Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday was filled with fun things. We went early to Yellow Branch Creek and laid on the leaves and enjoyed the woodsy smell, built a rock castle and dug a small creek beside our castle. Of course this was ll done in or around the existing creek. I am afraid that TC and I enjoyed it more. Then, we had a snack and came home and took showers and dressed for the 2nd half of our day. That included going to the movies and seeing Night At The Museum II, and then off to Ryan's, where of course I ate too much. Today at church Dylan is graduating Kindergarten and they are having a little ceremony for that and lunch after church. Then, it's rest. Last night on Hallmark they showed a movie called "Safe Harbor" about the beginning of a outreach to adolescents in trouble. It was a true story and here is the actual ministry.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Oh this one is good. Someone sent this to me email and i have seen it elsewhere. This guy really knows how to tell him how he feels, which is the way one must. So, to the enemies of the United States, let me join this fellow and give you the finger. Don't believe it, Click HERE
And may our enemy's last sound be a distinct whistling sound.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sitting here this morning gathering some thoughts. While I enjoy cutting grass it was not much of a joy when starting out so behind with so much to cut, in between taking Anthony to the doc for his medication update. I got all but a wee bit done, said in my best Irish accent. Well, Khalill is gone and our hearts are heavy. I was looking at the picture book that TC made, two years of memories. She did a great job on that too.
So, with all the things going around here I heard some songs from Reo Speedwagon that seemed to apply. TC and I just laughed about it. First up was a big hi called "Time for me to Fly", which would be easy to do. How about " Take it on the Run". Yea that could fit. Then we heard "Roll with the Changes". Oh, that was a good one. Then finally, we heard " Riding the Storm Out". Funny how songs can speak to you, christian or not. Those last tow songs speak volumes as it appears there is a storm brewing around here with the lack of leadership and a guiding principle of Ministry. AS TC said it yesterday, we had a very tough emotional day losing a boy that we have loved and raised for almost a year an a half, and not s single word form leadership except to remind us to get all of his paperwork turned in so they can close that case out. WOW, perhaps she did not even think on this very much, and that is possible. We are all looking for answers that can be found right in front of us or through some "voice spoken", but most importantly let us look to these simple words spoken by Jesus the Christ, who will say one day on that appointed day, "Well done thou good faithful servant". In a few words we are just trying to faithful to His Calling
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Man dies after rescuing 7-year-old boy from pitMon May 25, 10:37 pm ET Associated Press
DETROIT – A 58-year-old man has died after rescuing a 7-year-old boy who fell into a water-filled hole at a Detroit construction site.
Wayne State University police Sgt. Robert Barron said the boy was playing Sunday at a home under construction on Miracle Street when he fell into the foundation pit that was dug for the basement. The and reported the man was Garrett Townsend of Detroit. WDIV-TV says he managed to rescue the child, but wasn't able to get himself out of the water. pulled him out and rushed him to a hospital, where he died.
In a world filled with decisions, this is the one of very few things that has made America GREAT, and that is "doing the right thing without hesitation, regardless of the cost". Many people hesitate, weigh out their options on how this might effect them. Our Military is filled with guys like this along with our force of Police, Fireman and Medical Technicians. May God bless this man's family and I hope to see him some day on the other side.
Today on the Farm, we will see Khalill leave this morning, AM. Of course his Mom has like 8 kids so of course she actually cannot come and pick him up so DSS is going to do that. A little bitter I am, so I apologize. TC made him a picture book and she gave it to him last night. Two years worth of memories that I am sure he will not forget. Of course last night he had a pair of scissors in the bed with him so who knows what he was going to do if we didn't see them. Lord help us....
Yea, I get to pick up the mower today from the shop. I guess we are stuck with this one another year as there are just not enough money to get a new one......
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here is Mom with her cake.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Chad called today and it was very good to hear from him. Something had happened that we have not heard in the news yet. He said an Apache Helicopter went down from engine failure and that the pilot had been killed. Chad said the memorial service was sad and that it was his first. He described the bagpipes playing as sombering. The co-pilot lived but was injured pretty bad. Chad will be leaving Kandahar next week for Camp Wolverine, or at least he hopes. That kind of puts this weekend even more memorial.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This is Big A. If you didn't know it, this boys does not smile that much at least not for the camera. I would say he is proud of his accomplishments and so are we!!!
Kids Farm- During the staff meeting, a call came in that our paper recycling truck had reached Georgia, but was 11 thousands pounds over weight and that at least 6000 pounds had to come off. Between Joe, BK myself and Kay, we took three pick ups down there and unloaded 6500 pounds of newspapers from the back of a 53 foot semi trailer. Fun, oh yea!
The tutor appreciation banquet went great and the kids did a good job of singing the song that TC taught them. They even remembered the song they did last year. TC and I were both completely exhausted last night and we are looking forward to our four days off and that starts just as soon as I wake em up at 6:30, feed them, haul em to school, pack our junk in the trunk and head North to the Carolina's of the North.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
|Rev 19:11||And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.|
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Recently, my good friend Sarge Charlie sent this to TC, because our son is deployed in Afghanistan. This ought to tell you what kind of man he is. This meant so much to TC, that words cannot describe. On Mother's Day, early that morning, the phone rang and it was Chad. I was so proud of him for remembering his Mom on this day. The flag is now hanging proudly in our front window.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Found this, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum NY (41st Engineer Battalion (Sappers). I was just thinking of Chad this morning and watching the news. The news I hear sounds a bit different, or at least it does for me. Hard thing know you son is over there, as well as many others, while the Commander in Chief is clueless. There are many hard things in this life, hey?
This morning we are out of here. We are not in too big of a hurry since we have not even packed yet. Been a tough 10 days and are butts are dragging, at times yesterday I could hardly think clearly. But, once the kids are gone we can focus, rest a bit and get on our way. That is all.