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Tammy S. (#48094541)
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Bio Photo He who does not weep does not see.
-Victor Hugo (Collection)1802-1885

Every evening I turn my worries over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway.
-Mary C. Crowley

Every heart longs to be whole again.
-Trinity Goodheart (From the movie Trinity Goodheart)

When the people we love is stolen from us, the only way to keep them is to never stop loving them. People die, buildings burn, but eternal love last for ever.

God never places any more on our shoulders that he thinks we can handle at one time. We just need to learn to balance it out.

Sorrow passes quickly when we truly understand the flower that was once our own is now in God's hands.
When life sends you a curve ball, step a-side and let God catch it. He'll put it back on the straight and narrow.

What heaven has gained is truly a loss to those left behind.
I was raised a good ole southern catholic country girl. Mind your manners. Always say yes ma'am or sir, thank you and please. Respect your elders for they have been where you are headed. Never talk back. If you set a goal, reach for the stars. And never question God. Never lay any blame at his feet. And if you find yourself straying from God, have no fear, he's still
there with and waiting for you to return to him.
And always honor your mother and father for that's one of God's rules.

Growing up I have to say was a trial in it's self.
My family has had to deal with some strong losses of family members. And one of those was the death of my mother at such a young age. There was a time when two of her teachings (never question God and never lay blame at his feet)went right out the window. I found myself questioning him as to why he let this happen. Why didn't he stop it. I blamed him for everything that was wrong. This lasted for about 5 long years until my daughter got sick.

I, to this day am still having trouble believing what happened one day in the hospital with my daughter. I walked in the room and there stood my mother. Just as beautiful as ever talking to her. Mother kept telling her over and over that it wasn't her time and everything will be ok just hand it over to God. I to this day still question myself as to if what I saw and heard was real or if I was needing my mother so bad at the time that my mind was playing tricks on me.

My daughter, who was very close to her grandmother swears to this day that yes her GiGi was there, and it wasn't the first time either. That day I knew right there that it was God's way of saying "yes you may have left me, but I haven't left you". Every bit of the anger and bitterness I felt towards him left me. It was as if the world had been lifted off my shoulders. And for the first times in years I felt as if I could breath again.

Am I crazy? maybe. Was it trick of the mind? maybe. But at the time, a 12yr old little girl couldn't be wrong. This much I do know, God never ever left my side when I left him. And my mother true to her word the day before she passed away, "I will always be there even after I'm gone. Just open your heart and there I'll be". I thank Find A Grave for their website because this is the only way I can visit my mother and other family members.

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Don Whitaker
Catching up
Tammy, Please e-mail me. I would like to bring my genealogy file up to date and need your help with Uncle Stacy's family. I am your mother's first cousin.
Thanks, Don Whitaker
Added by Don Whitaker on Jun 17, 2015 5:54 PM
Don Whitaker
James Whitaker
Tammy, I believe we have met, most likely at a funeral, that seems to be the only time I ever get to see my cousins on my Dad's side of the family. I'm sorry to say that I don't have any more information on James Whitaker than you have. I was told that he may have been born in Georgia around 1820 and that he died in Lex. co. on June 11, 1865. Considering his age I suspect that "if" he was in the war, he could have died from disease upon returning home. But that is purely speculation on my part. But one may want to begin a search of War records to see if he might have served. Don't know what else to tell you. I have done okay with his descendants but nothing on his parents. Please let me know if you do find anything.

Added by Don Whitaker on Jul 07, 2013 11:41 PM
Matthew Jenkins
Thank you!
I just want to thank you for the kind words for my Adelle.
May God richly bless you and yours Tammy!

Added by Matthew Jenkins on Apr 24, 2013 12:11 AM

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