- Producer30/11/2016The FamilyHello, friends! Andrew Goldman here. Just as I promised on my latest stream to write a post about the family, here it is. Our world is a magical place. Everything is connected to one another. We are a part of one. But when it comes down to our...
Comments01/12/2016 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Andrew. You offer many words of wisdom. I think some of the problems in America and elsewhere stem from a breakdown of the so-called nuclear family, particularly in urban areas. I imagine it's gut wrenching for a child to be raised by a single parent, not to mention perhaps never knowing who the other parent is, where they are, or why they left. This replaces love and security with feelings of abandonment, guilt and remorse. Thus, the importance of family structure cannot be overstated IMHO.
I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing, my friend!
- Producer23/11/2016My Special Relationship With American ThanksgivingAmerican Thanksgiving will always bring with it a bit of sadness for me.Nine years ago, US Thanksgiving day was the last day we spent with our dad…Pete.Fort ErieMy dad was a kid in Fort Erie during the great depression. He learned how to scramble...
Comments24/11/2016 #7 Asesh DattaWhat an emotive feeling associated with Thanksgiving Day. Thanks for sharing. Nine years ago, Jim, you were so lucky that since that day every thanksgiving day like today you are specially praying for him. So nice for such coincidence and you should be thankful to the 'bus driver' who escorted your Dad away. So nice and blessed all of you are. Started in Fort Erie and a fort (effort) which was so dear to your Dad and he wanted to escape from effortlessly. Great and thanks for the insight. Regards23/11/2016 #4 Bill StankiewiczWOW, @Jim Murray, great post here. My father was in the Polish Army in WWII & served in Italy & in the Monte Casino raid where his division routed the Germans. My father was later captured by the Germans & was in a POW camp, escaped & then later captured by the Russians & later released. He was given a beautiful sterling silver bracelet by the govt from the raid on Monte Casino that I still have. He has since past & had many stories about WWII when we talked. Here is some info about the raid: But the day is ours and a great victory has been won. Last night we received an operation order for the attack on Cassino in which we were to take part. It was to be supported by two squadrons of N.Z. tanks.
But when the infantry probed the outskirts they found little opposition, and many Germans gave themselves up. There was some sniping and some machine gunning, but this was soon overcome, and in due course the place was mopped up. Some casualties were caused by time bombs left by the Hun.
Later we learnt that the Polish ﬂag was ﬂying over the Monastery. It was very ﬁtting that this should be so, for the Poles have suffered dearly. Georgi, the Polish liaison ofﬁcer, told me that the hills behind the Monastery were absolutely indescribable. Hundreds of dead lay all over the hillsides, Americans, French, N. Zealanders, and now Poles. best regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah , Georgia23/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergKudos Jim on your excellent storytelling which is impressive and admirable. Also, thank you for sharing such a personal and moving story. I really enjoyed reading it, as I reminded me of my late father.
Having lost my dad a few years ago, I can relate well to your statement: "My dad was very much in my life for most all of my life. I miss him every day."
My dad likewise served in the military, albeit in the Army, 10th Mountain Division. We also enjoyed going to sporting events together. We had season tickets for the NY Jets football team (NFL). They used to play at Shea Stadium in Queens back then. And while the Jets usually lost more than they won, the father-son bonding was always a winning experience which I will cherish for the rest of my life.
God Bless them both!23/11/2016 #2 Loribeth PiersonWhat a wonderful buzz Jim in honor of your Father. I am sure he is looking down and smiling on you today. My Papa passed away 19 months ago today from esophageal cancer. Not a good way to go at all. I still miss him every day and reading your buzz has brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure there will be more tears with the family tomorrow, but tears of remembering what a great man he was. He will forever be my hero.
- 23/11/2016My friend, @Ray Stasieczko, a "newBee," shares his thoughts on the traditional Thanksgiving family gathering. Please join me in welcoming Ray of Missouri, USA, to beBee. Ray is also a columnist at "BizCatalyst 360" http://bizcatalyst360.com/our-columnists/?author_login=raystasieczko
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- Producer23/10/2016We, Our Grandfather and His Inspiring TalksPerhaps, after receiving love and care from parents, children get an extra bonding love from their grandparents. After all, grandparents are like caring guardians, full of blessings and love, and always ready to inspire with their little stories...
