A Little About Me

I'm Kala.. Yes there's no Y in my name. Mom says it's because she didn't want me to have a hard time writing it in kindergarten.. Silly I know but that's Mom. I grew up in the small town of Nokomis as the youngest of 3 other siblings Shane, Michael and Mindy. The song American Honey relates most to my life... "She grew up on the side of the road, where the church bells ring and strong love grows, she grew up good, she grew up slow, like American Honey" I am going to be sharing my stories of the past present and what I hope to accomplish in my future. I am a very genuine girl and pray and hope my life in the future brings me happiness and joy and still be the genuine person I am... Life Is Short Lets Make The Best Of It!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rock The Ribbon

How many do you support?? You do not have to take the time to read what each ribbon means but simply ROCKING the RIBBON is to show what you believe in through colors.. Not words, meaning no one can judge you for what it says because most people wont take time to ask or think enough to care about what maybe you or your family/friend is going through. If we all take a second to see how many people we know have died that were close to us by accident or surprise there is a ribbon for it.. Just like Apple.. "There's and app for that" well The Ribbon.. "There's a color for that" Please take a second to appreciate your own life! You have been given a gift.. One day someone may be wearing a ribbon for YOU!! Thanks for reading and God Bless~

Flag Ribbon:
Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for both the victims and heros of the 9/11 attacks. It is also a symbol of patriotism and support of our troops. In addition, it is a symbol of fireworks safety.

Pink Ribbon
Meaning: Most commonly associated with breast cancer awareness, this ribbon is also a symbol for birth parents, and childhood cancer awareness

Yellow Ribbon
Meaning: We've all seen this symbol used to support our troops

Pale Yellow Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of spina bifida

Red Ribbon :
Meaning: Most commonly associated with the fight against AIDS and HIV, this ribbon also is a symbol for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Burgundy Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of brain aneurysm, Cesarean section (worn upside down), headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William's syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, and adults with disabilities

Purple Ribbon
Meaning: This color is a symbol of pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, alzheimer's, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn's disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia

Lavender Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol for general cancer awareness. It can also be a symbol for epilepsy, and rett syndrome

Periwinkle Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of eating disorders and pulmonary hypertension

Blue Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music,

Dark Blue Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim's rights, free speech, water quality, and water safety

Light Blue Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of childhood cancer (alternative color: pink), prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, and scleroderma

Teal Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims

Green Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, homeopathy, and worker and driving safety

Orange Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness

White Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of innocence, victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma

Pearl Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol for emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis

Black Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of mourning, melanoma, and gang prevention

Brown Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is an anti-tobacco symbol as well as a symbol of colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue)

Grey Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of diabetes, asthma, and brain cancer

Silver Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol for children with disabilities, Parkinson's disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.

Gold Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol for childhood cancer

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon:
Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for autism

Lace Ribbon:
Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for osteoporosis

Pink and Blue Ribbon:
Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death due to SIDS or other causes

Rainbow Ribbon:
Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol of gay pride

As one closes.. Another one DOES open!

