dear james....

{life is a promise, fulfill it....mother teresa}

this morning while watching the national news,

i of course, heard for the first time, that they
had found james kim's body. the ulitmate hero
in his families eyes and in mine. sometimes it
is overwhelming watching the news. we are
constantly given images of celebrities who have
forgotten their panties, athletes who can't behave
themselves and refuse to leave their guns at
home...thank you
steven jackson - you make
indiana so proud. and yet on mornings like today,
it hits me of the
importance of what is real. dads
who go beyond
the norm to save their children.
mom's who take
the time to be mom's, not superheros.
people who
work to make our world a better place.

advent is a time to give, slow down and relish
the blessings that have been given to our
family. i received an email to day from marilyn
she talked about the need for help in new orleans
and while i visited her blog, i noticed an icon
for darfur awareness....please remember the
those in need during this advent season.

victims of darfur

our troops overseas and their families

the firefighters who are braving the cold

the sick, lonely and hungry

our families who need us to be present

the kim family and other families who have lost

loved ones

children who live daily in abusive environments

victims of katrina and other natural disasters

the ones who volunteer and make it a mission to
make our world a better place.

my blessings are true and many. my familiy, friends
my creative spirit. today my thoughts are with
the kim's and others who need happy thoughts and

wanna join me?

[get together - chet powers]
C'mon people, now smile on your brother,
ev'ry-body get together,
try to love one another right now.


la vie en rose said...

thank you for this post kelly. it was very touching and the reminder i needed today since i'm feeling a little grinchy...

KIM said...

Thank you for this beautiful post. Thank you for the reminder of the many blessings I posess.
Kim in IN.

Marilyn said...

It can feel so overwhelming sometimes to think of all the people in the world who could use our love and attention. It's a good daily reminder to fill our hearts with gratitude for all that we have. Thanks for reminding us to do that.