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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ALS sucks!!!

I don't want to break confidentiality here
when blogging until I get permission from
the family but just have to post how
angry, upset I am that another person I love
has been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrigs' disease.
How can this be that one rare disease
will affect another person and family that I love?
The devil is in full force here.
Now I just have to put what I know of Gina B's story
aside and remember the beginning days when we
prayed for her to be the one that had the 10 good year
prognosis. Because now I wish that for this family.
I want this for this family.
The thing I do know about this family is this,
they will rally and give their loved one all he/she needs
to have what they need until they can no longer do it.
I hope they allow me to be a part of this with them
as they have been part of my growing up years and
hold the most special place in my heart.
Prayers please, prayers for good news when the family
meets with the ALS team next week.
My life is in perspective this morning.
No money or material possession can change what
is for this family. Life is meant to be enjoyed, loved.
You just never know when you or your family will
be affected by some dreaded news such as this.
Pettiness in life must be put aside.
Enjoying every day is a necessity no matter how much
you hurt and want to lie around, you must
make it a point to enjoy every day.
I have a new mind set, going to go to the gym today
and work out not just for myself but for those
who can no longer do this.
I am going to smile, smile, smile,
even though my heart is breaking today.
I am going to enjoy my little scraproom and my baby girl
who does little in the way I want her to.
Instead I am going to embrace our differences and be
thankful that I have such a beautiful and happy child.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jillian and Pappy

I know that Jilly is too young to know what she likes and
dislikes already, but I swear to you... she knows..
Kd, HOBL and I laughed so much at her yesterday
because Kd and I could kiss her and she would be happy
and smile but If her pappy kissed her on her arm she
would throw a fit, dry up right away until he did it again.
It was like she was saying,
"Leave me the heck alone"
what we all tend to say to him, she just doesn't have the words yet.
She is the cutest little thing,
If attention and love makes for a spoiled baby this child
does not have a chance!!!
video

more pictures

Haven't felt much like blogging lately but
I have been taking lots of pictures,
mostly of Jilly-bean of course...
She is growing so fast, doing new things everytime I see her
When she is happy, she is very happy and when
she is not happy, well... you get the point.
She is joy to all of us!
This was taken for Father's day,
Kd and her brother had babies just weeks apart.
This is Jillybean with her cousin Lizzy.
Jillybean has this way of checking out all babies
that try and steal her thunder, take the light away from her.
It cracks us up, hence Kd's laughter in this picture.
Kd with her parents, brother and baby Lizzie,
Jillybean was sleeping, it's why she is not in the picture.
Spending Father's day with the Guilbeau's was
a wonderful day.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A gathering of family

We are always looking for a reason to get together.
Aleena, Peter's daughter was down from Maryland
and it was our first time to see baby Jackson
so some of the family met in Thibodaux
to eat, of course!
Taunt Mone with baby Jackson
Tie and her oldest, the beautiful, Angelique'
C and Ted were there...
Hughbee and his Auntie Lil who he loves soooo much, by the way.
Mommee with three of her youngest great grandchildren,
Not sure why Lillian wasn't in this picture
she made her way around the room a few times,
must have been visiting...
Em's hubby Andre' holding baby Jackson, his nephew.
Me and C...
Peter and Cheryl. Cheryl is not one to take pictures
so I was so happy to get this one.
This woman has not aged in the time I have known her when
I was like 12.
Zachary and his Mommy, Emily had news to share...
Yes, he is going to be a big brother
as Em is pregnito!
Taunt Mone is known as MaMo to this little Lillian.
Mone has been through so much in the last months
and yet, her smile still radiates. I do not think anything
can get this woman down.
Mom again with the three little ones.
Jackson and Jillian were born on the same day,
many miles apart. March 13th is the birthday they share.
They are known as Jack and Jill to some of us.
Three generation picture.
Mone, Lillian and Minta.
Lillian is beginning to live up to our name.
So happy and so, so funny and did I mention Cute?
Oh, yeah we are cute too...
Tie again with her baby girl, Dominique my godchild,
well one of my godchildren as Emily is also my godchild.
Rebecca holding our Jilly-bean and her oldest, Hugh.
I cannot believe that Hughbee is soon to be a teenager.
Where has the time gone?
He adores Jilly-bean.
Look at that beautiful "vaunt" on Jilly-bean.
Oh how I love her!
Zachary is already practicing at being a big brother
with his cousin, Jackson.
Insists on carrying him all over.
Oh he will be some big brother!
Aunt Ronnie and Uncle Jay were also there,
not sure how I didn't get a snap of those two.
Loved the evening, loved the fact that even though
the family keeps growing like weeds that we still
try and make time for gatherings such as this.
Hope all enjoy the picture montage.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The past is never where you think you left it