The beginning of 2010 was unbelievably rocky for me... Sure new years was great and I had a blast with friends! Who are still there for me today! :) But on Jan 3rd was not a great day for me. I had thought my whole world was going to end and I would never live without someone in my life.. I look back now and realize, it was a Life Lesson and people do move on we do forgive although it's hard to forget and I still think to this day it's almost impossible to forget some things but... Times like those when we are down we turn to the positive people in our life and they reach out for our hand when we want to fall! They go the extra step when we are crawling and that phone call at 3am they answer it because they know our pain. I used to be so very down about things at the beginning of this year. I turned 21 supposed to be your best birthday and it was my golden but I still was down about things to just shrug my shoulders and say 'ehh' but it turned out to be a great time and I had all my friends around me to make me feel Golden! Negativity set into my life for a good 3 months.. Lots of prayers were said.. Lots of talks took place and still I wasn't the same Kala.. But one day, I was a new me but back to myself.. Sounds confusing I know but I realized that 2-3 years prior I was a happy go lucky, no worries, always smiling kind-of-gal.. I wanted that back! I needed change.. I needed that door to open and let me tell you it did! I moved into the town I love, on my own! I worked with the public, which I loved! I started taking care of myself again! I let nothing get me down! I was always positive and cut the negative thoughts, people and actions out of my life! COMPLETELY! That door had finally opened! "Good things happen to good people" I finally felt great about myself again. I had lost that feeling and was able to be Little Miss Positive and So happy about life which I love! WE all get down and sad some days and we all run into ruts in our life but stick it out, learn from it, work on you! We need to FORGET the negative and FORGIVE our self for forgetting it in the first place. Everyone's door will open sure some doors are darker than others but we have to go through the dark to turn on the light.. Life is too short to be anything but happy! Live for today and not tomorrow because tomorrow may never be! We have all heard these quotes now lets make a pact to start living them!! When you have those dark days, reach out to that positive person that you always know will be there for you to help you see the light. There is a light at the end of every tunnel it may be dim but it is still there! To all my readers I promise to reach out for you when you may need me, I promise to do my best at helping you smile and laugh on your sad days and last but not least I PROMISE your door WILL open!!! Thanks for reading and God Bless~

Tribute to Geech!

"I heard they were good!"... "Yeah, well I know there awesome" A conversation that took place ending on an agreement about a band.. You may or may not have heard of them but Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters.. From slowing down Mustang Sally to Oh Mickey He's So Fine and throwing in a little Poison, you have your self a pretty good time! Not drinking? No big deal, these guys make you want to dance sober, and we all know how many of us are really comfortable dancing sober! These guys play all through out Illinois and they know how to throw a party each time. If you have seen them once you will want to see them a million times! I first saw them at the Illinois State Fair at the Corona tent this past August. I listened to them while carrying a conversation and in mid sentence I said "I think I just fell in love" Usher don't got nothing on this DJ! There presence makes everyone want to be there friend. You know, "I'm with the band" type of people! Sure they say all bands have there clashes.. With this one its like there a family.. You got Jay Bird the drummer! Joker on the Keyboard! Julie the female vocals! Peter Vocals and rhythm guitar! Buster on Bass! and last but not least Christopher Lead guitar and Vocals! The combination of there sound together is amazing! They Literally can not put on a BAD show! So as I blab on about them I am just hear to tell you would I steer any of you wrong? Absolutely not! Check them out for your self! They have a facebook page that tells all of us fans where they will be! Thanks again for reading and God Bless~ Kala*

The "Perfect" Baby Shower

So as most of you know... A friend of mine is expecting a baby and as a Best friend/family members we do our best to welcome the child with open arms and make sure that the new mom has everything she needs. In order to do this a task must be completed! A BABY SHOWER.... First things first... I did not do this alone so here is the direct credit and attention to all the other girls who helped out any way they could weather it was family or friends these girls did a great job for what they had to work with. Being 21 we don't have established careers and that makes it hard to spend an okay amount of money. So planning is a must, saving is a must and last but not least a budget is an absolute must. First thing. Who was helping? Rounded up about 10 close friends and family more than willing to help. Got that down! The place was an easy pick as we used my Church's basement for a small fee which was one of the gifts I put forward for the mother to be. Next was who is doing what.. Very hard decision as you need the creative ones to do one thing, the its easy its cute lets do it girls to do another. Decorations, Invitations, Games, Prizes, Cake, Punch, Centerpieces, It all had to be discussed and planned.. You can't do this over night so don't think it's possible if your going to include all of the above tasks.. It's a girl so of course Pink Pink Pink the best and nothing less.. It was about two months before the shower as we all started picking out what we wanted to incorporate everything with. Trust me Not Easy! The stress level starts to pick up as your getting down to who has what and what is it we still need to get. All the girls did great at getting there part done and it couldn't have looked so cute.. We had pink and brown decor. Floating Tea Lights. Flower pen centerpieces with coffee beans to hold them up. A lady bug pink and brown cake with matching cup cakes. Prizes were great as well! The shower was a complete success but not something I'd want to take up on as a hobby.. Wedding planners I sure as heck dont know how you do it. But the best part about the entire shower was no matter anyone's differences, we all came together for baby Leigha and the mommy to be. WE wish the family the best of luck as the new arrival is going to be here shortly. May she grow up to be a very kind-hearted well-mannered beautiful young lady! May god bless her and keep her safe through all obstacles that may come her way! Let her know she has many people who are here to care for her and help her along the way of life just as we have had done for us through out these years! And God last but not least please let her be healthy and happy with positivity all the days of her life! :) Thank you for reading and God Bless~

