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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Asking prayer for God's will...for me

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Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9320741

Happy to share more via dmail and will share more later. I would like to ask you all to hold me up in prayer TH and FRI (my health is fine - no worries). Please and thank you!!! Hugs

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
9:32 PM

Post #9320758

You KNOW it!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9321095

Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9321124

Chantell my prayers for the peace and serenity to discern the next steps in your life's path.

If there is anything I could do specifically or generally just let me or "us" know.

I feel honored to being asked for prayers. Thanks.

Judy

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9321403

Of course. We love you!
Hey, couple years ago I just Knew you'd get a job when one did not seem to be appearing.
Will be asking that whatever it is, turns to the good very soon.

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9321695

Adding my prayers for you today.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9321750

Oear Chantell today and tomorrow you are in my round the clock thoughts and prayers.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9321833

Am on it, dear. Praying for a peace for whatever the situation is and comfort knowing we are here for you.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9321921

Mine as well -- hoping and praying.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 1, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9322025

Thank you Cole for pointing this out to me. Chantell, I am with Cole and feel privileged that I am able to lift you and your needs up in prayer today. You my friend spend so much of your time ministering to others, and certainly deserve a pay back when the time is needed. Know that the man upstairs will do what is best for you and everyone else concerned. Rest in that.

Ruby

This message was edited Nov 2, 2012 8:44 AM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9322072

Hoping we are now halfway to a good outcome.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9322194

Still thinking about you and praying for you...

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9322306

If you ALL only knew how much I am blessed by your friendship and support...I am humbled. The 'event' that was to have taken place early today has been rescheduled to tomorrow morning between 8:30 & 9:30...God's time and will...not mine... Love you all!!
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9322315

Bright and early then our prayers shall be raised for you dear Chantell.

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9322528

I'm up and you have my prayers at this early hour. Love what Ruby said, it is spot on.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 2, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9322640

Still here too. God Bless.

Ruby
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2012
6:49 AM

Post #9322647

Still praying, girlfriend
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9322729

I hope all went well today!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9322742

Prayers and positive thoughts for today.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9323072

I am SO touched - I could 'feel' everyone's support this AM - truly!! I am so blessed by each of you!!! Please no posting on Facebook as my office mgr is one of my FB friends and she's on daily.
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9323217

Lifting you up in prayer this evening Chantell. Our Heavenly Father knows your needs, and He knows our hearts. Tonight, may He bless you and keep you, and wrap His loving arms around you. May you know His peace and comfort tonight and always.

Remember girl... That even in the darkest days, and the most turbulent of storms... The sun always, ALWAYS comes back out!

{{{{{hugs}}}}}
Karen
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 3, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9323531

Lovr the wise words Karen. Thanks for sharing. Chantell, hope that things have gone your way and that things will continue to go your way.

Ruby

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9324404

Yes - beautifully said, Karen. I love each of you and simply can't express my gratitude enough for taking time out of your busy days - each of you dealing with your own 'stuff' to lift my situation up in prayer. Now it's time to sit quietly and wait. If it's God's will it will happen...I will update you all as I hear anything...hugs to each of you!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 4, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9324420

Waiting can be a difficult thing!! Continued prayers

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 4, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9324609

hugs to Karen and Chantell!
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 5, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9325363

Will continue to lift you in prayer Chantell.

Ruby

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 5, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9325458

I'm waiting, I'm waiting on You Lord
And I am hopeful, I'm waiting on You Lord
Though it is painful, but patiently I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race even while I wait

I'm waiting, I'm waiting on You Lord
And I am peaceful, I'm waiting on You Lord
Though it's not easy no, but faithfully I will wait
Yes, I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race even while I wait

I will move ahead bold and confident
I'll be taking every step in obedience, yeah

While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint

And I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You Lord

I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting

~~ John Waller
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 6, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9326034

Thanks Speedie...food for thought for sure.

Ruby

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9326322

That song has sure been a timely message for me at times in my life. Just my way of keeping Chantell in my prayers... while she's waiting.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9326436

Thank you for the continued prayer - waiting is never easy...but my 'woes' are nothing compared to others...thank you - thank you!!! Big hugs!!
Gracye
Warrenton, VA

November 6, 2012
4:19 PM

Post #9326444

Dear Chantall, I say almost every day at work (retirement community): A loss is a loss, no matter what perspective you look at it from. Your issues are very real, no matter how hard others have it. May you find comfort in your gardening friends, lovers of the Earth, and believers of our God.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 6, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9326561

Been lifting you in prayer, my friend, since I got a heads-up at Sally's on Friday.

