May 23, 2007

Relay for Life

Whew! We recently had our Relay for Live Event in Freestone County Texas. It was a great success. This is the 10th year that such an event has been held in Freestone County. Our goal was to raise $100,000. Well, we raised $110,000 PLUS...we are still counting! The committee worked very hard to host such a successful event.

As a cancer survivor, I firmly believe in Relay for Life. It is my dream that this dreadful disease "the BIG C" will be eradicted. By raising money for research, I feel that it has made a great contribution to the higher rates of survival among cancer survivors. There were approximately 50 cancer survivors honored with a reception and the ceremonial first lap followed by a lap with their caregivers and families.

I was very honored at the event because my quilting sisters, The Wacky Pack, made a quilt in blues and creams in my honor. The blues are to symbolize colon cancer of which I am a survivor! (Praise God!) The quilt was auctioned off and sold for $600. The lucky recipient was also a Colon Cancer Survivor. A picture of the quilt is shown above.

May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you. "The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy. "God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy." Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?" God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak." "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray." "Who will protect me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name. "God said, You will simply call her, "Mom."

May 3, 2007

50 Questions

1.Whats your name spelt backwards? yelrae

2. What did you do last night? had dinner with my Wacky friends

3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Music from iTunes

4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery? Heck no!

5. Last time you swam in a pool? mmmmm; it's been a while; don't remember

6. What are you wearing? grey slacks, black/grey top and black shoes

7. How many cars have you owned? 9 or 10; I've lost count

8. Type of music you dislike most? Rap

9. Are you registered to vote? Yes; in fact just voted today in early voting.

10. Do you have cable? Dish

11. What kind of computer do you use? A Dell desktop and a Dell laptop

12. Ever made a prank phone call? oh yes!

13. You like anyone right now? yea, I like everyone

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Never

15. Furthest place you ever travelled? Europe

16.Do you have a garden? Nope -- I kill everything! LOL

17. What’s your favorite comic strip? don't really have a favorite -- probably Family Circus

18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? Yes

19. Shower, morning or night? Morning most of the time

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith

21. Favorite pizza toppings? Supreme

22. Chips or popcorn? Chips

23. What cell phone provider do you have? Cingular

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? YUK! No

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? uh NO

26. Orange Juice or apple? apple

27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with? My Husband

28. Favorite chocolate bar? Hershey's with Almonds

29. Who is your longest friend and how long? Katrina since we were just toddlers

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? last summer

31. Have you ever won a trophy? Nope

32. Favorite artist? Don't have a real favorite

33. Favorite computer game? Solitaire

34. Ever ordered from an infomercial? Heck yeah

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? Nope

37. Last thing you bought at the store? Office supplies for the office

38. Ever thrown up in public? uh, yes

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? Millionaire; I've got true love! LOL

40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, it happened to me nearly 36 years ago

41.Can exes just be friends? I guess

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? My grandson

43. Did you have long hair as a young kid? I did as a teenager

44. What message is on your voicemail machine? Whatever the pre-recorded message is

45. Where would you like to go right now? Back to Europe to see my son and daughter-in-law

46. What was the name of your first pet? Killowatt -- a dog

47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what’s in it? I don’t have one

48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone? My Sister-in-Law

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? My salvation

50. What do you think about most? Trying to be a good person and a good example

May 2, 2007

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 3rd, is National Day of Prayer. I urge you to pray for our Country's Leaders, pray for our Troops who are stationed all over the world and don't forget those individuals who work for the U.S. government that are not necessarily in the military, but their jobs put them in harm's way as they work for our freedom. Pray for your local leaders, your families and friends. Bringing these individuals before our Almighty God is the best thing we can do for our Nation and our Family.

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. --I Timothy 2:1-2