(inferno room is the red building in the background of picture)
THE PAST IS NEVER WHERE YOU THINK YOU LEFT IT
katherine porter
Up at 2 am, one of those nights that sleep won't have me.
Thoughts are on memories of the young days.
What awakened me as a young girl at 2 am?
The inferno room of course.
You see, I didn't like sleeping in my own room,
C's room was better, mostly because she was in it.
The summer days like today was hot so we slept
with the windows opened.
No screens covered most windows and the ones
that did have screens had holes big enough to
allow mosquito's in. Still, we loved our summers with
the windows opened. C's upstairs room overlooked highway one
and on the other side of highway one was the barroom,
THE INFERNO
an ironic name since it's demise was a fire.
Yet, when we were young, what awakened us
at 2 am was a fight outbreak at the inferno.
You would think this would have upset us as young kids
but it didn't as we would awaken excitedly to crouch
down under the window to hear and see what was going on.
Sometimes it was a man and woman, sometimes it was man and man
and sometimes, the more interesting ones were women against women.
We could hear clearly all that was going on from our
Dursette address. Oh the things we found out about
Golden Meadow happenings from what we heard from
these fights. Some of our own teachers were
seen coming out of those doors at 2 am only
to be at school on the same day.
The thing back then was, you still never
shared the information with anyone at school or even the
parentals. It was like our own secrets to be shared with no one
but each other.
oh it's a funny thing where you find your past sometimes.
This early morning, it is finding me on a night that sleep
just won't come. Not a bad thing, to remember childhood.

Friday, June 17, 2011

When I see her face...

You know after a Jillaxing day there will be a post about
the Princess and all she is doing these days.
I cannot get over how every week she is doing new
things. I forgot just how fast these infants
become toddlers.
Jilly-bean is definitely becoming lots and lots of fun.
She has great head control now so does not like to be in
the supine position unless she is on her play mat or talking
on her changing table.
She has figured out that her hands are hers and
now is fine tuning how to use them and getting
really good at it. She is swatting at everything
she sees, trying to hold her bottle.
Everything she does is cute to me, makes me laugh
that cackle laugh that I am known for and drives some crazy.
on my way home, I have lots of time to think.
Think about how special this child is to all of us.
What kind of Mumsie I want to be.
How her Mommy is totally the kind of Mommy every baby
should have.
Then the Bruno Mars song I love comes on the radio
and it says so much of how I feel about this precious one"
HER EYES, HER EYES,
MAKE THE STARS LOOK LIKE THEY'RE NOT SHINING
HER HAIR, HER HAIR
FALLS PERFECTLY WITHOUT HER TRYING
SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL AND I TELL HER EVERY DAY...
WHEN I SEE HER FACE
THERE'S NOT A THING THAT I WOULD CHANGE
CAUSE YOUR AMAZING,
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
AND WHEN YOU SMILES,
THE WHOLE WORLD STOPS TO STARE FOR A WHILE
CAUSE GIRL YOUR AMAZING
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE...
...and she is she is simply amazing just the way she is.
Her deda needs to learn this song on his guitar
since it says all about our girl.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A wonderful man

