What I’ve Been Up To

IMG_2324.JPGHello all my Blogger friends out there. Just wanted to let you all know what has been going on with myself. Well I’m not sick or anything like that.  I have made that large change in my life. This journey over the past month has taken me to South Carolina and now to Fort Polk in Louisiana for now. Next month my journey will take me even farther away from my family for an extended amount of time. Once I can get myself settled in I will be back amongst you my friends. Please pray for my family during this time we are apart. Thank you for your time and understanding.

Changes

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Today marks an end

Having to say goodbye to so many friends

A change in life

Can bring so much strife

Uncertainties abound

Clarity often not found

Praying each day

That God will lead my way

An end to a chapter

One that was full of tears and laughter

A new journey I start

Following the call within my heart

A new road ahead

On wings of an eagle I am led


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com

 

Hello Out There It’s Me!

Just an update for everyone out there in Bloggerland. I haven’t really had much chance to write much and when I do my brain has been going on overdrive. I am in the midst of a huge change in my life which I am both excited about and a bit scared about. The where I will be going is mostly figured out, just a lot of unknown still ahead. I ask prayer for my way ahead for not only myself, but my family. I won’t say too much about what it is right now, but I will give a hint that the name of my blog is a good give away. Hopefully my brain will settle down and let me get back to writing. I tried the other day and it felt like my head was going to explode. I hope to try to catch up on reading many of your blogs soon. Of course on top of this all I have been working long hours in my current position due to the bad weather that has hampered our state over the past week. I hope for the best for all of you out there. I pray for safety and health for you all. Stay in touch and I hope to reenter this family of bloggers soon.

 

American Pastime

Here is to an American Pastime, something I use to look forward to as a kid with my friends in my old neighborhood. Sitting around listening to Brewer Games on the Radio.  Here are a few of the ball fields, I would love to go to. Baseball means Summer is here (almost).

PNC Park – Pittsburg, PA

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Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, Ohio

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Fenway Park – Boston, MA

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Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

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Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO

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Empathetic Heart

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Thoughts of past days run through your mind

Some full of fun and others not so kind

Thinking back on those times bring despair

Makes you wonder why do I care

What makes you this way you ponder so deep

Causing your heart to tear and weep

The person you are is so full of so much love

You find ways to show compassion like our God above

When people are hurting, you feel that too

An empathetic heart reaching out to those sad and blue

So, caring for those who despair

You are a person so full of tenderness, kindness and grace

The reason you feel is because of how much you care

I am so amazed at the beauty inside

A heart and soul so amplified

By the tenderheartedness found in you


*Dedicated to my wife who has the biggest heart full of love that I know. She cares so deeply for people and I am always amazed by you.*

Time

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Time is always moving

Something we think we can control

Always believing we have more than we do

When time goes against us

We always say I wish I had more

The real problem is not how much, but how we use it

Loved ones, friends and family

Always finding reasons why we can’t be with them

Always saying I have plenty of time

Then one day that time is done

Loved ones gone, friends go away, family grows older

We always complain I wish I only had more time

Take that time now

Tell your friends, family, children, and loved ones

How much you love them

Take that time and put away your distractions

Go on that trip, play that game or spend that time with them

Before it is too late.

 

In Remembrance

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Life so full of hope

A future so bright

So many lives did he touch

Smiles to all he met

Jokes and laughter staples in his life

Surrounded by friends until the end

A young man’s life cut short

We will never know why

God has a plan for all his children

Not only here but in heaven above

He is now an angel looking down

A light for those who knew him

His memory will never fade from our hearts

A young man who resides with God above

A world full of the hearts he touched below

Today we cry

Tomorrow we mourn

Down the road our paths will meet once more


In remembrance of a young man who we knew from a boy, who’s life was tragically cut short.  Rest In Peace…


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Friends

Growing up we make friends all around

Some are close and some you just know

They come in all shapes and sizes

For different reasons at different times

We love the time we spend with them

Hoping it will never end

As we grow our friends often change

What we enjoy and what we do affects what we do

Friends from school

Friends from the neighborhood

Friends from sports, church or so much more

As we go into adulthood our friendships change again

Marriages, children and changes to our lives

Now they come from where we work

Where we live and from who our kids know

The closeness we had when we were kids

Replaced by that feeling of unknown

Hoping for that tightness we had when we were young

Someone to laugh with and tell our secrets to

Sometimes we get lucky and find such a friend

We hope that they will be around through thick and thin

A friend like that is hard to find indeed


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