Friday, June 26, 2009

What do you feel...

The King of Pop is dead. People are in turmoil, and mourning his death. I for one was not a big Michael Jackson fan, however, I do have one of his 45rpm records, ABC, by the Jackson Five. He was a very talented person, although misguided.

For several days the media waves will be filled with stories of Michael Jackson. People praising him and people condemning him. As a Christian, I feel sad for him. Sad for the choices he made and the paths that he chose. I am praying for him and his family, especially his children.

“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” Romans 2:1 NIV

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Wow two posts in two days... trust me this will not happen very often, but tomorrow is a very special day. I could not let it pass without remembering first and foremost our Heavenly Father. Without Him we are nothing! Thank you dear God for sending your son to die for our sins, so we can spend eternity with you! "John 3:16"

And I could not let the day go by without remembering my Dad. I wanted to share this poem with everyone. I wrote this a year or two after my Dad passed. He was a very special person, I can still see his smirky grin and hear his laugh. He spent the last 8 years of his life in a nursing home with senile dementia. It was a hard time, but I could always get that grin and laugh out of him. He was my hero and I still miss him! So if you still have your Dad, give them an extra hug for me today! Happy Father's Day Daddy!

My Dad
He stood about five feet four
A fairly good size man
But oh, he was so much more
I was his biggest fan!

We always had a roof over our head
And plenty of food to eat
It could go without being said
Family needs he always did meet.

There was always love in his eyes
Even tho it was not always spoken
He seemed so friendly and so wise
That was one of his greatest tokens.

He was as calm as he could be
Unless you crossed his path
Then he would talk till you could see
The road you were on would lead to wrath.

I never remember him raising a hand
Or speakin’ an unkind word
He was actually as gentle as a lamb
And almost as quiet as a bird.

I was always Daddy’s little girl,
the only one he ever had.
Until time passed by in a whirl
I had my little girl, He was so glad.

His heart she did capture
Papa this, and Papa that.
he did listen to her that’s for sure
So much love, imagine that.

I could go on and on and on
And tell you about my Dad!
There are so many memories to think upon
They tend to make me sad.

But Dad is in Heaven now
At times I miss him so much.
But I will make it thru somehow
Till I too feel the Father’s touch.

- Nel Curtis

IN MEMORY: Olan Beavers January 3, 1918 – January 2, 1998

Friday, June 19, 2009


I decided it was time for a change. I looked around and found this pretty background over at a really cool site. You can see all kinds of pretty blog templates at Delightful Dots………, you won’t be disappointed!

I realize it has been awhile since I have been here. I guess I just needed a break. Do you ever have times where you just can’t get motivated?

Stan had another Doctor’s appointment when we returned from Arkansas. He ended up doing surgery again. This time he was able to do it at the office. There was fluid building up again at the top of his eye. Dr. Fletcher did laser surgery across the top of his eye, hoping this would reaffirm the retina and prevent any more problems. Hopefully, when he returns next Wednesday he will be able to be fitted for glasses. We are both ready for this to be over. Please remember us in your prayers!

We did have a wonderful time in Arkansas. Eden and Cain are growing and getting so big. Eden is a mess! While we were there, we had the opportunity to go bowling. There were eight of us bowling. It was Eden’s first time to bowl she was so funny. I will have to post a few pictures. The one where she was looking down was after a gutter ball. We really had a good time.

We also had decoration where my mom and dad are buried. My daughter did a wonderful job on the flowers. And we attended a family reunion, so it was a pretty busy trip. A few more of Eden... a.k.a. Miss Hollywood.

We are now making plans for a trip out west. My husband was elected as a delegate for the union he is in and they are having the national convention in Reno, Nevada. Wahoo! So of course I am tagging along. Our tentative plans are to leave a week early and stop in Colorado for a couple of days, then in Salt Lake City where one of his daughters live for a day or two, then on to Reno. The return trip we are going to stop in Vegas for a day or so, and then on down to the Grand Canyon. Talk about taking pictures! I will be in heaven! I cannot wait! Who knows where else we will stop or where we will go?

I just want to take a minute and apologize for the rambling of this post. Hopefully the next one will be better!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11NIV