Talk About Breaking Your Heart( I Love You Kelsi & Madison)

25 04 2008

Just for this day.

Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face.
and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly, all rumpled in your
flannel and I will hold you until you are ready.

Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and
smile and say you’re beautiful.

Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you
up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning, I am going to eat a huge breakfast , with bacon
eggs, toast and waffles, and you don’t have to eat any.

Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you
teach me how to put that 100 piece puzzle together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the
computer off, and sit with you in the garden blowing bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble
when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I won’t worry about what you are going to be
when you grow up or who you might have been before your diagnosis.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won’t
stand over you trying to ‘fix’ things.

Just for this afternoon, I will let you put all kinds of barettes in my
hair, and put lipstick on my face, and I will tell you how pretty you have made me look.

Just for this afternoon I will take you to McDonalds and buy us both a
Happy meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story
about how you were born, and how much we love you.

Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub and not get
angry when you throw water over your sister’s head.

Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the
porch swing and count all the stars.

Just for this evening, I will bring you glasses of water, and snuggle
beside you for three hours and miss my favorite show on t.v.

Just for this evening, When I kneel down to pray, I will simply be
grateful for all that I have and not ask for anything, except

just one more day.

Sally Meyer
C. 1999.
No portion of this poem may be reproduced, copied, or forwarded, without express written permission by the author.

18 04 2008

This struck me as brutally honest. I can’t tell you how sick I am of people riding around with a fifty cent magnet and saying that they are showing support. That does nothing but say I’m a douche bag. You really want to help, try buying a phone card so the men and women over there can call there families that are going through a daily stress that me or you could not even begin to fathom. Secondly its really getting scary to see how limited they are for replacement soldiers. Some of the redeployment stories make you just shake your head. Just think about this the next time you come home and say you had a hard day at work think about what a soldiers bad day entails. I’m sure that your bad day would fail in comparison. Just a thought

Secondly I’m sick of the people that drive foreign cars and drive around with the American flag on the trunk. I can’t even to begin to tell you how stupid you are. It’s not even worth the energy I would waste to continue typing.

Spring is here!!!!

17 04 2008

Well this is a great time and I love it. After making it through another treacherous winter in Buffalo it really makes you appreciate springtime. I don’t know there is something about the trees and plants budding that puts me in a great mood. Once again neighbors emerge from there bunkers to enjoy the weather outside. The noise of kids yelling and riding there bikes is a welcome change to the howl of the arctic like Canadian winds. Giving the window cranks a turn when the haven’t budged in months. Individually they may seem very small things but collectively it just kind of makes you smile from the inside. So I just want to say that i’m enjoying saying goodbye to old man winter.

Crazy Week In Buffalo

5 04 2008

Where do I start on this one. Well might as get the bad news out of the way. There was a terrible accident near the plant this week. A tow truck was picking up a abandoned car of the side of the freeway and a Chevy Avalanche struck the tow truck and ended up killing the tow truck driver. Well it turns out the guy driving the Avalanche was drinking at the casino. I worked with this guy years ago at the plant. All I can say is what a waste at so many levels. But you know what is more tragic is that so many times the drunk drivers don’t hurt themselves its the other innocent people and there families that pay the ultimate price.
Its been a long week though helping a friend with his new house. It has been fun though. But every time I do construction I relies how much I Hate Gm. In addition the idea of working there for less money is ludicrous at best. But my instincts are good and I know I will feel it in my heart when its time for a change. I have two things in my favor. One that I am intelligent and two that I will bust my ass to provide for my family. What else do I really need? I will land on my feet no matter what and you better believe when I hit the ground I will be running full speed and I will allow no one to stand in my way.

Tow Truck Accident