Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Me and NYC

There is something so soothing about this picture... it kind of reminds me of me, NYC and my cat Boo!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Smart Kiddo's

I'm so proud! I know their mommy would be too!
Kelsey & Brett we given awards today: Both are in the top 10% of their class. Also, Kelsey got an award for BPA{Business Prof. of America} and Brett for AP{advanced placement}in Geography. Smart kiddos!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Red Bird Tattoo

Amazing tattoo my LRB friend's daughter had made for her on Mothers Day!
Thank you Lynn for sharing this with me ~ BEAUTIFUL!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day for Aunt Jeni

When Mary died, I promised her I would love her kids as if they were my own.  For me, that has happened naturally, what I didn't expect, was for the love to be so reciprocated!  I am truly blessed.  I received this incredible loving card from Kelsey that was perfect the way it was and then she added her own pictures and her own words and it became a treasure. Her mom and I used to always call each other our #1 fans - I was hers and she was mine. Kelsey has taken her place. Lucky me!  I love my Kelsey and Brett!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Loving Message

More Signs after the ER visit

Soooo, the very next day (or if you want to be technical, since I left the hospital at 3a.m.), that same day, as I was at the garbage area of my complex, a cardinal was flying around my car, swooshing in front and behind it as if it was trying to get my attention.  It made me giggle with delight at this fun little red sight.   I felt the love.  This was comforting after the long hard night I had in the ER.

I was headed to the deli across the street for a bland turkey sandwich to eat..... I was still in a daze and feeling  a little down about the whole night in the ER and these stomach issues I'm having.  It just seems to be one thing after another these days.  My body is suffering.  In my subconcious mind I was asking for some answers.  I was wondering what the answer was.  Then as I pull into the parking lot of the deli, I pass a little black truck with the numbers 888 on it.  I  giggled again thinking this was a sign.  I felt my answer was coming soon.  It wasn't until I was leaving the deli that this time, on that same truck with 888, there was a bumper sticker that I saw TEXAS on it.  Then I felt a whisper.... "that is the answer - TEXAS".
P.S.  As I'm sitting here typing this blog, a cardinal couple keep flying in front of the window to the side of me.  Peeking in and then flying away...I've been in constant giggles.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Angel in the ER

Friday night May 3rd, I had to go to the ER due to the intense pain in my stomach that was increasingly getting worse by the minute.

Usually during times like this I am shown fun little signs all along the way that I am not alone...... well, my eyes were closed most of the time due to the pain so nothing was noticed at all, but once the nurse gave me something to ease the pain, my mind instantly realized something was missing.... signs.
It didn't take long for my request to be fulfilled:

The orderly rolled me downstairs in my bed to have a catscan done.  It was quiet and kinda eery down there where I had to wait. 
While waiting my turn for the catscan, the technician came out to tell me that the elderly lady behind me has to go first because she drank the required contrast longer ago than I did.  I thought about being frustrated at the thought of having to stay down there in the eery basement any longer than I had to where a nurse or doctor would periodically poke their head into the hall or walk out of their office then back in without saying a word, but caught myself and thought, "Why on earth would I be upset?  Actually how could I?! This a sweet elderly lady who has lived twice as long as me - OF COURSE SHE CAN GO IN FRONT OF ME!"

Just as I thought that I heard the catscan technician come out and say to her, "Okay, are you ready MARY?"

P.S.  No worries - I'm okay.  It was a flare up of this ulcer I seemed to have gotten this year and something called gastritis which is an inflammation in my stomach.  It's annoying but I am working on healing it!  BTW:  you can't take ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories when you have an ulcer!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

LRB Connection

  • Paula 
    I must share with you . . . . . That I too have a little red bird in honor of my father who passed away 10-18-08. . . . I ask God to give me a sign so that I would know that he was in heaven and that I would see him again one day. . . . The red bird was it  It has been such a blessing knowing that I get a reminder every once in a while. . . . While my friend Kelley is loosing her father to liver cancer, so I told her she may borrow my little red bird and I can across your site
    Thank you,