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Remembering my mom…

June 9, 2008 1 comment
Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.  – Harriet Beecher Stowe
 

I wanted to share my day today.  It is June 8th.  3 years ago today I lost my mom.  It is not an easy day but with God’s help and a great family we get through it.  It is also one of those days where you can really see God in the details.

 

It started at church today when half way through worship we sang Blessed Be Your Name.  This was my song while my mom was battling cancer.  I heard it on the first day of her ordeal and almost anytime I was driving to the hospital I would turn on my radio and there it was again.  The song made me tear up but the words also kept me focused on how great God is regardless of what may be happening to us while we are here on earth.  Needless to say it brought a lot of emotion to me this morning in church. 

 

Of course we made a special stop to get ice cream on the way home from church.  Right before the first year anniversary of losing my mom, her sister (my aunt) sent me ten dollars and said to make sure I stop what I am doing and eat ice cream on June 8th.  I am not sure I would have thought about it but now every year it is a tradition.  My mom loved ice cream.  The last thing we had together was a drum stick.  As long as it was not chocolate chip mint then it was good ice-cream.

 

Almost home I saw a garage sale sign and made a hard right.  Another thing mom loved was garage sales.  We hopped out and looked around.  There was nothing really of interest there.  Some picture frames, a couple plates.  I know dad would have liked the ham radio antennas.  Right before leaving Abbe got all excited as she saw a big box of beads.  Right on top of the box was a bead counter.  One of those molded plastic things you lay out your design out in and get organized with.  That was the only thing that was left in Arizona when mom brought all of her beads up and gave them to Abbe.  That was the best 50 cents I had spent all week.  I did not even try to get it cheaper.  I should have offered a nickel because I know mom would have.  We got in the car and Trish noted that it was pretty interesting how we stopped at a single garage sale and Abbe got the one bead thing she had been wanting from her Grandma Weezy.

 

I will finish this message with a prayer my mom asked me to post on her website on May 11th 2005. 

I would like to share this prayer with all the friends and family who look at this site:

Hello God,
I called tonight
To talk a little while
I need a friend who’ll listen
To my anxiety and trial.
You see, I can’t quite make it
Through a day just on my own…
I need your love to guide me,
So I’ll never feel alone.
I want to ask you please to keep
My family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence For whatever fate they’re bound.
Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can’t change in any way.
I thank you God for being home
And listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.
Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.!!
So thank you, God, for listening
To my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love you too,
And I’ll call again tomorrow!!!

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Dragons 2.0

March 30, 2008 Leave a comment
I coach my daughter’s softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.Tim McGraw
 
The new season is upon us! 
 
Under the watchful eye of coach Dave…

Coach Dave

…we enter our third year of softball, the second as "The Dragons".  Like all packaged products, the second major release has promise of having the kinks worked out, new features added, and a few buggy ones removed.  (Dohhhh)

Number 10

The team is looking pretty good this year.  As a father of number 10 of course I am biased but as part of the coaching staff I can say that the Dragons are looking good and it is going to be a very good season.
 
Yesterday we played at the Jamboree.  Final score 5-8.  The Tornadoes came back at the bottom of the last inning.  For the first official game on the field I think we played pretty good.
 
Play Ball!
 
 
 

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