yep.. I would say Keep your Chin up is one of the best titles for chinchilla supplies its positive and fun...and yep I know Sally a long time.
Actually when I was a a little kid my mother had her gall bladder removed. She had lost a lot of blood and they gave her a blood transfusion. One transfusion turned into 2 transfusions
and just like maybe 15 years ago when they didnt check blood for AIDS etc The blood my mother received was BAD. It came from a man who had severe sirosis of the liver. He died soon after giving his blood and my mother was now terminally ill with liver disease.
She was sick but an amazing mother and she died when I was 14 years old.
I was always always always scared of death. I had nightmares, and was afraid of the dark. My mother was in and out of the hospital even comas for years and years. Sometimes she would go away for a month at a time and stay at the prestigious Mount Sanai hospital.
Whenever I couldn't sleep... My mother would take me in the backyard , in the dark and tell me... Jamie ...I am here, I am not going anywhere I am TOO BUSY TO DIE and then she would say reach out your hand and I would touch a momosa tree that we planted together she would continue Jamie ...this is our tree..this tree is here in the light and also here at night. The dark is as beautiful as the day, and there is nothing to be afraid of.[/b]
As she hugged me and comforted my fears she sang to me.. she sang what still one of my favorite songs
Its called YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
and it was released in 1945
and has the famous line
KEEP YOUR CHIN UP....high
guess Sally, and our project ...has the right idea ...ya know?
When you walk through a storm Keep your chin up high And don't be afraid of the dark. At he end of the storm Is a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain, Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone, You'll never walk alone
Post by annacrazysocks on Apr 6, 2011 18:35:44 GMT -5
Jamie this is one of the most touching things I've ever read, I'm sorry for your mothers passing when you were such a young guy, she seemed like a really wonderful woman. Your story had me in tears, all I can say is sorry. -Anna :c
Post by charliebunny1 on Apr 6, 2011 18:41:42 GMT -5
thats amazing jamie, i wish i had someone that i felt that close, i'm really not close to my family. the only time i feel really safe is when i have my dog vinnie by my side i know when he is here with me in my room that noone and nothing can hurt me he simply wouldn't let it i have only ever trusted one person enough to believe they cared about me and that didn't turn out well so now i just don't trust people well not easily, although i have to say Jamie i do believe you really care and in the small environment of luckys place i feel understood and accepted. so thankyou jamie and thanks to everyone else too X when i feel really down i listen to Josh Groban - You are loved. it is truely amazing
That period before they tested blood was horrible. It was like when the medical professionals were first discovering AIDS and learning about it. So many lives were complicated so awfully. Some days it still makes me so angry. It is why I am so focused on justice now.
Post by charliebunny1 on Apr 7, 2011 5:27:18 GMT -5
i think its stupid that even when they knew about this they didn't always test before giving blood, obviously they couldn't before they knew tho. sometimes i think doctors care more about getting through all the patients then fixing each one, i heard that in UK in recent years people complained about improper care at their GP because the GPs were more bothered about only spending 10 mins or something stupid like that with each patient. i had a real issue with doctors at one point because my grandad had been going to doctor saying something was wrong for over a year and they never found anything until a long time after they discovered he actually had cancer and the doc actually turned round and said 'if we had found it earlier we could have helped but there isn't really anything we can do now' i wanted to kill him. my grandad lived for quite a while after but has now died. i think the focus needs to be put back on people and not worrying about money or time.
How hard for you to loose your mom when you were so young but harder still to see all she went to before she crossed over. My mom was in a car accident and got blood and for years she lived in fear that it was tainted.
I'm very sorry you went through that, Jamie. Thank you for sharing the beautiful song. Your mom sounds like a very special woman. It's no wonder "keep your chin up" has so much meaning for you. It is wonderful that you let those special words help you be a healing influence in the lives of others.
thank you all Ilka the song comes from the broadway show Carousel
Here is the original
Here is Patti kickin it
WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!! Love it!!! (patti) The other Version sadly the don't show AGAIN here in Germany But know I found some Versions from the musical itself - AWESOME!!! I have to share this with my musicians!
Last Edit: Apr 7, 2011 17:25:22 GMT -5 by piratesmom