Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas, 2013 Love Bomb Nominees

 I would like to enter in your "contest" for a love bomb. The last few months have been extremely difficult for my family. My daughter lost her job this summer and due to a genetic condition has completely lost the sight in one eye and is all most blind in the other. This has made it very difficult for her to get another job and with her two boys ages 4 & 7, it is very heartbreaking as well. I am in a wheelchair, have had multiple surgeries and on disability due to a work accident from Nov. Of 2000. . My disability check is supporting two households as best as I can. We are praying that my daughter will find a job soon! With having to try to provide things for two families on such little income I haven't been able to do much for the holidays, let alone Christmas. I shop at Goodwill and Salvation Army always looking for things I can repurpose or remake for my family. I would be extremely grateful if I were to receive any type of help this year that would help me to try to get the grandsons a little something to put under the Christmas tree. My motto is "The Power of Positive Thinking and God will get me through anything“.

A husband who recently lost his job and is taking any work he can find to support his young daughter and his wife who can no longer work due to multiple serious health diffficulties.  He always puts his family first as can be seen by the holes in his shoes, shirts and jeans.  No matter how long his day has been, he still finds time to spend with his daughter and time to try to massage the pain from his wife's feet and legs each day.  He never complains.  He just continues to love his family unconditionally and continues to do his best to keep food on their table and a roof over their heads.

This sounds so silly to say, but I nominate myself. Why? Because I have met 4 ladies in 4 different states that share the same brain condition I have. Finally someone that gets it! And I'll be able to turn around and bless them!!

I'd like to nominate _______ for a love bomb. She has just had a rough couple of years. She struggled with a child's teen pregnancy that ended in a still birth, has an autistic child, & financial problems. Through it all her faith remains strong. She has been a great friend & confidant as I now struggle with some similar issues. Thank you.

I would like to nominate _____________. She lost her dad in August. She has had a very difficult time in dealing with the loss. She was very close to him as he protected her from a bad situation and fought and won custody of her and her brother when they were young. With the holidays, it is especially difficult I think. I probably could do better with her, but have been dealing with my own grief too. She is like one of my own daughters as I have mothered her since she was 11. It would be nice to cheer her up. Thanks.

I'd like to nominate _____________. She needs some special lovin and support right now and a love bomb would be such a blessing! She and my brother were anticipating the arrival and adoption of their 3rd daughter, and were planning to welcome the holiday season with a newborn in their home. They've spent the past several months getting to know a special birth mom and her young children, ______drove her to every appointment and was with her for everything as her own family had left her. ______was in the delivery room, cut the cord and held her child before anyone else, stayed in the hospital with the birthmama and baby whom _______and my brother named, and stayed by her side... Until the day she was to be released from the hospital and the birth mom decided she no longer wanted any contact with our family and handed the baby to the birth father and they left.
______has stayed strong in the eyes of the older children, and she returned to work the following week, as an elementary media specislist, where the young children have been asking how her baby is everyday... ______faith in Him is great and she knows this is part of a bigger plan, yet as a Mama yearning to parent one last time, she's struggling. I can't imagine a better lift than a Sisterly Love bomb!

I am nominating myself because for once I am doing something selfish. My life has been crazy for the last three years. My daughter tore her ACL and had surgery in Oct 2010, the morning after her surgery I received a call from my oldest son (who was away at college) that he was in the hospital ER because he had been jumped and beaten badly. In April 2011 my husband suffered a brain aneurysm and stroke and although he survived he is now like a 7 year old child. In Oct 2011 my second oldest son, who was a freshman in college playing football, tore his ACL and had surgery. Then in Jan 2013 my daughter was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, after months of chemo and weeks of radiation traveling between Lincoln and Omaha and staying many days with her inpatient, she is now in remission. This fall she began college and she is a cheerleader cheering on her brother, however the second game of the season he broke his ankle and missed the rest of the season, and needed surgery to put in a plate and 7 screws. All was well we were getting ready to enjoy our Thanksgiving break all my kids were home when Tuesday night I received a call from my youngest son, he had been involved in a rollover accident (he was not the driver and everyone walked away with minor bumps and bruises) and finally yesterday morning my daughter called she was involved in an accident (again she and the other driver are both fine her car however is not). I had to give up my job soon after my husband was released from the hospital, things are better for him and I feel comfortable leaving him to take a part time job but they are not easy to find in my field. I am very grateful for all the blessing that have been given to me but I just feel that I deserve a little something for ME after doing do much for everyone else. Thank you.

I would like to nominate my Grandma.  She's been in remission from lung cancer for 7 years. She is always putting others first. She is in her 70's and still works full time in addition to keeping up with all of my Grandpa's medical appointments. She makes sure is everyone is taken care of, happy, and well fed. I think the world would be a better place if there were more people like her!

I would like to nominate __________.  Her husband recently fell from a ladder and suffered several injuries which he is receiving care for at Madonna in Lincoln. She is a teacher and young mother of 2 children.  They are currently staying with their aunt and uncle while their parents are in Lincoln.

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