Monday, May 17, 2010
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
I have intended to post this on the 13th, but life hasn’t been rather hectic.
My Kayla turned 18 on May 13th. She had a great day and enjoyed the company of a few friends for dinner and cake.
My little girl is growing up. I’ve pulled up a few photos, but have many more to share one day soon…. couldn’t get them to be upright on some, so sorry for the side view.
These are a hodge podge of pictures from infancy to her Senior Prom. I have many, many more to post, but am just not feeling too well. I’ll add more in the next day or two of her gorgeous senior pictures we took at Pensacola Beach.
I pray, will all my heart that when people see Kayla, they not only see the outside beauty, but that her heart will shine through.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
YouTube - Stomp Lyrics w/ Happy Feet Clips
Monday, May 10, 2010
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Sunday, May 9, 2010
I copied this directly from http://www.sixthmarinedivision.com/. You can follow that link to learn more about the history that we weren’t, at least I wasn’t taught in school. There is a page of unknowns under the scrapbook section of people/events not known. Check it out. You might find someone you know there and be able to help them out.
A post worth reading: Bloodiest Encounter of the Pacific War
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Upcoming Reunion 10/10/10 in Las Vegas
Sixth Division History
Also: Introduction to the Sixth Marine Division
The only Marine Division that, as an entire unit, never spent as much as one day in the continental United States was the Sixth Marine Division. It was composed of three infantry regiments; the 4th Marines, 22nd Marines and 29th Marines, an artillery regiment, the 15th Marines and subordinate units such as Engineer, Medical, Pioneer, Motor Transport, Tank, Headquarters and Service battalions.
The division was created on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in September of 1944. The core about which the division was formed was the First Provisional Marine Brigade, which included the 4th Marines, the 22nd Marines and the artillery battalions that had supported those two Marine regiments and which later were combined and expanded into the 15th Marines. The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade fought as a unit in the invasion and retaking of Guam in the Marianas Islands. The brigade was awarded the Navy Unit Citation for its actions on Guam.
After the fighting on the Island of Guam was ended, the brigade was joined on Guadalcanal by the 1st Battalion of the 29th Marines, which had fought with the Second Marine Division on Saipan in The Marianas. The 2nd and 3rd battalions of the 29th Marines left the United States on August 1, 1944 and joined the rest of the Sixth Marine Division on Guadalcanal.
While the Sixth Marine Division was a new division when it was created, its component units were anything but new. Of its nine infantry battalions, seven of them had fought in at least one island battle, most in at least two battles. The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 29th Marines were new units, but with many noncommissioned and commissioned officers who were overseas for the second time, having fought as members of other Marine Divisions.
After training on the Island of Guadalcanal, the division steamed 6000 miles to land on the Island of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. The division then fulfilled its mission of capturing the northern half of that island.
In late April the division moved south to join in the assault of a strong Japanese defense line that had been constructed across the southern part of the Island of Okinawa. That line was located in hills that were honeycombed with caves and passages, sometimes having three or more levels. It was possible to traverse the line from coast to coast and be underground almost all the way. The Marines and soldiers assaulting that line were met by well registered mortar and artillery fire, as well as machine guns with interlocking fields of fire. A high price was paid for each yard gained against that line, with the blood of men killed and wounded being the currency.
The Battle of Okinawa was a long one, lasting 82 days. The Sixth Marine Division had nearly 1700 Marines and Navy Medical Corpsmen who were killed in action or died of wounds, with more than 7400 being wounded in action. It has been said that when a military unit suffers ten percent casualties it loses its effectiveness. Such was not the case in the Sixth Marine Division. The highest casualty rates were in the rifle companies, many of which were reduced to the level of under strength platoons, with non commissioned officers commanding them. While being nowhere near as effective as when at full strength, these under strength units were still coherent Marine Companies and still fighting.
Any Marine believes that his unit is the best, and this is as it should be. But the Sixth Marine Division was at least the equal of any Marine division that fought in the Pacific Theater in World War Two. The Division was decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation for it heroism on the Island of Okinawa. Requirements for the award of that decoration are that the unit as a whole performed in a manner that would have merited the Navy Cross Medal to an individual Marine.
After the Japanese surrender, the Sixth Marine Division, less the 4th Marines, sailed to Tsingtao, China to accept the surrender of the Japanese there. The 4th Marines went to Japan. The division occupied Tsingtao until April 1, 1946. On that date, the division, downsized by the loss of many of its Marines who had returned to the United States, was designated as the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. One year to the day after its landing on the Island of Okinawa, the Sixth Marine Division had ceased to be.
James S. White, G-3-29
These are picture of my grandfather. He is my hero. Pappow suffers with a horrible disease called Alzheimer's. He hasn't known me for yours, and strangely, I am OK with that.
I love my Pappow, and just wanted to share these pictures of him, and his two sons.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
As of today, our hopes for Christopher attending a "normal" elementary school has been destroyed. After weeks of disruptive behavior, and the past two days being so bad, his teacher can not continue her recommendation for him to attend Kindergarten at Ferry Pass.
It's been an emotional day.
I know my Christopher is a precious child. I know that God has a MIGHTY plan for my Christopher.
I have left word with his pediatrician. I have an ache in the pit of my gut.
After investigating and looking into some of the centers we have been referred to, visited and waited for hours upon hours to get in, we find that they are simply revolving prescription cabinets.
The one doctor that keeps getting referred to us is a doctor in Destin. I have no problem driving to Destin, it's the fact that this doctor does not accept any insurance at all, moreless Medicaid and her initial consultation is $250 with a weekly follow up of $75!
Since Christopher has been off the Tenex and put on another sleep aid, he has been sleeping pretty good. With that said, his tics are back and more noticeable.
It's a vicious cycle. I wish I fix this, I just don't know how.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I love this reminder.
Renee Swope of P31 Ministry posted this on your wall this morning.
I was reminded just how big my God is.
Money doesn't matter, cars..... who cares, careers....doesn't matter. Back ground...oh please!
Material gain/careers....all has NOTHING on my God!
"Father I pray I will seize every moment you put before me to share You with other. That is my desire. Amen"
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
My son walked in with a t-shirt in his hands. He wanted me to wash it. The shirt was torn in strips. I explained to him if I washed it, then the shirt would fall apart even more. I then asked him, "Christopher, Why did you tear up your shirt? Isn't that one of your favorites?" He then said to me, "I want to look like Jesus."
I couldn't believe my ears.
For nearly three years I have been nurturing and teaching, well, trying to nurture and teach, that Jesus loves him, that He died for us so we could be forgiven and live with Him in Heaven.
I told him after this amazing encounter, "That it was much more important to be Jesus on the inside, cause if Jesus is on the inside, the Jesus will shine through"
We talked for more, later this evening I received some much needed guidance. The last thing I wanted to do was persuade his decision to receive Christ as his Lord and Savoir, but I also didn't want to miss the opportunity to lead my son to the Lord.
So, this is where we are.
I believe with all my heart that today, my son took a step closer to knowing God! I was taught some key things to listen for; to continue teaching and guiding, which is what will be done.
Just had to share this exciting moment with ya'll. I am truly blessed.
Please take the next minute and watch this clip.
Tamara Lowe At Christ Fellowship
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I have foundation garments that were ordered and never picked up, I have shoes, bags, jewelry, clothes, make up, oh my goodness the boxes!
I am selling everything in my inventory at cost and some things even less!
Hope to see you there!
2475 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite L
5 p.m. to 8 p.m!