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17 November 2017

Father Solanus Casey

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Father Solanus Casey


Father Solanus Quotes:

"Blessed Be God In All His Designs"

"Thank God Ahead of Time"  
(quote engraved on bracelet)
            


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13 October 2017

Nature at its best

It never ceases to amaze me how incredible a picture like this is and how it makes me feel happy.  I am in awe at the determination of a little piece of nature pushing through remarkable odds and showing all its beauty.  Gardens are expected to thrive because that is their purpose and, of course, they were either put there, reseeded, or they simply are perennials.  It all depends on their genre.  But to find this, is spectacular.  We are so lucky to have so much beauty around us.  But to find something so unexpected and so out of the norm is quite a find.  It reminds me that nothing is impossible.  We are blessed.






28 July 2017

Miracle Dog

     James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center ... He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy.

     After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love.

     She darted away into the darkened hallway.

     Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James’ boss, Who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112 on her first run of the building, she leads James, James’ boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building.


     But she wasn’t through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James’ wishes she ran back in the building.


     On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapses.
James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears.


     Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. “She led us right to the people, before she got injured” the fireman explained.


     Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives.


     Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City.




29 June 2017

AOL (Sign On - Dial Up)



It was thrilling to go through the process.  The doors that became open to us to travel "out there" to amazing places.  It was a time when our lives began to change.....forever.


29 May 2017

Thank You


To all the USA Military for serving to give us Freedom.
Thank you to all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
May God bless you all.

10 May 2017

How I spent my birthday


A visit to Saint Bonaventure Church, Detroit.
Also the final resting place of Father Solanus.


A very special unexpected Birthday Blessing from Brother Richard.
I was caught off-guard when I received a blessing with this relic that belonged to Father Solanus since the early 1900's until his death in 1957.  I am still in awe that I was permitted to hold it and also take a picture.  This still takes my breath away and I am sure always will.  
It is hard to put into words how blessed I feel.


Recently I had done some research on the hospital where I was born, Grace Hospital.  The hospital was demolished in 1979.  After leaving the Monastery, I drove to the area.  
As I was taking pictures of the sign, I looked at the time.  It was two hours short of the time I was born on Mothers's Day 1948 at 4:43 p.m.


As the day was ending we celebrated our first bonfire of the season.  
We had chips, wine and Sander's birthday cake.
A perfect end to a lovely birthday.





Little B

Little B
Little B holding bridesmaid's bouquet, Busia's front porch

Believing

No one sees the stars during the day, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.
we don't remember days
we remember moments

1925

1925
My historical home ♥

Autumn

Autumn

Winter

Winter

Spring

Spring

Summer

Summer

The Outbuilding

The Outbuilding

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie
My very special companion. We found each other in August of 2006. It was one of those things when you truly know you found the right dog for you and that the dog felt the same way about you. And that was the beginning. I love coming home to my Sophie. She is still so much puppy, but I know how quickly the time goes by when the years aren't kind to dogs, so being a puppy for as long as possible is fine with me. She is loving and oh so affectionate. A true cuddler.

Bob

Bob

Bob

Bob
Here is my tailless cat. His best friend is Sophie. Watching both of them is so much fun. I hadn't expected to get another cat at the time I was at Petco looking at the fish. Then I heard that there was a pet adoption going on. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cats. So of course I had to wander over. I looked at the adoptees and my eyes fell on Bob. I asked to hold him and that was all it took. He loved being held and of course he was acting as charming as possible. I said "Wrap him up." Off we went to the car and headed home. Bob doesn't so much like to be held like he did that first day. But that is ok. He is my little buddy. He is very happy living with me and Sophie, but not so much Chloe. He pretty much keeps out of Chloe's way and when he forgets, she reminds him. Trust me, she does. :-)~

Chloe

Chloe
This is my darling little kitty that has been with me for a very long time. She loves only me. Unfortunately her mom cat did not take her prenatal vitamins and Chloe suffered because of it. She has been blind for a very long time. The amazing thing is it is hard to notice it. She gets around wonderfully. Sometimes I get sad when I think about it because she can't see how I love her. But she feels it. She knows I love her and accept her for who she is - even when she is a little grumpy (don't we all have those kinds of days I ask?). God blesses our animals and sends them to us to make life just that much better. On 9.16.09 - Chloe left our little family to return "home". I miss her very much, but am comforted because I know she is with Daisy, Dumplin and Andrew - and can once again see as she roams in God's Home. This little cat will always be in my heart. Hugs and kisses to you, My Dear Little Chloe. I am so thankful for our time together. xoxo

Gibby

Gibby

Gibbs

Gibbs
Gibbs is one of the most affectionate cats I have ever had (and there have been many). He joined my family in June 2015. He, like Bob, is a Manx, which for both of them, do not have tails. Gibbs loves to cuddle and is pretty much my little shadow. He was pretty low key the first year, but has evolved into a very active kitty. He explores constantly. I am so thankful we found each other. I love him to pieces.