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The Best Of Times...The Worst Of Times
« on: 18/11/2006 16:05:02 »
Dear All (Hugs & Shmishes the NS Peeps)

As EWE all well know, life is full of ups and downs !..it can kick you down and stomp on your head or raise you up and elevate EWE to a wondrous plateau.

Would you care to elaborate on what for EWE were so far the best of times and the worst of times ?

With respect, I can see that to dwell on the worse may well rekindle sad memories and so contribution to that part of this thread is of course purely voluntary...well..just like all the the threads here of course.


For me The best time is seeing every one of my children born.....It was at those times that I discovered that ' Love At First Sight' really existed.

The Worst time ?...well..* le sigh*.......Though I remember very little..I suppose it must have been the sudden death of my father when I was 7.


and You ?


 

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Re: The Best Of Times...The Worst Of Times
« Reply #1 on: 18/11/2006 16:55:14 »
     Well for me seeing my children born was certainly the same for me as you . Then there would have to be falling in love and realizing life is simply a beautiful metmorphosis of changes we experience as we grow older.And that aging doesn't mean the loss of love and desire and passion. Life is full of surprises

      The saddest times in my life would have to have been as a child being sexually abused by my step father. Then would the 13 months I cared for and nursed my mother during her struggle with cancer untill holding her hand watching her take her last breath. There was deep sorrow, as she was mother,she was also my best friend in the world and had helped me through the death Of my best highschool friend as well as loosing several members of my family to senseless murders all within a couple years of each other.

  In all I have learned and grown from every experience and know that even the saddest points in our lives serve to help us be stronger and they serve a purpose if we just open our hearts and minds and learn from them instead of closing ourselves off from that aspect of the learning process. With each event of my life I have certainly experienced a series of metomorphic changes as a person.
 

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Re: The Best Of Times...The Worst Of Times
« Reply #2 on: 18/11/2006 17:11:25 »
     Well for me seeing my children born was certainly the same for me as you . Then there would have to be falling in love and realizing life is simply a beautiful metmorphosis of changes we experience as we grow older.And that aging doesn't mean the loss of love and desire and passion. Life is full of surprises

      The saddest times in my life would have to have been as a child being sexually abused by my step father. Then would the 13 months I cared for and nursed my mother during her struggle with cancer untill holding her hand watching her take her last breath. There was deep sorrow, as she was mother,she was also my best friend in the world and had helped me through the death Of my best highschool friend as well as loosing several members of my family to senseless murders all within a couple years of each other.

  In all I have learned and grown from every experience and know that even the saddest points in our lives serve to help us be stronger and they serve a purpose if we just open our hearts and minds and learn from them instead of closing ourselves off from that aspect of the learning process. With each event of my life I have certainly experienced a series of metomorphic changes as a person.




KAREN MAM,

THANK YOU for this.

I share in your elation of watching your children being born...I guess you had to be there eh ? LOL...

I can't imagine the trauma of you early childhood and display gratitude that you would mention that here......Hugs the Karen Mam

saying good bye to your mum after caring for her for so long must have been one of the most difficult times for you too...once again...I applaud the words you have used to describe it so.

THANK YOU FOR THIS.......one things for sure....we all love you Karen Mam.....you are the Mother of this Site.....

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/11/2006 17:28:35 »
You Are way too Kind.. You have been through alot of emotional stresses in your life as well.. I think we all have.. You have shown remarkable ability to continue cope through ensomnia and other stressfull events that would normally wipe someone like me off the playing field! You continue to plod on and I find that quite remarkable and feel as if you are alot of the glue that holds things together around here.. Always welcoming everyone as well as providing us with humor we all need to get through... and you do this even when you are feeling low and perhaps hurting yourself.. You are a remarkable person! So Please remember that! IT'S YOU that makes the site FUN to explore and learn new things!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/11/2006 18:04:26 »
The first time I held my children.  I knew then what true unconditional love was really about. Before my son was born I remember wondering if I could love a son as much as my daughter.  When I held him the first time and he touched my cheek, he stole my heart.
Ashleys graduating high school, with honors, and her getting into college was another best of times.  

Another best of times for me was also during one of the worst of times.  It was after my business failed and I had tons of legal trouble.  I was facing a possible prison sentence and astronomical fines and legal bills.  I knew alot of marriages that broke up over much less. I always knew that hubby loved me, but I didn't know if our marriage would survive this.  But one awful day he put his arms around me and promised me that WE would get through this and he would stand beside me no mattter what happened.  That was probably the moment I knew that my husband was my rock, my best friend, my world.  

