Dewey and friends make a resolution!

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! This isn’t your typical reflection of the past year post. I feel like I have done that throughout this year. I think it is no secret that I am very ready for 2017. One wonderful thing that did come out of  2016 was how Dewey and his friends, also known as The Four Adventurers, found me. They added craziness to my life for sure, but it has been fun. So in that aspect it makes sense to celebrate the ending of 2016 with them! Don’t worry, they are coming into 2017 as well. A year of new beginnings for them just like you and me. 🙂

The sun was shining through the window as Dewey slowly awakened. He saw Jaxon standing over him with a big smile. “Time to get up my sleepyhead friend!”. Dewey moaned a little as he stretched, he was so comfy. Oh but what was that? He caught the aroma of carp being fried in the kitchen. That was all the motivation he needed to become instantly awake.                                         .

He and Jaxon started chatting as they were waiting on the man-servant to finish with the  fish. Dewey’s stomach was rumbling. “A little slow this morning, eh?”Dewey spoke rather loudly to Jaxon so that the man-servant was sure to hear. ” It is so hard to find good help these days, isn’t it Jaxon? ” Jaxon laughed, as he looked at the man-servant. He could tell he had heard, but the man-servant was giving  no response.

“When you are done frying my fish, my pillow could use some fluffing ”  Dewey said. “Oh and the couch pillows are getting a little flat as well. It appears a lot of the stuffing came out. Could be from the holes that was made by my claws. You will need to put some more stuffing in and sew up the holes. While you are at it, my rug by the fireplace needs cleaned.” Dewey felt like he was on a roll, but he stopped as he and Jaxon shared another chuckle.

The man only nodded as he kept frying, showing that he did indeed hear.  As the man-servant put the fish into Dewey’s golden bowl he said, ” Always so glad to assist you in whatever you need Dewey.”Dewey smiled as he took a bite of the fish. WHOA! OH what had the man-servant done to his precious fish? His mouth was on fire. Cats do not like spicy hot food!

Dewey wondered if he had used the whole bottle of red pepper on the carp. He  quickly went for his water bowl. It was EMPTY! Dewey could barely choke out the words “Water!” as he looked at the man-servant just standing there with a smug smile on his face. He poured just a tiny bit into his bowl. Dewey gave him a piercing gaze that said, “OH you did NOT just do that!”  The man-servant laughed as he poured in more and Dewey was gulping it down.

When he was finally done drinking Jaxon gave Dewey a nudge,  he said, ” Next time I would highly suggest that  you save your comments for AFTER the man-servant is done cooking your fish. Dewey really didn’t need that bit of wisdom pointed out. He got the message loud and clear as he looked at Jaxon, who had now joined the man-servant in laughter.

Dewey was ready to leave. Who knew what today would bring, but it could only get better, thought Dewey. His tongue still had a tingling feeling to it. OH Dewey would NOT forget this, the man-servant’s time would come.

The 3 friends had been out enjoying the woods for awhile, but it was getting cold so they gathered back in the barn. They were talking about how they kept hearing the man-servant talk about New Year resolutions. They weren’t exactly sure what he meant.

They did figure out that a New Year was beginning which was exciting. Time had flown this past year as they were meeting each other and having adventures.Think of how many more adventures they could have this coming year! Gee. who knows, they may  have enough to fill a book.

The barn door creaked open and in walked the man-servant. He was bearing a tray of Hot cocoa and a a large bowl of popcorn to share. They sat in a circle as the man-servant explained what resolutions were. All of them were lost in thought for a bit.

Dewey thought about making a resolution about not being as curious or being so easily filled with suspense. Then again the man-servant did say that your resolutions should be attainable. Hmm.. maybe Dewey should reconsider that one.

Jaxon said he would stop eating jellybeans. That brought much laughter for they all knew Jaxon’s love of that treat. “Jaxon perhaps you could start by just cutting back on how many you eat?” suggested the wise man-servant. He agreed that cutting back sounded like a better way to start.

