|All my ♥ Julie (#46910928)|
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A beautiful girl who was taken from us way too soon. Please see memorial:|
Kristen M. Umstadter
I am a wife, a mother, a nurse, a friend and a child of Christ.♥
I enjoy FindaGrave and reading the Memorials of other Spirits who have passed into Glory. Thank you for visiting Kristen.
May God bless you always.♥
Forest Lawn at Glendale
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Still in Annapolis :). I get to San Diego in October. Can't wait... sick of winters!
Added by Trapper on Mar 30, 2014 6:23 PM
Actually you are right on target :). Commodore is a title given to particular billets designated so. I am still a Captain... but will go by "Commodore" when addressed. wish the title came with a raise LOL... So ready to move to the warmth in CA. Tired of winters, I need a two or three year break. Then I may be ready to move somewhere that I can deal with them again. Look forward to your message / query on fb my friend :). Happy New Year by the way!
Added by Trapper on Jan 13, 2014 11:30 AM
Hey Julie! First of all... Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. I hope that you have a safe and happy holiday season, and a fantastic 2014. No... I am the Director of Training at the US Naval Academy these days in Annapolis. But I was "screened" for command again, so I am going to go to a command billet in San Diego, CA in late 2014 as Commodore. Pretty excited about that :). Copy all on Facebook... when you do go on, please send a friend request to me if you could (or want to). So great to hear from you again! Its been too long.
Added by Trapper on Dec 19, 2013 12:33 PM
I can't believe I missed this post! How have you been? I hope everything is good with you and yours! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend :). You never did look me up on Facebook :)
Added by Trapper on Dec 12, 2013 8:56 PM
|Pearls of Grace♥||*******|
I came by to flower and noticed you had my name on your friends list. If you don't mind, I will flower more often and add you to my friends list.
Life is not simple. Your daughter is precious,
and in Heaven with Our Lord and Savior.
God bless you dear,
A friend, Darlene
This message is sincere
|Diane ღ||RE: Hey Diane|
It is what I feel like most days! Bad hair day for about 2 months... my body is falling apart, I miss my Mom and I spend to much time on this site. Thanks for the note. You take care and take good care of your body your going to need it someday! Your cute...
Added by Diane ღ on Apr 13, 2013 12:41 PM
|Diane ღ||RE: Hey Diane|
Thank you so much. I have since changed it. I hope you are doing well and that spring is on it's way. Good to hear from you, take care.
Love always, Diane
Added by Diane ღ on Apr 09, 2013 4:35 PM
Happy New Year :)
Added by Trapper on Jan 03, 2013 9:27 PM
|Diane ღ||Dear Julie,|
"From the president of the United States and grateful Nation." I remember the words so clearly as they handed my Mother the flag. I had never heard those words before that. As I stood there on that cold November Day, thoughts came swirling in my head. I flashed back to my fathers entire demeanor. How he organized his clothing drawers were. How he lived with honor, how military he was. How he had wanted to be in the National Cemetery and I was so against it.
It was like it was all coming together in my head, I was seeing experiences known only to those understanding military tradition.
He was part of this white sea of headstones belonging to the men and women who valiantly defended our nation. His military back bone had always been there.
He served as a Chaplin ministering to Vets at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital for years. He was on the honor guard for awhile. He gave blood routinely as he was AB negative, the rarest blood type in the world. Many nights he would get a 2 am call and out the door he would go to give blood because someone was in need. It took me years to understand what a military man is. He lived our nation and preserving it's goodness my entire life.
Memorial Day means so many different things to our society. The start of summer, picnics, it is the official end of winter where I live.
To veterans it is a time of reflection, of their courage, sacrifices, pride and loss. My son has lost 2 friends to the Iraq war, and another that came back severely injured and is struggling with his injuries and each day is a gift as those days are slipping away from him.
Memorial Day we bring into memory those that have fought for our freedom. I would like to thank you, for your Father, Son, daughter, husband, ancestor, or maybe even you, for the scarifies your families have endured to keep America .
That as we begin Memorial Day 2012 our families remain strong and we are enduring together what our nation is all about....
"First in WAR ... First in PEACE ... and First in the HEARTS of his countrymen."
Added by Diane ღ on May 26, 2012 7:25 PM
|Diane ღ||Dear Julie,|
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock. Then, at that time Jesus called out with a loud voice, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?"
Today is Good Friday, one of the saddest yet the most joyful days of the year. For many years on Good Friday the weather has changed to dark sky's and the winds rolled in. It lasts about an hour. I have always thought that God was reminding me of that moment when Jesus left this earth. The suffering was over, the debt was paid for us. The Lamb of God had fulfilled his destiny and salvation was ours to claim through repentance of our sins.
Just now, in Florida, it rained and the sky was ominous and threatening. Lightning danced across the sky with loud claps of thunder. It rolled in from the west and as it came upon the house it was beautiful, exciting, and if orchestrated by Steven Spielberg could not have been more beautifully displayed.
The rain came after and then the glorious rainbow with the sun gleaming colors of purple, green, yellow and blue. God's rainbow with the meaning of "he loves us, he keeps his word and he will be there in the evening of our lives."
As I watched the weather roll by and the sun's return. I could feel it's warmth, I could feel God's promises to us as humanity. In my own words, once a year we have a holy TEXT sent to us. It says "I lived, I died and I did it because I love you" You have my number, don't forget to call.
On this Good Friday I am sending you my faith, my hope and wishing you peace and love in your lives forever. This has been my message to you for 8 years. We can rejoice in a new beginning because that is what he bestows on us each and every Good Friday.
Each and every Easter Morning we start again. With the Faith that he is near, The peace he sends in knowing our future is in his good keeping, the hope that our loved ones can share in this amazing gift, and the love that can transpire between families no matter how much strife and differences we have, we are all one. It is all so easy when we come together to make it happen.
Then my soul shall rejoice in the LORD;
and delight in his salvation.
Added by Diane ღ on Apr 06, 2012 3:45 PM
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