Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

One for each day of the month:
1. First and foremost I am most thankful for the new life God has given me and the assuence I will see him in Heaven some day.
2. Although I miss him, I am so grateful that my Grandpa is in Heaven where there are no more tears, sickness, and no more pain; not in the other place, Hell, in eternal torment.
3. I am amazed at how many things God has given me.
4. I love my life, my family, my dog, my friends.
5. I wish I could say I thank God every day, but I truthfully I don't.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thoughts Before and After the Funeral

The last time I saw Grandpa alive on this earth. Going home to Alabama from his summer visiting us out here in the country.
Howard E. -------, August 28, 1927- November 14, 2011

All through out the first day that I had heard that Grandpa had died I thought there was something wrong with me. As if I was somehow a hypocrite and wrong to not be crying and going into a black hole of despair as I've always seen in movies and read in books. Isn't that the way you are supposed to grieve? Despite the fact that Dad told us, and has told in the past, that there is no one proper way to grieve, and that

Monday, November 14, 2011

Noveber 14, 2011

Howard E. ------, August 28, 1927 – November 14, 2011

Yesterday I woke either complaining about being tired, or saying good morning, I'm not sure which maybe the two in the same breath. Today I wake to heart rending sobs by the part of my Dad and the first thing out of my mouth is, "Grandpa died."

Help is Needed, A Great 4-H Project Idea, Dogs!

        As many of you know our family has been planning on taking a road trip to visit family this winter, mainly in the west. We were planning on leaving this week anyways but this morning Dad got a call and was told his father had died. (I will try to get a post solely on that later) We need to get down there quickly and these dogs are holding us up. You could keep them temporarily or permanently.

        Kids could take on the challenge of caring for and/or training a dog. You could use it as a practise run to see if your children are responsible enough for a dog yet.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Ideal World Clinic


     Okay so I know I've been real quiet around here I've got a lot on my plate right now! Among other things tomorrow mine and Savannah's Girl Scout troop is having an event. It's called the Ideal World Clinic. Now it's the "Take Action Project" that goes with the book we were going through "GirlTopia" I really didn't like the book because of all the things they had in it. Buddha, Wicca, femenistic propaganda, things like that. (Our girl scout troop did a lot of "tweaking" and filtering, we're all Christians.) So anyways at the end we're supposed to take action and make an impact in the community, so this is what we came up with.