Odessa fanned out her wings as she said, ” I have a resolution that I know we all can keep!”They all waited to hear, and waited, and waited. “What are you staring at man-servant?”, said Odessa. “At you, for we are all waiting to hear your resolution!”. “Oh, yes my resolution, you wish to hear it? “, “Yes!”, shouted Dewey as he threw a handful of popcorn at Odessa. Odessa jumped back as the popcorn hit her in the face, “So rude!”, and she fluffed her feathers. “Anyway my resolution that we all can keep is that we just keep on being the wonderful friends that we are!”:They all agreed that by far that was the Best resolution to make! Friendship is such a special thing and they were so thankful for each other.

The hour was growing late and the man-servant told them that if they went to the top of the hill that they may be able to see fireworks being set off. A way to celebrate a new year coming. They all were eager to do that and left the barn.

As they walked out the door squeaked again. “Man-servant, you may want to oil this door to take the squeak away”, said Dewey. “Oh and remember after the fireworks to come back and pick up the tray with our cups and bowls so that you can wash them.” Dewey said all this with a smirk on his face and Jaxon and Odessa were all ears to hear the man-servant’s response. “Dewey”, said the man-servant, “One question for you…was your carp hot enough this morning?”

Jaxon started laughing and Dewey quickly responded, ” On second thought, barn doors are meant to squeak and since tonight is a special night you can have the night off of washing the cups and bowls.”

The man-servant smiled, as the 4 friends trudged up the hill. His life certainly had become very interesting in meeting Dewey, Jaxon and Odessa and he wouldn’t change it a bit!

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming in 2017!

Good Morning! I don’t go to work until later today, so it has been nice relaxing this morning. I am making Pumpkin Bread to bake  in the oven and I am  just thinking. It is only a couple days until we welcome 2017! What things are you looking forward to in the New Year? I already have 1 date blocked off on our calendar. The day that my wonderful niece gets married! So happy for the both of them, a beautiful couple. There is something else I am looking forward to in 2017 as well. Dare to try a guess? I will share it on here, just not quite yet. Yes, being the one that knows suspenseful things and not the one in suspense is so much nicer! 🙂

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The Truth behind Rudolph, Santa’s 9th reindeer!

Every Christmas I still enjoy watching Rudolph, anyone else want to chime in that they do as well?  It has been a part of Christmas memories from the time that I was little and  it continues on. I had heard the true story behind Rudolph before and it makes the story all the more sweeter. I had forgotten it though, until my Mom emailed it to me again last week. Wanted to share it for those who never heard it, or for those like me that had forgotten. It is a story that will make you smile and you just may find yourself singing the song throughout the day. Enjoy!

How Rudolph came to be

Rudolph came to life in 1939 when the Chicago-based Montgomery Ward company asked one of their copywriters, 34-year-old Robert L. May, to come up with a Christmas story they could give away in booklet form to shoppers as a promotional gimmick — the Montgomery Ward stores had been buying and distributing coloring books to customers at Christmastime every year, and May’s department head saw creating a giveaway booklet of their own as a way to save money. Robert May, who had a penchant for writing children’s stories and limericks, was tapped to create the booklet.

May, drawing in part on the tale of The Ugly Duckling and his own background (he was often taunted as a child for being shy, small, and slight), settled on the idea of an underdog ostracized by the reindeer community because of his physical abnormality: a glowing red nose. Looking for an alliterative name, May considered and rejected Rollo (too cheerful and carefree a name for the story of a misfit) and Reginald (too British) before deciding on Rudolph. He then proceeded to write Rudolph’s story in verse as a series of rhyming couplets, testing it out on his 4-year-old daughter, Barbara, as he went along. Although Barbara was thrilled with Rudolph’s story, May’s boss was worried that a story featuring a red nose — an image associated with drinking and drunkards — was unsuitable for a Christmas tale. May responded by taking Denver Gillen, a friend from Montgomery Ward’s art department, to the Lincoln Park Zoo to sketch some deer. Gillen’s illustrations of a red-nosed reindeer overcame the hesitancy of May’s superiors, and the Rudolph story was approved. Montgomery Ward distributed 2.4 million copies of the Rudolph booklet in 1939, and although wartime paper shortages curtailed printing for the next several years, a total of 6 million copies had been distributed by the end of 1946.

