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Who is who... Introduce Yourself February 13, 2008 12:58 AM

I like Kids... play with kids and become a kid yourself for kids are our future and they like grown ups which go with them onto their tracks thinking like them... giving them the certitude to be on the right track called life... Aren't we all children - some dare to see it, some close their eyes for not being aware of this... we all are kids and should preserve our hearts.
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 February 13, 2008 11:29 AM

Well said Francois,

My Name is Isabella, but My Friends call me Bella.  have two sons and 5 grandchildren.
I like kids better than a lot of adults I have met. I find them more honest and open.
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I have climbed the highest mountain
And sailed the ocean wide
But nothing could ever fill my heart
Like a smile from a child,
I have seen the sunsets
That would take your breath away,
But nothing could ever shine so bright
When a child is brought our way,
When temptations were so many
And i dealt with selfish pride
Nothing could ever turn my head
Like a cry from a child,
This life is filled with obstacles
That make us want to hide,
But the world will always turn on time
Through the eyes of a child,
I've seen my days of sadness
And worry was so much
But nothing could ever cleared my mind
Like a child's gentle touch,
I have walked through darkened valleys
And traveled wayward miles
But nothing could stop me in my tracks
Like a smile from a child,
Our lives are set on a time scale
The clock will tick away
But there are no minutes for us to count
When a child has ask to play,
These eyes of mine are growing old
The future I cannot see
But the world never felt so much at peace
When a child sits on my knee.
I have lived my life on chances
And that’s how it was meant to be
But I've always had an angel
To watch carefully over me,
God sends us guardian angels
And we know not what their size
To help us with this life down here
To walk us through our miles,
God sends you this blessing
A little angel comes your way
To fill your heart with happiness
With every passing day,
So lift your arms to heaven
And hold them open wide,
God sends you a life of treasures
Through the eyes of a child

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Who am I? February 16, 2008 1:57 AM

Just for you here some aspects of my life that might be interesting you....
I am now 60 years old, live in Basel Switzerland and always was engaged to promote a life that reflects my love for GOD and for my next ones.
My Christian faith and the challenge to love others is the highest wisdom I found in life. It is most important and precious to stick to the decision to be a disciple of Christ in good and in bad times. To stay faithful to GOD means to live really. But it is also GODs calling not our decision alone, we just answer his seek for us. I must add here that I made the experience to fail and to regret not to have seriously fought to stay with my initial goals... We all should insist even if it looks like it is impossible to go on... It also means that we never should give up our dreams, they are the base for our lives.
I love children particularly for they are those who are still open to seek the life that could be theirs to embrace with enthousiasm their own dreams. They need honest adults to help them find their own destinies. I try to be there for them.
I just will add that I was the Preident and CEO of "Children withoput Borders" a charitable foundation that helped 35'000 kids from poor families in Berlin (Germany) to have holidays in my country (Switzerland) as guests of hosting families.
Many friendships for life were forged and many grown up kids kept the contact with their "host families". Some even made their apprentice time here as the hosts had cared for a apprentice job here for them qwhen they did not find one in their own place. There is of course innumerable stories like this. In the moment this foundation was closed and other bigger organisations overtook the task.
I am married and have two daughters, one (22) studying medicine at university to become a doctor, the other still little (4) is still seeking her personality...
My main work is to care for computers and their users. Set up PCs and support the users. Also do I make accounting for little companies. I try to be a good witnes of my faith without oppressing others, I am very tolerant and accept others views of life and leave them on their track always ready to help them out if they discover a deeper need in their lives... But also learning much friom them.
I am aware that nobody is strong enough to really love others, we all need GODs support and gifts to be enabled to live up to our standarts. Thus i try never to judge others but just to be friends. If you want a hint: Don't doubt yourself, don't doubt GODs true love (practical and real), Buiild your life onto what you learned to be true for you and don't allow others to make you leave your own basic knowledge... be yourself, be a fine and good person, careing for others... Learn what you learn for improving your service for others. Your harvest then will be great! Then you never will have to regret to have gone the way you chose to go...

