Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hope Has Arrived


I want to thank each and every one of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. They have all paid off and last night “Hope”, our new little granddaughter arrived. We are all so very happy and grateful that all went well.  Hope weighed in at 4 lbs. 4oz. She is in the NICU as she was born at 34 wks. and could be there for 2 or 3 wks. depending on how she progresses. She is on oxygen to keep her oxygen levels up, and they are tube feeding her at the moment, until she is stronger and able to suck. She also has fluid in her lungs and there is a procedure they use to help dry out her tiny little lungs. She has got off to a rough start but is in good hands. She is in God’s Hands.

Please keep Hope, mom and dad in your prayers. It hasn’t been easy for them, or the family. We are all so very thankful for her safe arrival, and will be so glad when she can come home to her family.
Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers.
xx's Dianne

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Train Of Life


Train Tracks ... Looking Foreward



Train Of Life

          Some folks ride the train of life
          Looking out the rear,
          Watching miles of life roll by,
          And marking every year.
          They sit in sad remembrance,
          Of wasted days gone by,
          And curse their life for what it was,
          And hang their head and cry.
          But I don't concern myself with that,
          I took a different vent,
          I look forward to what life holds,
          And not what has been spent.
          So strap me to the engine,
          As securely as I can be,
          I want to be out on the front,
          To see what I can see.
          I want to feel the winds of change,
          Blowing in my face,
          I want to see what life unfolds,
          As I move from place to place.
          I want to see what's coming up,
          Not looking at the past,
          Life's too short for yesterdays,
          It moves along too fast.
          So if the ride gets bumpy,
          While you are looking back,
          Go up front, and you may find,
          Your life has jumped the track.
          It's all right to remember,
          That's part of history,
          But up front's where it's happening,
          There's so much mystery.
          The enjoyment of living,
          Is not where we have been,
          It's looking ever forward,
          To another year and ten.
          It's searching all the byways,
          Never should you refrain,
          For if you want to live your life,
          You gotta drive the train.

          Author Unknown



          Shadows Of Yesterdays .... Looking Back



          I was riding my bike one day, and I stopped dead in my tacks,or should I say train tracks.

          It was a late summer afternoon, and I had gone for a ride on the waterfront trail, and was on my way back home.

          Out of the corner of my eye I looked in both directions, and this is what I saw. This is a little moment in history. I am looking forward to what lies ahead, but since I haven’t been out with my camera in awhile this is from my archives. :)



          I have had a lot going on in my life, and that of my family. I would ask that you remember my Daughter-In Law (Sandra) and my little granddaughter who as of yet hasn’t been born. They are in the hospital in a NICU, because the baby is only 33 weeks old at this time. She is expected to have a premature arrival. I would appreciate your prayers for them, and that the baby would have a safe, and healthy arrival.

          The last few weeks have been very unsettling for all of us, and stressful as well.

          I know they are both in God’s Hands, as we all are.

          The Medical Team is hoping that the baby can stay safely in the womb until the 34th week, and then if need be they will induce her labor . This is the short version of what has been happening without going into too much detail. Please remember my son who is the daddy, and Tesa, Jenna, and Courtney who are missing mom, and looking so foreword to having another little sister to be part of their family.


          My other son and daughter-in-law are also expecting a little baby boy in August. :)

          I had the pleasure of watching a 3D ultrasound, live broadcasting on my computer, yesterday. I got to watch my not yet born little grandson, in his mom’s womb. He was blowing bubbles , and was quite active. It brought me to happy tears as I watched the miracle of life before my very eyes. I only wish I could have seen the expression on my son’s and daughter-in-laws face as they watched their son. I am so very happy and excited for the both of them.

          Life is good, and so very Precious!

          Well there are other things going on in my life also, but this is more than enough for one day.

          God Bless and be with you all. Have a good week.

          Sincerely Dianne :)


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day


She was there at the beginning
When the world was new to you -
She was there to turn to happy times
Those when, you were hurt or blue.
She was there to listen to your thoughts
And when you asked, to give advice -
She was there to tell you, "Those don't match!"
Or, "Hon, you sure look nice."
She was there with you at nighttime
To help you say your prayers _
She was there to tell you, "It's alright."
When you had a dream that scares.
She was there at morning time
To get you up and out of bed -
She was there when you didn't feel good (or did)
To say, "You'd best stay home, instead."
She was there when you were hungry
And when you had those dirty clothes -
She was there when you needed her
(How she knew? Only heaven knows.)
She was there at the beginning
And she'll be there your whole life through -
She'll be there in your mind and heart
Just like a mother is supposed to do.

Author Unknown



IMG_1806 Rose



My Mom

As Beautiful as a rose may be

It can never compare to my mom.

There is a “Special “ place in my heart

that only she can fill.

My mom has always been there for me.

She believed in me, when no one else did.

There are times when I thought I would loose her.

I am very thankful and fortunate to have her still.

I thank God for giving me such a wonderful Gift.

If you read this mom, just know that I love you

and I thank you for being my mom.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

All my Love Dianne

Written  by Dianne © dsphotocats



DSCF5519 Ed & Mom

Mom at my son’s Wedding /10



I want to  wish you all a “Happy Mother’s Day”

Sincerely Dianne :)

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