I Was Taught Respect

From a young child
respect was taught
for those whose lives
our safety bought

It mattered not
what badge they wore
more important
the oath they swore

A debt we owed
of gratitude
freely given
without attitude

Killing police
condoned by blacks
proves just what
this country lacks

Following God
His laws to keep
was in our hearts
conviction deep

Yet to believe
today brings scorn
an evil soul
in us was born

If once again
we put God first
He’d prosper us
and lift our curse!

Weekend Wisdom?

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Have a great weekend my loves!  And don`t forget to thank God for at least one thing as you enjoy yourselves xoxo

Shame on Me, Memorial Day Honors Belated

I FORGOT TO HIT THE POST BUTTON!!  I’M MORTIFIED SINCE I HAD VOWED TO MYSELF THAT I WOULD GET THIS POST OUT 😦  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, RIGHT?!

 

 

 

 

New Family Photos

My eldest Shawna and her new beau; isn't she beautiful?
My eldest Shawna and her new beau; isn’t she beautiful?

 

 

Emily Grace and Christopher James; her babies
Emily Grace and Christopher James; her babies

 

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My youngest beauty, Sara Jayne with one of her many hair coloring jobs.

My youngest beauty, Sara Jayne with one of her many hair coloring jobs.

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Us three girls and one of the few photos that you will ever see of me, lol!
Us three girls and one of the few photos that you will ever see of me, lol!

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My second child; son Blaine and his wife Cait.  Another gorgeous couple if I do say so myself :)
My second child; son Blaine and his wife Cait. Another gorgeous couple if I do say so myself 🙂

 

If you are wondering about the tat's:  that's a Gaelic cross  in the center and the Serenity Prayer on his shoulder
If you are wondering about the tat’s: that’s a Gaelic cross in the center and the Serenity Prayer on his shoulder

 

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Their eldest son Trenton is in the yellow tank top; with cousins Emily and CJ and someone I don't know.
Their eldest son Trenton is in the yellow tank top; with cousins Emily and CJ and someone I don’t know.
LIlly Jo
LIlly Jo
Hayden Ray
Hayden Ray
Twin love
Twin love

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As Neil Diamond sang “Hello Again, Hello!” To All American Heroes; Home and Abroad!!

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It is been quite some time since I’ve had the energy/inspiration to write.  I wanted to say hello to you all and wish you a happy holiday weekend, even though it is now almost over.  I was watching movies today while laying around on the couch ( seems to be a daily thing of late ) and I said to Mark that I didn’t know why I started watching one movie in particular because it always tares me up every time I see it; Ladder 49.  I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about but, for those of you who don’t, it has a stellar cast led by one of my favorite actors – large_An6ECPfiWWlh6k412QyTwr1WLjs (1)John Travolta – and chronicles the life of firemen at one particular fire station.  The main focus of the story is on John and Joaquin Phoenix’s characters.  I’ve watched it enough times to know how it ends but not enough to remember the journey between start and finish.

Now I remember why I don’t ever watch it when I see it’s on; I balled my eyes out through the majority of it and ended up with a head ache!

But, having said all that, it did remind me that I need to be more vigilant about honoring the everyday American heroes that are walking our streets night and day with only one goal; the saving of lives.  I have seen it and experienced it personally more than once; Mark has told me; my children, brothers, parents, cousins, friends…

No one that I know has come through this life without having been touched by one of these heroes whether it be Police, Fire Rescue, EMT, Nurse, Doctor, etc.  The list goes on and on.

So, in addition to my usual Military Honors given throughout the year, I want to add all of you Everyday American’s who are also our heroes and deserving of the same level of respect that we give the military.

Those of you who have personally touched my life and those of my family, a special thank you goes out to you with every blessing of God bestowed upon you and yours!!

Peace and love,  Terri

 

PS:  BTW I consider my cyber friends out there who have been so supportive and loyal to be my heroes also.  There are many days that I would not have made it through had it not been for your kindness and love!!  Cyber buddies, sweeties, and baby girls: I love each and every one of you!!!!  xxxxxxxxxxxx

Knight of Dreams

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Story Challenge: Letter “G”


Story Challenge: Letter “G”

by frizztext

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