Missing da pups…hoping they behave today. (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/10uV)
Just another Manic Monday for the pups. (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/10uV)
Look at our messy room…we are no longer babies…we are messy teenagers. (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/10uV)
A Letter to my Ate Linda 11/04/2010
I bought you a card today to try to find words to comfort you and to express my love for you. You have always been better at picking out cards to say what is in your heart. You always had a card for every occasion…birthdays, holidays and anniversaries. I have always been amazed at how you remembered those dates. I used to joke around with you and say you should buy stock in Hallmark Cards…because you would always find the ones with just the right words. I found one today that comes close to what I want to express to you…I hope you take these words and find strength from it because you are loved.
God knows what’s in your heart and what you need before you ask.
Even when you don’t know for sure, God Knows, because He knows you.
He knows the outcome of every situation, and he is guiding you even when you might feel that you have lost your way.
He knows how much you can bear, and He will give you strength and fill you with His grace and blessings as He walks with you every step of the way.
He is surrounding you with his love and holding you gently in the palm of His hand
My dearest Ate Linda…don’t be afraid…your family and friends are here to continue to love and support you, to help you get through this difficult time. Please continue to be the strong woman you are as you have many more things to do and see. Life in the beginning may have been rough for you…you were born premature and into a world at war. As the eldest sibling you help to raise your nine younger siblings when our father was away serving in the US Army. As a young girl you had to have a Surgery to repair a hole in your heart…you have even gone through four pacemakers…I guess you would wear them out and needed to get new models every few years…but through those tough times you remained solid and strong. You passed on those traits to your own children Rose, Raymond and J.R. I always have admired that about you and especially your faith in God. I have also come to learn from you the importance of family…you are the family historian…a trait that you have bestowed upon your daughter Rose. How we must keep our love ones close…even if miles kept us from one another, a simple card, letter or phone call would close that distance, and remind us we are loved. You often reminded me of the times we spent in Oklahoma…how you took care of me when Mom and Dad were working as I was the youngest at the time. Your recall and stories of those times bring nothing but smiles to my face. You have been an will always be like a second mother to me. Don’t worry about Wally, he is keeping strong and faithful as well…we will help and support him too. I probably did not say it enough to you…but I know you know how much I love and respect you. You will get through this little bump in the road, it may be a little harder to travel, but you will not walk it alone. With all my love…your sister