Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dancing in heaven

I want to thank you all for the kind words of encouragement and support you have given me.

Daddy is finally reunited with his beloved Jacqueline and this makes me smile through the many tears I have shed and have yet to shed. He died peacefully in his sleep early this morning.

I know his hand will guide mine when I plant flowers in his garden this year. The roses I'll buy for him on Father's Day.

I love you, Daddy.

I know you're dancing with Mom to your song now...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy 89th Daddy!

I am truly blessed to still have you in my life.

You've taken care of me, taught me right from wrong and given me the example of what a real man is. 

Serving his community
Kind friend
Loving husband
Devoted father and grandfather

You taught me that I could be anything and that I deserved the best. 
Thank you. I've finally found a man that lives up to the standard you set.

I love you... always.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

a bright spot

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. Dad isn't out of the woods but there has been some improvement. Not in a mindset to blog so I limit myself to the brevity of Facebook and to my American Idol chat with awesome friends, but this was a bright spot in a crappy couple of months...

The video for Taylor Hicks' new single:

'Seven Mile Breakdown'

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