Life is good

@weemam (13377)
April 26, 2008 6:42am CST
Hi guys long time no see , as most of you know I was off line for about 5 weeks in total , I haven't written discussion for months but I thought I would let you all know how things are doing. You know too that hubby had a triple bypass almost 2 years ago( in August) yes it is that long ago , and that I almost lost him then , Mum and Dad both have Alzheimer's and are Still in their own home and I am still managing to look after them , and we almost lost Ross 2 years ago now too . well all is good , Mum and dad are getting worse but very slowly at the moment , Jim is doing well too and the enlarged arteries in his tummy and groin are getting worse very slowly too , I don't have to go back to the breast clinic for another 6 months either , Yesterday was Ross's 28th birthday and it was brilliant , We had so much to celebrate , It was a brilliant day and so relaxing and happy , I am truly blessed and just wanted you all to know , take care and be happy as life is too short , Tell the people you love that you love them now , don't wait until it's too late Margaret xx
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Apr 08
Hi Margaret, I was just wondering if you have deleted me from your friend's list as I have not heard from you for so long. Glad that you are living well. You sure are positive. Remain positive and I am sure you will continue to be blessed. Cheers for a happy and cheerful life :)
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@weemam (13377)
29 Apr 08
No way would I delete you pal , I was off line for a month then on a week then off again for 2 weeks lol , I had to take of ALL of my email alerts as I couldn't cope with them all , as you can see I don't have much time to myself now , Nice to hear from you pal , I Hope you are well xxx
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
30 Apr 08
Thanks for the concern, I am well. Just a wee bit busy and feeling lazy.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Apr 08
What great spirit and strength you have, my friend. You've made positives out of what could be seen as negatives here, and I'm full of admiration for your attitude. You've put a smile on my face, for the day! Good news, that the negatives are happening slowly... and I'd like to send you energies and prayers to slow them down even more, my friend, if not stop them altogether. You are truly a deserving case. Brightest Blessings, a big ((((HUGGGGGGGG)))) and thank you for brightening my day, in teaching me how to be positive. Love you! xxxxx
@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
I honestly don't think I could teach you anything pal , You are one of the most sensitive and caring people it is my pleasure to know xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Apr 08
Awwwwwww, thank you for your treasured words, my friend. I'm going to copy them into my book, right now. I do feel that I'm learning every day from my friends, especially my Mylot friends, though. We never stop learning throughout life, my dear friend. xxxx
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
26 Apr 08
Its good to see you happy.All the best.Enjoy the life after so much ups & downs it is worth thinking.Its true that life is short.One must enjoy.Take care of your parents.
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@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
Thank you so much my friend , and I will xxxx
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Welcome back Margaret. Good to hear from you again and so happy that things are going well for you and your family. Wish Ross a happy belated b-day from me. Have a wonderful weekend.
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@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
he said thank you tyc , I hope all is well with you too pal xx
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Hi weemam! I am so sorry that you have to go through all that but at the same glad to learn how much you appreciate life. I agree with you completely that life is so short and I do try my best, even sometimes I want to strangle myself because of so many problems and trials thrown my way, I still can see beauty and happiness within and around me. I do admit sometimes that I don't show how much I love and appreciate some of the important people in my life. Thanks for this post, you have reminded me in a way. Take care and God bless! Have a nice day dear friend!
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@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
Thanks for the lovely response Faith , take care xxx
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I was excited to see your name Margeret! I know I haven't seen you in a long time! I'm sorry to hear that the people you love are getting worse, but glad to hear it is all very slowly so they will continue to be with you for some time. I know being a caregiver is very stressful, even what I do for my client (that is actually pretty easy since she is in her right mind, just can't get around) and my mom, who is in a care facility is enough to leave me beat at the end of the day.
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@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
hiya pal ,, nice to see you again too , I won't say it is not exhausting pal because it is , but it is very rewarding too , lots of love xx
@MichaelJay (1100)
26 Apr 08
Hello Weemam, nice to see you here again, I used to come about a year ago under another account name but I have spent a lot of time elsewhere recently. We too have had our ups and downs and a lot of heartache in different ways with our two girls. One is 30 and married, the other 18 and at college. In their own ways they still affect us a lot but I have had trouble at work and so has my wife. There's ionly 8 years till I retire and I wonder if I'll make it in employment till then. The job signs aren't good. Then I read what you've had to deal with and I feel ashamed for moaning. It's great to hear that things are improving for you. God Bless.
