Archive for May, 2011

Hug your families.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

I was almost involved in a bad accident this morning on my way to work.

A car swerved across lanes from behind and to the left of me, just missing me and multiple other cars. It bounced off the sidewalk a couple times before leaving the road, hitting a cement pole head-on and spinning to a stop in front of a building with a wall of windows.

When I pulled up to check on the driver, it was a man about my age. He was having a seizure and very badly hurt. I Called 911 and just stood there helpless, hoping he would be OK. I tried to tell him help was coming, I have no idea if he heard me or not.

After a few minutes the seizure faded and he slowly started to come around. He was understandably disorientated, he had no idea what had happened or where he was. We could tell he was trying to move around. Another witness and I tried to keep him calm. We were worried he would do more damage to himself.

Considering the injuries we could see, I’m surprised he was as calm as he was. It was hard to look at, even hard to think about. Bones don’t look the same in real life as they do in the movies.

Fire & rescue arrived and began checking him out. They had to cut open the car to get to him.

We gave our statements to police and were told we were no longer needed.

Rescue people were loading him on the stretcher as I drove off.

UPDATE: The police called me for more information as I was writing this, I asked how he was. They said it looked like he probably would live, but would have a long road of recovery ahead.

Hug your families.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Make sure you go see your mom or at the least make a phone call or send a card and wish her Happy Mother’s Day. I want to also wish all the new mom’s their 1st Mom holiday and not to forget there is some father’s who play this role too. Happy Mothers Day to you all.

This is one of the days of the year where we can all beam with joy and reap the rewards of motherhood. This is my second year without my mom but she knows she is in my heart and is always thought of on this special day and every other day.

I do want to send a special shout out to my other mom, ~ Ellie Leblond ~.  She is an AMAZING woman in my life and I love her so very much. Happy Mothers Day Mom!


Mothers Are Special

Author: Anonymous

There is no love like a mother’s love,

no stronger bond on earth

Like the precious bond that comes from God,

to a mother when she gives birth.

A mother’s love is forever strong,
never changing for all time
And when her children need her most,
a mother’s love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one
For all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they’ve done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother’s love lives on
Through many generations,
with God’s blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love
From the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.


Ok- read this giggle moment and stop crying

DIY, Mom’s Way

While assembling furniture, my friend Debbie asked her roommate’s five-year-old son to bring her a screwdriver.

“Do you want a ‘Daddy’ screwdriver or a ‘Mommy’ screwdriver?” the little boy asked.

Confused but preoccupied, Debbie absentmindedly said, “Bring me a ‘Mommy’ screwdriver.”

The child came back and handed her a butter knife. – Contributed by Cori Cole

Don’t ignore the little things in life

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Wow- time just flies by. I just realized it has been a year since anything has happened on this page. What can I say, I have been busy –  but a good busy I must say. I am promising myself to keep this site updated more often, so I might have more random things to say. With me and our family, everyday is different.

My last post was about my mom. I don’t want to write only when I think of her, because everything I write would and could be about her. It’s not hard to have something to say about her. It’s really hard to believe that it’s been 2 years already. Why does it still feel like yesterday?  I will miss her more for everyday that I don’t see her. I see, read or hear things that remind me of her daily. Maybe it’s supposed to be like that.

Just the other day, my oldest daughter called me and says “Mom, what’s that recipe for the cobbler that ma always make?” What’s funny is that I had to call my mom every time I needed the same recipe. I had to look up the recipe and make sure I gave her the right information. I even have to ask Jack sometimes. Maybe I don’t want to remember. It was one of my excuses to always call my mom. I can only imagine how my mom felt every time I called and asked for this recipe, the same joy that I had when my daughter called.  It’s the little things that keep the memory alive. I know my mom loves me just as I loved her.

Just remember, the little things are just as precious as the big things we do in life. Don’t let them slip away.