Monday, November 30, 2009
Then came Saturday morning time to pack up and leave we said our goodbyes and headed toward La Hacienda stopping along the way at Cafe Ole in Tulsa for lunch and a brief shopping stop at Stein Mart!! In short this was one of the best Thanksgivings I have had in years!! spending time with the woman I love!!!!! Cant wait for Christmas!!! I love spending time with my Angel and could never spend enough time with her!! Baby I love you and You ARE my Angel in disguise!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
My grandparents were married for over half a century, and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word "shmily" in a surprise place for the other to find. They took turns leaving "shmily" around the house, and as soon as one of them discovered it, it was their turn to hide it once more.
They dragged "shmily" with their fingers through the sugar and flour containers to await whoever waspreparing the next meal. They smeared it in the dew on the windows overlooking the patio where my grandma always fed us warm, homemade pudding with blue food coloring. "Shmily" was written in the steam left on the mirror after a hot shower, where it would reappear bath after bath. At one point, my grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper to leave "shmily" on the very last sheet.
There was no end to the places "shmily" would pop up. Little notes with "shmily" scribbled hurriedly were found on dashboards and car seats, or taped to steering wheels. The notes were stuffed inside shoes and left under pillows.
"Shmily" was written in the dust upon the mantel and traced in the ashes of the fireplace. This mysterious word was as much a part of my grandparents' house as the furniture. It took me a long time before I was able to fully appreciate my grandparents' game. Skepticism has kept me from believing in true love-one that is pure and enduring. However, I never doubted my grandparents' relationship. They had love down pat.
It was more than their flirtatious little games; it was a way of life. Their relationship was based on a devotion and passionate affection which not everyone is lucky enough to experience.
Grandma and Grandpa held hands every chance they could. They stole kisses as they bumped into each other in their tiny kitchen. They finished each other's sentences and shared the daily crossword puzzle and word jumble. My grandma whispered to me about how cute my grandpa was, how handsome and old he had grown to be. She claimed that she really knew "how to pick 'em." Before every meal they bowed their heads and gave thanks, marveling at their blessings: a wonderful family, good fortune, and each other.
But there was a dark cloud in my grandparents' life: my grandmother had breast cancer. The disease had first appeared ten years earlier. As always, Grandpa was with her every step of the way. He comforted her in their yellow room, painted that way so that she could always be surrounded by sunshine, even when she was too sick to go outside. Now the cancer was again attacking her body. With the help of a cane and my grandfather's steady hand, they went to church every morning. But my grandmother grew steadily weaker until, finally, she could not leave the house anymore. For a while, Grandpa would go to church alone, praying to God to watch over his wife. Then one day, what we all dreaded finally happened. Grandma was gone. "Shmily." was scrawled in yellow on the pink ribbons of my grandmother's funeral bouquet.
As the crowd thinned and the last mourners turned to leave, my aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members came forward and gathered around Grandma one last time. Grandpa stepped up to my grandmother's casket and, taking a shaky breath, he began to sing to her. Through his tears and grief, the song came, a deep and throaty lullaby. Shaking with my own sorrow, I will never forget that moment. For I knew that, although I couldn't begin to fathom the depth of their love, I had been privileged to witness its unmatched beauty.
I say, a marriage is something you have to work at. It isn't always going to be fun and games, there will be hard times, but it is how you handle those hard times that make it worth the ride. No I've never been married so I'm not speaking from experience, however I have lots of relatives and friends who are plus in college I had to write a paper on people who had been married over 30 years. I have always loved this email/game so I thought I would share it today :). Enjoy!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Yeah we got a good chuckle out of this, I'm not sure why but it was fun :).
Next week’s word: Giving Thanks.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
~True LOVE is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.
This is a true phrase. People maybe should think about it before they get married. See if they can do that. Maybe not it's still a good phrase either way.
They can be just quotes, they can be scriptures, whatever hits me that I read that I really like. Nothing in particular gets written down, I don't go hunting the same types or kinds. They just hit me when I read them and that's what I find.
~Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
This is a lot like the one that says something about don't bring back a well preserved body but bring in one that's all skidded up and come in sideways etc and say man what a ride... LOL
~What other people think of you is none of your business
Wow how true unfortunately is that. They can think you are the sweetest person or the worst person in the world. That's their opinion and sometimes not matter what you do that'll never change.
~When God is about to reposition your life know that the devil will begin to attack!
To me, that means that there is always good with bad and just take it and run with it. Life isn't perfect, that's why it's called life. There is always trial and error and it is how you learn from those and keep pushing forward that really matters!
