Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Touched My Heart

Children hold a special place in my heart. FarmBoy and I have been blessed with a pretty incredible child that is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out. Ky is a healthy, average 11 year old girl. As a parent, I think that one of our biggest fears is the fear of our child being diagnosed with some horrible disease or getting terribly hurt...or even worse, losing them. I am often reminded of how blessed FarmBoy and I are when I hear the radio-thon for March of Dimes, or when a terminally ill child comes into my office. Life is often taken for granted as we all sometimes overlook what is important.

I am briefly blogging this because today when I opened my email, there was the typical YAHOO headlines, and there happened to be a link of Beyonce singing at a concert in Australia. The brief headline mentioned that she dedicated the song to a of course, I wanted to check it out. I just love it when a "star" does something nice...especially, yep you guessed it, for a child.

So, I clicked on this link, not knowing that I would need a tissue. This girl, this little child, is battling Leukemia. While hugging Chelsea, she looked into her eyes as she sang "I got my angel now," before resting her head on Chelsea's chest. She also added the child's name to the lyric, "[Chelsea] I can see your halo, you know you're my saving grace."

I lost it. Plain.And.Simple. Wow..... As I am even typing this, it brings tears to my eyes, because I cannot imagine being that little girl's is quite humbling.

So take a look, and thank God today for your blessings!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The "New Moon" Trailer...

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I just do not know if I can wait until November 20th! Ironically enough, this was NOT my favorite book within the series, however, this trailer has me VERY excited!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meteor Shower TONITE!!

I am always a sucker for a shooting star.....quick to close my eyes and make a "reasonable" wish. Well, tonite will be a night FULL of wishes! Every August the skies are peppered with little bits of space debris that create the Perseid meteor shower--shooting stars! The Perseids get their name from the constellation Perseus, from which they tend to emanate like spokes from the hub of a wheel. Comet Swift-Tuttle, whose debris creates the Perseids, is the largest object known to make repeated passes near Earth.

So, I found a few tips on meteor watching! A few years ago, I counted well over 75 in an hour! I was a good little star watcher that year, and went outside about 1:30 am.

Good LUCK!!

~Find the darkest location you can, away from porch lights and other lighting.
~Use a blanket or lounge chair to lie back and scan as much of the sky as possible.
~Allow 15 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.
~Binoculars and telescopes are of no use, as the meteors move too swiftly.

Expect the shooting stars to arrive in groups. While scientists forecast 1 per minute during peak hours, the pace in fact tends to be higher for brief periods with relative droughts in between. Patience is truly a virtue.
The Perseids get their name from the constellation Perseus, from which they tend to emanate like spokes from the hub of a wheel.