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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day, whoever said you had to have a lover to enjoy it? Yes I know that it is sooo commercialized, but hey, it can be lots of fun. Really, how many of us would take the time to express ourselves and celebrate the love/loved ones in our lives if it wasn't for good ole' Feb. 14 ? So sit back and share the love...hehe enjoy the thoughts, surveys and the quotes.

I will never forget my most memorable Valentine's Day. It was the very first one after my marriage ended. I walked into the office and I saw all these balloons and my first thought was, "Oh wow, the office has been decorated for Valentine's Day, how nice." As I turned towards my desk I realized they were all coming from my desk along with the most beautiful vase filled with Roses. I just looked at it all and cried. The girls (in the office) told me that my Son had stayed for a very long time, they even offered to help, but he said he didn't need any help (He just wanted to make it perfect for his mother) I think some of the girls were very moved by it all. The letter he wrote me was priceless, my not so expressive Son said things to me that I will treasure and hold deep in my heart till my very last day on earth. God has been really good to me, my children try ever so hard to make special days special for me, regardless of their situation or the balance left in their bank accounts. They go above and beyond. This is really sweet and that is why I wanted to express my love and gratitude for the Five most wonderful Valentines that I know. My Kids, I love you guys, Allen, Jule & Bry, Kez, and Natta. You fill up my life, honestly, you are all that I need. Thanx

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
- Rita Mae Brown

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
- Oscar Wilde

It is never too late to fall in love.
- Sandy Wilson

What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day?
Hogs and kisses!

What did the bat say to his girlfriend?
"You're fun to hang around with."

Knock, Knock!
Who's there?
Olive who?
Olive you!

posted by Perfectly Aged at 9:52 PM 3 comments

On a lighter note Happy Valentine's Day

These are two popular Valentine Day Survey-Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Survey
Do you have a Valentine? Not really, but I'm not lacking in love:
Do you want one?How dumb can you get? Of course, everyone wants to find true love:
If so, who? Now, there's a no brainer:
What do you want to do on Valentine's Day? Eat chocolate, smell flowers, laugh a lot and be happy:
What would be the perfect gift? My very own laptop:
How was your last Valentine's Day?Interesting, my kids really try to make it special:
Chocolate or flowers? Aww, do I really have to pick?:
What does your school do for Valentine's Day? Oops this does not apply:
What do you think of February 14th? Just another day on the calender, but ohhhhh it is so fun to make it special and celebrate with those you love:
Do you remember your best Valentine's Day? I will never forget it, Thank you Nat :):
Do you remember your worst? Oh many of them my friends, many:
Are you doing anything for Valentine's Day?Yep, we have reservations at a restaurant, I'm really looking forward to it, Thanks Jule, Bry and Kez. Allen and Nat, wish you were here.

Do you want to be kissed? Hello, I'm Cuban, does a fish like to swim?:
Do you want to be loved?Naw, I think I'd like to spend the rest of my life in bitter misery and loneliness. C'mon people give me a break:
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The Best Valentine's Day Survey
1) What's the perfect gift for Valentine's Day?
A laptop computer.
2) What was your best Valentine's Day?
The one Natta gave me, in let's see what was it, I think it was in 04. I hope today will set a new record.
3) What was your worst?
Too many dissapointments to remember.
4) Are you in a relationship right now?
Nope, not yet.
5) Choose just one word to describe your least favorite ex?
One should never kiss and tell.
6) What's your favorite quality in a relationship partner?
Godliness and faithfulness.
7) When you think about the future, is there someone there with you?
Oh yeah.
8) Are you scared or worried about being alone?That was superman's greatest fear.
9) What do you want most in the future?
I want to finish this race, and make heaven my home.
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posted by Perfectly Aged at 9:28 PM 0 comments

Monday, February 12, 2007

Are your blinds open or are they closed?

Hi, it's been a while. I have a friend who moved to Washington DC that sent me this. It put a lump in my throat and I thought I'd share it with everyone. I'm not a political person, and I don't like war (Com'on I grew up in the 70's - we invented protest).
I don't think there is a Mother (with sons) out there that likes war. And there are some that have experienced their son's departure to foreign lands with hostile/turbulent living conditions. I love you Mitchie. However, I don't like other things either (like Divorce) yet there are times that we all have to agree it is for the best of all involved. Grant you, I am speaking of those times and terms described in God's Word. Anyhow, hope you read this all the way through and I hope you leave me your thoughts.

Are your blinds closed?

The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war...My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today; so I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window.

He said "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"
"I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

"OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush."
Our son giggled and said "OK."

"Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.
"OK, Dad, I'm pretending."

"Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and pretend you see Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are screaming and crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and they are afraid of their father. You see all of this, son....what do you do?"
" Dad ?"
"What do you do son?"
"I'd call the police, Dad ."

"OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations. They take your call. They listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?"

" Dad .......... but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine.

"They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says.
"But Dad ...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.

"I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children."
" Daddy...he kills them?"
"Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

"Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.
"Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him," my husband says.

"But Dad , I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"
"WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.

"OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?"

"What Daddy?"
"He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and then he kills her. Then he turns around and sees you standing in the window and laughs at you.

" My husband asks our son, "WHAT DO YOU DO?"
Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, I'd close the blinds, Daddy."

My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him.

"Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help people who need them but they won't help.... You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid...I can't do it by myself Daddy! .....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things and...and.....do nothing...so....I'm just going to close the blinds.... so I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."

I start to cry. My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husband's questions and he says...
"Yes, Daddy."
"Open the blinds because that man.. he's at your front door... "WHAT DO YOU DO?"

My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation he says: "I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"

I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs our son to his chest and hugs him tight, and says... "It's too late to fight him, he's too strong and he'! s already at YOUR front door son.....you should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife, and his children and the old lady across the way.

You have to do what's right, even if you have to do it alone, before it's too late." my husband whispers. THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq. When good men stand by and let evil happen, Son THAT is because the greatest atrocities in the world won't affect him. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!" BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! BE PROUD OF OUR TROOPS!! SUPPORT THEM!!! SUPPORT AMERICA SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR CHILDREN! WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..."

This should be printed in every newspaper and posted in every school in America. Of course that won't happen so we'll use the internet. If your blinds are closed do nothing with this email. If they are open I do not need to tell you what to do.
GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Perfectly Aged at 8:20 PM 4 comments