This is a favorite song/poem that Jerry Davis brought to my attention. In fact, the last two songs I featured on the blog were Jerry’s suggestions. This time, you will hear him recite it with that great country voice of his…
After the video, I’ve added a few photos of Pat and Jerry Davis. The best two people you’d ever want to meet…
It wasn’t exactly love at first sight. I wasn’t used to having two youngsters around. They weren’t/aren’t exactly wallflowers, either. They weren’t cute enough to get by with what the really cute ones do.
But that all changed…
They are the two cutest things you could ever imagine. They both have personality plus and they are so, so smart. With the help of a trainer, they have taught Kip and I all kinds of things. We sit, stay, rollover, and hardly ever bark anymore. They have to keep a lot of treats on hand, but if that’s the price of learning to behave, then it’s worth it,
Today’s beautiful song…Sit, Stay and Listen
Be a Goldenrod From “Rhymes for all Times by Mary Francis McNinch
You’re a baby sleeping soundly and your mother stands nearby.
She listens for a whimper or a cry.
Her heart is full of love and her thoughts are full of fears.
Don’t let me fail this child, she prays through tears.
Will the face that looks so peaceful match his feelings deep inside?
Can she be the kind of mother whose child looks at her with pride?
Love is Faith…
You’re a youngster starting school and your mother says goodbye.
She’s so happy you’re excited. There’s a twinkle in her eye.
But school is really hard. You try your best but it’s too tough.
The other kids convince you that you just aren’t smart enough.
Your mother has your eyes checked and your teacher gives you tests.
And the reason for the problem manifests.
Love is Courage
You’re a teenager and troubled by what’s happening at home.
Even with the others there, you feel like you’re alone.
So you run around with kids who are going through things, too.
You make promises you’ll do things, but you just can’t follow through.
Your mom, lost in a sea of guilt, knows things have gone too far.
She wishes she could help you to be who you really are.
Love is patience…
You’re a young adult and you’ve worked hard to turn your life around.
Life is never perfect, but you’ve climbed to higher ground.
Once again your mother prays through tears.
So very much has happened through the years.
She knows she did the best she could, but doubts her child agrees.
She made mistakes and didn’t see the forest for the trees.
Love is forever…
They took a bumpy road, but found a place to make their peace.
And in the end they both came to believe.
They let others help them find what they couldn’t find alone.
They felt valued as they reaped the better seeds that they had sewn.
“They learned that all people are flawed, but God is God.”
Help someone with a challenge, today. Be a goldenrod
This video is a summary of where we are in our dog training, complete with an impromptu demonstration. I also discuss the Nutrisystem diet, and remind you to sign up for the amazing giveaway my niece, Erin is going to announce on the 28th. She might not be announcing the winner then, but that is the deadline to enter. I HAVE HIRED A NEW EDITOR!
This is the new editor…I was hired to make her blog look more like Gallant Heart Media (gallantheartmedia.com)…BLAHAHAHA
First, I would like to convey my heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy to the Brost family. They lost a remarkable family member this past week. She was one of those people who lit up the lives around her, laughed infectiously, and cherished those who laughed with her.
I’m posting a rerun of the Mesa, AZ gathering that was held in February of last year. It has been cancelled for this year and I was recalling how much fun it was to see all of the retirees from Jones County (SD) that were there the two times I have been able to attend. A great time was had by all.
Have you heard? Today marks the day! Seventy years ago, Queen Elizabeth was coronated. I was thirty-seven days old. I’m seventy, now, which means I’m platinum, right? It sort of snuck up on me. I sure hope the Queen isn’t too upset that I forgot. We have gotten pretty close over the years.
Considering the Queen has twenty-five years on me, it doesn’t seem so silly, now that Lav and I rode on the back of a red convertible in the 2016 All School Reunion. She was dressed as HRH and I was dressed as my eight-year-old self, which signified my first experience as a Queen. (See picture #9.) At the time Lav and I were only in our sixties. If we’re invited back, we’ll be Platinum’s. I like the sound of that. We’ll continue to prepare and wait for the phone to ring. If Queen E decides to hitch a ride across the pond with Airy and Windy, she can squeeze in-between us. Or maybe she can drive the parade car. (See picture #6.)
The Queen is truly the most amazing woman. She is modest, yet elegant. She takes her job seriously and she loves dogs… well corgis, anyway. She is smart and hard working and had a long, and successful marriage to Prince Philip. She has had to put up with the likes of Prince Charles and Cam. She has even lobbied for Cam to be named Queen Cohort, or Concert, or something like that when Charles becomes King.