We went to the Hard Rock Cafe - My GS who said he wanted a Mohawk - no longer wants a Mohawk - thank you God.
Another birthday party - I learned when you're young you WANT as many birthdays as you can get!
Miniature Golf and taking a time out . . . yes - there were tears on the golf course.
Have to hand it to him - he stayed and played the whole time and did pretty good.
Fuddpuckers not Fuddruckers. They had alligators here that you could hold, a game room, a store, and of course hamburgers!
Oh no - the alligators have him.
Help, help. He ought to be in pictures!
The alligator man.
WHAT I LEARNED ON SPRING BREAK!
Girls are way different then boys from an early age on!!!!!!!!
Abuse takes our voice away and YOU have to WANT to FIGHT to get it back!!!!!!
Arguing is a moot point!!!!!!!!!!!!
Families get used to their own oddities!!!!!!!!!!
Mohawks are not a good thing.
8 and 9 year olds get frustrated golfing.
When your young you want birthdays!
My grandson is a cutie!!!!!!!!! (Already knew that!)
I'm a dinosaur - I think girls just want to have fun and love is the answer to everything!
One of my life time favorite role model and woman - Corrie Ten Boom - Wikipedia
Joy runs deeper than despair. - Corrie Ten Boom
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. -Corrie Ten Boom
In May 1942, a well dressed woman came to the Ten Boom door with a suitcase in hand. She told the Ten Booms that she was a Jew and that her husband had been arrested several months before, and her son had gone into hiding. Occupation authorities had recently visited her, and she was too fearful to return home. After hearing about how the Ten Booms had helped their Jewish neighbors, the Weils, she asked if she might stay with them, and Corrie ten Boom's father readily agreed. A devoted reader of the Old Testament, Casper ten Boom believed Jews were indeed "the chosen," and told the woman, "In this household, God's people are always welcome."
Thus began "the hiding place", or "de schuilplaats", as it was known in Dutch (also known as "de Beje", pronounced in Dutch as 'bayay', with Beje being derived from the name of the street the house was in, the Barteljorisstraat). Ten Boom and her sister began taking in refugees, some of whom were Jews, others members of the resistance movement sought by the Gestapo and its Dutch counterpart. There were several extra rooms in their house, but food was scarce due to wartime shortages. Every non-Jewish Dutch person had received a ration card with which they could procure weekly coupons to buy food.
Corrie knew many in Haarlem, thanks to her charitable work, and remembered a couple who had a developmentally disabled daughter. For about twenty years, Corrie ten Boom had run a special church service program for such children, and knew the family. The father was a civil servant who was by then in charge of the local ration-card office. She went to his house unannounced one evening, and he seemed to know why. When he asked how many ration cards she needed, "I opened my mouth to say, 'Five,'" Ten Boom wrote in The Hiding Place. "But the number that unexpectedly and astonishingly came out instead was. 'One hundred.'"
The Germans arrested the entire Ten Boom family on February 28, 1944 at around 12:30 with the help of a Dutch informant. They were sent first to Scheveningen prison (where her father died ten days after his capture). Corrie's sister Nollie, brother Willem, and nephew Peter were all released. Later, Corrie and Betsie were sent to the Vught political concentration camp (both in the Netherlands), and finally to the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany on December 16, 1944, where Corrie's sister Betsie died. Before she died she told Corrie, "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still." Corrie was released on New Year's Eve of December 1944. In the movie The Hiding Place, Ten Boom narrates the section on her release from camp, saying that she later learned that her release had been a clerical error. The women prisoners her age in the camp were killed the week following her release. She said, "God does not have problems. Only plans."
If you have never read her book - get it and read it! It listed miracle after miracle after miracle. She never gave up hope. And she later forgave her captures - face to face!