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    I had a really tough time with this week's challenge because I realized:

    “If I only had….” is not in my mental vocabulary. “If I only had” to me translates to a negative or sad thought. The words are not optimistic. I prefer my glass to be half full and look to the future, not the past. I understand that I may reflect on the past, but I cannot change it. I may forgive the past. I may learn from my mistakes, but to survive and be happy I must look at where I am today and toward the future. I accept that whatever has happened in the past shall influence my future direction and I embrace all life’s challenges ahead because I believe for everything there is a reason and a season. I believe and accept God’s direction, and my ability to live life to its fullest with what he provides me. Life is incredible; and I look forward to living and making it the best that it can possibly be.
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    Credits: Believe in Your Dreams by North Meets South
    Alpha: Summers End Mini by Created by Jill (turned 3D by ME!)
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    Journaling:
    If I only had a world full of people who did not judge, l then I might be able to be
    myself, l I might stop squelching my personality, I might stop hiding in the corner,
    I might stop the tears that run down my cheeks, l I might stop living in fear of
    non-acceptance, I might stop thinking first about what others think of me, I
    might be happier, I might stand bold and not run away, I might stop hoping
    for approval and confirmation l I might stop the ever-present striving for
    accomplishments, I might stop judging myself by whether or not I please others,
    I might stop blaming others for my own insecurities, I might have a little
    self-esteem, I might be good enough. . . . for me.

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    Here's my week 3 ....



    http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/show...117633&cat=794

    Used: Remembering You by Trixie Scraps

    Journalling Reads:
    I would tell you each and every second how much I love you and how much I miss you each and every day. I was only 17 when you left your world of pain for the delights of heaven. I was a hormonal teenager dealing with growing up, learning to be independent and trying to cope with the very real fact that I was about to lose the most precious part of my life - YOU!. If I only had one more day I would put everything aside and just be with you. I would only talk to about the good times because in the last 14 years I have come to realise that dwelling on the past is not the way to move forward. I would love to put my head in your lap like when I was little and just soak up your love. If I only had one more day I would spend it just being with you doing what we both enjoyed. I would take back all the mean things I said or did to you (over the years as just part of being a kid). I would not let our last minutes together being full of worry about moving so far away from you. I would spend the night talking about how great my future would be and what you wished for my life. If only I had the time again I would have told you earlier that it was okay to give up the fight - your body was so riddled with cancer but your one wish was to see me go to university and tell you I was okay. I wouldn't have begged Dad to let me stay away one more day to finish my lectures - I'm so grateful he didn't let me. I thought it was just a routine hospital visit. I'm so glad I got to see you that night and tell you it was okay to let go. I'm so glad you knew I was having fun at uni and that my worries were not founded. My last day with you would have been spent having coffee and just being girls instead of the last minute packing frenzy it was. Mum, if only I could have one more day, the most important thing I would say to you is THANK YOU. Thank you for the wonderful life you gave me. If I only ...... If I only had one more day.
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    Somehow managed to get it all in the gallery this time, but as per instructions, here is what is there!!

    This page ended up meaning a lot not just to me but to my eldest daughter, Annie, as well. She shares this dream of mine. The horse shown was one she was loaning until the owner moved to another County and so the horse had to go too. The new yard didn't care for Molly properly, sadly, and she became aggressive and didn't like humans to go near her any more. We suggested the horse be brought back here and Annie would loan her and work with her. It took weeks before she could even pick her hooves out properly without having to jump out of the way from being kicked! But not once did Annie give up on her. After many months, with lots of progress, Molly was back to her old self and the lovely horse she had been prior to the move. The owner than sadly had to sell her, but we know she went to a good home, as a local yard owner bought her for her adult daughter to ride! She was also full of praise for the work on rehabilitation that Annie had done, and Molly is used as a school horse when the daughter is away at Uni! If I only had the means to set this up, my Sanctuary would be open tomorrow!
    Journaling reads:
    If I only had The Means
    I would set up an animal sanctuary. Cruelty towards animals seems never ending, not to mention the abandoned animals and those whose owners can no longer keep them for genuine reasons. I would love to give all those poor animals a new and safe home and show them that not all humans are bad.
    I’d need:
    Money
    Know-how
    Connections
    Supporters
    Land
    Staff
    Buildings
    Time
    Energy
    Willpower
    Our dog Amber. A rescue. She was found wandering the streets in Wales and brought across the country by several teams of volunteers from various charities until she ended up in our little town. She had recently had puppies but there was no sign of them, sadly.
    Molly was a loan horse who was moved to another yard where she wasn’t happy. We had her moved back and Annie restored her faith in human beings.
    Bernie x

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    I used Connie Prince's Country Roads and the template is Summer Bytes 4 Template #2 by Seatrout Scraps.



