Sacred

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  1. Sounds ominous. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Beautiful photos. I’ve been there with many of our old kitties. Life is always worth leg pressing on.

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    1. Aw, Timothy, bless your heart! So you know what it is like to have “older” “kids” and what happens. All I can do is keep my eye on today and NOT think about what is coming. Trying to get organized has been very challenging. I’m doing it however. Thank you for the compliment on my collection of pictures today. Yes life is always worth leg pressing on!! Another thank you for your prayers!! I can tell the increased thyroid dosage is kicking in. My hair has “curl” to it again as it should and I’m feeling more energy. Have a great Sunday!! xo

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  2. Isn’t it crazy how fast our condition can change? Actually, both ways. I am sorry, you have been thrown off track, Amy. But to tell from your explanations further down there is a lot coming together at the moment. Sometimes, it is simply too much. Sending you big hugs over and I hope that soon you feel the solid ground beneath your feet again, dear Amy 💖

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    1. Yes it is crazy, Erika. It’s been tough to adjust to and get a semblance of order out of the “seemingly” chaos that has erupted. I am breathing through this. I am smiling through this. I am singing through this. And I know, so help me God, that whatever is coming, will land me on a higher plateau then I was before. As each day progresses, the ground under my feet has become more solid!! I am walking tall, am giving solid eye contact, and am doing my “thing” regardless of what others may think. And believe me, it feels not only empowering but great!! Much love to you, dear friend!! xo

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    1. Oh, Wendi!! I’m fighting fatigue this morning as I motivate myself to get to that gym when all I want to do is curl up and sleep. I’ve got tears in my eyes. Bless you for your kindness! Bless you for caring! This has been a very very tough passage! I will get through this! Forgive me, but your kindness got the tears going. Much love to you, dear friend, to one who “gets it”. I SO appreciate the love you showed to me. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! xoxoxoxo

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      1. Please know that I am sending you so much love and I am sending hugs through the airwaves. I wish I could sit with you and chat and let you know how much I appreciate you and want everything for you to be ok – you deserve that.

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      2. God bless you, dear friend. Your love and hugs are going to get me to the gym! I wish I could sit and chat with you as well, for we have so much in common. Thank you thank you for ALL you do, both on your blog and for those you care about. I will be OK …. For with God ALL things are possible. xoxoxoxo I’ll be on over to your place this afternoon!! xoxoxoxo

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      3. Thank you so very much! I hope the gym send healing and healthy endorphines through your body! So, I am going to push myself and get on the exercise bike for 20 minutes! 🙂
        Please know I am here for you……..and yes, with God all things are possible.
        And when I have tea this afternoon, I will be thinking of you! 🙂

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      4. You go, Girl! Yes I do have those endorphins in my body right now and I made it through a really good workout as well. Bless you again, Wendi!! I hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea. (((HUGS)))!!! xo

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  3. Hello, beautiful Amy. I am right beside you and offering love and understanding. You are one of the most loving humans I know and I want you to know I am here for you. I feel your pain…and I also feel your faith. You are so right…it is in these low places that there is so much truth to be seen. Sometimes when something is presented in beauty it doesn’t reach us as deep as something that is presented with pain. I am not advocating painful lessons…simply saying that IT ALL WORKS. And you give me this feeling that you know exactly what is going on…and that you are a willing participant in the journey. Therefore, I am not worried about you at all. I offer love and friendship in your time of pain, but I know you will be okay. Better than okay…you will be (ARE) terrific!!
    Sending lots of love…<3 ❤

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    1. Bless you, Lorrie, for this heart-touching comment. I’ve read it several times today! Yes I “get” what is transpiring and for the first time truly, I am not fighting the process. I’m laughing. I’m singing. And I’m allowing what IS just to unfold, having confidence that this too will come to an end. I still have yet to figure out how to squeeze my walks and camera time in ….. basically my gym time has taken that slot. Next step is to get into the “habit” of walking with my camera on the “off” days from the gym instead of giving in to the couch. Now that my thyroid med is beginning to kick in, my energy level is slowly improving. That in turn will enable me to go for those walks!! YES!!

      You shouldn’t be worried about me. Experience has shown me, in my life, that whenever these dips do come, this is where a lot of “new” comes in. For some reason my Mother has been on my mind, and I have yet to understand. I am “feeling” her presence …. could it be that she is comforting me as I travel through this tough place? Could very well be.

      I feel stable. I feel love all around me. I’m singing. I’m spending a lot of time with my “kids” because I know time waits for no one and some will be leaving. When that I don’t know. But now is what counts.

      Thank you for your love and friendship. Bless you!! Bless you! And bless you for the kind words you spoke of me. You’ve touched my heart and soul, Lorrie. Sending much love right back at you! xo

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      1. Thanks Amy💜 I speak the truth! I believe your Mom is trying to help You! Without a doubt, I do believe that. Here’s my theory…whatever they couldn’t help us with in human form they more than make up for when they become our Angels! My Mom has been very persistent of late also. The other thing is that Thanksgiving is coming…maybe some of what you are dealing with could somehow be related. It is for me.
        I’m glad you are feeling better…and I know we are so much alike…we want to create create create…and hardly come up for air! But we should take the time we need when our bodies tell us to take it down a notch. Sending you all good stuff💜💜

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      2. Surprisingly I haven’t even had the urge to create with my camera, just so focused on my “kids”. Things have begun to level out and I’m getting a rhythm so that my next plan is to begin again with my camera.

        I am SO grateful that my Mom and I ended up loving one another towards the end of her life. She of all people knows what it is like to be buried alive under so much responsibility and hardships. She had no one to support her so this is her way of supporting me. I can FEEL her.

        Going to the gym always makes me feel better. Always! It is in the keeping up with those trips to the gym that is the most challenging. And to tell you true, it’s been nice not blogging, not creating, just focusing on myself and my family. I’m incorporating that into my life as I move forward. My family now includes the horse next door. (smile) The man who actually transported her when she arrived in Sept. caught me with Bellissa in the pasture just today and when he spoke with me, he said he could tell we have a special relationship. We do. That is another post fyi. I am stunned by what is unfolding.

        Stay blessed, Lorrie! For you are Blessitude in the flesh!! xoxoxoxo

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  4. Great pictures and verse as always, Amy. I care that you are having a down time and second the words that Wendi wrote so well. Sending you healing vibes and hoping that you feel like writing again soon. I also understand about the gym. I’ve gotten into a rut and am lacking even my usual energy. Thanks for the reminder that there will be ups and to look for them.

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    1. Thank you, George! Bless you for the healing vibes!! They have been felt! When I have to give myself a bit of a kick in the rear to get myself going, I say things like, “Keep in mind in order to have energy you need to make energy.” By going to the gym, I am “making” energy and then I bring that with me when I leave. I encourage you no matter if you are up or you are down, to get to that gym. You will benefit from doing so!! Much love to you! xo

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  5. Lots of love and light coming your way Amy. May your inner heart heal with the wisdom it gives in your journey. It does feel so incapacitating each time we face these things but a wiser soldier always emerges from the dust.
    And it looks cold outside, that will not be helping things. But I dare say your babies will warm your heart as you share your journey together…and of course hubby too. He may test you but those tests are where the greatest love is given ❤️
    Take care, rest, and do you. Only then can you give truly. I’m thinking of you all ❤️

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    1. Bless you, dear Mark! Much is being accomplished on this Journey! So much fear is falling away, for one. For the first time, I am not fighting the process nor am I thinking ahead of what could be or what is coming. Today. Simply today, and no more. Life has become sweeter as a result.

      Oh yes it is cold out already …. much too early if you ask me, about 4-6 weeks too early. Our family is toasty warm, for the love meter has been cranked up. The “ease” by which each day unfolds even when the ragged exhaustion rears its head, is as though magic has been sprinkled upon our home. I am being tested …. but the most amazing thing to me of all is that where I used to fret and fear, I no longer am. Peace. Deep peace is at hand and in my heart. Even knowing that my babies have begun to slide downhill, that peace is firm. Amazing!

      I rest when I can and sleep deeply as well. I’ve been using music therapy at night to not only get me into a deep sleep state but to wash the negative away. Something is working ….. for real!!

      Thank you for keeping us all in your thoughts, Mark. I am touched. Much love to you and BIG (((HUGS)))!!! xoxoxo

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  6. Beautiful post, dear Amy 😀
    I feel with you with your beauties, I fight with the same with my last boy and know in same time, it will soon be time for him to leave. This is painful too, but I wont allow him to suffer either.
    Sometimes we get kick, so we remember to look after ourselves too.
    Send you healing and love, dear friend ❤

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Even though I know my time with these babies is limited, my heart keeps smiling and my voice keeps singing. I sing while they can still hear me. I smile while they can still see me. I will have more then enough time to grieve so I am refusing to do it now, not when I still have time to be happy with them. Making that call is so so difficult yet like you I won’t let them suffer either. They are not now. Bless you for the healing and love. Both are much cherished!! (((HUGS))) xo

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  7. Oh, my dear Amy. I so know what you’re going through. I’m always cautious and grateful and cherish every second when I’m on that sublime plateau, because I know what’s coming. The dips do get more severe, and, yes, that’s where the greatest healing is. It has gotten to the point where it feels like physical training. I’m finding that each successive plunge seems to last for a shorter period of time, if I dive right in and breathe through it. You are in my thoughts, beautiful soul. Sending so much love. ❤️

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    1. I like you cherish those moments when my feet barely touch the ground. These cycles of ups and downs have become more extreme mirroring in my opinion that of the weather in its extreme patterns.

      Oh yes it does feel like physical training almost as if I were in boot camp all over again. These plunges do not last as long thank goodness but the overall severity of them have risen. This time around I am singing and smiling and letting go of the fear that is normally attached to these episodes. How freeing! I am just allowing what IS to happen and to only be in the today, the moment, and nothing more. The peace is incredible.

      Thank you for your kind words and thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. Much love to you in return. We are heading together for a realm beyond our dreams, Julie. I just “feel” this is so!! (((HUGS)))!!! xo

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  8. Feel better soon. I hope the cats all improve immediately. I wish people thought ALL life was sacred and would stop eating living beings, like turkeys, but sacred for most people is all about them and does not extend to other living beings. Again, I hope you and your sweet babies feel better quickly.

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    1. I am feeling better, Gigi. The higher dosage for my thyroid med is kicking in, thank goodness! Right now all that exists is my family and my present now. What other people are doing I am not able to embrace. My focus has become very narrow in order for me to survive the beating I am enduring. My babies that I mentioned here (my 3 girls) have begun their downward spiral. It’s only a matter of time before they leave this realm. For now, I am singing while they can still hear me and I am smiling while they can still see me. My gentleness and my care for them now has become the center of my world. Much love to you!! xo

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    1. I have Hashimoto’s, YC. It’s a condition where your thyroid decides to stop working right and can go in either direction …. hypo or hyper. It’s been years since my thyroid has been unstable. I’m getting back to stable, thank goodness!! I will take care and thank you for your concern!! xo

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    1. Thank you, Eliza! I have begun to feel better …. my higher thyroid dosage is kicking in, thank goodness!! Oh yes I know very well if you don’t have health, you have nothing. I’ve since devised a way to feed Sassy with a pureed version using our homemade bone broth and my mixer. I am now feeding her via an oral syringe. The MESS she made! LOL Oh my goodness! I love that bib! I looked a long time at Amazon to find it. Much love to you! xo

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  9. I love love love the snow/tree/through the screen picture. I’m sorry for the ‘hits’ you’ve taken recently. And I admire the attitude you are holding steadfastly to. Feel better and enjoy that choice you make every day. 🙂

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    1. Aw, thank you, Colleen. SO glad you liked that picture …. I did too! Since that picture was taken I actually did get screens washed and put away until they are put on windows again in the Spring. I am feeling better! My thyroid med higher dose is kicking in. YAY! This truly is the first time I am not frowning and worrying as I’m going through tough times. How freeing!! Much love to you!! xo

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    1. Bless you for the prayers!! So many between yesterday and today sent love and prayers my way that I truly really am feeling better. I actually went for a brief walk with my cameras today, a first in over 2-3 weeks. I am so grateful to you!! Much love to you!! xo

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  10. Your very first picture through the screen is beautiful but I wonder if it would be even better in black and white. And you’re 100% right about horses. They don’t realise how small and delicate we are sometimes compared to them. And I suppose it’s the same situation with a little child and a boisterous dog.

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    1. I liked it the way it was, John. I actually did have a black and white in this series of pictures, the one with the many branches. Regarding horses …. I’ve come to realize I have a special connection with them, especially the horse next door to me. They are amazing and gorgeous and incredibly smart!!

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    1. Bless you, Frank! Your words went right to my heart! I am feeling better thank goodness! Time takes care of itself … that is the last thing on my mind, to be truthful. What IS is. I’m honestly not fighting this process, just going with it. Once I begin the rise from from out of the void, I do so quickly. I just listen to my Guidance and go from there. I’m slowly adding back on what I had taken off … blogging is one area that has been re-added. However, I am going slowly with that, depending on what each day presents with. I am so very touched by your concern. I’m actually going for a walk today for the first time in weeks, and I will be thinking about your loving words. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! xo

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  11. Sending lots of healing for all, love and blessings. Ebb and flow – totally life now. Love the photos, the one through the screen is awesome! Snow?? Oh well, so much for fall. Please take care of yourself – as much as you can with all the demands – holding you in wellness!! Much love, Donna

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    1. Aw, thank you, Donna. I really am feeling better today! Thank you on the picture through my screen. I thought it was rather creative. (smile) Yes snow …. still in shock over that one! It is much much too early! Bless you for holding me in wellness! I’m getting there, truly!! Much love to you! xo

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    1. Thank you, Karen! My higher thyroid med dosage is kicking in (finally) and I am starting to feel better (thank goodness!) So many reached out to me through this post …. so many prayers and so much love! How can I not recover? (smile) Much love to you!! xo

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  12. Dear friend Amy, I send you soothing, nourishing supporting energies through this phase – yes the dips are intense on this healing path. Joy is possible when the difference in the receiving and giving is blurred, but it comes cloaked in grief through the hardship. Our choice of perspective becomes the most powerful – I wish you the best of ease and joy, and a speedy way out of where you are and into where you want to be. Much Love.

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    1. Thank you, Pragalbha. I’m well on my way to the “other side”. These dips are yes more intense but they do not last as long, thank goodness. I was just speaking with my sister today about “frame of mind” or perspective. I was explaining to her when I opted to keep singing and keep my spirits up, the love and comfort I felt all around me never before have I felt. When your chin is on your shoes, one cannot feel the love that wants to wrap itself around you because the door is closed. Much love to you in return. xo

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    1. So you’re under Sassy’s spell which is not surprising. She is a tiger in miniature. LOL I will keep blogging. Perhaps not as often for now but I am still here. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Hope you had a really good day!! xo

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    1. God Bless you, Michele! My babies are getting older and their problem list is getting more severe. I’ve gotten a routine down and things are running more smoothly now. It is a lot of work but with singing and smiling and being silly, my spirits remain light and the work doesn’t seem so hard. When we love, there are times sacrifices are called for. Much love to you, dear friend. xo

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  13. Beautiful Amy, ups and downs are part of life.You will bounce back with lots of positive energy.I think after a few days you will be holding your camera in the gym also. Will be thinking of you always while praying dear friend. Lots of love and hugs 🤗 🤗😘😘

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    1. I am bouncing back, Dee. Thank you! These cycles of dips are more severe in nature but they do not last as long. Things are running more smoothly here at home and the babies who are the sickest are getting the best care they require. I did take some pictures at the gym today …. you put the idea in my head. Another thank you! Lots of love and hugs right back at you!! xoxo

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      1. Dear Amy,so nice to hear all good about you and your kiddo..😘😘
        Turmoils in life never last long,they shatter us for a while but God has gifted humans with very strong will power. See,you got back with your camera!!!! I am sure this is going to be your best Christmas ever…Take care dear friend 🤗🤗

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