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Light One Candle!

Saturday, November 09, 2013



It is that day again!

Every year on this day . . I light one candle. I have been doing this since 1995.



Today Joshua would be 25 years old! What would have he become? What would he be doing? Would it be college.. would it be a Marine . . A police officer . . a janitor . . a taxi driver . . a school teacher ? ? I hope as a parent I instilled in him the idea he could be whatever he chose to be and do and I would love him regardless of his choice!

He learned a lot in his six short years!

He learned of Faith! He learned that by each challenge he faced that he was able to endure in spite of the doubt he may have had!

He learned of Hope! He learned that every attempt was a new opportunity and each opportunity was borne from previous attempts that had failed!

He learned of Charity! He learned that there were people that went that 'extra mile' for him and countless others! He learned that a good way to share that was to give it to others . . to treat others the way he wanted to be treated!

He learned of Trust. He learned that by people doing what they say they would do!

Of all of these Lessons . . He learned of Love . . to love each moment . . to live in each moment . . to embrace each moment and take nothing for granted . to love each and every person in his life no matter how little or long we are here!

And the one thing that Joshua learned in his six short years . . is that I learned all of this from him!

I Love You Joshua . . Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon

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Thank you!

Friday, November 01, 2013

This blog is to say Thank you to all of you that wrote messages and emails ... it is for those that sent Spark mail and sent goodies to my page ...It is for those that wrote on my blog and posted notes and expressed your concern and condolences ... It is for those that sent emails to other members to rally support and prayers for me and my family .. it for those of you that cared and thought of me and prayed for me..

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Spark Break

Monday, October 21, 2013

To those that read my blogs and postings:

I am taking a "Spark Break" for a little while.

My 27 year old son was crushed by a tree and passed away. David is the fifth child of mine that has died . . and I am having a hard time dealing with it!

I have contacted a counselor for a visit or two.

At this point it is hard to eat and sleep even though I 'know' I should! I find no 'comfort' in food... I am upset and the food just irritates my stomach!

I wish you all well in this journey . . I sincerely do!

  
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JEWELMAKER1 10/29/2013 6:06PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother, my heart broke reading your blog. We will be here when you are ready.

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    I am so sorry to hear this. will keep you in my prayers. I can see why that would be hard to deal with. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2013 7:45AM

    OMG I just saw this. I'm so sorry sweetie!!

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FUTUREMRSFENTON 10/23/2013 1:14PM

    Oh my friend. I am so very very sorry. I cannot believe the pain you have endured and now again it finds you. Please let me know if there is anything you need. I am here for you..


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IRISHHONEYBEE 10/21/2013 8:43PM

    Take the time you need. I am so sorry hun that you are going through this. It must be hard. Please know that we are here for you when you come back. And we are here for you no matter what. If you need to regular email me if you need to chat irishgardenlady@gmail.com

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NNZOOM 10/21/2013 4:22PM

    Happy... you have my deepest sympathy. Take your time to greive. Come back when you are ready. I'll miss you.

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A Moment To Reflect!

Friday, December 07, 2012


Today I would like to ask a favor.

If you have a candle . . Please light it and take a moment to reflect.

Reflect on all the people in your life. Those that are with you now and those that have gone. Whether they have moved away or you are no longer in contact with. Those that have passed on and those that are just a faded memory of an era gone by.

Reflect on their lives and the contributions they gave to this world and all that they contributed to your life that may have helped in shaping your life for the way it is today.

Though some memories may be more pleasant than others, they all are a part of who we are.

Time is precious and holds a bounty of opportunities for us. For in these moments we have the power to create the most wonderful of happenings that tomorrow we will look back on as moments to reflect on!

Moments with you Joshua will forever be with me. Though Time does attempt to erode the memory as sand wears at the rock. The rock breaks the sand and the sand polishes the stone. Though we have been pommeled, adversity has polished us to show our true Strength.

Together we have etched memories between us that stands the test of Time. The only way they may be lost is if we fail to remember them.

And I will remember you forever!

Thanks for those moments in Time Joshua!

November 9, 1988 - December 7, 1994

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NNZOOM 12/15/2012 6:32AM

    Happy.... Your comments are especially appropriate for today, when so many have lost loved ones in Connecticut. We must value each moment with those we love... count our blessings and pray for those with loss!

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JEWELMAKER1 12/9/2012 9:00PM

    Thank you!

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    Beautiful.

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CREEKLADY1 12/7/2012 12:57PM

  I so agree...I lost my son two years ago and oh how I wished I had told him every second of the day just how much I loved him and still love him...forever and ever!

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Light One Candle!

Friday, November 09, 2012



Every year on this day . . I light one candle. I have been doing this since 1995.

Below is a photo of a little boy sitting next to me in front of the waterfalls in Niagara Falls, Canada. His name is Joshua!



Today, Joshua would be 24 years old. He was born November 9th ,1988

He was born healthy and happy and had such a zest for life. He never missed an opportunity to laugh, to smile, to 'slap ya five' and refuse broccoli!

He enjoyed Head Start schooling and also enjoyed Kindergarten! Gym was his favorite class and 'dodge-ball' was his true calling. I think he could have made it an olympic sport!

In March, 1993 Joshua was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, T-cell type.

In the melee of treatment asked him once shortly after he was diagnosed what he thought of his cancer. "I don't like it . . but it's OK!" He never whimpered nor cried about the treatments nor the pain they must have caused his little body.

He always called me a 'wascally wabbit' and he was donned with 'Mr. Wonderful'

Each morning we got up together and started the day with this song:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DuC0tE7V4

His attitude was always happy and he was ever looking for the next adventure . . the next laugh and the next moment!

At the end of the day . . we cuddled close and he would play his favorite song:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0

Most often . . he would be asleep before it ended. On the harder days he would ask to play it a few more times before he fell asleep.

Just a couple weeks before his passing in '94 Josh saw a photo of hot air balloons and said, ' Someday I'm going to ride in one of those!' Sadly, that day never came for him.

Joshua was flown from Iowa City, Iowa to Syracuse NY by Life Flights: pilots that donate their time, plane and fuel to carry terminally ill patients home... free of charge!

This is for you Mr. Wonderful!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVgSqAwSEI

Life wonders what you would have become Joshua, but I rest in the comfort and the solace that you were at your best. You took Life as it was and continued to smile . . a living example of acceptance and courage!

So I spend days in thoughts of you . . lost in the wonder of you Mr. Wonderful ! I think of you in your balloon floating all over the earth . . touching lives and inspiring the kindred spirit to share in the One-ness of us all!

Happy birthday Son . . I love you!

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LAKOTALADY 10/25/2013 10:08PM

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I had not seen this before, and my heart goes out to you. You are one special person, and I'm proud to be your friend. What an absolutely beautiful tribute.

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DOKEYOKEY 11/16/2012 3:56PM

    I am sorry for your loss. I am glad, though, that you had your son and that he provided such a joy in your life.

Namaste and Prayers.
Kathleen

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CRYSTALJEM 11/16/2012 2:09PM

    Beautiful blog, thank you for sharing. Namaste.

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JURI62 11/13/2012 6:43AM

    Sorry I did not see this sooner.
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VITCHY-VICKI 11/13/2012 6:10AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday Joshua
I am lighting a Candle for you too
Enjoy your emoticon Balloon ride with God
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JSALERNO 11/10/2012 6:27AM

    SO SAD

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LTMURPHY7 11/9/2012 11:23PM

 


Beautiful blog
So touching

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