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Aug 18, 2010

The last three years of my life have been heartbreaking, to say the least but my Faith has kept me on track. Without my Lord, His grace, forgiveness and mercy, I would not have survived. Through all the saddness, heartache, tears and lonliness I have received a gift...a new grandson. Seth Adam was born on August 9th, 2010 weighing in at 8 lbs 8 oz. I was there to see him experience the first touch of air on his delicate skin. I was there to see him take his first breath and to hear his first cry. My daughter allowed me to share this blessed event and blessed me with the priviledge to hold, cuddle and kiss him before she. Today Seth is 9 days old and he is beautiful. Thank-you daughter for this most prescious memory, the gift of love and hope for brighter tomorrows.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2010 7:27pm
Jan 1, 2010

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Posted: Jan 1, 2010 10:56pm
Dec 30, 2009

And what do I mean?Gee....maybe find a dictionary and look'em up.  How rude of me..!                                  I'm so glad you agree.

Please and I will try to explain.

I lost my Christmas entry and somehow I took it as a sign of the times.   How sad.                                                              HPE   YOU'ALL HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US ALL IN THE COMING NEW YEAR.

 

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Posted: Dec 30, 2009 10:22pm
Nov 25, 2009

So close to 2010.......Miraculous

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Posted: Nov 25, 2009 12:47am
Dec 13, 2008

The lights are lit on Mainstreet                                               I know one day that I will be

The snow is falling light                                                          standing before your throne.

The sounds of traffic last longer                                             I'll watch my life before you play

late into the night.                                                                    In shame my heart will groan. 

I lay and listen to the winds blow                                           I  cannot change the things that are 

envisioning in my mind                                                            I can only change the now

the seasons past that remain with me                                     And only by Your Gift

in my heart and mind.                                                              Of forgiveness and grace

Oh little town of Bethlehem                                                      My soul before you will bow.

My tiny tree so bright                                                                                                 @CarolAnnie 08

I thank you God for giving me

Your Son to me tonight.

Thank-you for my belief

for the Faith I have to share.

Thank-you for the gift of life

And that I know your here.

Thank-you for the blessings

you've bestowed on me,

your kindness and your love.

my tears defy the law of gravity

and are counted by You above.

 

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Posted: Dec 13, 2008 6:02pm
Nov 26, 2008

Dear Papa;

It's hard to believe you left to go Home to Our Lord 1 week shy of 9 months ago.  I miss you as much today as I did 9 months ago, even though it yet  seems as though it was just yesterday when I watched you breath your last breath and watched a tear roll from your eye.  Dad I was so afraid you were frightened to leave.  I was terrified you were grieving for the loss of your earthly life.  I still cry Dad just like I did when I was a child and afraid to be without you.  Papa your still the most wonderful, kindest  and handsomest man I've ever known and no one ever knew me better than you and I miss that caring comradery.  I miss your words of wisdom and gentle encouragement conveyed without words.  I miss just coming in by your chair, sitting and feeling all was once again well with the world just because I was in your presence.

Every year from now on I'll have more of a reason to give thanks on Thanksgiving day.  Many feel I will be sad.......I am but the silent consolation of my memories of being your daughter will make the day much more special, as has been everyday of my life.  And I was honored to sit in wait with you until you were escorted away to your final reward.    I love you Dad.  Happy Thanksgiving Day in Heaven.

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Posted: Nov 26, 2008 8:24pm
Nov 5, 2008

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!*******

We have a new President and his name is Mr. Barack Obama.  It is time to step back and smell the flowers...   And enjoy the sweet reward of success.

We all are blessed.......We stood together and found victory.   

