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Gratefuls for Saturday
Posted by Beverly on 8/26/2017, 7:52 am
Posted by Beverly on 8/26/2017, 11:57 pm, in reply to "Gratefuls for Saturday"
got paperwork done |
Mom might come to dinner tomorrow
Murrays using the new chair
I like thinking about Riley & Bandit
friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, car works well
Posted by Paula on 8/26/2017, 10:08 am, in reply to "Gratefuls for Saturday"
This work week is over. I seldom have to work with children anymore but have had to deal with the very unsafe situation of an infant born to one of my patients last Friday. Neglect, volatility, mental illness, totally unsafe environment for this wee one. Finally got our team together on one page and, with the help of the police got CPS involved. I cried all Thursday night because of how helpless I felt. Now I know we've done what we can do and hope the infant is safe now. |
Bourbon...helps me through the above nights
My new tatoo of the Eiffel Tower
Krista's wedding photo. What a wonderful life they have created.
Posted by shirley on 8/26/2017, 8:56 am, in reply to "Gratefuls for Saturday"
grateful for all of you today |
for not being in the path of the hurricane this morning and praying for the folks who are
cool air...grateful for my new hvac system
for my faith...was sent to Nashville to the Vanderbilt MS center for an evaluation this week because my health is really diminishing and I was diagnosed with very progressed form of MS now. The 2 specialists were very honest and wanted me in a care facility now or living with family but neither are a possibility. I don't have the $ for assisted living, and no family member wants to take on this task, and i understand. They would not even help with dad's care but not because they didn't love him, or me, just unable emotionally to take on the responsibility of a full time caregiver. I am ok though. My faith runs deep and I feel sure that God will provide what I need as i move forward. I am ok today, and am living in this one day...tomorrow is in God's hands. So I am not doing well as far as my health goes, but I am ok inside. The scripture that describes my life right now perfectly is the one that says...though outside my body is wasting away, but inwardly God is renewing me daily by his grace. I normally would be an emotional mess right now, but instead, I feel God's peace and joy. I can't conjur that up on my own...so i know he is giving me the peace that passes all understanding. So grateful. I had been praying for healing for a while now and I hoped my health would improve but God knew the part of me that truly needed healing was inside...my depression, and my crushed spirit. He knows what we need and I am so grateful for what he is healing within. So things are not ok, but I am ok...if that makes sense to anyone.
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Just now reading this...
Posted by Cindy on 8/27/2017, 1:28 pm, in reply to "mine...please read"
Sweet Shirley I am so sorry to read that your MS is progressing. I know you are strong in your faith and that will see you through any storm. Do you know any of your neighbors at the condo that can come help if you need them? Wish we all lived closer to you so we could help. Love you sweet friend and will keep you in my prayers.. |
Posted by Beverly on 8/27/2017, 12:03 am, in reply to "mine...please read"
I am so sorry to hear that your MS has progressed so much. I wish I had a magic wand. I have the next best thing, however,... it's a prayer. I am praying that God is holding your hand. |
You are such a longtime dear friend. We here at FSF probably know the daily part of our lives better than anyone
I am sending you a hug & prayers, dear friend.
Sending my love thoughts and prayers
Posted by Krista on 8/26/2017, 4:05 pm, in reply to "mine...please read"
I wish I had a magic wand, Shirley. I am so sorry to hear you are suffering and I hope God comes up with a solution for you. I'm sure He will.|
I am so sorry
Posted by Delta on 8/26/2017, 3:12 pm, in reply to "mine...please read"
that you are having such health issues. I am grateful that God has answered prayers for healing and gave you want you needed, though you didn't get what you or we wanted. I hope that there is a way for you to get the care you need soon. Like Paula has said, let us know how we can be there for you. I feel that we can share most anything with this group that we wouldn't necessarily be able to share with other people in our lives, but still sometimes we hesitate to ask for what we really need. Don't hesitate. Let us know, please.|
Shirley, how can we be there for you?
Posted by Paula on 8/26/2017, 10:05 am, in reply to "mine...please read"
What is most helpful? |
This is hard to hear, for you and for all of those who love you.
Posted by shirley on 8/26/2017, 4:07 pm, in reply to "Shirley, how can we be there for you?"
already help with starting each day finding something to be grateful for. I've learned thru the years how essential that is and it is a good alternative to a pity pot. Prayers, of course, and listening thru the years has been a blessing, when i've gone thru something hard. it also helps that you all are very real on here, good or bad and we just accept each other, warts and all. That's hard to find.|
Posted by Cindyh on 8/26/2017, 3:07 pm, in reply to "Shirley, how can we be there for you?"
I wish you had family you could be with. I am the only one that can care for Mom and I would have it no other way. I can't imagine if she didn't have care. I'm so sorry. What I love is your strength in faith. You've always had that and it will serve you well. If you need me or need to talk please let me know. I'll email you my number in case you lost it. Much love|
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