Not every "young" woman is lucky enough to have an older & wiser aunt that knows just about everything about the internet, but I do. My Aunt Nancy taught me so much today that my head's still spinning!!!! We had so much fun cruising all her favorite sites with tools to improve my presence on the internet. She's such a sharing and giving woman, I'm soooo blessed! Today was the first time I've seen her in 32 years and she hasn't changed a bit! We forgot to take our camera today, but will take it tomorrow and I brought my digital so I can probably upload a picture.
One of the first things she taught me is that when I link to someone to turn the link blue and underline it so everyone can find it more easily! Just ONE of her websites is www.nancys-kitchen.com. If you need a recipe for ANYTHING you can find it on her site or request it from her members and it will show up magically over the next week. If you're a serious cook, or just love to cook, I'd encourage you to sign up for her daily newsletter. I could gain 10 pounds just READING the recipes! I'm going to be sending her some sunflower art to update the "decor" of another of her sites (address of which I don't know off hand!) And as if she doesn't have enough to do already, she's talking about doing a pet website as well!
We had a good day with the family and spent lots of time with my Aunt Betty and Uncle "Buddy," and a little time with my dear Uncle John. He was sharp and as always, selfless and caring. He took time to encourage Jacqui that she would do great on her test tomorrow and that he was very, very proud of her. We cried, we laughed, we hugged and we'll see him again tomorrow morning before we go home. They live in an airstrip development where everyone flies, has an airplane hanger and shares the runway. The association changed the name of the airfield to the John W. Rogers airstrip in his honor.
I know you all know this, but if you love someone, take time to tell them frequently. Call someone that you haven't talked to in a while. If you have a "fence" that needs mending, there's no time like the present. Life can make abrupt shifts and leave you with little time to tell those you love how much you do.
We talked about that with Uncle Johnny today. He wanted so much to be here to mentor Jacqui further in her flying and expressed that to her. Even though he couldn't, she'll carry that blessing in her heart forever. "Words of Love left unspoken have no power at all, but words of love expressed and shared encourage our hearts forever," is a quote from my "To Build a Lasting Love" poem and today I saw their reality more clearly than ever before. Don't let another day go by without telling someone how much you love them… in fact, if you're not already, get in the habit EVERYDAY of telling "I Love You" to your loved ones. None of us knows the number of our day, only God alone.
So, by the way, I want to tell you that I love so many of you readers. You have encouraged me with your comments, held me up in your prayers and helped me through each day in ways you'll never know. Hugs to each of you.
Audrey Jeanne Roberts