The post-war demand for licensing the Rudolph character was tremendous, but since May had created the story on a “work made for hire” basis as an employee of Montgomery Ward, that company held the copyright to Rudolph, and May received no royalties for his creation. Deeply in debt from the medical bills resulting from his wife’s terminal illness (she died about the time May created Rudolph), May persuaded Montgomery Ward’s corporate president, Sewell Avery, to turn the copyright over to him in January 1947, and with the rights to his creation in hand, May’s financial security was assured. (Unlike Santa Claus and other familiar Christmas figures of the time, the Rudolph character was a protected trademark that required licensing and the payment of royalties for commercial use.)

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was reprinted commercially beginning in 1947 and shown in theaters as a nine-minute cartoon the following year, but the Rudolph phenomenon really took off when May’s brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, developed the lyrics and melody for a Rudolph song. Marks’ musical version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (turned down by many in the music industry who didn’t want to meddle with the established Santa legend) was recorded by cowboy crooner Gene Autry in 1949, sold two million copies that year, and went on to become one of the best-selling songs of all time (second only to “White Christmas”). A stop-action television special about Rudolph produced by Rankin/Bass and narrated by Burl Ives was first aired in 1964 and remains a popular perennial holiday favorite in the U.S.

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May quit his copywriting job in 1951 and spent seven years managing the Rudolph franchise his creation had spawned before returning to Montgomery Ward, where he worked until his retirement in 1971. May died in 1976, comfortable in the life his reindeer creation had provided for him.

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Good Morning everyone! I hope all of you had a Christmas full of joy and warm memories. Ours was, the only bad thing is that it is always over to soon! Back to work again, but we still have the New Year’s holiday to look forward to.:) Have a wonderful day. Enjoy these quotes and keep spreading joy and smiles around. One of the best Christmas gifts that you can give that just keeps on going.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The clock has struck 12 and all should be snuggled in their beds, but I am up peeking at my gifts. JUST KIDDING! LOL! I am heading to bed and just thought I would wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS! I don’t plan on being back on here until Monday and I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas in every way! May you feel the spirit of the season and your heart smile, lighting up your face! May these songs help!

 

In The Beginning…Part 2 (Jaxon’s story)

It is the day before Christmas, are you ready? I still have cookies to bake and still waiting on Santa’s sleigh to deliver 2 packages to my front door but I am ready for the wonderful time of celebration with family. If you are still hustling about getting last minute things done, grab some hot cocoa and rest a bit.. Rest as you  enjoy Part 2 and 3  of Colin’s creative story. How did Jaxon and Odessa meet the man-servant? Read In The Beginning…. first if you haven’t already.

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! May your heart be warmed by the true meanings of the season; Love, Joy and Peace! If you have snow, go out and make a snow angel! How long has it been since you have done that? Embrace the simple joy that children can display so well. Keep that sparkle in your eye and have  a “Holly Jolly” time as you celebrate the “Most Wonderful time of the Year!”

Jaxon’s Story…Part 2

It was a really sunny morning when the man-servant and Dewey finished their breakfast and agreed to go outside. It had been Dewey’s suggestion which rather intrigued the man-servant. It happened just after the man-servant had tidied up and washed the dishes. He was just folding the towel that he used for drying them when Dewey came up to him. “When you’ve finished there,” he said ”Perhaps you would like to join me in a walk over to the barn?” The man-servant looked at him “Of course Dewey, but it sounds like you have something to show me in there.” Dewey just ignored him and carried on over to the barn and in through the entrance.

When they were inside, Dewey took the man-servant over to the neat pile of straw in the corner. “Allow me to introduce Jaxon!” he said. The man-servant looked at the indentation in the straw. “Who or what is Jaxon?” he asked Dewey. Dewey pointed, with his paw, to the indentation. “That’s Jaxon!” he said.

The man-servant stepped back and scratched his head, and looked at Dewey “There is nobody there Dewey” he said. “Of course there is” said Dewey “Can’t you see the shape in the straw?” “Well… yes” said the man-servant “But that is all I can see. A shape in the straw.” Dewey gave him his best exasperated sigh and said “Well a shape is not going to create itself is it? Are all you humans this slow in grasping the obvious?”

The man-servant did not know quite what to say but, while he was contemplating these events, Dewey suddenly said “Okay Jaxon. You can show yourself. All is well!” Jaxon appeared in the straw much to the man-servants surprise. “How did he get there?” he turned and asked Dewey. “He has magic powers!” said Dewey. The man-servant was again sitting on the floor as he processed the events of the morning.

