Wednesday, December 31, 2003

I know I missed yesterday, but Monday is my day to run errands. Joy!

Anyway, I got to go to Huntsville and return the only gift that needed returned. It had to be one I bought, didn't it? My oldest child made the comment that he wanted a big boy tie just like daddy wears, so I got him one. The only trouble is, I must have been color blind that day. Oh well, he has one that he's happy with and to top it off, I had to buy my 3 year old son one as well.

Have you ever went to a big mall with 2 boys? Have you ever noticed that all they want to do is ride the escalators or elevator? Oh to be young again. I takes so very little to intertain children sometimes. I had more fun watching them than anything else. I've got to get more pics of them on the site.

Usually they are good boys. It just seems like when I'm not in a good mood, they always bicker with each other. I guess things could be worse.

By the way, I plan on having the pages that I send to the children posted on my site so you can download them. The only thing is I want to wait until the children have had a chance to see them first, which means, the page I do for January won't be posted until February. I don't know if I can do this yet, but I plan on finding out. A friend suggested it and I thought it was a good idea.

Anyway, I hope you have a Happy (and safe) New Year. I plan on being at a friend's church singing. He asked me to come sing a solo there, and since I love to sing, I figured why not. Praising the Lord can be so much fun. And the good thing is all He ever said was make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Never once that I have found has He said that I had to be in tune!

Happy New Year.


Sunday, December 28, 2003

I just went to a site called Children With AIDS. The address is I learned a lot of interesting things from this site.

When a child gets AIDS, it's not from anything they did, but from a source that they have no control over. Like parents that do drugs, have multiple partners, and other things like that, yet society treat them as if they had done something to be ashamed of.

Children count on adults to protect them. I find it a shame that we are failing. You hear more stories about abuse now than when I was younger. I love all children and want to protect them all. I want to keep them safe from all harms that may come their way. Unfortunately this is not something I can do by myself.

Has this world grown so cold that children no longer mean what they once did? Have we become so immune to the horrors of this world that we ignore children and let them fend for themselves?

Children are a blessing!!! They are only loaned to us for such a short time. We look at them as babies and say "I'll always love and protect you!" And the next thing we know, they're gone. Living their own life, doing their own thing. Not needing us anymore, at least not like they did when they were young. Yes, my children are still young, but I dread the day when the decide to go out into the world on their own.

Don't ignore what you can do to help children. They are the ones without a voice of their own. It is up to the adults of this world to speak for them. We need to make a statement that we won't put up with children being mistreated, in any shape, form or fashion!


Saturday, December 27, 2003

I just started working on the pages I plan to send to the children. This is the one time I wish I could see their faces. I guess I want to know that they actually enjoy them. I want to know that they really do bring a smile to their faces.

When we first found out my nephew had cancer, I was shocked. No child was supposed to get this disease. They hadn't had the time to live any, they are just starting to learn what live is all about. Now they are learning leasons about live that noone should know. My sister handled the situation pretty well actually, and it made me wonder just how I would handle it if it were me. Would I be strong for my child? What would I do? Children are a blessing, and to see that child sick, knowing there is no way I can make it better, would probably tear me apart. As a parent it is my job to keep my children safe. Because of this I have learned that there are somethings that no matter what I do, I can't protect them from everything. What a hard lesson to learn! I do know one thing, I will always love my children. I will always try to be there for them no matter what.

Anyway, I hope your holiday season was everything you wanted. I hope everyone in your family is safe and happy.

God's blessing go with you always


Thursday, December 25, 2003

Here it is Christmas Day, and I finally have some time to myself. Both boys and my husband are asleep. Man, it's so nice to have a little peace and quiet. Now all I need is another adult to talk to sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I love all three of them, but when my husband comes home from work, he's so tired, and while the boys can be fun to be around, they are not the best conversationalist, most especialy the three year old.

I love watching them play with the new toys they got. The way their eyes light up as they discover each new thing the toys can do. It makes me remember when I was young, and isn't that way we have children anyway? To bring back a small amount of our youth? Bo remind us of what it was like to be children? While sometimes they drive me crazy, I can't imagine my life without them in it. And my husband, we've been married for almost 19 years. It hasn't been the smoothest road to ride, but I wouldn't change any of it. It makes me wonder what tomorrow holds in store for me. Will the boys actually get along, will they fight and bicker? What will my husband do to drive me crazy? Will he be in a playful mood, or just laid back and relaxed?

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that you got what you wanted most! May the New Year bring you all the joy and love you desire!

God's blessings to you always.


Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Welcome to the fist post in my new journal.

I want you to know that this program is very dear to my heart.

When I first found out about my nephew having cancer, it broke my heart. After all, this was supposed to happen to other people, not my family, but I guess everyone feels that way. Austin was only 13 years old. He hadn't had a chance to see anything of the world. I might have understood it better if it had been someone older. Anyway, this program began because of the kindness some of the people around here showed him by sending him cards. You see, Austin didn't live around here. He lived in a different state. No one here had even met him, yet they cared about what happened to him. It made me realize that the other children in the same situation would probably like it if they knew someone cared about them even though they had never met. That is why I started this program. I want to think that this is making a difference in the lives of these children that I send the pages to. Hopefully, this program can expand. That is my dream, to have the going to every children's hospital and agency in the US and abroad.

Anyway, this is my first post and I wanted you to understand why I started this. I plan on adding more post when I can. Come back anytime to visit.