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(pt. 2) I suppose I’ll start with some sad news. Well, I wanted to thank everyone for keeping my family and my grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease in your prayers, as I truly, deeply appreciate that. Sadly, he joined Jesus in Heaven several weeks ago, and we will miss him dearly. But, still, you all don’t know how much I appreciated your prayers and support through this tough time. I couldn’t thank everyone enough for being shoulders to lean on and confide in when I felt sad and lonely. He was so loved by his family and is now living in a much happier place, with all his happy memories he had forgotten on Earth restored and remembered. But he will be missed all the same, and we are obviously heartbroken to lose him, even when we have faith that we will one day be reunited through Christ. We can find peace in knowing he is free of the suffering he once endured here. Thank you for all your prayers and condolences.
(pt. 1) Hiya, everybody! I hope everyone’s been doing well lately. And, I’m sure many of you can guess my “excuse” for not being more active lately—it’s my packed schedule with balancing school, homework, and dance. I’m sorry for not being on here more, I’m always thinking of all you and missing chatting with everyone. This is probably going to be a *fairly* brief update, as I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but there are a number of things I’d like to tell you guys, both good news and a bit of bad news.
“Even that’s not guaranteed!” Gwen snickered. Tallulah didn’t appear terribly pleased at this, but kept silent nonetheless. Finally, Farah decided to voice her opinion. “M’kay, so, I say we go, but if things get out-of-paw, we scram ASAP and get our tails outta there, ’cause I’m not having these freshly-done nails screwed up by some wacko,” She tossed her head indignantly. At this, Gwen sighed and rolled her eyes. Meanwhile, Phoenix could barely contain his excitement at the thought of getting involved in the conundrum. He looked about ready to burst. “Okay, so, everyone’s in…what are we waiting for? LET’S GO!” He squeaked in anticipation. Gwen followed with confidence and ease, while Tallulah and Farah trailed behind, clearly lacking their level of motivation to get involved, and probably for good reason, too. As the four foxes neared the circle of their fellow species, their ears were met by the yelling, shrieks, and screams of the bickering crowd. Tallulah cringed and recoiled as she even spotted a young fox being trampled upon by its own kind.
(Hiya! Happy Foxtober, everyone! This is hilarious so far, so I hope y’all don’t mind me popping in…the more foxes, the merrier, right? ;D) ~~~Phoenix (Fennec), Gwendolyn (Signature Red), Tallulah (Signature Arctic), and Farah (FrooFroo) were all walking back home as a skulk when, suddenly, they noticed a particularly loud, rowdy gang of foxes in the middle of what seemed to be a heated argument. They paused for a moment, taking in the chaotic scene with skepticism written on their faces. Phoenix was the first of the skulk to speak up. “Hey, uh, maybe we should go–” “See what’s going on,” Gwen quickly finished his sentence. “Yeah, whaddya foxes think? I say we go,” Phoenix eagerly seeked the approval of his group. “Always up for a little drama!” Gwen nodded. “As long as we won’t get into trouble, then I suppose I’m fine,” Tallulah bargained, wisely. “Oh, we will!” Phoenix laughed. Gwen snorted in amusement. “Well, then, just no one get hurt, I guess,” Tallulah replied, unsure of what they were getting themselves into.
(pt. 9) Although, sometimes I wish we all knew each other and were friends in real life! I mean, wouldn’t that be awesome? Does anyone else feel the same way as I do? I just feel like a lot of us share so much in common, and like we’d all get along really well. And have so many of the same interests, Webkinz being just one of them! I’d love to just hang out with you guys and talk, which I bet we could do for hours. I have a number of friends in real life, but some of them don’t even share as many interests/personality traits as I share with some of you! I just love this little community, and, in some ways, it just feels like home, like a little family-away-from-family. I hope this doesn’t sound too cheesy, lol XD I just really appreciate you guys and the bond we’ve created through Webkinz. :) Well, with ALL that being said (this might be a record for me XD) I hope to be able to come on here more often and hope you guys have a lovely weekend! ~Your Friend, Rosy <3
(pt. 8) I got to take some good pictures of Farraclaw, too, which I’ll probably be posting here sometime soon. ;) There were so many people there, and people that came from at least six different states in the U.S.! And amazing food, too, such as homemade barbecue, baked beans, apple crisp, and banana pudding, just to name a few. :P So, the trip to the mountains and family reunion was a great experience, and I even got to meet some relatives who I’d never met before and spend time with them. We all had an awesome time. Have any of you guys gone on any trips recently? Emi, I remember you saying that you were going to a Christian music concert and was wondering how it went. Did you have a good time there? I’d like to know how you’re all doing! I want you guys to know I’m always here, if you ever need anything or have prayer requests. I love and support all you guys, and consider you all to be my friends, even if we’re just online friends! That part doesn’t matter, am I right? XD
(pt. 7) This is all true, but it is also getting to be very long, so I’m going to stop there, for now. Just please be keeping us in your prayers, and, if any of you are experiencing similar things or feelings of darkness and doubt in your lives right now, know that God is always there for you, He will never leave or abandon you, and you can always pray and share your deepest feelings and emotions with Him. Even though my grandfather is passing away, there are still happy and positive things that have happened recently, too. At the beginning of September, my family, including my grandparents on my mom’s side and my aunt, all went to visit other family who live in the mountains several hours away from us. It was a fun trip, and the mountains were just so pretty that I wished we lived there, ourselves!