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All About The Little Things

This ones gonna be short... First I apologize for being a slacker... Life threw me of track a bit. I was busy for a while but I'm back!! This is to introduce you to the newest member in my life... Punchi!!! She is my Chorkie.. A hand full but super sweet! She makes me feel better on a bad day and smile when I don't want to.. I got a phone call the 29th of Aug and a friend of mine was very upset... I asked what's wrong.. The mom to her new puppies 4 weeks old had just gotten run over.. :-( having 5 to get rid of she asked if I could take one... I think to myself huge responsibility but how can I say no to something so helpless... I go load her up get all the puppy stuff I can find and even got her puppy formula since she was still on "mommy milk" after a very whiney car ride home I lay her in her cage hoping to get some sleep and who was I kidding she was going to wine all night if I did that so... In my bed she comes sleeps my my head no bigger than a iPhone she slept by me all night.. I then was in search of a name.. She was small, fiesty, and kept punchin her had so punchi was a name I always wanted to have for a dog stuck.. Then I went to see Eat Pray Love and a scraggly toothed guru named ketut was little and harmless so there was her middle name... My little Punchi Ketut is a ton of fun no bigger than the hole for your foot in a tennis shoe.. Thanks for reading God Bless! Kala *

Monday, September 6, 2010

You Know You Got A Friend If...

You have those friends that make you think.. Give you the question, why am I friends with them or how can I live with out them? Happy or Sad situations they are there for you or you are returning the favor.. They call you at 2am needing a ride.. Do you get them? How many times have they picked you up? When that break up happens and you are happy with your life do you care or go about your day? What happens when you have a broken heart and they aren't there.. Ask yourself Why? The friend that says I love you just because.. They are saying this because even if you are not with them they are sad and want to tell you happy things.. Tell them you love them back! Do you have that friend that you can tell all your secrets to, and keep theirs then knowing it will be told? The I am perfect friend- The one that brings you down because they are better than you in so many ways and they tell you... They are sad with there life because nothing is perfect.. Smiling because you can't stand one another yet speak is just a polite way of saying your not my friend but I don't want trouble... The ones that can look at you and know you are SO happy about something and they bug you until you tell them all the details... How about the I have no money friend, do you give them money knowing it most likely wont come back, maybe someday you will need it, will they give it to you?... The advice friends, you have small talk but when you call one another you really know it's about advice or to vent there known as the go-to friend... How about the ones who 'hop' you see them daily for 3 months then don't hear from them for weeks knowing you still are close but have no 'need'.. You have friends like these? Are they friends? Acquaintances? or just People?
What about the friends who call you to say How are you?
The ones who buy you dinner even when it's not your birthday?
The I will help you and expect nothing back?
The ones who call you while you are out making sure everything is kosher?
The ones who say I'll take the blame...
Or how about the Your getting out of the house because I'm tired of looking at you? Then they take you shopping...
Its a bad day and they bring you a 6 pack to calm you down..
Brings you a box of Kleenex's when you have a cold so you don't get a chapped nose?
The ones who want to destroy the 'hulks' car because you are hurt?
The one who takes a 100 pictures with you until you like it because hers are always good...
The one that calls you to tell you first they are engaged or having a baby...
Inside jokes are always kept to the two of you and you laugh together when people expect you to tell them what the heck is going on...
The one that searches for 20 minutes just to find a picture..
The sweetheart who leaves a voicemail seeing how your 'talk' went and not knowing if it was good or bad she still says love you to make you smile...
The one that checks on you daily when shes not even in the same town...
You cant forget the one who will pop your back when they pretty much cringe every time and says I'm not doing it again then do it the next day..
Your sick in bed and she comes to run errands for you..
The medical gal that answers all your questions even if it's just a migrane..
The facebook girl that creeps your page daily to make sure you are smiling and if there is something fishy she will text you..
All these are examples of a FRIEND... Life is short and you don't make many friends like these.. Hold them close and cherish everything you have with them.. Don't take anything for granted.. Thanks for reading! God Bless Kala*