All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 7, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9326897

Still sending positive thoughts your way.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 7, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9326906

Me too.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 7, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9327432

Count me in as well!!!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #9327504

Well my friends...your prayers and support have been priceless. I received THE call this afternoon offering me the position I really wanted - this will put me back into the medical environment that feels like 'home' to me. This is early intervention for little ones under 3 years of age. The folks I met during both interviews come across compassionate and kind-hearted...it's a different world from the divorce law environment. I am so blessed by so many things - you ALL are included. I would ask that you keep the other applicant in prayer as well as my office mgr and boss. It's my plan to speak to them on Friday...causes me a bit of anxiety as I've never had to do this before. Above all - please remember Becky tomorrow as she starts her chemo... Hugs to you all!!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 7, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9327511

YAHOOOO!

I'm so glad I "checked in" once more this evening... Congratulations! What fun to think of you having THE job you were searching for rather than *a* job, any job. :-)

"Compassionate and kind-hearted" describes you to a T, also... praying that this really will prove to be THE job, both in terms of your daily work and the people you work with.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
3:11 AM

Post #9327613

OH PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

**happy dance**!!!! < =D

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
3:56 AM

Post #9327629

Congratulations Chantell - the job sounds perfect for you and I can hear the excitement from the words that you posted. I am so happy for you.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9327659

Sooo glad you are able to get back 'home'. Praising God for His supply. Doing the happy dance here, too

Will certainly be praying for the other applicant as well as dear Becky.

ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9327712

How wonderful! It sounds like a perfect fit.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 8, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9327773

So glad to hear that you are happy with the results of the prayers that were said for you Chantell. I can see you now...such a beautiful smile you have and the shining eyes behind the smile. I can't recall ever seeing you looking any other than that. Anyway...you deserve many good things and I am glad this worked out for you.

Big hugs to you and thank you for allowing us to share in your concerns.

Ruby
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9327815

Double ditto Chantell!

And I can't help but comment on how lucky they are to have you...and all those little ones who will be touched by you and their parents finding hope and encouragement instead of frustration or more confusion. You have a mighty task to do and a mighty heart and spirit to bring with you every day! Rejoicing here. Judy
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9327921

That's wonderful news!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9328270

YaHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9328313

I'm pretty dang excited...got my official letter offering me the position...woooowhoooooo!!! Your words are overly kind...I simply can't thank you enough for your prayers...truly you each bless me!! I even summed up the courage to speak to both my office mgr and boss giving them my notice. Despite the tears - they were happy for me. I'm just so thankful...
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9328329

Oh Chantell -- that is just fabulous news! I am so happy for you. When you do you start?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9328393

Chantell--

Since i was totally "out of the loop" as to why you were asking for prayers from everyone--
I had no clue what all that was about. Now I know...

I am also very happy that you got the job of your dreams! Congratulations.
Your sunny personality will definitely be an asset in this job.
Working with or for little children---AWWWW...That is YOU!

I bet you are walking on air! So happy for you! Gita

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Bec_No_Va

Bec_No_Va
Huntsville, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9328401

You better let me know how dropping the bomb went tomorrow!! Loves ya!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9328404

Ahhhh thank you Gita...

Bec - bomb was dropped today...decided sooner was better
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9328503

Congrats to you Chantell!
I had a notion it might be work related...
I am so happy for you that a blessing had touched you this week!

Karen
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9328572

Glad you gave notice sooner, cuz that kind of stress isn't needed. Glad they shared your joy. I am sure it will be difficult to replace you there.

Continuing prayers for you as you make the transition and settle in.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9328620

Excellent news Chantell, I'm so happy for you. Working with little ones can be so fulfilling. I'm sure Holly will share your joy when she gets home and catches up. Ric
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 9, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9328682

I always love hearing that life is going well for those I care about. Couldn't have happened to a better person Chantell. I will pray that it be all that you hope it will.

Ruby

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9328701

rubyw wrote:I always love hearing that life is going well for those I care about. Couldn't have happened to a better person Chantell. I will pray that it be all that you hope it will.

