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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday's Gift

When you see Gods hands in everything, it is easy to leave everything in Gods hands.
- Unknown

I can't figure how to embed this, but I promise you a gift that will lift you high! You might have already seen a story about Nick - but he is awesome.

Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. - Unknown
Have a blessed Sunday,

Happy Birthday to another one of my favorites - Rosemary Clooney

Clooney suffered for much of her life from bipolar disorder. Her sister Betty died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in 1976, which Clooney also recounted in her book. She subsequently started a foundation in memory of and named for her sister. Additionally, "Aunt Rosie" became "Grandma Rosie" to Betty's grandchildren.

Clooney was married twice to José Ferre and they had five children.

In 1968, her relationship with a young drummer ended after two years, and she became increasingly dependent on pills after a punishing tour.

She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Bobby Kennedy, and was in The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, when he was assassinated on June 5,1968.

A month later she had a nervous breakdown onstage in Reno, Nevada, and was hospitalized. She remained in therapy for eight years afterwards.

Living primarily in Beverly Hills, California, for many years, in 1980, she purchased a second home on Riverside Drive in Augusta, Kentucky, near Maysville, her childhood hometown. Today, it houses collections of her personal items and memorabilia from many of her films and singing performances.

She married Dante DiPaolo in 1997 at St. Patrick's Church in Maysville, Kentucky.

Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2001. Around this time, she gave her last concert, in Hawaii, backed by the Honolulu Symphony Pops; her last song was "God Bless America". Despite surgery, she died six months later on June 29, 2002, at her Beverly Hills home. Her nephew, George Clooney, was a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended by numerous stars, including Al Pacino. She is buried at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Maysville.


Melanie said...

It's amazing how he has such a good attitude.
We all can learn a lesson from him. :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I have watched this video or ones like it about this young man several times, and I cry every time, he is so amazing. He makes me ashamed every time I complain.

Jojo said...

Wow! That is a amazing.

I love Rosemary Clooney, bless her heart.

Knitty said...

Thanks for that video link. I've sent then on to others before even replying here.

Susan said...

Sandie, I have to say that is one of the most powerful videos that I have ever seen in my life. I'm getting ready for church and now my eye makeup is all smeared from tears. Thank you for sharing that very poignant, meaningful few moments. I wish all teenagers could see that. It could make such a huge impact in their lives when they complain how they can't have the car, buy more make-up, or the most expensive sneakers. WOW! Great post. Sincerely, Susan

Linda said...

Powerful video! Amazing young man! Happy Sunday dear friend!

Nancy's Notes said...

Powerful, indeed! Thanks for sharing Sandie!

Have a great Sunday!


rose said...

All I can is that this man is amazing and has a good attitude. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.

That corgi :) said...

heard and seen videos of Nick before; what a wonderful testimony he is to living life to the fullest and with faith, no matter what you are given to work with

(glad you enjoyed Shrek3; we are having a quiet weekend catching up after vacation :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I've seen Nick in videos before, but I haven't seen this one yet. Isn't he inspiring! It is just so moving to hear him. What a blessing he is to so many people.

I just saw that quote about flowers when I was looking something up earlier. Love it.
Thanks for shaing all of this today, Sandie. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday...


Sheila :-)

Stella said...

This is the second time today I have read the quote about roses. I belive nothing is an accident. Hope you had a good weekend. Stella

Crystal Mary said...

I love your quotes on life.
Rosemary Clooney, she was a great fun lady and singer. I have never read about her before and found this very informative and interesting.
Finally she may rest in peace.
You are very perceptive about the needs, wants and cares of others.
God bless your thoughful heart.

Crystal Mary said...

Oh and amazing Ozzie, what spirit that man has!
He puts ME to shame!!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nick is amazing!!!

ocmist said...

I love both of your quotes today, and it's true that it depends on how we choose to look at things that helps us to see "through the eyes of faith" or not.

Thanks for the interesting info about Rosemary Clooney, too. I loved her voice.