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Dutchoma Thu 10-Nov-16 07:34:29

Just starting a new thread without any embellishments so it doesn't run out.
Please add any concerns/witterings/names to it.
Love to you all.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 10-Nov-16 11:39:06

copied and pasted from tuos thread, (with added tweeks, sorry about any mistakes/omissions):

abbsismyhero - for help with her anxiety and relationship with an abusive ex.

amberlight - for her work supporting people with autism, and for health and happiness for her and her family.

Aphie - for her fiancé's family following the sudden death of his uncle, and for her anxiety.

BlackEyedSusan - for all that she has to juggle as a single mum, for her DC, and for her mum.

Bluetinkerbell - five years on from the loss of her baby DD, Sterre.

Cocoa button - for issues around the safety of her DS2.

Dontbesilly - for strength as she grieves the loss of her dad, for her mum and the rest of her family, for her DD's school issues, and for Dont's own health.

drspouse - for happiness and a warm welcome in her new church and for dcs

DutchOma - with gratitude for all she does to support people on this thread and elsewhere, and for her to find peace and joy in her life following the loss of her beloved Bob. For dcs and dgcs

EdithSimcox - for her to find joy and fulfilment in her faith and understanding and support from her DP.

ethelb - for her MIL who has blood clots in her leg and suspected sarcoma, and for all who love and care for her.

FaithLoveandHope - for her anxiety and depression to lift and for her to be able to avoid falling into despair and self-harm, and for her relationship with her DSD.

greyscalealmond - for her depression to be alleviated and for family relationships.

HardyLeodicean - especially for her FIL and for a recently-bereaved friend.

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece - for her friend's pregnancy.

LarrytheCucumber - for family members involved in fostering and adoption, for the DC involved, and for their birth parents and all involved in their ongoing care.

LifeofBriony - for her relationship with her DH and for her DD's friend, J, who is in a coma after a seizure,

LittleBootsTheBabe - for healing and happiness for an acquaintance of hers.

MadHairDay - for her health, and for her whole family at a time of change and settling into a new house/job

Malefriendproblem - for her relationship with an old friend which has turned sour, and for her DD who suffers from anxiety.

Newmamatobe - for her new life with her baby DD and free of alcohol.

niminypiminy - who will be ordained very soon.

passportmess - for her friend who has schleroderma.

Paulat2112 - for friends who are experiencing relationship difficulties.

PositiveAttitude - for her whole family, but especially her DD1 who has been depressed, her dgs who was born early and poorly, her mum and dad, her DH and his work. Above all, we pray for PA herself, who is always there for others when they need her, for her studies, and for a potential house-move.

QoF - for her relationship with her DH.

SESthebrave - for all who are grieving over the loss of a friend from church, for work-related decision-making, and for the friend who was Best Man at her wedding whose relationship has broken down following his wife's infidelity.

SouthernLassie - for her relationship with a colleague.

sweetandsour - for her auntie who has been diagnosed with cancer, and for her mum and all who love and care for her auntie.

Teallove - for her to feel free to move on following the breakdown of a relationship.

Trazzletoes - for her 6-year-old DS who has previously had cancer and who is now unwell again - praying for a swift (and hopefully reassuring) diagnosis and for Trazzletoes and all who love him at this worrying time.

Tweebee - for her DS to settle at nursery.

And also thinking of friends who haven't visited for a while, who who pop in only occasionally, including ALittleFaith, Anjelica27, Kaykat, JugglingFromHereToThere, ktef, legohurtswhenyoustandonit, Pandora97, shortscotty, weegiemum and others.

And, as always, prayers for anyone I've forgotten (with apologies), for all who lurk but don't post, and for newbies who may not have posted yet.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 10-Nov-16 11:50:47

applesandpears33 lurking and praying grin

KayKat for ds in college

NoRoomForALittleOne for Chiari malformation, operations, nanny and children.

orchid flower relationship with dh

StillSmallVoice MIL has an invasive malignant melanoma for dd and historical abuse investigation.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 10-Nov-16 11:55:37

scanned the bottom of the thread, but not the top so may have missed people, sorry.

it was all a bit of a rush... with DO stepping into the breach to post a new thread.

thanks!

Dutchoma Thu 10-Nov-16 12:15:28

Thanks BES. TUO has always done such a lovely job and I know that people are grateful to be remembered at the beginning of a new thread. If anybody feels left out, please add yourself in, we love to have you, new, old or middling.

Orchidflower1 Thu 10-Nov-16 13:23:12

Thanks to dutchoma for setting up the new thread and all for adding to it.

Dear Lord, as we start our new thread, I give thanks for all the support and advice we give each other. You know us all and the worries, joys and thoughts in our hearts. Send your Holy Spirit to all of us on the thread and hear us when we pray. Amen

passportmess Fri 11-Nov-16 00:32:37

Lovely new thread! Thank you Dutchoma and Bes

BlackeyedSusan Fri 11-Nov-16 07:46:07

please pray for my microwave washing machine and radio. They are the surviving working trio and they do not join their compatriots and go on strike or work to rule.. ; grin my kettle has died. at least kettles are easy to replace.