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anonymous Who is who... your relation to kids... February 16, 2008 8:10 AM

Trust, Honesty, Integrity, Love of Learning & Excellence!  Hello  greetings from PA my name is Princess i have 3 children  I'm married and i have a mini schnauzer whom i adopted he had many challenges in his life just like us with understanding love patience he is doing wonderful  people told me to take him back to the shelter i put all the negative suggestions and squash them ( i got that word from my kids )    and follow my heart  his biggest obstacle  was learning to trust  he achieve it!  enough of my puppy who will be 3 in April.  I'm in nursing i have worked  in a hospital for 19 years  & have  had the pleasure of working with needs of children as well as adults i love reading walking music my passion is helping anyone i can

(Values) everyone of you kids have values!  can you find  what values are in my message can you find them?  i bet  you can! when you do they are yours to keep put them in your pocket or where ever you want.  i value your kindness by letting me share a little of my life & meeting you! make your  goals your passion after all you are our future generation.

Thank you!

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MY RELATIONSHIP TO KIDS February 16, 2008 1:00 PM

Hi everyone, I am a mum to two children now in their twenties. Catherine is 24 and Scott is turning 21 this month.

I have been with all sizes of kids. At church the Sunday school children captured my heart from the tinies to the teens. In the Youth group I was inspired by the godly wisdom in young teens.

I did teacher assisting (Teacher Aid) for a few years and my life was enriched as I know were the children's too.

I tutored two Arab boys part-time in English Language for 3 years and they crept into my heart too I just love the innocence and enquiring minds - to see the start of realisation that there are many different books and the opportunity to learn so much more.

"A child should be introduced to the goodness of God and the sweetness of His Person before they actually know the difference between right and wrong. That way, your child has the opportunity, from you, to know Jesus before knowing sin"

I like to think I have done this in some small way both as a mother, teacher assistant and Sunday school teacher. Blessings to you all.

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THANK YOU PRINCESS February 16, 2008 1:09 PM

Thank you sweetie for your great love for all including your pooch  I'm so happy you are being rewarded for your perseverance. Thank you too for instilling solid foundations of self worth and self-esteem in young minds - something that was sadly lacking when I was growing up and still is in many relationships between kids and their parents. Bless you.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  February 16, 2008 8:45 PM

Thank you Sue for your wonderful comment Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.Bless you.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous relation to kids February 23, 2008 11:50 AM

well my all grandparents r with the LORD so i'm not a granddaughter anymore but i can lay claim 2 all th rest daughter sister neice cousin aunt mother grandmother & i adore all kids specially n my family specially the special needs 1s (my youngest now 20 & my youngest neice 19mo the 28th) neither rel8d by blood yet by "coincedence"?? both havin Cerebral Palsy (my neice far more severly then my daughter) well guess thats 2 much info on the intro probably

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 March 14, 2008 8:35 PM

Hello, my name is Daniel Fitzpatrick. I am turning 16 in june 19 and Bella Fitzpatrick is my Grandma. I go to Global enterprize academy, at colombus hish school. Uh, yeah so I guess thats it.

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 June 11, 2008 2:43 PM

Hello Friends

This is a great group Bella and I look forward to being able to stopping in now ( computer & health troubles) a bit more regularly.

I have a son who is 14 1/2 now and currently in a residential treatment center for BiPolar and ADHD. His behaviors had become so extremem he was in so much trouble with the law.

After four month there ( but not very good treatment) and a week on Lithium now, he is doing well the last couple weeks and we are so happy. Hoping he can come home soon and integrate into High School in the Fall.

I recently became acquainted with the County Behavioral Support Coordinator for the schools here and she has opened much doors for my son & me. I have been asked to sit on the Committee for Investigative Resources Committee as the parent representative. Needless-to-say, I am honored and hope I can fulfill the obligation.

