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Pat Moore
Pat Moore
Lindsay,

Only good thoughts come your way for a fanastic 2009! I have never been on a snowboard so the fact you have is great. I'm confident that if there is a way to snowboard again, you will find it. You are a remarkable women, and an inspiration to all!

Pat Moore (Ozzie Reed's daughter)
Rachel Oldand
Rachel Oldand
Lindsay,
I have been wanting to get in contact with you for some time but did not find, until today, this wonderful place to do so. I have followed your story through out the last year, and I pray for your recovery. I am so sorry that you had to go through this trauma. I appreciate how transparent you are about your anxiety and PTSD. You are so very brave to face this. You seem to be handling this in a very sensible, yet real way. You inspire me!
Since I thought your story was so inspiring, I had to share it with my class. So, I was wondering if you had any time, or desire, to share your story in person! It would be the biggest treat for us!
However, it seemed clear in your journal that you do not want to talk about this all day or have this become your identity. So, I sheepishly ask you if you would be interested in sharing your story/life story with my class of 8th grade students at Edgewood Middle School in Moundsview,MN. We are studying people's life stories and how they have overcome adversity. Your story, from a first hand account, I know would impact my students . My students are at risk and have many special needs. They struggle to find meaning/purpose for reading and writing. I thought you could also inspire them as you could show them the benefits of journaling and its freeing, healing power.
I'm sure you are so very busy and do not want to be bothered....but if for some reason you feel so inspired to come share,,,,we would love to have you!
Take care Lindsay!
Sincerely,
Rachel Odland
rachel.odland@moundsviewschools.org
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay,good to hear an update. I do know what you feel about the weather wow. You feel like you've aged 40 extra years. I've been thinking about you and was wondering how you've been? It's been going okay for me. I can't get the nerve to cross the bridge yet and I talked to my therapist and she said its because I'm so weak right now so when I'm better it will be there. I hope that the water therapy works for you. I can't imagine going through what you did and not be scared of water. Your a real strong woman and I know you will get through this in time. Well I hope your weekend goes good and hey if you want to just get out and go think about nothing give me a call. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
karen moe
karen moe
So glad you signed in. We pray for you every day and always wonder how things are going. Tell Dave's Dad we are so glad to hear he is doing better. I really miss talking to you but that is a "side effect" of having a child in a group home - you get attached and then you are gone. As for the fear of water - I almost drowned twice as a child so am deathly afraid of water - however - one of my favorite things to do is swim. I have found that as long as the water is surrounded by cement (a pool) and I can see the bottem I am ok - but a river or lake - not so much. Now if you remember Randy is way, way into boating so every time we go out on that boat I have to conquer my fear again - I will admit it gets easier but it is always in the back of my mind. So I can say I sort of understand and agree it is no fun. You are an incredibly strong woman and I know you will get past this as well. If ever you want to talk feel free to call or e-mail me and I will be there but only if you want. Take care and keep us posted. We are behind you and praying for you each day! Miss you both lots. K
Judy Hogan
Judy Hogan
Lindsay,

I've been thinking of you a lot. It is not a surprise to me that you are feeling overwhelmed and that you miss the "old way." Still happens to me as I adjust to my new job/life style - and I didn't have the trauma that you experienced!

Please be gentle with yourself. You are precious!

