Saturday, November 29, 2008
But all of you kept me glued together. By your prayers, warmness, love, understanding, compassion, advice or just a hug and saying you knew what I was feeling. Plus sharing about your lost loved fur-babies to help me understand why I hurt so much for Laci.
You guys have been so supportive and caring through this hard time for me. I can't begin to tell you all just how Important each and every post was.
But I can thank you from the deepest part of my heart-Thank you! I pray I continue to be just as good of a friend to all of you. You guys are amazingly wonderful friends!
Love & HUGS to all of you~Donna
Friday, November 28, 2008
This article truly made me sick to my stomach. I am so angry! How can people be & act out with such greed! OMG it's just friggin worldly material things-that some think they cannot do without OR that they'll be their childs, Aunt, Best friends etc..hero. And boast at how and what they had to do to get that most perfect gift! And for that a man lost his life? Is this what most of our society is made up of now. It's very discouraging.
I wonder how many of these people-will, have remorse over this mans death. Did they continue their greedy shopping sprees? The blood that was spilled (alagory there) for those insignificant trinkets that will be passed down to their friends and family members? (I'm speaking of the ones that helped trample the man to death).
And just as disturbing is the fact that people were "again" waiting to "get back into the same store" while they look on past the crime scene tape!
I feel so sad for the family members who lost a loved one today because of other peoples lust for greed. We really do live in a microwave world.
UP-DATE 11 PM
I forgot to mention that there were also four others that had minor injuries & were sent to the hospital to be checked out. One of the injured was a lady who was 8 months pregnant. They just announced that she lost the baby.
:( . My heart just breaks for those precious families, who are left to cry, mourn and ache with so much pain.
You Have Our Attention, LordA prayer by Max Lucado - October 2008
Our friends lost their house
The co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing
This scares us. This bailout with billions.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous -
“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What's Next?”
What is next?
We’re listening. And we’re admitting: You were right.
You told us this would happen.
You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, You warned.
Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.
We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have.
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor.
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. We didn’t. You gave it.
And now, tell us Father, are You taking it?
We’re listening. And we’re praying.
Could you make something good out of this mess?
Of course You can. You always have.
You led slaves out of slavery,
Built temples out of ruins,
Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order. So do we.
Through Christ, Amen
God will always give what is right to His people who cry to Him night and day, and He will not be slow to answer them. (Luke 18:7 NCV)
Know Jesus/Know PeaceNo Jesus/No Peace
Love & HUGS to all~Donna
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In Loving memory
Our Laci Ann passed away between 1:45 AM till I found her near my computer chair-where she always sits to be next to me. I found her at 2:30 AM. Laci was 13 yrs old as of last month. Laci had a bad heart. She was on heart medicine and lasix. Lasix was for the fluid she had around her heart. Bless her heart-I guess it wasen't enough. She had been having more frequent coughing and wheezing spells in the last month. When this happened only my husband Mark could calm her down. Mark had a lazyboy chair that she would sit in and on her favorite blankie. We'd all love on her and fuss over her till she got through the worst part. Then she was her ole laci again.
Last night Laci seemed to be in a particularly bad coughing and wheezing spell. Laci always sleeps with us. We tried for about 30 minutes to help her calm down. But she didn't want to sit still, be held or anything. So I asked Mark if he would take Laci and go sleep in the lazyboy chair & see if that would calm her down.
I guess I fell asleep after I knew she would feel better with Mark. But around 2:30 AM I jumped out of bed to make sure Laci was all right. As I entered the livingroom I didn't see Laci in the lazyboy with Mark. I panicked and woke Mark up. I asked him where Laci was at? he thought she was still with him. He asked me to go see if maybe she went and crawled into bed with Brittany (our daughter). So just as I was about to run to Brittany's room...I saw my precious Laci. Right next to my computer chair. I don't think I'll ever get the memory out of my head of seeing my Laci dead.
By this time I was crying, falling next to my Laci. I knew she was gone from us. Mark tried to pick her up and I wouldn't let anyone move her. I wasen't ready yet. But all I could do was sit there and cry. Brittany was crying, Mark was trying to be strong for us girls but even he couldn't hold the tears back.
I asked Mark to get the large shoe box in my closet for me. I got up and got 2 of my newest extra long and softest Holiday kitchen towels to cover her up in. Some how I wanted her to have something new, soft and never used.
I laid the first one in the box like a blanket. Then I asked Mark to please pick her up with the other soft towel and lay her gently in the box. She looked like an angel, just asleep.
We live in a mobile home park-so I was worried that some animal might get to her, which made me cry even harder. So I asked Mark to get the duct tape and make sure it was completely secured. Then I remember just holding the box with her in it and not wanting to let go!! Mark finally took the box from me-with sadness in his eyes. He knew I didn't want to let go of her.
Then Brittany wrote her feelings about what Laci meant to her on top of the box. Then I did the same. Lastly we wrote her date of birth 10-28-1995 to 11/19-2008.
I asked Mark to please make her grave really, really deep, so that she wouldn't be disturbed. He did.
So in the middle of the night we all said our good-bye's and laid our precious Laci in her resting place.
Laci was mine and Brittany's first furbaby that we'd had from birth till death. Laci was a gift to Brittany from her dad and I when Brittany was 10. Laci's Mom was our first Chihuahua. So we watched Laci come into this world. We called her Laci, because when she was born-she looked the color of a beautiful old timey cream colored lace.
Laci was not just a dog as some will say. In fact we don't call any of our furbabies *dogs* to me that word seems inadequate. Laci was a member of our family-one who gave all of her heart and unconditional love to us all, till the very end.
Sleep well my precious Laci. You will never be forgotten.
[http://www.dogster.com/dogs/446276] Laci's page & pictures