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Happy Mother’s Day To All The Mother’s Around The World May 13, 2013


I am a Mother of four wonderful, smart and beautiful grown children and I was also given the gift of two amazing step children.  They have made me a proud mommy.  So, now I want to know where and how Mother’s Day came about.  Well, here goes.  Hope you like the information that I find.

I am going to use several references and you can make your own decision as to what is truth and fiction.  Also, I will give you some links.  I am going to put what I think are the more important parts of each link.  Let the reading begin.

First Link ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother’s_Day : Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.  Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century.  The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.  The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

Second Linkhttp://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/ : The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be celebrated with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones.  But it wasn’t always this way…  Goddess Isis – Early Egyptian Roots – One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis.

I will put more links at the bottom, but I found the following and thought it to be interesting :

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’sMother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears
Say firmly:
 
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of 
charity, mercy and patience.
 
“We women of one country
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
  
From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with 
Our own. It says, “Disarm, Disarm!”
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
Blood does not wipe out dishonor
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have of ten forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war.
 
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
 
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
 
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
 
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.

With that being introduced, I want to wish all Mother’s, soon to be Mother’s and those who step in and act like Mother’s,  Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/question634.htm

http://www.chiff.com/a/mothers-day-history.htm

http://mothers-day.123holiday.net/

http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/mothersday.htm

 

Cancer, what a horrible word. April 29, 2013


What is there to say about this life threatening word?  I hate it.  It has taken so many people I love away.

Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize (spread).

So, now here is a little story.   I will not use her name to protect her privacy.  I have a friend and she is a beautiful, spontaneous and outgoing person.  We have had our ups and downs, but we are only on ups now.  I love this woman and I only want whats best for her.  Recently, she was diagnosed with CML: Chronic myelogenous leukemia, which is also known as chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic myelocytic leukemia and some form of kidney cancer.   She is a very strong woman and I know she is hating the fact that she needs to depend on others.  But she is taking it in stride.

A few weeks ago there was a benefit to help her out with expenses and it turned out rather well.  Several bands donated their time and played awesome.  Businesses donated items or gift certificates.  Others donated handmade items or their time.  All these items were raffles off and it was amazing.

It is so wonderful to see people pull together for someone they know and don’t know.  I hope everybody says a little prayer for all those out there with this dreaded disease, whether you know them or not.  I will pray for them all as well.

 

 

Boston Bombings April 16, 2013


What is wrong with people?  Why do they think it is OK to do these irreversible actions?  Their day will come when they will have to answer to the people of the USA, whether this be the action of Foreign or Domestic terrorism.  I will pray that you have the heart to feel bad and come forward.  You are a COWARD.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/explosions-boston-marathon-191909189.html

 

Family of Importance March 19, 2011


How can I say what my family means to me?  Let me start out by saying I enjoy each and every one of the in separate ways.  Now I am not saying I love one more than the other but just in individual ways.

My oldest son J, lives with me and makes sure mom is not messed with.  Everyone says that I favor him more than any of the others but this is not true.  He is just the one that I connected with first and he was a mommy’s boy up until his dad and I got divorced. and he went to live with him.

The second child, C is an amazing girl.  She is the studious of all my children.  This year she will graduate after four years of college at Washington State University.  Go Cougs!!!  C has always been a daddy’s girl and probably always will be.  I am so proud of her.

Third is another son C.  He was and is honery from the word go.  As soon as he was born, a month late mind you, I never got to hold him because they took him right to nicu.  But here he is today being himself.

Last but not least, M.  She has to be the most difficult and argumentative child.  I love her to death but she is hard to raise.  She is definitely her own person.  She is such a daddy’s girl unlike any other.  She will grow up to be tall and beautiful and smart though.  I am confident in that.

I also have two other children that are my husbands.  K who is tall, blonde and crazy cute.  She is another studious one and funny.  She will grow up to be a model I am sure.  Then there is C who is another of our honery children.  He loves to play outside.  Also, he plays baseball each year and will probably grow up to be a professional baseball player.

My Husband, G.  What can I say that would do him justice?  He is that most amazing man who any woman could ask for in a husband.  When he came into my life, it couldn’t have been at a better time.  This man helped me in ways that others were just destroying me in.  I will love him until my dying days.

So, there you have just a little bit of my loved ones.  Enjoy, there will be more to come.

 

Tsunami Waves Cause Damage In Northern Calif. March 11, 2011


http://www.kptv.com/news/27164595/detail.html?treets=ptl1&tid=26513167573813&tml=ptl1_12pm&tmi=ptl1_12pm_1_02000203112011&ts=H

 

American Idol 03/10/2011


Well, Ashton was let go this week and I believe that the right choice was made by the viewers.  She is a very good singer but this is the time in the competition that you really want to make sure that you shine and bring your all.

I was very happy to see Adam Lambert as a special guest.  He has been a very good performer and glad to see how well he is doing.

Well, more to come next week.