Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jerry's Birthday

Today is August 30, 2007.
Today is Jerry's 50th birthday.
Today is the 6th birthday I have missed sending him a card.
Actually, I did buy a card for him on August 30, 2002.
He would have turned 45 that day...just 2 short months after
he left us to be w/ Jesus.
I did buy the card. It just didn't feel right not to get one.
At this moment, I can't recall what I did with the card.
I'm sure it's in Jerry's "box".

I miss him so. I can't believe he has been gone for 5 years.
I can still see him smiling and laughing.
I can still hear his voice.
I can still hear him telling me that he loves me.
I can still hear him teasing me about anything and everything.
I can still feel his hugs.
I can still feel his jabs in my sides, as he would poke me,
just to get a reaction out of me.

I only hope he knows how much I love him.
I only hope he knows how much I miss him.
I only hope he knows how special he was and is to me.
I only hope he knows how proud I am of him.
I only hope he knows what a great Dad he was.
I only hope he knows how wonderful his kids are
and are continuing to grow to be.

This day is very hard for me.
This day is gloomy outside, which makes for an even
more sad feeling.
This day, I have a huge, heavy, very hurting lump
in my throat. It hurts to swallow.

This is JERRY'S day !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my beloved brother !
Love forever,
Your sis.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Home From TN.

Today is Thurs., Aug. 9, 2007.

Doug & I had a great time in Nashville, as we always do.
We went to the Grand Ole Opry on Sat. night. I love it !
Yes, a lot of the songs are really old & many of the performers
have been around for years, but there is something about the entire
atmosphere that brings joy to me. I am always happy to be there.

We shopped. We found new places to eat.
We checked out new living areas. We do hope to be able
to retire there one day. I am happy that Doug likes Nashville
as much as I do and that we both have the desire to live there.

I'm still leary about this blog thing. Not sure if I really want
all the world to be able to "log on" to read all about me & my life.
I'm a pretty quiet & "keep to myself" person.

I'm also very unfamiliar with setting up my Blog Page.
I haven't figured out how to post a picture of myself or do any other
creative things w/ my page in the way of fonts and sayings, etc., like
I see on other people's blogs. I need a lesson ! :-)

I'm striving for a productive day around the house today.
Lots to do.

Until next time....May God guide, strengthen and protect.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


First day to post. Not sure if I know what I'm doing. :-)

Today is Doug & I's anniversary. 32 years !

Thought maybe today would be a good day to take a stab
at this blogging thing.

Have been reading many other blogs for over a year now.
Many others have encouraged me to start one.

Not sure what I will talk about or how I can make it interesting.

I will talk about my family. My husband. My son. My parents.
My nieces and nephews. My dearly beloved brother, Jerry, who I lost
5 years ago this past June. I miss him so.

I will talk about Nashville, TN. I love it there ! My husband & I go there
as many times per year as we can. We hope to retire there.

I am a crazy person for country music singing star, Alan Jackson.
He will definitely be a topic of conversation......many times !

Doug & I are leaving tomorrow for Nashville for a few days.
It's my anniversary gift.
Happy Anniversary to you, Douglas. I love you.