Thursday, July 29, 2010

I started to write about our struggles. About OUR LIFE.
But when I sit down to write the words seem to fail me.
Sometimes I can't talk about. Other times I can, we can.
Sometimes I am angry.
Sometime I am sad, very sad.
Sometimes the world just sucks. And it can sucks the life right out of me.
But still I try to keep life in perspective.
There are life issues and people and things that are not what they should be.
And really my (our) life is not hard.
But yet my (our) life IS hard, right now.
Life is beating me up and knocking me down.
Some days kick my butt.
But still my life is easy.
I know this.
I can't imagine if this would have happened 16 years ago.
And that reminds me, that someone is somewhere alone, going through maybe exactly what we are going through, but ALONE.
And it reminds me that no matter how crappy your life IS, we must remember not to struggle with all those negatives things or moments in life, but instead we need to focus on ALL THE POSITIVE. All that GOD GIVES.
Maybe we just need to find a "NEW" perspective on/in LIFE.
I want to appreciation and focus on what is GOOD in our life.
Know that God is with us, always.

And know that my heart has been truly touched
That we are truly blessed.
Today I am thankful.

I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for my children. I am thankful for our families.
I am thankful for our friends who are our families to us.
Thank you all for "BEING THERE" for all of us.
Thank you for the phone calls
Thank you for the meals.
Thank you for helping in making memories with us for our daughter.

The days ahead of us are going to be hard, but we will make it.
We will with you all helping us every step of the way.
And with God watching over us all.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Karelene Allyce Coram Cloward, my mother.
I miss you today and everyday.

16 years ago we lost you.

Mother your life was full of loving deeds,

Forever thoughtful of our special needs,

Today and tomorrow,

my whole life through,

I will always love and cherish you

Thank you for being my mother, I cherish all the memories.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

May God grant you the strength and faith
to count your blessing, not your crosses,
count your gains, not your losses,
count your joys, not your woes,
count your friends, not your foes,
count your smiles, not your tears,
count your courage, not your fears.