Sunday, November 8, 2015

Faith Of Our Fathers

Full Disclosure: I received a DVD free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience. 

Family - one of the most important things in my life. This week, I had a tragic reminder of just how important family is to me. Sometimes it's easy to let little things become big problems when the reality is most of the time problems really are trivial and insignificant in the big scheme of things.

I couldn't imagine not knowing my parents or not knowing my son. I couldn't imagine personally experiencing the horrors of war.

The Faith Of Our Fathers leads you through an emotional journey of two sons in search of their fathers. However, their fathers have been dead for 25 years. Their fathers wrote letters to their wives telling of their love of their sons which they didn't know. Through these letters the sons begin to learn who their fathers were and how they died.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Forgive Me

I don't want to be her - that woman I saw at the gas station. Her chid was smiling, but her face (the mom) was one of exhaustion, frustration, irritation and hurry. She lightly pushed her kid toward the car with a 'come on'. I imagine she had a million and one things to get done today. Maybe she was sick and not feeling well. Maybe she'd been up all night. Maybe her day had just been extra hard. 

But God I don't want to be her yet it was like watching myself. I saw myself as she tried to smile at her cute kid drinking her treat, but the mom's face is one that I've noticed in the mirror far too often.

Friday, July 24, 2015

When I Met Her She Wasn't My Favorite

At first she wasn't my favorite - we have 3 (dogs). And when I met Sally, I wasn't sure how to approach her because it took her awhile to warm up to me. She kept her distance, even growled a time or two, but she was Hubby's baby. And in time, she became part of my family too. And I learned to understand her, and love her.

We buried her this week. It was a gut wrenching family burial where Hubby wrapped her in an old family blanket that we brought home from Texas, placed her in front of Shorty (her life-long partner) and let him tell her good-bye. And he did. I've never watched a dog tell another dog good-bye before. But he looked her over, smelled her over, looked her in the face, and then stepped back for Hubby to take her. My heart was broken as I watched him. It was almost more than I could take.

Hubby gently cradled Sally's body where he then buried her along with Lil Man's help.

Monday, July 20, 2015

All Stories Have A Beginning

All stories have a beginning - but they are just that - a beginning - not the end. 

I don't think anyone has a 'perfect' childhood. I don't even know what a perfect childhood would even be? 

But this I know - beginnings whether awesome or difficult help mold the person you become, but they don't have to define you. People overcome tragedies, and people who have had an 'easy' life can still wind up in horrible situations. 

I think it comes down to how you handle and process the difficult and wonderful situations in life. 

Personally, I was born in TN and grew up in MS. (Please do NOT cue the banjo music - it was nothing like that)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I'm Back!!

So, my last post was several months back stating that this blog is still active, but I'm doing the majority of my writing on my blog Will Run For Ice Cream, and as a contributor to Moms Magazine.

This is true.

However, I feel to re-organize and revamp this blog. If you've noticed, I've changed the title to Today's Words Of Glass. It makes it more coherent with the blog address in addition to my facebook  page.

My last name is Glass, and it's a play on words. But there is also a deeper meaning....