John 3:16

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Sad Family Reunion

As most everyone knows, when your family grows it becomes harder and harder to reunite with your core family. Except for Christmas and funerals, and sometimes births, it is hardly done unless you live close enough to your loved ones to drop by occasionally. Even then it seems closeness is taken for granted and still not taken advantage of until sickness or death strikes a heavy blow. On December 30th, my husband's family lost a precious member in his life struggle. Uncle James "Foxy" Roberts went on to be with the Lord. Kent spent many hours with him and his aunt in the last few months and I'm glad he made some precious memories of reminescencings and laughter before he got so ill. Once I took my camera with me when we went to see him and his son, Ronnie, but was too shy to take it out of my purse. Regrets are not worth a cent!!! It was a good day for Uncle James. All three men laughed and shared many moments in their lives and photos would have been a great thing to have; but alas, none were taken.

So in light of this, I decided to take my camera with me after the funeral as we partook of a "family" lunch provided by their church family. Though it was awkward to ask them to pose, I do NOT regret doing so. It would be so shameful if I had let another moment pass of capturing everyone because I was too scared to ask. Soooo, out came the camera and in light of my poor ability, pictures were taken. If not at the time, I know the family will appreciate these in the future despite my pitiful efforts.

Theresa, Aunt Billie Rose and Susan

Pete, Jeanette, Judy and Bobby

Pam and Jackie

Katie, Chad, Ronnie, Aunt Billie, Judy, Betty and Alyssa

Katie, Chad, Ronnie, Judy and Alyssa

Katie, Chad, Ronnie, Aunt Billie, Judy and Alyssa

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Easy Snacks

You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.

Meals for Energy

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Our Races Through 6-01-09

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