How many times have I been in my knees, begging God to fix me and everything?? Begging.
How many times have I cursed God, thrown vile swear words at Jesus, God, whoever for not fixing me and the world?,( in my timing and in ways that I could see it)
How many times have I asked the name of Jesus, God, and angels to save me and keep my eternal soul?
I love angels and they love me!
Sometimes they show this love by interfering.
Do I believe?
I say yes, but I must try to do so at times.
Praise the Lord for making me a girl that is becoming a woman!!
Why do I see through these eyes
What dare I stand witness being
Will these lessons return
Was it worth this pain
The endless cycle of suffering
Paying the Riverman to cross
Might as well just be swimming
For I'm already drowning
So much can be done
And all will pass
A student and child
Stuck till the light sets at last.
@Susan R pain levels are very stable. I have been getting these ‘jolts’ Of my nerves waking back up, those have been interesting.
Earlier this afternoon I was experiencing a pretty satisfying tingle and that actually turned out to be the packing trying to come out. It has been the weirdest pain yet .
I can’t wait to experience the new exciting sensations to learn how my body is recovering. I do know that I’ve been luck with almost minimal swelling and only bruising noted to my ‘taint’ area. Currently, just laying in the hotel bed catching up on 90 Day Fiancé with my best friend. Debating a nice Benadryl and Tylenol cocktail later for sleep!
Any questions you can think of, I don’t mind trying to answer based off of my personal experiences!
I love this thread, but found it harder to answer than I thought Shay. Possibly because over the years my ex made me choose between my passions and her, and I always chose her. 😨
My biggest passion first and foremost is for my kids and family. 💖 My children are amazing and I love them to bits. I also have 4 sisters fairly close in age and regularly think we are unknowingly starring in some unscripted black comedy due to the almost constant drama in our lives.
Outside of that my position as a Christian minister and the privilege that my faith enables me to help others through some of the best and worst times of their lives.(This is very personal to me, but happy to chat privately if folks are curious about it)
D&D - getting together in person or online and being part of a creative story where almost anything can and will happen. So much fun!
Ultimate frisbee - though I haven't played in over a decade I still deeply love the sport and throwing a disc around with my friends. I never go anywhere without a disc in the car, just in case...
Swimming - Whether it's in the sea, a river, or a loch I cannot wait to get wet once I discover somewhere with open water. It may be cold when you dive in, but once you're acclimatised nothing beats it for me and I always feel amazing afterwards.
At the bottom I would actually place my most common hobbies: gaming, reading and binge watching films, TV and YT Series - I do them for escape and some introverted social connection but am not really passionate about them specifically but I certainly wouldn't want my life without them.
Thanks all! Been a pretty decent day. Packing decided it wants to start coming out. So a little extra reinforcement and all is well. I think my surgical team gets a kick out of my concerns, all have been benign.
Going to enjoy a good meal tonight and sleep up for tomorrow. Pretty exhausted today!
I think some of you already know my fascination with nature, but my main passion now is birds. Not just feeding or watching them, but "chasing" them and, most interesting, learning as much as I can about their lives. This started in 2014 and at one point I was spending almost every waking moment watching, reading or chasing them. Chasing means traveling miles and hours to catch sight of a rarity or exploring environs different than our own neighborhood to find different species. Lately, I am less obsessed and haven't traveled as much but it's not unusual for me to load up the car with binoculars, scopes and cameras and spend the whole day driving around looking for great sightings.
In the east, birding is largely a summer sport but to my total surprise, here on the west coast it's a year-round venture. Yes, the birds fly south, but there's a whole different batch that summer in Canada and the Arctic that also fly south.... to here! So, in the summertime, birding is about migrating songbirds, but in the winter there are millions of waterfowl and sparrows here. It's a funtastic hobby and I'm always [too] eager to answer questions and educate, lol. I'm not an expert but I've crammed a lot of learning into a few short years.
Sandhill crane w/cygnet (not my photo) Sandhill cranes have been around for at least 2.5 million years
If my Chautauqua Series is able to?start up again after Clovis there is a girl who plans to do a program on the American home appliances from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s. For those not familiar?with Chautauquas they are first person living history where the presenter is usually a well known person and you learn so much more about that person. This girl would be a generic housewife. We have had usually 2 a month every month for 14 years until covid came. We do it as a donation basis and have musicians open with period music. We have a wide range of people from George Washington to robin Williams Tecumseh to sacagawea. Jesse James to rosemary Clooney carry nation to general Dwight eisenhower Beethoven to solar schlindler Laura singles wilder to Walt Whitman. Sorry I miss these shows they are fun and enjoyable.
I find that an unusual but very intriguing hobby! The first time I heard of it was a boy guesting on a TV talk show (was it Ellen? Leno??). They're interesting machines that transformed the American home and housework. I once sold Rainbows and got to see one of the very early models.... all steel and weighed a TON. No more nerdy than my fascination with bridges, lol❣️
Not true, the Trump family has been doing pretty well propping up failing properties with government handouts.
There were also some choice short-term gains for billionaires and the stockholders of huge corporations (i.e. campaign contributors).
The rest of us are kind of boned though.