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Sr High (10-12) And Growing Up UPC

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Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you  the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psalm 37:4-5


I got through my Jr high years with only having to repeat grade eight. I had to have corrective surgery, which we thought wouldn't interrupt my schooling  so we had the surgery scheduled for the March break but in the end, I ended up missing several weeks of school which set me back. This coupled with my mum having her first heart attack, my nephew who was in our care at the time, and someone had to stay home and tend to him and keep the house while my mum recuperated. 
I was looking forward to Sr High. I knew there would be at least four other girls from my church who would also be attending the same school and so I was hoping that these years would be a little different from the previous years. But things didn't turn out that way. Two of the girls were French and hung out with the French crowd the other two, well we j…

Junior High Years (7-8) and Growing Up UPC...

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"I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind:  I am like a broken vessel"  Psalm 31:12

 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good  in order to bring about this present result... Genesis 50:20
I finished up my six years of elementary by the "seat of my pants" as the old saying goes. During a Parent/Teacher meeting it was suggested to my mum that maybe they should hold me back a year. I was passing, just barely mind you, and my teacher felt it was due. in part. to all the bullying that I was experiencing. Most of my teachers said that I could have been an A student, but because of the stress of the weekly tauntings, my grade levels were mostly B's and C's. However; in the end it was decided upon that I would enter Junior High (7), and if need be, could repeat grade 7. 
Grade seven started out a little rough. Paul Dube, my nemesis from my elementary years, tried to start up the bullying once again. But this time it was brought to a quick e…

Elementary days (1-6) and growing up UPC

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And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands?  Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Zechariah 13:6 (KJV)

School days, school days Dear old golden rule days Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic...
Well five years have passed and I had already come through a lot for such a little girl. Just to recap; within the first 21 months of my life I had had two major operation; the first when I was 12 days old, the second when I was 17 months old. On both occasions the doctors did not offer much hope. Matter a fact after my second major operation at 17 months, the doctors advised my mother not to even allow me to put any weight on my legs. It would be by God's grace and healing power that, in spite of what the doctors had to say, I did walk and I accomplished every challenge that any other child would face during these growing stages. A third major surgery would be considered when I was 3 years old to have my blad…

This Is My Story; From Birth to Five Years

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My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed., Psalm 139:15-16{NKJV}
Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world...


My story begins by going back nine months prior to March 5th of 1967. My mum had thought she was done raising a family, as her youngest son was almost 10, her second oldest was just about done high school, and her eldest was working in Montreal. But... she soon found out that I was well on my way. 
Sunday morning of March 5th, 1967 came and no doubt the family were up and getting ready for church. This was a church going family, a godly Christian family, and church played a big role in the life of my family. I remember my mother saying once that it was snowing on this particular day. As evening settled in a familiar feeling came over my mum and she knew it was time to go...I would be born that evening at 10:20 pm. Weighing in at 7 lbs…