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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"SWITCHES" for mixednut: repost from ebay

Switches, and their meaning to me.
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Posted Aug-14-08 07:43:11 PDT Updated Aug-14-08 08:25:05 PDT
Once I was listening to a doctor explain to his young patient and family about cancer. How some people were able to fight the disease and survive while others do not do as well? He made the analogy of people and their lives being a series of switches:
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This doctor took the time to draw on a white board a series of switches in a line which represented a person’s life.
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He went on to explain that everyone is born with a number of switches like a light switch. If one person smoked the lung cancer switch (choice) came on or off based up another series of switches say: diet, heredity, spirituality, weight, exercise, environment, medication, exposure, stress, mental ability to cope, or lifestyle. He told his patient that while he did not know why her cancer switch was turned on to begin with; he would help her and her family try to find the switch to turn it back off. And he needed her to tell him what was important to her so he could find the right series of switches to flip. The amazing thing is, this 10 year old girl understood the doctor’s analogy. Tyra went on to tell the doctor what she felt was important for her to get better.
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I sat in the room in awe of her, her maturity and understanding. I watched her with her mom and was there for some of her therapies. She went into remission for awhile I would hang with her when I could not sleep. My daughter and she became fast friends along with the other children on the ward.
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One night, she told me, “I am not afraid to die but,” she did say, “I am afraid of my mommie being alone.” I asked her if she talked, to her mom about it and she just shook her head no and we dropped the subject.
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Just after Easter 2004, Tyra slipped into a coma, her body shut down and the little girl died. I went to her funeral out of state, it was then I asked her mother if I could name the child I was carrying after Tyra.Her mom, Mary asked what happens if you have a boy. To which I replied, “I will switch the name to fit a boy.” Zephyr Aryt, is the SWITCH that represents Tryra’s life and we all go on.

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rach-rooh ( 832) View seller's items View Blog
i still her after 3 times now
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tru_gritt02 ( 1076) View seller's items View Blog
lovely story.
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crouchingprairiedog ( 41) View seller's items View Blog
((((((hugs))))))))))))))) *tears*
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rach-rooh ( 832) View seller's items View Blog
it is a great story indeed tru
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pretty_blue_eyes0 ( 3328) View seller's items View Blog
oh thats sad. hugs))))) thanks for sharing. (gives another hug)))
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jpsoaps4u ( 1032) View seller's items View Blog
yes it is tru
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Kat, (Mixednut) If you are here this is the story I meant to tell you. Thanks all
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crouchingprairiedog ( 41) View seller's items View Blog
((Nut)))))
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rach-rooh ( 832) View seller's items View Blog
i like the cow/chicken cross avatar to saenz. mooz will love it
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muffbro ( 32) View seller's items View Blog
saez.......
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Sorry Ya'll, This story just gets to me. I will post another blog later. Makes me sad, these two children did not meet. Maybe they will in heaven.
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morning mal......
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*dolphinmama1960* ( 849) View seller's items View Blog
Ty for sharing such a nice story hun (((hugs)))♥♥♥♥♥ We all need to read a story that hits home sometimes.
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rivera8821 ( 507) View seller's items View Blog
great story. my youngest son carries the first name of a friend of mine and his middle name is after a childhood friend of his older broth who passed when he was 9
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
thanks peeps
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adventure_b4_dementia ( 96) View seller's items View Blog
hey how are you. Was wondering how your kids got their unusual names. They are unique
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Hey Adventure, I chose their names to give them strength, character (I wanted them to grow into), and history from where we all came.
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mynetoo ( 87) View seller's items View Blog
It's all a circle........ hugs
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mixednut555 ( 6 ) View seller's items View Blog
Thank you Mal. I needed this story. Wiping away my tears. Hugs, Kat
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faerylure ( 1595) View seller's items View Blog
So sweet, Mal. Thanks for sharing. :)
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observations-of-life ( 3407) View seller's items View Blog
I was finally able to take a breath of fresh air and read this wonderful story and it puts a special touch to a name.Thanks
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