Tuesday, December 30, 2008
A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its
hiding place in the closet
She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three
times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for
Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she
slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store
with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he
was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing
noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she
could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged
it on the glass counter. That did it!
'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice.
"I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he
said without waiting for a reply to his question.
"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the
same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick..and I want to buy a
"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.
"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and
my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle
"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you
," the pharmacist said, softening a little.
"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get
the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked
the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need?"
"I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. "I just know he's
really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay
for it, so I want to use my money."
"How much do you have?" asked the man fromChicago
"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly.
"And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven
cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."
He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her
mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and
meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need."
That well dressed man was D Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in
neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of charge and it wasn't
long until Andrew was home again and doing well.
Mo m and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led
them to this place.
"That surgery," her Mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I wonder how much
it would have cost?"
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost...one dollar and
eleven cents....plus the faith of a little child.
In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a
The Danger of Flu to Children
Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, flu places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and families.
- Children commonly need medical care because of influenza, especially before they turn 5 years old.
- Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications.
- Some children will die from the flu each year. During the 2007-08 flu season, CDC received reports that 86 children died from influenza-related complications.
- Severe influenza complications are most common in children younger than 2 years old.
- Children with chronic health problems like asthma and diabetes are at especially high risk of developing serious flu complications.
Here's my son riding his 4 wheeler and bike.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here's a video of my son jammin that night of Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De la Hoya's dream match. I think he will be a rock star someday. He likes to play his guitar and jump up and down. Sometimes he is singing while playing his guitar. The video above is only the small portion of his concert that night. I was too late to video him.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Fruit drinks with added sugar touted as a "good source of calcium." But they only contain a measly 10 percent fruit juice.
Sugary children's breakfast cereal labeled "whole grain". In fact, the cereal contained just one wimpy gram of fiber in a full serving.
Certain fruit snacks boasting "100% vitamin C." Sure, the snacks are C-rich, but we looked at the ingredients, and the first one listed is corn syrup.
"Naturally flavored" frozen pizza snacks. Too bad that half of the fat in the ones they examined is either of the saturated or trans variety.
Some packaged lunch kits bragging "excellent source of protein". They are also an excellent source of sodium -nearly 40 percent of a day's worth.
Isn't this alarming. Now that we know about this foods we can't just ignore this and continue feeding our kids with this healthy foods that turns out it isn't. Lesson here, it is still the best way to cook meals for our kids. Fresh fruits is good for them as a snacks. When it come's to juice make sure you read every thing what it contains. This is a depressing news for most of us but it is not too late to act right.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Very impressing huh?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The last tip maybe hard to do to some parents who very attached to their babies. I can't blame you as a parent we feel much better if we can see our baby and know their safe. There is one thing you can do about it. Get a portable crib or move his crib to your room. Let him sleep on his crib and you can check on him if you need to. This way you feel much better to know he is there and you can see him. He is safe too cause he is sleeping on his crib. There is nothing more we want but to make sure our baby is safe.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
When life is hard and
Payday is still so far away
And when the salary comes it's not enough
there is only one thing to do
Cute huh! This baby is so cute. I love his facial reaction. My mom-in-law sent me this! Just thought I share it with you. I think most of us loves to see baby pictures, specially if this cute. I bet his parents are enjoying him and loves to take a pictures of him. I know I do. When my son was a baby I loved to took a picture of him. Babies grow fast and I want to captured those moments and look back sometimes what he did that day and I have a pictures of him to look at.