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Christine

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I have something in mind to which I hope Craig will agree when I ask him 😃

In the meantime, if you could ask any question of Craig about himself or Artyah, its past, its future etc, what would you ask?

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I know that you and Laura breed a specific type of show dog, but what else do you do other than work on Artyah everyday? Also, do you still sell at all at eBay, or anywhere else?
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I love dogs and have three of them. I was a critical care RN for 20 years and loved it. I am now disabled since it ruined my spine and joints from all of the heavy lifting day in and day out. I lived in Va for 20 years in the Richmond Area. I got sick with a rare childhood virus when I was 48 that left me with severe fibromyalgia. I lost my house and everything I had saved trying to keep it hoping I could go back to work. Now I am living on social security disability and am a 100% disabled veteran. I spent over two years in the USAF when there was no rules about men doing anything they wanted to you. Needless to say I am disabled from PTSD from what was allowed to happen to me when I was on active duty. Never knew I was eligible and found out by sheer luck. I had to move to Pa and live in my deceased grandparents home until I could get finalncially straight. There was short time after I lost my work disability and before I got approved for my social security that I had absolutely no money at all. Not only had I lost my 3000 square foot home on 2 acres in Va, my job, my savings, all of my good friends but now I was living in cold Pa in a house that was built in 1924 and need to be totally remodeled. I also have two children who still live in Va and now I was separated from them as well. I thought I had hit rock bottom and would never get back up again. I prayed everyday but the prayers I asked for were not answered and one point I even got mad at God but continued to pray. Then waiting a few months everything turned around for me. I had an income now, had worked on my house for 5 years and it was looking good then out of nowhere I met my fiancé. I wasn’t looking to meet anyone but it just was a fluke. I had wrote off any kind of relationship but we were so much alike, came from almost identical upbringings, were both in the military, both had worked in mechanical jobs and the rest is history. Now I live in The Villages, Fl an upscale development for retired people. It has been like I died and went to heaven. So no matter how bad things get just keep praying and God will open doors that you never thought possible. Not the doors that you are hoping for but bigger and better ones. I also have met a lot of friends and customers from selling online. I have a few customers that I am really good friends with and we keep in touch weekly. Selling online is a great experience but I sure am glad I don’t have to depend on it to pay the bills. I am a procrastinator and have a hard time keeping focused on anything. I have shelves of antique glass and if I list one or two things a week I feel like I have accomplished something. So now you know much more about me than was probably necessary but anyone who wants to chat I love to read and write. I figure you guessed that right lol
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I love dogs and have three of them. I was a critical care RN for 20 years and loved it. I am now disabled since it ruined my spine and joints from all of the heavy lifting day in and day out. I lived in Va for 20 years in the Richmond Area. I got sick with a rare childhood virus when I was 48 that left me with severe fibromyalgia. I lost my house and everything I had saved trying to keep it hoping I could go back to work. Now I am living on social security disability and am a 100% disabled veteran. I spent over two years in the USAF when there was no rules about men doing anything they wanted to you. Needless to say I am disabled from PTSD from what was allowed to happen to me when I was on active duty. Never knew I was eligible and found out by sheer luck. I had to move to Pa and live in my deceased grandparents home until I could get finalncially straight. There was short time after I lost my work disability and before I got approved for my social security that I had absolutely no money at all. Not only had I lost my 3000 square foot home on 2 acres in Va, my job, my savings, all of my good friends but now I was living in cold Pa in a house that was built in 1924 and need to be totally remodeled. I also have two children who still live in Va and now I was separated from them as well. I thought I had hit rock bottom and would never get back up again. I prayed everyday but the prayers I asked for were not answered and one point I even got mad at God but continued to pray. Then waiting a few months everything turned around for me. I had an income now, had worked on my house for 5 years and it was looking good then out of nowhere I met my fiancé. I wasn’t looking to meet anyone but it just was a fluke. I had wrote off any kind of relationship but we were so much alike, came from almost identical upbringings, were both in the military, both had worked in mechanical jobs and the rest is history. Now I live in The Villages, Fl an upscale development for retired people. It has been like I died and went to heaven. So no matter how bad things get just keep praying and God will open doors that you never thought possible. Not the doors that you are hoping for but bigger and better ones. I also have met a lot of friends and customers from selling online. I have a few customers that I am really good friends with and we keep in touch weekly. Selling online is a great experience but I sure am glad I don’t have to depend on it to pay the bills. I am a procrastinator and have a hard time keeping focused on anything. I have shelves of antique glass and if I list one or two things a week I feel like I have accomplished something. So now you know much more about me than was probably necessary but anyone who wants to chat I love to read and write. I figure you guessed that right lol


Well, this is a beautiful story. I love it, live by faith and needed to hear it. I think you should move your beautiful testimony to a discussion all its own titled something like "Never Give Up." This is a thread that Christine started inviting us to ask Craig anything at all about AY or himself.

I think your candid and honest story would encourage many people. It's not getting the exposure it should in this thread. It's so lovely that it stands on it's own. If you want to move it you know you can just copy it and past it into a new discussion. I'd like to comment on it more sometimes, but wouldn't want to continue that here.

I'm very happy for you! ♥♥♥

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