<sips coffee made in microwave>

shortscotty Fri 11-Nov-16 08:29:32

Hello all, been a bit potty here so haven't dropped in as often as I would have liked but I am thinking of you all and praying for you xx
(And of course BES electrical goods smile)

Dutchoma Fri 11-Nov-16 08:49:20

Welcome shortscotty. Or welcome back under a new name?

Orchidflower1 Fri 11-Nov-16 11:14:09

Praying for electrical appliances bes particularly washer as that would be worst to go - imho.

Please pray for me as anxiety bad today.. At work at mo but having break.
Please also pray for uncle as in hospital with pneumonia / blood clot.
Got school run to do later and feel worried x

Dutchoma Fri 11-Nov-16 11:59:12

Good on you - being at work. One step at the time.

CocoaX Fri 11-Nov-16 14:48:33

thank you, Dutchoma for the new thread and bes for the mentions for everyone and Orchid for the prayer.

Just as well you did not have to rely on me, as I was busy at work and with DC all day yesterday in the end, and today been dealt a blow by xH who is using my health issues against me now... I have been praying for clarity and guidance and will continue to do so. Please can you pray for me? I would like to be able to focus on caring for my children and doing my job, and remembering that life is larger than this and that my energy can be used in a positive and compassionate way, rather than reacting in anger, fear or defence.

Orchid, I will pray for you and your uncle and that the school run goes okay. Bes, sympathies with the electrical goods failures, we had a run of these and it is a bit annoying, particularly if money and patience are in short supply! I am also praying that your mum is okay and your DC too.

I am sitting here before the school run praying for readers of this thread and beyond and looking out my window at the horizon. The sunrise was lovely this morning, thanks be to God. It has meant so much to me to have such a beautiful autumn for so long, as winter will be more manageable.

Dutchoma Fri 11-Nov-16 16:13:22

Certainly praying for you Cocoa. Why do people have to be so difficult?

CocoaX Fri 11-Nov-16 16:33:02

Thank you- I am distraught actually as, after everything, I was offering a conciliatory way forward and I have got a bullying response, discrediting me. I need to remain open-hearted and concentrate on DC interests.

KayKat Fri 11-Nov-16 16:59:53

Had parents evening and all is good with DS at college. He leaves things until the last minute which stresses me but they said his work is good so I shall have to try and relax over it. I've been running round like a crazy thing sorting lots of paperwork and house move. Feeling excited about the new area. I have not been part of a church properly in years and there are a couple I've got my eye on which will be nearby after I move.

Dutchoma Fri 11-Nov-16 18:40:47

Cocoa you can only do what you think is right for you. If it is not received in the spirit you offered it, that is not your fault. You have done your best. Bullying is horrible to cope with and I shall go on praying for your and dc as before.
Kay I am very excited with you over the new house as I realise how far off this was when you first started posting. If there is anyone who could say a word or two about bullying, it is you. And you have come through years of it and now you are at the beginning of a new phase, you and ds, who is doing well.

CocoaX Fri 11-Nov-16 22:29:03

flowers I have no idea what is right for me anymore. I am praying for guidance as prayer has got me this far. Thank you for praying for me.

Kay I am pleased for you and your DS. That sounds lovely after difficult times and I hope your DS continues to do well,

Dutchoma Sat 12-Nov-16 07:26:03

Cocoa, what I meant was is this: you have a compass for what is right or wrong. Standing up to a bully is right, protecting your children from a bully is right. It may hurt to do what is right but this is what you have done. It has not had the result you hoped for. That is not your fault and when I said: you can only do what is right for you, that is what I meant. God is with you, whatever that may feel like and today I pray for you that some real life help will come alongside you to strengthen and support you

CocoaX Sat 12-Nov-16 09:16:03

Thank you, it means a lot to me. I understand what you mean now. I will keep praying for guidance on what is right, with compassion and an open heart, to find a way through. And for real life support in whatever form it comes. And for everyone on this thread and beyond who needs courage and supportflowers

KayKat Sat 12-Nov-16 10:45:00

Cocoa could you give a brief description of your situation? I haven't been on here a while so I've missed a lot. My XH cheated and was abusive especially around the time that he had the affair. He also tried to alienate DS from me for a while and it worked to a certain extent until DS became older and more mature. Amazingly he is now a fairly supportive parent and backs me up over things. I never thought I would see the day. I went through a very long and difficult divorce. I don't know if your situation is similar.

CocoaX Sat 12-Nov-16 16:56:09

Thanks Kay, can I pm you? I think his approach is very nasty and when I showed the latest legal letter to someone, they said it was odd, as it does not seem about DS but getting at me. Which it is as he wants to discredit me rather than address what I have asked him to. But I don't want to put any more identifying information on-line or take up the thread. I will keep praying for clarity as to what the right thing is, as well as open hearted acceptance of what I cannot change (that he seems to want to destroy me). But thank youflowers

KayKat Sun 13-Nov-16 07:33:09

Yes of course you can PM me Cocoa. I have been on the receiving end of many legal letters and have sent a fair few as well. They can be very upsetting and scary but actually they have no power, a lot of the time they are meaningless and irrelevant. It's only the judges that have the power if you even get that far.

LarrytheCucumber Sun 13-Nov-16 16:51:48

Wow. Thank you for remembering me
smile

amberlight Sun 13-Nov-16 16:59:37

Ah, new thread. Thanks. Reading and praying.

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