Peace & love 2 All, C.C.

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 June 13, 2008 11:30 AM

Thank you for posting. It is sometimes difficult to find the help you need, Just keep knocking on all the doors you can until your son gets the treatment he needs. Remember Ask and you shall receive, so keep asking. Don't worry, you will do Great on the Committee for Investigative Resources Committee , just be yourself and speak from the heart. God doesn't give us anything we can't handle, You go girl.
Keep us posted.
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 June 22, 2008 3:15 PM

Bella, Thanks so much for the invite. I am so impressed with the members so far and all I have read is this thread.


    I am 54 years old and the mother of 5 and grammy or grandma to 8. Two of my children have yet to have offspring so there will be more grandbabies later. My oldest is a girl and I had her when I was just 16 so we grew up together really. She was my right hand when I was raising the others. Her name is Dawn. Then I have Wendy who I had when I was 18 and Rebecka when I was 30. Five years later I had Matthew and five years after that I had Mark. Rebecka and Mark are both RN's and live here in San Diego. I raised my kids in  Kansas as there dad is from there. A few years after my divorce 17 years ago I moved back here to San Diego to live with my mom who is handicapped and I am now her full time caregiver as she is bedridden for fifteen months now.

     I have had a daycare in Kansas with about 10 kids plus my own 4 at the time. I watched kids that other babysitters refused to watch and I had no problem with them. I love kids. I also taught kids from nursery age up to teenagers in church years ago.

     All of my grandchildren live in other states. I don't get to see them often and that really bothers me so I will be so glad when my nurses that live here have kids. Meanwhile I visit the little boy next door and talk with childrean whenever I get the chance be it at the grocery store or a teenage girl I met the other night at a celebration. Children are our future and need to be treated with respect and love.

     I have some handicaps as does my oldest grandson and my 30 year old son so sometimes things are very challenging but it sure helps you to love and accept others no matter what their lot in life is.

     Thanks again Bella! I know that I will enjoy my time here.

Hugs to all, Teresa

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 June 22, 2008 3:21 PM

Dear CC,

    My grandson Joseph, my son Mattew and myself are all bipolar. We have all had our struggles. I was in constant trouble as a teenager and raised my children at times with great struggles as I was undiagnosed until about ten years ago. We were able to diagnose my grandson and my son after I was diagnosed and their behaviour mirrored mine when I am sick. I take medication but still have ups and downs sometimes. Unfortunetaley it is mostly the downs as of late.

    My son is a very hard worker in the construction business and my grandson wants to be a forensic investigator. With the proper medication and therpay most people can do anything that put they put their minds too. I hope and pray that all works our with your son. Lithium can be a wonder drug.

Blessings to all, Teresa

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 June 22, 2008 3:54 PM

Thanks for the invite Bella! I see some of my other friends here too! Two children here, 13 and almost 10, boy and girl. I left home as a teen and never looked back but I've always worked two jobs including zoo keeper,Forestry, nurse, and school bus driver for 15 years.  I've found a niche working as a licensed handywoman the last six years. Trying to finish my associate's degree in computer science and real estate licensure by August. I guess the rest is on my page. Nice to be here.

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thanks Bella February 25, 2009 4:45 AM

Hi I am a mom of 3 boys...I long for a baby girl but hubby says no more lol.My kids are my world and Any other child who needs help I am their.They are our future and we need to protect them. If your a mom feel free to come check out my group moms going nuts.We work on stress and come up with easy meals.Thanks again Bella for the invite

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anonymous Big kid at heart March 14, 2009 1:08 PM

Hi Bella its EL I have a 27 year old beautiful daughter,  I miss not having little ones around ( my wickie is my baby)  Kids are wonderful, and benefit sooo much from caring mentorship by adults.  Thank you for inviting me to  join the group I look forward to itEL

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 March 14, 2009 2:26 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm Kathleen and I currently live in Columbus, OH.  I have a 6 year old son who just started school this year.  Right now I don't have all that much going on.  I'm a stay-at-home mom and I am always on my computer.  This looks like a wonderful group to be a part of so thanks for inviting me!
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 March 15, 2009 3:13 PM

I am JulieAnn. I have one daughter and 2 grandsons. I am not big on babies. I enjoy children at the ages of 5 to 10. I believe they are the most ready to learn and open to ideas at this age. they are finding out who they are, mostly unjudging and open to new ideas. I have worked at church with this age group, teaching sunday school and girls groups.