He was just wondering, out of all the questions that he now wanted to ask, which would be the most productive one, when Dewey interrupted his thoughts “Jaxon is a Jackalope, who some believe to be simply a mythical creature in North America. We know that is not the case however, his magical powers can be a little odd at times. You tell him Jaxon!”

“Well” said Jaxon, “My magical powers are very good when instinctive. Just like when I knew that you were coming to the barn, I immediately disappeared. I can also use my magic powers for reasons other than self-defence, but it involves words and twitches and things. The problem is, if I get them wrong, say do a twitch in the wrong place, then the outcome can be a little unpredictable.”

“Oh my” said the man-servant, still sitting on the floor and in total disbelief. “So I am now sharing my farm with a talking cat, and a mythological Jackalope who has magical powers?” Jaxon hopped over to stand next to Dewey, and they both looked up at him. He looked at them and smiled “Well I must say that I was not expecting this. Here I am, only been here a few days, and already I have two furry friends. Do you guys like adventures?” Dewey and Jaxon looked at each other and with broad smiles said “Yay… we love adventures!” “Okay” said the man-servant “Let’s call ourselves the three adventurers! What do you think?”

Dewey and Jaxon wandered off together and away from the man-servant and were clearly discussing something. They eventually came back and Dewey look straight at the man-servant. “We are the four adventurers!” He proudly announced. The man-servant looked around “But there are only the three of us.” He said. Jaxon and Dewey turned away slightly and started giggling “Man-servant” said Dewey, “There is somebody you have yet to meet!”

Meeting Odessa..Part 3

(in reading this again I laughed once more. Dewey and Odessa can be so sassy to the man-servant…or wait…not sassy, just telling the man-servant, how it is. 🙂 His life will never be quiet and boring again!)

It had been a really stressful few days for the man-servant. He had met Dewey, a talking cat, who had introduced him to Jaxon, a jackalope with magical powers, and they had both made it quite clear that they had another friend that he should meet. They would not tell him anything else, except that she was bigger than them and extremely smart!

The man-servant kept asking Dewey when he was going to meet this other friend, but Dewey kept responding with “Later man-servant. Later”. The man-servant couldn’t decide whether to be excited, or a little afraid. “Bigger than Dewey and Jaxon, and very smart? What could that be?” He thought. An hour or so later, he saw Dewey wandering over to the barn again. “Hey Dewey! Is it time yet?” Dewey stopped and with a slight turn of his head, said “Man-servant. You must be more patient. What is your problem?”

The man-servant turned back towards the farm house, and then had a stroke of genius! “Hey Dewey! When would be a good time for me to meet this other friend of yours?” “Good question man-servant” said Dewey “You’re learning! You have to ask the right questions otherwise you will just get rather confused and frustrated! After dinner tonight, when it is quite dark. She is usually asleep right now and, believe me, you do not want to disturb her sleep!”

Dinner was a silent time as Dewey just ate his food without saying anything. He was wondering how the man-servant would react to their other friend, and also how she would react to him. The man-servant was slowly eating his dinner while deep in thought. “I know a talking cat that has a jackalope as a friend. Who or what could their other friend be? Why can we only meet at night?” He kept pondering those questions when suddenly… he heard Dewey!

“C’mon man-servant” he said “Let’s go and meet my other friend. Just finish eating and then we’ll go. Don’t worry about cleaning up as you can do that later before you go to bed!”

As they stepped outside into the night, the man-servant could just see the door opening into the barn. Dewey went through the opening first and the man-servant followed, but then decided to stop right in the narrow doorway. He heard a voice, which sounded like Jaxon saying “Man-servant. It would be better if you came right into the barn!” “But I can’t see anything in there said the manservant.” Dewey then added a little more seriously “Man-servant. It is not a good idea to stand in that narrow doorway.”

The man-servant was thinking that this was all very strange when heard a faint whoosh whoosh sound of something far away, and it was getting louder. He listened intently as the cause of the whoosh whoosh sound was getting closer, and closer, and closer, and then something hit him on the back of his head and knocked him over. As he was trying to regain his balance he heard a new voice.

“What happened back there? Who was in my doorway? Why were they there? What happened to my flightpath? Why didn’t somebody warn me?” Then the man-servant heard Dewey’s voice “Odessa meet the man-servant. Man-servant meet Odessa” Just then, a small light came on and the man-servant saw Jaxon, who was holding a small light. Next to him was Dewey, and then he saw a huge owl. “You must be Odessa… I guess” said the man-servant.

