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Live for today!

Monday, December 03, 2012



I know I've blogged on this before, but I need to hear it again today. emoticon

Live for today. Let go of the past. Keep moving forward toward the future, but don't worry about the future.

Be here now, in this moment. If you worry about the past or the future, you might miss something awesome today.

Your hard work today will pay off in huge dividends tomorrow.

A couple of you have asked me about my niece's name. It is Saige Louisa.

So you can get some perspective on how small she is, here is a photo of her holding my brother's pinkie finger:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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LISAN0415 12/4/2012 4:28AM

    Today truly is the PRESENT from God!

Have a great one!
Lisa

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KALANTHA 12/3/2012 9:36PM

    That is one beautiful baby! Congratulations and love to all!

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MICHELLE_391 12/3/2012 8:27PM

    Such a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!!! Looking at that sweet face how could anyone want to do anything but be in the moment?

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CINDYAST 12/3/2012 3:52PM

    Oh my, so tiny and totally beautiful! Thanks for the reminder to be "in the moment".
Blessings!

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MOWINELADY 12/3/2012 11:03AM

    Like they say it is called the present -- which is a gift so we should enjoy where we are right now and not spend time in the past or future.

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PAANDRUS 12/3/2012 10:47AM

    Oh my!! I forget how small they can be....Beautiful picture!

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STHAX10 12/3/2012 9:56AM

    so tiny, so beautiful! thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 12/3/2012 9:18AM

    Precious!!!

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MICKEYH 12/3/2012 8:41AM

    " Saige Louisa" What a beautiful name!! and she is so cute. Best wishes to her.

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TDEMAIO2 12/3/2012 8:35AM

    Babies are SO precious : ) good advice : )

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/3/2012 8:15AM

    So precious. Enjoy the day. Enjoy the now. You can't change yesterday. And tomorrow is still too far away. Live today now and give it your all. Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/3/2012 8:01AM

    She is so cute.

And yes, we all can use the reminder to live in the day/moment.

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LABRATIAM 12/3/2012 7:01AM

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MARYJOANNA 12/3/2012 5:57AM

  You are blessed to have such a cute niece!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/3/2012 5:30AM

    Saige Louisa. your are so small! Learn all the wisdom you can from your Aunt. It will benefit, your in all you do or see.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/3/2012 5:04AM

    very beautiful.

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NCSUE0514 12/3/2012 4:42AM

    She's beautiful.

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Be proud of who you are (plus more pics of my new niece).

Sunday, December 02, 2012



We are all human & we all make mistakes. Keep pushing, keep trying & don't ever give up!!



Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself when you make a mistake. Just keep looking forward & move on.



A couple of pics of my new niece:

She totally rocks this hat!!



She's not much bigger than my brother's hand.





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BIJALS 12/15/2012 2:50PM

  So cute, love the hat!! emoticon

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HISARTIST 12/6/2012 8:49AM

    Love the post...and the little bit of adorableness at the end just adds icing to the cake! Enjoy...the perfect Christmas present!! And the hat is absolutely adorable too!!


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MICHELLE_391 12/3/2012 8:54PM

    Your niece was born into the perfect family: one with fashion sense and mad photography skills!

She's just beautiful!

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LISAN0415 12/3/2012 2:16AM

    P.S. sorry, did I miss her name somewhere?



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LISAN0415 12/3/2012 2:13AM

    Oh she's a doll and a half!!! Must be good genes in your family!!!!

Congratulations to your family on bringing another precious one to this world, we need more great people in this world!

Please tell your brother and sister in law they just gave me the WORST case of Baby fever! We would love a little girl in the future!

ANd yes she rocks that hat to the Max, she could sooooo be a Baby Model!

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MICKEYH 12/2/2012 11:51PM

    She is soooo cute !! emoticon emoticon

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1EMMA2011 12/2/2012 10:54PM

    What a precious baby!!

Thank you for your positive outlook!!!


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MOWINELADY 12/2/2012 1:19PM

    Your niece is so cute. Thanks for all your wonderful motivational pictures!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 12/2/2012 11:57AM

    She's precious!! I love your post!

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OTEN36 12/2/2012 11:42AM

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh tooooo cute.
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KONRAD695 12/2/2012 10:52AM

    That is the cutest most beautiful baby. Sorry, your quotes will have to take a back seat to the photos.

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JACKIE542 12/2/2012 10:43AM

    Beautiful post, your Niece is very beautiful too! emoticon

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ERINMARIE424 12/2/2012 10:01AM

    very inspirational start to my day - thank you! Your niece is adorable and that hat is so cute!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/2/2012 9:27AM

    Awwwww, your niece is SO cute!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/2/2012 9:27AM

    Awwwww, your niece is SO cute!

