Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Am Neda

“Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.” ~ Jimmy Carter

I Am Neda........

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My big girls at Camp PALS

Just sharing two photographs of my big girls at Camp PALS.



I just love the blog and being able to follow along the activities of the campers [and counselors] as the day's roll forward] Emma Sage made me record her today saying "I can't WAIT for Camp PALS" because she loves seeing all the video clips [she got the inspiration from the invitation that some of the Campers made to the sponsors to join them on Saturday at the closing ceremonies.

We are heading out early in the morning, as Katrina said that they have a few things for Emma Sage to do and they wanted her to join them for lunch and the to watch the closing ceremonies. I can't wait to see my little girl at she is so excited to go again this year. I hope to remember my camera!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Camp PALS 2009

This week is Camp PALS. It is both Katrina and Greta's favorite weeks of the year, as they have headed down to Cabrini College and are volunteering as Counselors. Katrina is now a head counselor and is in charge of the Purple Princesses. Greta is a counselor for a wonderful young lady named Miranda and they are part of the Pink Pather team.

Come visit this link and scroll down, watch videos and look at will notice my girls about camp.

Camp PALS Link

On Saturday morning, Grammy, Emma Sage and I are heading down to camp to visit with the campers and girls [Emma Sage is a mascot and is invited to have lunch with all the campers] and then we will be off to the closing ceremonies.

It will be bittersweet, as we get to spend a few hours with Katrina before she heads back down to college in Florida. You know, this stuff about your children growing up and heading off to college and on with their lives can be sometimes very hard to handle. We have only been blessed to visit with Katrina for a week since last August........and sadly, I really don't know when we will get to see her next [praying it is sooner than 8 months again]

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My newest graduate!!!!
"I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles,
to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities,
and to the most special places your heart has ever known." ~Author Unknown

Last night, our Greta donned a mortarboard and gown and walked with her classmates as graduates of Voorhees High School, class of 2009. She graduated with honors, and wore the black/red/gold cord for National German Honor Society and the golden cord of National Honor Society.........a golden ribbon was pinned on each students gown in memory of their classmate Tucker, who left their sides way too soon on this journey.

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Rick graduated from the same school in 1977 and I in well as her Aunt Heidi 1979, Uncle Kenny 1982, Uncle Mikey in 1989, Aunt Patti in 1991 and her big sister Katrina in was a cloudy evening and quite chilly,,,,,,but the sun began to shine upon the graduates halfway into the ceremony and I was looking for a rainbow to appear.

My Greta
I had tears of joy.......and a few of sadness, as this moment in time has begun to hit me hard.....harder than I had thought. I think that the realization that my Greta is now off on her life journey [like her sister Katrina] and the reality that there will be greater periods of time before I get to see her, has tugged hard on this Momma's heartstrings.

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Emma Sage was the first to let the tears she fully understands that Greta is leaving soon, just like Katrina did and she is not all that happy about it.

What a great class of kids this group was.....they headed to Project Graduation and partied the night away. When Greta returned this morning at 6:30 a.m. she gave me a big hug and the greatest smile and said she had the 'Time of Her Life'..........

This is just the beginning my dearest Greta.....Make each day the 'time of your life' and celebrate all the little things ~ as they truly are the treasures of life.

I love you.............

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~Anaïs Nin

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James