Friday, February 10, 2012

♥ Thank You ♥


You amazed me.

You comforted me.

You prayed for my family and me.

You blessed me.





I don't even know how to thank you for all of your kind words.

Words of support.

Words of encouragement.

Words of love.

I wish I could give each and every one of you a great big hug.




The stories you shared with me were heartbreaking
yet uplifting,
knowing that we share something else in common.
I was stunned at the number of you who are walking this path with me
or have done so in the past with your own parents.
The advice, suggestions, and information that you passed on to me
will be taken to heart and heeded.
It's such a comfort to know that there are friends out there who
will give me gentle direction
should I lose my way on this journey...

Please know that I treasure each and every one of you.
Know that God loves each and every one of you beyond comprehension.

Know that you are very special

and that He placed you on this earth for a very special reason.





From deep within my heart...

I thank you so

and

I thank Him 

for you.



[ Blessings ]





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47 comments:

  1. Ahh Laurie!
    You are just the sweetest....<3 God does place people in our lives at just the right time huh? :)
    Love you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxoxoxoxo,
    Shellagh

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  2. I have to go back to your previous post as I missed it. Hope all is well with you, Laurie.

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Just remember, we're always here!
    xox
    Cheryl

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  4. Oh Laurie! I just read your last post and cried. I am so sorry for what you are going through right now. I am so close with my own mom and can only imagine how difficult this all must be! Please know that you are definitely in our prayers as you embark on this new chapter in your relationship and we trust with you that HE will carry all of you through it with His infinite comfort and grace.
    Blessings to you friend and thank you for sharing this at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  5. Oh gosh, Laurie, I'm just catching up with your posts. How difficult for your family! I will keep you in my prayers and ask God to keep you strong by remembering your Mom as she truly is. Deep inside, she loves that you are there for her.
    - Susan

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  6. We will be praying for you and your family. Just know we are sending lots of hugs from Louisiana :)

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  7. There is a reason that we have all connected here in blogland. To share our joys and our trials. To laugh, to cry and to pray. He knew you would need others to help you through this. ;)

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  8. I went back to your previous post and I have to say you are not alone ...You are strong and you know how to love ; love is all that matter ...
    Paring for you and your family!
    You are amazing, Laurie

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  9. What a wonderful poat. Please know that you are special and an inspiration to so many.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  10. Thank you for your kind words, Laurie. You know, my dad's been gone for two years now and it seems like just yesterday. I look for signs of him everywhere. This morning as I sat at my computer the sunlight made a small rainbow prism on my right hand as it streamed through the window. I knew it was my dad and that in Heaven he is whole again, that the Alzheimer's that took him away from us only robbed us of his physical form not of his spirit.

    Thank you so much for the personal note you sent. You are a very special person and your words meant more than you can ever imagine.

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  11. Laurie,
    Your gift of a grateful heart has blessed me in amazing ways! Know that God, truly, has placed all of us in your life for a reason...or a Season. You will never walk alone @ Heaven's Walk for He has given you a support of Christian Sisterhood. I praise God for you. If there is any way I can ever be of help to you, feel free to call on me. I'm only a blog post, an e~mail, or a face book comment away!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Dear Laurie
    Your story brought me to tears just know that this is one more person praying on your behalf. For peace for comfort and for grace over your emotions. The love you have for them spills over what a precious blessing you are to us.

    xoxo
    Kate

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  13. I'm there if you ever need it. ~ Maureen

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  14. You're a friend, Laurie. I will continue offer whatever support I can.
    xoxoRosemary

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  15. You are probably the sweetest blogger I've met in this journey. What's not to love and support? Be strong and courage will follow. xo wendy

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  16. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Laurie. I can only imagine your pain...hugs..Debbie

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  17. Right back at you Laurie!! Praying that you have an amazing day today.
    xoxo

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  18. Dear Laurie!
    I hope det very best for your mother and your family...I can't imagine how you must feel...

