Sunday, June 17, 2007

Inspirational Week

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Credits: Paper, Tape and Photo Frame from Lara Payton
available at DustyBear
Doodle Stars Freebie from Lisa Whitney's Yahoo Group
Visit here blog to join..
She sells at Scrap Artist
Font: Kgd Creative Scribbles from Kimberley Geswein
Kid...Proudly Mommas and Daddy's
It has been an inspirational week...
thank you for making it so special for Sammy and me too...smiles..
Sammy for a few days..was checking his comments..ever few seconds..but like most kids..after a few days...he slowed down with it..but we saved them and will print them off..from both 4 shared and blogger to put into this years scrap book...Thank you so very much for those beautiful special moments of happiness and excitement in our garden...
How Beautiful is That...
See how inspirational that was for him..and me too!
Okay that was the first inspiration this week..
Absolutely Beautiful You all Are so Special
Thank you.. Silvia and to Ikea Goddess for being so special to bring folks together to enjoy each other...that in my book is pretty cool..and if I missed someone..please forgive me and just let me I would not want to miss thanking you.
Inspiration Two
The Amazing Paul Potts
Hear him..Here
I am like Paul Potts..with my art..his words are really my words in with a different..passion...maybe that is where we go when it hurts and we are little children..
I think God watches over us...somehow...Sammy too!
Sammy loves to sing...will sing in his room..and his momma..silently listens to him..and he don't miss a word...but he can't say his alphabet..or a nursery rhyme completely..and I blame the school for see my Sammy is a diamond...but the people who work with him have written him off as not being able to ever succeed in life..accomplish anything..they don't believe in him...
So Paul are our hero!
Inspiration Three
A special Friend sent me this ..
and I thought it was so special...I wanted to share it with you too.
Why do I always have to be the one that starts to do laundry and there's no detergent? I guess it was time for me to do my "Dollar Store" run, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags and Clorox.

So off I go. I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies, and headed for the checkout counter only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man that appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn't in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, "Mommy, I'm over here."

It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged, and also startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, "Hey Buddy, what's your name?" "My name is Denny and I'm shopping with my mother," he responded proudly.

"Wow," I said, "that's a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Hal." "Hal like Halloween?" he asked. "Yes," I answered. "How old are you Denny?
"How old am I now Mommy?" he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle.

"You're fifteen-years-old Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by."

I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles and school. I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement because he was the center of someones attention. He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.

Denny's mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn't even look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow and pink roses in God's garden, however, "Blue Roses" are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a "Blue Rose" and if someone doesn't stop and smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they've missed a blessing from God.
She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked, "Who are you?" Without thinking I said, "Oh, I'm probably just a "daffodil or maybe even a dandelion," but I sure love living in God's garden.

Pastor Hal Steenson - This real life story took place July 12, 2006
Now awhile back I promised a freebie from my post Cat Attack
which is just about down to the end of the page at the moment..or click on Cat Attack to view it..
I put the items in the ..a tab, wordart, ribbon groupie, paper, accent and tag.
They are 300 ppi and in psd format .. created in psp so will open in well.
Hope you like them and have fun creating with them when you need them.
We have been following Paul Potts news stories and what ever we can find on him..and watching his blog..for updates as they promise them first..
we are loving he has the voice of an angel..
I will be back in a few day...
Happy Father's all our wonderful men..who stand by we cherish the most precious moments in our life..
I have to say...I am very lucky..for Mario...he is the best father..and his son adores him.
Happy Father's Day...Mario..
Download Cat Attack Here
I will be back soon..have some year end meetings this week..and we are making...small progress...which is a good thing...oh my why do I think of Martha when I hear myself say that.


Silvia said...

Hi Joanne..thanks for stopping by at my blog and leaving me a note in my box...I just read your todays post and I almost cried...what a heart warming story about the boy at the grocery are so careing...I cant imagine what you have to go through every day..but my love goes out to you and your son..tell him I send him 1000 kisses and bear hugs from Germany..just for him..ha ha..and big hugs to you too.. thanks for sharing your life with us...and thanks for the freebie..
Hugs Silvia

Shell said...

Thanks so much for inspirational layout & sharing Sammy's happiness with us. Thanks for the kit also. Happy Father's Day to the men in your life.

olga9999 said...

It's really nice to know that Sammy felt so happy doing the bag and reading the comments.:) It's sad that in the school didn't put a bit more effort in him considering that it was obvious he needed that, that would have been of great help for him and also for everyone else. :(

The story they sent you is very beautiful, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Some people do have a gift to deal with people in any circumstance and it's wonderful how they manage to make a difference, even if it's a little one in the lives of the ones that surround them. :)

Thanks a million as well for the new freebie, so lovely and nice of you to share your creativity with us. :)

Best wishes. :o)

Josie said...

I love reading your stories! What an angel Hal is and how fortunate that mom and her son were to have met him!

Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for sharing the beautiful story about Denny!!!
TY so very much for the wonderful cat attack!!!

grambie said...

Ohmy, just browsing to see what you have added to your blog. So glad I did, your lo is just so precious. Love the aging of the frame along with the placement of those wild doodads. They add just the right amount of whimsy to your design without any type of distraction to say the least. Wonderful lo. Let me check my email. Normally, I have no problems with your email nls, but I have not received one lately. Leavin LUV!!! XOXOXOXO

ida macken said...

I just loved that story, you just never know how much of a difference you can make in someones life by just passing through. I always try to leave a smile behind.

Love your blog & thank you for all the great freebies you share with us too ;-))

Jannidee said...

Oh, Joanne! You are truley an inspiration to me!

Yes, another Paul Potts fan here! Can you imagine how he feels? Being the type of man he is and how he was treated, to now having touched so many lives??? And, to sing for the Queen! My son had sent me the link at first...yes, the head banging, heavy metal lover, was so impressed with an opera singer! Absolutely amazing how all ages and music genres have embraced this man with the angel's voice!

Love the Cat Attack but, then I love everything you do! God Bless, my friend..Hugs to you and to Sammy!

sueceduna said...

what a lovely LO and so true, a card from Grandma is always precious. lovely blog. greetings from south australia