Comments26/10/2016 #9 Mohammed A. Jawad#7 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments, and in fact, reading your response refreshed my memory in many ways. Indeed, the presence of parents and grandparents is both blessings and bounty. We ought to revere them, with all humility, for their love, care and mentoring. I am glad to know you had wonderful times listening tales to your maternal and paternal grandfathers :) Aha…then, the strict precepts, out of sheer care and love, that comes from them…do this, do that, avoid this, follow that…:) your story too reminded me things of past…street lights, moths immediately after sunset, petromax (that we used to light in our home when we were bereft of electricity for almost 5 years due to heavy bill). With such lovely parents, I presume that you had a lovely tutelage. Once again, thanks so much Praveen Sahab! :)26/10/2016 #7 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat's a lovely tribute to your dear Grandfather, dear Jawad! Parents provide love, care and affection while grandparents instill truths and wisdom, through their stories and their games with the children who more or less look at them like playmates! Am glad that his strength of character and his words have stayed with you. I had a quiet, smiling and stoic grandpa from my Dad's side and an outspoken and flamboyant one from my Mom's side. Both had their own tales to tell, from the memories I have. :) And they were quite a contrast even in their complexion. The former was brown-complexioned and the latter was very fair and golden-eyed! Yes, their generation, unless educated well or endowed with family properties, had to endure a lot of hardship. My paternal Grandpa's COUSIN also called Grandfather by us, was a unique gentleman for his time. Not having the wherewithal to pursue schooling he used to tell me how he would sneak into classes, with waste note papers and pencil stubs and rubbers thrown away by other students, listen avidly, make notes, come home walking miles to sit under a solitary dim street petromax/gas lamp surrounded by moths and crickets, read and memorise; and then rub away / erase the notes to reuse that paper for many times... and finally managed to earn a place in school through sheer tenacity of purpose that was noticed by his uncle who supported him subsequently. He was a master at Urdu, Telugu, Hindi and English. He spoke English with a proper, commanding British accent and had such an amazing command over Grammar, that even higher officials used to be cautious speaking to him in English! He rose to the ranks of a Tahsildar before retirement.26/10/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story you shared about your grandfather @Mohammed A. Jawad. I love the photo. I'm glad you had many years to enjoy with your grandfather and he shared his knowledge freely. It's so nice when you have such a great relationship with family members because there's a lot to pass on to future generations ( a lot of good, that is).24/10/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad#3 @Deb Helfrich 🐝 Thanks so much for your appreciative remarks. Yes, sometimes we ought to delve into our past to recall something most prized. What matters is attitude. And our grandfather was a man of good, cheery attitude. Thanks, once again for liking this post.24/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich 🐝I feel richer from getting to meet your grandfather through your memories and words, @Mohammed A. Jawad. I have seen a very similar quality in many of your buzzes - they are inspiring talks! What a wonderful time we do live in for his story now to be told virtually to a worldwide audience.
- Producer22/09/2016Daddy"Greater things are believed of those who are absent." TacitusI didn’t know much about my father until I was 18 years old. I knew who is was, but his life was a mystery. I lived most of my life up until that point, where my mother was home with...
- Producer15/09/2016The Bowery The Bowery I was maybe six years old. I was with my parents and sister in the 4cv. A tiny, rear engine Renault. We were a little bit lost, tangled up underneath the Manhattan Bridge in the Bowery. I don't recall why we were there. There...
Comments20/09/2016 #7 jesse kaellis#6
I can see running out of these stories. Then I'll have to write more. I wonder if I even still have a voice, or have anything worthwhile to say. When a writer starts to imitate himself -- he's doomed. I could write about anything there are events in my life that might resonate with other people. My father's dementia for example. Over five million people a year are newly diagnosed in the US with dementia. 500,000 in Canada. I'm reluctant to write that up for some reason. Thanks again, Lisa.20/09/2016 #5 jesse kaellis#3 From "I'm clean, I'm alive, and I'm living." The last story from my book.
It is difficult to imagine how I am going to make a tidy, happy ending. Although really it already is, basically, in the sense that, I mean, you can't take the pain out of living. Not without taking the living out of living. If you want to be a booze ghoul, a drug zombie, yeah, you won't feel a thing and that is worse than the pain. Here is the demarcation point for me. Hiding in my room doing drugs and masturbating, or I'm involved with a woman and her children. I have a chance to make a difference in real people's lives.
