Friday, August 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jaycie!

It is hard to believe that 17 years ago today you came into this wonderful world!

From birth, it was apparent you would march to the beat of your own drummer and as
you've grown and matured it is one of the things I most admire about you. 

You have a beautiful smile and I want to remind you 
to focus on positive energy and
surround yourself with people who will build you up ,
not tear you down.

You have always been loving and nurturing to all
and you especially enjoy being around babies and young children.
This is where you have found your niche in life!

You have a sweet gentle spirit.

You also have a playful side, I want you to always remember to have fun in life!

Always put family first.
In times of uncertainty or troubles, lean on us.
We know you best and we will always be just a phone call ( or text) away.

These are the ones who will always have your back!

With this many supporting you, even if you fall it wont be far
because we will be right there to pick you up!

I'm so proud of you and  all that you have accomplished.
Just this past year,
You maintained a 4.0 average your junior year.
You ventured out to Warren Tech last fall.
You Lettered..again!
You auditioned for and made Sounds, I know how excited you are for this adventure!
You started working at day care centers and have found the best fit for you.
You are planning for college and a career you will thrive in. 

Soon you will be starting your last year of high school. 
With your studies, job, Sounds and hanging with friends,
 I hope you take time to enjoy every moment.
 This year will fly by and before we know it, 
you will be graduating and starting the next chapter your life.

Together, we have made so many wonderful memories.
We have traveled,
We have baked, sewed, talked, 
watched movies and played games.

 We went to a concert and to the theater.

I have cherished every moment we have shared. I have loved
watching you blossom into the beautiful woman you are today
 and I can't wait to see where life takes you!

I love you to the moon and back!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Be Thankful day #7

Today, and everyday, I'm thankful for my amazing grandchildren!
I'm proud of each and everyone of them! Today I want to tell one of them how extremely proud I am of him! He truly is a Super Star!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Be Thankful Day #6

Today I'm thankful for the end of the elections
 for I think they can bring out the best in people
and the worst.

While scanning FaceBook yesterday,
I read many posts from those who disagreed with the outcome of the elections.
Instead of trying to pull this country together, they were vilifying those who won the
state elections.  
I was tired of the negative campaign adds on the television, and so happy they ended at 4:30 pm on Election Day.   
Then, I woke up yesterday morning and saw all the negative comments
on  FaceBook! 
Hopefully, in the months ahead, we can find a common ground, quit the bickering, listen to others opinions with an open mind and realize that ,in the end, we all want what is best for the country. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Be Thankful Day #5

I am thankful for friends!
In fact, today I'm having lunch with two of my BFF's

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thankful Day #3

Today I'm thankful for the wonderful group of women I have worked with for the past 14 years!

After 23 1/2 years of working for the same company, first in the hospital and then in the surgery center, I retired!  

This past year has been extremely difficult. Our center went through many changes which were heartbreaking and caused stresses beyond belief.  Despite the internal stresses,  our nursing staff continued to give the utmost professional care to our patients.  We forged ahead, many times without proper staffing, and worked as a team to make sure every patient (and their family)  received the best experience possible during their short stay at our center. I'm so proud to have worked beside these wonderful women. 
My last day was bittersweet.  At times I questioned my decision knowing I will miss my work family, and the close bond we had formed, but I will not miss the changing tide of nursing. The profession can not  go back to " the way it used to be" so it is time for me to go forward. 

Hopefully, there will be positive changes in the next few months which will ease the stress for my former coworkers.  Positive changes have been few and far between but there is always hope. For me, I know it is time to enter the next chapter of my life.  

Be Thankful Day #2

I'm thankful for the love of my Family.
For without their love, I would have nothing.

This picture was taken last year at the cabin 
which is owned by the father of my children. He and his significant other hosted 
our Thanksgiving dinner,  we all had a wonderful day eating, 
making memories and taking 
many, many pictures.

Life is Good!!