Sunday, April 21, 2013

God Bless America and her people

Flags are at half mast all over the Nation; in communities around the land, honoring the fallen of the tragedies once again that have devastated, shocked and traumatized our people. We have watched helplessly as so many were wheeled away, or placed on stretchers for aide after the unthinkable happened on a sunny day in Boston; were kept up to the date as a city on the East Coast was literally locked down for its safety of the people while those behind the badge did not stop and did not fail to find the ones responsible for terror. We have seen the graphic photographs of carnage. As individuals and as a country we have wept and lost sleep and worried and once again felt fear for our brothers and sister and probably self while wondering what in the hell is happening to our country and those we call human beings.
In the same days we were rocked by an explosion that happened in the West in Texas as a town and its people were horrified by the loss of lives secondary to a fertilizer plant explosion and the deaths that resulted. The numbers have now changed to 35 or so according to CNN with 10 of  of those deaths being first responders answering the call. It may be that more than 1 or the first Responders were off duty when they ran to help. More than 160 were injured and now they tell us the death numbers could be higher and the assessments are still underway.
Texas and its horror did not get the same non-stop coverage as Boston and many are irate about that. It may be that since one was an act of terror with an active manhunt and a city on lockdown was given priority over what appeared as an explosion in a plant in the West.
I cannot imagine that is was that the lives were less important, rather than the city and the manhunt and words "terrorism" is what made that happen.
We did get some updates through the days, but the one update that would have done the world some good, the people some good and offered the people a respite from the images that are now seared in the brain and pain that is etched on hearts is this:

On the same day of the tragedies in Boston and in Texas; there were heroes that ran to the horror; people that did not run away, but to those in need and in screaming pain to HELP. Some had just finished that run and then heard the bombs, turned around and ran toward danger and extended themselves, placed themselves in harms way to help their brothers and sisters by rendering whatever aide or support they could. Others ran straight to the hospitals and offered their blood, offered to give support, to stay with those that were in shock until a family member or friend could arrive for them. Some called those behind the badges to report what they had seen, gave up their phones and videos in hopes that something would be seen by the trained eye. The city came together to do all that was needed in a time of chaos, fear, and great need. The celebrations spilled into the streets and applause was heard for each car with blue lights as they left once the last suspect was taken. He is currently in the hospital under heavy guard. We now are flooded with hearing and seeing their faces; of hearing from the parents in Russia; have heard of the Fathers' threat to America if he dies and what an "angel his boys are". We have no tolerance at this point for that. We are hearing far too much about them and far to little of the people who are struggling for their precious lives along with those heroes that died, those who fought for our safety, those everyday people who ran to crisis to help.

Quite frankly I for one do not want the USA to bring the parents here, I do not trust them as safe; I do not want to hear about how others thought them wonderful or good boys. Ted Bundy was thought at one time to be a helluva personable guy. Their angel ran over his brother in a car and left him dead; and they together killed innocent people and walked calmly away. It could have gotten even worst as he returned to a campus and used a key card to access areas where large numbers of people gather. Bin Laden was loved by his minions if I remember correctly.  There seems to be no love lost between these brothers and their uncle in MD who from the first interview referred to them as 'losers' if I recall and seems to be estranged by the father ... who then threatens this country?
We are seeing and hearing too much of them, and not nearly enough of the survivors, the ones who stood for Boston and the resilience of those who now today will be out on the streets trying to get their equilibrium and breath normal. It will take time, a long time.
We need to know how folks in Texas are, we need to hear something that is uplifting and good deeds done by someone and how we as a country are going to come together as we were at one time rather than the conspiracy theories and continual blames and hate that seems to have heightened in groups and those who are using this as a means for their agendas.

Out in Texas, right after that explosion a man ran TO IT, to help; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings identified the off-duty fire fighter as Kenny Harris, a captain in his city's fire department. Harris "rushed to the scene as a helper,". He died trying to help, running TO rather than away or just standing and watching in fear and horror.
The area around the site of the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that flattened much of the small Texas town remains "very volatile" due to the presence of ammonium nitrate, McLennan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Matt Cawthon said Thursday.
Authorities searched through mounds of rubble in hopes of finding survivors of the blast that left shattered homes and wreckage in a wide swath of the town, which has only 2,800 people. So many lives forever changed, so much destroyed, and so many harmed the counts are still being figured out, many still hospitalized. About half the town was evacuated, including the nursing home with 133 residents, and the search is ongoing. The grief and shock is overwhelming.
Yet on the day of Texas's the explosion that devastated a town and caused residents to be evacuated, none other than Willie Nelson stood up and let all know that he has a concert planned in Texas on April 30 to celebrate his 80th birthday. That concert will go on as planned and ALL PROCEEDS will now go to the West, for the people who lost so much. One great man, quickly stood up for the West and said, "I'm here for you, we've got this" and let them know.  I have yet to see news coverage about that (unless they read it on his page of social media or my blog). Willie Nelson, a modern day prophet immediately felt the pain, knew loss and took action for the people. Just that simple, just that quick.