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Do You Get A Hero For Their Birthday?

What is the best gift to give a woman who is a Hero to many?
The web definition of hero is- a man of great strength and courage, favored by the gods and in part descended from them, often regarded as a half-god and worshiped after his death.
Strength-The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly
Courage-The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; quality of being fearless or brave.
This woman is by far over and beyond those definitions! Let me tell you a little bit about this woman.. Some of you may know her and you are blessed to know such a great person! She goes above the max to take care of her "Children" meaning, niece's or nephew's, friends and family.. They are her "Children" If one of us is out of line she is not I repeat IS NOT afraid of 'rippin us a new one' Police would rather have her take care of us than them hand over a 75 dollar ticket! :)
She is one of the best grandmothers out there... I think if she could choose she would take all of them daily to the pool or to hang out in 'gramas' garden!
She is a kid at heart and that's why she relates so well to the younger ones but when around the adults man she knows how to make a dirty joke and have us laughing non stop!
She is a very important person to me in many ways but when I was 8 months old I loved her so much I said her name.. Not just Jo but Joletta.. Clear as day! So I have been told and since that day she has been someone I have looked up to and hope I can be more and more like her as I grow older..
How many of you can say you saved someones life?? I am sure some of you can and that is absolutely great!!! But how many of you can say you saved many lives? I know I sure can't.. This woman has been on the EMT field for many many years! A CPR instructor along with EMT and at least 3 other life altering jobs in this woman's world.
Say some of you are EMT's and are reading this saying "Yea, I do that too" let me ask you... How many of you go to save a life? How many of you have to go and say one is no longer alive? It takes a very special person to swallow changing hats sometimes daily! The happy/sad up/down roller coaster of a day to day job.. "I saved one" "One is no longer with us" Tell me that's easy.. I can not answer but I know it can not be easy!
This woman is coming up to her I wont say exact birthday because she would shoot me but for 50's she looks great and feels great too! :) Now the question is.. What do you get her to show your appreciation of her Heroism Strength and Courage??
How many cards should one send her? As many as shes saved as a Thank You
How many flower arrangements are sent to her house? The amount that was saved from being taken to a funeral.
What gift to get her? The ones that adults were able to grow up to have after being a child in an accident.
or a Book full of prayers that weren't said because there loved one was not in a coma or on life support..
Do you walk up to her and give her a hug for her great doings and say a simple "Thank you, Happy Birthday"
Do you buy her a bottle of wine that was pumped out with fluid from the drunk driver who is still with us by luck?
All these many things may not make a bit of sense to anyone but this woman deserves all of this and more! She is a person we all want to be at some point in time.. When you see that wreck on the interstate don't you wish you can stop and see if someone needs help and actually KNOW what you are doing?
Don't all of you wish you can say I saved that little girls life while walking down the isle at a wedding...
I'm not saying she has DONE ALL of these but I guarantee she has done most of this.. Or she will!!
I am asking some of you If you see this woman even if you read this 3 months from now, think about all that she has done and maybe someday YOUR life may be saved by her and her team!
Miss Joletta- I am sure you are reading this, I would love to buy you all the flowers there are that are growing, All the cards in Hallmark, Give you all the thank you hugs that people DO NOT give you.. I simply decided to write about what a Hero you are to me! What an inspiration you are to me! You are one of a kind and I am very blessed to have you in my life and I thank you so much for your service and thank you for saving my life in many ways! I <3 U and Happy 5? birthday! haha
Thank you all for reading and God Bless

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whats a Bid Call?

