Friday, March 16, 2012
Took a couple of days to enjoy some family time in Dallas/ Irving area of Texas.
Early Tuesday morning we, hubby and 2 youngest kids, drove to Arkansas and visited Central High School in Little Rock after meeting MinniJean Brown's sister of the Masonic Templar on 9th & Broadway. Talk about living history!
So you ask, "Who is MinniJean Brown?"
She is one of the "Little Rock Nine" students escorted into the school when students of color were integrated with White students with resistance.
She's the one sitting in the front row, second to the left. The photo of her sister was taken with my camera. Sorry. That photo is unavailable along with the photos of Central High and a few other Little Rock photos. They REALLY look so much alike,too.
Continuing our trip, we travelled to Memphis, Tennessee. Photos on my iPad won't transfer into this blog, but we visited The National Civil Rights Museum. Powerful! I must admit, I cried several times for the ongoing struggles for justice. Later, to Graceland where we took pictures in front of the brink wall of Graceland. The cost wasn't to our liking for the four of us.
Hmmm! Can you say, "peanut butter and banana sandwich"? Yes this was Elvis Presley's favorite snack! Why do I know that?
Venturing to Beale Street before exiting the town of Memphis, we took photos of the down town area of Memphis where BB King's Cafe sits along with other prominent venues of interest. Again, the photos really would help here...nevertheless! (Those of you who know me well, know I keep trying...)
Today, we are back in Dallas(Irving)resting mostly. But I plan to hit the gym in a few minutes.
Tell me about some of your educational experiences and feel free to comment. This includes downloading photos from my iPad camera to the Sparkpeople blog.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Breaking free from the usual monotony of unmotivated teens,
I feel myself exhaling as I loosen my denim jeans.
No longer in charge of lesson plans and "forgotten" work.
I can relax, let my hair down, and chill like Captain Kirk.
The sky may be gray with heavy rain tapping through the night.
Thought I'd get my swimsuit on... C'mon this ain't right!
How dare my Spring Break be filled with frigid rain & cold?
Now I think as time goes by, I feeling a little old.
Used to be so fun just basking in the sun's rays.
Now I break with a memory of younger, better days.
Still taking time away!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
"If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding." Proverbs2:4-6 KJV
How can you not want the wisdom He offers? As long as wisdom is sought after, the Word says He will give it to us. Love the neverchanging Word of God!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
As many of you know the past weekend brought some serious emotional jerks.
Husband's aunt died...
Sorority sister in house fire with her 80+ year old mother...
Another sorority sister 80+ years old, hospitalized on Monday...
All are better now. I include Aunt Laverne because I know she's with the Lord.
What better place to be!!!
It all seemed so surreal since it all happened at one time...too much to deal with when you add stress from work.
I also credit prayers (mine and yours).
Although I have not responded to the previous responses yet, I truly adore my sparkfriends and those of you who visited my blog. It is a blessing to know yu are not alone.
Thanks again for your ongoing encouragement!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Since last Sunday, I have taken in alot.
My mother-in-law's sister, was lying in ICU holding on for life after another stroke.
Her husband, now deceased, was the preacher who married my husband and I.
Seeing her lie there helpless, staggered breathing...looking to the Lord, looking back at us...at a crossroads.
Scary enough, I felt the presence of death awaiting her arrival.
Fast forward to this past Friday night, before getting dressed for my sorority's Mardi Gras celebration. A phone call arrived. Aunt Laverne died. My heart sank. Memories flashed of her hospital stay, her cheering me on as I serenaded my future husband down the aisle of our wedding, the time she survived brain surgery from a tumor removed, ...
That same night, sorority sister (suffering from Alzheimer) had a terribly large house fire.
Today, I am mentally and physically tired. So hubby and I stayed in our PJs. Now another sorority sister has been admitted. Still praying and making hospital visits tomorrow.
I pray for them: strength and peace...
Tomorrow it's back to routine...
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