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Welcome to the Group/Introductions Part II June 17, 2006 9:03 AM

My original introduction thread was getting quit lengthy and taking too long to load.  Hence, this is Part II of our welcoming to the group!  We are delighted that you have joined us.  Please introduce yourself here!

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 August 22, 2006 7:30 AM

Hi folks, just joined, I'm looking forward to getting involved with what sounds like such a good idea.  [ send green star]
anonymous I'm back, if you'll have me~ December 11, 2006 11:27 PM

Hello Everyone~
I was a member of this wonderful group for a long time. Things became rather difficult in my life and finding spare time was hard. I had to drop many groups. But I'm happy to say that things are becoming better and I'm back.
I'll never forget the love, support and endless cards you'al sent my daughter while she was so ill. She still has them as well as the gifts that were sent. I'm so grateful to say she has totally recovered. She is 11 years old going on 25! We are still home schooling even though she's well enough to return to school. We loved the freedom that home school gave us plus we have a local support group for home schoolers that has been a great blessing to us both.
I thought I'd make this group apart of our home schooling and have Missy write and send cards to some of the children. Especially since she knows how it feels to be ill and how receiving cards made her feel better. She even says at times that she missed being ill because now that she's all better she doesn't get any snail mail!
Actually a special thank you needs to go out to Roxane. Who still remembers Missy with e-mails, cards and post cards. She loves hearing from you.
I'm happy to be back~
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anonymous  January 18, 2007 6:36 PM

This is such a wonderful idea and it touches my heart because as a mother I know that if my child were sick it would be wonderful to receive a card knowing that someone cares! I can't wait to get started!  [report anonymous abuse]
 January 23, 2007 6:37 PM

I am chronically ill (diabetes plus fibromyalgia) so I know what it is like to be sick and not visited.  (Often times my only visitors were birds at the window.)  Sending a card is a way to "visit" a sick child.  Jesus taught that visiting the sick is one of the most important things that we can do.  My daughter and I enjoy making cards so this should be fun.    [ send green star]
hey there all January 23, 2007 7:00 PM

hello all! just new to this forum and i think its such a wonderful idea and i cant wait to get started!  [ send green star]
Greetings group, my name is Suzy to all you fellow huggers and hopers!! January 23, 2007 7:29 PM

Hi to tall out in "Hope and Hug Land"  How are you?  I am fine.  I am learning how to let the good Lord have total control over my life and it makes it a lot let stressful.  I pray he will be close to you all in whatever that is for you.  I hope to help make this a better group to what I receive that makes me a better person and to what I give that may help you all in some way.  Anyway, count me in. I am here.  Suzy  [ send green star]
HELLO TO ALL January 24, 2007 3:05 PM

Thanks for the invite, this is a wonderful cause, and I will do what I can to contribute, by the grace of God, I was blessed with a healthy daughter, and a healthy grandson. But, I am eager to be a stronghold of hope for some child, that needs prayers, or someone just to say I am thinking of you, and Jesus loves you Just as much as he loves all of us. Love to all in the Group. Lisa N.  [ send green star]
 January 24, 2007 8:38 PM

Welcome to all of our newest members!  Thank you for joining us!

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 January 24, 2007 8:49 PM

I was invited to this group and joined it a couple days ago but have been a member of "Hugs & Hope" for several years.

They do wonderful work for soooooooo many children and I'm proud in the small ways I can help.

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anonymous  January 25, 2007 11:34 AM

Roxanne invited me - thank you!  [report anonymous abuse]
anonymous  January 25, 2007 11:36 AM

Ooops..I put 2 n's in your name...I'm sorry  [report anonymous abuse]
Glad to be here January 25, 2007 5:55 PM

Thanks for the invite, Darla!  [ send green star]
new here January 25, 2007 5:58 PM

I am new to this group and I think it is wonderful. I invited all of my friends and just want to say thanks Calee for the invite.

                                                            Darla G.

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 January 28, 2007 5:58 AM

Good Morning, and I am so sorry for the delay in posting,

I have been sick since January 12th and so far I do not feel any better. I have pneumonia, and let me tell you , this is something I never had before and hope i never have it again,

I basically feel like i am literally dieing.

I hope to get on here soon and be able to participate


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HI NEW HERE..................... January 31, 2007 6:31 PM

Hi my name is janell, I have 3 wonderful children, I am glad to be apart of a group who wants to make our little ones happy, "A Smile A Day Can Go A Long Way!!". Thanks for inviting me 

         LOTS OF LOVE, Janell

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Hello February 01, 2007 1:16 PM

Hello, my name is Jamie.  I am a loving mother to a 13 month old boy!  I absolutely love it when he smiles.  Knowing that I can put a smile on another childs face will put an even bigger smile on mine.  I can' wait to get started!!!


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hello April 26, 2007 11:48 PM

I am so happy that I found this group. I would love to be able to send happy mail to sick children. I am blessed with 3 healthy children and thank God everyday for that. There are sick children in my family and I know what the parents go thru. I want to do what I can to try and make things a little more bearable for all of them.  [ send green star]
anonymous Hello May 02, 2007 4:15 PM

Hi to all and thanks to Roberto for link.

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 May 15, 2007 3:09 PM

Hi everyone - I'm Lisa.  I'm so happy to have found such a wonderful group. 

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hello everyone May 24, 2007 9:46 PM

my name is roxanna but i go by roxie...i realy think this group would be just right for me ..i just took my grand daughter emily to memphis ,tn last month ...we were told that she had a very large tumor covering the left part of her brain..they were sending her to st judes to shrink her tumor....emily is only 4 years old now..but she is my hero...emily had the faith in god be healed..she told us she wanted to have she could be prayed for..she sang songs ..jesus loves me...the battle many people were amazed by her faith..that all felt she would be in the past year emily had lost use of her right foot ..her right arm and was starting to lose muscle tone in her emily was deteration ..but god saw the faith of this little child and all the prayers ..and the tumor was 7 to 8 inches lone and very wide...had shrunk after the prayer service...and was only as big as the end of your thumb...they took it out on a tuesday ...had to go back thursday and take a small seed the size of a piece on rice ..she was well enough to fly back home saturday ...and is getting better every day..thank god prayer and we would like to support any other people going threw what we went threw ...or any person with a sick child....emily enjoyed all the cards she was given and all the i would like to meet you all..and always suport a cause ..children are little angles and little from if you need prayer  [ send green star]
anonymous Thank You~for the invitation July 10, 2008 12:33 PM

Thank You~Roxan

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anonymous  July 10, 2008 12:43 PM

Thank you so much Roxane for the invite. I am very heart felt to be able to help..I thank you for asking me..Jaylena

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 July 10, 2008 7:33 PM

Hi there, thanks very much for the invite Roxane I am more than happy to support in bringing encouragement to the many sick children. I belong to a website called Caringbridge where I pray for children with terminal diseases - so very sad.

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 July 11, 2008 12:29 PM

Welcome everyone! 

Many of the Hugs and Hope children have CaringBridge websites!

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 October 31, 2008 9:59 AM

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 November 11, 2008 1:15 PM

Hi, I just happend to stumble on the most wonderful site. I am happy to have joined. There is a lot of material here for me to read but I am ready to jump in feet first.

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Hello January 19, 2009 11:06 PM

While there has not been much activity here of late,I am happy to find such a group. I think we could really make a difference in someone's life. I look forward to meeting the rest of you! 

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