Thursday, April 29, 2010

celebrating mom

In grammar school we made mother's day card and sang a song about moms. Now we post things about mom on our facebook statuses, which is wonderful. I must say that I am thankful for all of ms.
Yes, I wrote moms. My mom has five other sisters, and each one, in their own way, are like a mother to me. Some more than others. But that is beside the point. My point is that moms are very special.
So I dedicate this writing to all of my moms. With a special thanks to my mom Betty. Who is one of my biggest supporters and set an example of being strong and determined. So thank you mom.
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful

You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through
Through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me.
Finally, lets celebrate mom all year round. Mom is a blessing. And, yes, lets also celebrate those dads who are also being Mom.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

book review

Fire fly lane
Author Christin Hannah
Rating 10

This is a very touching and moving story about friendship between women. The story follows two women from childhood to adulthood.
What I learned from this boook.
I learned from this book that friendships are important. Time is short. Never hold a grudge. Breast cancir is still deadly. Women mut pay attention to their bodies, and be sure that its you are in control of your health and the decisions that are made. Finally, I learned that its okay to enjoy life and to allow a book to make you shed a few tears.
I recommend this book to women that have a really true friend.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

vivil rights

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Growing up we learned a lot about Dr. King and his life. I wonder if children today really know and appreciate the work and sacrifices that Dr. Kings and others made for us. So that we would be able to attend schools, and sit anywhere we want on a bus, train, or participate on anything we choose. I think that many of us take these things foregranted. There are those who believe that we are entitled. I think that this is sad. However, noone asked me. I for one am thankful to Dr. King and many others that fought for me to be able to attend any school, or university of my choice. I am also thankful for the fact that I live in the United states. Its not a perfect country. However, we are very lucky to live here. So RIP Dr. King and thank you for what you have done. Thank you to all of those that also had the courage to say this isn't right. Then took that courage and bravery and did something to change the wrongs into rights.

My health

Well, last thursday I had an MRI. During my return trip home. The paratransit bus driver gave me a very nice compliment. This occurred during a comversation about the reason for my MRI. During this comversation he asked me what did I want to happen. I told him that I felt that I hope that they can find a little something, and if they didn't then that was okay. I just wouldn't know why my headaches were still bad. He asked me did I pray about the procedure. I said that, thy will be done. The comversation continued, and he finally said to me, "you have a woderful, strong and loving spirit. I usually would say thank you and go on about my business. However, this statement meant something and really touched me. Many times I feel like god isn't listening, and or I have to wait for my turn to come, or I wonder why I am going through so much, or receive any kid of blessings or good luck. After all of this I still hold on to that something inside me that keeps me clinging to my faith and spiritual belief. Just a compliment that started me really looking at my life and my spirituality. Today celebrates the resurrection of christ. I do have lots of feelings about and am still struggling with the idea of what easter means to me. But its still a special day too me. Happy easter to all.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

health and faith

Over the years I have develop many health diffeculties. I have weathered each storm as it has come. Then I would accept whatever diffeculty came my way. Last week when I was home visiting mom. I said to her I am on so many medicines. Mom's response to me was that at least I am living. She is so right. This is what had me thinking about the role faith plays in our lives. If I didn't have my spiritualness and my faith. I wouldn't have anything. I also think that my health diffeculties would really bring me down. This is why I have also been blessed with friends and family that lift me up and make me see that hiding in the house isn't an option. That is what my sister/friend Mary atwell told me in different words, when I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. She told me this because she cares and she was right. Hiding isn't an option. I am glad that she did say this. Marty also stood by me when I received the diagnosis. So did shannon and solsticesinger, and many others. So during this easter weekend I am blessed to have an enormous family. Not just my blood family but also people that are just like family. Even without being related by blood. So I am very thankful for this.