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Just "checking in" as well...

Loretta, I'm so happy that you have not been smoking all these years. I know how hard it is to stop as I've watched my husband struggle with quiting several times. He's going on two years without a cigarette, so please keep him in your thoughts as he hopes that this time he has finally conquered the addiction.

Great post, Irene. It truly amazes me what inspires you to write. I have seen the same advertisements many times but was never impressed to such a degree. Maybe there's too much "junk in my trunk!" Now that's something to ponder! icon_smile.gif Thanks for the inspiration!

Have a great evening and rest of the weekend.

Rita

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To you all who have added to our little

Jam session....Thanks!....

"God gave us memories that we might have June Roses in the December of our lives."....

I read that today and I have been crying every since.....Is there a better way to explain

the beautiful flower Garden of Roses in my life

than that?....I think not....

Michael brought back to me my memories...

And through this avenue came the most exquisite

bouquet of Beautiful dark Red Roses with Babys

Breath you can imagine....And they will live

to eternity in my mind.....

For that I will love Michael forever....I

watched today Music Choice on TV...Its channel

926 on my TV....But today they played Michael

singing .."You don't know Me"....Oh my gosh!...

And they had brand new pictures of him....You

all have got to see the new pictures of him.....

It runs 24/7 this channel....

Well needless to say I watered my bouquet

of Roses again and again....My goodness...How can a voice sound like velvet feels....He's such

a little "Vintage Vamp".....That's what he is going to be from now on.....To me....

I looked up Vamp...It says " Music.. to

improvise"....Is that perfect or what?....He

takes Vintage Music and improvises.....Remember

you heard it here first.....I want to say to

Michael...."Thank you..for living in my moment"

You have given a very vintage Grama some

vintage moments that have maybe acted as Sentries challenging marauding moods that could have ruled many days and nights.....Thank you again Michael for stepping in to the December of my life and lining my path with rose petals..

I want to say thanks to Mom Amber also...

Please know that we are always thinking of you

and that we love you dearly.....

And I also want to thank all you sweet

ladies who add so much to our little thread here about Michael....He has lit a huge light in our lives that wouldn't be.... if it wasn't

for him.....

Gotta Go!....Till tomorrow.....Gram Irene.....

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LAURIE, LAAURRIE, LAAAAAUURRIE, HAA HAA. YOU ARE NOT ONLY A FOXY LOOKING LADY, YOU ARE VERY TALENTED. YOU HAD ME LAUGHING SO HARD I ALMOST FELL OUT OF CHAIR. MY DEAR FRIEND, I WAS SOOO IN NEED FOR A GOOD LAUGH. I'M GOING THROUGH PAPERS AND GETTING THINGS READY FOR TAXES. YUCKY YUCKY.

I'M SURE AT THE OSCARS WE'LL BE SEEING MANY OF THE STARS COPYING IRENE'S BEDPAN.

THANKS AGAIN HAA HAA. HUGE HUGS, LORETTA SMILING AT YOU.

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RITA, I'LL BE SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR HUSBAND. HE SHOULD BE PROUD OF HIMSELF. THE INNER FIGHTS I HAD WITH MYSELF, THE NERVES ON EDGE , WERE ALL WORTH IT. I'M HERE,AND BREATHING.IF I KEPT ON, I WOULDN'T BE. GIVE YOUR HUBBY A HUG.

NOEMI,GET AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!! I'LL TELL YOUR DOCTOR ON YOU.

HUGE HUGS, LORETTA SMILING AT YOU.

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Ok...Irene...dear leader, need your help here...is it me or is Loretta "seeing to much", that medical procedure she had on her eyes seems to have given her "too much sight" icon_wink.gif cause she has caught me AGAIN!!

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We hope that ALL of you in Europe and UK are all right. We have been praying for you. We hope you'll let us know.

Jo

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Laurie.....

Well done dahling!.....I can see that

you have been amusing yourself.....You woke up

this morning Shopping for fun....And you found

some.....I just wish people would leave me and

my Bed pan alone.....Boo!..Hoo!.....