Ruby

Well put! Hey maybe people prayed but you also did the 'job' of being the wonderful YOU that we love!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9329343

I am utterly humbled by all of this - still pinching myself and thanking the dear Lord for allowing me another chance to get paid for doing something I love. I want to give special thanks to my BFF Bec - as she's shown me that it's ok to reach out to folks for our 'own' stuff. I know I'm not the only one who finds it infinitely easier to do than ask. We don't think twice about praying for those with needs but sometimes hesitate to ask for prayer. Ady yet it was EACH of YOUR prayers that gave me the strength and the peace to go into that last interview - repeating to myself - God's will...God's will...just be yourself - if it's meant to be...it will be. So I again thank EACH OF YOU for helping me. God helps those who help themselves - nothing profound, I know but if we don't believe in ourselves why should someone else?

And my apologies for being so vague when starting this thread. It's just that my sweet office mgr is one of my facebook friends and has heard me rave about the DG family so I didn't know if she'd signed up here or not. I care enough for her that I didn't want her finding out via other source. I took quite a bit of time composing the letter I read to her - I figured I owed her that much. She is a kind-hearted, christian, previous marine that I am proud to call friend and the last thing I wanted was for her to be hurt.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 10, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9329505

Yep, you just confirmed it. You are an awesome, sensitive woman. I also find it difficult to ask for me. Definitely much easier to be a doer. So very thrilled for you. It makes it much, much easier to go to a job that you like. Blessings dear!!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 10, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9329847

It really truly is an honor to be able to hold you up in prayers. Sometimes we don't actually really need to know the details of the "whats", we just need to know that you need, so we're here to lift you a little higher.

Exodus 17:12
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 11, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9330207

I have a practice that I have used for some years now. I often have very vivid dreams and many times they are of folks who I may have had no contact with for years and years. I try to remember the day after my dreaming of particular people to lift them and their needs up in prayer the following day. I don't need to know the specifics but really feel as if it is a nudge from God telling me that so and so needs some prayers at the moment.

I like the saying about "We become intimate with those we pray with, for those we pray for and for those we pray to."

I have learned through prayer over the years that the old agage of pray for your enemies will change your heart also. I have found it to be true. I was encouraged to pray blessings upon those who use and despise me even though I may not feel particularly loving towards them. I have said these prayers often through clenched teeth. What eventually happens is that we do get a new appreciation for these folks and our hearts can be softened towards them. Most people who cause pain, are in pain themselves. I have to admit to it taking long lengths of time for my heart to be softened in some cases and there is also a chance depending upon the day when I may not always sound as though I emotionally released these folks from my mind and heart either. We are all human and need to stay diligent in prayer.

Chantell it has always amazed me how often many of us can't allow ourselves the same privilege we would grant any one else on the earth. We are so often too hard on ourselves emotionally and so often feel unworthy of good things. If we can learn to treat ourselves as well as we treat those around us, most of us would be a lot happier.

I am so glad that things have worked well for you in this instance. You my friend deserve many, many good things to come your way. Still think of you smiling and it is a very pretty picture.

Ruby


sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9330269

Here's a glimpse of how Chantell may have looked when she got her good news.

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9330470

Oh my gosh lookie!! TWO angels in the picture!!!!!! 0 =)

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9331236

Ruby - such wise - wise words...not surprised at all coming from you. Prayer changes folks hearts...in a good way! My view has done 180's when praying for someone I'd rather not. It's like God opens not only your eyes but heart to the trials another may be going through. LOVE that pic Sally (and yes I was smiling thru the tears when I got THAT call)!! But if there's a halo near me - John must be sharing his... :-)

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9331542

I love that picture too! classic Swap Moment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 16, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9334562

I love that picture too, thanks for sharing Sally. John seems to take good pictures and I am always very disappointed whenever I see myself in most pictures. I do not photograph well...

So glad that things are going well for you Chantell...you deserve much more.

Ruby

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9335057

Ruby!!!! That is not true - I love to see your beautiful face and smile in photos!!! Hugs!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9335252

Chantell, REALLY!! I second that!! Just the thought of Ruby's wonderful face makes my heart SMIIILE!!!!!!! < =D
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9335811

Smiling here, too just thinking about it!!!
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 18, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9336445

Oh gosh...I truly was not fishing for compliments but I appreciate them all. Not every single picture I have ever taken has been a bad one, but I would say that nine out of ten I am not satisfied with. hahaha I have a tendency to go looking for bad things in them and guess what?...I usually find something or another to displease me. I know that there are some other folks who wouldn't be labeled as photogenic either, so at least there are others the same as myself. My poor mother had a real tendency to have her eyes shut in so many of her pictures. I felt bad for her in that way.

