Category Archives: family

Forever Young – Wishing This For My Wonderful Sons, Nick and Joey

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

And may your song always be sung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.

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A Labor Of Love

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My husband and I participated in this last year and it was great.  Unfortunately we were not able to participate this year but plan on joining in again next year.  It is truly a labor of love.

A group of volunteers gave four Haltom City homes a makeover. In just 24 hours, some 1,600 volunteers completed home renovations for the much-deserving families.

The home makeovers come courtesy of the NorthWood Church in Keller. This is the third year that NorthWood has provided home makeovers for families in Haltom City.

The families being helped were all selected based on their need. “There’s something about the time frame and the urgency of it that makes it that much more,” said volunteer Andy Wallace.

Those involved with the project say the renovation isn’t only for the homes, but the soul as well. “God said, ‘Go out and help the needy and the poor’, so what better way to come out and serve the Lord than to help these folks out?” Wallace asked.

The makeovers include painting, replacing flooring, landscaping, decorating, new furniture and decorative items, appliance replacement or repair and other things you would expect.  This year mini-makeovers were added for the houses on the streets where the home makeovers were taking place.  The mini-makeovers included yard work, exterior painting and other small jobs.

The teams start working on Friday afternoon and work through the night and into Saturday.  The big reveal happens about 5PM that Saturday.

Be sure and click on the picture above to see CBS coverage.

Because You Care – Kidds Kids

I’m on a mission…

Kidds Kids is an organization that was created in 1991 by Kidd Kraddick with the hope of making a difference in the lives of terminally and chronically ill children. Each year, Kidd’s Kids offers five amazing days of suspended reality to children whose lives have been ravaged by disease. No hospital visits, no shots, no uncomfortable stares from strangers. Just five straight days of sheer joys and excitement at “the most magical place on earth,” Walt Disney World. Kidd’s Kids children and their families are given the chance to experience the exuberance of being “normal.” That is the gift that you and I can offer by supporting the Kidd’s Kids organization. Please visit Kiddskids.com to get a glimpse of some of these kids and their families and while you are there please make a donation to support this important cause.

My mission is to help get the word out about Kidds Kids.  You see, donations are a little slow this year, probably due to the economy.  The funny thing is that when I go out to eat, or to see a movie, or shop at the mall, or get a latte at Starbucks I still see plenty of people out and about, spending money.  Now I’m not complaining, in fact, I think that is a good thing.  My point is that we all have something we could give up for one week, one weekend, even one day that would allow us to donate to Kidds Kids.  Why?  Because it would just be too sad for one or more of the selected families to find out they couldn’t participate because there just wasn’t enough donations.  Because it may be the thing that helps a family get through the pressures and demands they are enduring this year.  Because it reminds these families that they are not alone and that gives them hope.  Because you care.

Click on this widget to go to Kiddskids.com

House of Blues

My son plays the piano, acoustic guitar and electric guitar.  Here he is performing at House of Blues in Dallas, TX.  The music school he goes to helps the kids organize bands and then gets them booked at different venues where they get to play one song.  It was fun. (He’s in the white tshirt)

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