Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mama

This is probably the hardest post I will ever create. It is to wish my mother a happy birthday. Had she lived she would have turned 75 this month on this day. It has taken me a year and a half to refer to her in the past tense.

My mother, was diagnosed with colon cancer and was delivered from it. That cancer monster came back and reared it's ugly head on one of her organs. She elected to undergo treatment and was actually doing well, but suffered a stroke in the process. Without taking any treatments, she rapidly declined and took her final breath on August 18, 2010.

I miss her dearly and still reach for the phone to call her to share my ups and downs. She was my mother who morphed into my best friend. We did so many things together. I fondly remember our trip to Vegas to visit my brother and sister-in -law. I was so glad she went on that vacation with me. We had the best time. 

When I was home I took some photos of some of her collections and will post them here. Stay tuned for an update.

Of all the tributes I have ever done, this one took the most energy from me but has been worth every keystroke. Very cathartic and cleansing. I know that she is in the bosom of the Lord and that brings me great comfort.

Happy Birthday, Mommy.
Until Then.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Maestro

I would not be a loyal fan if I did not take the time to wish the one and only Luther Vandross Happy Birthday. This man's voice was unparalleled.

Just to hear the passion in his unique sound. It is a shame that it took 15 years for us to recognize and acknowledge his vocal abilities. 
It has been almost seven years since his soul departed for Heaven.

Talk about an unsung hero, Luther Vandross would be that hero. Thank you for your talent, your time and your gift.

Rest in peace, Mr. Balladeer, Mr. Vandross.
Until then.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Furry Friends Visit Our Backyard

I just had to do a quick post on the Red Fox ( a Virginia native) and her six cubs who had a great romp in our backyard this morning. I was at the sink washing dishes when I spied her.

Of course I grabbed both cameras and started filming. The only drawback was that my son what not there to see it. I had to capture the moment for him. He will be thrilled. I snapped some photos to scrap in the home mini album that Laura gifted us with. What a great moment to remember.

Thought I would share it with you. The best part was when all six cubs started to nurse at the same time. No, I will not be going near that shed anytime soon and yes, it probably needs to come down. I don't use it. LOL
Until then.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Wow, it is hard to believe that Good Friday was yesterday. This time has come so quickly and I am enjoying every minute of it.

Friends, I do realize that it has been a long time since my last post. I must confess that I have been busy creating memories. Several field trips and family and friends gatherings have taken over my calendar and I love it. I have several pics to share with you and hope to get those off my camera and on to my blog page. 

I wanted to share a pic of the Easter Cards I made this year. Sweet treats have been added to the bags and ornaments are hanging from the Easter Tree. I will try to get a picture of it to post here.

I also uploaded a YT Vee-dio showing some of the techniques.

This year in my cards I reflected on Pointus Pilate washing his hands of having anything to do with condemning an innocent man but yet turned him over to the crowd for crucifixion--the method of execution of the day. Just to think it all started to culminate with the death of Lazarus. As we follow Jesus' last days let us remember to reflect on the notion that it HAD to happen for the comforter to come.

As much as the Jews and the Romans might have wanted it to be the end; the grave could not hold Jesus because on the third day He arose. I am sure when Mary saw the tombstone rolled away, she was filled with dread but that later turned into a day of jubilation as she went to spread the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate and cherish it more than you will ever know. Have a great Easter Celebration with your family and Happy Spring.
Until Then.