Hi Cathy, I just read your post. I'm so happy that you were able to save your son Danny's essay that he wrote about Hurricane Andrew when he was 10 years old. Coincidentally, my son Joe had a dog that he named Wolf. He brought him home as a pup when he was in college. He lived away from home. He saw a litter and one little pup came over to him that's when Joe decided that the little fellow would be his dog. Then as Wofl got older he filled up the entire foyer. Wolf was huge and he couldn't wait to go back outside. He was a German Shepard, Japanese Akita, Timberland Wolf. Wolf lived outside and loved it out side. Especially, when my husband threw him a cob of corn. He would swallow the entire cob without chewing. Or when he'd show off when my mother was in the yard giving him attention as he showed off with how he could run after and get the big basketball.
Cathy, you have been through so much with the hurricane and loss of your son Danny as I have been with my son Joey. The family called him Joey but when I speak of him now I refer to him as Joey. He turned 50 on August 19th. We lost both our sons due to individuals who took them from us. Long story and I don't have time now.
I don't know what to say about this flooding in Florida to make anyone feel better. I'm just sad for all the people in the Caribbean, Texas and Florida that are victims of circumstances. We are so fortunate to have this place to come to. I am still a regular post and read. I'm glad that you were able to get back on your computer. The computer is not invasive and I like to just pound on the keys to get out my feelings. Or try to lend a hand if I possibly can.
I've always been a writer ever since I was a kid. I've never been paid for anything but my articles and photos are stilling getting placed in newspapers. One is in my local newspaper and the other is in the Courier News. I use to see it written up by going on google and placing PiscatawayGardenClubCourierNews. If you want to see some of what I write and photos I take and place in the papers check it out.
I don't believe the time. I have to send something to a member of the garden club as I'm president etc. etc.
Cathy I just wrote you a long message then hit the wrong key and was Donna's son popped up. I can't find the comment I left you. Anyway I do believe that you and I have a commonality in writing. I use to write poetry since I started to write words. I thought of writing a movie for LIfetime Movies as I was addicted to it a long time ago. I told my husband that I have a story that had more substance that some of the movies I saw.He said I'd have to write a book for that first. Then when Joel Osteen spoke on TV about what not to do I thought maybe it's a sign that I should continue doing what I was involved in. On PBS Wayne Dyer spoke of his last book he wrote everyday for 8 hours a day for a year. I thought he wrote and published over 30 books and gave seminars and lectures for years. Asking myself "Who do I think I am?" A decision was made that with who I am and what I'm doing that I have no time to write a book for a screen movie. I know my purposes based on some of the things I've done. That's another story. Indeed, it appears that you have the background for a book. By realizing that you have the ability and desire then the time it can take and accepting it you can do it. Be honest with yourself and weigh everything out. It will give you a reason for your life and that of others. You will be able to concentrate and focus on what you want to do and do it. I'll look forward to a response from you. I'm like a cheer-leader. You have a place in my heart now because we have a commonality with writing. Go for it Catherine of Royalty! Cyber Hugs,Barbara
Hi Cathy, thank you for thinking of what I had mentioned in a post awhile ago. Plus for giving what I said some thought. I wasn't aware that you were a nurse. That was your career. I believe that you have a purpose hidden inside of your career. By blooming where God plants you and by taking notice of your thoughts, feelings and your being you will find your purpose. It's there and it's simple. It may even be the same purpose I have. I know I have more than one but they don't always happen at one time. By the way I may never have told you but I like your name Cathy Winslow. Your name sounds like a title for a romance novel. However, I've never been one to read romance novels. Cathy I wish you happiness, good health and serenity. Cyber Hugs Barbara
Cathy, click on your name in the small black band at the top, then click on 'Photos' in the column on the left; then click on the small '+ Add' beside your name on the right; then click on the box with 'Click to Add Photos' in the middle; that opens your pic file, so you select the pic you want, and when you click 'Enter' you will see the name and number transferred to a Legacy page; then you click on 'Upload' where you see your pic arrive (and here you can delete the Title and write in whatever you want), scroll way down and click on 'Save', and that should put it into your album!
You may still have to wait a bit to see it arrive in the 'column on the right' as you put it.
Hope I haven't left anything out! Let me know if you are stuck.
Glad the Lilies are going to bloom. Please take some pics.
Cathy, we do have more similarities.....my daughters BDay is August 14th, she will be 46. I was 23 when Donny was born, very young mother. I was 21 when my daughter was born. They were very close growing up, because so close in age they always played together and had friends together all the way through high school and beyond. She misses her brother so bad. She is a single Mom and he was a new single dad so they did thing together all the time with the kids. His divorce is a very long story and I am still trying to let go of the anger, hurt and bitterness his X caused our family. His girls are all grown now, 22, 20 and 18. The oldest is due to have a baby on Sept 3rd. We will become great grand parents soon. Wish he was here to enjoy the happiness that comes with new life.
Here is a picture of him, again similar to your "big guy". You can also go to my page and view all my family pictures.
Cathy! Please forgive me, I don't know if you mentioned it was Danny's Angel date? For some reason I have stopped getting email notifications from our site, please know that we would never leave you or Danny out! I know it is so hurtful to feel like nobody cares, I can promise you that we all do....unless you leave a reminder on the wall, it would be hard to remember all of the dates, I don't know if you did, because like I said, I'm not getting notifications, I wish there was someway to have a calendar set up on the site that would send reminders of all of our children's dates, please know that I am lighting a candle as I write this, and I am talking to DANNY through prayer, sending so much love your way. And I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart.
I can hear your hurt and wish you didn't have it with this being Donny's 2nd Angelversary. Having been on this site as a newer member I don't know or recall seeing his upcoming remembrance date. I was away and sick these last two weeks. I hope you will look at this differently tomorrow and know no one here would purposely ignore another. As parents we know what it is be have our children forgotten by others but we KNOW we can count on our new "family" to care and support. <3 Janet ~ Garrett's mom
I am so saddened to read of the loss of your dear son Danny. You've come to a good place for support from people who understand and care. The loss of a child is unimaginable, except to those of us who have experienced, but worsened by circumstances such as yours. I lost my son Garrett, 21, a year ago Monday 3/3 to suicide but I am prevented from knowing details because of a vindictive ex-husband. So I don't know exactly how you feel but understand the need for justice in a round about way. The Grief Recovery Workbook may be very helpful for you in this journey. Also, I Was Not Ready to Say Goodbye, two books I have found helpful and comforting. Do your best to take care of yourself and visit when you need an ear. Hugs, Janet
Cathy, I am so sorry that you had to join our site "loss of a child" I hope that someone on the site can answer some of your questions, if you want to email me personally here is my email address email@example.com please feel free to ask any questions, we all try to help each other.