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I read this quote from Rachel Naomi Remen, MD who for nearly 50 years has been struggling with Crohn’s disease — a painful digestive condition, in an article from Oprah Magazine, April 2002.

“The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning…” [Rev Teri Johnson]

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  • Daniel Rayfield
    Daniel Rayfieldalmost 7 years ago

    this is an amazing picture great work it must have taken you ages!!!

  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you 6point1. The article was several pages long on those who have discovered a strength within themselves through very difficult times. I read it back in 2002, and found where I had underlined and “stared” favorite, inspirational sentences & paragraphs…this was one of many. It didn’t seem to take long b/c I got caught up in what I was rereading…thank you so much for your kindness and time.

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 7 years ago

    this is a great picture. great work.

  • JustCards
    JustCardsalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful card

  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonalmost 7 years ago

    I appreciate the quote you have put here jequstavsen…

    I was told I could be “dead in a year” in Nov 1996! Have had a brain tumour removed in 1996 and another zapped with 6 weeks of radiotherapy in 2004… has been interesting given it is the short term memory and word selection part of the brain that has been zapped/partially removed!!!

    This is a very appropriate statement for many of us and our associated families and friends.

    Thanks for uploading it!

  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonalmost 7 years ago

    PS… I have added this to my “buy list” as a card and once I accumulate a significant number of works, I will receive a copy. I have a guy who my Neurologist suggested I talk to who went through the same experience as me and is now a good friend… I will send this to him in due course.

  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenalmost 7 years ago

    Craig, thank you so much for your very encouraging and kind words. I have not been close experiencing what you and your family have, but I know it must take a lot of courage. I have gone through personal turmoil that has helped me redirect my way of living. There is another quote titled “courage” I rewrote and loaded into my RB when i first joined that I have sitting at my desk at home that means a lot to me. I also work in a dialysis facility that is another daily of how every moment counts.
    You are a miracle, I appreciate your encouraging words, thank you again.

  • Zigga
    Ziggaalmost 7 years ago

    Empowering, uplifting words, beautifully & creatively arranged by you!!!

  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenalmost 7 years ago

    I can’t take credit for those encourageing words, but thank you for your comment on the arrangement!

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 7 years ago

    You display others’ words with such artistry, they become even more of an inspiration.

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