I've always tried to be the "strong" one, the one that everyone turns to when they need help or a shoulder. I've always tried to be a super hero for my friends & family. Turns out that I do have a kryptonite... My family is my kryptonite. That fact has never been clearer than it has over the last week.
A week ago tomorrow, my dad passed. I can't type those words without tears. But in my weakest time, my family & friends have also proven to be my strength. I've felt very blessed to have so many people's condolences, prayers & thoughts.
My family is my strength and my weakness. ~ Aishwarya Rai Family is not an important thing. It's everything. ~ Michael J. Fox Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make sure you take a moment this weekend to remember those that lost thier lives protecting our freedoms AND hug your family. You never know when they'll be taken from you.
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mommies out there. Being a mom is by far my biggest accomplishment. But lately I have baby fever... Fortunately for me, my kid brother & his wife continue to help me out. They are on #4! The kids are 8, 6, 2 & on-the-way... so anytime I need a baby fix, I just stop by his house & spend some time with the "Littles" as we call them. Not gonna lie, I'm looking forward to #4's arrival.
A mulligan, most simply put, is a "do-over."
I need a mulligan today.
I woke up this morning with vague memories of a really bizarre dream that included `gator wrestlin. Somehow, I was in the swamp, hanging out with the folks from Swamp People or something... "Yee-Yee." Then I saw my horoscope for today:
Cancer's Horoscope (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Monday, May 6, 2013 - The Moon's climb into your 10th House of Status encourages you to take care of business by nurturing others, but an inner voice demands more from you now. Although you want to feel the adrenaline rush, even if it comes from conflict, extreme emotional reactions aren't what you need. Nevertheless, you're tempted to take a chance, anyhow. Find a way to express your excitement without placing anyone in danger, including yourself. In fact, putting your passion into your work is the fastest way to achieve success.
Happy first day of May. Wait... what... it's May!!??!? How'd that happen? What happened to March & April? Did I miss them? It seems like this ol' world just keeps spinning faster!
There are so many things on the May agenda... The biggest (in my opinion) is Texas Thunder May 17-19. It's just a couple of weeks away!!! We'll have loads of tickets to give away, plus music from the artists involved. YAY FOR FREE STUFF!! If you want to buy tickets or camping spaces, visit the link here on the KICKS 99.1 site.
You may have heard that 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the West, Texas community. Here's more details.
WEST TEXAS HELPS WEST, TX
Governor Perry, Mayor Muska, Senator Huffman all supporting
Texas Thunder Music Festival efforts to raise funds for West, Texas
Gardendale, TX (April 30, 2013) – Today, Governor Rick Perry lent his support to the Texas Thunder Music Festival that will raise money for those affected by the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The music event that will host The Randy Rogers Band, The Josh Abbott Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Casey Donahew Band, among others will take place May 17-19 in Gardendale, Texas.
"The city of West has a long way to go to get past the grief and devastation and move on to rebuilding," Gov. Perry said. "In the true spirit of Texas, the people of our state are coming together to help ease the suffering of individuals who lost loved ones, and help this strong community get back on its feet."
"My thoughts are with everyone in the city of West. I am proud of the Texas musicians who are coming together for this event," Senator Joan Huffman, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman of Houston, said. "It reinforces the well-known fact that when anyone in our state needs help, fellow Texans automatically rise to the occasion."
"Our small town is made up of big hearts. The people of West have always given and supported," said Tommy Muska, Mayor of West, Texas. "This event will allow the people of Texas to show their support and love to the great residents of West. We appreciate all the artists that will be giving of their time to make this event a success."
Last week, the Texas Thunder Music Festival announced all net proceeds will be donated to the first responders and schools of West, Texas. The Odessa based firm of Johnson, Miller & Co. will oversee all the accounting and distribution of funds.
"As a fellow Texan, my heart went out to all those that were affected by the explosion," says festival landowner Herb Graham. "We could not sit around and do nothing, so my partners and I quickly decided to donate all the net proceeds from this festival to rebuild the school and get first responders equipment."
The first-year Texas Thunder Music Festival in Gardendale, Texas presents an all-star, all-Texas line-up, with both musicians and fans coming together to help bring support to those who need it most.
A good time for a good cause?? Heck yes, I'm so in!