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TDEMAIO2 12/2/2012 9:23AM

    God Bless babies :D She really is BEAUTIFUL :D treasure every moment with her : )

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NANCYRUBIO 12/2/2012 8:47AM

    My hope for her is that she learns and lives with the rest of this posting.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2012 8:29AM

    Those are great quotes to remember. And that is the cutest hat. What a little angel!

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Be all you were intended to be.

Saturday, December 01, 2012



Recreating yourself is hard. It takes sacrifice & letting go of some things you've been holding onto for a long time. It takes serious self-examination. It can even be painful.

Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of recreating yourself, focus on the final result. You'll be better, stronger, faster (kinda sounds like "The $6 Million Man," right?) emoticon

Always focus on the positives, then the hard stuff won't seem so bad. Let's do it together!! There is always strength in numbers.

Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BIJALS 12/15/2012 2:52PM

  Sigh, if only I actually knew what I was intended to be... emoticon

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MICKEYH 12/1/2012 9:09PM

    Yes, we all need to focus on positive side of aspect, instead of negative side. I heard the words like " No pain No gain " ? We should appreciate our hard work and sometime pat our shoulder ourselves. Have a wonderful weekend. .

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MATTEROFHEART 12/1/2012 7:46PM

    So glad to have SparkFriends to help through this journey!
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MLH148 12/1/2012 6:10PM

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BIGPAWSUP 12/1/2012 5:13PM

    You are awesome! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 12/1/2012 2:41PM

    Love it! So true! Thank you for sharing!

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KONRAD695 12/1/2012 12:17PM

    Completely right. My re-invention of myself went hand in hand wife some marriage difficulties. Now mind, body, and relationship are all stronger.

God Bless your last blog. emoticon

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OTEN36 12/1/2012 10:42AM

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That is so true.
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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 8:34AM

    Very good advide! Thank you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 8:34AM

    Very good advide! Thank you.

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TDEMAIO2 12/1/2012 8:03AM

    LOVE this emoticon Bless you emoticon

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Thank you so much . . .

Friday, November 30, 2012

for all your prayers, sweet thoughts & well wishes.



My brother, his wife & the new baby. Aren't they so cute?

My hubby is taking my 2 older nephews to the hospital today to see my sis-in-law & the baby. I am here at their house doing a bit of cleaning & making sure dear brother doesn't do backflips off the staircase or anything. emoticon Right now he's sleeping.

I'll get their youngest off the bus this afternoon. My sis-in-law will be released this evening but the baby has to stay in the NICU for a bit longer.

Please pray that the baby doesn't get jaundice & that she can come home by the end of the weekend. That would be awesome.

Thanks so much for your support. You are my heroes!! emoticon





Blessings to you!!

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LISAN0415 12/3/2012 2:14AM

    This photo brought happy to tears to my eyes! What a blessing Praise God!

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TDEMAIO2 12/1/2012 8:07AM

    What a BEAUTIFUL baby girl - what an honor from GOD and a gift to love and raise a child : ) You have a BEAUTIFUL family emoticon

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MOWINELADY 11/30/2012 10:50PM

    Your niece is very cute. You are going to have a lot of fun spoiling her. You deserve a big emoticon for all that you are doing for your family. I know that is what family is for but your still deserve the hug!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/30/2012 10:15PM

    Awwwwww....wonderful!

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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 8:32PM

    You are such a wonderful sister. Congratulations !! Best wishes for the baby girl and all of your family !!

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OTEN36 11/30/2012 6:32PM

    emoticon emoticon
will send prayers your way.
What a beautiful family you have.
Your a sweetheart for helping out and I know they appreciate it.
Hugs to you
Dee

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1EMMA2011 11/30/2012 5:40PM

    How precious!!! Yes praying now for good health always!! Thank you for sharing!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 11/30/2012 12:39PM

    Congratulations. What a beautiful addition.

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/30/2012 12:15PM

    I'm thankful to see your brother and family seem to be doing great. Thank you Lord. I'm sure they appreciate all your sisterly love and help. Praying for the babies health.
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BIGPAWSUP 11/30/2012 12:01PM

    How wonderful! Beautiful family. And you are a terrific sister!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/30/2012 12:01PM

    such a sweet little face! Prayers coming your way!!!

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FIRECOM 11/30/2012 11:40AM

    Brings back great memories of the births of our 5 sons and 11 grandkids.

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Hospital waiting rooms . . .

Thursday, November 29, 2012



I know this is a very odd blog for me, but this is how I spent my day yesterday. I am exhausted, but have to go to work today.

Yesterday, my brother had neck surgery. At the same time, his wife is also in the same hospital. She started to go into labor a month early (on Sunday) & because she was dilated, they couldn't let her go home even though the contractions had stopped.

