Saturday, January 31, 2009

Trying a new website/blog

Hello, I am attempting to my blog to a website through apple because it takes soooo long to upload pics on I will put my new website address here.  Hope it works. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Addition


No, we have not adopted again, however,  we have sponsored a child from Thailand.  His name is Tongchai and is eleven years old.  This year for Christmas the boys decided it would be a great idea to sponsor a child instead of a ton of gifts from us.  (with encouragement from us ).  They still did get some gifts but we all agreed that this was a much better gift to help a child be able to eat and get medical attention.  We all decided on Thailand and then the boys picked the age range, (so they will be able write each other).  That narrowed it down to 9 boys and then we wrote each name on a piece of paper and let Sydney pick one.  We sponsored through .  They are a Christian based organization which I researched thouroughly and use 83%  towards the child and the rest is obviously used to run the site.  100% of additional donation goes directly to the child and  family.  If you are interested in sponsoring a child I highly recommend Compassion...the site is very organized and informational.  

Sunday, January 11, 2009


                                                  Anthony Salvatore Tamburo, Sr.                                                        

                                                        August 17, 1930-Jan 2, 2009

I have been a terrible blogger lately .  I have a lot of  catching up to do.  It has not been a good start to the new year. My Dad passed away due to complications from a fall and brain injury.  I am thankful I was able to see him before he died and there to say goodbye .  Although,  he was in a coma and did not know we were even there.   My relationship with my Dad has not been very close since my parents were divorced when I was 6.  We did not spend a lot of time together and even went for several years without speaking.  However, the last year and a half we kept in contact and he even came to visit us with my sister in June.  We had a great time and I think he enjoyed himself and enjoyed being with the kids.  He also apologized to me for the past and thanked me for having him here and said he never expected me to treat him so well.  It must have took a lot for him to say that because he was never good with that. He also said he could not change the past and he wished he could.  Those words meant so much and I am struggling with the fact that I could have done more as a daughter also.  But it is what it is and as he said you can't change the past.  Death is such a final reminder of what is important in life....not hanging on to the past, not clinging to anger and frustration,  learning to forgive one another and learning to forgive yourself....reaching out even when you thought you have reached out all you could and loving each other through good and bad.   In the end,  that is really all that is important.  My prayer is that my Dad is at peace.