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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Good Day

Have you ever rolled out of bed on a Wednesday morning and just knew that today is going to be a good day? The sun is bright, the birds are singing. It's like something right off of TV were they are trying to portray a happy moment.

That is the way my morning has started! Nothing is going to ruin this day! I'm so thankful for everything in my life! I love my family, my friends and most of all my GOD!

I woke up today with this song in my head!

I come before you today
And there's just one thing that I want to say
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
For all You've given to me
For all the blessings that I cannot see
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

**With a grateful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstretch arm
I will bless Your name
Thank You Lord
I just wanna Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

For all You've done in my life
You took my darkness and gave me Your light
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
You took my sin and my shame
You took my sickness and healed all my pain
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

**With a grateful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstretch arm
I will bless Your name
Thank you Lord
I just wanna Thank You Lord
Thank you Lord
I just wanna Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

I have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful husband of 5 years (tomorrow is our fifth anniversary), the best little boy that ever walked the face of Earth. I came so close to loosing him, so everyday I thank God for him! My mom is my best friend, and I love her husband like he's my real dad. My read dad and I are talking more now that we ever did~ I have 2 wonderful brothers, 3 healthy nephews, a healthy niece. I could continue to list my blessings but you just don't have time to read all of that! Do we have an awesome God or what?

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

I just started following Taylor's blog and I really like her "Top 2 Tuesdays"!   Today's game is 2 random facts about yourself.  Gee let's see 2 random facts.

1.  I'm clumsy. 

It's terrible I trip over my own two feet!  I fell at my moms office about 2 years ago, just fell right off my feel onto a rock.  That rock was sharp enough to cut through my jean (and knee) and leave a serious bone bruise on my knee cap.  Last year I somehow twisted my foot and broke the small bone that runs between your pinkie toe and ankle at the post office.  I fall down all the time.

2. I'm a dance teacher. 

(Real dance - not the pole dancing kind.  I teach ballet, tap & jazz.) I only teach one day a week now, but a few years ago I was teaching full time. You may ask how someone as clumsy as I am can be a dance teacher?  I really have no answer for that - I never fall at the dance studio.  I'm actually quite graceful!  Maybe I need to start doing bourrees into the post office :)

Join us in "Top 2 Tuesday" and let us know your 2 random facts!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting to know You

1 - Why did you start blogging?

      I was on Facebook one day and a friend posted about her daughters blog.  I went over and read it and I
      laughed until I cried!  I started checking in with her and going around to other blogs.   I really enjoyed 
      reading them, and I actually like blogger more than Facebook!  I started blogging in the last couple of
      weeks.  So I'm not great by no means but I look forward to getting to know new people and making
      new blogger friends!

2 - Who's the one blog friend that you would want to meet most in "real life"?
        Well I've just started - but I already know Amber's family - so I will start with her (her dad
       married me  and my husband! Five years ago this week!)
3 - Why are you always concerned with losing that "extra 10 pounds" when chances are your    
       husband/boyfriend/friends tell you that you look just fine the way you are?
       10?  More like 30!  I just want to be comfortable with the way I look again!

4 - What's the one thing you wish guys could understand about you?
       Sometimes it would be nice if you would just make a decision about where we eat.  I really don't care
      you are the picky one!
5 - Tattoos. How many do you have and how many are visible when you wear your "everyday" clothes?
      none but I thought about getting one
6 - What was the best year of your life and why?
      this year! - I just know that God has something great for me this year!

7 - Name three things you would do if you were a man for one day.
      Oh boy I really don't know, it would be awesome to know what everything is like from a man's point of
     view!   Maybe go hang out with the guys to see what they really do!Other than that I really don't know

8 - What's your alcoholic drink of choice that usually raises a few eyebrows?
       I don't drink often so nothing would raise an eyebrow (except if one of my friends were around, they
       would be shocked if I ordered a drink)  If I am drinking I order Smirnoff Ice Black or Red  or a White

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is the day I turn 35! I am not upset or anything - I have been blessed in my 35 years. I have a wonderful husband that cooks (on the grill), I have been blessed with a child. I have a job I love, good friends and a fabulous family! What more could a girl want?

Last night as I went into my dance class 16 little 2nd graders welcomed me with cupcakes and doughnuts! They brought me the fabulous set of wind chimes that I just can not wait to hang! I just love it!

