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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sisterhood of the Traveling Butterflies

Time passes.
Life happens.

Distance separates.


Children grow up.


Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.


Hearts break.
Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.



A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.




When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself,
the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.







Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in
and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!





The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we
began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible
joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.


Every day, we need each other still.




Pass this on


to all the women who help make your life meaningful. I just did.
Short and very sweet: There are more than twenty angels in this world.
Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing..
And one is reading her email at this moment.

Daddy's Poem


Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.

Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go.


But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home

Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.


But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.

What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today.



But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.

And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.


But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.

About a dad she never sees a dad who never calls.


There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.

Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats


One by one the teacher called a student from the class.

To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.


At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.

Each of them was searching, a man who wasn't there.



"Where's her daddy at?" She heard a boy call out.

"She probably doesn't have one," another student dared to shout.


And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say,

"Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day."


The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.

And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on.


And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak.

And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique.



"My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away.

But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day.


And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.

All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so.


He loved to tell me stories he taught me to ride my bike.

He surprised me with pink roses,

and taught me to fly a kite.


We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone..

And though you cannot see him. I'm not standing here alone.


"Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart

I know because he told me, he'll forever be in my heart"


With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest..

Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress.


And from somewhere there in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears.

Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life.

Doing what was best for her, doing what was a right.


And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd.

She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud.


"I love my daddy very much, he's my shining star.


And if he could, he'd be here, but heaven's just too far.



You see he is an American Soldier and died just this past year

When a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught Americans to fear.



But sometimes when I close my eyes,

it's like he never went away."

And then she closed her eyes,

and saw him there that day.



And to her mother's amazement,

she witnessed with surprise.

A room full of daddies and children,

all starting to close their eyes.



Who knows what they saw before them,

who knows what they felt inside.

Perhaps for merely a second,

they saw him at her side.



"I know you're with me Daddy,"

to the silence she called out.

And what happened next made believers,

of those once filled with doubt..



Not one in that room could explain it,

for each of their eyes had been closed.

But there on the desk beside her,

was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.





And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star.

And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.

Take the time...to live and love.

Until eternity. God Bless



There must be many children in the same boat as this little girl, thanks to our servicemen and their families for the sacrifice they are making to keep our country Free.

God Created..

God created the donkey

and said to him.
"You will be a donkey. You will work untiringly from sunrise to sunset
carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass,
you will have no intelligence and you will live ?50 years."
The donkey answered:
"I will be a donkey, but to live 50 years is much. Give me only 20 years"
God granted his wish.
...................................................................
God created the dog

and said to him:
"You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend.
You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 30 years.
You will be a dog. "
The dog answered:
"Sir, to live 30 years is too much give me only 15 years.
" God granted his wish.
..............................................................
God created the monkey

and said to him:
"You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks.
You will be amusing and you wil live
20 years. "
The monkey answered:
"To live 20 years is too much, give me only 10 years."
God granted his wish.
..................................................................

Finally God created man ...

and said to him:
"You will be man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth.
You will use your intelligence to become master over all the animals.
You will dominate the world and you will live 20 years."

Man responded:
"Sir, I will be a man but to live only
20 years is very little,
give me the 30 years that the donkey refused,
the 15 years that the dog did not want and
the 10 years the monkey refused.
" God granted man's wish
.......................................................

And since then, man lives
20 years as a man,

marries and spends
30 years like a donkey,
working and carrying all the burdens on his back.

Then when his children are grown,
he lives 15 years like a dog taking care of the house
and eating whatever is given to him,

so that when he is old,
he can retire and live 10 years like a monkey,
going from house to house and from one son or
daughter to another doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.

That's Life.

Isn't it ??????????