13 May 2007


I took a break from my "vacation" yesterday. I had to drop the girls off for the Battle Cry retreat they were invited to attend with the church we love to go to here at 5 am. Ugh. Kullen and I came back home and went back to bed and slept until 10:30. We laid low most of the day watching movies and I worked on a scrapbook page. It was nice to take it easy and veg a little. We had to go and pick the girls up around 11 pm because they were rained out at the end of the outdoor conference, making them an hour early. They had a super day, but it made them sad to see what they have been missing.
Also on another note, I have liked Martina McBride since the early 90s when I was at a concert where she opened for Garth Brooks. (Yes, I was a BIG time country music fan!) And yesterday I heard her song "Anyway" for the first time. I liked it so much I thought I would share the video from YouTube here! It reminds me of a quote/poem I heard once by Mother Teresa - this was written on the wall in her children's home in Calcutta and this specific version is credited to her:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.

Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

Hope you all have a super great Mother's Day! May God richly bless you!


  1. Hi Julie, Happy Mother's Day! I think I saw the same concert in the 90s - LOL - I have been a Martina fan since then also. We miss you guys here in TEXAS! Melody

  2. you and me and mother teresa..:o)~
    i love this.. i have it framed.

    happy mother's day friend!!

  3. Oh! I LOVE this poem! Thank you for sharing it. I'm copying it into my journal.


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