    Lots of love and strenght from Sweden/Malin

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  19. Love and blessings for you darling.....happy weekend....xxx...

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  20. laurie, your story has reached me and moved me. i feel you and am praying for extra reserves of strength for you all.

    michele

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  21. Laurie, I have learned how much we are blessed when we are able to uplift, encourage, and support others in need during some of their darkest hours. God often puts strangers into our path to assist us during the most difficult journeys. My prayers are with you.

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  22. Always LOVING YOU GIRL! Praying every night!! xoxokathee

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  23. Excited to find you via the Linky Blog Hop! I'm a new follower! Hope you can come visit mine: http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ - Tera

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  24. New Linky follower! Can I get a follow back please? Thanks!

    Tammy

    http://luckyemeraldsreviews.blogspot.com/

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  25. We all are here to help each other.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  26. I am only a comment, email or phone call away!
    Have a nice day,
    xo
    Sandi

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  27. i will continue to keep your beautiful mother and family in my prayers.

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  28. Hello! I read this and it hit me, I wonder if my children, especially my daughter feels this way about me. i'm young, 54 today, but I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer end of sept. my daughter goes with me to every appt, every treatment, i catch her looking at me. I catch all my kids looking at me, and I wonder, are they remembering me when i was stronger, when i could get up easier, when i didnt have ivs in my arms, when i didnt have a port sticking out of my chest, when I didnt have to carry a case of pills???? its quite sad actually.

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  29. I'm a new Linky follower. I'm so sorry to read your news about your mom. I can barely imagine what you are going through. I lost my mom to cancer and it was so hard to see her wasting away. But I am so thankful that she committed her life to Jesus before she died. I know I will see her again. Have said a prayer for you & your family, that you God will give you strength and patience and joy in the midst.

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  30. I'm so sorry laurie, you and your mom and family are in my prayers. It is so hard to see our parents slowly slip away. My mom is going through a very rough patch and I'm not sure I am strong enough to go through the loss of another parent.
    We need to stay strong for them.. Lots of love and a big hug to you!
    XO
    Kristin

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  31. Laurie,

    I love your new blog design!! Love the new banner and I see you are now using link within. Don't you just love it? It makes it much easier to navigate and see other stories that I might have missed.

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Hugs, Sandy

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  32. Lynn @ www.etsy.com/2becherishedFebruary 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    I am so sorry you have to walk the path so many of us have endured. When it gets bad TRY to remember that your Mom is somewhere inside and her actions are the disease and not her.

    As a caregiver you must look after yourself. If you don't, you will break and thebn you will need looking after - it's hard but you need to take care of yourself first.

    I wish you strength and peace on this terrible journey.

    Just holler if you need to talk to someone who has gone down this path with her Mother.

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  33. my mom was just diagnosed with this last week. she is in the very early stages so i know that the worst is coming....

    hang in there....

    xo, cindy

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  34. Laurie, you are very gracious! I love that quality in people! Take good care of yourself. You are in my prayers.

    xo
    MC

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  35. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  36. Hi Laurie,
    I just read your last post on your Mom and I am so sorry!
    I know that this is such a difficult thing for you and your family, and I will keep you all in my prayers!
    Much blessings to you,
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  37. I read your previous post...and after wiping the tears from my face...I just wanted to say my heart goes out to you and your family...as well as my prayers.

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  38. I loved you post. So sweet.I am now following you on Linky follower. I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  39. Hi Laurie
    So sorry to hear of your trials right now with your mom... it is hard to see our parents grow old knowing their time is so limited here, with us. Praying God's hand on you and your family during this hard time with strength and joy knowing He has already made the path you are about to walk.
    Blessings today - this day we celebrate love.
    Rebecca

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  40. You are very sweet. God bless you and your family!!

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  41. Laurie,

    This is a beautiful posting. It's good to see that you have so much support and love. We walk with you on this journey. I love your gorgeous grain sack heart pillows! Did I mention that I love your new blog banner!

    Have a beautiiful week.

    ~Sandy

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