Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season!!!! It really does bring me so much joy! At the same time I tend to feel a little heavy hearted around this time of year. December 13 is the anniversary of my brothers passing. It has been a very long time since he passed away therefore most years, while I do miss him very much, I usually feel strong and ok. However, this past year, while it has definitely been wonderful for the most part, we've seen and been around a lot of tragedy, therefore probably why I've been feeling a little more heavy hearted around his anniversary.
I was at my parents house the other night and my Dad pulled out a clipping from a newspaper and asked me if I remembered it. It was a poem I wrote about my brother when I was in 5th grade. We were required to write a poem about a person and honestly I can't remember what poetry style we were supposed to use. Anyways, as you'd imagine I completely lost it as I read the poem. When so much time passes you tend to forget those feelings, especially feelings that you felt as a 9 year old (I was 9 when it happened, but 11 when I wrote the poem). I told Matt that as I read it my heart broke and I felt like I was mourning for my 11 year old self, if that makes sense. I do LOVE the poem. It was therapeutic for me to read it and relive those memories. I love the honesty of a child. The poem is raw and truly how I felt and I love how sensors on a child simply do not exist. When I wrote this poem in 5th grade my parents sent it to my Uncle Chuck and he had it published in the newspaper. That meant the world to me. Here is the poem:
a mission, teaching people what is true
I love him so and hope to see him soon.
His shell lies deep in the earth, sleeping peacefully
His body is stiff and cold and very pale.
Sometimes I wish I was dead instead of him
He was handsome you see the girls went wild for him.
No one can hold me back from seeing my big brother
I remember lots of things we did together, but now
The memories are starting to fade away.
Him or her loving care
I will love him or her as if they were related to me
I know I will see my brother again.
I see my brother staring at me. I have visions of my brother
when I am reading and in my dreams.
Angel, sent down from heaven.
He was my best friend and he always
There is lots more,
But I never could describe how terrific my brother was.
Nobody to beat up and complain and cry on.
on. Nobody to bribe or threaten. Nobody to scare or make fun of.
But he will still be my best friend and stay in my heart forever.
Charles Mainelli, who submitted the poem to the Signal American, said he did so “to show that there are still good young people.”
-Isaiah 55:8-9: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. …
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”17
-This man lost his 8 month old child and here is an excerpt of his experience (This is from the 2nd talk):
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I had to mention the cutest prayer that Maddie said the other day: "Please bless Myla that she feels better. We are grateful she is feeling better. Please bless the bad germs go out and that the good germs come back, so that she can have a lovely day." I LOVE my girls. Maddie is a sweet heart who tries so hard. Myla is so hilarious and entertaining. Her personality has always been a strong one, but it has blossomed recently and I am once again smitten. Myla loves pointing out all her body parts, especially the belly button. And not just hers, she would be more than happy to point yours out as well if you ever have trouble finding it :) Well, Merry early Christmas from the Deter's!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Madeline is such a girl. She goes through such extremes; sad and dramatic one moment and then ecstatic the next.
Look at those eyelashes. I see Latisse commercials in her future.
Madeline thinks her pumpkin is her baby, she even brought it home and brushed its teeth that night.
Extreme happiness, it cannot even be contained!
Then drama. Gotta love it.
Madeline is OBSESSED with trains. I think Myla is too, since when Thomas the Train comes on she squeals with delight and dances like a mad woman.
Our very sad attempt at fam pics. It is next to impossible to get us all looking at the same time.
I love how this one turned out. My parents are awesome!
I cannot express the excitement that overwhelmed Myla when she was allowed to ride the cars. She is a big girl trapped in a toddlers body. She is ready to go out and tackle the world.
How blessed am I!
This picture about sums up Myla :)
This pic sums up how I feel about my girls!
I got to meet up with one of my old mission companions at the mall with our kiddos. Brings back some of the most cherished memories I will always have :)
First day of school! I am doing that co-op school again this year with some girl friends and it is going great so far. We are using the mother goose program, which I think is amazing and so much fun!
Monday, July 25, 2011
These amazing vendors (In n Out, Laguna Surf & Sport, Trader Joe's, BJ's restaurant, Mrs. Field's Cookies, Jersey Mike's Subs, Bagles and Brew, Marie Calenders, Paradise Bakery, Mangia Bene's restaurant, Costco, El Toro Meats, Spaghetti Factory and Spic n Span Cleaners) have donated more than $700 in prizes, ranging from gift certificates, clothing, gift baskets and delicious food. You do not want to miss out on this amazing raffle!!! Prizes will be mailed out Sep. 16, 2011, so hurry and get your raffle tickets.
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