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10-31-2010 08:30 PM

I have been feeling very low depressed and a little tearful as Bronwen was so unwell, and my lawyer friend died aged 58 this year .When bronwen was in hospital and eventually came home I was acting strange for about a week It must have been mild depression as said I was feeling tearful, thinking of all the times I could have been better to her,more thoughtful etc.I constantly tell her many times a day how much she means to me as well as telling my three sons I have done this now for many years and am not ashamed to admit this openly, it’s just a part of my nature.Now I am telling you guys.I get down when I think of sad things in the world in fact like you guys I am just human.We read almost daily about all the bad things going on in the world and yet I see such wonderful acts of kindness and beautiful gestures towards each other as humans.I try to live my life with the thoughts of people as individuals and not treat bad gestures as an act of that nation.I hope I am making sense however I just have to write and say I find the people here on this site to be very beautiful souls.I am greatly inspired by recent acts of kindness to myself and Bronwen.I ask you all to be humbly accepting of my love for the wonderful friends I have made here you are quite an inspiration and all deserve a good loud thank you from me and Bron.I love you guys your simply the best.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 10-31-2010 08:43 PM

Hey Alistair
I have the same problem some times but I get a lift by seeing yours and other great Ljs buddies faces and good comments towards one another. I hope Bronwen is much improved . we think the world of you, your such an asset to Ljs and a great human being. I try to work myself out of funks by listing all the things I can be grateful for and on the top of my list is my wonderful wife. May unending joy shine on you my friend.

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 08:46 PM

You are reacting normally to what is going on. Being a little depressed is understandable at a time like this. Things will get better and you will be the better man for it. It is hard now, but keep your chin up.
Thinking of you…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 08:57 PM

We all go through times like these, Alistair. And I think I speak for most of us Lumberjocks when I sway we are glad to be here for you.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 08:59 PM

your doing great.
I’m glad Bronwen is feeling better now.
Depression aint funny, but by sharing your facing up to it.
Count your blessings there are many.
perhaps we may meet up at the next Scottish Woodworking show
if they have another.
Jist doon the water

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 09:02 PM

Thank you for bringing us up to date on your and Bronwen’s situation. Don’t worry to much about the depression, as this is the norm for anyone enduring your pressure and stress brought on at this time.

Please give your wonderful Bronwen a hug and kiss from all the LJ’s. Know that our thoughts and prayers are constantly with you and that the Creator is watching over things for us. I hope Bronwen is feeling better each day and soon recovers from this condition. Your Buddy, and friend, Rand

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 09:09 PM is like having a very large extended family, supporting each other, not only through woodworking challenges but personal challenges as well.
A big hug to you and Bronwen.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 09:20 PM

you are awesome. great post. i know there are sometimes “war” posts on this site…which after nearly 4 years here I just stay away from…but it is the gazillions of positive posts that keep me coming back…

keep on truckin’...keep on keepin’ on…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 09:24 PM

Hi Alistair,

I’m glad Bronwen is doing better now. It is tough going sometimes when life gets in the way of love.

God bless you and your family,


PS how’s your hand coming on??

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 09:26 PM

Alistair, well, luckily the true depression is way different from what most of us have ever experimented. And anyway I think that only non-creative people don’t suffer from sadness or melancholy from time to time.

btw, just joking: the jocks are wonderful friends, I agree with you, although because they will never ask you to lend them your lawnmower :-)))
(I’m joking, I’m joking…)

-- Antonio

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#10 posted 10-31-2010 09:26 PM


-- Antonio

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 09:38 PM

Alistair, you are a kind and wonderful person. Your posts always make me smile, and I always look forward to your messages. Life runs in cycles that is certain- better times are always ahead, we just have to wait for them- they will come. Be well and be happy. Kiss the wife and kids. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 10-31-2010 09:41 PM

Hi Alistair,
Beth and I both have had major surgery this year, and both become teary eyed, occasionally, at the state of the world. I just wish all of that hurt that people experience in many countries, at the hands of dictatorial politicians and natural disasters would go away. Unfortunately it is not likely to disappear, so we turn to prayer hoping that will help. All you can do is your small part, which I hope helps.
Thankyou for keeping us informed about Bronwyn, and glad to hear she is doing better.

Lots of Love and Best Wishes to All

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 12:16 AM

Nice to hear Bronwen is home and getting better. My son recently told me of something he was sorry about having happends. He wondered how his mom and I would take it. I told him it was no big deal, I don’t need to worry about it since he is. Sounds like yoiu are the same kind of man. All the best to you and Bronwen.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 12:27 AM

hi alistair i am really glad to hear that bronwen is getting better and with the help of god she will make a full recovery and be back doing the things she loves to do . alistair you have being through a toughed time this year with your friend coming to the end of his journey and your accident and then your dear wife taking ill a lot to Handel and keep strong we all get tearful and a little depressed when things get to hard to Handel it s like a safety valve it releases the pressure that we build up with worry and the sense of helplines with comes with trying to living this life that god give us life is a journey that we are all on it s a long journey for some a short journey for other it doesn’t matter how long or short the journey my be we are all on the same journey we all end up in the same place a place where there is no pain no sorrow no hunger no wars no hunger just peace and love a little like lumber joks put multey by 20000 times .alistair keep strong and dont fell weak by leting your famley and friends that you love them that is not a sine of weaknes it s just means that you are a good and honest man i have al lways told my famley that i love them branch

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#15 posted 11-01-2010 12:34 AM

Alistair, You’re a fine person as many more here on the LJ site you did the right thing it is good to open up sometime makes you stronger; I wish you both a long life. My wife was in the Hospital for 3 weeks last spring and as you sit alone home boy the house is so empty I can tell you its good after things get back to normal. Good luck both of you and keep enjoying life.

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