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Bobby Jean O’Toole Medical Fund



This campaign is to help raise funds for my Niece Bobby Jean O’Toole, to help pay for Medical Bills and other expenses. She was diagnosed with Gastroparesis back in April of this year and has been in and out of Hospitals for months. She has not been able to work and her parents have been taking care of her. She went from being 130 pounds down to 96 pounds in just those short months and has been on a feeding tube for some time now. Then last week she was again in extreme pain and went back to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and Ovarian Cancer. She just underwent about a 6 hour surgery to have both cancers removed and has a very long road of recovery ahead of her. Anything you can donate will help. Just click on the link below..

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Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Cancer


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Burned Biscuits – A lesson we all should learn.

I saw this post on FaceBook and I wanted to share it with my Blogger Friends as well! I thought it was such a nice little story. A lesson for all to learn!

Feel Free to Re-Blog it.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing… never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said, “Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides, a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that’s my prayer for you today… that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket… keep it in your own.”

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.
And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life–I just did!
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

“Would you please pass the jelly!!!”

From the Facebook page of Jimmy Harmon

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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in cooking


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