“Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing
while she mops up the floor
after her husband has walked across it
in his barn boots.”
(or in my case….His Combat Boots!)
so…I am just a simple Country Girl….a Farmer’s daughter…. a Military wife. …stay at home mom to three beautiful gifts from God…two of whom happens to be autistic, but that does not make them any less of a person. they are my Miracles and I learn something new each day. I have blogged sporadically on My space…and on Facebook….and decided that it’s time that I consolidate those thoughts into one central place….and this blog is the end result….
My Thoughts are often Random, and my Faith rests in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and my writing often reflects that. I Love Photography, my Family, and my friends.
A Few of My Favorite Quotes:
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
~ Jim Morrison
“Many autistics are told that they are broken, diseased, and dysfunctional. This is simply untrue. My wish for all autistics is that they will realize their self-worth and not believe the myth that they are someone that needs fixing.” –Patti Shepard
“God doesn’t give children with disabilities to strong people: He gives them to ordinary, everyday people, then He helps the parents to grow stronger through the journey. Raising a child with special needs doesn’t TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special family.”Author Unknown
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”
…~Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985
“They (Women Marines) don’t have a nickname, and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.”
LtGen Thomas Holcomb, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1943
Saepius Exertus….Semper Fidelis….Frater Infinitas
Often Tested … Always Faithful ….Brothers Forever.
“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand
I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home…. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. ~Nancie J. Carmody
Faith can move mountains, but don’t be surprised if God hands you a shovel. ~Author Unknown
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. ~Mother Teresa”