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22 years ago today!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I can't believe it but 22 years ago today I gave birth to the most precious, beautiful little girl. She changed my life forever but enriched it more than she will ever know.

I watched this very shy child, tentatively start school, move past her fears and make some friends. I watched as she blossomed into a young woman, becoming a cheer leader, a straight "A" student and then off to college.

This Memorial Day weekend, she graduates from college. Wow, that went so fast. Not only is she graduating, but she doing something not that many do, she is walking into a job!! She interviewed for this job for months, going up the ladder of the corporation and got it! I was just notified that she will graduate on the Dean's list!!

This proud mom wishes her wonderful, beautiful daughter a very happy 22ned birthday!!

  
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JANINE8969 3/25/2013 9:01AM

    She is absolutely beautiful! You did a good job MOM!

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DOROTHYBERO 3/24/2013 8:18AM

    She is indeed very beautiful - you have much to be proud of - I hope she ha a very happy birthdya!

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/24/2013 7:22AM

    I got goose bumps when I read your blog. What a beautiful story! I want to thank you for sharing and please wish her the best in her new life. Good going Mom! Love, Chelsea emoticon

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PHEBESS 3/24/2013 3:30AM

    Gorgeous daughter! Happy birthday to her!

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WALLAHALLA 3/23/2013 11:14PM

    to paraphrase big bang...your baby is smart and beautiful...what a joy and a blessing

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DETERMINEDJANET 3/23/2013 7:05PM

    Beautiful young lady and a beautiful story!

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/23/2013 7:01PM

    What a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday!

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Back on track

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I haven't written a blog in a while, life is very busy. It has been a very hard road just getting back on track.

I think what I really needed was a long goal. My daughter is graduating from college on Memorial Day weekend. It is so hard to believe that 4 years just flew by like a minute. I'm so proud of her as not only is she graduating, she has a job!! She has been interviewing for this job for several months and she finally got it. What a proud mom I am!!!

My son turned 17 and got a car. I can't believe I don't have to schlep him around anymore and he is becoming so independent. They are growing up so fast it takes my breath away!

I also have a wedding to go to in June. My entire family will be there and I can't wait!

Having a goal is making sticking to my plan easier. When I reach those milestones, I will get future goals so I can keep going.

It's a plan :)

  
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ILOVEROSES 3/10/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon Lots of naches from your children. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/9/2013 11:00PM

    They do grow up so fast! Where do the days go?

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/9/2013 5:21PM

    What a beautiful family! emoticon Chelsea

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My Son!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

17 years ago today I delivered a squalling, 6 lb. bundle of adorableness!!!

Here in New York it was right in the middle of the "blizzard of the century!". There was so much snow that we had the fire department and the police department on alert in case we couldn't get to the hospital. I was a nervous wreck!!!

It has never been easy. Josh was really a handful and, well, still is but honestly he is a wonderful child and I feel blessed that he is mine!

It's been a wild ride but oh, so worth it. Happy birthday to my wonderful son Joshua. You are one of the reasons that make life worth living and one of the reasons for gray hair!! I love you sooooo much!!!

  
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FISHER011 3/7/2013 7:50PM

    emoticon to Josh & his wonderful Mom!

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PATTIE441 2/11/2013 7:47AM

    A very Happy Birthday to your son, and you are a wonderful mother! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLUMBOY 2/11/2013 7:16AM

    happy birthday, josh!

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JKPONYGIRL 1/21/2013 3:04PM

    emoticon to you and Josh!

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DOROTHYBERO 1/14/2013 7:52AM

    Awesome emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/13/2013 10:45PM

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My son's birthday is probably my favorite day of the year. No memory is more precious.

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/13/2013 10:04PM

    Happy Birthday to Joshua!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/13/2013 9:47AM

    Isn't it truly amazing how fast the time goes by? Just yesterday, they were adorable babies. Wishing him and you a wonderful
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1CRAZYDOG 1/13/2013 8:16AM

    LOL! For sure our kids are the joy of our lives AND the reasons for gray hair! But wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Birthday to your Joshua.

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LAC936 1/13/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon Joshua!

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I'm Back!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I have just returned from Israel this morning. I can't write a whole lot because I'm trying to just get my thoughts together.

