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Thoughts of a dying woman

January 28, 2013 Leave a comment
What happens when life stops?

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When I can’t think through my responsibilities?
When the beauty of the ocean, as I know it, is gone?
When my children are looking through the glass at my lifeless body?

 

What goes through the minds of those I leave behind?
What are the things my soul will keep questioning about in death?
Why did it have to be me? Seven billion people in this world;
But somehow my number came up? Why not my evil neighbor?
Or the mean woman at the train station? Or the selfish milkman?
Why me? A loving parent, child and sibling?

 

What will happen to the people I love? What are they going through?
Is the agony in their faces honest? Will they find life difficult without me?
Will they move on too soon or will they take ages?
Will they take care of my children?
Will my children, in return, learn to appreciate that God planned it?
Or will they curse the day I died?

 

What about my friends? Will they suspect foul play?
Will they follow-up with the law?
Or will they settle to grumble among themselves?
Will they remember me or will I just be another walk-in who left?

 

What about my spouse? Does he regret those dark tough times we had?
Does he wish back the beautiful moments we shared?
Does he wish he could turn back time?
Then maybe he‘d help me avoid this tragedy?
Will he cry alone in the night calling out for me?
Will the pain in his heart be like the kind I will go through in death?
After how long will he re-marry?

 

What about heaven? Is it waiting for me?
Will Jesus be happy to see me? Will the Lord call me His child?
Will my tears be wiped away?
Will my struggle in this world pay off?
Will my mind be erased of all the pain I have gone through?
Will it be as beautiful as the stories my mama used to tell me?
Will my soul be at home or will I crave the people I have left behind?
Will I rest forever in the arms of my creator?

 

Lord there is so much I want to know…..
Help me understand.
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Categories: Life

If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickleback

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day’s a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts ’cause there’s no second try
So live like you’ll never live it twice
Don’t take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
‘Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin’ stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

Mother loses legs saving her children from tornado

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Photo courtesy of The Courier-Journal

When we see a good act, we applause; when we see an extraordinary act, we honor. Such is the case of and Indiana mom who threw herself on top of her children so she could shield them from a massive tornado that wrecked their home.

Stephanie Decker is a 36-year-old Indiana mother of two, Domnic, 8, and Reese, 5, who she managed to protect, through losing lost parts of both her legs in the process. Her two children walked away without a scratch, causing the father of the two boys, Joe Decker to term it a miracle.

“What I told her was, ‘You’re alive and you get to see your kids grow up,’” ………. “If you look in the basement, there’s no way anybody should have lived, let alone two kids who don’t have a scratch on them.”

He explained how he had sent his wife a text telling her that the radar was showing a tornado was headed directly for their home. Then he confirmed that his wife had arrived at their home a few minutes earlier then she’d taken their kids to the basement; “then just she stopped texting me,” he said, “She was on top of them.”

According to reports by the The Courier-Journal, Stephanie is in stable condition at University Hospital in Lousiville.

Categories: Life, Love

Prayer to God….in appreciation for my son.

March 5, 2012 2 comments
In my son’s eyes, is the grace of a lifetime;
In those eyes is the hope for a better tomorrow.
How am amazed by how my heart stirs when I look at him.
In his little eight months, he’s given me so much.
A fulfillment of joy, peace and restoration,
A reminder that he’s my biggest blessing,
My son, my baby, my bundle of joy.

 

How sweet his smile is, and how it warms my heart.
How innocent his face is, he still doesn’t know wrong
And how he smiles even when he’s done wrong,
He laughs when you toss a phone; or make faces
His humor is beyond comprehension
God has been kind to me, he has graced my life
With this wonderful little boy, that I will protect with my life
Is it not, after all, my only obligation as a mother?

 

In my heart I pray, that his smile will last,
That he will know love, joy and happiness as he grows,
That he will know God and live in his word
That he will gain favor in the eyes of God and people
That he will earn kindness and give it in return
That he will cherish love and be loved back
That he will know life in all its fullness.
For this is the prayer of every mother for their child!
 
