It's the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the Freedom of the Press.
It's the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the Freedom of Speech.
It's the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit
It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and were
able to take time to reflect on the
sacrifice that others have made for our freedom.
I hope we all can live lives worthy of their
God Bless America and God Bless Our Military and
the Families of our Fallen Soldiers.
Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life
for a friend.
May you and your family have a safe and meaningful summer.
We 're getting ready to celebrate my nephew's graduation
from the Air Force Academy!
pics to follow later this week!!
If you come to the Jersey Shore send me an email!
Jennifer aka Gigi
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us
for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become
subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus
Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human
nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the
God and Father of all.
He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself,
in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Do you have a recommendation of a great tea in your area you could share here?
Cheers, Jennifer aka Gigi
Saturday, May 7, 2011
In the Beginning…Mother
You have always been there
From the day I was born
You were there the first day I saw sunshine
You taught me to look at the world as a safe place
You held me when I cried
Cared for me when I was sick
Loved me when I was a rebel
You taught me a kind word turns away wrath
You taught me to love what I do and work hard
You taught me faith in God
And the importance of family and not things.
In a day when people don’t have faith
And don’t love
And don’t feel safe
Thanks to you. (1997)
Friday, May 6, 2011
My dearest daughter,
I wish you…eyes to see the pain of others, the needs of the poor, the changing of the seasons, a snowflake on the fresh fallen snow, a whisper from a little one, a sunrise on the start of a summer day, the chatter of happy kids playing, quiet time at night with the one you love.
I wish you Courage, Hope, Faith, Patience, Compassion.
I’m proud of all your achievements. Your hard work. Your support of your husband. The knowledge you have attained. Your skills of teaching.
I will always cherish the memories of you growing up, your smile, endless days at the beach, playing with your brother, and all the times for tea and sandcastles and dress up.
Because of you, I have hope in the future. I know our grandkids will be a success,
You are smart, beautiful, resourceful, kind. You helped me, a young mother, enjoy the wonders of life and letting go was easier knowing you were strong and good and would make the world a better place. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the world go on through your children who I know will make a difference in their world. Stay strong, forgive often, carry on. Greet tomorrow’s challenges with faith and hope and love.
Happy Mother's Day my sweet daughter in law Amanda too!
It's that time! Kentucky Derby
Check out all the fun Sat. night around 5:30 pm and don't forget to wear a hat.
Here's what I'll be serving. Check out the recipes- Jennifer aka Gigi
Mint Juleps and
Kentucky Hot Brown
Monday, May 2, 2011
On Sunday we enjoyed hearing Ben Stein speak at our local hospital fundraiser. He was very funny & had great advice! Check out the story here "A Little Wisdom from Professor Stein at the Stainton's Society"
What an historic day! Thank you to all our military and President Bush and President Obama.
We serve notice on Kaddafi and Ahmadinejad and all those who oppose Israel.
We also want justice for those who were killed by Hasan! God Bless America and our brave troops! We Will Never Forget! Jennifer aka Gigi
by A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.