Blogger Widgets Struggling Parents: May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Camera shy? NO way...

My kids my be all adult teens now but they act like children. They can be goofy like they were little, and act immature. They are also never camera shy. The camera is their best friend, check out these pictures;





This is my daughter Alex ...




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Friday, May 30, 2008

Begin my life

When your children are young you say to yourself that you wish for them to reach 18 and become adults, and now that all my daughters have become adults, I wish for them to be young again. You give it you whole life towards your kids and then when they become adults, you have to begin your own life, and it just seems very lonely. Letting them go, is the hardest thing in my life.

Chrissy (her teacher, she is actually her cousin and my niece) and Michelle, (The graduate). Chrissy taught Alex (my other daughter) when she went to the same school. Its weird that she is my niece and her cousin, but she is the GREATEST teacher of all...THANKS Chrissy !!!

My Dad, Michelle (The graduate) me and my Mom;
She is an adult now, she passed her driving test yesterday, the day after graduation, I am proud of her, and she is the last of my girls (kids) to graduate.


Alex and Michelle, sometimes they act like they want to kill each, but they've been best buds since they were wearing diapers, playing barbies, and dressing up with my dress shoes and clothes, it hard to let them go, I now know how my Mother feels like. You want to help them as much as you can, but it doesn't really help them. It just drowns them, and they cannot experience adult life on their own, I become tearie eyed when I think that they no longer need me the way it was.
























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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This day is for you

Michelle (my youngest and the last to graduate) she graduates today at 6pm, talk about a proud parent. The thing of it is, is that she wanted to graduate and put forth the effort to succeed, and SHE DID IT !!!

I'll be taking pictures and posting them in a couple days, but for now, below are quotes for the graduate.Give me just this moment, please, forever.
Replicate it for me on demand.
As I flow unceasingly downriver,
Do not make me leave this day behind.
Understand my bittersweet confusion
As graduation crystallizes youth,
Tallying my treasures with precision,
Illuminating wistfully my wealth.
Out of all my moments pluck this one,
Nor let me lose its grace until I'm gone.

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the gal who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford


Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Arnold H. Glasow


The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. ~Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley


If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~J.M. Power


Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. ~C.D. Jackson


Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown


Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown


God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author Unknown


Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen


The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~Author Unknown


The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996


When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book


You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book


Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein


Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter


Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955


Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland


Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius


You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss


Put your future in good hands - your own. ~Author Unknown



It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary



What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. ~Michelangelo



What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan



The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~Albert Einstein


The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner


Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo



Dreams are free, so free your dreams. ~Astrid Alauda



I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso


What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell



The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley


It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. ~Author Unknown



Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford



I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth


In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. ~Kristian Kan, Rich By 25



People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross


Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~Author Unknown


You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan



If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison


Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. ~Max L. Forman


Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. ~Dan Zadra



Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971


The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown


I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ~Larry Bird


The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown



Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison


The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall



Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers


When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown



If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker, © Flavia.com


There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown



Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford


To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution. ~Joe Cordare



Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

My heart is filled with joy, knowing that my daughters have the courage to go forward and the strength to complete their goals~ Mom











My other blog;
1. Across this bridge
2. Marketing myself
3. Struggling parents
4. When life become a book
5. Read Between the Lines
6. Internet Lifestyle
7. The Sleeping Turtle Art Gallery




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