Love,

Aunt Judy
Mary Mangan
Mary Mangan
Lindsay, I continue to pray for you and admire your courage. Just remember this question "What is normal?". Right now normal for me is to have days that a year ago I would not have recognized as being normal. Try to remember "normal" is what we make it. Hang in there, LSS needs you and your talent. Take care.
karen moe
karen moe
Hey Lindsay! So glad you checked in. I have thought about you and your new job and the bridge being done and all of that and was praying you were doing ok. I certainly hope that NOONE thinks that just because the bridge is done all is well. So many, you included still have much healing to do and that is expected. You need to be gentle with yourself and take things one day at a time. You are doing extremely well. I have no clue how I would be doing in your shoes but I am certain it would not be as good. On another note - Marie will be 18 on Saturday and we still are not sure where she will be. The county dumped her as of that day so she is checking out her options and time is running out. Pray for her please. And us. Hi to Dave and hug your cat for me. Take care of you!!!! K
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Beautiful I don't know if you got my email last week but I did send you one and It sounds like you have alot going on. Well I feel all of what you feel and I found out I will have to talk 2 times in front of the panel. My first time is in about 6 weeks. It is for the the Waite House kids. And I'm just scared but I will be doing it for the kids that I miss and care about so much it might make it easier. But having to go back really is hard on me. I start back at theraphy next week and boy I can't wait. I am falling into PTSD bad again and it is getting worse everyday. I had a melt down the other day when 2 trains went across the tracks again. But I also know what you are saying about others moving forward with the bridge reopening but your right not for alot of us. You need to take it easy go get some candles and take a hot bath and relax with bubbles and soft music. And then have your Dave lotion you why you have a big bowl of icecream. That will make you feel better it sometimes work for me. Well you take care and I will be thinking about you this week it will be hard for most of us I will not be there anytime soon and I mean that. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
karen moe
karen moe
So glad to hear you job is going well. You have so very, very much to give. Having Marie in a new group home makes us even more grateful for Karibu than we were even before. Continue to take care of you. You are awesome and deserve all that life has to offer you. Know that you are still loved and prayed for!!!! K
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay, Nice to hear an update yeah you really don't realize how you can't do as much as you used to do before till you really use them muscles. I've been preparing myself for surgery next Wed. and I'm starting to get the jitters but I'm staying possitive. I'm glad your job is going well. My kids have been getting ready to go back to school and making sure they have everything has been crazy. It is about time for some great weather to we need it and if the Fair is where your going to be than the cool breeze makes it so much nicer. Hey I will be thinking about you eating those Sweet Martha's Cookies those are my favorite treat with a cold glass of milk. I wont be enjoying the fair this year because of surgery and getting the kids situated for where thay will be while I'm in the hospital. Well hope you got the picture I sent you I thought it was really nice. And I can email you it if you want to have it . Take Care and have fun at the Fair. Kim Dahl
karen moe
karen moe
Hi Lindsay! Just signing in to say we thought about you all week-end. Randy's sister was here and she had more time to watch TV than we did and heard your story several times. She was very, very impressed with how articulate you were and how well you told "your story". Hope all is well! K
Rebecca Van Amber
Rebecca Van Amber
Thanks for posting all the links to your interviews - it can be a little hard to track them all down from overseas. My sister had even emailed me after she heard your interview on MPR - so I'm glad you posted the link so I could listen too!

Sorry this post is a bit belated, but I hope you are well (as well as can be). I'm sure you are glad the anniversary is past. My thoughts are with you.

