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             My sister, Debbie, and her grandson

My precious sister, Debbie, has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be having surgery in a couple of weeks.   I haven’t blogged since January, I wasn’t certain whether I wanted to continue blogging or not, but I know there are a lot of  fellow bloggers who believe in the power of prayer so I have decided to blog and ask  for your prayers for my sister.   She is an incredible person, one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.  Her faith is strong and she believes God is in control of her situation, but she needs prayer!   Will you please pray for her?  We would really appreciate your prayers!!

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                             Debbie and me

Thank you for praying!




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We’ve decided once and for all to make getting healthy one of our goals as a family.  We have made this decision many times in the past, but eventually fall back into our old bad habits.  In my last post I mentioned that I had taken Drama Queen for her check up, her pediatrician was concerned about her weight as I knew she would be, but she talked to both DQ and I about the importance of taking control of her health now and she had some great suggestions for us.  We are taking them all to heart and are trying to make these changes.

We are cutting way back on the sweets, eating more fruits and vegetables, and trying to get more exercise.   I’ve been reading the labels more at the grocery store and making smarter choices, such as low fat cheese, 1% milk, and limiting the amount of sugar in the things I buy.  This is going to have to be a lifestyle change, not just a “diet”.  We’ve only been doing this for a week, but we are beginning to see a difference.  I’m having trouble with the sweets,  I still crave them, I know that the less sugar I eat, the less I will crave it, but it’s difficult at the start.

My heart’s desire is for us to make lasting changes that will improve our health for the rest of our lives, I know this is God’s will for us also.  Please pray for us as we seek to make these changes.

Have a blessed night!

Love, Velvia 

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Last week went by in a blur, it’s hard to believe it’s over and a new week has begun.  Drama Queen was sick for a few days and I was caring for her, and somewhere along the line it feels like I lost a couple of days or so.  I took her to the doctor on Wednesday for her annual check up, she had to have three immunizations which still seems excessive to me, and she had a bad reaction to one or maybe a combination of the shots.

We left the doctor’s office at 12:30 and by 4:30 she had a temperature of 102.6 and was so nauseated she threw up.  She ran a fever for a total of about 48 hours, about 30 of those hours it was over 102.  I realize that sometimes kids have a low grade temperature after their immunizations, but none of my kids including Drama Queen,  ever ran a temp that high or was that sick afterward.  I made several calls to the doctors office over the course of two days and was told that although it’s not common for a child to have such a reaction,  it does happen on occasion.

With all the controversy over immunizations lately and our own recent experience, I have grave concerns about them.  I  know some of them are necessary, but I feel like children are given too many overall, and too many at once.  I am not a doctor, but as a mom and a grandmother, I feel there needs to be more research regarding immunizations and their effects on our children.   Are we doing more harm than good in an effort to protect our kids by giving them every vaccine that doctors decide is necessary?  I refused to let them give Drama Queen the vaccine for the HPV virus, because I don’t think there’s been enough research on the long term effects, and I refuse to let my child be a guinea pig.

This is just my personal rant on this subject, but I’d love to hear your opinions.  Have your children and/or grandchildren or anyone you know, ever had a bad reaction to their immunizations?  I’m curious to know how often this happens, and I’m interested in your thoughts.

Have a blessed night!

Love, Velvia 

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