I received the call last night from Aunt Donna.
Regretted to inform us that her husband, our Uncle John
had passed away.
These pictures were taken on our last visit to North Carolina
two years ago.
We are all saddened by this news.
He was the only tie HOBL had to the Riera family.
Some may not know that although we carry the Riera
name proudly, HOBL knew very little about his biological
father until we made contact with Uncle John when Baby Boy
was a baby. After having BB I felt the need to find someone
on the Riera side who could give us information
about the Daddy HOBL never knew.
The relationship started with a simple Christmas card
to Uncle John and Aunt Donna explaining that we now
had a baby boy and wanted to have ties to Riera's.
Since that Christmas, we have been family.
Uncle John and Aunt Donna have always made
sure to contact us often by writing, calling, visiting
and remembering my children on their birthdays.
After Uncle John's stroke years ago, he slowed down a bit
but he always made it a point to stay in touch with us.
To give us information that was precious to us,
to tell us stories that we will remember forever.
In the last few years, Uncle John was much better at
communication with us than we were and for that
I am so very thankful. Just a few weeks ago, I reminded HOBL
that he had not spoken to Uncle John in some time and
a phone call was warranted. That evening he called his Uncle John
and they had a long conversation about Jillian, work,
all those things that Uncle John always reminded us were important.
Just a few days after that I got a card and letter in the mail
from Uncle John. He was great about this, I lately had
not been so good about returning letters.
That day, however, I felt the need to write back and I did.
I did not delay. I apologized for lately not being the
communicator I should have been and there were no
excuses. I promised to get better again as at one time
I wrote to them at least monthly.
Having gotten the dreaded phone call yesterday
I was so grateful that I had sent that letter.
Our Uncle John knew how important he was to us.
A fine man died this week, the kind that are rare to find
in today's world. He carried his name, Riera proudly.
Told stories constantly of our heritage.
I hope he knows that we too, will continue to carry
the Riera name proudly.
He will be missed greatly by many.
Aunt Donna, we love you and although we can't
make the funeral, we will be there to visit you soon.

the remedial Catholic

http://remedialcatholic.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-never-call-me-by-my-name.html

For many of you, this link will not make you excited
and may actually make you scoff,
but for me, I have found this blog and I am loving it.
Another Catholic who loves everything about his faith
has decided to do teaching on the small things of the faith and
the mass. I am finding it so interesting and also finding
that there is so much I do not know about the religion
I belong to.
Check out this blog,
THE REMEDIAL CATHOLIC
I am loving it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the many faces....

The many faces of our love...
Our Jilly-bean is already three months old!
She is growing way too fast, learning new things every day.
I had forgotten just how fast infants become toddlers.
When she is happy, she is oh, so happy,
she knows her mommy and Deda already and prefers them
to anyone else.
My Jillaxing days are changed to Thursdays
so tomorrow I get to spend the day with this little precious thing.
I look forward to my time with Jilly-bean,
she brings out the best in all of us.
"LOOSEN UP.
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD, TOO PROFESSIONAL,
OR TOO ACCOMPLISHED TO LAUGH AND BE SILLY.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO PLAY.
LET YOUR INNER CHILD OUT AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE."
tavis smiley
This is what having Jilly-bean reminds me to do,
play and be silly.
I will say it again, she will teach me so much more
than I will ever teach her!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I still have muscles!

How do I know that I still have muscles?
Well, I decided to rejoin the gym again yesterday.
I have been feeling quite depressed about my body
and lack of movement. Especially when I stand on the scale
as I eat another Diana's chocolate covered banana.
I do not know what is in those bananas but they have
been addicting to me.
So on Sunday I decided enough is enough
texted baby girl to get her in to my moment of
wanting to exercise again.
All I had to say is "I am paying" and she was in.
Larousse gym is the one I chose again,
mostly because they used to have a pool and I need a pool.
I find out yesterday though that they have let the pool
go since no one ever used it and it became too expensive.
Okay so I still joined.
While there I was so proud of myself, especially when I
stepped on their scale and realized I have more work
to do than I believed.
There was a time before this pain issue became so bad
that I went to this gym 6 days a week
and I want to get back to that state of mind again.
It really is a state of mind to exercise, isn't it?
So I am up this am bright and early mostly because
my muscles are reminding me that they are here...
I am going to do this.
If for no other reason but to walk and ride their bikes
I will get my money's worth.
In some ways I am like HOBL when it comes to my money.
If I spend my money on it, I will use it.
I am almost 47 years old, only 47,
I have many years left to live and if I don't do something
to get my body and mind back on tract I will not be
a happy or healthy elderly person.
This is not a choice, it is something that my family deserves.
They should not have to look after me because I didn't do
all I could to be the best me I can be.
I know it won't be easy, no one likes to eat unhealthy as
much as I do. I want to be healthy, I really do.
So no more unhealthy snack items in this home.
I will do this, I will do this, I will...