The absolute worst of times was the life and death of my sister.  She was born when I was 15.  She was so beautiful.  She was born with multiple birth defects and wasn't supposed to live more than  a few days.  She lived 7 months.  That was the year I nearly lost my mind.  Our family was going through what I considered Hell.  My parents were on the verge of divorce.  I read this book called The Littlest Angel.  It was about a child that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans had that was born with downs syndrome.  Before the birth of their child, they were going through bad times too.  Their baby brought their family back together.  I prayed with all my might that we could have a baby like that.  She would be what saved our family.  When we did, the guilt nearly killed me, literally.  I was so jealous of her.  She got all the attention and adoration and for a time, I hated her for that.  It didn't take long for me to fall in love with her.  She was angelic and I still miss her.  She had 7 brain surgeries during her short life, and she died in the hospital . I watched my mom fall apart and sink into a shell of her former self.  All she did was sleep and cry.  I felt tricked and betrayed by God and I just wanted to die.  But I didn't, and neither did our family.  Carrie would be 25 today, and I still miss her and think of her daily.  She did bring our family back together and she continues to bless me.

Carolyn
 

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Re: The Best Of Times...The Worst Of Times
« Reply #5 on: 18/11/2006 18:15:08 »
Oh CArolyn I am glad that your little sister was able to bring your family such joy! Isn't it funny how even the saddest moments can bring us joy and closer together!

I know also that it can sometimes move the other way, but I think in those cases that maybe those are meant to learn something else maybe something greater.. who knows, we are all blessed to be able to have these life experiences and even though sometimes we cannot see through the pain... I know that just past that point is joy somewhere.. I seek out the joy as it illiminates the sadness and helps us to cope with the worst of times!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/11/2006 21:19:15 »
You Are way too Kind.. You have been through alot of emotional stresses in your life as well.. I think we all have.. You have shown remarkable ability to continue cope through ensomnia and other stressfull events that would normally wipe someone like me off the playing field! You continue to plod on and I find that quite remarkable and feel as if you are alot of the glue that holds things together around here.. Always welcoming everyone as well as providing us with humor we all need to get through... and you do this even when you are feeling low and perhaps hurting yourself.. You are a remarkable person! So Please remember that! IT'S YOU that makes the site FUN to explore and learn new things!

THANK YOU KAREN MAM,

You're very kind and your generosity in the words you say shine through to elevate everybody here,.

LOL...by the way it's Insomnia with an ' I ' not Ensomnia with an 'E'  !!..lol...you make me smile.  ;)

I remain gracious by your warmth and kindness...THANK YOU
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/11/2006 21:28:50 »
The first time I held my children.  I knew then what true unconditional love was really about. Before my son was born I remember wondering if I could love a son as much as my daughter.  When I held him the first time and he touched my cheek, he stole my heart.
Ashleys graduating high school, with honors, and her getting into college was another best of times. 

Surely, the most amazing of wondrous bonds that only can exist between a mother and newborn child. You carry a child for 9 months and then go through the ' trauma ' of childbirth....and then....when you hold that bundle after giving birth .....and the tears start to flow.....you just know it's a beautiful thing....Wonderful Carolyn...just wonderful !!


Another best of times for me was also during one of the worst of times.  It was after my business failed and I had tons of legal trouble.  I was facing a possible prison sentence and astronomical fines and legal bills.  I knew alot of marriages that broke up over much less. I always knew that hubby loved me, but I didn't know if our marriage would survive this.  But one awful day he put his arms around me and promised me that WE would get through this and he would stand beside me no mattter what happened.  That was probably the moment I knew that my husband was my rock, my best friend, my world. 

Whate else can I say...except...can I marry him too ?.....This man is such a rare breed.....get him on this forum so he can teach us humanity...Hugs the Corky...luffs the Corky !!


