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October 23, 2011

Welcome To Our Family

(Photo from 2006)
Desi,
I wanted to tell you on this day;
How much you mean to me;
And welcome you with open arms
into our family...

It was so easy for me to see ;
Right from the very start
The special way you loved my son;
The kindness in your heart...

Thank you for the happiness;
you have brought into his life;
I know that he is very proud;
to have you as his wife...

And on the day that you shall wed;
How happy I will be;
For my son will gain a loving wife;
And a daughter will be given to me...

October 20, 2011

If Only...

 

If I could I would take hold of the sun
I would ask it to shine on you both
If I could, then consider it done
Of this you have my oath

If I could I would speak to the stars
I would ask them to decorate the sky
I would talk to the moon and kindly ask
It to join their romantic plight

If I could I would ask of the snow
To be pure and crisp and white
And the footprints that show
To be yours alone, fresh, clean and bright

If I could I would ask for the rain
To gently fall and settle
To drizzle down the window pane
And rest upon the petals

If I could I would ask the rainbow
To find its end with you
To make you happy and to show
The pot of gold is you

by: Gillian Jones

October 19, 2011

Memories


Memories are precious treasures
God has willed to you and me
To endure old age and suffering
With the joys (that used to be);
They are never worn or faded
By the trials and tears of time
For they're threads of woven pleasures
In the heart of yours and mine;
And for memories of heartache,
Very tearful and unkind -
He endears us with the mercy
And the Grace, in common prayer,
That forgives us for transgressions
And denies us their despair.

~Michael Dubina

October 18, 2011

Butterfly


"Just when the caterpillar
thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly"~Proverb

October 17, 2011

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Located: 1636 Woodcrest Drive - Daytona Beach, FL 32119

October 16, 2011

Son's Last Letter To His Mom..

This will bring tears to your eyes...

I went to a par
ty Mom,
I remembered what you said.
U told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
"The other guy is drunk," Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.

I'm lying here dying, Mom....
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brothers not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "GOOD BOY " on my grave.

Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?

This is the end, Mom,
I wish I could look you in the eye.
To say these final words, Mom,
I love you, and goodbye.

 After Reading this letter few have quit drinking and many have quit  the habit of "DRINKING & DRIVING". Did You read he said "Someone should have told him, Mom". 

Author Unknown

 

October 15, 2011

Safe Journey


The path I tread seems endless
And is laden with despair
But my Savior who walks with me,
Makes it easier to bear.

He lets me feel His presence
Every hour of the day
And if problems overwhelm me
He will hold them all at bay.

Jesus showers light around me
Upon every path I've trod...
He has quieted my tremors
...Led me to the hand of God.

~Marian Ford Park

October 14, 2011

Yummy Acorns



These Look SOOO Yummy...
A West Coast Cousin made these
with her two little ones...
Hershey Chocolate Kisses,
mini Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cookies
(or Mini Nilla wafers),
Butterscotch Chips
(or Peanut Butter Chips),
& Peanut Butter
(or Melted Chocolate)
to hold them together...
Beka & her girls did an
AWESOME Job!!! WOW!!
Can you say:
"Yummy Acorns"

October 13, 2011

Grief Addicting?

I heard some horrible news today... Another Grieving Mother died... She had copied & pasted this into a private FaceBook group, just days before dying in her sleep... So Sad... (As I have heard, she went out with her sisters earlier in the day and was not feeling well. She then took some Pepto Bismol and was throwing up and then died in her sleep.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠Rest In Peace Debra٠•●Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
"What if I told you grief is addictive, even though it is something we did not ask for, or wanted in our life. What if I questioned your need to shed your identity of loss from your life? Would you question this email? Would you stop reading? Would you protect your grief even more?

Before you make any decision let me explain...

When we have been hit by grief, and we have no choice but to go through this horrible world of pain and helplessness we learn new ways of surviving.

We learn to live within the darkness.
We learn to use our loss as our first name.
We learn that we had no choice but to feel hopeless.

And we are told that there is nothing we could possibly ever do to feel better, as time is the only way out of this pain. So while we wait for time to heal us, we got comfortable within our grief. We looked in the mirror and we only saw uncertainty married with a disadvantaged life.
Somehow the image in the mirror is now used to living in this space with dimmed lighting, merely surviving and making the most of what little life has left behind, on its way out the door.

But guess what happens during the time of grieving? New habits emerge that were never there before. New beliefs are being cemented in your brain about who you now are. You create this story of a new life. You write the story of a new you, using the proof that has surrounded you.

Out of necessity grief moves in, but out of habit grief never moves out. Don't make the mistake, and forget that life is more than just pain, more than just surviving.

Don't become addicted to living your life hiding in the darkness under your identity of your loss. Life can be more addictive than grief. But it has to be lived, experienced and felt once again.

Will you turn on the lights in your life by choosing life over your grief?"

- written by: Christina Rasmussen, Second Firsts (she's on facebook)

October 12, 2011

Beyond Your Tears

 
There is Love, beyond your heartaches,
And content, beyond your tears,
When you take your griefs to Jesus
With a trust - not insincere;

He will heal your wounds and suffering
And renew your broken heart
To enjoy, again, the pleasures
Love and happiness impart.