Odessa turned her head a few times, and then focused totally on the man-servant. “You guess?” she said. “You guess? What part of Dewey’s introduction did you not understand?” “I’m sorry” said the man-servant, but I just couldn’t fit the name Odessa to an owl.”  Odessa looked at him for a minute, and then said “What is wrong with Odessa? Would you have preferred me to be called Natalie, or Genevieve, or some other name?” “No” said the man-servant “I just didn’t think that an owl would have a name.” Odessa walked around for a minute and then confronted him “I have a name, and it is Odessa. I ask you to remember that, otherwise you and I are going to have problems!” All went very quiet.

Dewey then interrupted the silence “C’mon guys. We all like adventures, and we’re all allowed to use the farm as our home, and it will be maintained by the man-servant. Let’s celebrate our little group… the four adventurers.

Odessa looked at the man-servant. “I hope you’re smarter than your first impression. Remember that I can move faster than you; have claws sharper than yours; can fly very high; can find my way around at night most of the time, and will look after my friends Dewey and Jaxon. I will be watching you very carefully!” She then flew up to the roof and rested on a large wooden beam. The man-servant watched her as she rested on the wooden beam, and then happen to look down, and saw all those little bones. He then understood where they came from!

In The Beginning….

Good Morning friends! Dewey and his friends have been on many adventures now and you have been such faithful readers in going on their adventures with them. Hope you have enjoyed the ride! I thought I would share with you this morning how it all began, how did Dewey come to live with the Man-servant? Did you ever wonder?

Thankfully it is something Colin wondered about and he sent me this story awhile ago. It hit me this morning that I had never shared it with all of you, so today is your lucky day. Now all your questions can be answered, if not, just ask! This personally is one of my favorites.  I love how Dewey…. well just read for yourself and see 🙂

In the Beginning

Joshua Jeremiah Jonathan Jacob Jackson Pebblestone had worked pretty much all of his life and was now retired and living his dream! He had bought a small farm out in the country so that he could enjoy the sights and sounds of rural life. He had been planning for this moment for many years, and now here he was… living on his own little farm.

It was not very long before he noticed odd things happening in the farm house. One morning, he walked into his living room and the cushions that were on his sofa had gone! He found them all piled up in the corner of the room very close to the fireplace. He shook his head and thought “I don’t remember putting them there. Why would I put them there? Oh well, I’ll put them back on the sofa.” which he immediately did. When he woke up the next morning, the sofa cushions were on the floor again and, again, near the fireplace. “I must be moving them while I am asleep” he thought to himself.

 He was also rather puzzled by what he saw in the little barn that was just across from the farm house. The barn had clearly not been used for a considerable time, and yet one small area in a corner was very neat and tidy. There was some straw there which had an indentation in it as if some small person had been laying there. He also noticed that, on the other end of the barn, there was pile of small bones on the floor as if dropped from above. He looked up, but all he saw was a large wooden beam which helped to support the roof.

One night, he woke up rather earlier than usual and heard a sound from downstairs. He quietly got out of bed; put on his slippers and, by the light of the moon, he slowly went down and into his living room where he quickly turned on the light. He saw that not only was there only one cushion on the sofa, but he also saw a cat near the fireplace with another one in its mouth!

He thought it looked friendly so he bent down and said “Who are you ?” The cat turned its head to face Joshua and said “I am Dewey. Who are you?” Joshua was clearly in shock as he was not expecting the cat to talk. “Ummmm…. well I am Joshua Jeremiah Jonathan Jacob Jackson Pebblestone and I live here.” he said. “So do I” said Dewey, “But I was here before you!” “Well” said Joshua “Perhaps we can find a way of living together? I wouldn’t mind some company and I can do a better job of looking after this place than you.”

Dewey looked at him very seriously for a moment. “Can I keep these cushions?” he asked. “Of course you can” said Joshua “I’ll get a couple more for the sofa. Is there anything else that you would like?” Well, said Dewey, I like to sleep on your cushions, but a little blanket or two would be really nice for those cool nights”. Joshua was really enjoying the conversation, although he really believed that it was all a dream so agreed readily. “Of course Dewey. You just help yourself to anything that you need.” Dewey started purring and wagging his tail and then said “Anything that I need? Really?” “Yes of course” said Joshua “Anything.”

