Well, I thought it was time I wrote a blog and share with you what has been going on in my lil part of the world.
First, I would like to share the following. It sorta sums up my feelings about my "Stroke Journey" which began November 2003.
I think of myself as diamond,
perhaps pure gold.
Maybe my life is an antique vase,
unique, precious, and rare.
Consider the point in which they all began.
Think of the process each went through.
Each test of life has shaped
Isn't it funny as we grow in life we value things different with each journey we take? When we were young, we wanted toys, toys and more toys, then our teen years, we had to have the coolest stuff, what the other kids had, however, I never got that sort of stuff as my Mom was basically on her own since my Dad wasn't around and he spent more time and effort on the "Drinking scene"... My Mom did the best she could. She would get for me and my sister before ever getting what she needed.
:Clap-Hands: :cheer: :beer: :hug: :forgive_me?:
Hi and welcome to my special "Celebrate" Blog Entry. It's funny, I knew I wanted to write about my feelings the evening before my "Anniversary Day".... I got on my computer and I looked at the clock and it said: 12:26 and I thought WOW, that is when my Birthday is: 12/26... it was then and there I knew ... I was meant to write about this day at this very moment.
As you can see by my "Emoticons" th
WOW, so much has been going on in my lil part of the world ... I'm still out here taking life a moment at a time. I think of Tim McGraw's song. "Live life as though you are dying".... I truly do try to get as much in my days as humanly possible. There has been joy along as much sorrow lately these past few months. The JOY is the simple fact my new baby, Beau, is fitting in quite well.... He's a bundle of energy and full of LOVE for me. He makes me laugh daily. He has been in my life five mo
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken
Criticism is almost never constructive. Don't criticize others, and ignore it when you receive criticism.
Stay Positive Around Negative P
"DON'T LEAVE IT ON THE DESK"
There was a certain professor of religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States.
Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was required to take this course their freshman year, regardless of his or her major.
Although Dr. Christianson tried hard to communicate the essence of the gospel in his class, he found that most of hi
I have found since my Brain Stem Stroke, people don't seem to understand the difference I have to endure. This has caused me a lot of pain in my daily living. Pre-stroke I was a very "together" person. I was quick in my decision making, thought processing, in every aspect of my life.
It seems since my stroke, People don't seem to have patience with me or even understand what I am going through.
I don't use my "Brain Stem Stroke" as a calling card for an easy life or for a free pass...
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson
Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Love, real love, powers everything good. Let your life be an expression of your love of God, your love of all people around the world, and your love of all God's
..... Just Stay
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
"Your son is here," she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a m
Who is your little Susie in life?
Come with me
to a third grade classroom..... There is a
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his
heart is going to stop because he cannot
possibly imagine how this has happened.. It's
never happened before, and he knows that when
the boys find out he will never hear the end of
it. When th
She had me at Halo :Angel:
On Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, at 5:45pm,
God sent you your precious baby girl.
Lillian Rose, was her chosen name
Mom, Crista, and Proud Dad, Justin,
couldn't have been more thrilled.
She entered their arms weighing 7 pounds, 7ounces
of pure love of the two of them combined.
The length of their little bundle of joy was twenty inches.
How blessed they felt when their eyes met,
It was an instant connection of love.
God surely blessed
Once again, I found myself trying to get through the adversity that was bigger than life. I truly didn't think just because I got through a Brain Stem Stroke my life was going to be a bed of roses, however, I never thought I would have to go through the heartbreak of losing my Harley Boy. Harley was bigger than life to me and he had my heart one hundred per cent. I always thought Birthdays were suppose to be a day of celebration, fun happy moments, December 26th was the worst day as far as Birth
ONE MONTH TODAY
It's been a month today since you went away
I miss you being by my side
I miss everything about you
The way you would tilt your lil head to let me know
you always seemed to know exactly what I was saying
I miss your unconditional love and understanding
I could type and type and NEVER be able to cover
how very special you were to me
I never could have children, Harley, but God gave you to me
and you were the best "Son" I could ever had been blessed with
Lord, I just want to say THANK YOU, because..... This morning I woke up and knew where my Grandchildren were. This morning my home was still standing. This morning I am not crying because my husband, my child, my brother or sister needs to be buried after being pulled out from underneath a pile of concrete. This morning I was able to drink a glass of clean water. This morning I was able to turn on the light. This morning I was able to take a shower... I had food to eat. I was not planning a f
I wanted to give tribute to my Harley Boy. Tomorrow the Vet will come to our home and assist that he will be free from all of his pain. My heart is so broken but I know we are doing the best for Harley Boy.
He has been the center of our "universe" since I came home from Rehab in 2004.
He has been going down for a while and my Birthday, December 26th, it all came to a head. Gosh, what a Birthday. But, maybe it is Harley's "Birth" to a pain free life. The Vet Assistant came over today t
How great is the temptation at this point! How the soul sinks, the heart grows sick, and the faith staggers under the keen trials and testings which come into our lives in times of special bereavement and suffering.
"I cannot bear up any longer, I am fainting under this providence. What shall I do? God tells me not to faint. But what can one do when he is fainting?"
What do you do when you are about to faint physically? You cannot do anything. You cease from your own
Since October, my two friends who join me for my Monday Bible Study, Kathy and Debbie, have been praying for Holli.
I rec'd this e-mail from Debbie tonight letting me know Holli earned her Angel Wings. Would you please pray for her family .... I pray for her Husband and two children. God Bless them.
I have a prayer request
LOVING EACH DAY
A very effective means to focus the mind and open to your loving is chanting. Since the beginning of time, religious and spiritual groups have made a practice of intoning sacred words, sounds, prayers, and songs. Chanting builds up a powerful field of spiritual energy that can change your consciousness. The key is your intention -- bringing an attitude of reverence and love to whatever you are chanting.
Mantras are specific so
LETTER FROM GOD TO WOMEN
When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils. But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you. Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity. From on
I wanted to share this in my Blog as I rec'd it in my e-mail last year and again today, therefore, I feel it needs to be shared with others. So, here it is.
GOD LIVES UNDER THE BED
I envy Kevin. My brother, Kevin, thinks God lives under his bed. At least that's what I heard him say one night.
He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to listen, 'Are you there, God?' he said. 'Where are you? Oh, I see. Under the bed....'
I giggled softly a
The Value of a Day..... Embrace it and let those close to you know you love them.
Every little girl, through time, has always played dress up and had dreams of getting married one day. I know I have envisioned my wedding with Mr. Right with my girlfriends. There was that phase when I wanted to have a Rainbow Wedding as I love rainbows and I wanted everyone to wear a different color dress to reflect the color of the rainbow, oh, yes, then back in 1968 when I was "going steady" with my Surfe
LOVING EACH DAY
There is value in learning to wait upon the Lord.
Waiting can help you prepare for when the opportunity actually becomes available for your choosing. As you endure, steer clear of judging your process, which can distract and waste an opportunity.
Trust your process, knowing it is bringing you experiences and blessings that are important in the timing that is best for you.
- John Morton
Life is not about what was lost, but about what I've still got....
Breaking it down I feel Life is not about what the Beast, Brain Stem Stroke, took from me.....
It IS about my journey since that fateful day in 2003 and what God has carried me through and what has come back to me and the ability to continue my journey.
I haven't blogged with what has been going on in my life lately so I feel I want to share that in this post.
Last week was a bit stressful for me as there were