And, the international perspective - whenever I tell people I'm from Minnesota or Minneapolis, I still frequently get asked if "that was the place where the bridge collapsed." That says it all...
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay,good to hear an update. I do know what you feel about the weather wow. You feel like you've aged 40 extra years. I've been thinking about you and was wondering how you've been? It's been going okay for me. I can't get the nerve to cross the bridge yet and I talked to my therapist and she said its because I'm so weak right now so when I'm better it will be there. I hope that the water therapy works for you. I can't imagine going through what you did and not be scared of water. Your a real strong woman and I know you will get through this in time. Well I hope your weekend goes good and hey if you want to just get out and go think about nothing give me a call. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
karen moe
karen moe
So glad you signed in. We pray for you every day and always wonder how things are going. Tell Dave's Dad we are so glad to hear he is doing better. I really miss talking to you but that is a "side effect" of having a child in a group home - you get attached and then you are gone. As for the fear of water - I almost drowned twice as a child so am deathly afraid of water - however - one of my favorite things to do is swim. I have found that as long as the water is surrounded by cement (a pool) and I can see the bottem I am ok - but a river or lake - not so much. Now if you remember Randy is way, way into boating so every time we go out on that boat I have to conquer my fear again - I will admit it gets easier but it is always in the back of my mind. So I can say I sort of understand and agree it is no fun. You are an incredibly strong woman and I know you will get past this as well. If ever you want to talk feel free to call or e-mail me and I will be there but only if you want. Take care and keep us posted. We are behind you and praying for you each day! Miss you both lots. K
Mary Mangan
Mary Mangan
Lindsay, I continue to pray for you and admire your courage. Just remember this question "What is normal?". Right now normal for me is to have days that a year ago I would not have recognized as being normal. Try to remember "normal" is what we make it. Hang in there, LSS needs you and your talent. Take care.
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Beautiful I don't know if you got my email last week but I did send you one and It sounds like you have alot going on. Well I feel all of what you feel and I found out I will have to talk 2 times in front of the panel. My first time is in about 6 weeks. It is for the the Waite House kids. And I'm just scared but I will be doing it for the kids that I miss and care about so much it might make it easier. But having to go back really is hard on me. I start back at theraphy next week and boy I can't wait. I am falling into PTSD bad again and it is getting worse everyday. I had a melt down the other day when 2 trains went across the tracks again. But I also know what you are saying about others moving forward with the bridge reopening but your right not for alot of us. You need to take it easy go get some candles and take a hot bath and relax with bubbles and soft music. And then have your Dave lotion you why you have a big bowl of icecream. That will make you feel better it sometimes work for me. Well you take care and I will be thinking about you this week it will be hard for most of us I will not be there anytime soon and I mean that. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
karen moe
karen moe
So glad to hear you job is going well. You have so very, very much to give. Having Marie in a new group home makes us even more grateful for Karibu than we were even before. Continue to take care of you. You are awesome and deserve all that life has to offer you. Know that you are still loved and prayed for!!!! K
karen moe
karen moe
Hi Lindsay! Just signing in to say we thought about you all week-end. Randy's sister was here and she had more time to watch TV than we did and heard your story several times. She was very, very impressed with how articulate you were and how well you told "your story". Hope all is well! K
Pat Moore
Pat Moore
Lindsay,

Only good thoughts come your way for a fanastic 2009! I have never been on a snowboard so the fact you have is great. I'm confident that if there is a way to snowboard again, you will find it. You are a remarkable women, and an inspiration to all!

Pat Moore (Ozzie Reed's daughter)
Rachel Oldand
Rachel Oldand
Lindsay,
I have been wanting to get in contact with you for some time but did not find, until today, this wonderful place to do so. I have followed your story through out the last year, and I pray for your recovery. I am so sorry that you had to go through this trauma. I appreciate how transparent you are about your anxiety and PTSD. You are so very brave to face this. You seem to be handling this in a very sensible, yet real way. You inspire me!
Since I thought your story was so inspiring, I had to share it with my class. So, I was wondering if you had any time, or desire, to share your story in person! It would be the biggest treat for us!
However, it seemed clear in your journal that you do not want to talk about this all day or have this become your identity. So, I sheepishly ask you if you would be interested in sharing your story/life story with my class of 8th grade students at Edgewood Middle School in Moundsview,MN. We are studying people's life stories and how they have overcome adversity. Your story, from a first hand account, I know would impact my students . My students are at risk and have many special needs. They struggle to find meaning/purpose for reading and writing. I thought you could also inspire them as you could show them the benefits of journaling and its freeing, healing power.
I'm sure you are so very busy and do not want to be bothered....but if for some reason you feel so inspired to come share,,,,we would love to have you!
Take care Lindsay!
Sincerely,
Rachel Odland
rachel.odland@moundsviewschools.org
Judy Hogan
Judy Hogan
Lindsay,

I've been thinking of you a lot. It is not a surprise to me that you are feeling overwhelmed and that you miss the "old way." Still happens to me as I adjust to my new job/life style - and I didn't have the trauma that you experienced!

Please be gentle with yourself. You are precious!

