Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Read her e-mail. Visit this child's site. See his beautiful face and send his family a note of prayers and then give.Here is the link to visit the caringbridge website Brayden's grandmother created for him. Caringbridge is a nonprofit webservice that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. I was introduced to it almost 2 years ago when a dear friend's nephew, Joe (some of you might remember him...some of you selflessly kept him in your prayers for so long) was involved in a horrible accident that almost claimed his life. The prayers and messages of support, from so many people he didn't personally know, made a HUGE impact on him and his life (as reported by his aunt, a dear friend). As my sisters and brothers in Christ, am calling on you to visit Brayden's caringbridge website and leave a message of hope for him and his family. The grandmother told my mother today to forward the link to me and ask that I share it with as many people as I could. It goes without saying that this dear woman, a sister, covets the support of family and friends. And as fellow Christians, we all fall in that category of her "family". Ever heard the story of the power of one? An old man was walking along the ocean after the tide had went out and was picking up starfish, one by one, throwing them back into the ocean. A young boy came up to him and started poking fun at him, exclaiming, "What are you doing old man? There's a million starfish along this shoreline, there's no way you're going to save them all!" The old man looked at the young boy, bent over, picked up a starfish and tossed it in the water. He looked back at the young boy and said, "I made a difference to that one." Every single prayer and message will make a difference in the life of Brayden and his family. Thank you for showering God's love on this precious little boy. In the grip of His grace,Melissa *Proverbs 31* http://pages.teamintraining.org/sc/rnr09/mhoverath
Sunday, February 22, 2009
As they say in the South "Praise GOD!"
For if it where not for Cancer Research I would not have my father today. AND we as a family would not be whole. It has been 4.5 wonderful years more with this man........who we all love very much...........the wind beneath his wings (our mother and his wife of 56 years) would be even more lost then any of us.
My mom and dad
Although, Margaret, Jen and Charlie and countless of others are preparing to run a race that should take them 5-6 hours and are putting their bodies and families through hard core training; it is people like my father, Jen's Friend, Deana and the little boy Brayden, who is only two and half years old and who my friend Melissa is begging prayers for have the hard part in this race......... For they are fighting for their lives.
Please give.........to any of these sites............
I am pasting the web pages only because I am new at this blog thing and I cannot figure out how to add these on to my web page yet.
When I figure it all out I will have them on my site.
To help out ,a little, I will be donating Mary Kay profit money to these teams in training. If anyone wants to have a party or buy products from Mary Kay ~ tell me that you would like the profits to go to TNT Cancer Research. It would be my pleasure and privilege to do this. I would also like to add; I can ship the products to you and I offer free shipping.
This is my web page http://www.marykay.com/AdventL5477/default.aspx
We all have to join this fight:
For cancer knows no discrimination.................as my mother says " Read the list of Cancer victims and pray Catholic, Muslim , Jewish or Buddhist........that it doesn't happen to you or a loved one. Run, Run, Run for life."
Saturday, February 21, 2009
We even needed two very long tables
My mother seemed confused about all this. But, she shouldn't be.
She knows there are a lot of us.
Even though we celebrated the January/February Birthdays together
We have to celebrate it all again and again on the actual day.........
We must have another Cake and a 'Happy Birthday' song.
Whatever the case may be.........
Is it because we like cake, pies, singing or just plan eating?
Well......some of us do!
But then again!
We have a LOT to celebrate!
George your next!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
This day I saw my future in "my Little Flower". She blossomed into this loving young woman who gently opened gifts and lovingly read the cards she crafted for people she was afraid to meet. She held hands with sick strangers. She gave hugs to grandparents who told her they didn't get to see there own granddaughters and could she just do this one more thing.
Sometimes I wonder........ am I doing enough for society? Am I helping others the way I should be? Should I be fund raising, doing bake sales and doing all those other outside things people do to make a difference........I wonder and then I research....... and then I think........ I am just a stay at home mom that home schools her kids. I take care of my family, teach my children, help my husband and try to help my extended family..............then I look at my girl......my little flower
AND I know..........
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Matthew's first time driving me
Now that Matthew is driving, I think he will be a good driver…..I hope. He is smart, safety conscious, by personality and he really knows the rule book……..that’s good right?
The one thing that really scares me about this "driving thing" is he forgets things, by personality…..He forgets things like; looking to see if cars are coming into his lane before he turns or backs up without looking and the old forgetting to turn the blinker on when turning….he has forgotten to go......... and that leads me to my number one fear.....he may forget to stop! Yicks!! That is what the six month drivers permit is for……… right? With a parent by his side we should be able to guide him into the transition of passenger to driver.........So, I have to teach him to drive well………..... ME!! I keep telling myself, I have taught him many things, after all we home-school. We can do this.......I help him with his math and Literature. We talk about history, Apologetics and I help with the debate club "stuff ….However, I do not DO his Science. I can’t help there.........He past me long ago on this one. As his mother and teacher our lives are full of learning from each other.........I have even taught this kid how to punch like a man ………but…….. this driving thing really has me shaken.
Matthew looking very intellectual
I think of myself as a fair teacher…. Most of the time……However, I do not think I am a good driving teacher. I get too scared. I really feel bad about the whole thing because of course , all this makes him very nerves..........I suck all my breath in really fast or say "OH! GEE!" "It's okay..... we're okay." and then the other kids ask "what is wrong Mom?" "Isn't Matthew doing a good job?"......... Not very comforting.... I know!
My poor son!
He has said to me many times.........."Dad is easier to drive with." I tell him I know and I am sorry. I also tell him, I really wish dad could be the one to help with this one.....We both know he is the better parent for this job. But, I am the one that has to get us through......... I am the one that drives us were we need to go.
So, I am the one that has to calm down and learn how to teach our son to drive............right????
Matthew did tell me the other day he thought I was doing better.
He really is a nice kid.