Monday, June 13, 2011

childhood sitcoms

When I was young you could tell what a sitcom
was going to be about by hearing the theme song"
"JUST SIT RIGHT BACK AND YOU'LL HEAR A TALE,
A TALE OF FATEFUL TRIP,
THAT STARTED FROM THIS TROPIC PORT, ABOARD
THIS TINY SHIP"
Just from that jingle you knew the whole synopsis of
Gilligan's Island.
"HERE'S A STORY, OF A LOVELY LADY,
WHO WAS BRINGING UP THREE VERY LOVELY GIRLS,
ALL OF THEM HAD HAIR OF GOLD, LIKE THEIR MOTHER,
THE YOUNGEST ONE IN CURLS"
None other than the Brady Bunch, of course.
Then there was the Beverly Hillbillies...
Back in the day, you didn't have to guess what the
show was about, there was no online tv guide to tell
you what the sitcom was about so you had to rely on
the opening theme song.
I can still sing most of these theme songs.
After school it was a ritual,
run into Randolph's to say hi to Mom, grab
a handful of olives as Mr. Randolph chased my out
telling me to leave his olives alone.
Go home for change, run to Chouest's drugstore
for a chocolate candy. For me, it was always
chocolate, it was either a Marathon Bar...
a chocolate braided bar with caramel
that I would dip in cold water to get the chocolate cold
or a Hershey's plain candy bar that C and I would
take a butter knife too and chop into little bitty pieces
before eating it...
Then we watched, watched our favorite sitcoms"
Gilligan's Island
Brady Bunch
Beverly Hillbillies
by this time Daddy was fussing at us to get our homework done.
Good memories right there, good memories!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Everybody loves Raymond..

Really, I love EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
If it is on any channel, I will watch it.
I think it has something to do with the
real life situations the cast gets themselves into
as well as a group of fantastic comedians.
Yesterday while watching, I realize that it
is one of the only sitcoms that can actually still
make me LOL... laugh out loud
what made me LOL yesterday?
Ray: "My dad doesn't understand he thinks
the whole point of the Adam and Eve story
is not to eat without your clothes on"
So simple, yet so freaking funny.
Any bad day of mines can be resurrected with
a few half hours with Everybody loves Raymond.
This got me thinking of childhood sitcoms...
saving that for tomorrow...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

super 8

So I saw Super 8 yesterday.
Stephen Spielberg, a horror flick,
a pepperoni pizza and a diet coke,
the makings of a beautiful morning.
I give the movie three out of 5 stars.
It was more of a sci/fie film but still
had enough in it to keep my interest.
I mean it was filled with preteen kids
in trouble.
If you know me, there's is nothing I
like doing more than helping a troubled kid,
as long as it isn't my kid.... ;^)
hence the job I do that I can't wait to go back to.
Today...
ice chest of shrimp to peel,
another good day on Lee drive.
Me love peeling some shrimp.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wow!!

Reread my post of yesterday and I was
just a tad bit in an uproar, huh?
Yet as I was reading it I was looking at it
from someone's elses perspective and saying,
"you go, girl"
Should it be said that I have high morals?
Today heading to the movies to see
Stephen Spielberg's summer horror flick.
Super 8...
supposed to be fantastico!
BFOB would invite you but I know how you
can't sleep after a horror flick.
Have a great weekend to all.
Oh, and pray for our friend, Dev
who is undergoing brain surgery today
to remove a tumor.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Is nothing sacred anymore?


Going to rant today...
I am so sick and tired of people making stupid decisions
when it comes to their marriages...
This Weiner guy... sexting while he has a wife at home
and I am supposed to have sympathy for his tears, really???
A former president who not only lied about what he
did with an intern but still is looked upon as one of
our best presidents while his dumb wife stays by his side
and moves up on the Political ladder because of her
cheating husband?
David Vitter, and the other political looser who not only
had an affair while his wife died of cancer then
fathered a child with the mistress and lied about it.... UGh!!!!!
Then Dr. Phil, a two day show on a stupid man
who believes he should be able to have his wife, three kids
and his lover in the open.
Then closer to home...
a young couple with a young baby, hubby decided grass
is greener on the other side, got to be too much to hide the
girlfriend so finally had the wife leave so he can house the girlfriend
only to find his wife is pregnant with his second child!!!!
Ugh, really world... yes, marriage is not an easy thing
but what happened to commitment...
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
one of my favorites, Meat loaf sings it the best:
IS NOTHING SACRED