I am just now starting to truely enjoy my grandsons as they are now 5 and 7. I enjoy doing things with them, teaching them, learning from them, and just enjoying thier views on life.

I am moving from MI to TN in June and will leaving my grandsons behind in MI. I am saddened at this, but I am hoping to have them visit on school holidays and durning the summer. I believe in having a close relationship with my grandkids even if by long distance. I believe extended family plays a vital role in childrens lives.

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Kids are predious September 10, 2011 10:57 AM


I am a mother of two lovely young ladies.  They are my world.  I see the beauty of the world through their eyes.  Children add joy to the world and need to be protected, nurtured and encouraged.

God bless and protect all of the precious children!

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 September 12, 2011 9:20 PM

fHi-My name is steffi and I have been on and off care2 for quite awhile-I have two sons-big guys now and no grandchildren. three lovely dogs-two are small rescues and my big girl is my Saint Bernard who I named after a famous stripper who was famous for having long white legs. Gypsy rose Lee when she was a year old was all white leg-big dogs grow slowly so the name was perfect. I have taught children and my son to read. I wish I had home schooled him though because he has add and a classroom was very difficult for him. I think children with any problem have a hard time with 30 other kids. I really regret not doing it. I live in a town with so many low income children and its sad to see them growing up without much of a future because the schools are so bad. Just my thoughts. thanks for the invite

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fHi-My name is steffi and I have been on and off care2 for quite awhile-I have two sons-big guys now and no grandchildren. three lovely dogs-two are small rescues and my big girl is my Saint Bernard who I named after a famous stripper who was famous for having long white legs. Gypsy rose Lee when she was a year old was all white leg-big dogs grow slowly so the name was perfect. I have taught children and my son to read. I wish I had home schooled him though because he has add and a classroom was very difficult for him. I think children with any problem have a hard time with 30 other kids. I really regret not doing it. I live in a town with so many low income children and its sad to see them growing up without much of a future because the schools are so bad. Just my thoughts. thanks for the invite

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Welcome September 13, 2011 10:16 AM

Welcome Stephanie Glad to see you here. Having a few problems posting pic on the page for the last few days. Don't know if the welcome pic will post. Sending ((( Hugs)))

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 October 04, 2011 7:22 AM

Hello group,thank you for invite Bella,my name is Florika and I am living in beautiful Sweden..I have no children but like them..check my page.

October month in Breast cancer awareness,be aware...I waer blue ribbon.Take care.Be safe and well.


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HELLO October 12, 2011 2:13 AM

Thanks fur the invite Bella

My names Iain from Bonnie Scotland!

I have 3 kids, 30, 28, 25 years old and 3 grandsons 14, 12, 2 years old.

I think I like kids.. I work in a primary school with over 400 of them! 

Every day is different which is great and being honest I've still got the kid in me and always will have! Maybe that's why I love my job eh!

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Hope you enjoy the group

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 October 14, 2011 2:00 PM

Hello!  Thank you for the invitation, Bella.  I´m Maura.

I don´t have children but most of my career as a schools´ librarian was spent working indirectly with children.

I´ve now retired and moved to Spain and have a fun English class for children from the village.

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 October 14, 2011 2:15 PM


Maura glad to have you. Hope you enjoy all the tibits of info.

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 October 14, 2011 2:57 PM

Thank you, Bella.  I love info!!!

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