D’VANTE TODD EDWARDS
turns 18 today.
It is astounding to me as I reflect and I sit in the here and now and realize that my heart has now reached the age where he can legally vote, can drink, drive, and is responsible for each choice he makes in the world of grown-ups and the steps he makes.
He now will begin the journey of college; of the need to step up and step out
and I pray that the guidance he has received, the foundation that has been laid will continue to help him in all the decisions that are his.
Happy Birthday Baby,
I wish for you all that you dare to work for to see come to fruition.
My heart is wrapped around this young man as he walks with his head high and I pray he makes choices he will be proud of!
It was beautiful
It was stunning
It was more than words can describe
It was electric
It was magical
It was living the dream for Kamryn Elijah
the trip home was exhausting and not without hitches thanks to United and fog on those mountains!
The flights were delayed in Santa Barbara
first thing out.
I can’t remember spending so many hours at an airport since 8am when my flight didn’t not leave until 1:15, but Angie and Kamryn were due to fly to San Francisco at 9:40.
they were delayed and that is were it all began;
an ending to a week of Michael Jordan Flight School that was for the toughest of the tough.
As we parted, Kamryn let me know not to worry he was guarding that signed ball with his life, and he would see me today in Florida!
They were worried if they would make the connection secondary to the delay on the front end of the plane.
Let’s be hopeful here
after all, it’s been a week and all are exhausted now, all that is left to do is sit for hours on the plane right?
To Denver, then Tampa. CHECK
Memories and smiles as I think of all that has happened.
Kamryn and Angie who I now call “Zolo” after her horse; San Fran and then to Charlotte NC
only to drive 2 hours to their home; sleep and then Kamryn and Mom/Dot/COB
will board a plane to come here this afternoon.
memories, all great; plans in the making for next year underway, thoughts of upcoming sleep on the immediate radar, and next week joys of shooting hoops from the pool with jumpman Kamryn.
STOP THE THOUGHTS
as I received the text:
“we’ve missed our connection”
Kamryn and Angie were misdirected by United to the wrong gate, then sprinting to the right gate as the door closed.
Now they are in SF, only to be told they have one flight at 10:20 pm
and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:28AM
More than 9 hours they will WAIT;
then fly all night.
Getting home at 8 or 9 this morning
only then for Kamryn to have to get on a plane at 1pm for Florida.
BOTH ARE EXHAUSTED.
I am up temporarily and hear my bed calling me back!
The thunder beings are rolling here,
I can honestly say that United Airlines was a huge disappointment on both ends of the trip;
for Angie and Kamryn;
bags missing on the CA end,
sending them to the wrong gate on the return and missed flight as a result.
when I look at that, based on a trip of dreams
it was like a gnat,
we brush it away and think of all the magic
and all the greatness.
Oh my it’s good to be home.
The rains are falling, the thunder is booming
soon the house will be alive with the energy of
and one tired little fella who now is not liking planes to much
but ready to relax as he relives the stories
“the best time of his life”
May the Creator bless you and yours,
may the day be filled with dreams realized
HOPE that fills your heart and your senses.
The fire is burning brightly here
and the sage is lit.
Prayers going up
For those coaches, staff and Michael Jordan,
For Aurora CO and her people
we are with you
Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel,
Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,
Ali, as she mourns the death of her “POP” in SC and now is receiving gifts from him from the other side.
For EE in Colorado who is having severe health problems and on going breathing difficulties out there and now having to make some difficult decisions on health choices, we are standing with you.
For Debbie Koenig we continue to stand as your beloved son Thomas O’Brien dances on the galaxies now.
For Dianne Gray and Ken in AZ;
For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
The fire is burning brightly,
the sage is in the air
for all who gather here
and all in the prayer bowl.
Heidi, Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children, Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien,
KM, Osh Kosh, Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,
Sherry C., Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles, Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink,
Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed, Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed, Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone tooo soon,
OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,
danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr, Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer as she now joins heavens musical greats;
Dianne, Ken, Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *http://www.negroartist.com/* what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . ..
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
Ah HOME SWEET HOME,
Walk in Beauty,
- Now a New Set Of Tracks With So Many Choices (drses.wordpress.com)
- Ohhh It’s Almost time, dreams coming true! (drses.wordpress.com)
- Walkin the Walk (drses.wordpress.com)
- Michael Jordan Flight School, “The Best Time of My LIfe” (drses.wordpress.com)
- At the Crab Shack! (drses.wordpress.com)