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Old 07-25-2015, 11:18 AM   #547
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my thoughts are with you and yours... hugs and love to you, gail
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May God give wisdom to know what you can do, strength to accept what you can't do, and wine to help deal with it.
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:54 PM   #550
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #551
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Maggie, bless your heart! It does seem that when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? I wonder...is she on blood thinners? Too much leads to serious problems. We will add her to. Our prayers.

I sense from reading so much of your postings....that perhaps you may. Be a woman who tends to take charge? I do understand that role...as I too have that trait. Present a problem....I think I MUST solve it...just can't help myself...it's in my DNA!

That does add stress to our lives. I am a caregiver by nature, which lead me into nursing for 46 years. But, I was taught that God has a role for each of us, and will provide what we need...no matter how many struggles we face....and HE has. We just need to listen and HE will give the strength and ability to do what is needed. I have no doubt...you will rise to the occasion. Your courage and strength and faith will fortify you and the family. God bless. Evelyn.
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BTW, I just saw posting by Gearheart...so true. One addition, though....a really GOOD wine!! and lots of HUGS!! Evelyn.
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Love this thread

Maggie,

Although I do not have any of the real life problems you are facing currently, I certainly have had and anticipate more issues over which I simply cannot choose an outcome.

My standby prayer is of course known to many....

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

And, I say this more than once daily in one form or another....

Thinking of you....

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BTW, I just saw posting by Gearheart...so true. One addition, though....a really GOOD wine!! and lots of HUGS!! Evelyn.
Of course. Life is too short to drink poor wine, or beer for that matter.
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Thanks, all.

I am a take charge kind of person....stemmed from single parenthood of two at a young age, I believe. We parents know that if the parent(s) are not in charge, one of the children will be. I did my best, and have wonderful adult children, so apparently did at least some things well.

I am also a caregiver by nature, and had a career where I was given major messes. My job was to sort things out, figure out what was going on, create order and a plan for resolution......and then insure to the best of my ability that the plan was carried out. Yep. That was me, and I did it well, but haven't really left my task-oriented nature behind.

I do better letting go than I used to, but there is always that firm self discussion needed. I miss having my husband to hash things thru with.

It is hard, and I must mightily resist the drive........to create order out of any chaos that comes my way. This mess involves grands, and I cannot fix it.

Doug's mom is not on blood thinners, actually on very little medication at all for a woman nearing 100. I will see her in the morning. Just had a text from SD that they are going to do a colonoscopy tomorrow. I hate for her to go thru that, but they can't just let her bleed to death.

Lily and I have had a very long day. Kansas to Nebraska to Missouri to Iowa, across swollen rivers, in and amongst very happy corn and soybean fields, and thru detours for a bridge out on the Skunk river. An extra dose of Iowa gravel road dust on the Interstate today.

Are now parked at the cemetery, where Lily has had a good romp, and will stay here tonight. Found a brand new, extra large roll of paper towels had disgorged itself onto the floor while we were driving.

Doug's rose bush is alive and doing very well. Have trimmed it a bit and tidied things up around his grave....widow things.

They were mowing when I pulled in, gave a nod but otherwise paid me no mind, and I settled myself under my usual tree. The benefits of small, old, rural cemeteries.

My first trip out in the Interstate after Doug died last year was here, for Memorial Day weekend.

Having a larger than usual glass of my favorite Riesling.


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your selfie from Chaco had me smiling all day...thx!!!
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Thanks, Gail. You may never see another.

Saw Doug's mom this am, she looks wonderful and is in great spirits. Can't hardly understand what the fuss is about, as she feels fine, but understands they must to something to address the bleeding.

An amazing woman. She recognized me immediately and seemed genuinely glad to see me.

Colonoscopy is in the am, Doug's sister and daughter are with her, and I am on my way home.


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Safe travels, and hugs, prayers for you and family! Evelyn.
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