(pt. 6) No one is worthless, and every single one of us has a purpose in life that only we can fulfill. If we didn’t, then why would God even create us? To question our existence is to question Him. There may be days where we feel like we’re nothing, like a piece of filth that doesn’t deserve to live. But He loves us so much more than we could ever fathom, and we were worth so much to Him that He sent His own Son to die a grueling death for the sin of the world. Doesn’t that alone give us hope, and faith that there is so much more in store for our lives, and even more after we perish from this world? We all have a purpose, and God made us to do amazing things, to spread His love each day to those around us.
(pt. 5) Although this is a heartbreaking situation, in many ways it makes me feel even more thankful to be a Christian, because we can be faithful and have hope that he is on his way to a much happier place, free of the pain and suffering of this world. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to imagine what it’s like for non-Believer’s when they lose loved ones…where is their hope? Their encouragement that their loved one is in better hands? I’m going to be honest, even as a Believer, losing my great-grandmother early last summer was devastating to me, emotionally. We were all very close to her and loved her dearly, and her death greatly affected us. Last summer, there were times where my mind went to a dark place, where I felt hopeless and depressed. I went through a phase where I felt worthless, as if I had no purpose in life. But these are all doubts that the devil puts into our minds, in a desperate attempt to make us feel horrible about ourselves and even question our very existence.
(pt. 4) Also, please be keeping my family in your prayers, because my mom’s biological father (one of our grandfathers, as she also has a stepfather) is sadly passing away. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease quite a long time ago (it’s amazing he’s lived as long as he has) and is now progressively going downhill, possibly even just weeks away from dying. He lives in a nursing home in Ohio, so we very rarely get to see him as we live long ways away. Alzheimer’s disease is deadly, and there is no cure for it, so the person diagnosed will inevitably eventually pass away. It’s also a heartbreaking disease, as it slowly eats away at a person’s memory, until there is no memory remaining and they forget how to eat and even breathe. Right now, he’s in the stage where he won’t eat anything, so, as awful as this may sound, he is slowly starving to death. I’m sorry if this is depressing you guys, but it’s the truth and I feel I should be honest about it. Alzheimer’s disease is a real thing, real and horrible. And it’s taking the life of one of my grandfathers.
(pt. 3) There are also several other things that have been interfering with me coming on here more often, and these are, unfortunately, the negative things that have been going on lately. Just a few weeks ago (on Tuesday the 4th, I believe) I got really sick with a horrible sore throat, fever, and feeling super weak, so my mom took me to the doctor that Friday, and it turned out I had caught Strep Throat. I wasn’t surprised by this, as I had been feeling awful, and whenever I tried drinking or eating, it felt as if I was trying to swallow glass. But, weirdly, this was the very first time I’ve ever had Strep in my life, and I’m in High School! I don’t know where I caught it, but it was probably from being around so many people and germs that I wasn’t exposed to all summer. So, I was pretty much sick in bed with Strep for almost two weeks, which was obviously no fun (and I still had to get homework done while I was sick). But, at least I’m better now!
(pt. 2) So, needless to say, school and homework are one thing that keeps me away from here. Another is my busy dance schedule, as I’m taking a total of ten different classes a week (2 Ballet, 2 Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, and Performance Company Choreography). Also, for those of you who were wondering, the Performance Company which I’m a member of at my dance studio is basically a dance team, except we’re not competitive. Our main purpose is performing at local events and places, such as parades, festivals, Christmas shows and programs, and nursing homes/assisted living facilities. I’m very happy to have the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful team, and it’s a really fun and positive environment, too! This is my fourth season with Performance Company, and my 12th year dancing.
(pt. 1) Bonjour, everyone! (I guess I’m catching on to this “alternate ways to say hello” thing XD) It seems like I say this a lot, but I once again apologize for the recent inactivity. I’ve had quite a lot going on as of the end of August, and it’s all been keeping me extremely busy. First, the school and dance season officially started back up at the end of August, and all of that’s been going well, but my schedule is packed. And, for all of those who were wondering, I attend a homeschool group exclusively for High Schoolers, and it’s held at a local church on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This year I’m taking British Literature, Marine Biology, Sociology, and Creative Writing at this Cooperative, and I’m also doing French (this is my 5th year and I take it in a small class with an instructor I’ve had since Middle School, and class is held at her house) and Math through an online course at home. So, I’m taking all these courses, plus I have a heavy homework load, especially for my classes with my homeschool group. (Although, I’m not complaining, as I enjoy being busy, it just keeps
Ha, that’s funny, as I’m reading “Le Morte d’Arthur” right now for my High School British Lit. class! What a coincidence XD
(part 3)~~Starting Monday I’m going to be getting back into a normal school and dance schedule, so things will get busier, but I’ll try my best to come on here as often as feasible, even if it has to be exclusively on weekends. I’m actually pretty excited about school this year, and I’m always excited about dance. How about you guys? Anyways, I’m glad to be back (at least for now) and can’t wait to chat more with all of you! :D