EST was okay. It was meant to be confrontational. I blossomed as a public speaker in the seminars. I found a power in myself that I never knew I had. EST dissolved in 1985 and morphed into the Landmark Forum, a kinder gentler EST.
Thank you, Lisa, for taking the time to read my story and comment.20/09/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherA glimpse into your early life @jesse kaellis, the EST sounds a bit brutal for a young person. You summed things up well with your last sentence. "You just can't take the pain out of living", if we could, everyone would be happy all the time. I guess we have to experience pain to understand what true happiness is. Thanks for sharing!20/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley@jesse kaellis ... I think of everything you've written, I like this one most. Maybe it's because I too cut everyone off, and reconnected, and have found the circle of life. We are all a part of our family, and no one, no circumstance nothing can be perfect. Think you brought that point home.. Sharing with the gang.. @David B. Grinberg @Laura Mikolaitis @Pamela L. Williams @Fatima Williams @Lisa Gallagher @Jim Murray @Ken Boddie @Don Kerr Daniel @Daniel Donachie @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
- 07/09/2016Don't Ever Shame Your Child - My rant for today!Don't Ever Shame Your Child Matt has created The Man-Up Project to help men navigate their lives in a way that is healthier, happier and more fulfilling: Whether you are a single dude,...
- Producer31/08/2016A covenant for honouring children Jena Ball's superb posting (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jena-ball/the-science-of-kindness) is the inspiration for this post as well as Robert Cormack's contribution to the commentary thread on that post. Regular readers will know that I have two...
Comments03/09/2016 #12 Jena BallThank you for the kind words and much needed inspiration this morning Don. I was delighted to hear you are a fan of Seigel's too and to read Raffi's covenant for children. But the line I loved the most was, "They are not 'little adults' nor are they empty vessels awaiting filling by our education systems and parental values." If we could JUST get that - really let that sink in, then we might approach education as the honor it is and embrace the opportunity it presents to tap into some powerful learning of our own. Do children need protection, guidance and help navigating the world? Yes, but their growing, exploring and ravenously curious hearts and minds hold great gifts and reminders. I see it every time I step into a class and the kids and I greet each other with "Helllooo!" Exuberance, joy, a willlingness to be goofy and a ferocious kind of love infuse our interactions. I am getting as much as I give, and I am grateful. Anyway, I did not mean to write another blog post, but to,thank you for yours and to say I look forward to reading more about your adventures with Samuel and Gabriel. - Jena01/09/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Don Kerr this is beautiful and in agreement with principles of this "covenant" . Raising my own children was a reflection of what I wished for as a child.We got the 'rod' so many times it made me shun abuse in any form. Quite interesting post. Thanks for sharing!01/09/2016 #8 Praveen Raj GullepalliNice thoughts and great efforts there dear Don! Lotsa younger parents would surely benefit from some of those principles right there. While circumstances do not always permit that kind of time, learning and attention in every case, one could at least pay attention to one thing the most, in shaping young lives. Their Affinities. And simply do the best one could to encourage them there with max focus. Be a Guide. Values, morals etc are things they are most likely to pick up from parents, the key Influencers. They would form associations at school to learn from otherwise, the Connections. It is sad here that they no longer have Moral Science classes featuring some great stories and parables in schools...those classes taught us a whole load of Proverbs, the import of which hit us ''epiphanistically'' in later years one by one, while experiencing things ;) Anger is the ugliest emotion that could be displayed in front of kids. To be avoided at all cost! :)31/08/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien 🐝it sounds like a kool household I think we should send you more children you seem gifted :-),as far as music is concerned we all share a love of rock with a lot of choub choubi dou wha in it. To your family @Don Kerr View moreit sounds like a kool household I think we should send you more children you seem gifted :-),as far as music is concerned we all share a love of rock with a lot of choub choubi dou wha in it. To your family @Don Kerr :-) Close
- 23/08/2016As far as I understand beBee welcomes all types of content. We are given tools to silence what we don't find relevant. So if you think this 30 sec video of Little Ashley Owen is irrelevant, by all means hit the "Mute User" button!Jambalaya Little...
