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Sunday Thoughts

Today is my Moms birthday. Thirteen years gone, and she would have been 83 today.

I miss her. Not a day goes by that I don’t want to chat with her.

I want to tell her so much.

I am certain she sees all but I just want to share with her…get her opinion-hear her thoughts. I will say I think I already know most of them as I hear them in my head.

But I hope you understand that I just miss her voice, her thoughts and everyday things.

Blessings.

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Disney Without Kids

Okay…as most of you know…our kids are older–26 and 22–and both live out of our home.

Carmen (the 26 year old) has been to Disney with me the most often (lastly at the February Disney Princess 5k). She was not happy when David and I decided to go by ourselves.

We had a ball….really.When we got our magic bands verified (have had issues in the past), the attendant asked if we were celebrating anything. We looked at each other and said “Disney WITHOUT the kids!!” So we ended up getting buttons to say just that.  Cast members throughout the Parks (Walt Disney World) not only got excited for us but most of them gave us high fives! Ha!

But part of the experience, for me anyway, was the Star Wars part of Hollywood Studios. David met his favorite, Chewbacca, and we rode the newer Star Tours. We took our time and did what we wanted…no agenda…no kids getting upset that they didn’t get to do everything they wanted to do.I love this picture…me and my sass.

The photographers don’t tell you what they are placing in the photo…they just ask you to make a certain expression and look a direction. France EPCOT with Chip! Love it.

And met Edna Mode!! 💗💗💗 She was precious! I also have no memory of what was so funny.  

 Selfies, we took lots of them. We just loved being able to spend time together…playing at Disney.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

I have some friends that are going through times of uncertainty. I say that it will get better as it did for me but they are still unsure.

God takes us through something, I believe, to help those that go through it later. He brings you into their lives to show that His grace is enough.

Circumstances might be different, but the pain and healing are the same.

Looking back on my life, I never thought that I would be one to encourage others.

I am feeling blessed with my past (as difficult as it has been), because of who He has placed in my path. It is my choice if I assist, encourage or help. He places those that might need me to help…I feel anyway.

Blessings.

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Princess

It was such an honor to be a part of this event on Friday evening.  David was the announcer for the strong, amazing princesses (and Queen). I love these women.

These were his introductions:

Good evening! To Your Most Royal Highnesses, and your steadfast and devoted Escorts, I offer a warm and heartfelt welcome! It is my great privilege this evening to introduce your honored visitors. A gathering of Princesses from across the worlds of magic and imagination.

Kind, elegant, shy and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic, this princess was named by her parents after the goddess of the dawn, because she filled their life with sunshine. Put into a cursed sleep by the evil Maleficient, she was awakened by “true love’s kiss”. I am delighted to introduce the Sleeping Beauty herself, Princess Aurora.

Recently freed from the tower of evil Mother Gothel, this Princess is spirited, clever, kind, and very adventurous, with an amazing hairdo and a mean iron skillet. The true princess of the Kingdom of Corona, I am honored to present Princess Rapunzel.

Our next princess hails from the far kingdom of Agrabah. This daughter of a sultan is caring, strong, independent, and unafraid to speak her mind no matter what. Your Highnesses, I speak, of course, of Princess Jasmine.

img_2017Afraid that her power to create ice and snow could hurt the people she loved, she hid herself away, until she was rescued by her loving sister. Born a princess, but now the true Queen of Arendelle, please join me in welcoming Queen Elsa.

Born on the island village of Motunui, this daughter of Chief Tui inherited a love for the seas and voyaging. Loyal, strong-willed, and practically fearless, she is a true friend to her allies and the ocean. It is my privilege to present Princess Moana.

Raised as a scullery maid in service to her evil step-mother and step-sisters, our next Princess found her true love with the help of her Fairy Godmother… and an abandoned glass slipper. Your Highnesses, please join me in welcoming Princess Cinderella.

This next princess is near and dear to me. The loving, if headstrong and mischievous, daughter of mighty King Triton, she left her underwater kingdom to explore her love of humankind. Brave, curious, and blessed with a beautiful voice, I am particularly proud to present to you Princess Ariel.

I love this man.

I love where I work and what I am able to participate in.

The people that work this hard for so many–who make it seem effortless. I am truly in awe of their spirit.

Blessings.