January came and slipped right on by
Full of work, play, and holiday surprise!
My New Year has started, 2015
I’m off, “On your marks, get ready, Christine!”
Stirring a change, I had plans to incorporate
Meeting with Suzanne was my first action to date.
Wanting more for our kids within the community I see
Poverty, violence, troubled teens in gangs – fighting to be free.
I was full of commitment right from the start
However, in March – it seemed to all fall apart.
I tried to continue with my organized plan
But, news to our family shook hard – “WHAM-BAM!”
Into the courts we fled, our hearts open and hurting
Minds on fire, tired, and burning.
There was nothing we felt we could do to change time
But, miraculously by June – things seemed to settle in fine.
With summer in bloom, and hot weather in toe
Always something to look forward to and fro.
With all our granddaughters turning a year older
Life was blossoming, each ‘Lil’ Princess,’ – their world getting bolder!
Grandpa Jordan put in for a pool
What a blast we all had, it was totally cool!
Freeze-framed selfies galore – dad, mom, sons, girls, and daughter
The more sunny days we had, it raised the temp even hotter!
In July, we rescued yet another pup from death row
Now Jelly Bean has a brother, his name is Lynch – “Beast Mode!”
He wasn’t real sure about his surroundings at first
But, with “Beans” tugging at him – his character did flourish!
Met up with a dear friend I hadn’t seen in awhile
Met for coffee, laughed, and walked over a mile.
It was so good to see her, I wished we had had more time
She left for Nevada to be with her husband – for her it’s sublime.
Family entered August, our last month to be
Spending most of our days out in the end Summer breeze.
Took a trip with some girlfriends to a place called Gig Harbor
Sharing stories, shopping, playing games – a real spirit booster!
September rushed in, back to work I go
Still having remembrance of the past summer’s glow.
I always miss my time at home with family and close friends
But, I enjoy my job too and look forward to meeting new students.
I’m not done with my vision to help those less fortunate
Always thinking of new ideas and opportunities to formulate.
For my passion lies with action, not just sitting doing nothing
It’s time to give back to the community – optimistically blazing!
In October, our youngest boy turned 21
Dad and I are so proud of the adult he’s become.
With an abundance of resources, support and technology
We have all the faith that Keith will continue to rise undoubtedly!
November with family and friends, always a fun harvest
Turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing – Jordan cooks only the BEST!
Missed our granddaughters, Zoey-Ann and Miley-J
One had Chicken Pox and the other at another home-stay.
December rolled in with a blessed-bundled gift to our family
Lil’ Baby Brody came on the second – what a handsome sweet-pea!
As I’m feeling the spirit and getting things done
Wishing you and your families the very best – ‘Tis the season to EVERYONE!
Love and live well,