The absolute worst of times was the life and death of my sister.  She was born when I was 15.  She was so beautiful.  She was born with multiple birth defects and wasn't supposed to live more than  a few days.  She lived 7 months.  That was the year I nearly lost my mind.  Our family was going through what I considered Hell.  My parents were on the verge of divorce.  I read this book called The Littlest Angel.  It was about a child that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans had that was born with downs syndrome.  Before the birth of their child, they were going through bad times too.  Their baby brought their family back together.  I prayed with all my might that we could have a baby like that.  She would be what saved our family.  When we did, the guilt nearly killed me, literally.  I was so jealous of her.  She got all the attention and adoration and for a time, I hated her for that.  It didn't take long for me to fall in love with her.  She was angelic and I still miss her.  She had 7 brain surgeries during her short life, and she died in the hospital . I watched my mom fall apart and sink into a shell of her former self.  All she did was sleep and cry.  I felt tricked and betrayed by God and I just wanted to die.  But I didn't, and neither did our family.  Carrie would be 25 today, and I still miss her and think of her daily.  She did bring our family back together and she continues to bless me.

Tears welling up Carolyn !....don't have much to say after reading this except that WE LOVE YOU CAROLYN !!!!


Carolyn


THANK YOU CAROLYN...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS !!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/11/2006 21:35:16 »
Sir, You are indeed correct, Who's the teacher here anyway? LOL Thanks for the very polite correction Sir! I do love the spell check but me forgets to use it!LOL!
You always make me smile TOO! Thanks!


You Are way too Kind.. You have been through alot of emotional stresses in your life as well.. I think we all have.. You have shown remarkable ability to continue cope through ensomnia and other stressfull events that would normally wipe someone like me off the playing field! You continue to plod on and I find that quite remarkable and feel as if you are alot of the glue that holds things together around here.. Always welcoming everyone as well as providing us with humor we all need to get through... and you do this even when you are feeling low and perhaps hurting yourself.. You are a remarkable person! So Please remember that! IT'S YOU that makes the site FUN to explore and learn new things!

THANK YOU KAREN MAM,

You're very kind and your generosity in the words you say shine through to elevate everybody here,.

LOL...by the way it's Insomnia with an ' I ' not Ensomnia with an 'E'  !!..lol...you make me smile.  ;)

I remain gracious by your warmth and kindness...THANK YOU
 

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Re: The Best Of Times...The Worst Of Times
« Reply #9 on: 21/11/2006 05:53:52 »
The first time I held my children.  I knew then what true unconditional love was really about. Before my son was born I remember wondering if I could love a son as much as my daughter.  When I held him the first time and he touched my cheek, he stole my heart.
Ashleys graduating high school, with honors, and her getting into college was another best of times.  

Another best of times for me was also during one of the worst of times.  It was after my business failed and I had tons of legal trouble.  I was facing a possible prison sentence and astronomical fines and legal bills.  I knew alot of marriages that broke up over much less. I always knew that hubby loved me, but I didn't know if our marriage would survive this.  But one awful day he put his arms around me and promised me that WE would get through this and he would stand beside me no mattter what happened.  That was probably the moment I knew that my husband was my rock, my best friend, my world.  

The absolute worst of times was the life and death of my sister.  She was born when I was 15.  She was so beautiful.  She was born with multiple birth defects and wasn't supposed to live more than  a few days.  She lived 7 months.  That was the year I nearly lost my mind.  Our family was going through what I considered Hell.  My parents were on the verge of divorce.  I read this book called The Littlest Angel.  It was about a child that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans had that was born with downs syndrome.  Before the birth of their child, they were going through bad times too.  Their baby brought their family back together.  I prayed with all my might that we could have a baby like that.  She would be what saved our family.  When we did, the guilt nearly killed me, literally.  I was so jealous of her.  She got all the attention and adoration and for a time, I hated her for that.  It didn't take long for me to fall in love with her.  She was angelic and I still miss her.  She had 7 brain surgeries during her short life, and she died in the hospital . I watched my mom fall apart and sink into a shell of her former self.  All she did was sleep and cry.  I felt tricked and betrayed by God and I just wanted to die.  But I didn't, and neither did our family.  Carrie would be 25 today, and I still miss her and think of her daily.  She did bring our family back together and she continues to bless me.

Carolyn

You are most amazing!  Thanks Carolyn for being gracious enough to share your stories....Hugs to you!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 21/11/2006 17:17:10 »
Yes she is.. Neil, Loretta, Carolyn, Daniel, George Gaia, and  and all you lovely people here, I count meeting you all as one of my best of times in my life! You all shine like stars in the sky and I wuvs you so Much!!! Carolyn You are amazing!
 

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