Anyway...I am smiling sitting here thinking about all of you great and lovely folks too, so there. I am the most attracted to people who smile a lot. Makes them seem approachable I suppose, and that is what I look for in folks.

Chantell, I saw on Facebook that Becky's Sammie died. I am so very sorry. I know she really loved him as most of us do our furry friends. Please tell her I will be saying prayers of comfort for her over the tough times. As for you...when does the new job start? I hope that you will update us on how it goes, as it goes. I hope that as this weekend comes to a close and we go in a new week that it is an extra good one for all.

Ruby

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9336552

Longwood Gardens Trip--May 2008.

Ruby--You look just fine to me in all these shots!!!! Nice trip we took. Should do it again.
Do not be self defacing, Ruby--beauty lies within--and you are loaded with it--inside and out.

Yooohoooo, Sally!!!!!! Lets pick a different season than spring--so we can see other "faces" of it.
This place is too close to ignore for so many years.
Anyone coming from VA or further--is welcome to sleep over and rest at my house.
I can sleep several people easily.

Gita

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9336812

Oh my Goodnessssss, I can't say enough how much I LOVE that pic. of you (Gita) and Ruby, Pic 1, WOW!!!!!!!!! That is a stunningly beautiful picture if ever I did see one, my oh my oh my!!!!!!! Ruby, I also am one of those who is NOT photogenic, there is always 'a little something' that is just not right in most photos taken of me, very rarely do I end up looking ok in pictures. Oh well, in real life my face doesn't look like a Picaso painting, so that's alright. =)

Chantell, I'm still keeping the prayers going that all is going well for your new job and the first day. Have you enjoyed the first day yet? Is today the Big Day?? Well, I'll just keep thinking of you all day long! < =D

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9336932

Beauty every where and I'm not just referring to the Wisteria!!! All of you ladies look awesome in these pics. And just LOOK at John with a collared shirt :-) - I don't believe I've ever seen you in one! Ruby your man cleans up nicely!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9337106

Sppeedie---

I think it was the first time I ever met Ruby----on this trip.
I "knew" her already from DG posting--but not in person. G.
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 20, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9338007

Thanks for the memories Gita. I believe I have some pictures from the Longwood Gardens trip too. Will have to check them out later. Looking over these pictures, really the only one I would care to share is the one with the whole group that my niece Angela took for us. Who is the blond lady in the last picture standing with us?

I see sweet Lady Gardener in the group picture, the trip was due to her efforts in arranging it for us. I remember that I was able to still walk during those days, though I did need a break at one point and that most every one waited while I recouped. Thanks everyone. If there is another Longwood Garden tour planned, I would love to go and this time I will bring along some form of a scooter or something.

It took me til about age forty to be satisfied with the person I am. Not going to be putting too much effort in to changing either the outside nor the inside at this point. What you see is what you get with me...I say that I am honest to the bone, my ex said he found me brutally honest. hahaha I am sure he deserved any brutality aimed in his direction. hahaha

Ruby

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9338274

Someone very nice who we just haven't heard from lately. If we can find old threads we'd see who it is.

Too funny about the brutality!

So CHantell, when do you start?

aspenhill

aspenhill
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9338287

A little bit of detective work ha ha ha

Found this post - is the very nice lady Shirley????
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4969576

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9338292

Yup Shirley.
And lookie, there's Jen, DIana and Harry!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9338375

Oh my gosh, there's Jen, what a DOLL she is!!!!! < =D (the rest of you are a bunch of cutie patooties too, but you know that already) < =P
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9339484

Beautiful pics Gita!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9339560

LOVE pics like that...it's like seeing family members!!!! Such beautiful smiles and hearts...ahhhhhhhh Hoping you all have an amazing Thanksgiving and are continued to be blessed this following year. My first day of my next chapter is this coming Monday -- waaaawhooooooo! I am beyond thrilled and can't thank y'all enough for the prayers and support.Hugs

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9339876

Chantelle---

I too am happy for your new step in life. Good luck--

What exactly will you be doing in your new job?

