Saturday, June 01, 2013
Hehe..couldn't resist. As most of you know Greg and I went to Niagara Falls for the first time for our vacation. It was so unbelievable! The beauty and wonder of it all! I'm not even sure I can describe it all, but I have pictures and they don't even do it justice.
The first day we were there, Greg said, it's another Alamo, lots of talk but not much show, that is till he actually saw the Falls. LOL! He was so amazed, what a stinker. LOL! We walked and walked and looked at the rapids which were amazing too. We pretty much spent the entire day around that area walking and taking pictures.
See the little boat? It's not so little. :) We did a tour the second day there. We rode on that, the Maid of the Mist. Oh yea! If you don't put the little raincoat on they give you, you WILL be wet, but oh so worth it. They took us right between the American and the Canadian Falls and water spray, mist, beauty! You just have to stand and thank the Lord for blessing us with such a wonderful sight to look at! And at night!!
The Canadian side shines colored lights over to light up the falls like a rainbow. Awesome! Many more people show up at night and gather to see the light show than any other time of the day.
The size is amazing when you're at the bottom looking up.
And the edge looks as if you can just fall off the end of the earth.
Of course you can't miss the natural rainbow the spray makes when the sun is hitting it.
And I do have other pictures on my photo page.
We walked out on and observation tower and were able to take some pictures from there. And we also went on the cave of the winds tour.
It was amazing! You could get close enough to touch the water fall! Lots of steps though that we didn't climb, silly me fell on a cobble stone path the night before and twisted my ankle. My shoes were wonderful though and gave me enough support that I didn't have any pain, just hard to go up and down a lot of steps.
The best thing I can say about this trip was that it was so amazing I can't do it justice with words. Greg and I had the time of our lives there and kind of didn't want it to come to an end. But..we were both totally exhausted from all the walking and tours we took that I don't think we could have done anything else.
On the tour we also went to the whirlpool. The water turns counter clockwise because it can't make a right turn to follow the flow of the river and no one knows why. As it comes around it goes under the water coming into the area and then continues on it's path. Between midnight and 8 a.m. both the American and Canadian side, shuts down the falls to harness some of the power for electric. Only then will the river go low enough for the whirlpool to go clockwise and follow the natural path.
I'm pretty sure you're getting tired of hearing about this for now, but I just had to try to explain the beauty of Niagara Falls.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Today my wonderful husband and I have been married for 33 years. They are the best years of my life. At this point I don't believe I could survive without him. He has been with me through the best of times and the worst of times. We have weathered many a storm together, many losses, many happy times and exciting moments. We know each other down to the core of our beings. We know when to give each other the space we need, when we need comforting, understanding and just quiet time. We can finish each others sentences and know what the other will say before we say it. We can be in the same room without saying a word and know the other is thinking of the other. We work well together on projects, knowing when to be hands on and when to stay out of the way. We are truly blessed in our lives and I wanted to share that.
On another note....Many of us have suffered the loss of loved ones over the years, some more than others. I have personally lost many loved ones who I miss so much. Today I honor them and how they affected my life. They were a piece of me and they each took that piece with them when they were called Home. Momma, grandma S. , grandpa S, grandma M., Uncle Eddie, Aunt Betty, Aunt Regina, mom and dad H, we love you and miss you so much but are so happy for you to be able to be in the presence of our Lord. And our 4 legged fur babies....Benny, Missy, Buffy, TJ, Fletcher, Spunky, Bun, Patches, Sampson, Delilah, we miss you too and will see you at the Rainbow Bridge some day.
A special honor to all our fallen heroes who have given their lives for the betterment of the world, we praise you for all you have done for us.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
This was told to me today, and YES, I do believe it. I'm sure some of you won't though. Let me make clear first that I'm not a person who pushes Religion on everyone, but I am a Christian. So you are free to make up your own mind on this.
My dad's neighbor told us today that his nephew passed away last night. This young man had a massive heart attack. Our friend and his wife had visited him in the hospital after he was admitted. He hadn't seen him for several years but knew that he wasn't a true believer. As he and his wife were praying for him, at home, the friend had an, "out of body experience" if you will, and found himself in this young man's hospital room. They had been praying that this young man would give himself to the Lord before it was too late. As the friend was standing quietly against the wall of the hospital room, in through the door walked Jesus. He walked over to this young man's bed and laid His hand over this young man's heart then put the same hand on His heart and quietly left.
When the man opened his eyes and told his wife about it, they were under the assumption it was a sign that the young man would be okay. Later when the wife was telling others about what happened it came to her that Jesus was letting them know that this young man gave his heart to Jesus at the last minute and He accepted it.
Jesus didn't talk to my friend or even look at him. He knew it was Him by a small beard, shoulder length hair and long white robe. He didn't try to look at his face and doesn't recall any other features. When they went to the hospital, there was a very calm peace in the hospital room where many relatives have gathered. The young man, who always wore a ball cap, slowly took it off as everyone held hands and prayed over him. Then he slowly passed away as he was taken off the ventilator. Just knowing this young man was almost completely gone but yet took his hat off for prayer was a miracle in itself.
I truly believe this happened to my friend. He and his wife are good people and will witness to anyone every chance they get. They are God fearing, loving, forgiving and very kind and helpful to everyone. He gave me his permission to share this so others could hear about the blessing he received.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There are times I'd like to be a pre-teen again so I could just go play and the only responsibilities I'd have was to make sure my room was clean, help with the dishes and make sure I was home when the street lights came on.
Today was one of those days. Some of you know dad had cataract surgery the other day. And some of you know he's been a cantankerous geezer about using his eye drops and following what the doctor told him not to do. What none of you know is that today I had to yell at him and the only reason I felt bad was because I didn't feel bad about yelling at him.
I told him that if he went blind from not following what the doctor told him, I would have to put him in a home because I couldn't take care of him. Not sure if that's really true or not, but it was the only way I could get through to him.
He complains that all he does all day is take pills, use his inhalers and now keep putting eye drops in. What the heck else does he have to do??? All he does is sit in his chair all day and watch t.v. unless I get him out for a walk.
Then there's our Niagara Falls trip coming up at the end of May. I'm so excited I'm wishing my life away wanting it to be here now. I've been there on Google Earth many times already and almost feel like I know the entire neighborhood. :) I can't wait to go and take the tour on the boat and such. Is it the end of May yet? :)
Okay, now for my "feel like I'm getting too lazy" phase. Yep, it hits me now and then and I can't shake it and I never seem to do anything about it. I know there are so many things I've been very lax on lately, but do I just "do it" and get it over with? No, I just think about them and forget it till the next time I think about them and forget it. I have some paper work I need to get caught up, still waiting. It took me 2 days to fold towels and sheet and they're still downstairs in the baskets waiting to be brought up and put away. There are dandelions in my cacti bed blooming their pretty yellow heads off just daring me to rip them out by the roots. The carpets need cleaned, the windows need washed, and the rest of the closets need going through. Yep, still thinking about it.
Thanks for listening. HUGS!
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