#VeteransDay 2015 Twitter Moments

#ThankAVeteran for the Freedoms that you have today
The men in my family have a military history & all have served in the fight for freedom
It makes me feel happy to see the honor paid to our veterans on the holidays

The widget below shows some of the Twitter Moments posted on #VeteransDay in 2016
#VeteransDayIsEveryDay for those of us who have husbands & wives & sons & daughters who have or are active duty in our military services

Tonight Hubby & I will go to a local eatery that is offering a free entree to my husband because they respect his time serving our country
Unfortunately my son said there isn’t such a place near him when he gets off the ship tonight down in LA but I do hope that one of the small diners near him in CutOff LA will in fact be offering free meals for our veterans too.


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Oct 24, 2005

Sadly the pictures for some reason are no longer connected to the original blog post but this blast from the past brings happy memories.

How quickly 10+ years has passed, so many things have changed but yet how much has stayed the same… yes I still get frustrated at how slowly things get done if I require for lifting to be done but at this point I’m just ignoring it because there are other things to for me to do…

God will answer our prayers in His time & way in the mean time we must just Stand On His Promises & fight for our families on our knees.

 

 

Feeling God’s Peace Today

Just a quick happy & thankful to God post
Navy Son has been a great help getting the apt into order
Navy Son had the place all ready for the moving of the futons
afterwards Navy Son showed us navy life on his laptop
while we waited to see if Byron would in fact show up
i had sent Byron 2 emails 1 asking for him to pick up a few items
the 2nd showing how the 3 of us were sleeping widths in the futon
which had Navy Son’s feet hanging over the edge of the bed
i guess a picture truly does speak a thousand words
yesterday Byron showed up around 2:30p
Byron gave me a few dollars to pick up the items i emailed about
Byron said the other items will have to wait until this Thursday
i think Byron felt a bit uneasy about Navy Son being here
i suspect that Byron was worried about how Navy Son was going to feel about him
but he & Navy Son hugged & they got right to work
& the futons are now moved into the proper rooms
Byron was in a good mood & he & Navy Son chatted about guy stuff
while they worked on moving the futons into place
Byron spoke to Navy Son about prepping for civilian life afterwards
Byron’s career choice in the navy didn’t translate to civilian life
so Byron asked Navy Son about what Navy Son’s training choices are
& the importance of making sure that the choice will translate to
civilian life job-wise
Byron was acting like when we 1st got married
back in the days when we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other
it was a very pleasant surprise to see that Byron was copying
our brief stint into video back in 2003 & sending the pics to himself via email Byron was very helpful & not only got the beds moved with Navy Son but
also worked on a few of the kitchen items a bit
so now the convection oven is working
he also put up my 2 decorative cup holder racks for me to decorate the kitcheni told Byron about the free tv i got for the boys room
so after a short break Byron brought the tv up from the car
he tried to connect it to the vcr but we didn’t have the connector cables
it’s not the greatest of pictures but for free it’s ok
so now the boys (Navy Son & G-son) have a tv in their room & vcr

Byron called one of the Comcast cable guys so that
Byron could meet him & get some short connector cables since we had none
mission accomplished althou Byron did get lost trying to find cable guy
which made Byron a hero with G-son & we all gave a cheer when Byron got back

I’m in heaven right now with my family all home safe in CT
Oohh our family is a long way from perfect but I feel that
God gave me a glimpse of what is to come in the near future

I ask for continued prayers for my fathers health in his pending surgery
that my father may come thru this fine & that the doctors will be able to remove all cancer

I have a peace today & i was able to sleep so soundly last nite
even thou i was the only one in the apt after Byron & the kids left

many nites after daughter would leave i’d feel sad, last nite i didn’t
Navy Son & daughter took G-son home to her apt so they could spend some time together
I was happy to see them leaving together chatting about this weekend’s plans
i know that Navy Son’s time is slipping by sooo quickly
they need this time together to reconnect as brother & sister & uncle

i think the only person happier than me yesterday was G-son
who’s wish is for us to live Dallas style like when he came into this world knowing
Pop-pop, Mom-mom, Mommy, Uncle Navy Son & G-son altogether under 1 roof

i felt good & peaceful which i’ve not felt in a very long time
i even felt peace about my dad’s pending surgery Tuesday morning

i’m praying that everyone on the boards can feel the peace which i felt last nite
& today even it’s still with me
i can only feel that this is the peace which is an answer from God

that althou it may appear that God is slow in answering He does have answers
God will answer in His time which may seem slow to me or like He’s not listening
but in fact God is answering my prayers in His time as He knows Best

June 12 2010

Vlogging, Blogging, Journaling, Writing a Diary the ways in which we tell our story share our feelings & vent our frustrations has changed over the years but I was thinking about it as I was reading some of my old posts these writing tools are in a small way a piece of history, maybe not super important changing the world history but still the history of a family.

