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I thought since it seems are lives are so difficult and sometimes on the negative side. Maybe we might just start acknowledging blessings each day. Maybe this will help us keep ourselves from falling into all the negative. Like today I am blessed because I noticed my patience is getting better. I hope you all can see at least one blessing a day. Even though we have many we sometimes don't think about or see. May God Bless.

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That is wonderful, Smeshque! It's so nice to get out and have a little fun, isn't it? Glad you had that time.

Today was a day full of blessings. A dentist appointment went better than I had expected. I had two nice walks, one downtown during the morning during which I popped into a thrift shop and browsed, and one evening walk to a local park and back. My dad and I had a nice time reading together and then watching TV.

Thanks, Lord!
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Took Mom to get her hair done today. She really likes it and it made her feel good. Then she had a Dr. appointment of which her lab work is all good. Took her to lunch and had just a girls day out. Thank you Lord.
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I'm blessed to have the opportunity and time to spend with both my parents...who still live on their own...who still recognize me as their daughter...who appreciate every gift the Lord has given. Time is so fleeting. This site has blessed me with awareness that I am not alone and to treasure these moments...the enjoyable as well as the challenging. Blessed Be!
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Yay!! What a blessing Sue. God is Great and Faithful, isn't He?
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What timing (God's faithfulness) that brought a bit of extra money into the bank account JUST when we needed to buy 4 new tires, 2 new shock absorbers, a new battery, pay the mechanic and have gas money to drive this old car (223,000 miles) around for another year!

Praise God for He always provides when it's necessary.
Thank you 🙏🏼
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Another day to try and do better. Another day to try and love the Lord God with all my mind, heart and soul.
Thank you Lord.
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Thank you Rosses. Hope all is well as possible with you and your Mom. Always praying for you.
Sue- Rosses said it all. So glad God gave you the strength and courage to do what you need to do. And best wishes and prayers for you in this next part of your journey.

Ya'll I cannot express the gratitude I feel for the Lord's mercy this day. We just arrived home from Mom's birthday trip. She is fast asleep. I am about ready to sleep. It was a wonderful trip. We saw some amazing and beautiful Lord's creations. And we saw some really wonderful places and did some fun things. All over too fast of course.
But, we all needed that and it did us good. Mom had the best time and she just was so amazed with all we saw and did.
What a huge blessing for us this was. Now back to reality. I am planning another small trip in November and Lord allowing we will go. I personally am a homebody, but she loves to travel. So I do it for Her and my Dad who did not like to travel, but wanted Her to.

Much love an prayers for you all and I am blessed also that my aging care family is here. Thank you Lord.
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Sue,

Congratulations in taking the first steps towards your freedom from work! I know leaving part of your previous life behind (yes, I’m already calling it ‘previous’! :) is not easy, specially for someone that cares about others like you do. But it will be so good for you Sue! And it is YOU time.

About your son, I’m not even going to start trying to imagine what you’ve gone through all these years, but all I know is that as human beings all we can do when we face something that seems to be an impossible, is to pray and find a way to pray with absolute TRUST in God, with the conviction that He will provide. Although it seems very hard to believe that God is handling the situation when we honestly see no signs of His intervention. But He is, and He is also always listening to your prayers. There is no more powerful prayer than the prayer of a mother for her child, God’s ears always welcome those prayers that come from the deepest and most sincere love. The love of a mother.

Keep praying, consistently, vehemently, with FAITH, the faith that ensures us that God is able and always willing to help us. Be patient, and find peace in your heart in knowing that God is present, is listening and will act.

May that peace allow you to embrace your new stage of life and make the best out of it. Retirement is a great moment to re-assess what we really want to accomplish in life, what we want to experience and how we want to impact others’ lives. I’m sure you’ll make great choices as to what to make out of your “freedom” years! :)
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Smeshque,

Happy Birthday to your dear mom! And so glad you’re all enjoying this trip. That is truly a great blessing!
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The hard part is now over. After a prayer in the car, I went in to my patient's home yesterday and told his parents that I'm retiring. The poor husband, (who looks after his 62 year old wife with Stage 3 Alzheimer's AND their 25 year old autistic, epileptic son who functions at a 3 year old level), looked panicked, his wife started crying. Very hard but a necessary step for me.
It's so hard to do something for yourself when others get hurt in the process. Thank God I got through it.

Next hurdle-last day of work Sept. 20th. 😳 Thankfully we have the Lord to help us through.
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