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Continued....

Saturday, March 10, 2018

So, here is the continuation from yesterday. It will be short as I have a wonderfully busy day planned. My Personal Trainer texted me he has found a sewing machine for my daughter who wants one for under $20. He's doing a yard sale now (starting at 6 am) and I'll leave for that right after I finish this. Then I'm going to the Family Brunch my oldest daughter has every Saturday. I know my middle daughter is going to be there, and I want to support them both and learn their current news. Then back to Lacey to meet some dear friends in a Coffee Shop. Returning to my neighborhood, I have a date with my youngest daughter to catch up with mother-daughter interaction (She's the one with Spina Bifida and as the caregiving I have to do for her is diminishing, we are meeting especially fhouor this purpose. My exercise today will be the walk to and from and then strength training when I get home. A few hours back at my house and then I go to pick up my two great-grands and have a good talk with my grandson (I hope). So goes my life...well, today IS a little much.

So, yesterday's Grief Group was so wonderful. We had three new people, and there were SO many laughs and a few tears. Some of each were generated by me. I told the group about being Bi Polar and how much I miss my husband. He always stayed away from "counseling" me, and was always there to talk out my anxieties.

Afterward, several of the members hugged me and thanked me for being so candid. The Facilitator said she was so pleased I had a supportive network and that current research shows that Bi Polar people can live productive lives with this type of support. To say the least, I left the group feeling GREAT. Not manic, not depressed, just GREAT.
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  • OLDEROWL
    Patti The way you interact with your family makes me envious. 3 of my daughters are 4 hours away and the youngest daughter is 1 1/2 hour away. Don't see them as much but they are very much independent and have their families. You are doing well with your support group and the grief issue. You also have many friends here at Sparkpeople. Continue to keep in touch, your presence in my team is very much appreciated. Mr. Owl

    925 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2018 10:15:12 AM
  • NIGHTGLOW
    Sending you hugs and healing. I love hearing about this group and am so glad you have them on the journey with you.

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    926 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    You are so smart for getting the support you need!
    Keep up the good work!
    926 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    I'm glad your meeting went well yesterday. I hope today turned out well with everything you had planned.
    927 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Wow! YOU have had a very busy day, but it sounds so positive! So glad you were able to share and get support in your grief group. That is wonderful.

    HUGS dear one!
    927 days ago
  • IMPROVINGME
    What a great day you've got planned for today, and I'm happy for you that you had a wonderful meeting yesterday.
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  • EISSA7
    Seems to me that you have built in a great support system and enjoy your life....good for you. It is wonderful that you are open with your friends so that they can assist you in monitoring your moods to maintain an even keel!
    927 days ago
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  • NASFKAB
    So very happy that you have a very great group all the best
    927 days ago
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