Comments24/08/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#8 Oh no you would really would not want to inherit my video editing skills ever. It is something I will start to learn about further down the road, and even then I remain the art observer rather than the artist, so I loved the black and white texture, the timeless capture of cute and the balance of gradients in the title sequences.23/08/2016 #2 Dean Owen#1 Yeah, funny to watch and particularly so since she has no idea what most of the words mean (neither, for that matter, do I) It's like me trying to memorise a Gypsy Kings song, but that would take me a few weeks. She got the gist of this one after listening to the song about 5 times! Thanks @Deb Helfrich 🐝
- Producer17/08/2016My BoyMy son was born on 8/7/88. My wife was scheduled to induce, as he was late, on 8/8/88. He showed up early and ruined the opportunity to be the all “8s” baby. We knew right away he was going to be trouble. He was a terribly cute child, with bright...
- Producer12/08/2016Chinar Talks - The Tale of a Yellow CockatielI am fortunate to have a very nice, friendly and hospitable neighbor. Its a family of five. Husband, wife, a daughter, a married son and his wife. They have two more members in the house. A male and a female cockatiel. Three years back they brought...
Comments14/08/2016 #29 Anees Zaidi#25 Dear Irene Hackett the video is very cute and the whistle it makes is amazing. Sibling rivalry is a very common phenomenon in growing children and it not necessary always a sort of anger or hate. It is mainly out of a sense of jealousy which if properly managed brings health and pleasure in kids relationships. And yes, Thanking you for peeping into my 'heart'. It is the outcome of our joint efforts that is making our engagement at beBee healthy, diverse, enjoyable and of great learning.14/08/2016 #27 Sara JacoboviciGlad I had a chance to read your Buzz @Anees Zaidi. You are a natural story teller and you weave different threads of emotions into your writing. Regarding sibling rivalry, your readers have contributed greatly to the discussion. For me it is part of an on going, life long process of not feeling individually threatened by sharing another with who we have bonded or created an important attachment.13/08/2016 #25 AnonymousA lovely story @Anees Zaidi - I adore birds and the video clip is so cute! As in your analogy with the birds, sibling rivalry seems to be a vie for the parents' attention. Being the youngest of 7 siblings, I can't say our rivalry was the angry sort I often hear about. We competed greatly in games, playing whiffle ball and croquet in our back yard. Perhaps having a 'disabled' mom put many petty disputes into proper perspective for us - even at a young age. I agree whole heartedly with our friend @CityVP Manjit: "there is no textbook answer to effective and nurturing parenting." I love the heart I 'see' in your buzzes and in your interactions here on beBee. Thank you for sharing and be blessed!13/08/2016 #23 Anees Zaidi#22 Dear @Fatima Williams I have two daughters, both are married now. Before going to India for their higher education they shared the same room in our house. They always made sure that their 'sibling rivalry' does not come out of their room. In our small family it was her mother who brought them closer. My role was to let them help see 'what they are'. This way we as parent struk a healthy balance in their mutual relationship.13/08/2016 #19 Anees Zaidi#15 Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD you said "there is the simple place of peace between two kindred brothers." You are on the spot...there is a need to keep this place of peace growing along with their individual growth albeit competitive (healthy....) in their own right.13/08/2016 #18 Anees Zaidi#14 Yes @Gert Scholtz healthy competition should always be encouraged between siblings. As we know the role of parents in kids upbringing matters a lot. Paradox is that the at the most crucial formative stage of kids life, parents themselves are not so matured, experienced and seasoned. On top of that those years keep parents also occupied in fulfilling their aspirations and career challenges. With the absence of joint family system where grandparents would stay together and would support kids in their upbringings, we see unhealthy practices creeping into kids life. Thanks for your contribution to this debate.13/08/2016 #17 Lisa GallagherSorry to hear of your friend's loss of his Cockatiel. I agree if not handled properly sibling rivalry can become more than just a nuisance. Every child with a sibling will go through it. My children did and each time something happened when I wasn't around to see- one of them would of course, blame it on the other. I told them I was not going to play referee and they had to learn to settle their own battles. I finally put 2 chairs facing each other in a room (child size chairs) and I would make them go to the chairs until they admitted to the other what really happened and apologized. I made it clear they were only to tattle if someone was doing something dangerous as one example. They are good friends as adults. I really tried hard not to play favorites and to be fair. It's a fine act to balance. Good article with the link you left @Anees Zaidi13/08/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia HoffmanIt's important that parents recognize that sibling rivalry and jealousy is a part of growing up. Ignoring it is turning your back on helping your children mature. I have seen sibling rivalry continue into adulthood; and perhaps, in some cases healthy competition and in other cases immense dislike. Teaching children fair play early in life is essential. Thank you @Anees Zaidi for bringing your buzz to my attention.12/08/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz@Anees Zaidi We were three brothers constantly competing against one another. While it could be seen as sibling rivalry - it bound us together more than anything else. I think some competition in some form is natural between siblings. Parents need though to teach them the rules of fair play but more than that be attentive to each child's unique talents and idiosyncrasies.
