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Missing Mom on her Birthday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Today is full of memories
happiness and tears
of birthday celebrations
we've shared throughout the years.

And though I'll always miss you
the endless joy you brought
warms my heart with gratitude
and fills my every thought.

Wherever you are resting
I hope that you can see
how precious and uplifting
your memory is to me.

I feel that you are with me
in everything I do
so I'll celebrate your birthday
but I'll spend it missing you.

Happy Birthday mom....I love you and miss you.

  
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MSLZZY 12/24/2014 9:16AM

    So lovely! HUGS! She was a very special woman.

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A Soldier's Prayer

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
in perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
and I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
Alone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear
"Come in here this moment, it's freezing out there!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your arm,
you should be at home, this cold could do harm!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts,
to the window that danced with a warm fire's light
then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,

I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night"
"Its my duty to stand at the front of the line,
that separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam
and now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I 've not seen my own son in more than a while,
but my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
the red white and blue... the American flag.

"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
away from my family, my house and my home,
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat,

I can carry the weight of killing another
or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers
who stand at the front against any and all,
to insure for all time that this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget
to fight for our rights back at home while we're gone.
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
to know you remember we fought and we bled
is payment enough, and with that we will trust.
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.

This Christmas, please pray for our Marines and Soldiers on watch. They are far from home, protecting us.

  
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/23/2014 4:36PM

    Thank you for remember our soldiers here and abroad. They are often forgotten wither on the battlefield or aged in a nursing home. God bless our troops and all veterans and keep them warm and safe.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/23/2014 3:20PM

    My DS was just discharged in Sept. 2013 and I am so proud of him!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/23/2014 2:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I tearfully never will forget

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CARI_JANE 12/23/2014 2:25PM

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MSLZZY 12/23/2014 11:21AM

    Simply lovely and a gentle reminder fo those who will be absent this Christmas

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ALICIA214 12/23/2014 11:08AM

 


Beautiful!! A keeper for sure..


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FEEDTHEHUNGER 12/23/2014 10:57AM

    Well said.

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A little Christmas humor :-)

Monday, December 22, 2014









  
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    Those are priceless! MERRY CHRISTMAS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KALANTHA 12/22/2014 6:08PM

    Cute, cute, cute!

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Good Ones


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1CRAZYDOG 12/22/2014 5:12PM

    Thanks for sharing! HGUS

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GAYLLYNNE 12/22/2014 5:11PM

    Adorable!!!

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GEORGE815 12/22/2014 5:07PM

    Great. Thanks! Merry Christmas!

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Take some "me" time!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The holidays are a busy time of year. There is so much to do! We run around trying to find the perfect gifts, host and attend parties, attend church functions, bake holiday treats and breads, decorate our houses, cook, clean…whew! No wonder we are tired!
We spend so much time trying to take care of everything and everyone that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. This holiday season make sure you include yourself on your list of things to do! Schedule a little “me” time and do something you enjoy!

Exercise
Drink lots of water
Eat healthy
Fuel your body
Rest
Relax
Breathe
Don’t overextend yourself
Smile
Laugh
Be healthy and happy

The holidays only come once a year. This year, take the time to enjoy them!

  
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CARI_JANE 12/16/2014 12:02PM

    This year, I'm having a hard time getting into the spirit of Christmas. Maybe next year.

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TWEETYKC00 12/16/2014 6:58AM

    So true, wish it was the most relaxing time of the year! lol

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    emoticon Thank you for the good reminder!


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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2014 8:58PM

    You are 100% right!

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enjoy the Christmas tree
and the wonderful music ]
wear a Santa hat as you shop its fun to see people smile as they pass you by


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    emoticon thanks for a great list of ideas for taking care of me

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HMBROWN1 12/14/2014 9:47AM

    Yes, a very busy time of year. Hope that you have a great day!

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Motivation Monday!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Today is 'Motivation Monday'

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Everything you need to achieve your goals is inside of you. Dig deep and keep moving forward!

  
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