The beginning of my day I look for some SurvivorWOW (Words of Wellness.) September 2015 is a season that I have had to use everything I have been given in the Word to sustain myself, soul and spirit. I have written these last thirty days about the days and ways of my GirlMic/Leslie before her death on September 1, 2015. Because I work well with setting goals , I chose to write 100 words in her memory daily. On this last day of September I dedicate my working and walking in the Fruit of the Spirit to my GirlMic, Mrs. Leslie Michelle Fleming.
Well, Well, Well! I started my eleventh hour prayer session at 11:15 after spending time talking to my GirlMic/Leslie. This is grief wellness as I read and write the sweet memories of my “Go To Girl!” Today my Son- in- love brought me three pair of walking shoes and her joy bag as I begin my training for our October cancer walks. I have been a volunteer for the walks for many years but this year I will not have my support and encouragers here physically, but I feel them in my
self, soul and spirit walking with me.
This is a 01:11 post when I am in a state of no sleep. I hear the music in the background playing softly but it has not set me in a sleep zone. I am writing to my find the peace so I keep looking at the pictures of happy times. What will help me get through this midnight?
I started to read my Sunday school lesson titled” Remembering God’s Faithfulness from Acts 7:55 “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.”
My Daughter died. I heard these words coming out of my mouth as I sat at a health/cancer prevention forum. I was introduced to two ladies as I sat at their table. I had said I would sit quietly and stay in my listening zone. I had been sending thank you cards and doing things to get through the 25th day after her death. I heard them talking about family members who had died and one lady talked about her son’s death two years ago and how she was missing him. The words came from my soul, “my daughter died.”
This is one of those pictures that I will remember as long as I live. This is Pastor Michael Martin from Oak Springs speaking at my GirlMic’s funeral. We were blessed to be supported by many other Pastors and Preachers. I smile because I saw the love of so many of my fellow minsters as we came together to celebrate her smiles and her work and giving while she was with us physically. I remember with a smile that Pastor Martin talked about the strength and joy that Leslie shared and the title we shared: Leslie was a Quiet Giver
I can only reblog today because of my weary heart. I have been reading beautiful cards and sending acknowledgements t after my GirlMic/Leslie’s death 22 days ago.
Causes of death in the United States in 2012:
This is 2,543,279 deaths in 2012.
The top ten are: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, unintentional injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and suicide.
Let’s take them one by one.
Heart disease: This is number one. 599,711 deaths. 23.6% of total deaths all ages both sexes in the US in 2012. So that is where I start when I do the counseling part of a physical.
Let’s review heart disease risk factors:
lack of exercise
smoking other things…
As you might guess, this part of the discussion can use up a lot of the visit….
Cancer: All the cancer deaths together are 22.9% of the 2012 total.
We can screen for a few cancers: lung cancer is now the number…
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