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Posted: Nov 5, 2008 6:57am
Sep 23, 2008

The summer has almost ended...though on the calendar, it already is stated so.  We have yet our warm days and I love the cool nights.  This last week-end was the last my Mom will have had the priviledge to sleep in her own bed ever again.  The bed she had shared with my Father for 65 years and 6 months.  Papa passed in February and Mom suffers dementia so every other week-end I would bring her home from the center she must now reside in, to have 2 nights to rest comfortably in the presence of her wonderful memories.  Why?  Because I could not afford to pay for her care without Medicaid.  So the house they slaved and saved to pay for became the property of the state, immediately.  I agree with the need..BUT..why do we have to take the home before they are ready to leave???  I don't understand this, the need or the necessity.  Mom; at most, may have 2 years left in her old soul...if I'm lucky.  She may pass tomorrow or next week or in 6 months.  Mom is 83.  The familiar surroundings, her possessions...all gone.  We could have gotten a reverse mortgage and I would have cared for her but  I would have had to have done this free of charge.  With the money Papa had saved and Moms Social Security and pension from the VA, a reverse mortgage would have been unnecessary.  I could have allowed my Mom to live out her last days much happier.  There would have come a day when home care would no longer have been an option, if she lived into the final days of this horrendous disease's cycle.  A modest payment to me...no matter how one crunched the numbers...would have cost the state a LOT less.  At that time the state could have had the home with my blessings and a very warm Thank-you for giving me the priviledge to have shared this time with my Mom.  Why does this only make sense to me???  At some point and time, laws have to change.  Yes, there are very few of us that are willing to do this for our parents but why not allow those of us that are, the very highly honored option??

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Posted: Sep 23, 2008 6:57pm
Aug 17, 2008

This is nothing special in the phototog department but there is just something about it that holds my attention. My successfully capturing this moment means so much to me. Perhaps it is reminding me of me...  I have a son in prison, a Mom that suffers dementia that I have to keep in a health care facility since my papa passed over almost 6 months ago.  I do everything I can to keep the tragedy from both and try to maintain an element of hope for both. 

Mama krackle was feeding her single baby and squirrel decided to try entering her territory.  Baby squaked for more food and Mom screeched a warning to the intruder.  Summers almost over, the corn has tossled and this baby bird is grown.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year and acceptance of winter was just taken with a grain of salt.  This year is different.  Autumn is the onset of rest throughout winter for the rebirth of new life in the spring.  I don't want to let go of the life that was.  I don't want to be the moma krackle that worked tiresly to keep her responsibility safe, only to watch it fly away. 

I don't want to see the wolves, the mustangs and the big cats dissappear from our territories.  I want to see the blue butterflys I chased as a child, around the mudpuddles, hopelessly attempting to catch them in my cupped hands.  I want to see honey bees buzzing in the flowers.  I don't want to feel the unfairness or feel the pain of loss and change this life entails but it happens.  Each day brings a new tomorrow and today will soon be another memory and spoken of as yesterday.  As footsteps in the passage of time so will I soon to be but a memory, someone that once was, soon to be also remembered occassionally and slowly forgotten.  And then life goes on for others.  I'll watch the changes as they occurr and pray for those that have no Faith.  Where I will be, all that I love and treasure, will be with me  and I will suffer as Noah must have felt as he listenend to the cries of new found Faith, one second too late.     

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Posted: Aug 17, 2008 8:40pm
Aug 3, 2008

This is my Son..  A young man that lived his life to be one of the Best, the Few..The Proud..A Marine.  Intending to be a lifer and became one of the best trained Police Officers in the world as a Marine MP.  He lost a large part of himself in Iraq and tried to refind what he had lost in Operation Restore Hope, believing it was to be an Humanitarium effort.  He now yet suffers PTSD among many other maladies since his return and leaving the Marines because of his illness's.  Very much like a young lady that chose to stop in the road, rather than run over a child, she tried committing suicide.  She succeeded...he did not.  Even as he now serves 9 years in prison because people take advantage of those that suffer and others refuse to understand the ailment...to this day, if he could return to help further the cause to wipe out terrorism, he would.  My Son is my Hero. 

So many do not understand...nor do they care to. 

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