Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Milestone (or all the reasons I'm going to cry when my son is baptized)

Memorial Day weekend is here in the US. It is a weekend where we pay tribute to those who went before - specifically those in the military.

This Sunday, my son gets baptized - kind of a weird thing to do on Memorial Day weekend, however it was the only weekend that worked out for all those who would need to travel here.In the end, it is really the perfect weekend to celebrate this new member of our family(both blood-related, and church family).

This Sunday my son will be baptized in the same font I was, the same font my brother was, the same font my Dad was.

This Sunday my son will be baptized in the same church my maternal grandparents funerals were held, the same church many loved ones funerals were held, the same church our friend-from-whom-my-son-gets-his-middle-name's memorial service was held.

This Sunday my son will be baptized in a church where generations of service men and women have been sent off to basic training, in a church where generations of service men and women have been sent off to bases around the world, in a church where generations of service men and women have been sent off to war - some never to return, some who return different people.

This Sunday my son will be baptized in a church where generations have laid their Moms to rest, in a church where generations have laid their Dads to rest, in a church where generations have laid their Kids to rest.

This Sunday my son will be baptized in a church that reaches out to kids in the FARM program, in a church that reaches out to AIDS orphans, in a church that reaches out to kids and gives them hope.

This Sunday my son will be baptized and I will cry. I will cry for the baby I never got to meet, I will cry for all the people who I have lost, for all the people who my son will not meet in his lifetime - but paved his way, I will cry for all those who keep us safe - even though that means they are not home with their families, and I will cry because I am so happy to have this beautiful son.


In Memory of All Who Have Gone Before,

Joyful Darkness.

Monday, February 16, 2015

SPAM poetry #1

Last week's SPAM email subject lines made into short poems. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation taken exactly. Each line is an individual subject line.

Enjoy!

The first-rate way to please your woman
Feel the bottomless satisfaction tonight
Right ways to gratify your girl
Ensure the excellent acting in bed

I have a proposal for you
Start A Revolution, date a Russian
your pleasure in love is not far away

In order to live a magical life, you have to eat magical food
Latest innovation in food protein
Reach healthier life

Do Not 'Live'  in Fear of  Loud  Noises..
Do you know; Who lives next Door

It is time - to go on a joy-ride
A private jet Makes A great gift.



-Joyful Darkness




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