Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Ethan Zane

Ethan means strenth, and Zane means "Gods gracious gift", what a powerful name my beautiful nephew has.  The start of a wonderful journey.  He came into this world welcomed by his mother and father and brother and family.  What a gracious gift indeed.  Just looking into this face I feel a overwhelming love, can't wait to get home to see you this weekend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Picture I drew of Dena and Sherry

While home I saw this picture I drew of my two beautiful sisters.  The two most beautiful flowers God put on the planet to me.  My heart is full when I think of the two of them.  My sisters have always been there for me and no matter what they always care.  Through thick and thin and everything in between.  They have protected me from darkness.  Sisters of light thats what they are.  They make my world full of happiness.  If I'm sad they are there with a hug to lend.  They are there to laugh with.  They are my strenth when I'm weak.  They are my voice when I can't speak.  They are always there when I need an ear just to listen and be a friend.  They have shared a love with me that nothing can compare to.  They are my link to LIFE.  I've heard this before though the hurt and the pain, through the tears and the rain, because of sisters, I will never be the same.  Not sure if I quoted that right or not.   Anyway I love you Sherry and Dena.


Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Bridge of Lions

The Bridge of Lions is one of the most recognizable and beloved sites in St. Augustine. It's one of my favorite places.  In recent years, it's also been one of the most controversial.

After a 1999 Department of Transportation report declared the bridge "structurally deficient and functionally obsolete," city residents began a heated debate over the appropriate steps to take in repairing the bridge. Those concerned with preserving the structure's historical integrity sought a renovation plan that would allow the bridge to maintain its distinctive form; residents concerned about the increasing problem of traffic downtown looked at the renovation as a chance to build a new bridge that would stand up to modern congestion.

The DOT's $30.85 million plan for the bridge has been approved and leans toward the restoration camp: It slightly widens the road beds and sidewalks and erects a safety barrier between cars and sidewalks, but it leaves two lanes of traffic and keeps the bridge's original towers.

Even though the plan is approved and wheels are in motion to start work on the bridge renovation, opponents of the plan continue to voice their displeasure.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Thinking of Mema

I was thinking of Mema on Sunday.  It was her birthday.  There's still not many days that go by that I don't think of her, you can't say the word spaghetti without me thinking of her.  I still miss her very much.  Here's a little something I wrote about her in one of my journals.  http://journals.aol.com/deveil/CelebrationofMyExhistance/entries/1013

I can't believe she's been gone now for almost three years.  I never realized until she was gone what a big part of my life she was. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Big Brother Eli

I've been thinking about Eli tonight, he's going to be a big brother very soon, and a wonderful big brother he will be I'm sure.  Dena has been telling him all about his little brother Ethan Zane growing inside her belly.  He kisses her belly every night and talks to him.  I'm very excited for him, and Dena and Andy.  Our lives are about to be touched again in such a wonderful way.  We are blessed.

Monday, August 2, 2004