I am proud of everyone on this board

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
I am proud of everyone on this board
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Wed, 07-11-2012 - 5:41am

Ladies:  I am proud of ALL of you and myself too.   

We didn't choose to loose our loved one but lost them we did, and just think of all the new things we have each learned.   I know for me, it wasn't by choice but when I think of basically being in a house with NO electric the better part of 8 days,  temps close to 100 degrees and yes, I was grouchy at times, but I took care of myself and puppy.   I woke up each day, if I even got any sleep in a hot house, and I faced that challenges of the day.   Whether it was getting ice for the cooler or making sure I had spare batteries for the flashlight, calling to get siding that flew off the house replaced,  I did it ladies.  I did what needed to be done to keep the household running.

I know all of you have had things to face too, and you have done it.

I pray someday I am over the anger and resentment and I can hear my married friends have a full weekend planned with their families and not get the least bit jealous.

As they say in the 12 step rooms of recovery:  I am a work in progress.

Everyone reading this, be so very proud of yourself.

love to all,  Josie

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 6:01pm

~hugs~

Josie, my friend you are an Amazing Woman!

I am Proud of You!

<3

Lorie

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 5:40am

Thanks Lorie but I sure am not always a strong person.   

I am lucky to have 2 stepkids and stepson is the one who physcially comes around and helps some.  In August he spent several hours hanging up 12 windows of new blinds.  

The next house project is having a lot of painting done inside and wallpaper removed from the living room.  I have a guy at church set up for that, alas, he does this on his off days so once he starts, my house maybe tore up for several weeks, but just cope with that one when it comes.

My therapist is not coming back until next week so by the time I see her it will have been 7 weeks.  I have been stronger this year than last long vacation she took when suicide was still a viable option for me.

I hope the move turns out well for you,  I can't imagine even thinking of packing and selling this house, so I am more than OK with staying put.   hugs,  Josie

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 6:58am

You have come a long, long way since you first started posting here.  It is good you have done better than last year whilst your therapist was away. Baby steps forward !

Love

Promise



Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 3:25pm

~hugs~Josie...:smileywink:...

My ds and I love it!

It's our New "Home"!

I still can't believe it!

I packed, loaded, and un-loaded...drove my own truck, that I rented...

I did it!

<3

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 10:24pm

~hugs~

Thanks Kathy,

My ds and I were standing in the kitchen this morning and we were talking about how surreal it ALL is.

We pinched each other (gently)...:smileywink:...lol...yes we really did it!

I am proud Kathy...thank-you so much for reminding me to be...

"We have come a LONG way"...

Nightangel