Monday, October 14, 2013

Reflections of Mom

As life does I've endured the loss of my Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles I adored, my younger brother, my Dad, but none hurt as much as loosing my Mom. As abusive men often do my Dad isolated her from her parents, her siblings, friends and her children. God blessed me with 15 months to really know my Mom after my Dad passed. She was a totally different person, one I came to cherish! She was a beautiful 5' tiny woman with good looks and a feisty, determined, and courageous personality. I wish we'd had more time, but I know we will have it in Heaven. She passed 17 years ago on September 1, 1997 and my heart aches just as much today as it did that day. This picture is the way I try to remember her in my mind...before life had left scars! I miss you, Mom! ༺♥༻

    My Mom "Jewell Arlene" at age 36...34 years before she passed. She was gorgeous! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sparking a memory...

(Picture from Pinterest, don't know who gets credit, but it's wonderful!) brings on memories that can be a time machine for the mind! I love feeling "young at heart" at 15 again or sharing a moment with someone I love that has passed on or overwhelmed with the presence of the Lord just from hearing a melody that touches my soul! The next best thing is our sense of smell! It can take us back to holidays, vacations, our babies, or make us fall in love again! You know, life is a wonderful ride! ༺♥༻

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

...tomorrow is another day!

Am I the only one, besides Katie Couric, that can't seem to get my office closet cleaned out and organized.  I started this process days ago when my husband put some new shelves in the closet so I can make it fabulous and now it's all over my office floor to the point I have to take jumps from one spot to another to get to my computer...and then shove all the papers out of the way to find the mouse!  My intentions being noble are not getting me very far.  I've got 3 things in a large trash sack after going thru box after box.  Why in the world do I want to keep all this junk I haven't looked at most of it in years?  I did find one very good item I'd looked for a couple of years ago and couldn't find...nope, I didn't throw it away. If I needed it then I may be looking for it again one day!  Katie did have a show on this week about cleaning and organizing ones office.  When the camera panned her humble little office I could have fainted, it looked just like mine!  Of course that made me feel much better, because if someone of her status can't keep her things organized they why should I feel guilty. I have pins galore on Pinterest on how to organize with examples that boggle the mind!  So, I'll take my pajamas off tomorrow, put on my working clothes and my thoughts are exactly what Scarlet's last words conveyed to the world,
 "after all...tomorrow is another day!"  ༺♥༻

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

If all of us only could...

When I opened the email from Avalon Rose Design today and saw this beautiful creation of theirs I immediately loved it, and gave it a lot of thought. The statement itself by the accomplished Thomas Edison might have been made before he changed our world forever with what he was capable of!  Now in my life I have a bucket list of things I'd like to accomplish before I'm called home, the least of is writing a letter to each member of my family telling them a memory I have of them and how very deep and forever lasting my love is! Then my thoughts turned to time and the length of my list! I'm not naive enough to think I could even begin to do all I want to before I leave this earth and honestly some days I don't feel like accomplishing anything. So, this moment in time I say to the world...I will do what I can and some of it will most assuredly astound me and I'm hoping some of those I love so dearly!