Saturday, August 27, 2011

We Made it Through

Irene has come and gone here in Hope Mills, NC. I haven't been anywhere except my front yard (the only catastrophe was the wind today blew over my lawn swing) to do any checking, so I can't positively say there was no destruction.

I have listened to the weather and news reports and from what I can determine, we were very lucky and sustained very minimal damage. While on the other hand, I've heard from some family and friends in the more northern path of this storm and some of them have experienced everything from downed trees, loss of power, and flooding.

So far the casualty list in NC has been set at 3...I'm hoping the loss of life for the entire east coast will remain minimal.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award ~ Doubled!!

I have the privileged of being awarded this honor from not one, but two awesome ladies. The first is from Rae over at Unleashed Diva Living Out Loud, and then Crow also chose to bestow the title upon me. I am SO blessed...

The Rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:

• Thank the person who gave you the award & link back to them in your post.
• Share 7 things about yourself
• Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Seven things about myself:

1. I am a wife, mother and grandmother

2. I am a Faerie Witch

3. I LOVE the ocean

4. I just enrolled at Ashford University for a Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health with a Minor in Entrepreneurship

5. I am an avid reader of most any type of book

6. I don't like people who are close minded and can't understand that things in the world are NOT black and white but MANY shades of gray.

7. I simply adore Mead...

The 15 Blogs I would like to showcase are:

1. The Gods Are Bored

2. Cordelia's Cauldron

3. Tales of A Kitchen Witch

4. The Secret Life of the American Working Witch

5. Witchy Gumbo

6. Confessions of A Modern Witch

7. The Pagan Mom Blog

8. Pagan Presence

9. Can We Have A New Witch Ours Melted

10. Dark Mother Goddess

11. Freckles: The Happy Heathen

12. Pagan Culture

13. Soul Liberty Faith

14. The Bloggess

15. Mommy Wants Vodka

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Reason, Season or Lifetime

Quite a few years ago I wrote the following poem about the loss of a friend. I then posted it on MySpace and MyYearbook, with NO copyright protection. It has been changed up and redistributed by MANY people. That I do not mind. I just want to make clear the fact that this is my original work and if you choose to use it, please link back...

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for coming into my life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Days of Truth ~ Day 18~ Your Views on Gay Marriage

I FULLY support Gay Marriage.

I do not believe that marriage is strictly between a woman and a man. It doesn’t matter your gender, if you are in love with someone and want to spend your life with that person, I believe you should have the same rights and benefits as heterosexual couples. I believe LGBT couples have the same feelings as any other couple, I feel they should be able to be legally married, and enjoy the celebration without fear of rejection or discrimination.

I also feel LGBT couples are entitled to any insurance benefits their spouse may be able to provide through their place of employment, and I also support the choice to have children. Whether by artificial insemination, adoption, surrogacy or any other legal means they choose.

I also support LGBT couples who face the challenge of legalities concerning medical decisions they may be required to make for their partner. How dare the government or any institution decide to prohibit a partner from either being with someone who is ill and possibly dying or from making the choices that had previously been discussed by the one who may be too ill to make those decisions at the time choices were needed. No one knows you better than the one you have loved and lived with for the majority of your life. No one else is qualified to make choices...

Marriage is not just for male/female couples any longer.