I'm already getting emails on my Fur lined bed pan...There must be a lot of people with cold tush's.....

There are some things that are just so

dear that you can't share.....I fear this is one

of those things that I have become rather close

to and fond of.....

I shall have to decline on this request..

Boricua......I don't know what to tell

you ....about Loretta....Yes I too have had similar problems with her....She seems to have

xray distance vision in my behalf also....She

could see my wardrobe and my embelishments from

a great distance away?.......Might she have been

given vision from beyond?......

Rita.....Good to hear from you and also

Josephine....and also Marlene Anne.....We girls

must keep in touch....

We all tune in to our little Gab Fest for

a reason....If not only to touch bases....I know

I feel warmer knowing you are all out there...

And if I need a hug or a love...I know which

key to punch....And I feel your spirit....

We all are so varied....But in one way we

are not...We all are in need...And we all wake up each morning...hoping this will be a glorious

day........

Just what things could come our way that

would make this a glorious day?.....Maybe that

we could have more?...Or Better?.....

Are there changes we have to make in our life in order to make this happen?.....

I say no to all of the above....When my

family was young...We had access to a boat..And

every Saturday we would go water skiing..in the

summer....And I had my favorite spot picked out

that I liked to sit on when they all went out

in the boat....And I could just sit and look at

the water....And there were trees and there was

a breeze....But then my life was so hectic with

five children and they all going in different

directions.....Sittin on that hill and watching

the water I experienced the greatest peace that

I ever thought possible....And I thought then

would the day ever come that I could ever feel as much peace as those moments gave me......

I think the key word here is peace....I

remember going to a meeting many years ago and

the speaker said something I will never forget....

"The thing that we all need and seek more

than any other thing is peace".....

To make this day or any day glorious...

...Might that magic ingredient be peace?

And the kind of peace that we mean doesn't

necessarily come from more things or better things but rather how well we have digested our

life....How well did we do with what was on our

plate?......

Doesn't that have to do with where we go to

crumble or sweep away things that upset us?

Deep within us is the answer to everything

that besets us....The answers are there...We are

told that they are there...The mind is one magnificent machine....It doesn't even come close to being used even a tenth of its capacity

.......

Rather than looking all over the landscape

for answers....how about looking within.....If

you will stop and listen...You will hear things

that will astound you.....You have a little voice within you....that is...The Whisperings of

the spirit.....

I know we are living in a chosen day...

And there is more light on the earth than there

has ever been....Also there is more darkness....

Our greatest gift to combat the darkness is the

light that is already in each one of us.....

But as we awake each day....In shopping

for the things that our heart desires....We needn't look any further than within....The

peace that we seek is only a matter of "Finding

contentment with our allotment".....

I find most peace when I remember there is

someone above that loves me and I know he knows

the desires of my heart and he will grant to me

the experiences I need that I can fulfill my

earthly assignment.....

And Michael our darling boy has helped me

to such a huge degree.....I treat Michael just

like my own son or grandson.....His gift to me

is in his being.....Just like a Mom.....Thats

how much I love him....

I started out saying Laurie woke up shopping for fun.....And she found it....We all

wake up shopping...Because I think we kinda all

want it all....But peace is at the top of the

list....And we have that within us already...

We just have to dig deep to find it....It's a

choice also..."To find contentment with our allotment."...The strength is within us....

"That's all!"....Isn't Meryl Streep simply

a doll....I just love her....Everybody loves her.....I think she is just great....

Let's all keep in touch....We draw

strength from each other.....

Love always....Gram Irene....

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"It's a New Dawn...A New Day...And a New Life

And I'm feelin Good"......

To all my pioneer Soul Sisters Do you remember...."WASH DAY?".....

MONDAY....."WASH DAY"....

Help Me wash away selfishness & Vanity..

So I may have perfect humility....

TUESDAY......"IRONING DAY".....

