelve years, a long lost cousin was able to make contact with me. This may not seem very miraculous, but she did know my married name, nor my correct address! Yet, it happened; her letter found me! And so began a very special friendship that lasts to this day. Would the post office be so sharp today? I wonder!

Last May, a nurse made a terrible error. Two months of medication went into my system at once! The EMT’s failed to see the seriousness of the situation. They did not treat it as an emergency! They traveled at regular speed with traffic. In fact, my husband arrived faster than I did! The E.R. doctor saw that I was in serious trouble though. I tried to talk to Barry; I could not figure out why I saw a white light over his shoulder! Suddenly, I felt as if I was falling through a cave toward the white light. Suddenly, I heard a voice. The voice asked me if I wanted to stay or go be with my parents {in Heaven} I saw my daughter. Without a second’s pause, I told God that I wanted to stay with my husband and daughter, but I asked for his help. Instantly, I heard my husband’s voice calling me. While I was not out of the woods, I was never that close to death again! However, I spent four days in the ICU. This may seem like a hallucination brought on by the overdose, yet it happened.  I know this in my heart. Upon reflection, I am a little surprised that I so emphatically wanted to stay here, but you told me that I had more to do. I have heard some say who had a near death experience that they wanted to stay with You. They asked to do so.

I have learned from experience. As I face another challenge, I ask for your help in advance Jesus! I need your help again.  You are more than Great enough to meet all of my needs. I thank you for the help you have provided already! You know the desires of my heart!

 

Your loving daughter