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Gita
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 24, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9341378

Oh yeah...again, the trip to Longwood Gardens is one that I would definitely do again. I felt the same way as Jen did...amazed and in much awe of the beauty of the place. Let's all think about the possibility towards spring...huh?

Yep, I was telling someone earlier all that meeting so many of you folks in person has meant to me over the years. It does feel much like family. Heck, for about two years now, I am more up to date with the happenings in you folks lives than I am that of my family...my bad...but you all are so good. I am making an effort to check my facebook account a bit more these days in order to stay in better touch with family.

Chantell, I will be keeping you in my prayers also for a great first day at work and hopes that it continues to be a wonderful job for you. I believe their practice is lucky to have you.

Ruby
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9342524

Praying for the best for your new adventure tomorrow. Walk in beauty!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2012
9:52 PM

Post #9342634

''She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:'''
Lord Byron

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 26, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9342673

So beautiful!!

Chantell, still keeping you in happy prayers of thanks, and for grace and guidance as you sally forth into your new chapter! < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9342719

I would like to wax poetic along with Sally...
This is one of my favorites:

TIME IS

Too slow for those who Wait
Too swift for those who Fear,
Too long for those who Grieve;
Too short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is Eternity.

--Henry Van Dyke
rubyw
Crozet, VA

November 26, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9342746

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I like voilets and roses,
And I like all of you...



hahahaha Had to do that. Thank you to each of you poetic scholars who shared. I have a grin from ear to ear.

Here is hoping that Chantell's first day on the job is a groovy one.

Ruby
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9342832

Hope it's all you want dear. Ric

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9343398

Ahhhh y'all have touched my heart...again!!! My brain's on a tad overload right now and today was only orientation!! LOL I was surrounded by wonderful folks today...looking forward to training the next 4 days with the gal that's retiring up in the area I'll be in. Let's hope my brain expands to allow in what I need to retain...I love an adventure!!! Hugs!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 26, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9343448

Yay! THis week will probably fly by.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 27, 2012
3:01 AM

Post #9343566

Hmmmm... how to properly say to Chantell "Don't worry, there's LOADS of room up there to allow for all that new information!!" ?? < =P Heeheeheee, that's NOT precisely what I mean, HA! Don't you worry Sweet One, the Lord will be sure to make sure it all fits in all those little nooks and crannies.

Now, if your noggin were anything like mine, THEN you'd have cause for worry!


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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

November 27, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9343965

Heehee!!! You will do a bang up job I'm sure.

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 30, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9346625

LOL - y'all are too funny! The week did fly by - I keep telling myself "I think I can - I think I can'...and that I prayed God's will so He must also think I'll grasp ALL of this knowledge at some point. Sadly today was the last day of the person who's the only one that knows this position - literally. God bless her - she was so patient trying to teach me as much as she could...but 4 days is 4 days...ugh

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2012
2:49 AM

Post #9346688

Today is the first day, of the rest of your life!! The same will be true tomorrow... and on Monday, when you feel that you'll now be walking in to work with no 'safety net', so to speak. Don't worry, you've got one; the BIGGEST one and the BEST one ever. " Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." He's got your back! < =D (and your front, too! heehee)

So... speaking of prayer and His will... I was on my way to work Friday morning, contemplating work, and it came to me, as His messages often do, seemingly out of the blue, "... Ya know, I could do environmental work for the governemnt..." Now, WHERE did that come from!? OK, rhetorical question, I know where it came from. A little bit of background; where I'm working now.. well, it seems to be in slow decline, BossMan's not getting any younger, and that's his reason for talking of selling the place; BossLady has been a widow for a while, but has now found Love again (she's so happy and I'm SOOOOOOO happy for her!!), and, along with the general decline in the economy of late and general decline of the business, now that she's no longer on her own, those are her reasons for her general decline in interest in the business and her contemplating selling as well. When?? Anyone's guess is as good as mine, but it doesn't seem to be in the IMMEDIATE near future. Meanwhile, my position there is, well... rather a stagnant one, by its nature. There's really nowhere to go there, and even "up" doesn't say much in such a small family owned place.
So, back to Friday's drive to work... there it is, hit me right upside the head from out of nowhere...OK Lord, I could do environmental work for the government... but I need SCHOOL for that. "OK, then you're going back to school." I AM!?!? Well, it turns out I am. Sometimes these things are just crystal clear. I'm scared witless, I've not been in school in well over 20 years when I went for nursing, and here I am, 48 years old, looking at a totally new career path. And math is sooooooooo NOT my forte!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!! But darn it, He's made it abundantly clear to me that this is my path, so, sweatingly and shakily, I'm going. YIPES!! "What on Earth...!?!?!" keeps going through my head... I think I need to wallow a while in some Book of Acts, that always makes me feel better. < =D