~You are everything I never knew I always wanted!!
This is off of a movie, "Fools Rush In." How true is that though? You think you know what you want in a person or of a person. Then you find someone that is nothing like what you ever thought you pictured and in the end, they turn out to be exactly what you wanted, you just didn't know it until you opened your eyes to new possibilities.
Yeah this was a bit of a different post but I just thought I'd share. I'll leave you this one off of my Dilbert calendar from 2006 that I kept a copy of:
~This week I achieved unprecedented levels of unverifiable levels of productivity
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Baby I took my Que from you and figured out how to set this up where I can post also! Of course it wasn't very hard but N E Ways! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank God for second chances! He has blessed me so much these last few months and I cant thank him enough! Baby I love you more than words can say!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to love you!!
For those of you who don't know we each had crushes on one another in high school! Unfortunatly I was a BONEHEAD back in those days (I'm sorry baby) and even though we talked about it I never acted on my feelings (That was the BONEHEAD part in case you were wondering) and we fell away from one another! Over the years I thought about her from time to time until one day after life had taken us both down long rocky paths our paths crossed again (Thank you FACEBOOK) I was so excited to hear from her and I couldnt wait to meet up with her again!! Long story short we sarted talking then hanging out then dating and now were in love and I couldn't be happier!! And so I thank God for my second chance! God has truly blessed the broken road that led me straight to you!!
LOL so much for short and sweet!! OUT!!
Now and Forever!!
Your Prince Charming!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
There are more than 50 reasons why I love you, but I thought I would share a few... I hope you enjoy baby, this is for you!!!
1 I love you, that's reason enough.
2 The way you treat me, I feel like a princess around you... I get the royal treatment!
3 You have gorgeous blue eyes.
6 How you greet me when I've had a bad day at work!
7 How you listen to me, even if I'm off on a ranting and raving tangent.
8 How can we forget the gorgous truck!!!
9 That I get in trouble if I open my own door :)
10 That you love my parents and spending time with them.
11 That you love the fact I love horses!
12 Actually that you yourself Love horses!!!
13 The fact that you served our country.
14 And how you over look my silly mistakes.
15 How handsome you look dressed up!
16 And the fact you like to dress up.
17 You also trust my clothing tastes.
18 You are very determined.
19 A Hardworker!!
20 and Extremely smart!!!
21 Of course you are my P.C. (Prince Charming and computer tech person) :)
22 You humor me and take photos with me :).
23 You don't get mad at me for taking your photo.
24 You help around the house.
25 You love spending time with me.
26 Have I mentioned that I love you yet just cause??
27 You were there when I needed you the most!
28 There's always Florida!
29 and hitting you in school to wake you up...
30 You take everything that comes your way and roll with the punches.
31 That you would rather drive by yourself late at night then for me to drive myself home late at night.
32 You are always willing to learn something new with me.
33 and stay up to date on what few tv shows I actually watch.
34 And another obvious, the way you love me... :)
35 You can out do me any day on song lyrics!
36 You want nothing but the best for me.
37 You don't scoff at some of my crazy ideas either.
38 I even love when you get adamant about something.
39 You have an outstanding singing voice.
40 You take notice of every thing I wear! It makes me feel special and definitely want to dress up for you!!!
41 The way you love me (yes it's twice but that's just something extremely exciting and worthy of mentioning more than once!)
42 You have a heart of Gold.
43 You Take care of your own family too!
44 You Love animals!!
45 You are tackling my horse when no one else seems to have time!
46 You are you and not putting on a show!
47 You brought Tbug into my life!
49 How you get embarrassed by the cute things your daughter says to me and my family!
50 and Last but not least the #1 most important thing is I love you, that's it, no ifs ands or butts about it!!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
That is a fun age because they start doing stuff; they understand stuff and are fun to me... So I was sitting at work the other day and I have a digital photo frame. On there are all kinds of pictures (I think like 147 right now). There are photos from photography class; there are photos off Prince Charming's computer, off mine, etc., also photos of me, photos of him, photos of us, photos of Tbug (his daughter), etc. etc. etc. The list goes on. So I was sitting here watching the photos flip through and it hit me like a freight train... I got exactly what I wanted... a 6 year old who is walking, talking (constantly), and potty trained named Tbug. She is a doll and I love her dearly!
Tbug is an absolute sweetheart, but sometimes watch what you wish for, but I definitely wouldn't ask for anything different!!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009