    Journaling Reads:
    Before 2011 you were just a normal teenage girl enjoying your freshman year. You had just started babysitting, rehearsing in Pride & Prejudice, and starting to drive. Who knew a stomach virus could change all that?! I still remember when you first got sick and I kept thinking, "all she needs is some IV fluids and we will be home before long." I also remember when you started passing out and I kept thinking, "you just need rest… the play is exhausting you…you'll be fine before long." I think the next few months became my worst nightmare. You went from running around with a busy social life to not being able to walk ten steps without passing out. I just couldn't understand why no one could figure out what was wrong. It seemed like such a blessing when you were transferred to Cleveland Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. I can't believe I was so overwhelmed that I forgot to tell you we were leaving for Cleveland and you found out only after seeing it on Facebook! You still haven't let me live that down!! I am so very grateful Dr. C accepted you as a patient! I didn't like all the poking and prodding though - as I'm sure you didn't either! Watching you during the tilt table test was just as torturous for me as it was for you! It was almost like they enjoyed seeing you pass out, regain consciousness, and pass out again! But after all the tests, did you hear me cry when we got the diagnosis of P.OT.s? I was so relieved we finally had answers. I became obsessed with learning all about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome! I agree with you that those next few months were rough. Even worse than before you were diagnosed. I felt so badly every time you face planted and I wasn't able to catch you. I knew you were so tired of me constantly fussing at you. I knew you were tired of depending on all of us to even walk to the bathroom. I knew you hated the wheelchair. I knew you hated the nursing home and anti-gravity treadmill. I can't believe your so-called friends stopped coming to see you. I don't know that I will ever forgive them for that. So what they couldn't handle seeing you "check out" as we liked to call it? Still, we had some good times. I remember you getting mad at me for laughing whenever Zach played pretend and his army men would pass out. You didn't see the humor in that at all! That's okay, I wasn't laughing anymore when that evil Toradol medicine started making you have seizures! Those two hospitalizations about threw us all over the edge! I still can't believe that the beta-blocker Nadalol made such a difference. It was almost overnight that you stopped passing out. Maddie, you went from being in a wheelchair to using a walker in under a year! True, in the beginning your walker was a "faller" as you passed out over it, and then it became a "sitter" as we pushed you around, and finally it became a true walker as you used it to stay balanced. Now look at you though. Can you believe in the two years since you were first diagnosed you went from being bedridden to running? I know, you aren't happy that you still pass out, get dizzy, and have pseudo-seizures. I know you want to drive. I know you hate your medicines. I know you hate the daily exercises. I know you want to be a normal 17 year old girl. I even know how much you hate your compression stockings. You aren't very shy about sharing THAT! Well baby girl, if I could have anything it would be a cure for P.O.T.s. I would wave my wand and you would be healed. But since that can't happen, I love knowing that you are out of the wheelchair and walking, that you are down to 10 meds, that you are doing school again and kicking booty, and that you can RUN! What's the occasional pass-out when you can do so much You have come a long way darling and your dad and I are proud of you for keeping your faith and working so hard. Yes I'd like a cure, but I'm sure grateful that I just have you!


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    Journaling: If I had only sat for the licensure exam when I had the chance. I finished all my coursework and even finished all my intern hours, but life got in the way and I didn't study for, nor sit for the exam. After all these years, I want to finish what I started. I spoke to an advisor at the university where I studied and she said that I would have to do all my internship hours all over again. All 3000 of them!! It will take me years to complete all those hours and I'll be a far older lady than I am right now before I would even be able to sit for the exam!! If I only had thought ahead and realized that I need to finish what I start, I would be a licensed mental health counselor right now. I raised two daughters and now my grandson. Chase is a high school freshman and the empty nest is fast approaching me. How am I going to handle that? If I only had sat for that test!!!

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    Better late than never!

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    Journaling: When it comes to diet coke, candy & other sweet treats, it is not a secret we have a love/hate relationship. I do admit, I am an addict. I would love to have the willpower to say “no” & put down the delicious candy in front of me, and pick up a nice sweet bowl of strawberries... but who am I kidding? There have been many nights when I lay in bed, and feel excited and inspired to turn a new leaf in the morning, rid my home of all the candy and start eating healthy! One of these days, I may just get fed up with the weight gain and other effects of a poor diet. For now, I’m going to go eat something chocolate & yummy
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    I can see it, you wann see all our deepest dreams ;) - - - I need a long long night thinking about "If I only had" - and than it did BANG - so BANG, here is my page:


    Journaling Read: People often say If I only had
    and yes: ME too! But with this challenge I thought deeply about this sentence. It is true there are some things
    I would like to have, they would make the
    life easier or comfier. But I am sure, I already
    HAVE the importanst thing of my live:
    The Love of my family!

    Around the edges you can see some proverbs about "had" and "ifs"

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    Scrapping Elements of PeaceAndQuiet by CreatedByJill
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    Here's mine finally, ironically, I couldn't find "time" to do it this week, LOL



    http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/show...117755&cat=794

    Journaling reads:
    You know that moment when you realize it’s bedtime and you have a ton of things that still need to be done? Or you just sat down and would like some more relax time? I have so many things that I LOVE to do and so many things that I HAVE to do that if I did them all I would never sleep! I am always telling my husband that I wish there was a magic pill that gave you all the benefits of sleep...rest, reparations to the body, etc. BUT you didn’t actually have to go to bed, just take the pill and then stay up all hours doing what you need and want to do! So, if I could visit the great and powerful Oz and ask for something, it would be a “take-this-and-you-no-longer-need-to-waste-your-precious-time-sleeping Pill”

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