Sunday, April 26, 2009


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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Promise

This past week at IHC the Hobe Sound ladies trio sang the following song. I had never heard it before but it touched me very deeply. It really isn't even my style of music but the words met my very deep hurt and need. So, listen to this clip and let it speak to you as it has been to me. Thank you HSBC girls for singing this song!! I needed it!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tribute to Zone 5 Officers

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Musical Tribute to The Three Heros

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In Memory

I am blessed with such caring friends. One of my friends dressed her little guy today in memory of Stephen....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Final Roll Call

Stephen's final roll call.

Tribute Page

A fellow homeschooling mom has set up a Tribute Page where anyone who'd like can post a tribute to Stephen. This page will be available for Shandra to keep and look at when she is able to. Thank you Gladys for being so thoughtful.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

©1984 America Police Hall of Fame
North Port, Florida

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's a sad day

There truly are no words. I laid in bed last night unable to sleep trying to come up with proper words. I can think of nothing. It's truly a sad day for our family. We will never be quite the same.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here's to You Mr. Jefferson

Hat tip: Regina Oettinger

Signs of the Times


My kids brought these to me last week.

Working on the roof repairing winter wind damage.

Wonderful Lady

I'm sure that all of my dear blog readers - well all the ones of the female variety - would like to be called "a wonderful lady". Well, I have found out the way to become just that!! Serve dipping chocolate to your company. See! How easy is that?!! LOL

This past Sunday night we lifted our services and and visited the Erie First Wesleyan Methodist Church for their closing revival service with Rev. John Dye. After the service, Sr. Mayhle (the pastor's wife) asked us to come join them at the parsonage for a snack. She offered the kids pretzels and dipping chocolate. They were SO excited. Later that night when we got home Kendra said, "mom, she is such a wonderful lady!" I asked her why and she said, "well, because she gave us dippin chocolate!!!" (she said it in a tone like as if she couldn't believe I didn't already know that!!)