Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pennies and Lemonade

First, I want to pass along part of an email I got from my dad. A quick note on pops - he is where my humor comes from. And he's lethal with the forwarded emails! If you get on his list - you'll never be without a joke (or 5) in your in-box. I was expecting a joke last night - but got this instead:

That Little Penny In The Parking Lot: Remember this every time you pass that little penny in the parking lot. I always thought that it was for good luck, but I like this version better.
I found a penny today
Laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from heaven,
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down;
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
To make a smile out of your frown.
So, don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you

Now you can call me silly - but I really liked this story. I like to think that our loved ones that have passed watch over us. So, Gram? If you're not busy, I'll take a couple more pennies and a court date, please!!!
That's right, still waiting for a word. Any word. This morning while checking my favorite blogs, I got a message from Barb that she was passing along an award and had nominated me. Thanks Barb!! So before the rest of you get tagged... I am going to pass this along per the rules. And speaking of the rules, here they are:
This award is meant for people who are positive, show gratitude, and of course: make lemons out of lemonade! The rules for this award are that you post the graphic for it, write a post that links back to the giver, and then pass it on to up to ten others. Leave a comment on the blogs that get the award, so they know what's happened.
My nominees are:
1) SARA!!!! My sister in Vladivostok. Not only was Sara on her trip #1 when I was there as well, but we've shared a really scarily similar time line. Sara just "gets" me and vice versa. I hope we'll be life long friends!
2) Heather: My newest Vlad friend! I blog stalked Heather while she and her husband were in Vlad this past December. She is so positive about this wait that she re-energizes me when I need it!
3) Staci: Also waiting for her court trip to Vlad. Can't wait to have dinner with her in Vlad!
4) Joanne: I don't know where to start. Joanne has a calm and spirit that amazes me, especially with everything she's been through lately.
5) Finally, to the crew before me that has helped BEYOND their knowledge. Thanks for keeping me sane: Tamara, the duo of Jesse & Jason, Rachel, and of course Heidi!


Pamela said...

Like the Penny story. Would like it better if they tossed quarters:-)

Kim said...

Very very cute story. :)


Tamara said...

Hey .. thanks Amy! It's my pleasure, of course, to help you in any way that I can. I can hardly wait to get 'the call' that you're finally heading back.

findingourdaughter said...

My dear sweet Amy,
This week is turning out rather hard for me to get through....and I can only imagine for you even more so.
Sending you the biggest hugs from FL!