Do not suffer, like a martyr -
In a chosen life of gloom -
For the Lord will lift your burdens
And the miseries they groom;

Come to Him, with faith and candor,
And a heart that is sincere,
To find love, beyond your heartaches,
And content, beyond your tears.

~Michael Dubina

October 11, 2011

God is Never "Too Far Off"



Some people say God's "too far off"
To put bread on our table,
That this remains for us to do,
As long as we are able.

But where they got this notion,
Remains a Mystery,
For I am certain God is but
A Breath away from me,

He is a part of daily life,
And everything I do,
He's always taken care of me,
And will continue to.

He didn't put me in this world,
To leave me all alone,
My deepest needs are His concern,
Because I am His own.

God is never "too far off"
His love is everywhere,
And in believing this, each cross,
Is easier to bear.

Within my life He always plays
The most important part,
For Gos is never "too far off"
Who lives within my heart!

~Grace E. Easley

October 10, 2011

Today...


Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me.

Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.

Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.

 I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.

Whatever we give, whether it's love, time, talent or dollars, circulates back to us. As scripture says, "As you sow, so shall you reap." When we sow seeds of gratitude and joy, we take a percentage of all the good that comes to us and bestow it on the universe and we harvest a life of abundance, touching and transforming every aspect of our lives."

--Mary Manin Morrissey

October 9, 2011

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON:

 
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be , but when you lock eyes with them, you know that at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.
 
And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without the small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
 
The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things. Make every day count.
 
Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And finally, enjoy looking forward to learning a new lesson each day and enjoying the journey...


October 8, 2011

GCW - Greg & Chrissy Whale

Your Personal Computer Assistants
& Computer Repair Technicians
Located in:
Daytona Beach, Florida


Oh those were the days...


Okay, when Greg & I first met... We both used 110 Baud modems & if they didn't connect we would make fax machine sounds with our voice to get connected... Now this was before the Internet, my computer would call his computer & we would connect & chat "online" There were NO Photos "online" or even on our computers! When we chatted, our text would come across to the other person 1 character at a time & if we hit the backspace key to delete a letter, the other person would see it! Greg was using a Commodore 64 & I was using a Tandy 1000EX... We didn't have Hard-drives, we used 5 1/4" square floppy disc's to hold the program & the text we added... Then we moved to 3 1/2" square floppy disc's. When we did get a hard-drive it was 5 MEGS, the size of a sack of flour, & cost about $1000.-
This is funny to me, because Greg just bought another 4 GIG Memory Stick at Walmart for $5.


Back then we used a 110 Baud Modem
Today we use a 3,000,000 Baud Modem
(Yes,  that's 3 MILLION)

I guess this tells you my age... LOL

October 7, 2011

I AM


I am because I am from the great I AM
I do what I do from the Spirit within
Everything is possible,
with Christ in me
sometimes I may feel doubt
until I get down on my knees
then I know it's for real, it's true
and certain
I am because I am from the great I Am!
I don't need permission to be me, faults and all
I give heed to and listen to just one special call.
To Him who has changed my heart and gave
me strength again
I am because I am from the Great I AM!
(slower)
I am because I am from the Great I Am
I love and am compassionate
as far as I can
asking HIM to lead me
and give me strength
I am, I am,
because of the Great I AM!
I am a Soldier for that which is good,
I'd bring the whole world to HIM
if only I could.
I am because I am from the Great I Am!

Debra Griffiths July 21, 2011
(All North American copy rights reserved)

October 6, 2011

Our Son David Turns 21...



Happy 21st Birthday to You!

 
Happy21st  Birthday to You!


Happy 21st Birthday Dear David!


Happy 21st Birthday to You!


We Love You So Much!!


My Premie Baby!


My Drummer-Boy!

 

 Inspector David!


 Watching you Grow up


Has Been Awesome!


Rock On!


Graduating at 16!

 

You Love Your Music!


The Sweetest Smile!


Life will never be Fair,


Just do the Best you Can!

    

October 5, 2011

Five Finger Prayer


 This is so neat. I had never heard this before. This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.




1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."
2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
 

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.
 


4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.
 


5. And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.
 


If you decide to send this to a friend, you might brighten someone's day! Pass this on to someone special... I did.

October 4, 2011

HEAVEN NEEDS CHILDREN TOO


When Heaven's Realm, had been created
All the angels gathered round
And beheld it's Awesome Wonders
Nothing lacking, they had found
God Almighty stood in silence
For in his heart, he knew
What kind of place would Heaven be
Without some children too?
Only for a moment
He considered, what must be done
Then his Cherubim were summoned...
The Joy of Heaven, had begun
Grandparents for generations
Countless mothers, throughout the years
All adoring Laughing children
As the angels brought them here
Every Heart is filled with Kindness
For this innocence, So Pure
Christ The Lord, abiding with them
Their Salvation is secure
From the First Child, recieved by angels
Heavens population grew
For what kind of place would heaven be
Without some Children too?
Poem Copyright 2011: by Lonnie Budro