Thank you all for your sweet, kind, understanding...you are lovely people...;o)
Life is difficult for each of us in different ways...it is in finding the good that would not have happened except that the bad happened that we find peace...the good things following are not necessarily caused by the bad events but are a kind of flowing from them. Jealousy is one of the most stupid things because the only reason we would think someone has such a life that seems perfect is because we don't know them well enough to know what burdens they bear or have born.
Our child...a daughter...did arrive home safely...happy to be home...and went on to build a good life...not perfect...but with renewed appreciation of family and faith...she is also the one we lost to eternity almost 12 years after she returned "You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings"...she bought that on a CD for me and made me sit near her while we held each other and bawled. She was a treasured gift...whose life was short but not without purpose. One absolutely wonderful trait of hers...something this world needs more of...she always took absolute responsibility for her own actions...never blamed anyone or anything else...I am still very proud of her for that...;o)
Carol, Donna, Rosanna, Marion...I hope I haven't missed anyone...I am sooo happy that I decided to post at this site...;o) I have learned that...from cursory observation at other scrapping sites also...that scrappers are, as a whole, just plain NICE people who know what real love is!!!
P.S. The only book I have ever felt complete confidence in recommending was written by a Rabbi..."When Bad Things Happen to Good People". I always believed in a Supreme Being...A First Cause...God...but after reading that book I fell in love with God...;o)
Sorry to be so long-winded...but I do hope there are no more of those horrible nightmares...;o(
A son in Iraq...a young husband and father dying...a child wandering out of a store or missing in some other way.....then you will understand when I say I am no stronger than any one of you. We are women...my DH believes that women really do play most of the mentally demanding roles in life and that we are tougher than most men...;o)
Let me just wipe my eyes...what stories...
First I want to say to wonder..what a great idea and so thoughtful of you..and you picked a perfect person to honor by their making...Our croppie is indeed a very special person
her heart is full of love and wit and charm and Im so glad to call her my friend..
When we talk to our friends on line we just never know what tragedy they have had in their lives..as with Carol and Rosana..I dont have any words to say to you except the one thing I have learned beyond a shadow of a doubt...God never puts more on us than He gives the strength to bear...thanks so much for sharing...it makes us even closer friends and you may never know who you have helped along the way with your words..God Bless Each and Every One of our SBM family. (((((BIG GROUP HUG)))))
My Buddy's Are Crops2dawn, Sue, Eye, Eng, Smiley, Kimbob, PKDoll and Autistic Wonder
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Ok I got the HIBBIE JIBBIES ALL OVER ME BODY!!! Nancy!! You dear sweet women! I am sooo happy you told us your story, like Jazz says that is how we get to know each other, we all know many happy times in scrapping, but its the sad things that we keep to ourselves and do not display them on a layout! (thank God that could be soooo depressing) but just telling a bit of your story helped us get to know you better! We All do have sadness in our lives and it helps to talk about them sometimes. I am sooo happy your girl came home and conquered things she should of never had to deal with! Then to loss her all over again, must of been....well there are no words I can say, I am so sorry!
But Nancy you found a great group of people willing to listen anytime you feel like talking, we are ONE BIG FAMILY here!!! and YOU are part of it now whether you like it or not! LOL
PS dont ever feel like you typed a book, I do it all the time, and the peeps in here dont mind it at all!!! They may say I am a little of me rocker sometimes, but hey arent we all????
My Buddies: Jazz, Smile, Sue, Eng and Eye "CHILLS", Poppabob, PKdoll, Onie, Pickngrin
My goodness, I am still trying to catch up from the past week and find myself in awwwwwwww of all the news and new threads. Nancy, I can not imagine having my child missing but I certainly know how it feels when they're gone. I still remember the lose of my Donnie. I am blessed with still having both my parents.
I have to share this little story. Last week, my 3 yr old nephew (Chandler) escaped his house. He actually removed the screen from his front room window and got out. A neighbor returned him. That little guy is always escaping and is a full time job for my brother and family to keep track of him. Kids are so fast!
I love our cyber family and so proud of everyone here. It's nice to know we can cry together and laugh together.
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My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob !
I'm going to READ the book "When BAD things happen to GOOD people"..I've heard of it before and so I think twice is the charm to finally read it. Don't what time three to hit to wake me up to read it!! THANKS NANCY for the wonderful sharing!! HUGGGGGYS!!!
Marion, when I received the final word on both of our boys condition called "AUTISM"..my first response was..."OH..THANK YOU Heavenly FATHER..they will never have to go to war" My husband sank into depression but I rejoiced. My heart feels for you and how hard this has to be on you with a son in IRAQ. I will add him to my list of those to pray in earnest about!!! With prayer, I never get a busy signal!! HUGGGGGZ GIRL!!
Jazz, I JUST ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU, APPRECIATE ALWAYS any comments you make!! ALWAYS uplifting and come from GREAT STRENGTH!! THANKS!!! HUGS!!
CROPS...I think we need to serve some of your famous "ROOTBEER" here!!LOL.. You big HEART!!!!!! This was inspiring!!!
I'm deeply moved by all the thoughts and comments shared!!! ROSANA..sorry to hear of your HUSBAND but GRATEFUL to share in your STRENGTH!!!!
HUGGGGS ALL AROUND!!! To Pray for each other is a GREAT gift!!
I think Nancy72 has really made us painfully aware of the bad things that can happen to our kids reguardless of how hard we may try!! THanks for sharing what's RIGHT with the world too!!!
Thanks Wonder, Actually my son is back home now. He injures his back pretty bad while there, so eventhough he is still in the service, I am not sure if they would send him back, but if he does, I know God will be with him again. Thanks all of you for being such wonderful friends!
I've just read through this twice trying to take it all in. It is both heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. You are all amazing.
My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa
Crops dear!!!! Thank you sooo much for this ID mask I still use it! i prepared my stefy's class id !!!! and i am soo happy to use this mask thanks again!!!!
Iam trying to use my sbm program in a pc, because my mac is still sick in the apple care so iam sooo happy too to use it again ! is sooooo easy and quick so PLEASE SBM team!!! try to prepare or convert this great program to MAC users!!!!!!
Sacannon, Granny, Marion, Eye, OnieRN, *Eng*,Rosana,Angelwithin, Jamiept son mis amigas!!!!!