After my brother got to his room, they allowed me to wheel my sister-in-law down to see him. While we were down there, her contractions started again. I might be an aunt this morning, but I won't know until I get to work & call my mom (who stayed at the hospital last night).

I got to the hospital at 7:30 yesterday morning & didn't leave until 7:40 last night.

Consequently, my diet was a disaster yesterday. Although I did have a pretty healthy lunch yesterday, I had a protein bar & a granola bar for dinner. emoticon

My nephews are with either the neighbors or with family right now as we wait for my brother, sis-in-law & baby to get home. I go over tomorrow to spend the day with my brother at home (he is to be released today).

I would appreciate your prayers. emoticon

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Update: Nov. 29, 2012 8:55 a.m. (EST)

It's a girl.
Born 3:42 a.m. (EST)
5 lbs. 5 oz.
17 inches long
Dark curly hair (like her mom's).

  
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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 3:49PM

    Congratulations !! You are such a wonderful sister. Best wishes for the new baby and family.

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/29/2012 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon It's wonderful news about your new niece! Take care of yourself so you will be able to enjoy some time with the newest family member.

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/29/2012 11:57AM

    Congrats Auntie! Hope his surgery was a success!

Today pamper your body after work. You deserve a rest emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/29/2012 11:27AM

    Congrats on being an auntie! Hope your brother's doing better!

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CINDYAST 11/29/2012 10:43AM

    Congrats on becoming an aunt, hope everyone is doing well this morning. Remember to take care of yourself too! I said a prayer for everyone just now.
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MICKEYH 11/29/2012 10:00AM

    Congratulations for becoming a brand new auntie !! Best wishes for the baby girl and quick recovery for the Mom. I hope your brother's surgery was successful.

I am sorry that you had a very tired day yesterday. While your brother was in surgery, I hope the hospital stuff were very informative, and let you know what's up and what's going on about your brother. When I had to take my hubby at VA hospital for hernia disk survey about a year ago. I was at hospital waiting rooms for nearly 13 hr. from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. The Surgery did not take but like hour and half. But the delay was the previous patient before him had a complications and got delay. So my husband had to wait for long time plus waiting time for his own recovery time at hospital. What made me very tired and upset was that hospital stuff neglect and did not informed me of what's going on. According to the schedules he should be finish by 1:30 pm. And ready to go home shortly after. Me and him got separated by the stuff early in the morning for his preparation. But no sign of him finishing up about 2:30 pm and I went to nurse station to check him out, be cause I thought he was having some type of complication, it was way past schedule time. but nurse said he just went into surgery room. Then they told me of previous patient complications story the first time. I was stunned at that point. If I could not stay with him the same room, I could at least go home and come back to pick him up. It was a very long long worrying day with nothing. For that matter, I hate hospital waiting room.


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CRAMOMMY 11/29/2012 9:31AM

    Congratulations on your neice! I hope mom and baby are doing well :)

Praying your brother heals quickly...



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BIGPAWSUP 11/29/2012 9:21AM

    Congratulations Auntie! Hope mom and baby are well.

Best of luck emoticon to your brother. You are awesome sister!

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MOWINELADY 11/29/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon on being an aunt. Glad everything is looking good but I know it was stressful when it was happening. Have a great time and enjoy your new niece!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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KJELLYBEAN15 11/29/2012 8:24AM

    Will be praying for your brother's recovery, a safe birth for the baby and your sister in law, and also for your strength to get through it all while being everything you need to be for your family. Sending you many hugs.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/29/2012 7:51AM

    What a long day got you,I pray you all do well today; Hold that new baby with much love. Bsically that is what we all need.....

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KONRAD695 11/29/2012 7:13AM

    All this going on and you still take the time wish us a wonderful day. Thank tyou.
Yes I will send some good thoughts your way. Hang in there.

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MLH148 11/29/2012 7:05AM

    Thinking of you. Hope all goes well

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TDEMAIO2 11/29/2012 5:39AM

    emoticon Bless your heart and prayers for fast recovery for your brother and welcome to the new blessing to your family : )

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EOWYN2424 11/29/2012 5:19AM

    They should provide sleeping bags for visitors! ;)

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DAWN14163 11/29/2012 5:15AM

    Hospitals are dreadful places to be hanging around in. I hope and pray all went well with your brother's surgery and that your SiL is OK. xx
Look after yourself today, get plenty of rest.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/29/2012 5:08AM

    And you have my prayers.

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LISAN0415 11/29/2012 4:43AM

    Oh sorry to hear about all that stress, I hope his surgery went very well, and that when she has the baby it's a peaceful delivery and a healthy baby.

I hope you get to catch up on some rest too!

Best wishes for a better day!
Lisa

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