Like many others who blog I’ve shared some not so nice feelings, but since this is part of our family history & they were thoughts & feelings & part of the healing process I am going to work to preserve & gather the posts from around the various places & stitch them together here.

As the title indicates this is a blog post from 5 years ago – sometimes the mundane is in reality a blessing it all depends upon how you look at it…

Looking back at the posts is a blessing yes some of the posts bring tears to my eyes while others are making me laugh  but all of them are making me thankful as I see how God has worked in our lives & used some of those hard times to shape me & our family & HE is not done with us yet…. what will the next 5 years bring?

Rainy Days

Sitting here listening to the rain & wondering

How many are sitting & crying out there?
A grey rainy day can be at times depressing when looked at in the wrong frame of mind
Rain is considered to be a Blessing from God by farmers & in the Bible
Although your outside plans for today may have been cancelled due to rain today
Have you considered how the rain is blessing you?
Is your lawn & garden getting a free watering?
Are you drinking a cool glass of lemonade or koolaid? 
Well the rain has replenished the reservoir or well that you got the water for your coffee even
So stop your tears & say Thank You for the small blessings of rain

2015 May Thoughts

Pearly & Me

Pearly & Me

I’ve been rather busy with life so I’ve not been updating as I had planned when I started this blog

I spent this weekend enjoying my son’s short vacation home which ends tomorrow when he goes back down to his job on the ship.

I also was allowed to learn a bit of our family history that filled in what happened during some years when I was struggling as a single mother & it left me feeling appreciative over the drama that God kept me from having to deal with had I stayed in the mess instead of getting out when I did…

God will guide us if we allow Him to

Happy Easter 2014

It’s actually Saturday evening
The sun has not yet fully set
Thought I was going to have plans for tonight but no call came in
So I sit here thinking on some of the events this week

I was able to get some items posted on some Yahoo Groups that allow TagSale Items
The RTC meeting was a bit uneventful because no candidates showed up
I will detail more of my thoughts about the no show stand in for Tom Foley on my political blog
I enjoyed some freedom this week just beng able to get up & go to the RTC meeting without begging for a ride
I hate that it is so bad of an economy that we have a 2nd car but can’t even afford to get it fixed
With my son being on a boat out in the gulf I have use of his car & it is liberating

I have been cooped up all winter
This spring has been a bit weird in the weather dept
we had warm weather followed by SNOW this week
From COLD to WARM – Mark Twain’s words about if you don’t like new england weather wait 5 minutes it will change was quite true this year & this week
It’s been absolutely wonderful to be able to get out come & go when I want to

I am debating getting my hair cut this year
It’s a very hard decision because quite frankly I do not trust people with scissors
Well more accurately Women I do not trust with my hair
I have had the best luck with Italian MEN in NY doing my hair
Women not so much – in fact major disasters with women & scissors & my hair

My hair is a reflection of my mixed heritage & it’s not like a white girls nor black nor native
Not everyone knows how to handle my hair because of that
A hair dresser who was an Italian Man explained to me why they we able to do my hair best
Because he had long hair like mine at the time he said we have the same type of hair
Rollers & Sitting under the old fashioned dryer if we want full body curls
Wash & Wear ringlet curls by jumping out of the shower & putting conditioner in so it slow drys
FRIZZY MESS if it’s HUMID out or we end up sweating
I had to laugh he hit the nail right on the head unfortunately he’s in NYC & I’m in CT

Tomorrow is Easter
I pray that it finds you in good health & better finances
Tonight I’m watching the Cecil b. deMille Ten Commandments
One of these days I’ll get the dvd because the older movies low tech that they are stay truer to the bible
The modern made bible movies are embellished quite a bit (Ninja Warring Angel?)
Well I’m going to end my musings for today & go watch the movie
Sounds like the popcorn is done popping

Side note to the ladies – isn’t Yul Brenner pleasant on the eyes (0;}

Bible in the News? Rumors of Wars – Crimea Syria Russia and USA

Friday was Good Friday & Sunday is Palm Sunday that just passed;
Today is Passover celebrated by the Jewish people
Easter Sunday is this week if you are a Christian

As Easter approaches I’m thinking about both the bible & recent events in the news
The past few months when you look at the news & then think back to what you heard or read about in the bible it does bring up some questions & thoughts

Well our headline news stories make those prophecy verses seem a much more real & applicable to our time

