Thursday, April 24, 2014
Lately, Mandy has been made feel guilty, as if she is doing everything wrong for the last five days according her mother’s negative attitude toward her each day. Dolly has been bringing in more stuff or junk, but refuses to go through she already has piled up in kitchen and liven room. She has bought Christmas supplies in that she bought and too many tables, both small and large! This type of behavior from Dolly has really frustrated Mandy and her husband Kyle, because Dolly just tells them to “shut up and leave her alone” whenever they say anything.
Unfortunately, now Mandy or Kyle are dealing with moving more of her stuff, in order to find certain dishes that they may need or to reach the dining room table. However, they cannot sit at the same table together: due to her stuff surrounding it, being on top of it, and being underneath it. They need a new or better stove, because the other one is on its last burner. Recently, Dolly gets angry or mad over the simplest things like: moving her boxes, throwing her trash away, and just generally cleaning up the kitchen.
Honestly, it is the frustrating to have limited access to dishes and other things that we may need while one of us is cooking. Just this week, she has brought home over fifty different items, which she got through Lola. Mandy’s best friend is Lola, so she has talked to Lola about not giving her any more stuff to bring home. However, Dolly goes down to Lola’s to beg for something she is going to put in yard sale, so she feels sorry for Dolly and gives in to her wants.
Nevertheless, Mandy’s best friend Lola hasn’t been around much, so Mandy has been feeling alone and stuck in a place that she doesn’t want to be. Thankfully, Lola helps Mandy get her mind off of the negative stuff and helps her focus on the positive things that she has in her life. For example, Mandy just stays in her room and tries to ignore her mother’s constant yelling by watching TV, as well as playing with her two dogs, listening to e-books, and writing.
Unfortunately, every day there is an argument over clothing, food, and anything else that Dolly feels belongs to her. So far, Mandy has pleaded with her mother to stop the yelling and constant screaming, but day after day it continues for whatever reason when Dolly gets in a nasty mood. Mandy just tries to ignore the arguing and fighting about stupid stuff, since she can get more clothes and she can get her own food.
Additionally, she feels berated and belittled by her own mother, which is hard to stomach sometimes and hard to handle mentally as well. Therefore, Mandy began seeking help through a psychiatrist and a counselor, which has helped. Especially, one she began taking mood stabilizers and anxiety medications, but her mom will always be a trigger for Mandy. She doesn’t want be disrespectful to her mother Dolly, but in many ways Mandy has became the parent and Dolly has became the spoiled child.
The role reversal has given Mandy things to think about, but what others suggest just will not work on her mother right now. She is defiant, greedy, and can be very nasty at times when she doesn’t get her way.
Unfortunately, Dolly will do things behind everyone’s back and by the time we find out about it, it is usually too late to take back. Mandy prays that one day, she can teach her mother the right way to love somebody. Instead of what she was taught, which is to buy things for those you love as a form of showing that person love. Changes can be difficult, yet with God’s help, patience, long-suffering, and faith can change anyone.
(2014, Crystal S. Kauffman/Fictional Short Story)
Monday, April 21, 2014
This is video of my best friend Laura and I discussing dealing with depression and ways to combat it, as well as other stuff. Hope you enjoy our new series of videos and my new videos that I will be uploading in near future. Sorry so long this time. Thanks for watching and subscribe to our channels. Sorry for mistake in video
Crystal S. Kauffman aka Imogen Rayne (Imogen Rayne)
Laura Bragg (LAURA BRAGG)
Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
We do as three times in year: March, September, December. This way, we can reach as many patients as we can during each year. We pick out local cancer clinics or nursing homes to bless with our donated gifts. Please take a moment to look around your house and see if you may have some of the items that we need, in order to make this project a success. Each time we visit them, the nurses are happy to see us because they do not have items give out to the patients at this time due to hospital rules.
Ask your church, school, or organization to get involved and help us to continue to bless many patients with these gifts of love. For September’s give away, we will need at least 30 gift bags for men and women.