Help me iron out all the wrinkles and

prejudice I have collected through the years so

that I may see the beauty in others.....

WEDNESDAY...."MENDING DAY"....

Help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example to others.....

THURSDAY....."CLEANING DAY"....

Help me dust out all my many faults I have been hiding in the corners of my heart....

FRIDAY......"SHOPPING DAY"....

Help me shop wisely that I may purchase

eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.....

SATURDAY....."COOKING DAY"....

Help me brew a big kettle of brotherly

love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of

human kindness......

SUNDAY....."THE LORD'S DAY"....

I have prepared my house for you...Please

come into my heart so I may spend the rest of my

life in your presence......

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoo

Gram Irene.....

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Irene...

My heart has heard your voice today! And it wants to share my peace with you!

So, it snowed in Northern Virginia yesterday. Northern Virginia considers any snowfall to be a snow storm. And Prince William County considers any snowfall to be worthy of closing school.

I had two doctors appointments (for myself) scheduled for today, during what would have been school hours. I was at peace. Until it snowed. And they closed the schools. And I have two kids home, and two doctor's appointments. Not so much peace.

So I take my shower, and come downstairs to find my two children in pajamas, sitting on the couch with both dogs and their Nintendo DS games, actively engaged in playing with each other! Hugs, kisses, and goodbyes, while I leave them (and their grandfather, who lives with us, but is totally clueless about all things children) and go to my first appointment.

When I return home with both hands in braces...arthritis in one, and carpal tunnel syndrome in the other... I find my children seated on the couch, with both dogs, playing their nintendo games. Hugs, kisses, and lots of praise for Jesse the older sister living up to her responsibilities, and lunch, then off to the next doctor with both kids in tow.

I leave them in the waiting room, playing their Nintendos, side by side, and return to them 15 minutes later, with a handful of prescriptions for my very uncooperative sinuses...and there they are, smiles on their faces, waiting patiently and quietly for me.

We drive home, listening to our favorite singer, and here I am, typing away to you, while they play quietly in their rooms.

Now THAT, my friend, is PEACE!

Life is good! The house is a mess...the laundry is in piles...I've got a brace on each hand, coming apart at the seams, and being held together with duck tape and nasal spray (These contraptions are, after all, the equivalent of modern day duck tape, are they not?)...but the house is at peace...and life is good.

And so, my friend, I will sit on the couch, and read the rest of the book I started, and check in again in a couple of hours. Until then,

Cyberhugs to all!

Andrea, Peacefully enjoying the quiet!

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Ladies,

I find peace in reading your posts. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

Loretta,

It will be my pleasure to pass along your hug to my hubby. icon_smile.gif

My hugs to all,

Rita

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Irene,

I printed your last two posts--so very insightful as always! It really tells what I believe is true. Being at peace with ourselves and others and our view of life is so important. I hadn't thought of it myself but you expressed it so beautifully that it really rings a bell with me!

Again thanks a lot!

Take care!

Jo

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Thanks Josephine.....For your kind remarks

....You've always been so kind to me....

Laurie.....These have been good days...We

understand each other....And I love that...I can

feel your spirit....

Rita.....Loretta is sending hugs to your

hubby also?...Hmmmmmmmm!.....She sends hugs to

Lauries husband also...And she sends hugs to

Ambers hubby.....This little rascal of ours

seems to like He-people!.....Any comment?

Andrea....I loved the way you described

your home...The dishes in the sink...The laundry

piled up.....You all put together with duck-tape

....braces on both hands....Kids laughing and

playing and having fun...Thinking of making cookies!....Sounds like my kind of home.....I love it when Mom's can prioritize without any

sweat....I mean when Mom's can just know what

is important....

Theres one thing for sure...The little

house work will wait for you...Its not going

anywhere....But your little ones are growing

fast and they don't wait.....

I've never heard of a Mom saying well the

biggest mistake I made with my children is I

spent too much time with them.....But you will

hear hundreds wish they had done just that....

