New Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to
accept the people I cannot change,
the courage to change the one I can,
and the wisdom to know it's me.

-Author Unknown

Our Gift

What we are is God's gift to us.
What we become is our gift to God.

-Eleanor Powell

The Art of Life

Every happening,
great and small,
is a parable whereby God speaks to us,
and the art of life is to get the message.

- Malcolm Muggeridge

{To My Children}

Dear Phil, Immanuel, Ian and Belle,

I thank God for you every single day. I thank HIM for giving me the best children any mother could ever have and hope for. I thank you, my babies (you will always be my babies), for helping and teaching me to be the best mother I could be. I love you beyond measure, or, as you so cleverly put it, to infinity and beyond.

You're sent to me from above
All four of you whom I truly love
As I scan and look
through the pages of my scrapbook
From baseball to cub scouting to taekwondo
I thought I was molding you ...
All along you were honing, shaping
my skills on parenting
I thought I was leading you...
All along you were honing, shaping
leading me to the best I can be
To others I'm a supermom it seems
No, not even in my dreams
never did I see
a mother I could be.

{The gift of friendship}

This blogsite came about from inspiration from several friends:

To Paz .... Thank you for always being there and for showing me selflessness.

To Janet ... You have a wonderful sense of always seeing the lighter side of life.
Thank you for showing me how to stay positive.

To Pat .... Times spent with you are most insightful.
Thank you for the enlightenment.

To Owen .... Like great music, art, literature, and inspire me.
Thank you for bringing out the artist in me.

To Cecile .... How wonderful to have a wise friend like you. When I can't see the forest for the
trees, you pull back the leaves and say, "Look again."
Thank you for the constant encouragement my angel friend.

To God.......I will always cherish the gift of wonderful friendships. Thank you for sending angel
friends down my path. They are truly your instruments causing my cup to overflow
with inspiration, enlightenment and thanksgiving. I thirst no more.

{Ask And You Shall Receive}

In Jesus name I pray....
....for family and friends
....for peace and contentment
....for health and safety
....for faith and hope

I give thanks....
....for family and friends
....for peace and contentment
....for health and safety
....for faith and hope

Ask and you shall receive...

The very things I prayed for
Are the very things I'm thankful for
I asked and HE has provided