I'm not much of a one to ask for things, I really like to give.. I'm stubborn and have a horrid problem with pride, but if any of y'all could find a minute or two for a prayer for me please, for anything you can think of, it sure would be appreciated. I know that this is what I'm meant to do, but I'm just one step shy of petrified.

Thank you guys for letting me vent/share. =') XOXOXOXOXOX

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2012
4:40 AM

Post #9346716

When I had my own business, I would train people for their positions. The more difficult the position, the longer it took to learn. One person was replacing a difficult position and had the usual 2 weeks to learn with the person who was leaving. The new one was all upset when she faltered on her own at the beginning of the 3rd week. She asked me how I felt about the mistakes she was making. I told her that I expected her to have it all down pat in about 6 or 7 months. Until then, the supreme effort that she was putting in would be absolutely satisfactory. It is probable that the same attitude exists where you are, Chantell, so relax and enjoy the challenge and it will come easier.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 1, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9346816

Roses is right. Good employers will respect the fact that you notice and learn from your mistakes, and care about improving, way way more than they will worry about the mistakes themselves.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

December 1, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9346856

Chantell, I'm confident you will get it, as well as learn and apply your own tricks and personality to the task at hand. Conversely the alternative to learning and applying all this new stuff would be boredom. :-} Ric
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9347130

I know you can, I know you can, I know you can


Speedie is going back to school!! WOWZERS!!!! Good for you. I love it when HE lets us know what to do.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9347293

Chantell , yeah they know you will be learning and will understand

Speedie keep us informed.of your journey!

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

December 2, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9347537

HOLY cow...I missed all of the above until today. So Sorry my sweet friend but I began having my new adventure November 6th and before that I was just miserable trying to figure out what was happening to my body. Anyhow, I understand congrats are in order, prayers were answered and you did it all without me, so, I am sending you something pretty and smelly goot (amish in Lancaster County term) to celebrate your new position. I am so proud of you and I know you will be an asset to the program.

Love you Lady . Here is a baby Royal Jasmine for you to sniff.

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rubyw
Crozet, VA

December 2, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9347560

Chantell, as the others stated, mistakes will happen and are expected. That is all part of learning. I am sure that the employers will appreciate you asking for direction when needed versus acting as if you know it all and don't need help with anything. That isn't very long for them to train you though, I have to admit. Hopefully others in the practice will help you know direction you should go in any particular issue that arises.

Speedie...a prayer for good fortune is said. I am sure you will do well with what ever you endeavor. I see you as someone who will put all their might in to making their dreams come through...so you too can do it, do it.

So glad that every one has checked in and kept our sweet Chantell in their prayers. Yes, Chantell and Speedie...updates will be nice from time to time.

Ruby

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 4, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9349309

Yep yep yup, I totally agree with what everyone has said here about making mistakes and learning from them. A new employer EXPECTS you to make mistakes, and will HOPE you ask tons of questions, and expect you to learn from each of those questioning/boo-boo'ing experiences. As long as you continue to learn (and of course you will, because you're brilliant), you'll do swimmingly. Don't forget to pray a lot each day; all the small things, ya know? "Thank you Lord, for getting me here to work safely... now, what would you have of me today? How can I serve you best today?" "Lord, please keep my eyes and ears and heart open to what I'm supposed to be absorbing today". "Lord, please allow me to be a blessing to someone today". Keep Him close, 'cause even in those seemingly un-related prayers, the closer He you keep Him, the better it goes, all the way 'round. < =D

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, Ladies. I got to thinking later after my post, that maybe I'd stepped out of line putting it in here, in Chantell's thread. (If I stepped on toes, my deepest apologies, sometimes I forget where my place is, I do not like to step on others' sweet little piggies!). As soon as I get a day off where contractors are not here installing windows and the front door (topic for another thread), I'll be heading out to the school for a 'dry call' to an advisor to find out "How do I get started, anyway!?". I think I've narrowed my area of interest down to agriculture, that might help. =) And DH has been (heehee, I have to giggle here) refreshing my memory in math.. haahaahaaahahaaa, oh dear, he is soooo sweet and cute! He really is helpful!!!!! I'll need to buff up my math skills for that placement test, eeek! < =P I'll keep checking in... when I check back when I know something, I'll start a new thread and stop trampling all over Chantells lovely lawn.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9349492

Chantell, I'm thrilled your first week went so well! Wow, 4 days is a short training time, but like you said, if that's all there is, then that's that. You'll learn as you go, and you'll re-invent some parts of it as you go, also, bringing your bright & cheerful style to every aspect.

