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Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Twenty First

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Happy Anniversary J-Land

AOL journals started back in August 2003… I started journaling January 1st, 2005 I think… as I started reading journals June 2004 before I jumped in with a journal of my own… It’s seems so long ago since we were at AOL journals at 3 years ago… when the four years of journaling at AOL seemed like a lifetime of friendships and good times… with many of those friendships lasting to today and many years to come…

My main topic of journaling of course has always been son1, son2 and son3… who back in 2005 were 18, 11 and 4 years old…

Here they are literally today as they were helping son3 try on his football uniform…

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Son1 is 24, working full time and engaged…

Son2 is 17 and a senior…

Son3 is 10 and in the fifth grade…

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I miss you J-Land, but so glad to have made so many great friends that we are still able to keep in touch through facebook and blogger…

One of my favorite things from facebook below that I like to share in my blog…

On this day, God wants you to know

... that when you are unsure how to proceed, stop. Be still and enter into the silence. Allow your mind to cease its restless thinking. Wait. Let the answer come in its time.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that greatness is your birthright. Who are You to shine brighter than others? Who are You to take a step forward when others are shrinking back? Who are You to make others feel insecure with your greatness? You are a child of God. Take a step forward, shine bright, - inspire others with your light to their own greatness.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that you are a child of God. Remain strong in your faith, no matter how many mistakes God's children make along the way of growing up, they are still destined for Grace and eternal Joy.

Happy Journaling…

6 comments:

Barb said...

WOW! How quickly time passes by. It's like a wisp of smoke- here, than gone. You've got some great looking kids there. Isn't it great- this being able to visit, at least for today, with our J-Land family? So good to see you. Hope we can stay in touch. I love the "What God Wants You To Know" too, often post it myself.
Take care, okay?
Love ya

REGINA said...

the time line seems so distant now, but isn't that long ago. i am so glad to be able to meet up with j-landers again on fb and through this wonderful venture guido set us upon. a lovely entry, and the boys are so handsome. i love the picture you use at the very top of your page.
happy anniversary, and keep blogging.
regina

ADB said...

Time flies, doesn't it, Linda. I suppose it's particularly noticeable when you have a family growing up. Here's to year #9!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I joined in on the AOL journals some time in 2003-2004 and have watched your family grow and enjoyed seeing the pictures too. I still enjoy them. It hardly seems possible but children to grow up so fast. I enjoy your God wants you to know entries too. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Lisa said...

i'm SO glad i found you!

Love ya

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Lovely photos of your handsome boys and Best Wishes to the Engaged couple!
BIG ((HUGS)) to you and hubby too, Linda.