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kozar's Journal
kozar's Journal
August 1, 2018


I recently posted some pictures of my hcp daughter on the general discussion area here. Fairly new to DU but wanted to share my joy of my life. CaliforniaPeggy mentioned in response to that post about this group, so I thought I would stop and say hi and share my favorite pic of Tess.
Unfortunately, the pic comes with a short tale, Tess loves camping and water above all (except her mom and dad, lol ) We hooked up camper after she went to sleep, I put her in truck at 2AM and she never woke. We went from Tn. to Myrtle Beach and straight to the ocean at campground rather than to our site and setting up. I carried Tess(still asleep) to the beach, then opened camera on my phone.
This was pic #3 out of about 25 I snapped. Maybe because of my heart for her, but I have only seen Joy like this less than 20 times in my 60 years on this planet. I blew it up to one of those"motivational posters" that were all the rage in my working days and it hangs in our den with these words printed below; "PURE JOY! Don't we all need some?"
Thanks for indulging, Pics of Tess are daily and never know when the great ones happen. I will sign off as,,

Feeling blessed


July 29, 2018

Im not sure what to think about this,

I hate war, so if our soldiers are coming home,,great. But part of me senses a "reassignment of resources" in a way.
Thoughts from DU are appreciated.full story at link;

President Donald Trump’s diplomatic team is reportedly negotiating directly with Taliban officials as he surrenders large swaths of the country to the Islamists who gave safe-haven to the terrorists responsible for the September 11th attacks.

The New York Times reports that Trump’s State Department is negotiating directly with the Taliban, with no involvement by Afghanistan’s government. Negotiations with the group, which is waging a civil war against the government that the United States has supported since the fall of the regime, reportedly took place in Qatar last week......


June 11, 2018

NO! Fuck this!


im new here,but just read this
1 the actual"talks" dont begin for 2 hours yet.....



edited for my anger ,, I am new,,still need to learn to control the "dark side" Hans would say

June 8, 2018

Im new here and can finally post some pics

of My life and my girl! They said she would not see 20 years when she was born, she just turned 30 on May 24th and she and her mother are my whole world. I just thought maybe we needed to go away from politics for a sec and be people. TY all DU family for indulging me

Oh yeah,, I sing a bit and made a CD for her,


May 18, 2018

Please Don't feel guilty.

I have been lurking in the halls of DU for a while. But, you're story moved me to register and reply.
I have worked in mental health field for years, primarily as full disclosure because I adopted a mentally challenged young lady 7 years ago, who is my world.

Tess put me into the professional world of mental health care, which I worked in for 6 years now, one of the biggest obstacles we deal with is guilt as you are having from family. It is normal.
We as professionals in my case have worked through this many times. My advice to you would be, accept the guilt, ( at some point as I am 57 yo now, I will not be able to care for Tess and will have to do same). Then, and this is big, become part of his life with the professionals, your brother is not gone, he has just gained a trained support group that can make his life so much better. Please be a part of that.

Your decision appears to be right and I am proud of you to have the strength to make it. We will keep you in our thoughts!

PS Enjoy all the DU forums and thoughts and discussions. Hope my little 10 cents of experience can help backtoblue


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