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All about good times and bad times, likes and dislikes, and anything else I can think of!


I am a very happy, content person...but it wasn't always that way. A lot of my life was an uphill battle! I was a miserable teenager-very shy and scared of everything and everyone! I realize now that I was suffering from a type of anxiety disorder. I spent most of my time reading...I lost myself in books. I became each heroine, and so was happy for a brief time.

I managed to get through high school and things did get better for a while. Pretty soon after high school, I met someone that I thought I loved and we married. It was a mistake. Before I was twenty, I was a divorced mother. But, as often happens, something wonderful did come from this son! He is my best friend and the light of my life! He is 24 now, and an artist and writer.


I, too, am an artist...I paint and sculpt. I am a member of the Mississippi Craftsman's Guild, and a registered folk artist. I consider myself very fortunate...what could be better than doing something you love, and actually getting paid for it (occassionally, anyway)!?! Because I have Multiple Sclerosis, I do not get out that much...and art is a lifesaver. It is my therapy and my passion. I would be lost without it!

I would also be lost without my mom and dad! They have given me so much...not just financial support, although they have surely given me that! They have given me moral and emotional support; have always stood at my side, whether they agreed with me or not. They gave me a strong foundation, so that I am able to face the hardships in my life with hope and a positive attitude! From the depths of my heart, I thank them...they are the best people I know!

You know, life is funny...sometimes the things that we think should make our lives miserable, bring us the most joy. My marriage-certainly a miserable time in my life-brought me Sebe. My illnesses-certainly restricting and sometimes painful-have enabled me to do what I find the most satisfying, and also have caused me to have to live at home, thus allowing me to spend time with my parents. This is something that our culture frowns on, unless there is a very good reason. And I find that very sad; I cherish the time I get to spend with my folks! I have found that with an open mind, a positive attitude, and God in my life, I am happy...of course, I have so much more than that! Cell I guess I just want to say that life is good that sometimes it scares me! I'm almost afraid to admit to my happiness, because it might be taken away. I know that this is foolish, but fears are unexplainable. I also believe that we only have two choices in this life...we can be happy or unhappy. I choose to be happy! Not every moment of every day, perhaps, but over all. It takes work, but what could be more worthwhile?

Let me tell you a little about Multiple is a very interesting and unpredictable disease. It affects the central nervous system and the brain. Nerves are insulated with something called Myelin...MS attacks the Myelin, causing the nerve impulses to become distorted. Each person's symptoms are unique, depending on where the damage is. MS can cause blindness, paralysis, deafness, name it, MS can make it happen! I always say, if I don't like how I feel today, I'll just wait til tomorrow, cause I'm bound to feel different! Of course, I am one of the lucky ones...most people don't know there's anything wrong with me, just by looking. I also have migraines with auras, and TMJ Disorder...I'm telling you this, because I have put links to pages about these illnesses here! Just didn't want you to get confused! lol!


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At the beginning of this year I decided that I was going to learn three new things before the end of the year...Tai Chi; French; Meditation. Well, I'm not doing so good in those areas, but I have learned HTML!! That's gotta count for something! I put links to some sites about those three things here anyway...maybe that'll spur me on!!!


God's Gift

And God said "No."
He said it was not for him to take away,
but for me to give up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
And God said"No."
He said her spirit is whole,
her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
And God said "No."
He said patience is a by-product of tribulations.
It isn't granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
And God said "No."
He said he gives me blessings,
happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me pain.
And God said "No."
He said suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to Me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow
And God said "No."
He said I must grow on my own.
But he would prune me to make me fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
And God said "No."
He said I will give you life,
that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others,
as much as he loves me.
And God said, Ah, finally you have the idea.

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