The reality is they don't want things...They

want you.....I think they like to be where you

are....You are their security.....And these days

never come again....

It's an interesting thought....Each day in

a childs life...is only a one time thing...They

will never have that day over......Of course its

the same with us....but children are at your

mercy....We should know better.....

Just thought I'd check in....Thanks for

all your interesting additions....Because of

today....Our tomorrow will be better and richer.

.....And you all are the ones that made it so..

Love ya all....Gram Irene

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To all my dear sisters...

I haven't had a chance to read all your posts since last Monday night... But I will be reading them soon...

I got this beautiful message from a very special friend... Here's to "attitude"... Attitude is everything!!!!

ATTITUDE...

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."

So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to the Universe...

I wish you all enough... and thanks for your time!!!

Johanne

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Laurie

Still waiting for you to answer your PM's with correct postal address and email address

Take care

Anne

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Good morning all,

A few days ago a very lovely person and a cherished friend of ours was kind enough to provide me with a copy of Michael singing "Softly As I Leave You". I must have been living with my head in the sand, but I have not heard it up until recently.

I must say that I was totally blown away! I interrupted my work schedule to run out to Marc (who was on his computer) to have him come and hear it.

Although it is impossible for me to choose a favorite Buble' song as they are all superb, I have to say that in my humble opinion that "Softly As I Leave You" is the best thing Michael ever recorded. It was done with violins playing quietly as well as other instruments, and this song shows off his magnificent voice perfectly. Every time I hear it I am near tears, and sometimes I just all out lose control.

Whenever Marc and I eat dinner lately we have started to put music on instead of the TV. A few days ago we were eating and playing Michael's music and when "Softly As I Leave You" came on I was literally sogging up my plate of food with tears rolling down my cheeks. I listened to it on the stereo with headphones on last night and the song was even better. I could hear Michael's breathing and every fluctuation in his voice even better. How can his voice be that good? How is it possible?

Gosh, I would hate for Michael to put that song in his show as a part of his new touring season this year and be sitting in the front row and be sobbing my eyes out with makeup and mascara running down my face. If I were sitting that close, Michael and the band would probably see me looking like racoon eyes and wondering what the heck was going on.

Anyway, my point is that Michael's version of "Softly As I Leave You" is the best thing I ever heard in my life! I'm so glad I pulled my head out (of the sand, that is)! icon_biggrin.gif He he!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Michael, for recording that very, very special song.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

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Laurie,

As beautiful as it is...I just can't listen to it! It's too sad. Danny remembers the day I was hearing it for the first time and started to cry, and he won't let me listen to it either! He only wants me to play Michael Boob-blay's happy songs! Smart kid!

Cyberhugs,

Andrea

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Andrea,

That is weird about your signature...

Laurie,

I agree with you about "Softly". I had to search for it after I read Daryl going on and on about it. It's such a treat to hear "new" Michael songs. Even if they are not really new, but new to me.

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Originally posted by Ditto:

To all my dear sisters...

I haven't had a chance to read all your posts since last Monday night... But I will be reading them soon...

I got this beautiful message from a very special friend... Here's to "attitude"... Attitude is everything!!!!

ATTITUDE...

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."

So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to the Universe...

I wish you all enough... and thanks for your time!!!

Johanne

Thanks Johanne, I forwarded this to all the important women in my life. A really great thing to remember!!

Pam

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Johanne...how are you? As always your posts are so true...

In essence...it´s just the right way...don´t dwell in the what ifs...or in what we don´t have. Just have to "take charge" of whom you are. IT´S NOT WHAT YOU HAVE...IT´S WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE!!!.

At the end...it´s all that matters.

With the right attitude we all can reach for the stars...and on our way we can sprinkle lots of stardust and make many twinkles of light...in our life and in others.

Take care everyone...and yeah...I´m doing better but still flying high on these darn pills!!!

God Bless!!!

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To Mom Amber Buble and you know who you are....

A call for Help!

