Sam's Update & Some Good News Dear To My Heart

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Green Grove
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   Posted 3/6/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been very busy, now that my new website is launched.  I have so much marketing and advertising to do to bring more members to the site to interact with each other and start writing/blogging about the issues that are important to them within the "better living" range which is huge. . . Then silly me decides I'm going to pull out boxes, totes and all kinds of crap stored at our house, so I can "organize" it for spring cleaning. . . Now my OCD is in overdrive because my home is a mess, lol.  But here comes the good news :)
I found some old photo albums that my grandmother hid away from my grandfather when my mother died in a house fire when I was a baby, after saving my life.  and I found about 50 pictures of her to add to the only 6 pics I have cherished since I was a kid.  And the best part of it was finding the only photo in existance of her and me together. . . Wow, when I saw that photo, I just bawled cause it means so much to me.  What a wonderful suprise and gift.  I feel very lucky and humbled to have this :)
Besides this piece of wonderful luck, I am busy enjoying the springtime.  Today when I went out the sun was so hot I just layed down on the asphalt drive like I said I would :)  It was relaxing until I tried to get up, lol. . . And grandma even came out and walked with me while I filled the fountain.  I do have so many things to do on the farm like plowing, fencing, taking care of animals, new business ventures, etc.  I will be shingling the roof and a few other things too with a friend, cause who the heck can afford to pay somebody nowdays? lol. . . So if I'm not on here too much, don't think I've forgotten any of you and I will check in from time to time when I work all day. . . Everyone take care and sieze the day this year for your recovery.
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Here is my favorite song of Stevie Nicks that has always enthralled me, but keeps giving me a deeper meaning as time slips by.  Reminds me of my mom and life's long journey that we all face together as a global family.  I love all of you very much.  Thank you for being there for me as friends and so much more.  I will hold you all close to my heart forever :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro :)
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
How awesome for you to find precious photos of your Mom. These truly are irreplacable treasures.

I recently found alot of pictures of my Mom that I was excited to see again. I am the only one in my family it seems that keeps good track of family photos, as I was even able to find precious photos of my Mom with other family members and give them to them at my Moms memorial service. My 16 year old great niece just bawled when I gave her a picture of her and her great grandma.

As I told you before on the message to Mods post, you don't have to worry about being away from the forum. There are other Mods here, myself included, who will be able to take care of the forum. You do what you need to do, and don't worry about the forum, I think the rest of us will be able to pick up the slack no problem.

So what are you doing reading my message, you have work to do!! Get to it, chop, chop!! Don't make me have to get the whip out!!! :) :)

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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
w00t! (dances)

Continued wishes of success, happiness, and peace to you! =)

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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww Sam! :) What wonderful moment that must have been finding your mom's photo! And thank you for letting us know how you are doing. It sounds like you're gonna be very busy taking care of your website and working on things at home. Lots of luck to you! Once again Sam, you are like sunshine on a cloudy day. Your posts always make me smile. Keep on shining my wonderful friend. :)


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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh man I made that same mistake earlier this week of pulling out boxes and now my apartment is driving me nuts because I haven't had time to "organize" and my OCD is in high gear as well.  Guess I know what I will spend my weekend doing.

81 degrees here in St. Charles, MO.  Hope it got as warm in your part of Missouri.

I am sooooo happy for you that you found the photos (most of all the one of you and your Mom).  What wonderful memories for you to find.  Time to buy or make some picture frames and hang some photos Sam.

I'm gonna get onto your website this weekend and check it out closer.  Just haven't had time in the past week since you e-mailed me the site to really check it out.

I hope to get onto chat tomorrow sometime and hopefully you will be there.

Happy Spring to you Sam.

P.S.  Happy to hear you and Grandma got to get out in the fresh warm air and walk today as well.  And, exactly how did you get up after laying down on the driveway?????  HA! HA! yeah tongue yeah


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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
There was /is only one pic of me and Mom as well
I will never lose site of that I was only a babe
in her arms.........

I am so happy for you and Proud of you and all you have gotten done
Yep I know OCD overdrive very well lol

Glad you had a great day with GMA too
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Bro,

I am so happy for you too as of course you know I would be.  I am thrilled you found pictures of your Mom.  I only have one of my Mom and I always hoped she would have been proud of me.   :-)

I love Stevie and that is a great song, what a  heartwarming choice you made it choosing that particular song.  turn

I am laughing at you laying on the ground and poor Gma worrying about how to help you up.  tongue   It actually got up to 49 here today.........soon the kids will be wearing shorts and tank tops again as soon as it hits 50 degrees we think summer is back.

I am loving your site but had trouble accessing tonight.  I will try again in a bit here.

You should be very proud of what you have accomplished.  I am proud of you.

Take care my Bro and no  guilt...............remember it is a  wasted emotion.

You are a good man and a friend to all.

I hope the kindness you've given to others returns many times to you.

Gentle Hugs


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   Posted 3/7/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you have been a busy man and well done for achieving all that you have I am really pleased for you my friend. Really glad you found the photos as a picture says a thousand words and they must mean so much to you. Take care bro and enjoy all that spring brings.


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   Posted 3/7/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
How great is found pictures of your mother. I don't have any pictures whatsoever of my mom or my dad so I guess I'm not so lucky. Everyone that has pictures of them won't even give me one. Shame on them!! lol Anyways, sounds like you are a busy person! Just make sure you take time to take care of yourself and don't overdo it. Take care!!
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   Posted 3/8/2009 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
You all are just so sweet and I thank you for the many good words (and the slave driving:). . . I thank those of you that understand about losing a parent as well. It is a hard thing and I weep inside on the thought of the few of you that don't have pics, or decent people around you to share the pics of your beloved parents. I am sorry for this my friends. . .

I also wanted to tell all members if you want to see the website, just email me :) I don't know if I can even say this, but it can be deleted if it's against the rules, lol.

Take care all and thanks again for the support :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro :)
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   Posted 3/8/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
What a wonderful discovery! Painful, I'm sure - but such a blessing. Old photographs are a treasure of mine as well, especially of those that I love and have lost. I hope that they made your eternal connection with your mother all the more strong and meaningful.
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   Posted 3/8/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Sam, I didn't know how your mother died. How awful but great that you found those memories! When you tackle the mess, do it in steps. I usually tackle one place at a time to organize. I'll start under one sink or with one closet. That way the mess is more minimal and the work that needs to be done is less overwhelming. Congrats again, on the pics!
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   Posted 3/9/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Old photo albums... That sounds so cool... :)... Glad you found 'em, Green...

I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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