Love,

Aunt Judy
karen moe
karen moe
Hey Lindsay! So glad you checked in. I have thought about you and your new job and the bridge being done and all of that and was praying you were doing ok. I certainly hope that NOONE thinks that just because the bridge is done all is well. So many, you included still have much healing to do and that is expected. You need to be gentle with yourself and take things one day at a time. You are doing extremely well. I have no clue how I would be doing in your shoes but I am certain it would not be as good. On another note - Marie will be 18 on Saturday and we still are not sure where she will be. The county dumped her as of that day so she is checking out her options and time is running out. Pray for her please. And us. Hi to Dave and hug your cat for me. Take care of you!!!! K
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay, Nice to hear an update yeah you really don't realize how you can't do as much as you used to do before till you really use them muscles. I've been preparing myself for surgery next Wed. and I'm starting to get the jitters but I'm staying possitive. I'm glad your job is going well. My kids have been getting ready to go back to school and making sure they have everything has been crazy. It is about time for some great weather to we need it and if the Fair is where your going to be than the cool breeze makes it so much nicer. Hey I will be thinking about you eating those Sweet Martha's Cookies those are my favorite treat with a cold glass of milk. I wont be enjoying the fair this year because of surgery and getting the kids situated for where thay will be while I'm in the hospital. Well hope you got the picture I sent you I thought it was really nice. And I can email you it if you want to have it . Take Care and have fun at the Fair. Kim Dahl
Rebecca Van Amber
Rebecca Van Amber
Thanks for posting all the links to your interviews - it can be a little hard to track them all down from overseas. My sister had even emailed me after she heard your interview on MPR - so I'm glad you posted the link so I could listen too!

Sorry this post is a bit belated, but I hope you are well (as well as can be). I'm sure you are glad the anniversary is past. My thoughts are with you.

And, the international perspective - whenever I tell people I'm from Minnesota or Minneapolis, I still frequently get asked if "that was the place where the bridge collapsed." That says it all...
Rachel Oldand
Rachel Oldand
Lindsay,
I have been wanting to get in contact with you for some time but did not find, until today, this wonderful place to do so. I have followed your story through out the last year, and I pray for your recovery. I am so sorry that you had to go through this trauma. I appreciate how transparent you are about your anxiety and PTSD. You are so very brave to face this. You seem to be handling this in a very sensible, yet real way. You inspire me!
Since I thought your story was so inspiring, I had to share it with my class. So, I was wondering if you had any time, or desire, to share your story in person! It would be the biggest treat for us!
However, it seemed clear in your journal that you do not want to talk about this all day or have this become your identity. So, I sheepishly ask you if you would be interested in sharing your story/life story with my class of 8th grade students at Edgewood Middle School in Moundsview,MN. We are studying people's life stories and how they have overcome adversity. Your story, from a first hand account, I know would impact my students . My students are at risk and have many special needs. They struggle to find meaning/purpose for reading and writing. I thought you could also inspire them as you could show them the benefits of journaling and its freeing, healing power.
I'm sure you are so very busy and do not want to be bothered....but if for some reason you feel so inspired to come share,,,,we would love to have you!
Take care Lindsay!
Sincerely,
Rachel Odland
rachel.odland@moundsviewschools.org
karen moe
karen moe
So glad you signed in. We pray for you every day and always wonder how things are going. Tell Dave's Dad we are so glad to hear he is doing better. I really miss talking to you but that is a "side effect" of having a child in a group home - you get attached and then you are gone. As for the fear of water - I almost drowned twice as a child so am deathly afraid of water - however - one of my favorite things to do is swim. I have found that as long as the water is surrounded by cement (a pool) and I can see the bottem I am ok - but a river or lake - not so much. Now if you remember Randy is way, way into boating so every time we go out on that boat I have to conquer my fear again - I will admit it gets easier but it is always in the back of my mind. So I can say I sort of understand and agree it is no fun. You are an incredibly strong woman and I know you will get past this as well. If ever you want to talk feel free to call or e-mail me and I will be there but only if you want. Take care and keep us posted. We are behind you and praying for you each day! Miss you both lots. K
Judy Hogan
Judy Hogan
Lindsay,

I've been thinking of you a lot. It is not a surprise to me that you are feeling overwhelmed and that you miss the "old way." Still happens to me as I adjust to my new job/life style - and I didn't have the trauma that you experienced!

Please be gentle with yourself. You are precious!

