Thursday, July 28, 2011

Operation: Love Reunited ♥


Earlier in the week, I had the privilege to meet this precious young family.
Dad is an American Soldier.
Please take advantage of the comment section below and tell him Thanks!
Thank him for his part in helping those of us here at home to continue to live with the Freedoms granted to Americans through the sacrifices of our Military's great men and women.
Mom is a beautiful young woman, who clearly loves her family and Loves and supports her Soldier.
Miss A, well, she's just too adorable and hammed it up for me good. I also like that she has curls like  kids in my own family.

Thanks so much C Family, for honoring me with this privilege.
I had a great time and it was a pleasure meeting you.
God Bless You

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God Bless America
Land that I Love, Stand beside Her and guide Her,
Through the night with a light from above
From the Mountains to the Prairie
To the oceans white with foam...
God Bless America
My Home Sweet Home
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Till next time,
Have a Great Week!

~Deborah
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Running on Empty, While I'm Running Behind....

In trying to be more prompt in journaling...
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I hope these pictures speak to you


Black Creek Revisited

Quietly




So Renaissance{ish}


2008 {Archived}

Shady Lane


Eastern BlueJay


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 Spanish Moss


Bromeliad Bloom


Just Ducky

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I Love Summer



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Have a Fabulous Day!




Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrate America's Independence



Celebrate America the Beautiful!
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235 years ago, our Founders adopted the Declaration of Independence. Today, we are citizens of the oldest, freest and most prosperous republic in the world. This Independence Day, let us celebrate the 56 men who had the courage to declare to the world "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Let us also remember those who have ensured these words live on today. The members of our Armed Forces who have fought battles around the world to ensure that no foreign enemy could threaten our 'unalienable rights' deserve our unending gratitude. As do countless Americans in every generation of our nation's history that have stood vigilantly in their everyday lives against any attacks on and infringements of the rights laid out for every American in the Declaration of Independence.

Ronald Reagan once called the Declaration of Independence "a document destined to be as immortal as any work of man can be." And he was right. This document, crafted and signed in a time of great turmoil, has been a guidepost not just to our country and people, but to people around the world. The principle of a nation whose government is empowered by the consent of the governed has inspired democracies in every corner of the globe.

As we join our family and friends in the comfort of barbeques and fireworks, we do so knowing that many are also burdened by worry and uncertainty. There is no question that our nation is facing tremendous challenges. We have a sluggish economy, high gas prices and unsustainable levels of debt and deficits. Yet, I have great confidence in the resilience of America and that of the American people. This is not the first time our nation has faced challenges, and this is not the first time we will rise up to meet them.

Because of the unique conviction, commitment and optimism of the American people, we have always come out of the tough times stronger than ever, and I know we will do it again this time. One reason for our resiliency is our faith in individual liberty. For over two centuries, in good times and bad, the democratic principles that have guided our nation have not been compromised. The ability of Americans to rise up and make their voices heard has continued to show the world the benefits of living in a free democratic republic. And our nation will continue to be a symbol of hope to men and women around the world for many generations to come.

I am proud to be an American, and am proud that we remain a nation that inspires, but we must also remember that our freedoms are not free. We owe our continued way of life to the many courageous men and women, from the Revolutionary War to the wars of today, who have and continue to serve and sacrifice to protect our liberty. On this July Fourth, I hope we all take the time to reflect on the modern-day patriots that are serving, on their families and on the fundamental rights that make us quintessentially American.

Sincerely,

Congressman Kevin McCarthy

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It's Independence Day!
Teach your children!
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The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.





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Please take a moment to read it. Also please read
The Declaration of Independence
Teach it to your children and your grandchildren.
God Bless America!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Baby Dog, Baby Love ♥


The Days of Sorrow and Sadness...

These are the chronicles of my last days with my precious babydog.
He was very sick over the weekend. He stopped eating on Friday,
and started throwing up late in the night.
Friday night he wouldn't stay on the bed with me, so I slept on the floor with him.
Friday night and all day Saturday and all through the night we slept under his favorite window.
He was so strong, right to the end. He somehow still had the strength to go outside.
 He absolutely would not go potty in the house. Or even on the deck. I told him he didn't have to go down the ramp, but he did go down the ramp. Every time.
Then I'd pick him up and bring him up the steps. He wouldn't let me carry him down...

Sunday night we slept on his bed in the dining room.  I knew he was leaving me.
I, in my human selfishness "needed" some last pictures...
These were all taken on Friday 28 May.
Then I put the camera away and we began our 11th hour vigil.

I don't really know how to express my feelings of those last three days.
The pictures will be my words.
{I did at least show him enough respect to not let him see the camera.}
On Memorial Day Zeke went to be Jesus' dog.
He died in my arms while I stroked his belly and his feet,
breathing in his sweet puppy scent one last time.
 My tears wetting his Beautiful Brindle fur while Nuzzling his neck,
 I whispered my love for him in his ear as he quietly left this world..
He is Forever Loved, I am Forever Missing Him.
This past month has been the Longest, Lonliest month of my life.

The Best Dog Ever

 A Sunset for my Zekey Poo





Zeke loved this window.
He's always had a bed right in front of it and could soak up the sunshine when it was cold out.
Or enjoy the Summer's Day in the cool of the A/C while looking out at the birds and squirrels. 



I LOVE the pattern of his Beautiful Brindle markings.






I lift my eyes up to the Heavens...
Sugar Pie Baby Dog...
Mama Loves Zeke
Rest in Peace Sweet Boy

Zeke Flowers
10 June 1997 ♥ 30 May 2011

♥♥♥ Please view the two previous posts to see Zeke in his Glory Days! ♥♥♥
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