Better than Hallmark?

Okay ladies.  Several people have told me how nice it is to read my posts on My Husband ROCKS Friday.  I just have to share with you that although I have only been doing this for a couple of months now, my husband has started to look forward to those Fridays and anticipating what I might say next.

As I was kissing him goodbye yesterday morning at 5:30 am on his way to work, he announced… “Do you know what today is?  It is My Husband Rocks Friday!”  Is that too cute or what?  He loves to be praised, respected, admired and appreciated. 

Don’t we all desire that?  With just a little thought and time, you can make someone’s day by letting them know how much they mean to you – and not just someone – the most important person in your life (if you are married) – your husband.  I would say that is time well spent.  And it doesn’t cost any money. 

Way better than a Hallmark card!

Published in: on June 13, 2009 at 11:09 am  Leave a Comment  

My Husband ROCKS…

My husband ROCKS because…

Wow, what can I say?  Words don’t even describe how appreciative I have been to my husband this past week.  First of all, nearly a year ago already, he supported “our” decision for me to quit working at a well-paying job I had for over 15 years.  He knew how much I wanted to be a stay-at-home wife and mother so under his leadership, I quit my job and our lives, in great faith, immediately changed in every direction – on how we spend our time (mostly mine) as well as new financial decisions and planning. 

So just recently, I have ventured out to pursue how I might be able to supplement our income and stay at home at the same time.  I have started doing transcription and am pretty much learning as I go.  My husband ROCKS because he has been incredibly patient with me, as I have spent a huge amount of time on the computer, either transcribing audio files or researching and learning how to better do this job and become efficient.  Did I say efficient?  Oh my goodness.  I have spent HOURS doing a single job just because I want it to be “perfect” – therefore, I am spending a great deal of time researching and learning as I take accuracy very seriously.  I can’t wait for efficient!

On my very first assignment that I had earlier this week, I was literally in tears with frustrations of not being able to understand the words I was hearing/transcribing.  My poor, dear husband took much of his own time to try to help me solve these problems by listening over and over to the recordings with me until “we” finally got it right.  I did much better at my second job and only needed to invade his time “a little bit”.  Well, not counting the fact that I had to ask him to make us dinner because I was “too busy” working.  Did I mention yet that he also is a wonderful cook?  My husband ROCKS because he really is my hero!

Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 9:05 am  Leave a Comment  

It’s True Because God Says So!

I don’t know where I came across this, but I absolutely love it!

You Say:       “It’s Impossible.”
God Says:   All things are possible .   *Luke 18:27

You Say:      “I’m too tired.”
God Says:   I will give you rest.    *Matthew 11:28-30

You say:      “Nobody really loves me.”
God Says:   I Love You.    *John 3:1-6 & John 3:34

You say:       “I can’t go on.”
God Says:   My grace is sufficient.    *II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15

You say:       “I can’t figure things out.”
God Says:   I will direct your steps.    *Proverbs 3:5-6

You say:       “I can’t do it.”
God Says:   You can do all things.    *Philippians 4:13

You say:      “I’m not able.”
God Says:   I am able.    *II Corinthians 9:8

You say:      “It’s not worth it.”
God says:   I WILL be worth it.    *Romans 8:28

You say:      “I can’t forgive myself.”
God Says:   I Forgive you.   *I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1

You say:      “I can’t manage.”
God Says:   I will supply your needs.    *Philippians 4:19

You say:       “I’m afraid.”
God Says:   I have not given you a spirit of fear.    *II Timothy 1:7

You say:       “I’m always worried and frustrated.”
God Says:   Cast all your cares on ME.    *I Peter 5:7

You say:      “I’m not smart enough.”
God Says:   I give you wisdom.    *I Corinthians 1:30

You say:       “I feel all alone.”

Published in: on June 7, 2009 at 7:00 am  Comments (1)  


Jim at the 502 Memorial in LongChamps, Deauville, France

Pictured is Jim Norene at the 502 Memorial in Longchamps, Deauville, France.

Today President Obama saluted the contributions of individual veterans of the Normandy landings, including veteran, Jim Norene, who fought as a member of the 101st Airborne Division.    

Jim was traveling alone to commerate this day.  He was suffering from stage 4 cancer and was very ill.  Jim had told his family and friends at home before he left that he may not come back since he was so ill.   And now he is gone. Sad, very sad, but in a way this is a fitting tribute to a man who 65 years ago jumped in to liberate Europe and lived to return home.  I am sure it was an honor to die in the same place where many of his brothers did.

“Last night, after visiting this cemetery for one last time, he passed away in his sleep,” the president said. “Jim was gravely ill when he left his home, and he knew that he might not return. But just as he did 65 years ago, he came anyway. May he now rest in peace with the boys he once bled with, and may his family always find solace in the heroism he showed here.”

“Friends and veterans, what we cannot forget – what we must not forget – is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century. At an hour of maximum danger, amid the bleakest of circumstances, men who thought themselves ordinary found it within themselves to do the extraordinary. They fought for their moms and sweethearts back home, for the fellow warriors they came to know as brothers. And they fought out of a simple sense of duty – a duty sustained by the same ideals for which their countrymen had fought and bled for over two centuries.

That is the story of Normandy – but also the story of America. Of the minutemen who gathered on a green in Lexington; of the Union boys from Maine who repelled a charge at Gettysburg; of the men who gave their last full measure at Inchon and Khe San; of all the young men and women whose valor and goodness still carry forward this legacy of service and sacrifice. It is a story that has never come easy, but one that always gives us hope. For as we face down the hardships and struggles of our time, and arrive at that hour for which we were born, we cannot help but draw strength from those moments in history when the best among us were somehow able to swallow their fears and secure a beachhead on an unforgiving shore. To those men who achieved that victory sixty-five years ago, I thank you for your service. May God Bless you, and may God Bless the memory of all those who rest here.”

President Ronald Reagan, our 40th President, died five years ago yesterday, June 5 (2004).  Today I read his great speech that he gave on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, 25 years ago.  You can see it here:

Quote by Ronald Reagan:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. “

Published in: on June 6, 2009 at 10:59 am  Leave a Comment