@weemam (13377)
26 Apr 08
don't feel ashamed of moaning pal , we all need a good moan now and again , It takes something like this to really make us appreciate what we have , we have 2 older boys who are now 45 and 2 and 4 gorgeous teenage grandchildren and we get a lot of pleasure from them too. I am so gled we are such a close family , God Bless pal xx xx
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
27 Apr 08
I think you are optimistic. Maybe after going through all these, you realize more about the meaning of life than most of us do. It's true that one will not cherish something until he/she has lost it once. Now most of us are still holding our love and gratitude in ourselves. Sometimes I did feel regreted. I thought if I told he/her that I care, maybe everything will change. Glad that you are enjoying your life. If more people can think in your way, I suppose life will be really better.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 Apr 08
Hi Margaret - nice to see you back here again! We missed you pal. Say Happy Birthday to Ross from me - my youngest son is the same age! You are definitely right - life is too short, and we need to learn NOW to tell people that we love them; if we wait, it could be too late. Grab the chance while you can!
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
hi margaret...you are right...life is too short so we have to enjoy every moment of it...we have to tell the people we love how do we feel bout them... life is full of challenges..it is really complicated...its just up to us how we handle them..lets just be strong and be positive. we must not lose hope...God is always here for us..just dont forget to call Him.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Hi Margaret, I'm glad to see you back here. From what you're writing here, though you have had your share of problems and difficulties you sound like you still have a positive spirit through it all. While my mother didn't have Alzheimer's she did have a lot of other problems and I was her sole caregiver as she refused outside help...she did have depression and perhaps dementia...her mind just wasn't all there and she did pass away August 27th 2006...gee, almost two years now. So I know how trying it is to take care of a parent, and goodness you're taking care of both your parents. I'm glad to hear you were able to do a bit of celebrating the other day for Ross's birthday
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• United States
27 Apr 08
thanks for your inspiration your right life is to short enjoy it while you have it and dont take it for granted i always tell the people i love to them all the time
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@GardenGerty (113589)
• United States
27 Apr 08
This post is just so peaceful and lovely. I am happy for you weemam. I hope things continue brilliantly for a very good long time. Hugs to all of yours and a double hug to you. I wish we had an emoticon for that as well.
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Apr 08
Ok Well first off I am still annoyed with you for not telling me it was my little bruvs birthday yesterday! Second Niamh drew him a card (on a bit of paper we had no card left) and was going to bring that along with that form earlier but we were waiting on Niall coming home - he came home had dinner and went out without leaving the form so they will bring them along tomorrow! lol Anyway as for the rest I know how bad things have been in the past and how much anxiety and stress you have had and it is wonderful for me to see that everything is so much better for you now! I can't wait to feel better and get out and about with you more! Love you Mam and every night I pray that life goes well for you and yours! Hugs xxx
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
26 Apr 08
Hi weemam, It´s great to hear from you again. I´m glad to hear that your family is fine even though they (and you) unfortunately have to deal with health issues. Your energy is truly surprising. I really admire you for looking after your parents so well, that´s probably why they can still live in their own place. You´re right, life is too short to take things for granted. It´s best to live in the present and enjoy every minuite. Hugs and love to you and keep up this wonderful spirit of yours. XXX Dana
@raydene (9874)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Hello Darling Sis I am soooo happy to see you here ...if even for a minute and more happy because the discussion cheered me up oxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Hello Margaret! So nice to see you back again. Spendng time with the ones that matter most is important. I understand how life takes a turn and you have to focus on the ones you love. I send big huggers to you.
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@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
26 Apr 08
Wow, how wonderful that you have so much going on in your life but you can still see the positive side to everything - I think that is fantastic and I praise you sincerely from my heart. It is true that you need to tell your loved ones that you do love them. I was lucky that I was able to do that before my father passed on but I didn't have that opportunity when my sister passed on. Shame but I can do nothing about it, her passing was so incredibly sudden, leaving behind two teenagers who are now beautiful young people with so much love it is wonderful to see. I am glad that you have so much to celebrate and my thoughts go out to you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
5 May 08
I am glad things are going pretty decent with you. It is good to hear from you. Tell Ross, Happy Birthday! Hopefully you can start coming back a little more soon.
@weemam (13377)
5 May 08
Thanks pal , I still get in and read but I never get much time to write discussions , Ross has put in for a flat of his own , I am really going to miss him , xxx
@Bizziebod (3526)
30 Apr 08
Hi weemam, I haven't been on here for a long time myself, i'm glad you had a lovely day and felt you could share it with us here! I tell my daughter every day that I love her, my friends know that I appreciate them as I send them cards and flowers and silly things like that, even if it's just an email card to say hello, at least they know I'm thinking of them! Good luck Margaret, I hope all works out for you