Sunday, February 27, 2011


Dear Family And Friends,

Those of you that read my E-Mails or follow my BLOG know that I try to balance out what I send or what I write. I try to send heart warming stories, or stories of encouragement, funny stories, and then some times I can go totally off the wall with something maybe a little risque, or like the E-Mail I sent today showing off my dance moves. LOL I send a lot of animal stories as every one seems to love them. I have used my BLOG to pay tribute to a lot of very special people who have been in my life or still are in my life.

This time I am going to get a little serious. Back in the late eighties or early nineties Garth  Brooks was the hottest singer in the country not only on the country charts but with pop music also. Of all the songs he recorded when I see him or hear his name mentioned the one song that he did that immediately comes to my mind is If Tomorrow Never Comes.

In the past year or so Joan and I have had so many people we know pass away, a lot of them we were very close to. In the last two months Joan has spent a bit of time in the hospital. In the emergency room the other night they ran out of room and had people in beds right out in the open, Joan went in early in the morning and they did not have a room for her until 8:00 PM in the evening. All of these events have made me think a lot about this song.

I have taken the words to the song and eliminated some words, moved some words around, added some words of my own to try to convey my thoughts.

Sometimes late at night I lie awake so I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark and the thought crosses my mind if I never wake up in the morning would my family and friends know the way I feel about them in my heart, if tomorrow never comes would they know how much I loved them. Did I try in every way to show them every day just how much I loved them.

If my time on earth were through and they face this world without me, is the love I showed them in the past gonna be enough to last if tomorrow never comes.

This part is so true I know it has happened to me and I bet it has happened to a lot of you also.

Cause I've lost loved ones in the past who never knew how much I loved them, now I live with that regret that my true feelings for them were never revealed, ( Sadly I realized that after I did a eulogy for Janet, Joan's beautiful daughter after the tragic car accident that took her life on Christmas Eve, 2002, I did not know they made a audio tape of the Memorial Service and when I heard it played back I said, Wow a lot of the nice things I said about her I had never said to her, I have been on a crusade ever since to let the people I love and care about known how I feel about how much they mean to me and avoid that circumstance where there's no second chance to tell them how I feel ).

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you are thinking of
If tomorrow never comes.

I bet almost every one of you that read this have said recently, Wow you know what I should call so and so as I have not seen or heard from them for awhile, oh I am busy I will do it tomorrow, now you know that tomorrow may never come. I bet almost all of you know someone that is virtually house bound and you have said I should give them a call, I should send them a card, or better yet I probably should go by and see them and ask them if there is any thing they need, don't procrastinate, just do it, TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME.

Ok it's Sunday and that is my Sunday sermon , LOL Let me end this with this beautiful poem:

If Tomorrow Never Comes:

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
And pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss,
And call  you back for just one more.


If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, 
I would tape each word and action,
And play them back throughout my days.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would spare an extra minute Or two,
To stop and say ( I Love You, )
Instead of assuming you know I do.

So just in case tomorrow never comes,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say I love you,
And I hope we never will forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to any one,
Young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
You get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
You'll surely regret the day.

That you din't take that extra time
For a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone,
What turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold ypur loved ones close today,
And whisper in their ear,
That you love them very much and
You'll always hold them dear.

Take time to say " I'm sorry "
' Please forgive me, : thank you " it's okay "
And if tomorrow never comes,
You'll have no regrets about today.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nana and Papa's fun, fun, weekend with Carter & Griffin.The boys had a great time but so did Nana and Papa.

On Friday Barb, Carter and Griffin's Mommy had to go out of town on a business trip so she asked us if we could watch them for the weekend. We of course said for sure, we love the time we spend with them. I was working my part time job and was at one of my stops, the tag and title office when Barb dropped Griffin off to me. I knew I was going to be there for quite awhile and thought maybe he would get restless. But he was so good, all the employee's were making over him and he was eating it up. They gave him a coloring book and he enjoyed scribbling on it. Then it was back to the office at Earl Stewart Toyota where I have a part time job doing courier work. Carter has gone to work with me once in awhile since he was about 2 years old so the girls in the office have watched him grow up but this was the first time Griffin has been at work with me. Again he was getting so much attention and just eating it up LOL.

Nana picked Carter up at his school where he goes to kindergarten and brought him home and him and Carter played until bed time and spent the night.

Saturday Carter's soccer game was canceled because of rainy weather, so after breakfast and lunch at home we took them to a indoor play ground called A Latte Fun. And that's just what we had ,a lot of fun. It is for kids from 6 months old to six years old. They have a slide, a trampoline, all kinds of games and puzzles, outfits they can dress up in, a foam pit the kids can jump into, etc. Carter has been there a few times but it was Griffin's first time, he won't be two until March 27, he marched right in there with no fear went right straight to the trampoline and from there he and Carter both went nonstop. Before we went into Latte Fun they rode the carousel with Nana, all in all a great day for them and us. They had supper, had their baths and were happy to go to bed early as they were very tired. Don't think Nana and Papa will be staying up late tonight either. LOL
Papa with his little buddies

Nana loves her time spent with the grandkids

What a cute outfit.

                                                      Don't know what Nana was up to here
How cute is this?

Griffin in the foam pit

                                               Winding up ready to throw the ball
Big brother and little brother having a great time

On the trampoline

Carter loves to play and have fun

Another shot in the foam pit

Ride em cowboy

Just having a ball

                                            Griffin just loved being in the foam pit
Nana and her boys on the  carousel

Can't tell who is having the most fun, Nana, Carter, or Griffin

I think Nana loves to feed Grifffin messy food. LOL

Messy but boy is it good

Carter just lost his first tooth

Carter called me the other night and he was so excited.
He said Papa I have some exciting news for you. I said you do,
what is your big news. He said I lost my tooth, I said that's
great now you will get a visit from the Tooth Fairy. He
sighed and said but I swallowed it. I said that's to bad, he
said don't worry Papa I am going to leave her a note. LOL

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The difference between life in a perfect world and life in the real world.

I get a lot of ideas for my BLOG from songs. I almost never use the song the way it was written, I use the words, add some words delete some words etc. but it the basic song that gives me my idea what to wrote about. Case in point the other day when I heard the song Here In The Real World played on the radio it make me think about the difference in a perfect world and the real world.

Cowboys don't cry

And heroes don't die

And good always wins

Again and again.

And love is a sweet dream

That always comes true

Oh, if life were like the movies

I'd never be blue.

But here in the real world

Its not that easy at all

Cause when hearts get broken

Its real tears that fall.

And darling its sad but its true

But the one thing I've learned

Is how the boy doesn't always get the girl

Here in the real world.

Just a few thoughts about the difference between the perfect world and the real world.

In a perfect world families would always live close, in the real world families can be scattered all around the country or even around the world.Some grand parents only get to see their grand children once or twice a year. I have had grand parents tell me that some times when they visit them they don't even remember them at first and it breaks their hearts.

In a perfect world people would get a job, work hard, save some money, retire with a nice pension and live happily ever after. In the real world people lose their jobs, in this economy have a hard time finding another job. Sadly we all know people who are really struggling and it is very sad.

Cowboys don't cry and family and friends don't die, that would be in a perfect world, well we all know that isn't true. Family and friends do die.

But here in the real world

Its not that easy at all

Cause when hearts get broken

Its real tears that fall.

Enjoy Today

Pursue Tomorrow

Cherish Yesterday




These are all cliches, but they are so true.

We all know that life is a series of ups and downs, we can only hope that when the roll is called up yonder our ups will have far out numbered our downs.