Thursday, May 19, 2011

Evergreen-Barbara Streisand

Today I am filled with thousands of memories, 32 years of memories, you see today May 19th, is our Anniversary. So many years ago two fresh faced, young, we were only 22, kids set out on the adventure of our life, we got married.
We got married in a little Church, Calvary Baptist, located here in our hometown of Redding Califorina. Surrounded by those friends and family who wanted to wish us well, surrounded by their love.
We have done the same for many other couples through our 32 years of marriage, wished other bride and grooms well. There are some who's marriages lasted, and others who fell by the way side.
I wonder all the time, what is it that made us make it this far? How did we weather the storms that came at us? And how have we continued to love each other ? The only answer I can come up with is, GOD. We started our marriage based on the fact that GOD loved us and wanted the best for us. And that no matter what came our way we could see it through with use surrendering it to GOD and letting him help shoulder it. Now this is not to say that we have not had difficult times, we have...... and that either of us at one time or another wanted to just walk away.... we have..... but through all of it, we always came back to the fact that if we just surrendered it to GOD we could get through it, and be better on the other side.
I am a sentimental old fool, love songs, flowers, friends, family, puppies, can all make me cry at a moments notice. So today I found the song Evergreen by Barbara Streisand, that was played at our wedding, and of course the tears flowed, and a smile broke out on my face as I remembered how I felt on that hot day in May 32 years ago, as the notes of this song echoed throughout the Church.
This song has,through the years,always brought warm and wonderful memories of our marriage to me. I have always considered this OUR song.... more than any other. Because our love is soft as an easy chair, we have become two lights shining as one, Ageless and Evergreen.
So today I dedicate my blog to my beautiful and wonderful wife of 32 years, Sherrie. You truly are my Ageless and Evergreen love. I love you more today than I did on that hot May day in 1979 when we said I do!!! You are my heart! Love you now and you are Ageless and Evergreen Love you Curtis

Monday, May 16, 2011


Today as I was reading through my various blogs that I follow, one asked the question: What does the word GATHER mean to you in regards to people.

I thought for a moment and then it came to me. God's timing always amazes me, we went to 2 weddings this past week end, one for a family member, and one for the grandson of wonderful friends.

At each of these events, we GATHER-ed, family, friends, new friends... we gathered... to celebrate new begginings for 2 very special couples.

As I was thinking of this word G A T H E R, it came to me!

GATHER mean to bring together people from your past, your present, your future. It means to communicate with them, engage with them, open your life up to them. It means that we spend time with them, some for a while, some for a season, some for our lifetime. And all of theses GATHERED pieces, become the CRAZY quilt of our life. Each piece, so wonderful and precious, and adding color and demension to our life. Each piece, different from the other, but at the same time, the same, familiar, comforting. Each piece, a story of a time and place in our life. Each piece, that without it our lives would not be the story that it is.

We never know what each person, piece; of this CRAZY quilt will play in our lives... We only know that each and every person/ piece of this quilt is our story. It is never quite complete, ever changing, and we always have room to add a person/ piece to our CRAZY quilt of life.

So I guess to answer the question of what G A T H E R means to me? It means to be able to continue to keep the friends from the past, make friends in the now, and look for friends in the future. For we all need a little help from our friends. And this past week end really opened my eyes to this as I rekindled old friendships, enjoyed friendships that are occurring now and maybe, just maybe made a few new friendships for the future. God is so good..................

So today I ask you: What does GATHER mean to you?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

So this is the week of Mother's Day.....

For those of us whose mother's are no longer with us, we need to adopt a mother and make her day special.

For those of you who are blessed to still have your Mother you need to take the time to make her feel special, to do something for her that only YOU can do..... take if from one whose mother has gone on to Glory, you never get another chance to make your mom feel loved....

So take some time this week, it does have to cost you anything but time, write your mom a note thanking her for all she has done for you, call her, if you live close enough go visit her, take her out for coffee, ........ there is no time like the present.......just do it!

If you are married to the Mother of your children, make sure she knows how much you appreciate her and what she has done for you children over the years.

I once talked with a man who was my age, it was about 20 years ago. He was divorced from the mother of his children. He told me that he sent his ex wife, the MOTHER of his children a Mother's Day card every year.. just to let her know he appreicated what she did for their children every day, that my friend is a WISE and wonderful man..... so appreciate your mother's near and far this week, make sure they know how much YOU appreciate what they have done for YOU.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's who have given of themselves selfishly through the years.....We the children of the world THANK YOU!!!

Happy Mother's Day and Blessings to you and yours

Monday, May 2, 2011

Royalt Wedding Aftermath .. and other things...

So did you get up and watch the Royal Wedding? Well my wife set the alarm for 2:30 am, and we watched it. I am all for a nice wedding and all, but really??? getting up at 2:30am? I told my wife I would not even had gotten up at 2:30am for our wedding, note to self not a good thing to confess =). Anyhoo, we saw it, and saw it and saw it, it was on all day long!!!

The week end came, it was as always too fast..... I really do not know why the President has not acknowledged my letter to him demanding a 4 day work week!!

The weather here in Northern California has been Glorious!!! There really is no other way to describe it, warm, with breezes that come up just in time to cool you off. We have the best Springs here, when we have Spring... lets see we have had 9 days of great weather... and now they say it is going to be in the mid 90's on Wednesday..... oh well you can't change it you just have to live with it!!

So I have made a HUGE decision... yep I have!!! Well it is HUGE for me. I have decided that for the first time ever I am going to grow my vegetables in my flower beds right along with the petunia's, lavender, roses, daisy's and geranium's. Yep that is what I am going to do..... I figure that the water system is on for the flower beds anyway so when the flowers get watered the vegetables will too. I will let you know how this turns out! We NEVER put our vegetable plants out before Mother's Day. Just a old gardener's rule around here, we can have a frost up til then so I wait..... and wait..... and wait. Well the time has come, because this week end is Mother's Day~!

So what are you doing for Mother's Day??? let me know love to hear your ideas and see if I can borrow them =)....
Blessings to you and yours