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   Surfhut  My computer crashed last Saturday. Just got back up and running after work yesterday. Didn't realize how much time I spend online. Anyway, I had to find something to do with all that time. I'm moving January 1 so decided I'd go through some old boxes to see if I really needed to keep everything.

The 1st boxes I went through were things I kept of my son's. Everything was spread out on the living room floor, from his newborn clothes to his college graduation cap & gown & diploma. I started a journal when I realized I was expecting, talking to him, and had time to read it. In the 1st entry, I told him that I only played a part in creating his body. In no way did I create him. Told him that he is God's child, God's creation, and how privileged I was to be his earth mother.

Then I went through my late husband's boxes. He went to Heaven 7 years ago and I have not been able emotionally to look at everything until this week. When I opened the 1st box, I could smell him (his favorite work hat ). Had another trip down memory lane.

What I am trying to say is that I've spent a week in awe of the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I didn't plan any of it. If I had planned it, my life would probably have been a hot mess.

Computer crash resulted in a spiritual check-up that God wanted to give me. What a blessing.
October 24 at 08:20 EST .

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   Linder  Surf, And you are a blessing to us...your reminiscences gave me chills. Don't mean to sound patronizing but your life has always seemed so interesting and you so brave and humble. Good to hear from you again.
October 24 at 19:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  Received today via email.....Blessings - a lovely presentation on being watchful:
October 16 at 16:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  Let us plant a garden
   September 27 at 14:37 EST .

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   Phooey  It takes daily perseverance to hoe those weeds.
September 27 at 19:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Our friend Theresa lost her son in December in a car accident-she has been through heck these past few months. She goes by the cemetery every day and yesterday was the 9 months mark since his death. We saw her getting ready to leave work and she was sad about the day, heading to the cemetery as soon as she clocked out, but she looks great, skin colour is rosy and she even smiles now. Also she has a new grand baby-her first and it is a girl. So we looked at photos of the little beauty-she is 1 month old and the apple of Theresa's eye, for sure. It does my heart good to see her coming back to life. It has been a tough time for her.
September 18 at 07:13 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  "Joy comes in the morning" - like the morning of new life - very restorative. Said a prayer for your friend Birdsnest, such an unimaginable sorrow to lose a child, I'm sure she is grateful for your love and support.
September 18 at 09:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm so sorry for your friend's loss; it's incomprehensible. I will keep her in my prayers. We all need something good to look forward to & it sounds as if her granddaughter arrived at the perfect time to restore her soul.
September 27 at 14:41 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  The other day Phooey said I was missed over here. I had no idea. Took some time off due to illness and have been limiting my computing, but wanting to say thanks to Phooey. Her kindness definitely counts as a blessing.
September 15 at 12:28 EST .

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   Surfhut  I've missed you, too! Hope you are feeling better.
September 16 at 19:42 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  Thanks Surfie, I've missed you all, too. I have medication, but good days and bad days, still. It's a blessing to have a good day.
September 18 at 09:38 EST .

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   Phooey  Carolina Kat, I did because of the thoughtful comments you made on the 'Faith' wall during its early days.

BTW, also recall you had a horse that was in distress? and you asked for prayer. Forgive me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, welcome back! It's a blessing to us.
September 18 at 19:04 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  And there will be no more tears... All the former things will be passed away...
   September 14 at 21:44 EST .

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   Surfhut  Simple pleasures. Remember way back when you prayed for my oldest and dearest friend Karen? She's been through a lot after brain surgery but is really coming back. Last night, for my birthday, she was able to cook dinner for me. She made my favorite thing of hers: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans. She brought out old photo albums from waaaay back and laughed ourselves silly. Such a gift. Such a blessing.
   September 14 at 09:58 EST .

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   Phooey  Awwwww, so sweet.
September 14 at 19:09 EST .

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   NotaBene  Surfhut, I am so happy for your friend Karen. What a lovely way of spending your birthday. Happy birthday!!
September 14 at 21:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Wow!!
September 16 at 20:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's raining! Rain is always a blessing. Have a lovely Sunday, friends.
August 17 at 08:16 EST .

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   Surfhut  Woke up to the blessed sound of rain this morning in OKC. It is so nice to be out of the August blast furnace for at least a day.
September 6 at 08:54 EST .

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   Surfhut  7:00 on Friday evening. Enjoying a glass of wine, some beautiful pasta and salad, after working hard all week.
August 15 at 20:06 EST .

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   NotaBene  What a nice way to unwind from a busy week. I would have added some music, it really relaxes me.
August 16 at 15:06 EST .

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   NotaBene  I have so many blessings, first of all my husband of 43 years, it is a blessing to share my life with him. My children and grandchildren, my faith, and last but not least my 93 year old mother. She has been a wonderful mother and a good friend all my life.

When I was young my mother taught me to always count my blessings; to be thankful for what I had and not worry about what I did not have.
That was a great advice.
August 11 at 12:31 EST .

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   Straitpath  Thanks, NotaBene for your uplifting comment.
August 12 at 21:10 EST .

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