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The Lord has Risen

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A Year in Review (2015)

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I have not blogged in over (18) months.  Life has gotten busy.  For the last (3) years I started my own business.  I'm a Travel Specialist, specializing in cruising, All-Inclusive resorts in Mexico and Disney.  It took time to get the business up and running.  If you need help planning your next vacation call me of visit jtmvacations.com.

Then in 2014, I found out I was pregnant while getting diagnosed with gallstones in my common bile duct at our local emergency room.  I didn't believe the doctors. I think I was in shock until my second trimester. I had a wonderful pregnancy.  Then on Jan. 21, 2015, our son Arthur-Ray Joseph was born.  His hyphenated first name is both his grandpas' names.  Dan's dad was named Arthur, my dad's name is Ray.  We needed a Christian middle name so we named him Joseph which is also his great uncle's name.  He is our world but it's hard since my health is not what it use to and we are not young parents.  My uncle Joey moved in …

My Thoughts on this Good Friday

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Fourteen months ago I became a mom. I love my son, he is a gift from God.  Nine years into our marriage we stopped trying to have a family.  Then in God's tine, not ours I was pregnant. I had a wonderfully pregnancy.

On this day of the Passion, Good Friday, I feel deep emotional pain for
 Mother Mary. How horrible it must have been for her to witness the crucifixion of her son.  Her child that she carried, birth and raised.  I don't think I would have been that brave.  
I feel a connection with my son that I have never felt with anyone. Mother Mary must have had that connection.  All a mother wants is the best for child to protect them for harm and wish them the best in life.

When I read the stations of cross I think of Jesus' pain and death.  I also see and feel Mother Mary's pain and sadness.  Tears run down my cheeks because motherhood has changed my view of many things.  I want to be the Mother that teaches by example do as I do, not as I say.  I want my son to b…