Showing posts from November, 2010

Our Angel Wing Contest Week 2 Winner

Congratulations Lorraine Russo !

It is not hard to describe my angel because of who she was.  Caring, helpful, selfless and loving. Alice Helble cared more about others then she did herself.  Many times in my life I witnessed her kindness to others.  At Thanksgiving she had an ecumenical table.  People of any race, creed or color were welcomed at her table and she never had a bad word to say about anyone.  More then anything else Alice taught me how to live my life as a true caring person through her kindness and love.  As she lay dying she still had her list out for Starfish to see if she could help others who needed a ride to a doctor or any appointment. I know now that Alice is still with me because of the example of her life.  It left an indelible mark on my life that will never be forgotten.  Her recent loss has left a physical void in my life and the life of all who knew her.  But her spirit, the true sign of an angel lives on in all of us.

Our Week 1 Angel Wing Contest Winner

Congratulations Sheila Grifo Fredericks!

Her winning story:

My angel is my ten year old daughter Juliette.  She is the most mature, responsible, sweet and beautiful little girl.  Last year my husband, her Daddy past away from a long battle with Brain Cancer.  She was Daddy's little girl.  Sandwiched between 2 wild boys she has a tough time getting any Mommy time.  She often helps do things for her little brother while I have things to accomplish.  She will read to him, make him scrambled eggs when he is hungry, work on his homework with him and spends time with him on the computer too.  She is a straight A student, that always gets up and gets herself to school on time. She is quite accomplished at gymnastics and is becoming a hard working athlete as well.  There are times when she really needs me for something and I have my hands full with other things.  She is quite patient and accepting of our circumstances and works hard to find a ways to do whatever it is by herself.  I would l…

November's Birthstone- The Citrine

This birthstone’s name comes from the French word for lemon, “citron”. It is the most abundant mineral, and signifies light-heartedness. One often wears citrine to have more happiness enter their lives. Some also call it the “jewel of the sun”. Citrine is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine. Citrine is believed to help the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver and muscles. It promotes creativity, helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies.