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Ella Finds Help Getting Home

Rescue workers didn’t see the dog. After the accident, she collected what she could find of her family’s possessions and waited. Two weeks later,  she asked a stranger for help.

 

Read more of this story here:

http://coffeebreak.theepochtimes.com/animal/dog-car-wreck-into-the-woods.html

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Charlie Doesn’t Know He’s “Terminally Ill,” But He Knows He’s Loved

“They adopted him just over a year later, not expecting him to live much beyond 2 years old.” But in June Charlie celebrated his third birthday.

Now doctors think he might live to be 10–12 years old, barring any medical complications.

It’s a heart breaking journey, but as Cori says, “Broken hearts can heal.”

You can read the whole story here.

I know this is a tough subject, but when I read the story and watched the video, I had to share this story of love and hope. I share this in memory of my sister who lovingly volunteered with severely handicapped and terminally ill children in a group home back in the 70’s.  I imagine she’s had a great time running, laughing, and  loving  them in heaven.

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Simple Pleasures of Water and Sunset

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I’m thankful for a nice visit with my son and his girlfriend who came down from the mountains Tuesday.  After a swim in the ocean, we walked around the south end of the island to relax in the intracoastal waterway and watch the sunset. My son who’s in his 30s, and my daughter, who’s in her 20s, played in the water like when they were kids fascinated by the tiny clams they found in the wet sand.

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You can let go of worries and

open your heart

when you immerse yourself in a natural body of water

under the beauty of a setting sun.

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Good News Tuesday: My Son is Visiting and I’m doing a Happy Dance!

From the get-go, I’ve been open to Good News Tuesday being global, local, or personal good news. Today, I’m going with personal.

My recent good news is that  Trust the Timing is available on Amazon in paperback and the e-book is coming soon!

Today’s good news is that my son, my first born, is coming down from the mountains to visit.  And he’s bringing a friend I’ve never met. I get to see my son about two or three times a year, and it’s always special. We’ll be going to the beach this evening and spending time at my dad’s house tomorrow. Dad’s been gone almost six months now, but I still call it his house, and his truck. Family and friends become more important as we get older.

So, for the next couple of days, I’ll be focusing on family, which means less time here on WordPress. But I’ll be back by the end of the week, and I’ll try to pop in some before then.

Here’s an excerpt from my book that relates to my son shortly after he was born thirty something years ago:

           The bond of protection and love I felt for my little offspring was like nothing I had ever experienced. It was the first time I knew beyond any doubt that I would be willing to protect someone with my life. I started driving the speed limit and crying over the TV news. For the first time in years, I started thinking about going back to church, but it was just a thought.

Here’s something I found looking for a happy dance. Lucy is like mainstream media – concentrating on bad news. Don’t let anybody stop your happy dance!

 

Happy Midsummer!

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For My Father

 

When I was in my twenties

searching for myself,

I did not understand

the man you were,

how you suffered and fought

and how deeply you loved

my mother,

my sisters,

and me.

As I got older, you got older.

And now that you are gone,

I am in awe

of the integrity of your life.

And now, as I pray for my daughter,

in her twenties,

searching for herself,

I wonder if this is how

you prayed for me

and if somehow, some day

my strength,

my faith,

will rub off on her

as yours has on me.

 

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The Strongest Man I’ve Ever Known, 1931-2017

 

 


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A Pacifist Honors a Soldier

Song Lyric Sunday

At first, I was going to skip Song Lyric Sunday this week. I had mixed feelings about the theme: Songs about the military. You see, for many years, I’ve been a pacifist. I love peace songs. I’m a card carrying member of Grandmothers for Peace.

My dad, sometime in the 50s?

Still, I want to honor my father. He was a marine for 20 years. He was a good man. A loving man. A devout Christian. He was tormented about what he experienced in Korea and Vietnam. Haunted. He had terrible nightmares about those wars. He was also the strongest and bravest man I’ve ever known. He told me that, “Nothing is impossible.” My father served his country well, both in the military and afterward, up until his death this past January.

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So, for today’s military theme, I’m sharing the Marine Corps Hymn. I remember my daddy singing it when I was a little girl. I will always be proud of him.

The last few lines are kind of funny.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job–
The United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Here’s the the song: