Monday, July 26, 2010

The Four Things You Can Not Recover in Life....

The stone after  it's  thrown...

The word after it's said...

The occasion after it's missed...

The time after it's gone.............

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Moments that Take Our Breath Away....beautiful poem and song below..

Smell The Roses

- by Author Unknown

I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband unexpectedly and suddenly died of a heart attack.

About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said,”Before class is over I’d like to share with all of you a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

“Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is the powers that will be a way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.”

Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, “So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home,find something beautiful to notice. It doesn’t have to be something you see it could be a scent -perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches the autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.

Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some,these things are the “stuff” of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at any time…it can all be taken away.”

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently.

That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester.

Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook. Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone.

For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do.

In the past few weeks i witnessed a 58 year old man pass away of a heart attack on the mountain i hike... he hiked his last hike that morning at 7:00am ... a friend shared a story of a mommy of 4, wife and daughter just passed away suddenly of a heart attack .. she was only 48 years old...every second of everyday someone loses the sunrise or the sunset of tomorrow... none of us  knows if tomorrow will come..... look for the breath taking moments in everyday that are truly a blessing.. everyday something amazing breaks into our routine or walks in our could be something big or powerful ...beautiful or precious and small ...slow down...don't sweat the small grateful... and look and treasure those moments God has in store for us..".Its not the number of breaths we take, it is the number of moments that take our breath away"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Breath You Take....

He looks up from second base
Dad's up in the stands
He saw the hit, the run, the slide
There ain't no bigger fan
In the parking lot after the game
He said, "Dad Ithought you had a plane to catch?"
He smiled and said, "Yeah, son I did

But life's not the breath you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain't what it's all about
You just might miss the point
Trying to win the race
Life's not the breaths you take
But the moments that take your breath away."

Fast-forward fifteen years
And a thousand miles away
Boy's built a life, he's got a wife
And a baby due today

He hears a voice saying, "I've made it son,"
Says,"1 told you dad,
You didn't have to come,"
He smiles and says,
"Yeah, I know you did""

Repeat Chorus:

Just like it took my breath when she was born
Just like it took my breath away
When dad took his last that morn'

Repeat Chorus:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad....

I’m happy and grateful  you’re my Dad....

And so I want to say....

I love you Dad....., thank you for being my dad... and always being there for me..i miss you very much....

A very  Happy Birthday with hugs, love and kisses from me and the girls... !

Happy 7th Birthday Anabella.....

Happy Birthday to Bella..... When Bella came home from the orphanage (Eagles Nest in Guatemala)  she was 14 months old. She lived in the orphanage for 13 months. When she arrived  forever home she was not able to even sit up on her own....Wtih vigorous help from P.T's, O.T and speech therapy Bella came a long way in a short amount of time.. she was crwaling by 14 months and walking by 18 Bella  did very well in kindergarten and is excited to enter 1st. grade. She likes to dance and is taking ballet and jazz lessons... She loves to swim and is very much a little princess that loves dresses and the color pink... We love you Bella and happy 7th birthday with hugs and kisses....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thought of Day.....

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July fun...

This holiday weekend was a trip to Sedona for trout fishing and swimming for the girls...Sunday was the Aquatic center for more swimming with friends Taylor and Jordan.  We watched the fire works at Harolds in Cave Creek. We had a special opportunity to see Guardians of The Ribbon, the pink fire trucks supporting a cure for breast cancer ( we send many prayers for those fighting that battle)...It was great meeting awesome fire fighter Jeff.. the girls had fun with him and his pink fire truck....