Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day- Family and Country

Memorial Day  gives us time to reflect
 on loved ones that have gone on before us,  our country  and those who have served in the military. 

  I haven't had the pain of sending one of
my sons off to war and can only imagine how difficult that must be.  
My father served  in Viet Nam
and clearly that was the hardest year in our families lives.   He returned safely but several of  my friends fathers did not and I remember how difficult that was. 

Many have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can  enjoy our freedoms.  I pray especially for their families and that they be honored and remembered today.

I count my blessings and have so much to be thankful for.  We proudly display the stars and stripes and are so grateful to
 live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Graduation Day, Mother's Day and Space Shuttle

 I am originally from Florida but have lived in Oklahoma City for almost 30 years.  A trip home to Florida is always a treat but especially 
because my precious son is graduating from the Baptist College of Florida on May 13th!  His degree is in Contemporary Worship Music with an  
emphasis in ministry.   

He is currently serving as  an Interim Music Minister and we will be able to visit his church
 and spend Mother's Day with
my Mom who also lives in Florida. 

  Ryan is a gifted pianist and vocalist and writes and performs original music in churches in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  
Saying we are proud is definitely an understatement not just because of his gifts but because of the young man he has become.   

 Congratulations Ryan...counting the days!

We just found out the space shuttle was delayed and may be launching the same week we are there!  Fingers crossed we will get to see it!  

I have much to be thankful for on this Mother's Day..hope yours is special!