- Producer15/07/2016How to help children cope with the shocking-terrible news on TVUnfortunately, I'm posting this article too often.It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. F. Douglas Children understand everything they hear and see around them.Probably not with the way we -adults- perceive...
Comments16/07/2016 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino#5 Hi @Dean Owen - no it's not Ok to shield our children from the real world, but we also don't need to expose them. I think you're doing a good job with your little girls :). And if you're such a good singer as me, better don't sing for the sake of your child :))))). Well .... maybe just sing along her favorite songs in the car and say it's a new version of the song just for her :). Have a wonderful day!16/07/2016 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino#6 Hi Phil Friedman - Thanks for your comment. Actually, not only Disney movies can be psychologically traumatic to children - video games, some books, etc. - without good parenting. Children are surrounded by information and other kids talk about the issues and grown up venting out their fears and brainwashed info. Unfortunately, a large number of parents have no clue on how to help their children to cope with all the info that they receive and hear to talk all day. My aim as a professional is to give some basic tips and insights to parents that don't know how to help their children. Children live in the same world as adults by with different, very different, outlook of life only because they are children needing parents with good parenthood skills.16/07/2016 #6 Phil Friedman#5 @Dean Owen, if you want to protect very young children from psychological trauma, keep them away from Disney movies until they are at least 10. For Most Disney films are actually very dark and terrifying, evidence the Lion King, Snow White, Pinnochio, and others. As grim or more so than Grimm. Cheers!
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- Producer11/07/2016I'm at War with my Son, Who is Actually a JEDI! This is my son, Braden when he was about 7 years old. (He's now almost 12) I've had custody of him since he was four years old and man has it been a journey! In fact, we are at war, and I absolutely love it! Let me explain..When I was 19, I was in a...
Comments14/07/2016 #20 Michael Hillebrand#19 ha! I love that you just asked me that! Braden would think for a minute, make it seem like he doesn't understand the question - with that same smirk - then ask "why not a soccer ball" just to see what you'll do. If you add that to the options, he'll know he won, and then he'll pick the golf glove.. he already has his own business. He knows what he's doing.. It's his world, we all just live in it. Lol14/07/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Michael Hillebrand, you have brought me to tears.. I know someone who is in the same place you were, same age, but a girl. I will get this post to her, and maybe she will feel it . Hey, I'm speechless, but I appreciate this and you more than words can express at this time! Excellent sharing.. Point Team Michael !12/07/2016 #16 Michael HillebrandWow.. @NO one, Hanife Hassan O'Keeffe, @Lisa Gallagher, David Gamella Perez, @Javier beBee, @Dean Owen, @Deb Helfrich 🐝, @Mamen Delgado, and @Don Kerr for taking the time to read this post and share your thoughts. I was actually sitting down to work on my company stuff when I suddenly felt compelled to write a post about Braden. (you're lucky it was a short story) I didn't mean for it to be that story at all, or for it to go that way.. Just started with the photo I wanted to use and went from there. To share a very small glimpse into that struggle, is something I have not been able to do well with others.. So your uplifting words, and encouraging confirmations, mean a lot. That post was a risk..12/07/2016 #15 NO one@Michael Hillebrand thank you for sharing this touching and inspiring story with us. I'm grateful for people like you in this world and even closer, in beBee. You are very smart because you opened yourself to the lessons a kid can teach you and better than that your own son. I admire you! Great great buzz!12/07/2016 #13 Lisa GallagherThis is very powerful @Michael Hillebrand! Many things in life aren't just coincidence and I also believe in Guardian Angels. Maybe yours made sure the song by Martina McBride played on what sounds like the lowest time in your life. Your son has one smart father. Some people never realize the lessons and joys a child can teach us. What a great story and your son sounds like a great kid! He scores another point!12/07/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich 🐝Fabulous. @Michael Hillebrand - This is the exact line that got to me: "He's not even trying. He's like a Jedi Master, and he's just smiling, making me think." The longer I am around, the more sure I am that we show up equipped with just about everything we need to make it. As long as we continue to use our thinking equipment, we can figure it out. And then you clearly have mastered giving him the one thing we need to get from our environment - love.11/07/2016 #7 Don Kerr“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don't just give up.” - Stephen Hawking Thanks for sharing this story @Michael Hillebrand Totally resonates with me, my boys and my continuous journey of learning.11/07/2016 #2 Aaron SkogenRESPECT! Michael, this is a great story. I often look at my kids and wonder who is teaching who, then again to your point, I don't really have to wonder. They have taught me so much and continue to do so every day. I think as parents, we're all just practicing with a purpose. Love the pics.
