Today, June 19, 2007, my Grandmother - Genevieve Lozano Chavarria is at a crossroads. The doctors have given her no hope to live and took her off of her medications and machines at 2:00 p.m. today. Now, she's on a journey. She may finally make it home or God may say, not yet.... whatever happens, know this - She is a woman of honor. She is and always will be a part of the foundation of my life, my family's life and the lives of people she's touched along the way. Love never dies. Hope is fresh every day. And Heaven is a real place for real people to be with a very real God.
Won't it be WONDERFUL there....
Monday, June 11, 2007
I read online today about an article that Jamie Lee Curtis wrote, reflecting the PARIS HILTON jail saga and I was glad to see someone who is multi generation Hollywood have something solid to say.
"It was a painful episode to watch," Curtis writes. "A young woman, begging her mother, the person who should have taught her right from wrong, to help her, to teach her the rules of life. It was a little too late. And so she wept as the Universe was bringing the teaching and settling the score."
Now, we know that it is just the law of God that has found Paris as it finds us all, for what we sow, we reap.
She goes on to say:
Parents her age, she says, are more concerned with being friends with their kids than teaching them important lessons. "We were the generation who applauded every move they made. Every step they took. 'Good climbing, Brandon' was our hue and cry. We were raised by people who didn't 'understand' us and now we don't 'understand' why our children are so messed up." She concludes: "Can we take the wrenching sight of Paris asking her mother, 'why?' and ask it of ourselves? ... Wake up, Mothers, and smell the denial."
So my applause to JLC for attempting to bring to light the outrageous lack of parenting that society has stooped to.
If "lack of communicative" parents bred "friendship" parents ,who bred mixed up, moraless people, God help the children who come next in this long line of poor parenting!
*information collected from people.com
Monday, June 04, 2007
Grandma's hands are worn, carrying the scars and calluses of 80 plus years on this earth
Grandma's hands are warm and soft, but with a firm grip, reflecting her soft character and inner strength
Grandma's hands are lean but healthy, having experienced abundance and deprivation
Grandma's hands are sturdy and skillful, caring for her family through the years with creativity and precision
Grandma's hands are love, in her own special way, she knows how to reach out and touch you, letting you know she cares
My grandma uses her hands for doctoring, scolding, cooking, cleaning, reading, sewing, praying and most of all for loving us
Oh how precious those hands are to me
I don't know what the future holds, but I know an all powerful, all knowing and all loving pair of hands that are holding my grandma's hands tightly and He will never let her go
*For Genevieve Chavarria - my wonderful grandma