Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Excuse me?? Now I'm really mad!!!

Okay....deep breath....deep breath....

Stupid, stupid swine flu

you really make me want to do

something really really bad

'cause now I can't put my toes in the sand.

My vacation is a complete mess

and my mind is full of stress.

We were headed to the Rivera you see

such fun and excitement, now it just won't be.

Astoria Oregon? No, no way!

That place doesn't have a sunny day.

Seattle? What? Not in the plans!

where's my beach and where's my sand?

Where will my sunshine be?

My scuba dive, the palm trees?

Gone, gone, gone it's just all gone...

No, I know it's just plain wrong.

What about all the babies waiting, waiting

All the families that were celebrating!

Now to wait again it seems so unfair

Those waiting mommies are becoming bears!

Watch out swine flu

take flight, run away...

There are lots of us that are saying


Monday, April 27, 2009

Some spring beauties

So my friend has a dance studio where she teaches ballet, jazz and some modern dance to kids. This year she asked me to take pictures of the classes because her regular photographer wasn't able to. Now I am NOT a professional, I don't claim to be. I know lots of people who have tons more knowledge and experience with this. I just want to show off some of these cute girls. Take a look.

Don't they make a beautiful boquet!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Time,Time,Time...See What's Become of Me

Time...what a precious and evil thing. You can't buy it, get it back, pass it on, save it for later, stop it, slow it or control it. The only thing you can do is make the best of it. I have been thinking about time lately. What does time do to a person who is waiting?

How do you live as you hold your breath?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yeah, well it's been happening lately...

Well it seems as though I've had another LID anniversary and I've totally forgotten about it. I have noticed this has been going on the last 4 or so months. This wait seems excruiating when you sit and think about it...but the earth keeps on turning from day to day slowing passing the months and then years. I even posted a LID anniversary like two months ahead of time.

I've got the head spinning, delusional, crazy thing of having to count my months over and over to figure out where I'm at. So here's to another LID reached and passed. I think we are 32 months now???

#32 and some eye candy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Eve of Easter Sunday

This night as I contemplate the death and resurrection of my Savior Jesus Christ, my heart and mind are overflowing. I feel like I may fail miserably by trying to put into words how much this event directs my life. His sacrifice and Atonement gives me the greatest and brightest hope. As I think about Him, I cry to think of the pain I personally added to His burden. I cry when I think of how the Father felt as He withdrew from His son. I shed tears of joy for He overcame death and was resurrected.

Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of my soul. I am eternally thankful for Him.

"As that sun rose upon that first Easter day, the world was never to be the same again. All things that had been created and were to be created would now live forever through this gift, unconditionally given.

What sweet hope this gives us today, that we can all live again, and live eternally, if we will but submit our will to Him who descended below all things that He might rise above all things.

How sweet the joy this sentence gives, I know that my Redeemer lives." -- Simon Dewey

-He Lives-

I am the resurrection and the life:

he that believeth in me,

though he were dead, yet shall

he live: and whosoever liveth

and believeth in me shall never die.

- John 11:25-26

I cannot put my feelings into words. Jesus is my Savior, my light, my compass, my brother and my friend.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Who I really am...

As time passes and I age it seems as though I am more sensitive to the human condition. As a young child and then a teen I felt invinsible, strong-willed, opinionated and never wrong. Now at this point I feel that time has softened my views, my opinions and the way I look at things. Now, I notice.

Things that have touched me in the last few years. China and third world countries. The majority of the world lives in absolute poverty. We are so blessed, no... I am so blessed to live here in this free land with men and women who defend my life and liberty despite my views. It touches me deeply to hear of their departure to lands of war, to leave their families with the possibility of not coming home.

Men, who have worked their whole lives, taken care of their families, now in this economy reduced to wearing mascot clothing or holding advertising signs to make a few dollars. Young men, older men, older women, younger women...anyone...everyone. 5000 people showing up to get 1 of the 500 jobs available.

I have seen the wonderful amazing human spirit soar despite these conditions. I have also seen it crush the soul. I want to talk about something wonderful, something miraculous...something we can all do to help each other out.

I have been blessed to have life. I have been blessed to be born, but my life is mine due to the kindness and mercy of another. I show traits of all my family members, but I live with a piece of my sister. I am so ever grateful for my sister, for she gave me life again. She donated one of her kidney's to save my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!! She doesn't like for people to know that she gave this precious gift because she feels that it was not something heroic, it was just something you do for your family. She will never know or understand the many things I have learned with my health restored. She will never know of all the moments I have come to cherish because of this gift. She will never really know the deep love and respect I have for her. What is so amazing, is that I know without a shadow of a doubt that each and every one of my family members would do this for me in the blink of an eye. Therefore you all need to know the deep level of love and respect I have for you all. You just don't understand what giving this type of gift means to the person who is receiving it.

What I hope is that by talking about this event in my might inspire someone else to consider being an organ donor. I never thought my life would hold so many precious treasures for me, but it did! The recent movie sev*en pou*nds touched me in a way that I knew I should be open about this in my life. That it just might help someone else in a small way. I am very different things to different people, but this is who I really am...take me or leave me. I am so thankful to my sister, my family, my husband and all those who have or will donate their organs so others can fulfill their dreams, so that they can image themselves doing things they never thought they would. You all have the possibility to save someone else's their dreams to come true. Won't you please consider it???

Come grow old along with me, the best is yet to be --Robert Browning.
I am open and willing to discuss any and all questions you may have about organ and tissue donation. Please ask away...