Getting married, lessons in LOVE!!, and trying to achieve something to alleviate “brain dead”

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I have until April 13th until I will resume some normalcy in my life.  You see, my sister is getting married so we are winding down as details are finalized, final arrangements have been made and now the stress and excitement have met hand in hand!   MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED!!!  Clearly, you cannot tell I am not excited at all.  My “extra” time has been spent with working out, tanning, and finalizing details with the Bachelorette Party, bridesmaid’s hair stuff, and other minor details…as you can imagine just trying not to go brain-dead has been a seemingly ‘hard to achieve’.  I really need to invent a pill for that or maybe sleep is the answer….can anyone give me some assistance here???

I have been learning a lot about love though in the days that I have not shared. Below are a few gems that I have found to “tie” you over until I am back to “normal”  hahaha……I am far from normal and that is why I laughed.  🙂

 

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Lastly, here is a beautiful inspiration that I found to which I want each and every single one of you to remember when you catch yourself complaining, moaning and groaning about problems or things not going as planned…well here is a girl at 14 years old who has met her demise yet, has chosen not to allow it to defeat her spirit.  Could you have been that way if faced with that situation??  http://gma.yahoo.com/teen-terminal-cancer-heads-prom-ride-bucket-list-004236847–abc-news-topstories.html

Hope you have a fabulous day,

CatMan, The Rose Bandit

Love who loves you…

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Today more than ever I feel loved completely and in whole being.  I have decided that I am straight up obnoxious when I am in a great mood.  Which this could be a good and a bad thing but, then again who cares?  ***OK what the heck Pandora!  You are playing “My heart will go on” Celine Dion on my NSYNC station…kind of not cool.***

Well today’s post is in regards to my amazingly awesome day yesterday.  The work day was long but the reward was greater later.  I got to talk to a friend that I don’t see very often.  I was able to go to my Special Olympics Bowling last night and it was amazing.  I have one or two young adults that I help especially and then I try to mesh between the other athletes.  Last night I have a sweetheart named Kevin B. ask if I was married.  I replied no and he then asked if I would marry him!  (How sweet!)  I told him maybe someday!  Then it was his turn to bowl.  This makes my 2nd marriage proposal in about 3 months.

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I wish people were capable of that innocence love.  My athletes are some of the most loving, accepting, and wonderful people I know.  Whenever I feel unloved or if I have had a bad day, they totally make life better.  You see the thing is people are capable, but in order for them to experience that kind of love they have to be willing to give everything away.  You see these athletes are ones that might be seen as disabled but, aren’t we all a little impaired in certain ways?  Their intellectual disability causes them to see everything innocently as it should be.  I know that it is difficult sometimes and thankless as parents to have a child with this disability, but the parent’s that come to these events are so supportive.  They never complain, they never give up, and most of all they are there to be their child’s cheerleader!  How blessed am I am able to witness that???  Extremely!  They genuinely love, what most people couldn’t even fathom.

I have friends that that have been there for me and loved me and made me feel worth a million bucks again when my heart and spirit was crushed.  For those friends, I genuinely love back.  They are fabulously divine!  I noticed that I take those people for granted.  What makes a good friend is not how often they are there BUT, when they are there for you.  The timing is everything you see.  God places these wonderful friends in your life when you need them the most and it’s their choice to choose to help or not.  Feel blessed when they do choose to help.  That is a true friend.

Genuinely take care of those who love you.  If they do something great or were there for you, make sure that you thank them in an appropriate way.  Make sure that you recognize that.  They will know that the genuine love is mutual and that friendship is true.

Love love love...

By the way, the music selection definitely got better when I switched my station to Pandora: Def Leopard …..OH yes Gotta love the 80’s!!!