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Re: [MOL] Something to ponder on friends!



Thank you for the lovely compliment.
Christine

At 07:13 AM 29/07/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Christine,
>
>Yikes, your son would have been a bad influence on me. I was a rotten
>kid, still am. LOL. However, he is an inspiration to the great values
>and virtues that all kids should be comprised of and I am certain those
>values came from wonderful parents.
>
>God Bless
>marty auslander
>
>Christine wrote:
>> 
>> I find my youngest, who just turned 7, is the most helpful of the bunch.
>> When HE feels like, he will vacuum, clean the animal's cages, empty
>> garbage, pick and cut beans from the garden, etc. Never underestimate kids!
>> Christine
>> 
>> At 04:04 PM 28/07/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Cathy,
>> >
>> >My daughter is only eight, and she was able to help some.   She would
dust or
>> >try to clean the bathrooms or occupy my two year old, which was a big
help.
>> >Plus she feltl like she was helping.  It gave her something to do, so that
>> she
>> >didn't have to worry about her pawpa.  Hope this helps.
>> >
>> >Sheila
>> >
>> >Telesco,Cathy wrote:
>> >
>> >> Lillian, thanks for the advice.  My children however are too young to
help
>> >> (ages 4 and 7).  My brother however, can and should do more.  You
gave me
>> >> some good ideas as to who I should be enlisting for help.  Thanks for
the
>> >> response.
>> >> Cathy
>> >>
>> >> > -----Original Message-----
>> >> > From: lillian jennings [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
>> >> > Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 10:24 AM
>> >> > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> >> > Subject:      Re: [MOL] Something to ponder on friends!
>> >> >
>> >> > Dear Cathy:  If you take on the belief that you have to hold onto
>> >> > everything
>> >> > together, your in for a long rough road.  They call it team work
and each
>> >> > one
>> >> > must do their part.   Think of things Mom can do, she could read the
>> >> > wonderful
>> >> > book and talk it over with her husband,  the children could be in
charge
>> >> > of
>> >> > cards nd e-mails, and friends could arrange for a couple of weeks
dinner
>> >> > to be
>> >> > brought to your parents house and you keep a calendar of who is
supposed
>> >> > to be
>> >> > doing what and when.  Of course your the researcher also.  It's a
rough
>> >> > road;
>> >> > but gettin everyone involved really helpls.  Your friend, Lillian
P.S. I
>> >> > don't
>> >> > charge much; so you can rant annd rae as musch as you like.
>> >> >
>> >> > Telesco,Cathy wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > > Lillian:
>> >> > > Things are going ok.  My Dad had his porta catheter put in yesterday
>> and
>> >> > he
>> >> > > begins his treatment today.  He will loose his hair and  most likely
>> >> > will
>> >> > > not be feeling all that well.  I am waiting for the shipment of
essiac
>> >> > tea I
>> >> > > ordered for him to arrive and I think I might start drinking it too
>> as I
>> >> > am
>> >> > > feeling somewhat run down.  Sometimes I feel that I have to hold
>> >> > everything
>> >> > > together for everyone and I find it stressful at times. I think I
have
>> >> > an
>> >> > > advantage over my family members, including my Dad, because I have
>> >> > learned
>> >> > > so much from this forum.  When I try to explain things to them
>> sometimes
>> >> > I
>> >> > > feel like they just don't get it and choose to live in a cloud of
doom.
>> >> > I
>> >> > > refuse to do that. My dad, my mom,my husband and my children need
me.
>> >> > > Thanks for listening....
>> >> > > Cathy
>> >> > >
>> >> > > > -----Original Message-----
>> >> > > > From: lillian jennings [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
>> >> > > > Sent: Monday, July 27, 1998 6:56 PM
>> >> > > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> >> > > > Subject:      Re: [MOL] Something to ponder on friends!
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > > Cathy, I thought that was different for 2 reasons.  1. a
butterfly is
>> >> > not
>> >> > > > used
>> >> > > > often for an example and 2.  I did not know how a butterfly leaves
>> >> > it's
>> >> > > > cocoon;
>> >> > > > so it was two lessons for me.  How is everything going for Cathy?
>> >> > Your
>> >> > > > friend,
>> >> > > > Lillian
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > > Telesco,Cathy wrote:
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > > > Thanks for the words of wisdom.  I appreciate it.
>> >> > > > > Cathy
>> >> > > > >
>> >> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
>> >> > > > > > From: lillian jennings [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
>> >> > > > > > Sent: Monday, July 27, 1998 3:36 PM
>> >> > > > > > To:   mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> >> > > > > > Subject:      [MOL] Something to ponder on friends!
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >   ***   BENEFITS OF STRUGGLING   ***
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.  One day a small opening
>> >> > > > appeared,
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it
>> >> > struggled to
>> >> > > > > >  force its body through that little hole.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as
if it
>> >> > had
>> >> > > > > >  gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a
pair of
>> >> > > > > >  scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
The
>> >> > > > > > butterfly
>> >> > > > > >  then emerged easily.  But it had a swollen body and small,
>> >> > shriveled
>> >> > > > > >  wings.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected
>> >> > that, at
>> >> > > > > > any
>> >> > > > > >  moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to
support
>> >> > the
>> >> > > > > >  body, which would contract in time.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of
its
>> >> > life
>> >> > > > > >  crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  It never was able to fly.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was
>> >> > that
>> >> > > > the
>> >> > > > > >  restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the
>> butterfly to
>> >> > get
>> >> > > > > >  through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from
>> the
>> >> > > > body
>> >> > > > > >  of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for
>> >> > flight
>> >> > > > > >  once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.
If God
>> >> > > > > > allowed
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would
>> cripple
>> >> > us.
>> >> > > > > > We
>> >> > > > > >  would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we
could
>> >> > never
>> >> > > > > >  fly.
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  "Count it all joy, brethren, when you encounter various
trials,
>> >> > > > knowing
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let
>> >> > endurance
>> >> > > > > >  have it's full effect, that you may be complete and perfect,
>> >> > lacking
>> >> > > > in
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >  nothing."
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > > --
>> >> > > > > > MZ
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > > > >
>> >> > > >
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