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Have had several family health issues in the family recently and have become uninspired to quilt or knit or anything but read to take me someplace else.  Also my son and his wife are having problems.

I do have many blessings though, so I feel bad whining.  I almost had or had a nervous breakdown several years ago so I try to keep to myself.

Sorry if I've depressed anyone out there.


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Comment by Corina Romero on April 17, 2012 at 12:33pm


MY GOODNESS, what a band of angels I have found!

I so so appreciate all your comments (I read them all).  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and suggestions.  I was a very strong woman when I was younger and yes, I was the one to come to when things needed fixing or a shoulder to lean on.  My son has not involved me in his worries, but my daughter in law does.  Her children were very young when they married and he raised them with much love.  Now her daughter has turned 18 and has moved in with her boyfriend.  My son is very much against it and very hurt and angry with her.  I've only heard my DIl's version but am refusing to get involved at this time.  Frankly, I don't know if I have the strength for it.  Again thank you for your prayers,  I also pray a great deal and keep asking Jesus to walk before me.  I no longer have either parent and only one brother who is much younger than myself.  He is alone but has recently patched things up with his daughters. Thank the Lord.  But he may have to have is bladder removed because he had a cancerous tumer removed.  I do have a wonderful husband, son , daughter and grandson (4yrs old), so I am blessed.  But, as I said I was always the strong one and it frightens them if I can't cope.  Love and prayers to all of you for God's blessing as I now feel he has blessed me with all of you.

Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on April 16, 2012 at 8:58pm

Corina, I just want to tell you that God loves you. You are the apple of His eye.  These good ladies on QWU have sent you hugs and love in their words of encouragement.  Thank God for them.  My son and his wife are having marital problems too.  I know that God is with them in their marriage and I am believing God that this trial they are going through is one of the tests the bible tells us about that come along in all of our lives.  I have already seen God work in my son in so many ways and in the children.  We as mothers cannot solve all our childrens problems but we can take them to the creator of the universe, He knows exactly how to help them and when you take these things to Him in prayer, He can replace what is in your heart with His peace that passes understanding.  There is one out there that comes to steal, kill and destroy any inspiration, joy, peace that we have but greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world.  I pray for you Corina that God will give you your inspiration back, that He will fill you again with His joy.  And that He will give you the assurance that "All things work together for our good to those that love the Lord.    I pray I have not offended you, but this is the way my help comes.  God is my comfort and strength in times of trouble!! You are loved Corina, bask in the love that God has for you!! and receive His grace to bring you out of this feeling of complacency!  In His Love.... Linda

Comment by B J Elder/WA on April 16, 2012 at 7:54am

Sounds like like is really difficult right now with all that is going on. Sometimes it is all we can do to make it through a day when so much is going on. How wonderful you are able to see the blessings through all of the other stuff. That is wonderful!  Give yourself time to mend, the quilting will be there, ready for you when it is time.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 16, 2012 at 7:16am

No apology necessary.  Sometimes just sharing the burden helps to relieve it.  I'm sorry you are dealing with some stressful situations - all of which mostly sound like they are out of your control.  Those are the hardest to handle because as moms, we like to "fix" everything.  When we can't, it causes frustration and emotional distress.  Hopefully it helps to know that others care and can relate to what you are feeling.  Hopefully your inspiration will return soon.

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on April 16, 2012 at 6:18am

It's good to be selfish once in a while, give more to yourself so you can help others.  Your kids are grown up, let them take care of their own problem (easily said than done, I know).

Relax and do something just for yourself.

With prayers - Aida

Comment by Carol Wadkins on April 16, 2012 at 5:00am

Hi Corina......... never feel bad about letting out what you are feeling, especially to other quilters.... most if not all of us have been there a time or two ourselves and are so thankful that we have some others that understand and will listen, chat and give whatever help we can to you!! I do pray that what is happening in your life and your surrounding family takes a turn for the better very soon and in the meantime......... pray and all kinds of good thoughts are there with you all! Hang in there, this to shall pass....................... Hugs!


Comment by colorado13 on April 15, 2012 at 7:02pm

Corina don't feel like you are whining. We all need to express our feelings and have had various issues in our families or personally.  Go to my page and read my story. Today should have been our daughter's 29th birthday. I think reading is wonderful therapy and you will get back to quilting when you are ready. Maybe start by going through your fabric or looking at your books or magazines.  I didn't read all the messages to you but I know the wonderful quilters on here have ideas that will help you.  Please don't lose heart.  Keep in touch with us. Lalurie

Comment by Billie Blakeney on April 15, 2012 at 5:29pm

Corina dear; Don't get sucked into the drama of those around you.  It's hard not to, but for your own sanity, look for something that gives you joy. Ponder wonderful thoughts and bake cookies to give to an unsuspecting soul, taking in the appreciation for your efforts. Share a smile with another who needs cheering up. Dwell on happy thoughts, look at colorful fabric. Stroke fabric with texture. Visit with an elderly person who has suffered a loss of a spouse and needs some lively conversation. I did that today based on the fact that the recipient was an elderly gentleman who gave me a compliment because I reminded him of his wife who died a couple of years ago. With that, I hugged this gentleman twice, once for me and once for his spouse. He choked up with tears. It was shared and a new friend was found during coffee hour at church.  Spread the joy and you will find it also in your heart. You haven't depressed me. I hope that I've uplifted your spirits to face a bright and new day filled with energy to bring happiness to others.

Comment by Joanna liguz on April 15, 2012 at 2:43pm

Corina, I too am sorry your going thru something that takes away from life. Put some music on and try to relax.

first of all. I do feel what you saying,,I have been there,,but let me tell you something,,,you can't help someone else,,you can only help your self and right now. and you need to be GENTLE with your self. take some time,,read a fun book to get you off the bad infuences of life. Hey I just had a bad week,,but I pick myself up,. and dust myself off and start again,, keep going. Just do something different.!

This would be a good time to clean the sewing room, clean your machine, get organized, with your fabric, put your life in order. do something to get organized. and you won't feel so overwhelmed...

that is what I do. and then after that PRAY,,that works too,,,hope you feel better.

you are in my prayers,

Comment by Jennie Steward on April 15, 2012 at 2:02pm

Corina....don't feel bad about whining to us.  We have all been in your shoes at one time or another.  When we have things happen and it seems to come in bunches it can weigh us down and we get stuck there.  When it happened to me I did just what someone here suggested and made a quilt for the Quilt For Kids group through Downy Fabric Softener.  One quilt led to another to another.  I got my groove back and helped a sick child feel better in the processs.  I will pray for you to "get your groove" back where it belongs!

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