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Jan.23.2013
A few days ago I experienced my fiancee being my man and the children’s stepfather to be. The man that I will marry on October 5th actually stood up and fought for me and for my children. Not a physical fight but a verbal correction to the children’s father. No man that I have ever dated and there...
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Dec.23.2012
There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Some years ago Moses was pushed into leading the people out of Israel. He had this passion and this move to change the peoples lives. Moses' people were the Egyptians, Obama's people are Americans. The Egyptians had lived...
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Dec.23.2012
This is the longest I have ever been away. Almost a month now and I am a witness to how time flies. The last month has been exhausting to say the least. Every night when I crawl into bed my brain has thoughts of events of the day and what I should do. What I should do is to always write. I needed...
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Nov.12.2012
November 6th election day. I awoke sleepy and tired, having stayed up way too late listening to every station possible to try to find someone that could say something to make me believe that our president would remain our president. I was anxiety ridden thinking about what it mean to our country if...
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Nov.12.2012
The last several months of my life have been a whirlwind of activity. I have been excited and anxious, elated and overcome, overwhelmed and thankful, overjoyed and amazed. There has been a consistent thread of oh my goodnesses happening that I have just plumb exhausted myself. As the mom taxi...
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Oct.18.2012
My son, fiancee and I went to the college fair last night at the local high school. There were representatives from universities, colleges and technical schools along with the Army and the Marines - all encouraging the children to want to to continue their education. As soon as we got in, I could...
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Oct.18.2012
I have believed for some time now that if you write your vision and make it plain to you and to those in your sphere that the universe will have to listen. Dreams do come true if they are concrete and visible to yourself. I have a vision board in my bathroom, a small one. A cork board where I have...
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Oct.03.2012
My oldest is graduating from high school this year. Tonight I attended the senior parent night informational meeting at his school. The subject was applying for college and all of the steps that parents and kids together need to take to begin the application process. As I listened to the counselor...
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Oct.03.2012
Whenever he comes on the air, the radio or in print I can immediately hear his cool voice talking only to me and in my ear. He is O.B. our President Barack, Mr. Obama, President Obama - he is the man!! He deserves to stay the President. If the country does not come out, it will be like driving a...
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Sep.30.2012
I sat and listened to several young women talk to me about what it is like to be the sole responsible person in the family. I found myself telling a woman who had just had enough of her small children and her husband who does not help her, to just hang in there, it will get better. I said to a...
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Sep.20.2012
All I have to say is Vote. Vote. Vote and VOTE!!! I have become transfixed with the goings on of politicians and the media. MSNBC, CNN, Network Television and Fox have become some of my bestest friends. Here I am able to take a look at grown, so called smart folks; telling me what I should and...
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Sep.12.2012
The kids are back to school and the differences in the different sexes is astounding. My 13.5 year old came home yesterday around 2:30 pm. Spent the entire evening doing homework, snacking and just chilling. When I arrived home around 6:30 pm he was in his room, I cooked dinner. This morning at 7:...
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Aug.22.2012
After years and years of listening to my son want to play football and me denying him - he plays. He is 13, 5'7", lean, muscular and fast. On Saturday we went to his first game. There he was amidst a sea of other boys, #24, we smiled as we each spotted him on the field. There he is, there he is....
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Aug.13.2012
She auditioned yesterday for the modeling prorgram's annual showcase in LA in February. She was fine until it was her turn. She is 10. She stood there and she gave her name and then began to recite her commercial and she forgot it. She froze, she cried, she could not go on. The agent looked at me...
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Aug.12.2012
I walked in the door and saw my sweethearts sister. Gave her a hug and before I knew it, the door opened and out came folks screaming, laughing, camera’s flashing, smiling and yelling Happy Birthday. I cried, I cried, I cried, I looked at him. I hugged and cried some more. I squeezed her neck and...
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