Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

Looking to Make A Donation

It's that time of the year when our hearts are full and we want to do something for our fellow man. Sometimes we are running around so much we don't know where to even look to make a great donation. Sure, I always drop my change in the Santa bucket but there has to be more.

 My oldest daughter attends Western Illinois University and she is part of an amazing fundraising project.

 "Dear Friends,

I hope you will consider supporting my participation in WIU Dance Marathon. All contributions will benefit and be divided among the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Any contribution will help, and all donations are tax deductible.

I am on WIU's first E-Board as the Finance Chair, this money we raise doesn't just help the families financially but it helps lift some stress from these families and gives the kids a comfortable environment to be in, this event and organization is very dear to my heart, any amount will help me get to my goal by Feb 1st.

 Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Support Me!" button on this page. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! For The Kids!"

You can link to her fundraising page HERE.. this donation will go directly into a fund sponsored by WIU, not into my daughter's hands.. So if you are looking for a way to share your good fortune, give a thought to this noble cause..


Monday, September 16, 2013

That One Perfect Moment

That perfect moment
Captured in Time
An exclusive memory

Standing Alone
with your hopes wrapped
around you like a blanket
on a cool winters eve

Ready to face tomorrow
Whatever life throws 

By things that may be
Things that might come
And battles not yet won

For this one moment
There is no challenge 
You can not win

No Dream you dare 
Not Dream
No Quest you dare
Not attempt

There is only 
this one perfect moment


Friday, September 13, 2013

Accept the Change

Blue Skies Ahead
A life of promise
All powerful desire

What lies beyond?
Those promises given
What dreams may come

Could there be more
Than the day to day 

Could the life ahead
Be so much more
Thank it seems?

Life may not be broken
maybe it should be
life is more than complacency

If it's not broken
Break it! 
Set the beyond free

What lies beyond
The blue skies of promise
Dreams of forever it seems

What lies beyond 
What we deem perfect
Hope, Faith, Love

Accept the change
Grow with your gifts
Soar with your dreams


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

When the Towers Fell

When the Towers Fell
Our lives did change
An innocence lost
Life rearranged

When the Towers Fell
moments passed like hours
Each second a testament
to steel girth powers

And yet the Towers Fell
War was declared
No thoughts of peace
For battle we prepared

Time marched on 
And the towers slept
Complacency returned
and the towers wept

Ever the Bastion 
We must stand tall
An implacable force
The permanent wall

Our enemies surround us
Our pride has been swept
and yet the battle cry remains
Always Remember, Never Forget


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Never Resting, Ever Changing

Never Resting
Ever Changing
Time sweeps by

Slowly Stealing
Life's Precious Moments
Minutes Until we die

Regrets, will follow
Undamaged time
Leaving us to sigh

Save not those minutes
But seek your dreams
Ensuring time will fly

Hold back not 
the hands of time
Rather let them Cry

Never Resting
Ever Changing
Time Sweeps By