Today I am thankful for all 35 of my birthdays, I am thankful that I survived the hardships and came out the better person on the other side. Just a couple of weeks ago I almost died with my little bat mishap - but I made it through! I can even laugh about it today!

I'm heading to the beach for a little down time with the hubby and child! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What do you think of this as a button for my blog?

This little guy was just born a couple of weeks ago.  I took this picture before he was a day old!  Isn't that just the cutest thing you have ever laid eyes upon?

Sounding board - just for today

I've been holding this back for a while.  To understand my response you would have to understand where I was coming from.  This letter is from my x-husband, whom I have not heard hide nor hair from in 9 years.  Which is a blessing in itself. He was a total jerk, so I left him.  He stalked me for over a year and made my life a living hell.  After he finally left town I forced him to see our son for a few months.  Then it just got to be too much.  I couldn't do it anymore, I couldn't afford the drive and I needed the emotional break.  His last visit with my son was July of 2000.  He has NEVER paid child support willingly.  The only payments I have received was once when he was locked up and twice when the state found out where he worked - until he quit.  He likes for people to pity him, he is very self centered and says things to make himself sound good - but there is always other motives.

This is his letter to me on Facebook, although I didnt' respond to him this is what I wanted to say to him.

kelly, please don't panic.
 Don't worry I won't
I recently signed on to facebook. in doing so , of couurse , Breanna and Tracy are friends of mine.Well good for you!
I guess because you are friends with one of them your name keeps popping up as (along with 100 or more other people whom i don't know) " suggested list of friends. I've closed you out every time. Well you should have blocked me out again!
I don't want anything from you. Good because I have nothing to give you.
 I have been living in the charlotte area for 2 yrs now. I've not made any attempt to contact you till now. Why start now?  It's only been 9 YEARS?
 I'll be 42 next week. I've changed. I've NO HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS YOU. none at all. Hell, I guess not - I didn't stab you, stalk you or threaten to burn your house down with you and your child in it. (well I guess your child was in it- but at the time you didn't care did you?) BTW: I dont' think  you used the word  "I've" correctly.
in fact you did what you felt like you had to do I'm trying to figure out what I did.  Divorcing you?  Well that's what happens when  you try to choke someone while they are expecting., keeping Cameron from you?  I didn't do that - it was your choice.. i don't blame you.i was an idiot correction you are an idiot , i'm sorry yes you are sorry, but I doubt we are using this word in the same way.
 I've been waiting 10 years to tell you that. but i know that it probgably doesn't mean anything yto you but it does to me.sure doesn't
as well as this .......THANK YOU FOR DOING SUCH A WONDRFUL JOB WITH CAMERON. HE LOOKS LIKE YOU Did you really just say that? I am his mother - his parent.  you didn't just drop him off with some stranger or friend to raise.  I am taking care of my responsibility - gladly taking care of my responsibility.  You saying thank you is like thanking someone for mashing the gas at a red light or for eating their own food.  Most people do raise their own children, even animals raise their own children.  I guess since you have 3 children with 3 different women, none in which you raised, you wouldn't know that.. i wish i would have done right by him. i have to live with that. it hurts but i know that i created 90% of this mess well maybe 99% any way i don't know , do you think that we could ever communicate again I I doubt it.. not as ex-spouses but as 2 human beings with only one common interest being cameronConsidering that in this conversation I'm the only human being (I've not figured out what you are yet) and considering that you've had not interest in Cameron for the last 9 years, our interest in him is not common at all - my interest in 99.99% your interest in .01%? i'm not asking to see him i'm not asking anything Good because I would hate to have to get a lawyer . i hope you can trust me on that OOh I trust you, as far as I can throw you (I'm pretty weak, so that would not be far). i swear to that i will not contact you again That's good. if you respond to this , so be it. if you don't than i'll know where you stand. Just so that we are clear I stand in the yard with the mean rottie!  i will not make contact again i swear. no one knows about this but you and i. i'll tell no one Well my mom, my husband, my sister in law (both of them) my brother oh - and your sister now know. thank you for being so great to breanna you are the only women that was ever in my life that truly loves my daughter, even now Well, one of us had to love her and you sure didn't,. i'll always be thankful for that. and thank you for letting my mother see him she might not be around much longer she had a stroke 2 weeks ago Don't try and play on my sympathy, I've talked to your mother since her "stroke".. i wasn't mad at them for going just because they lied to me about it. i would have given them my blessings if they would have been honest. that is spilled milk. no worries Yeah all that cursing out and telling your mom to meet you in Hell, and that you hated her Jesus really showed me how much you have changed.. thank you for your time and take care. you know you have the ball and always have, rightfully so. Actually, Cameron has the ball, and he said he already has a dad - and that's not you!