IF A LOVE AS STRONG AS OURS
COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY
CAN ANYTHING MAKE SENSE AT ALL.
IF A LOVE SO DEEP AND TRUE
COULDN'T STAND THE TEST OF TIME
THEN MOUNT EVEREST COULD SLIDE
AND JERUSALEM COULD FALL.
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
IS FOREVER JUST ANOTHER WORD?
IS A PROMISE SOMETHING PEOPLE USED TO KEEP
WHEN LOVE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR?
IF WE CAN SAY GOODBYE
IF WE CAN SAY GOODBYE
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE
I CAN HEAR THE FINAL WORDS
EVERY SENTENCE THAT WAS SAID
DON'T KNOW WHAT TURNED OUR LIVES AROUND
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WAS RIGHT
THERE'S NO JUSTICE IN A DREAM
NEVER THOUGHT A HEART COULD BREAK
WITHOUT MAKING ANY SOUND.
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE...
OUR LOVE WAS AS CERTAIN AS THE DAWN
AS SOLID AND SAFE AS ANY LOVE CAN BE
OUR LOVE WAS A STAR TO WISH UPON
AND YOU THOUGHT I'D SAVE YOU
COULD'VE SWORN THAT YOU SAVED ME...
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE,
IS FOREVER JUST ANOTHER WORD?
IS A PROMISE SOMETHING PEOPLE USED TO KEEP
WHEN LOVE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR?
IF WE CAN SAY GOODBYE,
IF WE CAN SAY GOODBYE,
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
HOBL and I, we haven't had a perfect marriage,
shucks, after 27 years, we can still manage to have
a good disagreement that brings us back to the
early years, but one thing that either of us, I believe
we have never had to worry about was commitment.
Many times over 27 years out of hurt or anger,
said "we are done" "out of here"
but never did we truly believe that it was true statements.
Have your spouses back.
I do know that there are some marriages that just can't work.
Do it the loyal way, divorce before seeking love in another place.
If you have children, know that you have done all you can
before making the decision and don't have your
children have to live with the consequences of your
actions because you had to find love somewhere else
before you ended what you thought was so terrible.
Okay, so I know this post may offend some...
sorry but it is lilbit of my world
my thoughts...
Keep things sacred!

Monday, June 6, 2011

courage

What happened yesterday in Golden Meadow was
one of my AHA moments.
To see so many old friends, neighbors gathered
for a family friend who really has not lived on the
bayou for some time was amazing.
So many times, Karen's husband Kim came to
thank us and I just kept thinking,
"It is us who should thank you guys"
To be given an outlet to be able to show our best,
to do God's work and know that while you are there
something magical is happening.
I was so proud of our old neighborhood of Dursette Lane.
Aside from just one or two neighbors who lived in
that street many years ago,
each family had some to represent their family.
It may have been to help or to gather for the meal,
make donations, but many families were represented.
I can't mention everyone because I would be
so worried to leave someone out and offend
but it was a magical day, a wonderful day.
A day I was able to put aside myself and
know that I, as well as many, had done a wonderful
thing for one family.
God said it best when he said:
"WHATS SO EVER YOU DO FOR THE LEAST OF
YOUR BROTHERS THAT YOU DO UNTO ME"
Pray for Karen and her family
because her name should have courage somewhere in there.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A great day for old friends

Today my Mumsie and I head to my
home of Golden Meadow to my own childhood
church center where many will gather
for one cause.
To raise money for one of our own Karen Terrebonne.
It will be a fantastic day, one that Karen is not able to attend
but there will be a skype camera so she can view
all those who gather in her name.
In speaking to Pat, who, with her husband, Brent
are the masterminds behind this,
I said it is so sad that it takes something like
this to get us together.
She promptly said,
"Thank God that we do remember to get together
for something like this"
She is right. Life is busy, all of us have so much to do in the
world yet when it comes to a friend who needs help,
we will gather to make a difference.
It will be a fantastic day.
Think and say a prayer for Karen and her family today.
Thanks to all who have given for such a worthy cause.
Can't wait to be there.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

30 years...

