Monday, June 28, 2010

Great Uncle Don

We lost a very beloved family member on Saturday. He was my Great Uncle Don. He was my grandmother's brother and one of 13 children. There is only one of them left now and that is my Uncle Benny.

Uncle Don was blinded at a young age so he has been blind for the entire time that I knew him. He owned his own business, he travelled, he played a mean game of Texas Hold 'Em and he always dressed so nicely :). His life was full in spite of his disability and his lovely wife Mary Sue is the same way - she too is blind but they are so independent and amazing :)

I was in such awe of him when I was a child because he would work the cash register in the coffee shop that he owned and he could tell the denomination of the bill or coin without anyone standing there to tell him what it was. People never tried to cheat him or trick him and everyone that knew him loved and admired him.

When he got sick (Cancer) - he never complained about the treatment that was so hard on him, or the fact that the rapidly growing cancer was taking such a toll on him. But it was clear to me, that when he was done, and he gave up, that it would not be much longer and I am thankful that his was not long suffering with such a horrible illness. He was a wonderful, loving, respected man and I am proud to say he was my Uncle.

Uncle Don we will all miss you and your wonderful sense of humor. You will NOT be forgotten.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another One Gone

Well the big "potential Job" went to an internal candidate.......this job search business bites...even when its not YOU doing it! I feel so bad for the hubby....he tries so hard, he is so smart, and so talented and he can't catch a break!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nothing Yet

Well its Tuesday and no call............is it yet another dead end job trail for the hubby?
I'm so tired of it all and I'm not even the one having to do the looking! However, I suspect if it was, then it wouldn't be so frustrating because THEN I could DO SOMETHING! As it is, I'm having to WATCH and it just makes me crazy!

I would ask for continued prayers but I know you are all out there with me........so thank you!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Ok so the door was closed on one opportunity for the hubby but the window to another was opened on the same day......so now we hope this is the one for this is the company he has wanted to work for for a long time.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010


After 4 months of searching and struggling the hubby finally got an interview.....so all our friends out there - pray and pray hard - this is a great opportunity and he sure needs it.....I'll keep you posted!

Navy Boy's wife - whom I now Call Navy Girl - leaves for Italy on Sunday. I know Navy Boy is just chompin at the bit for her to be there.......I wish them much happiness...NOW go see the world while your overe there :)

College Boy is just working and hanging out - thats about what he does :)

Thats it for now....remember that prayer :)

College Boy in the Snow

College Boy in the Snow

Navy boy in Greece

Navy boy in Greece