Although I didn't get to actually say anything to him - that does feel better :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Today is "Top 2 Tuesday" I have added this from another website, she is a great blogger and I thought it would be fun to follow her on this one. I don't want to list people I can't live without but I can list items, that's easy!

1. My Ipod Touch!
I go nowhere without this little thing. You want to see pictures of my little man? Well they are in my ipod! I'm at the office alone? It holds my favorite TV shows (NCIS & Grey's) Being a dance teacher my music moods sort of swing! I have rock, country, pop, jazz, blue's anything thing. I also have my dance warm ups for my class and all the dances that they do! It's an extension of my right arm! The funny thing about that is - my husband gave it to me for Christmas and I was disappointed. I wanted a camera - that's a surprise. Something you didn't know you wanted until you got it!

2. My little gold book:
Since I joined Weight Watchers I go nowhere without my pocket Guide! It keeps me on target and I always know where I stand for the day. It holds a picture of me from when Wes and I were on our last cruise. That's the body I want back. So when I want to drink that coke, or eat that candy bar I just look at that picture and put those desires to rest! Nothing tastes as good as looking good feels!

That's my two items, now I'm going to take this a step further. Two things that I need to keep my day in the right direction.

1. My little man comes every morning into my room and asks "Do you want to cuddle for a little bit?" That makes my day. Those few minutes in the morning when we talk about what today may bring are the best few minutes of my day!

2. Those "Have a good day" hugs. If I don't get to tell my men (both the big man and the little man) bye and that I love them, my whole day just goes to the birds. Those few little words mean so much. You never know when you may never see the love of your life again. I want my son to know that no matter what happens today I love him more than words can ever say!

If you stumble upon my blog today or for the next few weeks please pray for Mrs. P. Visit her blog and let her know you care.

Thank you

Friday, March 5, 2010

How do you help someone you dont know?

Many years ago (to be exact - 14 years ago this past November) I lost my best friend. She was so one of a kind. She was temperamental, and sometimes moody. She liked to gossip and lay out in the sun. She was kinda of boy crazy - particularly over this one boy. She was no saint, she didn't preach to crowds, and she didn't read her bible everyday (not to my knowledge anyway), but she went to church, she prayed, she was saved by the blood of Jesus and the grace of God! She was far from perfect. What she was though, she was a great friend. The kind of friend that would always be there if you needed her, she was as close to her mom as I am to mine. She was the kind of friend that you could grow apart from, then pick up right where you left off. She was honest about how she felt, and make no mistake if she didn't like you (or your boyfriend) you would know it right off. She got sick just two months after my 20th birthday. She was still 19 years old. She died shortly after turning 20. It was hard to say the least. Sometimes I still hear her voice, I can almost guess what she would say in certain situations. I miss her so much. That is the most painful memory I have, that time in my life was the hardest thing that I have ever been through.

Anyway, last September we were on the way home from the beach when my mother in law called. She was very upset. My nephew (my brother in law's son), was on his way home to his mother's house. His parents are divorced and he rides a train from the town he lives in with his mom to the town his dad lives every other weekend. His mom called his dad just a few minutes after the train had left, to tell him that they had found her sister and brother in law dead. They had been murdered. My nephew was VERY close to these people. He loved them both very much. We were all very worried about JC because his dad just divorced his step-monster (really), so he had lost "her" and her children that he loved very much. Now his favorite aunt and uncle. We knew this was going to be hard for him.

His mother V is taking this really hard. She lost her sister - her best friend. I don't know his mother, but I do know that she is a great mother. She loves her son, and would do anything for him. I know this because I can see in his face how very much he loves his mom.

Since her sisters death, V has shut down. JC has missed so much school he is going to fail his grade, and he told me that his mom stays in her room all the time and doesn't come out. JC is moving in with my brother in law this weekend.

I want so badly to help V. I want to tell her that I do understand, I know that she is hurting, I know she lost her sister/best friend. But at this point JC lost his favorite aunt, favorite uncle AND his mom. His mom is lost to him because she is grieving so much. She has to move on, get over it and start to heal. How do you help someone that you don't know? How do you reach out to a stranger because you love their child soooo much?