Today, may we stand as one, offering our deepest condolences to those lives lost in these tragedies on our soils, those precious lives and families who now grieve their friends, family, co-workers and the communities. May we stand for that which is right way relations as we move about our days mindfully knowing that we are united in our desire for peace, compassion, kindness in families, communities, states, and country.  This is our country, our sisters and brothers are in uniform fighting for our very freedoms which we seem to take for granted so often, it is past time we throw those lines that separate us away and stand on solid ground united as one, together to make this the land for all equally to improve our country for the better.
 “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.   Eleanor Roosevelt
Prayers, energy and thoughts of healing are going up as I light the fire and the sage today:

For Boston, Officer Sean Collier end of watch, the fallen, the injured, the ones who are mourning, For Texas, the fallen, the missing, the injured, the ones displaced from their homes, and the community, For America and her people may we find the courage to seek peace, compassion, harmony, For those riding in the BPMS150 for the cure of MS, may you ride strong, safely and this be the year for the cure,

Matthew, Stephen, Pat, Jennifer, ZERO, soar on dear one, we will miss you always yet know you are with us in all the familiar places ...
Prayers and strength for Alexis and her family in their time of grief and devastation; holding them in their sorrow with prayers going up;
Chelsea, Baby Florenzo, and Sara may the Creator welcome you all home to the Ancestors...  
Those in Christiansburg VA and surrounding communities for strength and healing, VAAP,

Stephen Deirslen and family we are holding you up with prayers and thoughts; Kurt, Ali, Jeremiah, Pop Spring, Joe, Rachel, Matthew, Nick, Leanne, Leslie, Stephen, Gayle, Karen, Janet, Perry, JT, Moses, Little Nicholas, Karen, Ericka, young Peyton, Bill, Shauna, Dixie, Kurt, J&L,

Choctaw Nation, SODA, Kari, Jamie, Tiffany, Bob, David, The Durant P.D., Windhorse, Hezra and Dan, Pat, Joan, Jane, Mickey, Cynthia, Rubuye, Patches, Charla, Kurt, Lyle, Bear, Sylvia, Heidi, Samatha, Marcus, Brenda McQuire, Jan, Joan,  Louise E. Duckwork and her family, friends, Brother Michael Belford, Rev Bev and family,


For Sandy Hook and those in Newtown CT., for all those who have been touched, shattered and devastated by violence we are with you here and pray for an end to such horrible things happening in our world. 

 To those who are fighting the fight,

we are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.

Rebecca, Hudson, Peyton, Dottie, Zero, George, Peyton, Billy Ray, Yvonne, Les, Lana, Lanita, Kelly, John, Bill,

~ `~

Erin, Ellie, Andrei, WM, Yvonne Cassie, Mildred, Michele, Evelyn, Kelly, Betsy, The Faulkner Family, Stan, Dan, Christie, Ledge, Rick Paul, Colin G Brady, 

 Guardian Angel Hospice and those there, Lanita, Dana, Leslie, Dottie, Kelly, Molly, Evan, Jeff, Ruby, Kevin, Scott, Dakota, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,

Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,

Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 

Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,

For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.

  Jane, Walter, Jen, Heidi and family, Dianne, Ken,  Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O'Brien,

KM, Osh Kosh, Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,

Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles,  Glenn, "the littleOne", Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie,Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigades,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, M Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,BK, Kevin, Dash, Graham, Suzannah,

Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, "EI", Kev, Chris,

Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,

Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,Joey, Sam, Tyler, Robbie, Elizabeth, Tommy,
Duke Limongello gone too soon,

and all the children of all colors, all ages, and causes

gone to soon.

Sandy Hook Elementary School

in memory and prayers:

  Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
- Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
- Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
- Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
- Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
- Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
- Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
- Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
- Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
- Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
- Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
- Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
- James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
- Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
- Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
- Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
- Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
- Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
- Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
- Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
- Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
- Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
- Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
- Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
- Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
- Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female


and for

OUR President and his family

of our United States of America,

those who are serving our Nation and their service animals

and all who have served
and their families,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,

May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.

We  remember.


 DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D'Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,

danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,

Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks' family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, ** what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,

All those I was honored to spend time with in

" Choctaw Nation, IN, VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Guardian Angel Hospice,  Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque"

Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, "Probation Professional pals", Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,

2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (

Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie's family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,

Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform... Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),

Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel  of the US MARINES and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as "pocket ponies"... the dolphins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!

AND for:

Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark's family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . .. 

(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl. 

Walk in Beauty





Anonymous said...

once again, I thnak you for your kind and sincere words of hope and faith... Today is a day of reflection and prayer for all those in need, the victims in Texas, in Boston and all of us who have had our spirit marred and our heads full of stress and confusion...
The golden rule " do unto others " seems appropriate to me blessings and prayers out with many thanks as well, to all the FIRST RESPONDERS across our nation
bless the USA and our freedoms made possible by the BRAVE...
peaceful day to all ~
hugging my angels, sign me,


fluff said...

Thank you Dr. Sherry for your words of thought and care. It indeed has been a sad week in this great nation. As always, we will continue to pull through as we are strong and will go on helping those in need. Prayers continue to be said for many and for this great country. So many stories of those brave and and caring people. Prayers for families and friends who have lost one they love this week. Take care friends as you count your Blessings. /Sandy♥