Monday, January 11, 2010

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer

 

true story tuesday final

I am not sure if this True Story Tuesday 

post should be about the fact that:

parade   1. Kaishon was wearing shorts

to a parade during the month of December

or singing

2. These pictures from December

have never been taken off the  camera card

or even glanced at

or

3. The fact that Kaishon was COATLESS!

Coatless and pantless…

(What kind of mother does this child have?)parade 1

or Maybe I won’t tell a story at all.

I will just let the pictures speak for themselves!

singing 2 And you know what?

Since I am NOT telling a story,

let’s just pretend this was a

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

instead of a Christmas Parade! parade 2

Come on! Work with me! : )!

Will you be volunteering next Monday?

Kaish has school.

Gary and I both have work.singing 1

We will have to think of some sort of volunteer act to do though.

No matter what you believe about politics

(or even Martin Luther King Jr.)singing 3

I hope you always believe that serving

is the best way to live life!

“From now on,

any definition of a successful life

must include service to others.”

George W. Bush

akaish 010

‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is.

What are you doing for others?‘

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

47 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Kids and Martin...I love them!
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mimi said...

I'm guessing that Kaishon might be like my boys....hot bodies. My boys run around the house in their boxer shorts in the middle of winter. They are always warm.

Love seeing pic of Kaish!

Susie said...

He doesn't look cold:-)

Sharon said...

Your son must have been having so much fun at the Christmas, errr I mean MLK, parade that long pants were an after thought.

So cute.

Loved your entry for IHF too... Amazing how much fun I have through that one 'little' blog!

Nancy C said...

Thanks for the reminder that Monday shouldn't be just another day off. I always love the quotes you select for your entries.

Drew said...

I thought you lived in the US of A! Kaish has school on MLK day? We even get the day off here in Podunkville! I always bake an MLK cake and go around performing random acts of kindness for all my neighbors.

Okay, maybe not.

Instead, I sleep in until 10, soak in the glorious bliss that I have the day off, and spend too little time remembering the reason why we have the day off. Now I feel totally guilty and worthless to humanity. :)

Pam D said...

Becky. Oh how I love you; let me count the ways:
I love the perfect quotes you use; they always hit the mark!
I love your sweet encouragement, you brighten up the dark.
I love your pretty pictures, which get better every week.
But most of all I love your heart, for it is Him you seek.

You rock, sweet one...

Cortney said...

Great post! I'll be at Mid-Winter camp with a couple hundred crazy teenagers on MLK Day. I can't wait!

I love the quote at the end - I have a shirt that says that!

Ocean Girl said...

Great colorful pictures. Pictures tell the true story.

Dot O said...

Don't feel bad about the shorts thing... it just happens sometimes. As far as MLK Day, the kids do have off for it and they usually have a volunteer project to paint inner city school walls every year. However, this year their coach told them today that he is not running it this year. I've never thought about volunteering on that particular day... now I feel guilty....

Great post, and Kaish is adorable, even if slightly underdressed.

Hilary said...

Fantastic photos! My own son (19 now) dresses very lightly. He's as skinny as a rail and looks like he should feel the cold more than anyone, but he's always warm. Kids are just like that. :)

JamericanSpice said...

Love that photos. Was that really a Dodge truck :) So neat.

The quotes are alive. I like that.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Did Kaishon even utter that he was cold at all? Brrr...I'm getting cold just thinking about it!

I'm hoping to continue to volunteer at the assisted living place, although I'm not sure what day I'll be there.

RR Mama said...

You are not a bad mother! Kids some times just have more will power than we do! Doing a great job, keep it up!

Frau said...

Great reminder service to others is what it is all about! Happy Tuesday!

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

Those are great pictures!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Love the expression on his face in the last photo. You take wonderful pictures!

Jordan Carroll said...

What a wonderful way to live life...giving to others! It seems that your family has got it right! And that you're raising a wonderful son!

Marilyn said...

Very true.

Martha in PA said...

We've got you beat, Tara was in SHORTS and FLIP FLOPS (and hoodie - here every day "coat") last week in January, when it was cold and windy. She couldn't be bothered putting on socks and sneakers, and the jeans she WANTED to wear were in the dryer! We did not however go to a parade, just a couple errands.

Tara does not have school, I don't know if I will have to work...

Norah said...

He just has the sweetest face. I'd let him wear shorts and no coat too with that adorable charming smile!

Norah said...

He just has the sweetest face. I'd let him wear shorts and no coat too with that adorable charming smile!

Mighty M said...

If my daughter wants to be cold, so be it. She wears shorts a lot. Such silly kids we have! ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't believe he has school on Monday. Crazy.
We will be at a COLLEGE softball camp on the other side of the state. YES..I said COLLEGE!!!!
Hold on to that boy...he will be at college soon too. :) (with no jacket)

April said...

Such beautiful pictures! I just love your perspective on life, kids, and being the best person you can possibly be. You never cease to teach us all something.

Catherine said...

You have an award on my blog my friend....

http://4chalseys.blogspot.com/2010/01/best-blog-award.html

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh my kids are always without a hat or a coat! Living in MN makes us have tough skin. Maybe Kaish does too!! LOL !

Brandi said...

Okay, my boys have been running around the house in their underwear for weeks while it's been FREEZING! Today, it's in the 50's and their both wrapped up in blankets?! My husband and I have been giggling about it all morning.

GREAT post (and great pics)!

Kmama said...

I love that last picture!!

It so doesn't look like Christmas out there.

Veronica said...

Love the pictures! Kaishon doesn't look cold to me!

Lorina said...

Haha.. I have one of those boys. :)

Stopping by from SITS.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this post, especially since I can relate to no coats and shorts in December. Don't worry, any mom who has been through the tween - teen years knows what it is like...just try to get them to use an umbrella. hahahahaha!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I needed this. I need to do more for others. I need to show Tristan how good it is to do for others. I need to. I want to.

Thank you.

Killlashandra said...

Sometimes it's just hard to keep boys in coats as they just run off at the first sign of adventure. :)

Pam said...

Great pics. Like your son, I really don't like to wear a coat, but if I am going to be out in the cold I will have it on!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sinead said...

What a gorgeous kiddo you have! I can imagine that the camera is aimed in that direction fairly often. Thanks for the nice comment on my Mr. Linky! :)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Great photos, handsome boy, and an excellent challenge!

Mrs. NB

Rachel said...

Ditton on PamD's comment!

love the pictures - and especially love your MLK Jr challenge.

(Martin Luther King Jr is especially dear to my heart - I was part of a group that toured schools teaching about his courage. Wish he could be proud now).

Jana said...

Kaishon and my Isaiah sound like they have a lot in common with the wardrobe choices...silly boys! He is a good lookin boy mama!

Foursons said...

I love your photos. Each and every one of them always tells an amazing story.

renee said...

great photos!!!!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I never do stuff like that. :-) As far as i know it was the Fourth of July!

Liz said...

Great pictures! I love parades!

Briana said...

My kids go out barefoot and coatless when it is cold! I just tell myself that they will have strong constitutions. I do make them put shoes on when there is snow on the ground!

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