I was adopted at birth.
For many years I felt empty
even though I loved
my family very much.
But now I have the best of
both worlds, and I have one sister Karyn I
was raised with, and my birth brother Brett,
as well as brother Michael I
was raised with too.
I've learned in these past
few days that I'm
1/4 Choctaw Indian, and
after not knowing for so many
years where I came from,
this means so much to me.
I have heritage and
something I can be proud of
I'm a lucky lady, married to
my best friend of 31 years now.
~If Only We Believe~
To believe is to know that
every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing
among the clouds
To know the wonder of a
stardust sky and the wisdom
of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the
value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child's eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings
we learn to love. To believe is to find
the strength and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces
and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our
time to cherish it. To believe is
to know that wonderful surprises are
just waiting to happen, And all our hopes
and dreams are within reach.
"If only we believe!"
*Special Mention of my Brother Randy*
An Amazing and Brilliant Man.
I miss you and Love you Brother.
January 30, 1955 to October 9, 1995
"Rest in Peace"
By Suzanne Newman
I remember the stories told,
Of how you loved me so,
How you ran down the street chasing after,
The car that delivered me home.
I remember looking up at you,
And thinking how awesome you were,
For I don't remember a day that passed,
When your love for me wasnt sure.
I remember sledding at Eskimo Hill,
And that tree at the bottom stood still,
Waiting for you and your friends to hit it,
Broken arm, broken sled, and yet thrilled.
I remember lunch in the 7th Grade,
Where on your Harley you did show,
Up to the school to steal me away,
And oh, how the wind did blow. :)
I remember when you were but Twentyone,
You almost lost your life,
Lying there in that bed all broken up,
And I didn't want to leave your side.
I thought I might lose you forever then,
And kneeled to my knees and prayed,
That you would be in my life a long time,
That forever you'd have stayed.
I remember the day you married,
You stood up so proud and strong,
In the park with all your loved ones,
With me playing all the songs.
I remember when you had your son,
And what a Beautiful baby was he,
I'll never forget the look in your eye,
Not a more perfect moment would I see.
I remember the day that you met Mark,
How with skeptical eye you did look,
Then pulled him aside and talked with him,
Giving your Blessing and a brother you took.
I remember you playing with Brittany,
How shed chase you down the halls,
She looked at you like youd hung the moon,
Yelling Uncle Randy, smiling youd stand up tall.
I remember the day I got the call,
All the guilt that I did feel,
For deep in the night was a feeling,
That someone very close was ill.
Ill never forget the pain that I felt,
Like I was twisted inside out,
I never thought that I could go on,
But you had taught me what life was about.
I remember wanting to call you,
Yet realizing you weren't there,
The overwhelming pain that swept through my soul,
I just stood crying because lifes so unfair.
There isn't a day that passes that,
You're not in my heart and thought,
When we don't wish we could bring you here,
To once more feel the love you taught.
You were always the wind beneath my wings...
You held my heart to your soul,
I'll love you and never forget you,
My Brother, My friend, My whole.
I'll Remember... love Suzi
I am an Ex- JW for the past 20 years.
Knowing how hard it is to overcome
the mind control they use,
I am here for those that need
understanding and support.
We live in Red Bluff, CA since in 2-2012
after being in many states and on the road
working for several years.
We have 5 grown children, and
will have 10 grand children as of this year!
I Love to meet new friends,
especially those who have the common bond of unconditional love.
I'm a Property Manager who's spoiled,
pampered, and loved by my family.
My Family, Reading, Meeting new friends!
Did I say my family? lol
My motto to live by is this;
"I may never see tomorrow"
I may never see tomorrow. There's no written guarantee. And things that happened yesterday, belong to history. I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past, I have just the present moments, I must treat them as my last.
I must use this moment wisely, for it soon will pass away, and be lost forever, as part of yesterday. I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet, Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete.
The unkind things I do today, may never be undone, And friendships that I fail to win, may nevermore be won. I may not have another chance, on bended knees to pray, and I thank My Higher Power, for giving me this Day.