Monday, March 16, 2009

Our Bride and Groom! What a fun day!

Mr. and Mrs.

Flower Girls and Ringbearer

Best Man and Groom

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Comings and Goings

As Grandfather Clock used to say in Bible Hour many years ago - 'time, time not enough time, to do all the things that I want to.'

I am feeling such a blizzard of emotions. Time has blown by and now our son Trey will be married to Sara. It is a wonderful time in our lives, but I can't help remembering all our kids as babies. God is filling my heart with memories. Our family has been blessed over all these years. Frank and I never imagined (when he was 15 and I was 16 and called him out of the blue, to sit beside me in church that night) that we would have a life so complex. Our Christian beliefs have kept us united and given us strength. My driving desire to have children and now incredibly grandchildren is fulfilled. (oh, and don't forget a son-in-law and now a daughter-in law)

We have shared a roller-coaster of events. The birth of our kids are the three favorite days of my life. The heartache of his mother's stroke that kept her in a wheelchair with aphasia for fourteen years really defined Frank's dedication as a son. Now all our parents and grandparents are gone -"Flown Away". Even holding Cecil's hand as he passed away was a life changing event for me. We have been tested by life, mental turmoil has turned me inside out, Texas Steel going bankrupt, and uncounted surprises. Jesus has somehow been standing by though.

Okay, there's not enough time to list everything. Today, I am just counting my blessings and going one day at a time. Just say a little prayer for us all and I will be praying for you.

Sorry, this is a little melancholy (head like a melon and face like a collie), but time is blistering on.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We rock!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Trey and Sara - THE WEDDING!

Something his dad and I have prayed for all his life is coming true. Trey has found Sara. We are so excited and can't wait for the big day - March 14, 2009. The wedding will be at Saturn Rd. Church of Christ in Garland. Our whole family is ready! We will be welcoming a great daughter-in-law into our family.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Ever Deeper

In a continuing SEARCH -“to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something”

to SHARE -“to talk about one’s thoughts, feelings, or experiences with others, usually implies that as the original holder grants to another the partial use, enjoyment or possession of a thing.”

HAPPINESS -“a state of well-being and contentment, a pleasureable or satisfying experience.”

We can PROVIDE -“to supply or make available”

WARM -“comfortably established, marked by or readily showing affection, gratitude, cordiality, or sympathy”

FEELINGS, -“an emotional state or reaction, susceptibility to impression

With the aid of GOD’S GRACE {open freely to your interpretation} towards all.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Never Assume

I was just thinking about don't assume because it, well you know the saying.

So I wanted to officially proclaim my love and affection for my children and grand-children. Maybe you already know I think they are the best of the best, but if by some over-sight I haven't told you, then this my exclaimation of proud-ness.

Thirty-Six years ago when Frank and I got married I already knew that the most important thing in my future was to be a mom. And God provided.

Stacey was the most wanted baby ever. Grandmom Laminack taught me the incredible blessings of having a daughter. All of us always thought she was something special. She's now a wife, mother, multi-career woman, organized, Christian, friend...

Trey, our first-born son, a golden child. His sense of humor and intelligence has shown through since he was a little boy. Our minister and example, loved by children...

Travis, still the baby in my eyes, is very individual. He is a cook, a musician and enjoys his sail boat. Thoughtful, sensitive, friend of many....

Now Stacey and Greg have given us the most incredible grand-children ever: Madison, who is off to Middle School Camp this week. [I was standing in an office at Saturn Road for VBS and the most beautiful girl swept into the room and hugged me. Wow. It was my grand-daughter! She is stunning.] , McKenzie, who seems to be all wrapped up reading books (how has she gotten so grown up), Mary Cate blooming with her blond hair all in braids, and Maddox, the most out-going young 3 1/2 year old blond-haired handsome smiling happy incredible grandson.

So I am Not Going to Assume that you know that I Love My Kids!

Monday, June 09, 2008

My America The Beautiful

OK, I (MC) have cut and pasted the following to fit what I want from an email I received this week ( maybe it has been around the block, but I like it):

“The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?
The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President. In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change. So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, "What are we so unhappy about?''

A.. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?
B.. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?
C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?
D.. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?
E... Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state?
F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?
G.. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.
H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.
I... Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.
J..You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames, thus saving you, your family, and your belongings.
K...Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.
L .. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.
M.. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

The Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or a talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain, OR is it because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss your sorry, ungrateful behind every day. Make no mistake about it.The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a 'general' discharge, an 'other than honorable' discharge or, worst case scenario, a 'dishonorable' discharge after a few days in the brig.So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?

Say what you want, but I blame it on the Media. If it bleeds, it leads, and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner?The Media knows this and Media outlets are "for-profit" corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by 'justifying' themselves in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way......Insane!Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have in this country... There is exponentially more good than bad! We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'"

--Author Unknown