Ship Matees and swashbucklers.....Where in the world is the crew for this Ship Ahoy we left docked at Pitiport....

Not remembering the name.....And it was

a pity that such a beautiful artform and man made piece of work be abandoned ....The name fit.......We spent astonishing moments sailing the High Seas....

Having the huge waves splash against the deck.....Yes it was a pity....We all were called home to see a Man about a Horse....

This is rally moment....We must not let the termites seep into the hull of our ship....You know they are out there....They are everywhere......We can't be eaten from within...

At least without showing we are mightier than

tiny bugs that not only can destroy 2 by 4's that are tangible but also intangible things like damaging something even more precious like destroying a trust.....

Remember this is Wednesday...Mending Day?

This is the day we mend.....We fix things that

are torn...We sew stitches of kindness and sew

by hand if necessary anything that has been

ripped .....They are called stitches of love...

Well....We can keep our little ship afloat

if only in our fantasies and joining forces.... our

Love that is here on this thread can take us any

where we want to go.....No matter how small our

rudder is....There is power here in this little

cabin crew of ours that could sail without wind

or any man made engine.....

We are driven by something bigger...And

when I tune in to our little home here....I see

our shingle that is out in front that says...

"Welcome"....And stepping inside there is that

warm feeling....We leave the outside where it is

...just for a few minutes....And here we are

reminded once again what brought us all together

......I think it was an empty space in us...That

sometimes goes begging for a feeling of love and

a kind word....We are all delicate creatures...

And have needs....And sometimes those needs are overlooked.....Just to hear Michael sing....Brings into your soul every good vibe there is to be had....

This is why we are here....To drink a bit

of love....When he sings if it doesn't quench

your thirst....Nothing will.....I simply don't

know what else to call it....When I listen to

Michael I am so full....I have been fed....And

we have more of a need for Michaels Quencher than we do of any other living thing.....

He is clear across the country...But his

voice reverberates to me..I am loved...Life is

beautiful...Today...tomorrow....And next week...

This is exactly the magic of music....There is

nothing more exhilerating or moving than the soft

tender sound from one who has mastered the touch...

Whether it be on the High Seas in our Fantasy or

in our little Cottage snuggled in the Trees all safe

on Lovers BubleLane....Or on our Harleys going across

the country looking for where Michael is hiding out..

Just kidding....Not!....We can be united in our

hearts....And know there is a place we can come and

find friends.......And find a soft heart...Who will

understand what a hard day is....Sometimes we just

need someone to listen......When we feel like kicking

the dog only we don't have one....This is our hideaway

where we can breathe peace.....And feel accepted....

And know in your heart there will be nothing awaiting

you here except compassion...empathy....understanding

.....whatever it is....One of us here has already been

there and back.....

I love you and have so much love for the integrity

you have all shown on this thread.....I love to be here

....And to feel of your spirit.....

It all stems from the same love...That Michael

continues to share with the world...And that my special ladies...Is us......We are the world.....

Just a note to Mom Amber Buble.....You are at the

heart of this thread....Your spirit is always here...

When I see Michael I see you....You are both just...

One word can only do you justice...Just beautiful...

I can only wish you everything good....From one

Mom to another....No one knows what goes on within the

heart of a Mom but another Mom.....May I just send you a little honor paid by someone I really respect?

"Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind...

It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels."

"God planted within women something divine...And

that is the precious gift of motherhood"....

Thank you for letting me give that to you....You

truly are one that is more than deserving of it....

I truly love you all my precious friends....And

take care and be careful....Till later....

Gram Irene......

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Irene,

Check your PMs. I sent you 2 of them in the past 2 days and have not heard from you.

Laurie

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GOOD DAY TO ALL. THE BUG HAS HIT OUR HOME. IDON'T WANT TO GIVE YOUR OUR GERMS. I'LL BE POSTING AS SOON AS THE BUG LEAVES US AND WE REJOIN THE HUMAN RACE. HUGE HUGS, LORETTA SMILING AT YOU.

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