Still rambling

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Death is not Dying

this is very moving......

Rachel's story is not unlike what thousands of people around the world have experienced. A diagnosis that changes a person's life and inevitably takes from her what we consider to be most precious.

After four and a half years of vigilantly fighting breast cancer, the 37 year old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

But for Rachel the essence of life is found in her relationship with God through Jesus. And that's why Rachel is convinced that death is not dying.

THIS is her story

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cherry Blossom

There's a beautiful tree next door to my place... that sheds it's pretty pink blossoms....

In the wind and the rain this weekend, the pink leaves have lined the grass around the complex here.... and I LOVE the look of it!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom !!

Sometimes words can feel so insignificant..... they are an attempt to convey truly what you mean to me.......

It hardly seem its possible

that Mother's day is here....

it seems like only yesterday

t'was mothers' day LAST year

This year has been a tough one

as we watched you struggle through

so many ups and downs;

that really are not fair to you.

In spite of all the struggles
every hurt or every pain....

I find it quite amazing
you never do complain!

You attitude's incredible

it's always positive
and even if you're hurting

from your heart you always give

Your sense of humour, still intact

is such a gift from God

you make me laugh and often too,

and that I find quite odd!

Cause when I hurt and suffer,

or am feeling kind of bland....

I go and hide and keep the world

at bay! I'm SUCH A man!

But you are always chipper
and you make us feel upbeat

in spite of all you're coping with
you've stayed up on your feet!

So on this special day for moms

I tip my hat to you
though words seem insignifcant

I hope the truth shines through

To tell you just how much you're loved;

how MUCH you mean to me

and thank you for encouraging
and praying oft for me.

I pray that God will build you up

and as you've done for me

That He will bring encouragement

and bring it endlessly!

From the bottom of my heart

Happy Mothers Day Mom....

I love you very much

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fire Hydrants in Tweed

One of the more boring tasks of my job is to confirm the location of fire hydrants.... I was in Tweed yesterday .... and did not happen to see Elvis, by the way..... anyway, I saw some pretty neat fire hydrants.....

Some though.... were downright offensive!!!!