Tuesday, January 31, 2017

14 years

Tomorrow (February 1st 2017) will mark 14 years since we lost the The Columbia and the seven brave men and women that were on board, may the never be forgotten!
please say a prayer for the familes of the Columbia 7!

"My fellow Americans, this day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country. At 9 o'clock this morning, Mission Control in Houston lost contact with our space shuttle Columbia. A short time later, debris was seen falling from the skies above Texas. The Columbia's lost. There are no survivors.

Onboard was a crew of seven -- Colonel Rick Husband, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Anderson, Commander Laurel Clark, Captain David Brown, Commander William McCool, Dr. Kalpana Chawla, and Ilan Ramon a colonel in the Israeli air force.

These men and women assumed great risk in this service to all humanity. In an age when space flight has come to seem almost routine, it is easy to overlook the dangers of travel by rocket and the difficulties of navigating the fierce outer atmosphere of the earth.

These astronauts knew the dangers, and they faced them willingly, knowing they had a high and noble purpose in life. Because of their courage and daring and idealism, we will miss them all the more.

All Americans today are thinking, as well, of the families of these men and women who have been given this sudden shock and grief. You're not alone. Our entire nation grieves with you. And those you loved will always have the respect and gratitude of this country.

The cause in which they died will continue. Mankind is led into the darkness beyond our world by the inspiration of discovery and the longing to understand. Our journey into space will go on.

In the skies today, we saw destruction and tragedy. Yet farther than we can see, there is comfort and hope.

In the words of the prophet Isaiah, "Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing."

The same creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today. The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth, yet we can pray that all are safely home.

May God bless the grieving families, and may God continue to bless America."

Statement To The Nation By President George W. Bush
1 February 2003

Monday, January 30, 2017

The sisterhood of the seatbelt purses

When we first arrived in cali, I notice a lot of my new friends had seatbelt purses. I had never seen one before and thought that they were the koolest thing ever! Our first Christmas In cali I was gifted a seatbelt purses of my own gifted to me by my new Cali friends.

It was so much more than a purse, it meant to me that I had been accepted as part of the group. I thought of the purse and still think of it as a sign of everlasting ffriendships. That people here in this new town liked me for me.

Sure I miss my east coast friends, but it's nice having the safe feeling of friendship here on the west coast too.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Makes you wonder

I thought that I had friends, I mean I have people who I hang out with and we get along. Or at lest I think we do. But then I see them out doing stuff together with out me. So does that mean we are only friends when it's convenient for them and does that really make us friends. Because sometimes I feel like I am forgotten and not as close with peeps as I once thought. Sure this week I been sick (fighting a bronchitis flair up) but it would have been nice to have been asked.

At lest I still have the fab four! We may not talk as much but we know that if one needed to talk at 2am someone would be there, so I guess in that way I am lucky! I have my awesome hubby and amazing kitty cat! My family and the Cali Crew!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Not feeling good

Feel like I am fighting the flu or something. I hate being sick, it's one of worst things ever. So am going to post a pic of things that make me happy!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New year, yet I am still me

Looking at pictures and seeing peeps peers grow old and look it. I look at myself in the mirror and still see the childlike me. I feel like I have grownabut when I look in the mirror all I see is the me!

I feel like I have grown so much yet the outside still looks like a youngling. Wich I guess is a good thing. But I use that others would see the me that I see!