This wasn't a trip. It was a journey!! 162 women who said, if the Israeli's can live with what's going on, I can go there and support them.

I learned so much, I have so much to sort out in my mind but if anyone is considering going, please, please go!!

I went with a group of incredible women from the JWRP, or Jewish Women's Renaissance Project. If any of you have children at home under the age of 18, you may be eligible. Look it up, apply, it's amazing!! I will be posting over the next few days when I can see straight. I'm very tired as I just lost 7 hours of time!! Since I have to work tomorrow, I'm going slow but trying to stay awake!!

Wishing you all a happy Channukah. You haven't celebrated this holiday until you can share it with some Israeli soldiers who are far away from home.

I am changed forever.

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 1/12/2013 2:59PM

    I have a friend who I grew up with. She and her family lived there for 2 yrs. One of her best memories! Good to see you back!!

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LINDA! 12/17/2012 9:46AM

    It sounded like a wonderful trip.

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ILOVEROSES 12/14/2012 5:32AM

    Welcome back!

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WALLAHALLA 12/12/2012 1:42PM

    Anxious to hear about your incredible journey! Get some rest first though.

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/12/2012 1:08PM

    Welcome home! Can't wait to hear some about your journey!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/12/2012 12:29PM

    Welcome back:)

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/12/2012 12:27PM

    I have wanted to visit Israel, but haven't been able to so far. I'm not Jewish, but can relate. Plus, I think it would be life-changing for me as well.

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FIRECOM 12/12/2012 11:49AM

    THANK YOU -- THANK YOU -- THANK YOU.

I honestly fear for Israelis survival and I pray every day for them. I fear that our government will throw them under the bus. God help them, please.

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I'm leaving today!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Just a note to say goodby to everyone for a couple of weeks! I'm leaving today to go to Israel. I'm so excited.

We have a group where I live called the Jewish Woman's Renaissance Project. It provides free trips to Israel if you qualify. It has taken nearly a year, interviews, forms etc but alas I qualified and off I go. This is a dream come true. If you are Jewish and want to do this you can go to their website and see if you qualify. They are all over the world!! (you do need to have a child living with you under the age of 18)

Because of a (current) bitter divorce, without this I would never have been able to go. I promise to report back when I return. I know it will be enlightening in oh, so many ways!!

See you all in a couple of weeks!!!

  
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JERSEYGIRL24 12/6/2012 3:08PM

    Have a wonderful trip!!! I was supposed to go when I was 18 but there was some sort of violence, and my parents and grandparents freaked out. I went on a teen tour to Europe instead, which admittedly was a pretty good alternative. However, I never did make it to Israel, and I doubt I ever will (just turned 60). As a Jew, albeit a lapsed one, I feel your excitement. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!!!!

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PATTIE441 12/6/2012 5:18AM

    Have a fantastic time! EnJOY! Woo Hoo! Take care of you and thank you for your comments on my blogs and everything you do. I really appreciate you! emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 12/3/2012 4:10AM

    Have a wonderful time!!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/2/2012 5:20PM

    Enjoy!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 12/2/2012 2:50PM

    Have a fantastically great time, and make memories to last a lifetime.

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CAROLIAN 12/2/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon Have a good time Hope you stay safe xxx

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PBLITZ 12/2/2012 11:39AM

    soo excited for you! you are going to have an AMAZING time! I live in Jerusalem, so if you need ANYTHING at ALL- plz dont hesitate to ask! would love to help!

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SAINTBETH 12/2/2012 10:52AM

    Wow! That's wonderful. I've made aliyah three times. It is the best thing anyone can do. My prayers go with you.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/2/2012 7:31AM

    Ahhh so wonderful a blessing for you!! I remember when my step-sister got to go as part of BirthRight Israel or something like that - she was almost too old but was accepted. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity.

Bon Voyarge !!
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Happy Hannukkah while your are gone, too!
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LIFETIMER54 12/2/2012 7:06AM

  A huge emoticon to you have a wonderful time, you so deserve it!!! emoticon

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JGRAY76 12/2/2012 6:59AM

    Congratulations to you! Enjoy your trip and travel safe.

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