My Husband, The Light of my Life

My husband, “the light of my life.”

He is 58 and I am 60. God really does know what He is doing. We are able to be at home together with my “forced retirement”.

At first, I felt guilty, because I had always worked since I was 12. I was brought up to believe, that if I wanted something that I had to work for it.

Now, God wants me to care for my husband, obviously because that is where I am, for now, and I love it. Not the part about him being sick but the part about having him to share my life. In my program for living, and the twelve steps, I have learned to “accept life on life’s terms”, and so I am content with whatever God has given me. 

I am so grateful for what God has given me, and for what He has taken away too–the chaos, insanity, and the loneliness. In its place God has given me serenity, peace, strength, and solace.  

I thank God everyday for my 27 years in recovery, because without it I would not be doing as well on this “acceptance” thing. I accept the fact that I am NOT God, and that my husband is in God’s hands.  I am grateful for every minute that He gives me with him until God calls him home.

The old me would be living in “self pity” and crying and whining around about how God made me wait so long for my hubby, and the fact that he is sick. I only saw the “bad” in my life.

Someone coined it, a “New Pair of Glasses”, they wrote a book about it. I have not thought about that book in a long while. I will have to get it out and look at it again.

I am looking through a new pair of glasses, and I am seeing what is “right” with my life instead of always looking for what is “wrong” in my life. It makes for a lot more peace and serenity.

Excellent book for anyone, even if you are not in Recovery. 

God Wants You To Know….

God wants you to know, that the weight you carry on your shoulders is much too heavy for one human being. Give some of that weight where it belongs, – to God, and have faith that what happens is for the best, whether you understand it or not.

“I’m only one,

But still I am one.

I cannot do everything,
…But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” -Anonymous

Women are like Tea Bags to see how strong we are just put us in hot water.

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”~~D. H. Lawrence

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~~Thomas Jefferson

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”~~Albert Einstein

“While writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold your pen.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”~~Abraham Lincoln

“Sometimes People Don’t Want To Hear The Truth Because It Destroys Their Illusions.”~~Neitzsche

Blowing someone else’s candle out doesn’t make yours burn any brighter.

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you’re right.

“For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.”

God is with us~every step of the way

Serenity Prayer = Sobriety = Sanity = Serenity


God grant me the SERENITY to
accept the things I cannot change;
COURAGE to change the things I can;
and WISDOM to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it:

Trusting that He will make all things
right if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  Amen

The Serenity Prayer has been an important part of me keeping me sober, serene, and sane. I spent a lot of years trying to change other people, and when I could not, I got really pissed off!

I can apply the prayer to everything and everybody in my life, including myself. I never lived up to others expectations of me, and they never lived up to my expectations of them. 

Lately, I have really had to remind myself that I am powerless over people, places, and things. God does not want me to just sit back and do nothing. He wants for me to do the best that I can with what He has given me.  If He did not want me to have the things that I have, He would not have given them to me.

America is under attack from “inside” and from “outside” evil forces. I get so discouraged because I am unemployed and broke as hell. I have always had a job. I was not too good to take less pay or part time work. I always had a job, even if it was as someone’s maid. I worked my ass off and graduated with a bachelor degree, so that I could get good employment to take care of me and my family. I was so full of hope in 2008 (before obama). I never asked to be rich, just to have enough to pay for housing, food–the necessities of life, but because of the socialists and communists sucking our resources dry and obama killing jobs–I pretty much have given up hope on finding employment now.

So, pretty much I live my life, “Day by Day”, and praying for God to help me afford to care for myself and my disabled husband (who by the way worked all his life and paid into our system). We have always worked for what we “needed”, and never expected others to support us. If not for family, we would be homeless and hungry!


It pissed the hell out of me that the communist/demon-rats are bringing in Illegals and Terrorists to intentionally overwhelm our system.

If they would stop funding the Terrorists and Illegals with our taxpayers money, then they could afford to take care of our Legal Americans who paid into the system all their life’s. Social Security is NOT an Entitlement, we paid for it!

I pray to God that America can survive the socialist,communist, islamic, illegal INVASION of our country!!! I know that I am doing everything in my power to help save her, and I will continue to. It all goes back to the serenity prayer. 


Budding White Rose – Ajaytao

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Along with the beauty of the rose we have to bear the thorns.

Originally posted on Ajaytao 2010:

Budding White Rose - Ajaytao
Budding White Rose – Ajaytao

A Little Budding Rose 

It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,
And shyly did its leaves unclose
Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell
It breathed from its heart invisible.

The rose is blasted, withered, blighted,
Its root has felt a worm,
And like a heart beloved and slighted,
Failed, faded, shrunk its form.
Bud of beauty, bonnie flower,
I stole thee from thy natal bower.

I was the worm that withered thee,
Thy tears of dew all fell for me;
Leaf and stalk and rose are gone,
Exile earth they died upon.
Yes, that last breath of balmy scent
With alien breezes sadly blent!

Emily Bronte
Budding White Rose - Ajaytao
Budding White Rose – Ajaytao

I see a Lilly on thy brow,
With anguish moist and fever dew
And on thy cheek a fading rose
Fast withereth too

I met…

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Deuteronomy 28:1-2!!

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“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all His Commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God”.

( Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV )!!

shalom-HDjsisraelblinkieJesus LOVES You!!

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Take The Steps…One At A Time…One Day At A Time


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


In our program (the twelve steps), if you do not take the steps and do the footwork, then you may stay sober but you will be cutting yourself short.

Why not go for it all? I did not just want to just stay sober but I wanted serenity too. I spent a lot of years living in the chaos.

When I found out the solution, and that I had a choice, I thought who in the hell would choose to stay miserable when the steps were free and could help stop the insanity and chaos?


You Are A Child of God!

Originally posted on Ray McDonald's Blog:

1 John 5:19

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

Recently I mentioned in a sermon about keeping our focus on the eternal rather than the temporal – upon the things of God rather than the things of the world. Too often we can be so earthly bound we are no heavenly good. I confessed that at times I get focused on earthly things rather than Godly – eternal things. It is not easy for me – my sin nature surfaces from time to time. I know I am alone in this. I am reminded that the world is the domain of Satan and that we are only visitors here – and that helps me take a deeper look at the things of God.

Speaking of the Holy Spirit – the Comforter – Jesus reminds…

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