Monday, January 19, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

On Wednesday January 14, 2009 I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my father. My dad was my everything, my superhero. He was the epitome of "Mr. Fix-it"! Dad could fix anything as minor as changing oil in a car to rewiring an entire house! In his profession he was a chef. He made the best cakes on earth & his ribs were off the chain! I wish I would have paid more attention in the kitchen while he was in there working his magic. My dad had a love for entertaining people. He wouldn't let you come to his home & not have something good to eat and drink with some good jazz playing in the background.

Writing this today is therapy for me, you have no idea the pain I feel right now. I would talk to my dad everyday even if it was only a five minute conversation to make sure he was ok. I know I will get through this with God's help but it's just really tough right now. I am an only child and he was my only surviving parent. My mom passed away when I was just six years old. My dad took on the task of being both mom & dad. I don't know many men who are willing to take on that task.

I am glad that I am the woman I am because that's who my dad taught me to be.

I thank God for letting me have my dad for 43 years and for letting my dad die with dignity. He didn't have to stay here and suffer. He would have never liked it if someone would have had to take care of him.

My message to you is to cherish your parents. If you don't get along with your parents find it in your heart to bury whatever it is keeping you from being close to them. Cherish every moment that you have with them because you never know when you'll have to say goodbye to them for the last time.

My cousin wrote a poem for me titled "The Father" please stop by his blog and read it.

Be Blessed

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Money Scams

I'd like to wish everyone a very happy new year. Tonight I was going to write about resolutions because we all have them at the beginning of the year but as I was opening and reading my email tonight I received an email about inheriting 2 million dollars. This is not the first email of this sort that I've received. It's like the 4th or 5th one. Usually I just delete them but this time I decided to open it & read it. It's really sad that some people really fall for this or either they are just desperate for money & go for it in hopes that they won't get caught. Well I knew just from reading the title of the email that it was a scam. Secondly, this is supposedly a woman in London who is "Christian" and doesn't want to leave her money to her family because they are not & she wants someone to use the money for good. Well, I don't know anybody in London. Then it goes on to say she doesn't speak much because she's ill so to correspond by email only. Ok I just fell off the turnip truck I guess because why would you want to give somebody, a stranger, 2 million dollars & not talk to them or meet them to make sure they would do something positive with this money. And if it's legit why not just give it to a charity then if your family are such heathens?
Has anyone else received such nonsense? These don't even show up in the spam they are coming through into my regular mail. I received one before this & it said I had money coming from a rich relative who died in a plane crash! Ok I don't have any rich relatives & don't you think if someone in my family died on a plane that I would have known about it?
Ok I'm done ranting now. I just wanted to share the nonsense that I've been reading.

God Bless & Have a prosperous New Year!