Love,

Aunt Judy
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Beautiful I don't know if you got my email last week but I did send you one and It sounds like you have alot going on. Well I feel all of what you feel and I found out I will have to talk 2 times in front of the panel. My first time is in about 6 weeks. It is for the the Waite House kids. And I'm just scared but I will be doing it for the kids that I miss and care about so much it might make it easier. But having to go back really is hard on me. I start back at theraphy next week and boy I can't wait. I am falling into PTSD bad again and it is getting worse everyday. I had a melt down the other day when 2 trains went across the tracks again. But I also know what you are saying about others moving forward with the bridge reopening but your right not for alot of us. You need to take it easy go get some candles and take a hot bath and relax with bubbles and soft music. And then have your Dave lotion you why you have a big bowl of icecream. That will make you feel better it sometimes work for me. Well you take care and I will be thinking about you this week it will be hard for most of us I will not be there anytime soon and I mean that. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay, Nice to hear an update yeah you really don't realize how you can't do as much as you used to do before till you really use them muscles. I've been preparing myself for surgery next Wed. and I'm starting to get the jitters but I'm staying possitive. I'm glad your job is going well. My kids have been getting ready to go back to school and making sure they have everything has been crazy. It is about time for some great weather to we need it and if the Fair is where your going to be than the cool breeze makes it so much nicer. Hey I will be thinking about you eating those Sweet Martha's Cookies those are my favorite treat with a cold glass of milk. I wont be enjoying the fair this year because of surgery and getting the kids situated for where thay will be while I'm in the hospital. Well hope you got the picture I sent you I thought it was really nice. And I can email you it if you want to have it . Take Care and have fun at the Fair. Kim Dahl
Pat Moore
Pat Moore
Lindsay,

Only good thoughts come your way for a fanastic 2009! I have never been on a snowboard so the fact you have is great. I'm confident that if there is a way to snowboard again, you will find it. You are a remarkable women, and an inspiration to all!

Pat Moore (Ozzie Reed's daughter)
Kim Dahl
Kim Dahl
Hey Lindsay,good to hear an update. I do know what you feel about the weather wow. You feel like you've aged 40 extra years. I've been thinking about you and was wondering how you've been? It's been going okay for me. I can't get the nerve to cross the bridge yet and I talked to my therapist and she said its because I'm so weak right now so when I'm better it will be there. I hope that the water therapy works for you. I can't imagine going through what you did and not be scared of water. Your a real strong woman and I know you will get through this in time. Well I hope your weekend goes good and hey if you want to just get out and go think about nothing give me a call. Take Care Love Kim Dahl
Mary Mangan
Mary Mangan
Lindsay, I continue to pray for you and admire your courage. Just remember this question "What is normal?". Right now normal for me is to have days that a year ago I would not have recognized as being normal. Try to remember "normal" is what we make it. Hang in there, LSS needs you and your talent. Take care.
karen moe
karen moe
Hi Lindsay! Just signing in to say we thought about you all week-end. Randy's sister was here and she had more time to watch TV than we did and heard your story several times. She was very, very impressed with how articulate you were and how well you told "your story". Hope all is well! K
karen moe
karen moe
Hey Lindsay! So glad you checked in. I have thought about you and your new job and the bridge being done and all of that and was praying you were doing ok. I certainly hope that NOONE thinks that just because the bridge is done all is well. So many, you included still have much healing to do and that is expected. You need to be gentle with yourself and take things one day at a time. You are doing extremely well. I have no clue how I would be doing in your shoes but I am certain it would not be as good. On another note - Marie will be 18 on Saturday and we still are not sure where she will be. The county dumped her as of that day so she is checking out her options and time is running out. Pray for her please. And us. Hi to Dave and hug your cat for me. Take care of you!!!! K
karen moe
karen moe
So glad to hear you job is going well. You have so very, very much to give. Having Marie in a new group home makes us even more grateful for Karibu than we were even before. Continue to take care of you. You are awesome and deserve all that life has to offer you. Know that you are still loved and prayed for!!!! K
Rebecca Van Amber
Rebecca Van Amber
Thanks for posting all the links to your interviews - it can be a little hard to track them all down from overseas. My sister had even emailed me after she heard your interview on MPR - so I'm glad you posted the link so I could listen too!

Sorry this post is a bit belated, but I hope you are well (as well as can be). I'm sure you are glad the anniversary is past. My thoughts are with you.

And, the international perspective - whenever I tell people I'm from Minnesota or Minneapolis, I still frequently get asked if "that was the place where the bridge collapsed." That says it all...