Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Life/ Happy Halloween

Monday, October 29, 2007

My Life/ No Name the Cat

Okay so we have had this kitten now for about 3 weeks and he still has no name. We all can't agree on one. My husband named our cat Jasmine so my theory is that he does not get to name this one but truthfully I can't think of a name for the little guy. Hailey calls him Boy, Mackenzie likes Garfield and John and Ty like Gold Member. Other suggestions have been Tobey and butterscotch and Isaac suggested Cat. So I am stumped, I have to make a vet appointment for him and he has no name. So any idea's would be very helpful.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My life/ Life has been busy

It occurred to me that it has been a while since I really wrote on this thing. I have been so busy it is hard to find the time to write. My son turned 10 a few weeks ago and my daughter turned 7 last week so I have been really busy with birthday stuff. Next month my husband and are going to Las Vegas for our 10 year anniversary. We never had a wedding or a honeymoon so we figure we kinda owe it to ourselves. My Sister will be staying with my kids so I know they will be well taken care of but I have never left them for a long period of time or never been so far away. Not to mention I have not been on an airplane in about 10 years so I am alittle nervous. I am looking forward to the trip but I also am having a bit of anxiety over it. One of the things that Todd's death has taught me {well one of many} is that life is to short to worry about every little thing. This is something that will be very good for me and it is something that I very much need to do. We never know what tomorrow will bring so we should enjoy our life while we can. My sister is finally starting to smile which is so nice to see. She was sleeping alot and was really depressed. But over the last few weeks she is starting to come around. I can't tell you how Happy this makes me. Life is moving forward, I know that there will still be bad days but I now see that we will all still have lot's of joy in our lives. And thats something to be very thankful for.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Check out my Slide Show! Tribute to Todd

Friday, October 12, 2007

My Life/ Praying for our Troops

As I reflect on this photograph, I see once again that not all the brave leave the "home of the brave" to enter battle; some are required now to be the brave of the home

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves me speechless and tears in my eyes.

We have a long list of good friends whose husbands are deploying

to Iraq next month. One of the wives sent me this. We feel compelled

to send it on. Your prayers are deeply appreciated. These guys

deserve our love, our hugs and most powerfully, our prayers.

Prayer Request:

I understand that life in Iraq is very difficult to bear right now. Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance and safety.

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My Life/ Happy First Birthday Sweet Emma

My niece Emma is one today I can't believe it. Last year at this time my Mom was in Texas with Steph and Todd awaiting Emma's arrival. What a difference a year makes. Todd's headstone was just laid down about a week ago. I can't describe the feeling I had seeing his name on that stone. It dug so deep into my stomach like he died all over again. I often think of Todd but I tend to put his death to the back of my mind because it hurts to much to think about. So when I seen his name it was like I had to admit all over again that this is so final. I look at his little girl and I feel such pain not for her now because she does not have a clue what she has lost but for her when she's older. She will have no memories of her Daddy except the ones we share with her but none of her very own. I feel like she has been robbed of that Daddy/daughter relationship. Lot's of questions enter my mind. How will this affect her as she is growing up? Her relationships? How is she going to feel at school one day and others are talking about their Daddy's and she does not have hers waiting for her at home. I also think about if my sister does ever re-marry will that man treat Emma like his own? My heart just breaks for her. She is such a special little girl. She has these dark brown eyes and she has her Daddy's LOOK. Whenever we tell her No she gives us the LOOK. You can't help but want to snuggle her. So Happy 1st Birthday Emma, Auntie loves you.