Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Heavenly Birthday Mom....

God looked around his garden, And He found an empty place.
And then He looked down upon the earth, And saw her tired face.
He put His arms around her, And lifted her to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
He knew that she was suffering, He knew she was in pain,
He knew that she would never get well again.
He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed her weary eyelids, And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke your hearts to lose her, But she didn't go alone.
For part of you went with her, The day God called her home.
 ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪ ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
(Mom, Grama, Great Grama)
♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪ ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Monday, March 31, 2014

In Loving Memory Of My Son Ryan

Broken Chain

(clicking onto Ryan's Picture will
take you to his Memorial Site)

 We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same....

It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

~Ron Tranmer~



Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Desiree

♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Desiree ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪i

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Ryan.....Yesterday!

♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear 
Sweet Ryan ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪


                   How lucky are you to have your Special Day on St. Patrick's Day!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

In The Arms Of The Angels...

February 7, 2014

My Mom passed away tonight around 9:00pm at the Ira Davenport Hospital.
Mom had fallen a few weeks before and broke her hip. They operated on Mom in Corning Hospital last week and they called her a "Miracle!" But you could tell Mom was hurting real bad. From there they moved her to the Bath Infirmary for rehab...then they took Mom to the ER at the Ira Davenport, that is when Bill called us and told us
Mom knew her time was near so we were on our way to see her before she passed but didn't make it in time. The hospital however let us go in and say our goodbyes to her. 
Mom you looked so at peace. You are now in Gods Arms safe from harm, safe from the pain that you were suffering, the loneliness that you felt will be no more.  All of our loved ones in Heaven must have been really happy to see you come home....and you knew that the Good Lord was ready for you..It was also Papa's Heavenly birthday....
We all love you Mom, your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

 Written in Memory of
Joan C Blank

where do you begin to tell the story of a life lived and loves lost. Well I guess I would have to start with the woman Mom was not only on the outside but the beautiful woman she was on the inside.
Lot of people knew Mom as kind of... brassy, outspoken, tenasis to mention a few but that was lifes footprints that made Mom have those characteristics....In other words Mom was a SURVIVOR!
Survivor of Loves lost, dreams unfulfilled and way too many regrets to just name a few. Yet in Moms heart there lived a PRINCESS...


In Memory Of Our Grandma

Grandma, I thought this day would never come,
You were my Hero you were my grandmother,
You provided your protection and your guidance,
Not only to me but to so many others.
You always did the best that you could
And you always gave the best,
We will always remember your words,
For we were the ones truly blessed.

We will remember the times you made us laugh,
And the times you made us cry,
We will remember how you lived,
And the look of your caring eyes.
I will miss the touch of your soft hands
And the way they healed my heart,
I will remember your beautiful smile,
And your sense of humor, was a world apart.
We will miss the sound of your voice,
And the directions you always gave,
You'd tell us to always be strong,
And you'd tell us to always to behave.
I will miss the stories you would share,
And the long talks at your kitchen table,
I will miss the happiness you showed,
With every new grandchild you cradled.

Grandma, You will be sadly missed,
But in our hearts you will forever live,
In our time of sorrow and pain,
Memories of your strength we will now relive.
Our hearts may be heavy
And we may shed many tears,
But our spirit rejoices, for you are with God.
And now you have nothing to fear,
No more worries, no more sorrows,
No more hurt and no more pain,
In the kingdom of Heaven you now stand,
Our love for you will forever remain.

To our grandmother, just like a mother,
to our sister, and auntie, To our friend,
and to our dear dear loved one,
We thank you for your time, for your love,
for your lessons, For your kindness,
compassion and your love.
Now your job is done!
(My brothers Bill and Kevin put the "Thank You" 
together and had it placed in the Steuben Courier.)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Soft place to land....

January 31, 2014
Your Comfort Zone
Create a Soft Place to Land
                                                     by Madisyn Taylor

Create a soft place to land in your home a refuge from the stress of the day.

Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can. One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day’s stresses. There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes. Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.

To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations. Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter. Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort. Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad. A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind. If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day’s tensions. Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind. Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad. If you know that ordinary human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.

The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, “I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here.” When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again. 

Have a great weekend & God Bless.  
Stay safe & warm