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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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Deborah P. Greg's pond is beautiful! So glad to hear the flood didn't kill the Creeping Jenny (love that plant.)
Hope things are going well for you.
finally got Gregs pond back together, the creeping Jenny survived the flood while everything else died but its looking good
Dear Mary.Jane ... Wishing you a safe journey into a joyous new life with Bob right there with you every step of the way and of course all of us are rooting for you and you are in my prayers. Don't let that feeling of fear fool you as it's generally just excitement and the unknown. I know you will be happy you made the move,
Dear Mary Jane,
I haven't been reading the posts here for a while, so just now read about everything leading up to your flight tomorrow.
I relate completely to everything you wrote about leaving your home with Bob - leaving mine that I shared with Larry for 32 years was also like losing him all over again in a strange different way. Tomorrow Steve and I are going out to lunch for a very special occasion. It was July 2nd 2016 that we actually met face-to-face at the Allentown/Bethlehem Airport in PA. We have agreed to consider this date as our official anniversary, because it was from those first few days together in real space that sprang our present life together.
I know in my heart that the new life that will be greeting you will be fun/scary, exciting/upsetting - all kinds of mixed feelings impossible to describe. But I also know this - you will be fine, because Bob will be with you every minute, just as Larry and Mark have been with Steve and myself.
Oh, and don't forget - you have permanent family right here who will always love you, and never tire of having you share every step of your journey. We all of us are on our journeys too, and the fact that we can all walk this path together is still to me one of the most amazing miracles and blessings in my life.
Be well my friend, and don't be afraid of fear, because feeling that lets you know that you're alive, and still moving forward.
Hugs and much love, Chuck
Good Luck Mary Jane. You have a whole entire group of cheerleaders that will be sending you silent cheers that you will do just fine with the move. I love that you saw the cardinal, that was for sure Bob letting you know he was with you on this decision. I can't say I know how you feel about moving, because I haven't had to do it myself yet. Good luck to Rudy, give him a treat and a nice scratch behind his ears to let him know we are all behind him too in having a nice, safe trip also. We are all here cheering you on.... Looking forward to hearing all about your travels and getting settled in. HUGS!!
Mary Jane let us know when you are all settled, I can understand crying over Bob, you are leaving the house you two shared, but know its just a house and he will forever be with you. The cardinal was surely a sign that all is good and he is rooting you on. I hope the trip is easy for you and you love your new place . God bless you on your new adventure
Mary Jane, you faced a tough battle and you won this one!! You needed the breakdown to plant your new self. You proved you can do what you have to. I hope that this will be the worst for you because it is DONE!! I am also glad you will not be alone. I hope you will share your new adventures. Frankie
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