Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Letter to my Dad...

Dear Daddy:
It has been nearly 7 years since you have passed away.  I miss you every single day!  I miss sitting on the patio with you watching the birds dig in the ground, pulling worms for their little ones.  The laughter we shared over this one little thing means the world to me. 
I miss the rides in the black pick-up truck with you.  I miss walking through the woods and around your farms.  I miss your smile, your laughter, your hugs. 
I remember back when I was a little girl, standing on top of your feet and you dancing around.  I felt like a Princess!  I still remember you rescuing me from the oversized Wringer Washer when my arm was caught in its rollers, taking me off the ground with my screams of terror!  I remember you jumping down the stairs to the basement were I was and took me in your arms and sleighed the Dragon.  You were my hero and I don’t think I left your side the rest of the day.  I was just a little girl, but I still remember you holding me and making it all better.
I would LOVE to be able to hug you, to hear you laugh, or to just sit with you on the patio watching the birds.  I still picture them in my mind in remembrance of you!  I pray that you are resting well and are enjoying the company of your family that arrived in heaven before you and being in the loving arms of our Savior.
I want to thank you for being such a wonderful dad! You are my hero in more ways than one!!  Thank you for keeping me on track for good values and morals.  Thank you for always being there through those awful teenage years and through all my trials and tribulations in this life!  YOU are my rock and my shield!  Thank you for letting me be able to depend on you!
I dearly miss you and love you with all my heart.
Your loving daughter,
PS. Happy Birthday....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Welcome to Memory La La Lane

Welcome to Memory La La Lane, where you can freely stroll, reminiscing about all the good and the bad days gone by.  Hopefully we can learn from the past, pass on blessings from the good, and make wonderful friends along the way.

One remembrance I have is that when I was young, it was easier for me to stay in shape and lose a few pounds when I needed to.  Those are wonderful memories of being carefree, loving life, and enjoying the movement of my body.  Now that years have gone by (since I have come out of the La La stage, life has caught up with me) and I need to lose some weight. The things that I did back then just do not work for me now.  My body does not accept the foods that I use to eat in a kindly manner and the exercise only causes my back to hurt.  No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to drop the weight! The thing of it is, I DON’T FEEL OLD!! So now I have to find new ways to help me in this venture of losing some weight while making new memories with new friends that will last me a life time!

Through this venture I will take my measurements, weight, and a “Before” picture.  I will not share them with you at first, but as I progress, the information will be posted and we will celebrate together.  If you have suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them.

So share your memories with me and let’s be friends.