Syria is mentioned in the bible & is having war inside for power

Russia is moving it’s troops around while Crimea is trying to get out of the Ukraine & reattached back to Russia

The USA is being asked by many to join in on these fights outside of our country

Meanwhile the major USA media is not bothering to report in full about the war on it’s citizens

I look around & wonder…
At what point do Christian churches as a whole start talking about the prophecies in the bible?
Start telling their congregations to get their lives & homes in proper order because the times are clearly as the bible said that they would be…

Too many megachurches talk about feel good messages of prosperity that have at best only the barest of bible truths but neglect the majority of what the bible has to say about morality & godly living

Many people do not even own a bible in this day & age as more people chose to be atheists for one reason or another & more saddening are the churches which do not have bibles in them nor do their own congregations bring in bibles from home so they do not even know what the bible actually has to say. They do not read the bible to see if the preacher is actually quoting from the bible in context

I believe that everyone has the right to chose to be whatever they want, it’s their life & soul & so long as they are alive they get to chose who they will follow so I do not try to force anyone to be a Christian.

I also understand that not everyone who is an atheist today will be one tomorrow or maybe next year.
There are also many people who profess to be Christians but in reality they are as much a Christian as I am bird able to fly…
I can call myself a bird all I want but since I have neither feathers nor wings, I am not a bird no matter how much I might hang out at the aviary.

I mention those 2 groups because it makes me sad that for many in the first group they chose to be non-believers because they were hurt by people calling themselves Christians but in fact are not by their actions & attitudes

I hope & pray that in time both groups get to know the Lord on a personal level
I pray for peace but know that the bible tells us what is about to come
So my prayers are that people who I meet & friends & family come to know the saving grace

Life Reminder – Prayer Works

Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline?

Was it justified?

How did you respond?

 

 

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Child Birth is such an amazing thing that only mothers who have given birth can understand just what I am lacking in words to say

Then after all the pain is over all of it is forgotten & the Love & Praying for your child starts. As mothers we never stop praying for our children until we take our last breath.

I’ve been BLESSED to have 2 beautiful children who have grown up to be productive citizens

My daughter has blessed me with 2 grandsons 12 years apart so I’ll be able to have the joys of playing with a growing child for several more years. With her first she was still at home & I was in the delivery room with her

My son hasn’t yet had any children but in time when he is ready to settle down he will

Prayer Is Always “Justified” even if people do not want to accept that notation

There are days when I’ve been praying hard on my knees for my children both as children & as adults as well as my husband

What some people don’t quite understand is that there are different types of prayers but God tells us to always be in prayers.

We talk to God in our prayers & just like we talk to our parents here on earth we do not only talk to them when we want something

Most times we do not “hear” directly from God in an actual voice but we can see His Reply to our prayers in what happens & is seen around us. Most recently my son was taking a leap of faith for a job out in Louisiana & got hired for the job BUT there was a problem with the schedule for him to get into a class that the company offered.

I got into prayer with a prayer partner & we asked that things would be made possible for my son if this was the job for him to have & to provide housing & funds until he started work on the boat.

We prayed for an hour or more on many things & just prior to us actually hanging up My Son Called. Prayers Answered & All was Set into place for him to get his orientation & the training & the way for him to earn some spare cash & housing until he moved into the company dorm.

God answered our prayers & my son didn’t even know we were praying for him at the time when he called & when I finished talking with my son I called my prayer partner to tell her tht some of our prayers had in fact been answered

 

 

Groundhogs Day

2014 has been rather hectic so far & it’s only Feb 2nd

I’ve decided to start yet another blog this year

The question is why bother when there are more than a few other blogs out there from years past?

Well I’m trying to pull together all those blogs from all over the place & put them into one

A long time blog has been lost due to non-use but it was full of my memories & thoughts & pictures at that time

With the loss of that blog the reality of needing to gather my cyberlife together into one place hit me

I’ve lost a few friends & family members in recent years & for my family to be able to find all of the blogs will be difficult

So in future years when the family wonders about events etc at least they’ll be able to come to 1 place to start understanding

We Parents do not get an instruction manual so we do the best we can in raising our children & interacting with our family

We make mistakes, but for the most part we are doing the best that we can

From the outside looking in most do not have a clue as to why decisions have been made but

In writing our blogs we tend to put out there some of deepest heartfelt feelings & thoughts

So this blog will be a combination of what’s going on now & posts from the past tossed in as I migrate those posts from other blogs in

As we all know the well laid plans often go awry so expect occasional confusion going forth

The current plan is to post at least once a week on life in the here & now

Then sometime during the week I’ll have a copy & paste from an old blog with the possibility of an update introducing it

Thank you for joining me on my journey forward into the future while reviewing the past

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