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Thursday Thoughts

I guess there comes a time when every mother has to come face to face with their teenager and let them know who's boss. Mother/daughter relationships can be difficult during these years. This Thursday's Thought: "Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers." ~William Galvin The reason behind the thought: My daughter crossed a line last night. This line crossing showed blatant disrespect and has changed our relationship forever. My daughter turned 13 in March. It's only been a few months and one of my worst fears has already come true. The fear that she would one day forget how much I love her and how much I've been here for her through the years. I've never had a teenager before and this is all new to me, but one thing I am not going to do is play friends with her and allow her to disrespect me.

My Daughter's Walk Team Video

Check out our Walk Team Video for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. We're getting an early start this year and I am hoping to get more people involved. I chose the song "Some Say Love," sung by LeAnne Rhimes. I think this song is so beautiful. It's like she is singing a poem. Here are the lyrics: Some say love, it is a river, That drowns, the tender reed. Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves, your soul to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, An endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower, And you it's only seed. It's the heart, afraid of breaking, That never, learns to dance. It's the dream, afraid of waking, That never, takes the chance. It's the one, who won't be taken, Who cannot, seem to give. And the soul, afraid of dying, That never, learns to live. When the night, has been too lonely, And the road, has been too long. And you feel, that love is only, for the lucky, and the strong. Just remember, in the winter, Far beneath, the bitter

In Search of a Good Song

I am putting together a video for our family's JDRF Walk for the Cure Team. The video will be about my daughter's life and struggle with diabetes and will contain text and images. I have everything except the background music. Here is my list of songs to choose from (none of them seem to fit): When You Believe-Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston Some one's Watching Over Me- Hilary Duff Angel of Mine - Monica If I Could - Regina Belle Everybody Hurts -R.E.M. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera Wind Beneath My Wing - Bette Midler Hands - Jewel Because You Loved me Tears in Heaven Okay, so these are basically a bunch of songs that I love and find inspirational, but none of them seem to fit. Does anyone know of a good inspirational song, or a song about hope, or persevering?

"We'll match you, dollar for dollar"

Not long ago I posted a Blog about this wonderful organization and how they are helping inner city youth experience life outside of the city. I think this is great because it is at no expense to the children and could make a world of difference in their lives. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so! A group of generous donors has decided to match all donations received in the month of June, dollar for dollar. Please donate by June 30th so that your donation can be matched. If you'd thought about this before and thought to yourself, "$25.00 is nothing." This is the time to erase that thought. This month $25.00 is $50.00. So if you can spare it, and you feel that this is a good cause, please contribute to The Fresh Air Fund .