Dewey considered for a moment, and then said “Would you give me my breakfast every morning, and my dinner every evening? Will you keep my home nice and clean? Will you always let me in if the windows and doors are closed? Will you give me treats every so often? Will you take care of all my needs?” Joshua was laughing now and said “Dewey, it will be my great pleasure to share my home with you, and do all those things for you.”

Dewey looked up at him, still purring and wagging his tail, and said “I have only one more request. Only one and it is really simple.” Not a problem” said Joshua, still laughing and really enjoying the moment “Go ahead and ask. What is it now?” “Well” said Dewey “I am going to have difficulties calling you Joshua Jeremiah Jonathan Jacob Jackson Pebblestone. I need something simpler and, as you are doing so much for me, how about I just call you man-servant?” Joshua laughed even more. He had never had a dream quite like this before “Of course Dewey. You can call me man-servant!”

Joshua was now feeling really tired and decided to go back to bed. Dewey went over to his cushions and curled up into a little ball.

The next morning, Joshua went downstairs and saw a cat curled up on his sofa’s cushions, which were again on the floor near the fireplace. He made himself a cup of tea and then, remembering his dream, walked over to the cat and said jokingly “So Dewey. I guess you are going to be living here with me then!”

 Dewey stretched his legs; flexed his front claws; looked directly at Joshua and said “Of course I am. We agreed that last night. Don’t you remember?” Joshua dropped his cup of tea; his mouth dropped open, and he slowly sank to the floor in disbelief. He just sat there and looked at Dewey. Dewey however, just got up and walked over to him “Now look here man-servant. I have to go outside for a brief visit and, when I come back, I would really like my bowl filled with some breakfast.” He then headed for the door but, just before going out of the room, he turned around and said “By the way, I hope you’re going to clean up that tea you spilled. Remember … we both live here now!”

The Ticket, No, not Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket!

The time is drawing closer. The boarding call will soon be announced. I had this ticket for over a year now and anxious to use it. At the same time I am debating the destination. I am thinking a different destination would be so much better, but yet I know in the long run it wouldn’t.

I need to board for so many reasons. I feel that I will board with a mixture of trepidation and confidence. The flight isn’t guaranteed to be smooth, in fact there is sure to be emotional moments. The most emotional moment  though will be when its over I believe.  At last the necessary trip will be behind me and the chapter can be closed. Knowing that gives me the confidence that I don’t feel I have, but yet it is there. It is there as long as i don’t allow  other things smother it. Not always easy to do.

What flight am I talking about? I have referred to it in a few other posts, but not as a flight. To me the word flight worked this time, even if it is not a real flight. A flight of freedom for my family. A flight of letting some things go and moving on. We have been moving on, but yet this has been over top of us like Eeyore’s cloud. Over top of us because we been knowing that it is coming.

I am referring to our day in court. Our day in court that focuses on the post I wrote a few weeks back. The Silent Heartache.  I have never been involved in a court case before. This is all new territory that I never saw me having to explore, but life does have a way of surprising us, doesn’t it!

We have been given 5 possible dates that it will be and just waiting for confirmation on the actual date.I will hear on January 4th what date has been chosen. The possible dates fall in January and February. As much as my stomach might flip flop at knowing how close that seems at the same time I am so ready to have it over! My family and I  don’t want it extended any longer.

I have a ticket and  our family will board. Will the flight be emotional, yes. Will I  probably be thinking of buying a ticket to another Country between now and the time for the boarding call?  Knowing me, YES! BUT there are times in life when we have to do the hardest things. We have to , because it is worth the fight. This is one of those times! I will ALWAYS fight for my family!

With that said I end with this song. Not all the words are applicable, but the message of the song is. I post it as a reminder to  me. A reminder for when  the time draws closer and the nerves begin. A reminder for when  my wimpy self wants to take over!

May the song encourage you as well if there is a battle you are fighting presently. You can do it! You are stronger than you believe! I have friends right now that are facing what seems to be  an unbearable mountain, but they are also some of the strongest people I know. They are fighting, they won’t give up! This song is for them, for you and for me!