Monday, January 17, 2011

The Love In My Heart

I have so many things to say,
I don’t know where to start.
So I guess I’ll just begin with
Saying what’s within my heart!

I’ve had my ups and downs,
My good days and my bad.
I’ve had many happy moments
And some that were quite sad.

I’ve had times of true despair
And days of complete distress.
I’ve had my share of trials
Putting me to the test.

But I know the hard times
Never come without the good.
I know the rough spots are for
Teaching me as they should.

I have faith in every second,
That I’m not feeling my best.
Because I know the Lord loves me
As much as all the rest.

He cares for every waking moment
He loves me dear and true.
He loves me as His Child I am
And He knows I’ll make it through!!

He takes my hand to walk with me
And reminds me there is hope.
He guides me through the darkest path
And ensures me I can cope!!

He loves me each and every day.
He promises never to leave.
He celebrates my faith in Him
Of this I do believe.

I share these thoughts with you today,
So you too will surely see.
His love for you is promised
To last for all eternity.

So take your moments of unhappiness,
And lose them in the air.
Know the Lord loves you dearly
And will forever be there.

I wanted to remind you how much
You are loved each and every day…..

Just a Thought.....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.
If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.
If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.
For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.
There will always be another day to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"
But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.
So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day,
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear
Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

To a Beautiful Person

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He listens.

He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose...your heart.

Face it friends and family, He is crazy about you! God didn't promise days without pain, laughter

without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort

for the tears, and light for the way.

Thanking God for my family!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Letting Go

Author Unknown

To let go doesn't mean to stop caring;
It means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off...
It's the realization that I can't control another...
To let go is not to enable,
but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness,
which mean the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try and change or blame another,
I can only change myself.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own outcomes.
To let go is not to be protective,
It is to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny, but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue,
but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish the moment.
To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


"Who am I today?" I ask..

And wonder if I ever know.

I know the past has shaped me now,

Even though the past was long ago.

The little moments form a blur,

The times both happy and sad,

All the people I once knew,

And the things I use to have.

They all helped me to become

Where, what, and who I am now,

Because everything has influenced me,

I'm not sure exactly how.

But I'm thankful for the memories,

Even of the people I have never really met,

For the people I miss, the people I love,

And even the people I like to forget.

For these memories have helped me grow,

They've made me calm, yet strong,

And now there's a story to my life

That they've been writing all along.

So, thank you for the memories.

Without them, I don't know who I'd be-

Because somewhere among these memories

Are the things that define me.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sister's Poem...A special dedication for 3 Sisters (Marquesha, Chastity, and Shoshana)

A girl writes about the special bond between her and her sisters. they are not always together in place but they are always together in spirit. Sometimes they fight, but nothing will ever break their special bond.

Three Sisters

by Francis I. Gillispie

We are three sisters

Three sisters are we

I love each of you,

And I know you love me too.

We're not always together,

Life sometimes keeps us apart.

But we're never separated

We're in each other's heart.

Now I know we've had our troubles,

But we always get thru.

The real message is you love me,

And I also love you.

We have had lots of good times

That we will never forget

Sometimes we worry

And sometimes we fret

But if God ever gave me

Something special you see,

It might have been the blessing of,

Three sisters are we.

The Lord above has gave me lots

Of happiness and glee

But the most special thing he did was

Make us sisters, all three.

Posted by Sheila Marabale via Facebook

Dedicated on Chastity's birthday 12/31/2010

Rest in Peace Chastity Boyd

Life is full of surprises. One minute you're here and the next minute you're gone.
God has seen will to call another one of His angels to come home.

On January 17, 2010 Chastity Boyd was lifted to the Heavens to continue her work.
A child of God, a loving friend, and sister's work completed here on Earth.

As she looks down upon us, she asks us not to fear or even do we need to weep.
For Heaven is her new home, her soul has moved but her body is just asleep.

Chastity, you are a loving, kind, a sweet woman, whom we will all miss so.
Your inspiration and devotional words we shall continue to carry and hold.

You no longer have worries, stress, or pain you will have to endure.
God has your back in all that you do, and this we know for sure.

We never expected such a short life to come this quick or so fast.
Youre everlasting expressions and dedication will always last.

Your beautiful smile we will never ever forget.
Having you in our lives, we will never regret.

Although your body is absent here on this Earth,
Your soul has now endured a whole new birth.

We know there comes a time when we will all be wit you again.
So we shall let you rest in peace as we say "see you later" my friend.

Goodbyes are forever, so see you later is what we will say.
Chastity, we love you and will miss you and will see you again someday.

Written by:
Tamara McMullen
January 19, 2010

A Year in Perspective....

Well, its taken me a whole year almost to get this page together for you. I wanted to leave something behind that is a daily journal for not only your family members that truly love and miss you, but a testimonial to each and every person that visits this page in which their lives was also touched by your existance.

It's truly been a rough 2010 since you've been gone and we are embarking on your 1 year Homegoing Anniversary date. It's been a very testing time for us all, full of the 1sts without you. Birthdays, graduations, first Easter, first Thanksgiving, first Christmas, and even first New Year's Eve - your birthday!!! And even when we sit and think about how much we miss you dearly with the tears ferociously flowing, we are comforted and delighted that you were and are a child of God and His plans for you to be with Him was no mistake!!!

We take life and the people in them for granted most of the time. I'll admit it, I have too! We are all human. Yet, it saddens my heart because I know you were going through some things and I only wished that I could've reached out a little more being the eldest sibling. Even in the midst of it all, you prayed and you worshipped God like there was no tomorrow. Your perseverance and faith is what inspires me each day!! No more disappointments, no more regret. No more pain and sorrow, what ever it was that life threw at you, your struggles are finally over!! So cheers to your life, your memories, and one day we will definitely meet again!!!...I love you lil sis!!