Things I Appreciate Right This Minute

  • Energetic school teachers
  • A garage free of mice and clutter
  • 82 degrees by day 62 degrees by night
  • Birthday lunch Plans with my sisters mom and maybe my brother(Felicia your on the sister list)? !!!
  • fresh salsa and peach crisp

Monday, March 30, 2009

Are you going to finish strong

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Way It Is

Have you had a favorite song for 20 years. I have I was laying on Gingers bed in her first married apartment and Scott put his tape on for me to listen to why I rested from my flight from Pennsylvania. This is the song I heard. The music is stirring and always moves me to either action or tears. I have finished one of my dreams related to this song and that was to be a Social Worker the other is to one day play this song on the piano with the same skill and passion as Bruce Hornsby.

The Way It Is
Standing in line marking time--Waiting for the welfare dime'Cause they can't buy a job. The man in the silk suit hurries byAs he catches the poor old ladies' eyes, Just for fun he says "Get a job". That's just the way it isSome things will never change. That's just the way it is...

But don't you believe them.

They say hey little boy you can't goWhere the others go'Cause you don't look like they do. Said hey old man how can you stand To think that way. Did you really think about itBefore you made the rules. He said, SonThat's just the way it is Some things will never change. That's just the way it is....

But don't you believe them

Well they passed a law in '64To give those who ain't got a little moreBut it only goes so farBecause the law don't change another's mindWhen all it sees at the hiring timeIs the line on the color barThat's just the way it isSome things will never changeThat's just the way it is,thats just the way it is, it is,it is, it iseme song.

I really believe that we cannot afford to buy into the premise that things cant change. Amy's post today was just the spark for me to continue on with the thought. We never know the potential of a human being or the personal power we can have in anothers life. We might think our efforts are small and unnoticed but another great song said, I dont do these things to change the world but I do them so the world will never change me.

A great example of this came my way last week in a phone call. 4 years this lady held on to this article

And then she calls me. " Hi my name is Toni. Along time ago Iread this great story about an atractive young man. I wanted to send a donation then but I lost the article. Do you know where they are or how they are doing?" 4 years she believed she could make a difference. What a lesson . Toni sent the check to my house with it she sent a note. I hope Im not invading Scott and Amy's privacy. ( truth is Im not sure they have had any for 4 years) so here is the note.

Im so greatful that Toni Brough didnt say Oh well thats just the way it is. Im touched that Scotty has never said thats just the way it is. Im a believer and a lover of this principle.

I also want to leave a dedication to Scotty also by Bruce. Its called Walk in the sun . ( Dont watch the video just take the words for their literal interpretation) With much love Terri

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Remember When...

As Shawn has to for mentioned. We are cleaning out the basement. If you havent seen it or used it in 5 years its either on its way to DI or creating a slow down in the cleaning as you reminisce.
So heres a few little pictures I found that made me smile and laugh. Happy Roll your clock ahead day! Dont forget.

Remember when we were all together at the Mouses House. It was hot sweaty and we had Mrs. Pucky with us and it was the greatest day ever.

Remember when Iker was half as tall as he is now.
PS I have no children who can go to the easter egg hunt this year can I borrow some.

Remember when Gabby would actually share her ice cream. Lucky Maddie!

Remember when JP had more hair than muscles

Remember when dad was a teenager on his cell phone

Remember when Shawn could get you to do anything he did. And so could mom so you wore that dress with the 2 foot wide collar

Remember when Ginger had time to look glamourous before Eli!

Remember when John would come to the Family Reunion.................
and John and Scotty thought they looked better as Cher and Marilyn than Amy and I did.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Seriuosly Son!!

So were eatting Sunday Dinner and Becca is telling us about how cheap it will be for her and Kate and their best friend Brook to go to "ShmisneyLand" as Becca calls it. They are very ready for Spring Break, packin up Kates volkswagon and hittin the highway to see the mouse ...AGAIN. Taylor moaned . He wants to go so bad . So he concocted an idea . And I kid you not this is what came out of his mouth." You want to take me Im a man magnet" I nearly spewed Sunday dinner. It doesnt sound right for your 16 year old son to claim himself a man magnet. We know where his heart was, if a guy has a puppy he is cuter to women if a girl takes her goofy little brother guys will think shes hot. See his heart was in the right place his thinkin was alittle messed up. I think he's a mom magnet.