I wrote a post recently about some time with my youngest. I'd love for you to read it. . . https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aaron-skogen/sunshine-in-a-bottle-a-tapestry-of-painted-turtles
Again, great post.
- Producer08/07/2016The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 🏅There we were, stumbling around the Gold Coast in the dark at 5.30am, her mum, myself, and of course 'my little girl'. The fact that she's in her late twenties, married, and a successful career business women has nothing to do with the fact that...
Comments29/09/2016 #46 Ken Boddie#43 I'll accept your gracious compliment also, Deb. But just as well I don't rise early very often. If I allowed the philosophical to take over, then who would bombard the rest of you with all these bad dad jokes? Well perhaps I can think of one or two dad joke diehards, eh @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @Kevin Pashuk?28/09/2016 #43 Deb Helfrich 🐝"It doesn't matter how many times I watch the sunrise, each one is unique and heralds the start of each day with optimism, before our mental gymnastics diffuse this into a myriad of mankind's earthly moods."
Some unusual morning exertions seem to benefit your philosophical side, @Ken Boddie And while there are lots of things our loved ones do, one of the most profound is getting us out of our own heads and routines - so we can take advantage of the fullness of life.28/09/2016 #40 Lisa GallagherWhat a wonderful story about 'your little girl,' @Ken Boddie! I'm so glad you posted a link on my buzz to this. You described the pre-race weather, dawning of the sun and yes, parental jitters so well. I understand the pride you spoke so eloquently of!! There is nothing like it in the world. When our kids are little we have such pride over every new accomplishment they make in life never realizing we will feel that way through out their entire lives. It's such a blessing. Good for your daughter, it's a big deal to run a half marathon, my son's wife participates in half marathons too. Her goal is to do a full this year. When you spoke of daddy's little girl, I could relate because I always get excited and yes, I worry when my son does these extreme races; as you noted, things can happen and parents never stop worrying about their children no matter how old they are. The early mornings are so much fun (even though I'm not an early morning person), and your description of the morning says it all!! Love your line, "The things we do for our kids - the things they do to themselves - but there again, the things they can achieve!" Yes, the things we do and we'd do it all over again, wouldn't we?!! I really enjoyed reading this Ken. Good for you and your wife. Your daughter is beautiful, by the way!12/07/2016 #37 Pascal Derrien 🐝Long distance runners see races and HM and FM as a social events even though you are alone in the effort there is almost a mystical communion between all runners I run on my own mainly but see races as a disco for runners I am pretty sure your little girl was proud to have you around , my 10 year old little man did his first 5k race with me the other day when he raised money for a friend who cerebral palsy but one day he will be faster than me and maybe we will do a marathon together.....it is true that you were you are alone but rarely lonely..... :-)09/07/2016 #32 Donna-Luisa EversleyTag and keep me in the loop guys
Sometimes we need more tries
Keep me smiling with your stories
I like sharing all your glory..
If you cannot tag today
Frederico will not send you away
Just keep him in the loop, or I'll miss your daily scoop
@ken Boddie @Dean Owen, @Frederico Alvarez San Martin :-)
- Producer02/07/2016Miami Beach Bikini Delivery ServiceBikini Delivery Service in Miami BeachSo you just landed in Miami and you are about to hit the beach and you realize one of two things, either A the bikini you packed is just not going to cut it. Or B you forgot to pack one all together! Luckily for...
- 23/06/2016Silence Is Not Golden - Despite the common wisdom that one should say something nice or nothing at all, silence may not be the best strategy for good family relationships. http://bit.ly/28OIRlR
- Producer21/06/2016The Circle of LifeMy stepdad spent 2.5 years putting together a video compilation of my mother, her life with us, her life with him and with her grandchildren. The video was priceless. After mom passed and we were probably still in shock he asked us if we wanted to...
Comments23/06/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher#39 oops pushed enter before I was done @Qamar Ali Khan, she was my best friend. She was an awesome mom to all of us as many mothers are! Thank you so much for your kind words and words of wisdom. We are very excited about the upcoming birth, I probably wont be able to resist posting a photo or two after he or she is born!!23/06/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher#39 HI @Qamar Ali Khan, I had no idea that mother is the most precious and priceless gift in your faith, that's so enduring to know!!! I will have to remember what you said, "If someone asks you to define love, just say mother." I can say that with sincere truth in my heart!23/06/2016 #39 Qamar Ali KhanVery emotional, heart-touching, and so real story @Lisa Gallagher!. I'm just speechless. Mother is the most precious and priceless divine gift. In my faith, we believe that the heaven is under the mother's feet, and the father is the key to the heaven's gate. These two relations are the most important. The love of mother is the best representation of sincere love. If someone asks you to define love, just say "mother". I understand what you have lost and how you feel.
As far as her own personal activities are concerned, she looked a marvelous human being, cheering, cherishing, happy, enjoying the life despite of the pains of life, loving wife, caring friend, and, especially, a thankful person. Being thankful to God and gratitude are the core qualities of a great and down to earth human being. I'm sure you and your siblings have inherited all the good from your mother and they are transferred to your kids as well. I know you Lisa and I'm sure you're a big taker of your mother's good nature. My all the best wishes to all of you and I pray your awaited little guest may become the reason to raise the happiness level for all of you.23/06/2016 #29 Ali AnaniAnd you moved me @Lisa Gallagher with your mother's simple rules of life and her wisdom. Memories don't die and your mother is remembered by you, grand children and the video. Life goes in circles and what sticks is the memory of people like your mother who taught you wealth of wisdom.
- 20/06/2016Have a Happy Daddy Day!www.bebee.com His Death My friends and bloggers, I could not let this day pass without sharing. In the past six weeks I have had the 'life challenges and...
- Producer20/06/2016My Knights in Shining Spanners!It was a moonlit night many moons ago, as Dad & I were driving back from a late night program in New Delhi. It was getting to be really late, I was driving through a particularly lonely patch of the road, not very safe, and the traffic was...
- Producer20/06/2016My Response to Recent Joe Pa Hating- Love Trumps Hate; Happy Fathers Day- From My Many Fathers- Dad, Joe Paterno & My Heavenly FatherJoe PaternoThe Father of Penn State, 1926-2012 - A Penn State StudentMy Father has had a great impact on my life. He's taught everything many things beginning in my youth from right and wrong, the family sports legacy, the arts and the finer things...
Comments20/06/2016 #2 Christopher TaylorSadly, my first comment seem to register here, maybe it will correct itself shortly. Nevertheless, thank you so much for posting this Christian @Christian Menges, it's been a wonderful reminder of all those wisdoms passed down to me from my father - every single one a wealth of experience - some good, some bad... But I'll remember them all. Thank you.
- Producer20/06/2016Alice & The Stormy DreamHer name was Alice And she was eight Her room was her palace Her dreams different place Willow was her black cat A tabby of course Micah was her pet stuffed whale With him she was never lost One night as she lay...
Comments21/06/2016 #14 Mohammed A. JawadAha...a wonderful poem wherein here's a lesson that bad dreams do come and make our hearts timid with fear and dubious thoughts. The best is to forget such bad dreams and brush off any negative notions. Good dreams are a rarity, a beckoning beauty that breathes inspiration and when seen it should dearly remembered.21/06/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley#5 Thanks @Mamen Delgado ! You can see what Alice is up to on https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-the-tulip https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-saint-bear21/06/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley#6 Thank you @debasish majumder, I appreciate your comments. I do hope you get to see the other 2 posts published on Alice...https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-the-tulip and the latest one https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-saint-bear... enjoy!21/06/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley#7 Thank you @Mohamed Amroussi... it is a first to write on an illustration. Hope you get to see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-the-tulip and the latest one https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-saint-bear20/06/2016 #4 Dean OwenWhale I never ! And I have the perfect background music for this masterpiece, Willow by Joan Armatrading :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0rhsMAiKM View moreWhale I never ! And I have the perfect background music for this masterpiece, Willow by Joan Armatrading :
Thats so much @Donna-Luisa Eversley Close