Monday, December 31, 2012

One More Time in 2012


What a year.

Honestly, not the best year.  So many changes.  Many loved ones lost.  But honestly?  A blessed year.  We received a precious baby girl in our family this year.  We learned alot about love. No, really, we learned alot about love.  I learned that a body fails, spirit and strength grows ever stronger.  And not just for the survivors, for the person passing to another life as well.  I always thought I respected my elders.  I always did, but this past year, I really learned what the tone of that truly meant.  It doesn't mean yes ma'am or sir.  It doesn't mean that at all.  It means, to me, that even if someone is old or disabled or young or whatever -- they are feeling.  They are caring, deeply, beyond words.  They are loving and hurting and worth every second you can give.  They are worth that phone call.  They are worth that drive across town. 

I also learned alot about myself this year.  I want to say I struggled to change things about myself.  That was my goal.  Not a resolution, but a goal that carries until it is complete even if it is past the end of the year.  But I know, looking back at the last eight months (it wasn't set last New Year) that there are times that I could have and need to put more into obtaining that goal.

In all honesty, this has been up there on the list of 'worst years of my life' but it was also a very teaching and heartfelt year.  And that, my friends, is what I plan to take away from it, carry with me, and live and grow on.

Happiest of New Years to you and your families and friends,
From Me, and Mine,


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unique Date Today:

Check out the date: 12.12.12.

This is a date that is unique for a couple reasons.  The triple twelves in a row, and also that it is the last time a tripled date such as 02.02.02 or 09.09.09 or 12.12.12 will happen until the start of the next century - 01.01.2101.

Pretty cool huh?  Unique date. Thought I'd mark it here. 

Have a good night everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Do Good Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
          --Mother Teresa.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Meet 'Kacey'

Another little sweetie with Apert Syndrome that needs a family.  Is she yours?  There is another picture and a bit more information about her here

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Look at the Date

Yup. February 29, 2012! A date that comes around only every 4 years.

Leap Year!

"Thirty days hath November,. April, June, and September,. February hath xxviii. ... Thirty days to each affix;. Every other thirty-one. Except the second month alone."

--C.N. Douglas

Thursday, February 2, 2012

She's Still Out There...

...right now, it doesn't seem that the family who loves her and wants to adopt her will be able to, and not by their fault at all. But they haven't forgotten her. Nor will I. Please continue to pray for this little girl that doors may open for her and all the others.