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Well I have to say this so bare with me. Twenty years ago tonight I was going into labor with my first-born Amanda, who will be twenty tomorrow. It was a routine time to go to the hospital, however little did I know that after 18 hours of labor the doctor would say we have got to do this another way, my husband retorted, “Well doc, what other way do you suggest?”…..After an uneventful C-Section at 4:08pm on April 5, 1990 Amanda Carol Grady was born. She has been an outright shining example of divine love ever since. Always the best at whatever she puts her passion into, behavior, love, sports, grades, humor, friendships, family,….

Divine Love at its best….

Truth, the state of being in accord with fact or reality.

I am a facts kind of person. Emotion and feelings are really not something I deal with well. For example tonight while talking to my husband, he gets all emotional about his friend Dan, who has cancer, who I might add is doing well. My husband gets all emotional about it, as I am more practical in my response, or am I? Although I consider myself to be a loving, caring person, I am not going to worry because God is there holding Dan in palm of his hand. I have the general impression that I cannot get all crazy and emotional every time some bad or terrible happens to someone. This may be my reality, but not someone elses. Their true reality is probably very different. I may be trying to hide those bad feelings and teach myself a different truth.

I find that truth is in the reality of the teller and the receiver. There is a choice to be made in believing and going with truth, or challenging it based on our background and beliefs.

In the meantime, I will try to be more in the present to realize that, just like my husband, there are different opinions, feelings and judgements that all can be true in the eye of the beholder.

Well first let me say, I would like to go to South Carolina for my Grand Nieces First Birthday!
It would be great, however I do not have the finances or the time to take off of work. Well I will discern it a bit and figure out what I can do.

In the meantime, I wonder where the journey is going to lead me rather than thinking about where I want to go. I have long ago decided that it is not me that decides where I go, it is on God’s timeline.
I used to think it was my hubby’s timeline, as we moved from state to state, however there was something else that we were not even aware of driving the journey. I truly believe everything happens to us for a reason and truly makes us stronger, even though I struggle between conscious awareness and unconscious challenges in my thinking. Sometimes I want to run away, far far away, other times I want to just sit in my car and be, other times I don’t want to get in the car/race at all. Even if there is sweet music on the radio, a great view with the sunroof, and a guidance system to lead me on the journey, there are times when the thought of going somewhere just blows me under and I would rather go nowhere, or stop at a way stop. I guess the key is to set the guidance system, take a leap of faith, dare to risk, and talk on the cell phone while I am on the journey, although not in Illinois, as it is illegal to talk on your phone in some areas. Oh and I might even stop to get more fuel on the way, maybe even a candy bar!

Attached is a picture of my new care–2010 Hyundai Tuscon……

What do you see in the mirror, a reflection of God/the Divine. possibly nothing. Do your actions show the way for others? Do you live you life in a way to reflect the Divine and show that light to others? Is there a joy in your heart that gives life-giving love, gratitude, and laughter to all you touch? Is there a sparkle in your eyes and others of the Divine? If this is what you reflect than you will reflect in the mirror. If not there will just be a plane of glass to behold and a hollow road to lead or follow….


Resurrection ——————————————————————————–
A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
I found this description different than all the definitions of the rising from the dead. resumption of vigor can be shown in all creation as Spring comes; new buds on the trees, new babies and animals, new flowers to behold, new friends, new challenges, new joys, new outcomes, new outlooks, new coats of paint, shiny perspectives. freshing and new, bold and beautiful.

I have to say it gets the boys out of the house as well!, going golfing….LOL

Right after we were married in 1984, we moved to Columbia, Missouri and also a few other places; Memphis, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Atlanta and then our present home in Lake in the Hills came into play after My husband took a position with Home Depot development and Construction in Chicago. Kim was still able to stay with the same Lab company for almost 20 years, despite all the moving, which she left and has been working forLabCorp for two years. Atlanta did become home and it is where our children were born, however Chicago is great with all the activities and also 5 hours from our roots in St Paul Minnesota-GO TWINS/VIKINGS. We basically took a house in Chicago we really did not plan on owning and planned on being there only a short time., the market in Chicago was definitely more expensive than our 1 acre home site in Atlanta! We have now put our kids through over 12 years of Catholic education and loved it here…..

Here is a little information about Lake in the Hills and our subdivision:

Lake in the Hills (often abbreviated L.I.T.H. or LITH) is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,152 at the 2000 census. A 2006 special census put the village’s population at 29,175.

The village is most known for its rampant residential growth which occurred most heavily in the 1990s. Once a sleepy lakeside village of cottages and small ranches, its population skyrocketed as developers flocked to the area in the 1990s. Its population increased by 17,000 people (a nearly 400% increase) over this period, making it one of the most rapidly growing suburbs of Chicago and in the United States at that time. At the height of its building boom, the village issued over 1,000 residential building permits in 1995.

Spring Lake Farm (north) is a subdivision of Miller Road, west of Frank Road. It was also among the village’s first subdivisions, built circa early 1990s, by Sundance Homes and Americana Homes. It includes both single-family and multi-family homes.

I would have to say the first thing I would think of is a great sense of humor. Another important endearment is comittment to a mutual relationship and ability to understand that it takes time and effort to develop a mutual friendship that is positive, healing, constructive, and uplifting. I am especially attracted to a friends eyes and expressions, as a mirror to the soul. The ability to see more than the surface and truly develop an interesting and lasting relationship that can be very satisfying and beneficial for both parties.

Posted on: March 23, 2010

I would have to say the first thing I would think of is a great sense of humor. Another important endearment is comittment to a mutual relationship and ability to understand that it takes time and effort to develop a mutual friendship that is positive, healing, constructive, and uplifting. I am especially attracted to a friends eyes and expressions, as a mirror to the soul. The ability to see more than the surface and truly develop an interesting and lasting relationship that can be very satisfying and beneficial for both parties.


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