Share Your World

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Our Questions Today:

newsywbannerWhen you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I feel like I’m “old” already, but I’m only 53, so I guess I still have a little ways to go before I’m really “old”.  I don’t have any grandchildren and my children don’t really ask me to tell them stories anymore. They’ve pretty much heard them all already, those that I could remember. Their daddy is the master storyteller, so they usually go to him for stories.

The relationship between David and me started out badly, but after that initial hurdle, it has been fine. Not perfect, but fine. We are human, after all, and sometimes hurt people when we aren’t meaning to do that at all.

I don’t think that I’m better at anything than I actually am. I generally have low self-esteem and zero self-confidence. I don’t feel like I’m particularly good at anything.

“This one’s husband said not to resuscitate her if she codes.” That would be a pretty bad thing to hear.  One of the worst things that I’ve heard coming out of surgery was after our baby girl Dorian was stillborn.  I got infected and had to have a D&C. As I was waking up, I was bawling my eyes out. Cry face and all that. The recovery room nurses were making fun of me, laughing, and saying, “Look at that face!”  They did not win any brownie points for the medical community that day!

Our kids and David put a smile on my face every day and often make me laugh.  Tiglet and the Soot Sprites make me laugh with their rough and tumble wrestling matches and attempts at tree climbing. I appreciate Martha’s ability to curl up most anywhere and fall asleep for hours. Petra makes me laugh because of the way she sits and stares at me until I give her a snack.  She thinks I’m the snack lady.

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” —Jane Howard

And those listed above are mine. 🙂  Who makes up your tribe?



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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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6 Responses to Share Your World

  1. Great answers all! I was beginning to think nobody had any ‘awful but turned out great’ stories to share, save for myself. Well I am a bit odd. Thanks for sharing your world! Your life sounds AMAZING and I must read more about your tribe, particularly the Soot Sprites! 🙂

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    • Thank you. 🙂 I will agree that parts of my life are amazing. How many people have had not one, but two of their dreams come true? And, there’s still more opportunities for others to come true, too.

      There will be another photo of Tiglet and the Soot Sprites in the Wednesday Hodgepodge post tomorrow on my PS Annie! blog.
      Have a blessed day!


  2. Vanessence says:

    Okay, those nurses just make me want to punch them. I’m so sorry you had to go through that, on top of your already heartbreaking loss.

    xoxox hugs

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    • Thanks, Vanessa. (((Hugs))) I just can’t imagine doing such to someone, especially under those circumstances. People can be so cruel.
      Have a blessed weekend.

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      • Vanessence says:

        Sometimes I have this weird notion that some people went into nursing strictly for the pain/bully factor. Yes, there are some amazing, kind, caring, nurturing nurses out there. But some of them … grr! I hope you don’t have to have another nursing experience, but if you do, I pray it’s a good one!

        Blessings! ❤

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        • Thank you. I don’t intend to have anymore nursing experiences personally. I refuse to ever go to a medical place again after the life-changing botching of my last surgery in 2010. I do appreciate the prayers very much. 🙂
          I hope and pray you never have need to be hospitalized either!
          Have a blessed weekend. :)❤


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