Items we Need:
Thinking of you cards
Non profits- organizations wristbands- prostate, cervical, ovarian
Anything to cheer a patient up, men and women. Every new patient will get a bag until they run out. No candy!!!
Together we can make a difference!
Send items to:
Laugh at Cancer Support Community
c/o Crystal s. Kauffman
7192 Park City Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida, 32244
EMAIL me email@example.com
If You send a donation of any kind.
FYI: The Support Community cost $30.00 a month to keep it open, so if you can help out in that please follow this link to our donate button. http://laughatcancer.ning.com
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Honestly, I love him so much and I am asking God to heal him, in whatever way he feels is necessary. His mother and father (my grandparents) have already passed away and are in heaven. They will both be there to welcome him with open arms, once his journey on this earth is done and God calls him home.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
|My Granddad and I, three weeks before he passed away.|
Are your truly happy and free?
I am weak and sad tonight,
Embrace me with your heavenly light.
The cancer took you away,
I miss you in every way.
After the illness made you so sick.
Each memory blows me apart,
The anger has captured my heart.
Can you wipe away my tears?
Why did you have to die?
Will the tears ever dry?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Laugh at Cancer Support Community is sponsoring this project, but we are not a non-profit. We just care about those who are stuck in a nursing home or hospital during Christmas time and would like the patients to know someone does care. Thank you to all who will be taking the time help with this Blankets of Hope project. Together we can make a difference!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Once in awhile, I would visit and I would feel like I was at home again. I moved down the road from the Church and now I go whenever I can. I deal with being sick a lot, but I so thankful for the fellowship I have with the members of the church.
So, feel free to stop by and say hi! Additionally, meet some wonderful people who also attend our church. We are located at 7410 Park City Dr. On the Westside of Jacksonville, Florida.
We are a small yet loving church that welcomes everyone with open arms and hearts. We have sermons during Sunday morning services and bible studies (open discussion) Sunday night, as well as Wednesday night. We are Bible based church, who helps the community around us with our events and fellowship.
Check out our website for more information and a map.
We also have a Spanish ministry called Park City Ministries. Take a moment to look on the website for their location and a map.
To learn more about our church, please visit our website.
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Follow our blog and listen to different sermons
Friday, November 15, 2013
|My seventh wedding anniversary is coming up Nov. 30th.|
I wanted to share our wedding story with you that I wrote four years ago.
November 30th 2006 was my official wedding day, but it was a day that I will truly never forget. I began the day excited about our wedding plans and I worked hard to make sure everything was perfect. I didn't want a big wedding, so I invited only my and his family to the wedding. Suddenly, I got a call that our Pastor was unable to marry us, due to being put in the hospital. I almost gave up on getting married that day, but my landlord was a notary and she performed the ceremony right in her office.
My husband and I were married, yet my sister-in-law decided to throw us an official wedding with the frills and all. I explained that I was already officially married and it did no good, because she was not taking no for an answer. We decided to get dressed in Jean and nice t-shirts, since I don't really care for dresses. I decided to make one demand, which was to have the ceremony in my granddad's front yard and I wanted him to give me away.
PS: We love everyone for making our day special, despite the setbacks we endured.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
However, here is another idea to ponder… how about donating your cards to the military, patients in the hospital (with cancer or other illnesses), or to the less fortunate in your community? During this recession, many families may not have food or presents for Christmas. Therefore, why not take your unwanted gift cards or even gifts order to donate them to others, who will enjoy knowing that you are thinking of them. These families will enjoy the fact that you are thinking about them during this holiday season.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thankfully, he will be able to meet new people and enjoy going to a new school where he can make friends. DJ will also be able to find new adventures to enjoy, as he grows into a little man. I will get to see him at designated times, but it will be time well spent making new memories. We will use Skype, cell phone, and Facebook to stay in touch with each other. I pray that his father, step-mother, and DJ will make it to their destination safely. I love him and I hope he explores all possibilities that God sets in front of him.
PS: A special thank you goes out to him step-mom for loving and caring for him, as I would. Thank you for being there for both my children and thank you for being such a wonder second mother. You are the best!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013