Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Nikolas

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving At Our House















Friday, November 27, 2009

Nikolas 5th Birthday Party
















At The Mall




Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Email I Received

Thanks Bridget for sharing some of your history. I hope you come back and share more.

Subject: Mildred Caffrey
"I believe she is my Godmother. My name was given to me by a Mildred, and she lived where my parents did many years ago. I was baptized at St. Bridget's. My family name is Smith, I was born on Ridge ave above Millie the butcher around the corner from the "BATHY". I am in my 60's now so it was along time ago. I enjoyed reading your blogs, and the research you have done is amazing. Thanks for allowing me to spend time with our beloved East Falls. Best to you, Bridget Mildred Smith, oh yea I switch my names when I was old enough."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Need I Say More

Remembering all those who have served. Thank You.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Letting Go

After a sleepless night of soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that you cannot truly depend on anyone, but yourself. Expectations are not only a waste of time, space and energy, but also ridiculous. Love is nothing more than an illusion that asking for it just leads to disappointment and hurt. As much as love is suppose to be unconditional with no strings attached, my experience with love proves just the opposite. In some cases love is everlasting, and I have experienced that with the unconditional love received by my maternal grandparents. They loved me unconditional and accepted all parts of me. Judgement was never placed on me even when I made mistakes. Hurtful words were never said. I never felt 'less than" nor did I have to prove anything. Their love was something I could always count on.

Grandpop has been gone nearly 29 years. Grandmom has been gone 19 years. It feels like they were just here yesterday. I cannot even comprehend the amount of years they have been gone. I still can feel that love they showered me with. It is probably the only "real" love I will ever really experience from any one person in my life.

From this day forward, I will depend on myself. I will let go of expectations. I will do my best to be my best. I will love myself for myself and embrace my inner beauty. I will tap into the love I remember and this love will get me through the coming days of my life.