Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Down Home Wedding

Today, makes my fourth wedding anniversary and I can’t help but think about the day I finally decided to say I do. It was an ordinary day in Jacksonville, FL., but it was a day that would change my life in many ways. We have had ups and downs since then like every couple, but we have two rules that we always honor. We never let the sun go down on our anger and we call a truce when we cannot reach a conclusion we both agree on.

November 30th 2006 was my official wedding day, but it was a day that I will truly never forget. I began the day excited about our wedding plans and I worked hard to make sure everything was perfect. I didn’t want a big wedding, so I invited only my and his family to the wedding. Suddenly, I got a call that our Pastor was unable to marry us, due to being put in the hospital. I almost gave up on getting married that day, but my landlord was a notary and she performed the ceremony right in her office.
My husband and I were married, yet my sister-in-law decided to throw us an official wedding with the frills and all. I explained that I was already officially married and it did no good, because she was not taking no for an answer. We decided to get dressed in Jean and nice t-shirts, since I don’t really care for dresses. I decided to make one demand, which was to have the ceremony in my granddad’s front yard and I wanted him to give me away.  (Read more)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Does Michael Vick Deserve a Second Chance?

Lately, Michael Vick has been playing football as a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, even though he was convicted of running a dog fighting operation. Throughout his legal troubles, he lost many fans and several endorsements. He was a spokesperson for Nike, Coca-Cola, PowerAde, and many others before the dog-fighting investigation began. However, does his punishment fit the crime he is charged with or did he get an insignificant punishment because he is a celebrity? (Read More)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

University of Phoenix: My Experience

My graduation from University of Phoenix is just a couple months away and I haven't decided if I want to continue furthering my education. I could delay paying back my school loans for another two years, if a do go for my Master's Degree. By then, I hope to be a successful content writer or columnist who makes a decent salary or I will have "real job" that allows me to further my career...I hope!

I have been attending online classes with the University of Phoenix for the past four years and I had a great experience. So far, I have earned an Associate in Arts of Business and I am currently working on a Bachelor Degree in Communication. I know I need to further my education, in order to chase my dream of being a successful columnist. It will take hard work, talent, and education are what it will take to make it a reality in my life as I continue.

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How to Choose the Right Webcam

Sometimes, people will run out a buy the first webcam they can find, instead of shopping around for information. Honestly, buying any computer equipment requires some knowledge in what your computer has in it. Do you need to make a professional video or is it just for fun and family use? Will your computer actually, be compatible with the camera and its software? Do you want it to have special features; like zoom, auto focus, or special accessories? (Read More)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seniors Can Overcome the Holiday Blues by Volunteering

Are you experiencing the holiday blues or struggling with loneliness this year? If so, you are not alone, because many seniors feel the same around this time of year. Maybe you are mourning the loss of a spouse or a loved one. Nevertheless, if you.....(Read More)

Eyes Like Me

Staring at an image of your face,
My brother was born in first place.
Looking at the image of me,
It is my twin brother I see.

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PS: Photo of my twin brother Thomas and his little boy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time Marches On

 Time moves on without you here,
The world didn’t stop, as I shed a tear.
I never imagined my life without you,
Now, I have a case of the holiday blues.

I feel angry you are not here with me,
Yet, I am happy that you are finally free.
Enduring another season without you,
This will be the hardest thing I ever had to do.

Your smile is something I will always miss,
However, I know you are in heavenly bliss.
Pictures of us together race in my mind,
Our memories are all that is left behind.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day to All

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have and are serving our country. Your sacrifice allows all Americans to have freedom to choose what their future will hold. Your families also sacrificed their time with you, which was hard for every family member.

Unfortunately, some veterans never made it home from the war, so lets set aside time to remember them and those they love as we celebrate this holiday. Don't forget that many in your own community maybe actively serving at this time.

Please pray for them and their families, since they may need help during the upcoming holidays. Look for ways you can help a veteran and their loved ones in your own community, church, or school.

PS: This is photo of my dad who is a veteran of the United States Navy. Thank you for your service!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Poetry: The Wind

The golden leaves are blowing,
A crystal blue river is flowing,
Birds are singing just above,
As I look for the perfect love.

The wind is blowing in my ear,
Is that your gentle voice I hear?
I look around only to see,
No one is standing close to me.

The sun is shining along the river,
As cooling air makes my body shiver.
I feel your warm and loving embrace,
But, the sunlight hides your face.

Only a moment will pass,
Will the peaceful feeling last?
I feel you touch my soul again,
Are you speaking through the wind?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saving My Childhood Home

About a year ago, my husband and I began working on an endeavor that would challenge us financially, emotionally, and spiritually in many ways that we had never dreamed were possible. We felt we did the right thing, but every now again we question if it was truly worth it to save the home I grew up in.

Personally, I am thankful that we didn’t give upon our mission to save what my grandfather had spent his life creating and building for our entire family. However, I must admit it was not an easy task to complete, yet we accomplished it with the help of many of our true friends who gave up their days to come help us clean up the property. We still have a long way to go before the inside it is completed, but we both have faith that we will accomplish what we have set out to do. (Read more)