Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My beloved deploys in the morning...I don't like that he has to go away. It makes me sad that he will miss so much, Gwendolyn's 2nd Birthday, trips to the zoo, the beach and to see friends and family. All the funny things the kids say, watching them grow and get the idea. However I am thankful he is alive and well. And I am proud of him for serving our country and keeping us safe. And in our day and age technology is a blessed life line.

Here's a song by Thrice which is somewhat's about a whaler rather than a sailor but same point. I identify with it.

The Whaler

My lover's arms,
they beg me to stay.
But I know the storms,
they will sweep me away.

My daughter's eyes,
they are two tiny seas,
whose water will rise
and then run down her cheeks.

"Father where do you go,
so far out upon the sea,
when are you coming home to me?"
"Darling why do you leave,
as the north wind begins to blow?
Will you be coming home to me?"

The boat and the blade,
they are all that I know;
the sea calls my name,
and so I must go.

And while they still sleep,
I slip out through the door;
but how can I leave,
with my anchors ashore?

"Father where do you go?
It's farther than I can see,
when are you coming home to me?"
"Darling why do you leave,
as the north wind begins to blow?
Will you be coming home to me?"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I want this...

it's from Etsy

I love the Alice in wonderland quality of it, very whimsical Victorian. and the fabric combo, raw silk with cotton mmmmm yummy! :D

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

I have not blogged about this till now, mainly because I just wasn't ready. I've tried to write a post about it several times and always end up deleting it. But I think today's the day...
On March 23 I was at my parents home with all my siblings, we had just finished a weekend of many emotions, tears, hugs and general family bonding due to things I won't go into at the moment. We woke up to the news that my cousin Michael Haynes had been in a car crash and was in the hospital. the other driver was killed on the scene. as hours and then days passed we learned that he had been hit by a drunk driver going well over 100 MPH who was driving on the wrong side of the road. Michael was in a coma but fighting for life and things were starting to feel hopeful. On March 27 he passed away suddenly. He leaves behind his dear wife Tawny and their two precious children, Taryn (3) and Elias (17 months); parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and countless friends and co-workers as well who are deeply touched by his passing and share in the grief with his family.
Through this, my biggest comfort has been knowing he is in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ, and witnessing the strength God has blessed Tawny with. In the weeks following her husband's passing she has not been idle, she is making a stand against drunk driving and all involved in the choices made when such things happen.
Here is a recent radio interview she did to make her voice heard...
It's a beautiful life
I hope you'll take a minute and listen, I personally bawled through the first half, but tears are no stranger to me the past couple months.
Michael, we miss you.
Tawny, I love you, you and your children are in my prayers daily. I am so proud of you and amazed at your strength. You are truly glorifying the Lord in these difficult circumstances and I know He will bless your faithfulness and efforts to affect a change.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Polyvore addiction....

If I were getting married tomorrow and you were in my wedding,
this is what you'd be wearing...

If I were going our right now and could wear anything,
this is what i'd be wearing...

If I had to pick a favorite color right now,
Gray is what I'd choose...