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Mamie Owens

Hello,My name is Mamie Owens I'm a senior citizen grandmother raising two grand children age 5 and age 10.<br /> This is a job that keep my husband and I on our toes.We had looked a very long time for these days to just<br /> sit back and enjoy our golden years. But fate played a cruel joke on us.Needless to say we have accepted our <br /> fate and happy to say so.These kids bring such joy to our lives.They are very smart and intelligent children.There<br /> was one point in my life I became very&nbsp;depressed,because the first few months were so overwhelming and<br /> demanding,I could catch myself crying daily asking God for help.So as a stress releiver I began to write. This is<br /> one of my very first writings.titled:Why I do what I do<br /> <br /> My life isn't filled with glamour or riches.<br /> my hours are long and there's&nbsp;many dirty dishes.<br /> There's football,basketball,skating and girls.<br /> see&nbsp;I've put my life on hold,I'm stuck in their world.<br /> <br /> My days usually start at the dusk of dawn.<br /> and end way after midnight,or sometime beyond.<br /> But that's ok I love where I'm at.<br /> I'll gladly do it again at the drop&nbsp;of a hat.<br /> <br /> Sometimes it gets overwhelming.<br /> I feel like crying and complaining.<br /> But my life is blessed with these children.<br /> when it's sunshine or raining.<br /> <br /> Most of&nbsp;the time when they are talking I havn't a clue.<br /> But by any point I'm still happy with the job that I do.<br /> <br /> So when you look at&nbsp;those faces that sometime&nbsp;forget to say thank you,<br /> or can I help you with at?<br /> Remember to thank God for&nbsp;where you're exactly at.<br /> For it is by his grace and&nbsp;his love that has pulled you thru.<br /> And given you the power of patience,love and understanding to do what you do.<br /> <br /> I started writing daily and gain the strenght to almost deal with&nbsp;anything as long as God stayed close<br /> with my everday walk.Now my husband and I are foster parents as well as grand parents.Sometime<br /> having as many as five children in the house at once.we consider ourslves blessed.