Showing posts from 2011

Soldier Mom

I needed some uplifting, so I was looking at my journal from when I was pregnant with Gabriella, my 4th child. She is 18 months old now, and I have written throughout all my pregnancies. I am 32 weeks along into my 5th pregnancy. It was then that I was refreshed to read my thoughts on a page called, "Thong? Wrong." I am more into comfort than I have been my entire life. I never even wore flip flops (slippahs) before I became pregnant with Serena (number 3 at age 34). I certainly never left the house without perfume, earrings, or make up. You are never fully dressed without sun block in the Vegas. I hope and pray that as an old lady sitting on my porch, I never regret the lack of luster and flub bub. I just want to be the best mom I can. At times that requires comfortable shoes, and a shirt you don't mind banana on. Forgetta bout earrings that could be ripped out, and hair is back. I would have never thought of "back" as my hair style as a younger, trendier gal

A New Baby

Everytime I think of the fact that I already have four children, I just shake my head in disbelief. Now, I am in my last trimester with number five. All I can say is that we are so blessed. I would have never planned my life this way - but God. As Hope, my eldest daughter says, "You hit the jackpot in kids, mom." There are days when I think I am living in the Twilight Zone. Then, there are times that I feel I am the most fortunate person living. Right now I am caring, loving, and teaching the little ones I have, whilst carrying another. I just have to remember that through the hormones, heat and bowling ball in my belly - there is a life that has no bounds of possibility that is alive and waiting to see us all. I did buy a baby t-shirt today that said,"Baby Brother," for retail therapy. I have the strength to complete this course of action. That is, a few more months of pregnancy (which is not for wimps) and I CAN handle all the other life around me as well. As Erm

The "Good Medicine"

My Great, Great, Great Grandfather is Chief of the Potawatomi’s Abram B. Burnett (Nan-Wesh-Mah). His first wife was the legendary D'Moosh Kee Kee Awh (Darling Woman/GoodMedicine). It was well known that her beauty and strength was matchless throughout the region. She married Chief Burnett and was at his side during his advocacy for the nation. The story ends with her dying only four years after they married, leaving no children. I was actually grieved when I discovered her destiny. The good Chief went on to marry a fine German lady named Mary, and they had many children. I simply will not let a Darling Woman - Good Medicine die without a legacy. Therefore all the gifting and work from my hands will be from an elusive place called Good Medicine Ranch - Where All Good Things Flow.

Writing YOUR Book

Michael Jackson describes writing a book perfectly in his song "Want to be starting something," when he said it was too high to get over and to low to get under . I read a quote that Eleanor Roosevelt declared saying, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." I always wanted to write a book but I was afraid of success. It is one thing to be afraid of failing, but success? I take my writing very personally because it is an intimate extension of myself. Opening myself up to criticism is not a very becoming prospect. Yet, I have always been encouraged to write more because my writing was found to be entertaining. Then, was it time? No, I write daily. I write email, cards, messages, and even journal so I find time to write daily. What was it that took me 11 years to finally write a book? It was the call to do so. I felt the passion, urge, and timeliness of my current project and I never looked back. I was inspired, encouraged and yes; even dared to go forth by a

An Ode to Rich

As we hold tight to this fast spinning planet called Mother Earth, hold on even tighter to your friends. Friends are those that hang on when the rest of the world lets go. These are the only people that can put you in a better mood. These are the ones we love to be around, the ones we share our secrets with. They give us pet names, and can make us laugh at ourselves. Never hesitate to reach out and call your friends and tell them how much you love them. Tell them how this spinning planet would be much more unfriendly without them; and no matter what - tell them your life has been richer because of them. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget."

Bleeding Pennies

I want to UPS to send a friend a book (Prosperity Secret of the Ages - it's a goot one). They wanted to charge me $18.00 to send it standard. My reaction was, "Say wahhhh ?" I go, "That is not a good choice on how I will spend my money today!" This was after my kids had a gay ol time with the bubble wrap, and they put the greetings cards thither and yon (I only have two hands). So I went to the post office and spent $1.88 for a 3 day delivery. I used their automatic label machine and it took me 2 minutes. Bottom line- I am not going to allow life to just happen to me. In this economy the penny is king. I make mine bleed!

Never Met a Sam I Did Not Like

I wanted to introduce my son Sam to Tai Chi, so I showed him a video of a Tai Chi master. I was in the hopes that the strength of fluidity would influence him to channel some if his 9 year old energy. He said, "Chai Tea is boring."

"By God, I wave back."

I really enjoy a good sad song every once in awhile. I have heard it said that even the happiest of folk cannot resist the minor keyed melody when hard times hit. I agree. The last thing I wanna hear when I have a bluey, (as my friend calls em') is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Actually, I am never in the mood for that one. Think about the songs that are background to our lives: "Change Gonna Come," by Sam Cooke, "God Bless the Child," Billie Holiday (she aint talking about no happy kid either), "Dearie: Touch the Hand of Love," Yo-Yo Ma & Rene Fleming. Listen to the soul cry out in some of these songs: " You may have to wonder far, over thorns that bleed and scar you - and those rocky mountains you must climb will try to blind you ."- Yo - Yo " The strong gets more while the weak ones fade ," - Billie " It's been too hard livin but I'm afraid to die, cause I don't know whats out there beyond