I know you can. I know you can. I know you can.

Speedie, we'll all be keeping your new adventure in our prayers, also! Scary, yes, but exciting also. You go, girl!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #9353400

Suze - you have dmail.

I love y'all!!! And apologize as I've been rather brain dead upon arrival home each night so instead of computer time I had granddaughter time - which is the best therapy ever. And Suze - let me just tell you...I do not have a 'lawn' (figuratively and literally) - these threads are the family room where we all pull up a chair and share...the good as well as our needs. As I said in a dmail to Suze - she has inspired me...what an encouragement to others!!! And I can't wait to hear how it goes!!!!

Thank EACH of you for your encouragement!! Everyone at work has been more than understanding and kind to me...I'm just concerned as piles grow on my desk. But each day is a day something else settles in my brain...I feel the light bulb going off and say 'ok...that makes sense' I preface each call or email with disclaimers and a 'thanks for your patience while I'm learning the ropes' - everyone has giggled and said' no problem please let me know if I can help.' I giggle to myself because no one person knows what I'm doing (truth be known neither do I LOL). I simply keep telling myself as Suze will (I'm sure) - God doesn't make mistakes...it'll all come together (think Beatles)...

Hugs

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2012
2:57 AM

Post #9353439

You are sooooooooooo right, God does NOT make mistakes! He made YOU, didn't He!?! < =D Well, there you have it.

That's a cool feeling, huh? When the light bulb goes off over your head, and you have one of those "Oooooh, I get it!" moments. When you can hear the "click" when something falls into place, those are such wonderful moments, and I'll bet your having lots of those, more and more each day. But like I said in your D-mail reply, those stresses of trying so hard can be draining, and I'm sure I'm not the only one here who understands your need to unwind and 'turn it off', as it were. Ya gotta do it the best relaxing way you know how. (If I lived closer, I'd come over and give you a nice warm minty foot soak and massage!) =)

Hmmmm, if God were a Beatles fan (and I'm not entirely sure that He's not), He'd probably be singing, "Come together, riiight now, under Me...". < =)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9353609

CHantell, it's the darn learning curve , and it will get better soon. I started a new job recently, The person who trained me told me most everything I needed to know in two hours (a much less complex job to be sure) But I still had to make mistakes, try to work thru them, and then later think, Oh, THAT"S why she told me xxx...LOL.
Its a good time to be a starter- everyone is in the Christmas mode and ready to be kind and gentle to you!

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9354222

Ohhhhh Congrats, Sally!!! Yea YOU!!! How exciting - everyone's either involved in an adventure or starting a new adventure. Life is good and we are blessed!!! Had a VERY restful weekend to include a nap this afternoon. Can't remember the last nap I had...recharge and get ready...Monday's-a-coming... Have a wonderful week, family of mine!!!
rubyw
Crozet, VA

December 22, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9364658

Hey ladies...been a while since I had time to catch up on some of the threads. Won't get through all of them today either, but I will take this opportunity to first of all agree with Chantell that we are a blessed bunch. I want to wish everyone a beloved Christmas and I hope all your wishes come true. I also hope the new year will bring even more reason for joy to each and all. I feel so very blessed to call myself a member of this great group of folks. Oh sure...some toes get stepped on from time to time, but that happens in the best of places and to the best of people. I still maintain the thoughts I had upon meeting many of you the first time at Hart's plant swap...what an utterly fantastic group of people. I feel highly invested in many of you and your lives. I hope that any of you know that if at the end of the day, there is some way I can be of any sort of aid, you will let me know and I will try my best to help you find a way to have your needs met. I would like to be able to at some point give back all that has been given me by your wonderful people. For now...everyone stay the very same, I see nothing that needs to be changed about any of you at all.

Bless each of you.

Ruby

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