Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On This Thanksgiving..what are you thankful for?

IS IT YOUR LIFE? YOUR FAMILY? LOVE IN YOUR LIFE?
IS IT FOR THE FOOD YOU EAT AND PEOPLE TO SHARE IT WITH?
IS IT FOR YESTERDAYS THAT TURN INTO TOMORROWS?
FOR BABY'S LAUGHTER AND THE WISDOM OF THE WISE?
IS IT BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A BLESSED PLACE?
OR THAT YOU STILL HAVE YOUR HEALTH?
ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR MANY THINGS YOUR CUP RUNS OVER?
ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE IN YOUR LIFE?
ARE YOU THANKFUL YOU HAVE GOD IN YOUR LIFE?
IF NOT...DO YOU KNOW WHY?
EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE IS MORE THEN MOST PEOPLE HAVE IN THIS WORLD ......
EVERYTHING YOU EAT IS A REASON TO BE THANKFUL AND VERY THING YOU DO NOT EAT AND THROW AWAY COULD FEED THE WHOLE WORLD....
THIS THANKSGIVING......AM GOING TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I AM THANKFUL  A LOT MORE
AND SAY AMEN

Sunday, November 21, 2010

THERE IS NOT GREATER HONOR THEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE

Seeing this picture brings back so many good memories of being young with young children, struggling to make ends meet and making sure your kids were well taken care of in the process. One of the greatest honors any parent can give to an adult is to entrust them with the care and nurturing of their child in their absence. Finding such a person is like adding a family member whose relationship can never be severed by time or distance, such was Debbie to my family. Her love and concern for my daughter Brianne has been felt over the years and I am eternally grateful for her and what she gave to my family

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fish, School and Bloggers...............

Everyone knows how to blog right? After all it’s the latest means of talking, so they say. That is of course if you happen to know how to blog in the first place. You have to have an idea what you’re fishing for and where to fish. Blogging the “Peeping Tom” party line of sorts available to you on the internet and don’t we all love it? No one has to know that “you looked” through that open window of that new blogger while she was pouring her heart out to an unseen world full of salt water fish, easy prey when you’re a fresh water fish swimming where you don’t belong. So the question is can salt water and fresh water fish live together? Mostly not for oil and vinegar do not mix. However there are a lot of good bloggers out there and as “fair fisherman” do they throw the smaller ones back? Not everyone knows how to blog, they may not know what they are doing right or wrong. It is a hit and miss kind of game some can play with their eyes close some have to work at it a little more. The first time I tried to blog I thought this is not for me and it was by a dare that I continued. Now I love it and enjoy the game but I have learned something too. Some blog like scrapbooking, others blog like writing, everyone is different with something to share.  We are all fish, some fresh water not fully schooled and others deep salt fish those that can do anything. The idea is fish in groups are called schools...We learn in school and for some of us we are in school while we are blogging. Be kind and throw the small ones back…we are all gifted differently. You big fish out there, be a good fisherman, be kind while the rest of us little fish are still in schools.

Marriage Second Time 001 with Kids

You’re looking for a bigger bright future and a new beginning. . It’s a family affair now. It started the day you met; each of you brought something to your new relationship. It’s not a chess game no one wins but everyone losses if you don’t play fair. When you set around the dinner table take a good look at all those faces and smiles for they will change from time to time. Every chair will sit a person big or small each with hopes, dreams, fears and anticipation. Take a deep breath and say “I love you and your children”. “This is Marriage Second Time 001 with Kids”. Follow a few simple rules and you’re sure to get an “A” plus a happy ever after to go with it. Rule #1) it doesn’t matter who brought the children into this new union they come as a team, so be a team player. Ask any Monday Night Football player and they will tell you “we work as a team” there would not be Monday Night Football without a team. #2) love is thicker then blood, no one is born hating or disliking we are taught. Love is powerful because it is a tool and it can always be used. You can choose to like someone so much, that it turns into love while you’re not looking. Children have no say but whatever choices their parents’ make it will trickle down. Let the children be part of something wonderful, the two of you. Take them on outings, picnics, walks or to the park and just play. Develop the ground rules from the beginning be partners. In doing so means not taking sides and not fighting in front of them. It’s ok to disagree. United you stand divided you fall.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

I always wanted to be part of something.....I believe I was....

Sometimes it is good to return to the pass,the safe place in our hearts were we remember the good things we did. I have the opportunity to be thankful for all the little lives I was able to be a part of so many years ago. I found this old photo and it was a good thing then and a good thing now to share. These were some of the Other Mother's kids. Each is gone up with babies of their own today..God Bless them.