Love,
Mommie

Swimmers brave lake full of jellyfish

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

It is important to make a historic moment in life that you will look back and say… “Wow! I surely did it!” However, one brave swimmer plunged himself in a lake full of jelly fish and even paused to take some photos!

This lake is situated on the Pacific island of Palau and is surrounded by thousands of jellyfish. They say that it’s safe to swim with the deadly creatures on this remote island because they’ve lost their sting! Now how exciting, chilling is that?

Whitney Houston’s Mother, Cissy Houston, Writes Touching Letter To Her Daughter

February 24, 2012 2 comments

Even with Whitney Houston’s passing two weeks ago, our hearts are still heavy with grief and remorse. This is not to be least expected of Whitney’s family, whose firm Christian foundation lingers still, and believe that their baby, mother, sister and friend is with Jesus.

When Aretha Franklin, a close friend of the Houston’s, said that Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mom, taught her daughter well, we agreed without any hesitation. Whitney’s Christian faith was founded firmly in the New Hope Baptist ChurchNewark, where her career was founded as she served as a soloist in the junior gospel choir. And with a mother that held the gospel music industry intrigued by her awesome music, Whitney just had to grow into the sensational singer she was.

In a recent development, Cissy Houston, who is still mourning her daughter, has written this very moving tribute to Whitney below.

Don’t morn a departed friend, celebrate knowing them instead!

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment
I never really knew what the phrase ‘Life is short’ meant until I lost my best friend, Julie
She is the girl I shopped with, played with, fought with, prayed with, laughed with….
We did so much together; I can hardly recall a time I was ever alone.
She taught me a lot of things I know now, dedicating her time to offer a shoulder for me to lean on
I never knew all this would be over so soon, and that I would soon wish I’d done more than these things.

 

I remember the things she told me as we grew up, telling me to never give up.
And when we were in junior school, and I was the skinniest of them all,
She told me in senior high, they would love my size so much I could make prom queen.
And when I worried that my hair was too tough, she relaxed it and let it fall down my shoulders
She stood up for me when the boys teased me, telling them I was too good for them.

 

And when I was getting married, Julie made sure to stand by my side all though,
Through the headache of planning a wedding, she was my wedding planner,
And she sure did know me well, because she got me the flowers I always loved,
And booked me into the town hall I always wanted to get married in.

 

Julie loved to see me happy, she’d take my hand when am down and read me the bible,
She never failed to remind me that Jesus is real and that He loves me so,
Even when I conceived, and was worried about my baby being okay,
She reminded me that the same Jesus that crafted me; was going to craft my baby,
And it was going to be a sight to behold;to mush over.
When my baby came, she was perfect, I called her Julie.

 

When Julie fell sick, I was by her side, nursing her, praying with her,
But this time, the battle was too big, she was losing, and I was hurting.
Julie looked at me from her bed and told me not to cry, she was gonna be okay
“Jesus is watching over me and the angels are holding my hands”
She told me then closed her eyes, never to open them again.

 

There are times I wonder if I ever did anything for her,
Then I am reminded that the fact that she was with me to the end means that I meant a lot to her,
And she had never failed to tell me this.
Now from here, I look up and tell Jesus to hold her hand as she walks into heaven
Because I am positive that there, is where my best friend Julie is.

 

I wish I had told her that she was the best friend I ever had,
I wish I had told her that I appreciated her so much that I know no one could fill her place.
I wish I had played more, prayed more, danced more and shopped more with her.
Lord, I wish we’d stood over the top of a cliff and sang hosanna with her.

 

Still, I know, even in heaven, she knows this, because real friends don’t need words to talk,
They understand each other before words are exchanged.
Therefore, I will not morn my departed friend,
I will celebrate the life of my best friend, who has been exalted to glory.
Because even I will follow her at one time, and so is the past of all humans.

xoxo

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