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The day has arrived, well yesterday actually.
I took Pop to buy a scooter - as his car was sold last week.
He could not drive anymore without putting his life in danger or someone else's. He settled on a 2nd hand one (2 years old) and after today’s first ‘test-drive’ I am so glad he didn’t pay for a new one at $4000.00. This was just over half that price.
See in the 1st picture the smile – the look of happiness, as we set the speed to turtle (5kph) to get out of the driveway. It can ramp up to the hare which is 12kph….I know what a hoon.
By this I do not mean that you forgot your son/daughters lunch money (though that has happened).
I do not mean you told them that they couldn't go play with the chicken pox infested kids next door (though I think that has happened also).
Nor do I mean that you told them they couldn't have Maccas two days in a row (I definitely have told them this).
I mean those little moments when you did something that caused them physical harm and yes could have led to a Hospital visit.
I shall explain... When my youngest was about 5 she suffered a little with Asthma (you don't... (more)
Some good questions here, what is your favourite, what question would you like to answer most?
What would you do in some of... (more)
...I to judge, just an example by the way
Who do some people think they are by judging others, especially from afar, are some people perfect? I say ALL THE TIME I will always take opinions onboard, allow opinions, because I sure as hell don’t know it all, so neither does anyone. I have a family member, I call it the “Double Glazing Effect” They got double glazing windows then they felt they were above everyone else
I see it online, people giving people a hard time as they are perfect, I laugh at them, and shake my head, as the irony of it all just amuses me. Why can’t... (more)
Here’s a nice story that I would like to share….
When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly... (more)
Summer feeding programmes tackling hunger across America say they are seeing unprecedented demand for free food.
Millions of meals are served every week to children who do not eat properly during the school holidays.
Tennessee is one of many states that has various schemes designed to help youngsters get through the summer.
The Lunch Box is one of them, an old yellow school bus which now doubles as a cafe on wheels, touring around the small town of Rogersville.
Volunteer driver Paul Beckner said "Oh yes the need is here - we have kids that come on and that say they... (more)
9. Give your child all the spending money he wants. Don't make him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you did?
10. Take his side against neighbors, teachers, and policemen. They're all against him.
11. When he gets into real trouble, make up excuses for yourself by saying, "I never could do anything with him; he's just a bad seed."
12. Prepare for a life of grief.
I hope this list opened your eyes and heart to some things that you did (or could do) for your children in the future. Enjoy your family and enjoy your time with them.(more)
...What if the traps laid were my needs or an exploration of my feelings in an egocentric circle of lost opportunity?
What if I looked for ways I can help?
If I'm not here for you, then I must depart, this life has nothing to offer me alone. If there is no “we” on this earth, no family to belong to, no greater good to serve, then I will lay me down in peace and give up my breath. What if my dying breath were given for a resuscitation of your life? Is this the greatest gift? To give my life for you? I've heard this sacrifice called the greatest love, do I pursue this divine... (more)
...away…but the memorial service that I attended today was one of the hardest. The service was for a man that I loved very, very much. I used to tell him that he was my second dad and he and his wife would call me their “second son.”
He was what every dad and husband should be to a family: a caring and kind father who loved his two children beyond measure. He would do anything for them and always demonstrated his love by what he did and said to them. But his wife was his queen. He treated her like royalty. She was the one that he absolutely loved, cherished and adored. It was... (more)
...the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa. She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”
Life is all about making priorities, and family is one and only priority on top of all other, so spend all time you can with loved ones.(more)