September 11, 2020

Never Forget 9-11-2001

A flag of honor, a flag for reflection

It stands for us all uniting this nation.
It will keep in our minds this tragic day,
Memories of such heroic acts shall not go away.

As we look on this flag of cloth and thread,
A field of bright red for the blood that was shed.
Not just on this day of lasting memories,
But for lives that were given throughout history.

Two towers of strength that rose up so high,
Reaching for dreams, they stretched to the sky.
They lay now in ruin at the hands of hate,
Great symbols of our nation have met this fate.
Out nation's military housed in a fortress of steel;
We're reminded this day that war is so real.
Hitting the heart of our power and might,
Rise up America, this terror we must fight!

Stars that shine on a field of bright blue,
Remind us of heroes with hearts so true.
An ordinary day, it had started out to be,
Soon their lives would be given for you and me.

A circle is drawn to stand for our nation's unity,
A nation coming together through such tragedy.
A reminder is given for all of America to see,
That our freedom is never really free.

"God Bless America" is written in white,
Make this your prayer each and every night.
God is always with us, He knows our needs
Bring America back to God, should be our decree.
Much was given, many were lost on this day,
A man of terror tried to take our spirit away.
Do not let our new found spirit and unity fade,
As you look on this flag, remember this day ...

© Lt. Tom Robinson
Wilmington, NC Firefighter

September 10, 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

September 7, 2020

September 5, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Personal Development

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Personal Development Magazine.

1. A person I like and why I like them: My co-worker, Megan. She is kind, caring and open minded.

2. A famous person I’ve been compared to: No one.

3. Best thing that happened to me this week: I began moving to my new house.

4. Weird things I do when I’m alone: Nothing I can think of.

5. How I’d spend $10,000: I would adopt a puppy and buy new furniture.

6. My last night out in detail: I do not even remember the last time I went out!

7. Something that makes me sad when I think about it:  Losing my dog, Shelby on February 8th.

8. Something I’m currently worrying about: Everything.

9. Something I do without realizing: I talk over people.

10. A drunken story: None that I can think of.

11. Something I regret: I was not by my son's side when he died.

12. 5 things within touching distance: Headphones, sunflower seeds, hand lotion, a bottle of water and my monitor.

13. Something I’ve lied about: My emotions....like saying I am happy at times when I am actually sad.

14. Lyrics that apply to my current mood: So now go do the best things in life, Take a bite of this world while you can, Make the most of the rest of your life, Make a ride of this world while you can 

15. My longest relationship: I have been a sister for 47 years, a mom and Aunt for 31 years and with my husband for 19 years.

September 4, 2020

We Moved!

Our new home! I love it.
Thank you to everyone that made this possible. I love you all!

 

September 3, 2020

September 2, 2020

Stuck In My Head: "Hold on to Memories" by Disturbed

 
Listen, everyone
The time will come when all of us say goodbye
Feel that aching in your heart
Leaving you broken inside
But we're never really gone
As long as there's a memory in you mind

So now go do the best things in life
Take a bite of this world while you can
Make the most of the rest of your life
Make a ride of this world while you can

Take the ones you love
And hold them close because there is little time
And don't let it break your heart
I know it feels hopeless sometimes
But they're never really gone
As long as there's a memory in you mind

So now go do the best things in life
Take a bite of this world while you can
Make the most of the rest of your life
Make a ride of this world while you can

And hold on to memories
Hold on to every moment
To keep them alive
The world's greatest tragedy
Souls who are not remembered
Cannot survive

So now go do the best things in life
Bring the fight to this world while you can
Make the most of the rest of your life
Shine your light on this world while you can

And hold on to memories
Hold on to every moment
To keep them alive
The world's greatest tragedy
Souls who are not remembered
Cannot survive

And hold on to memories (Hold on)
Hold on to every moment
To keep them alive (Keep them alive)
The world's greatest tragedy (Hold on)
Souls who are not remembered
Cannot survive