I read an article in the newspaper yesterday
and then promptly cut it out to post in my journal.
The thirty year anniversary of the first known AIDS case.
This is significant to me because I was a brand new nurse
when the AIDS scare began.
It is the disease that changed the course of medicine
to where we are now when speaking of universal precautions
and protecting yourself as though each patient may have
some type of contagious disease.
Back in the early 80's there was so much scare,
so much that was not known and because of people's fear
many mean things were said and done.
How far we have come in 30 years with this disease.
Having lost a first cousin to this disease and knowing many
more who have also succumbed it has always been
something I kept my knowledge fresh.
In the beginning the talk was that AIDS was sent from God
to kill all those that were gay.
How this statement burned me up.
As though our God would make a disease to wipe out
a group of people was beside me that anyone would be
so ignorant to believe that.
It did not explain why children with bleeding disorders
were dying from it, why mothers were not only dying of it
but passing it to their unborn children.
Like our God has time to be causing suffering on Earth,
man does that for themselves, God doesn't have to help.
My sister-in-law that has now died ( in a car accident) was gay
and I remember how hard it was for her to be herself
in the days of the early 80's and I remember how much
I admired her because she always kept her head up high
and changed the way some felt about the gay community.
What a better world it is now for people who are gay
than it was back then.
I thank those who walked the path of being judged
that now have made it so much easier to come out and
be happy.
My cousin also showed his strength while living
with AIDS. He lost his battle but not before he
taught many, many people that he had not changed,
he was the same person he was before AIDS.
We have come so far in 30 years.
It is a story that I can share because I was there in the beginning.
30 years of nursing has allowed me to see this
disease come full circle.
AIDS is no longer a death sentence.
Thanks to many who fought to change the worlds views on
the the gay community.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am addicted...

I am addicted to
DIANA'S CHOCOLATE COVERED BABY BANANAS
I have got to stop this addiction.
Every day I convince myself that this is the
day I will not drive myself to Rouse's in front
of the street and buy me a box of 5 that I eat in one day.
They are $5 a box, a dollar a piece
and I cannot stay away from them.
This is bad, bad, bad...
I crave them.
Better than chocolate covered ice cream since the banana
stays firm on the stick and the chocolate is so thick
and yummy.
So over the last week I swear I have eaten 6 boxes of these things.
Not good, not good at all...
oh but they are so good...
Today I will not, I repeat, will not buy a box.
Oh but I want some so bad.
This chunky butt of mines is thanks to Dianna.
I am actually trying to convince myself that
if I walk then I should be able to treat myself to a box.
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Must stay away.... must stay away.... must stay away.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A messenger of our times.


I watched Oprah's final days till the end.
When she did the show on her favorite guests,
she reminded me of Mattie Stepanek.
He was a young author who was dying, or I should say,
living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
He was such an inspiration in the beginning years of 2000's.
I was reminded of him on Oprah's show when his Mom
was on to speak of his courage as well as to say
the Catholic Church is working to make him a Saint.
She has wrote a book of his life, the
first time that his whole 13 years of life are put in one place.
I, right away, had to purchase the book for my ereader.
MESSENGER
THE LEGACY OF MATTIE AND HEARTSONGS
by Jeni Stepanek
This is a must-read. While reading the book I remembered
I had purchased one of Mattie's poem books at a garage sale
many year ago for probably a quarter.
I went into my many books and there it was:
JOURNEY THROUGH HEARTSONGS
I opened it last night after many years of not even remembering
I had it and who is it signed by?
Sally Ann Roberts!
Yep the star of the channel 4 morning news.
Whoever owned the book before me had a signed book
that they let go. That is a treasure to me.
So if you are looking for a summer read,
Purchase Messenger.
It will make you think, it will make you cry but mostly
it will make you happy.
What one little boy on life support and in a wheelchair
did for world peace is amazing.
and As Mattie always preached at his speeches,
I will leave you with his very own words:
"Remember to play after every storm"


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Does anyone read this anymore?

I have no clue who still follows this blog.
Sometimes I think I will just stop blogging then
I will get a message or someone will see me somewhere
and say they read, learned or enjoyed the blog.
I know I haven't blogged much lately and promise
that I will get back on tract soon.
Have had lots of thoughts and transitions in my life lately.
I like stability, when I know what will happen and where I am
going next. This has not been the case in the last few weeks
so trying to readjust to my new normal.
Missing baby girl who is in Florida with my Bfob and
his family. Missing my Jill-axing day today because
had things scheduled that could not be changed
as well as the car riding has become a challenge once again.
All is not lost with Jilly-bean since tomorrow
BB and Kd are bringing her here to Thibodaux and
I will keep her while they go to the movies in Houma.
So excited! Kd was bragging about her little one.
All she is learning and doing changes daily.
It is like I want to be able to see her every day
so as not to miss anything.
Have a good Wednesday to all!!!