New adventure! I apologize for this blogg and the words that will be misspelled! I dont have spell check on my phone haha! My new adventure! Getting out of this town.. Traveling!! I got a phone call about employment in traveling the states! Was I interested.. AbSoLuTeLy!! 21 years old, no tie downs, and I get to see parts of this BEAutiful country that some people may never see! First step was committing to this PoSiTiViTy... My new drug! To surround myself with positive people and a positive atmosphere! Everyone I work with is GrEaT!!! I just feel like I can be myself with all of them! In traveling with people how important is that... Its huge!!! The crew- Jodi, the big sister.. Always making sure I was okay and made me feel confident and kept re-assuring me that I would do great! JoAnn and Den- The mom and dad that made sure extra snacks were inthe hotel and a pillow was brought for the ride! Dan- The quiet one who always made sure that things were planned and followed through set to schedule! Kurt- The class clown.. Naturally The one id get along with considering my sense of humor does not stop! He always made sure everyone was 'cool' and had 2 thumbs up! Last but certainly not least Elijah- My little 5 year old guy for the weekend! He always told me I was pretty by fainting when he saw me or smiled at me when I winked at him haha! He brought us all laughs but I'm still on the market fellas Elijah has a 20 year old girlfriend who he is in LoVe with!!! =( no luck for me! haha First trip was Minnesota! Let me tell you about the nicest most welcoming people... Gawin was the first thickened accent that I came into contact with... He was the type of guy to have handed us his own shirt if we needed it! People like these are out there but how often do you get to count on a complete stranger and they don't dissappoint you? Everything went great and on auction day we couldn't have asked for a better set up! It was my first auction and I loved it! The day before I had no idea what even a bid call was... Haha totally Auction Virgin!!! But I adjusted quickly to the fast talking I called it and to the accent and even picked it up while talking to the locals!! All in All I cant wait to do it again! Thanks For Reading! God Bless =) ~Kala*

Friday, July 30, 2010

I will remember you. Will you remember me? Strongman, Superman, In Memory of Matt Cole

Did you met the strongest man? Inside and out? One that had unbelievable strength? One that had a will to be the best and nothing less? One that was always happy, always there for a friend, and one that always put a smile on your face no matter how mad you were? I have... Matt Cole! A man that people now look up to more that he is with us only in spirit.. I do not of course know him as well as his family or very close friends but this is what I can tell you about Matt Cole. I met Matt in May of 2008 where I knew of him in school but I was very shy in high school. I remember when Matt won prom king.. Oh how all the girls wished to be Lara and dancing with him.. Well maybe not ALL the girls but a pretty decent amount. I know I was one of them.. Then years later I got to be be one of the girls to get to know Matt. He wasn't shy out of high school that's for sure. I think the first thing he said to me was " I'm Matt Cole and I will kick you in the head" Haha! Jokingly of course! And after he laughed about it he realized that I was NOT laughing.. He apologized then asked if I wanted a ride on his bike.. Haha! What a nice way to make up for the threat he made 30 seconds before.. haha! Matt was always smiling, he always had a heart of gold.. He really cared for his family let me tell you! He always talked about how much he looked up to his big sister Mindy and how he could always kick his little brother Mitch's butt when they were growing up.. He always was the guy to go to in need of advice, or for a laugh, or just to go on a bike ride and grab his favorite Bobby's Ice Cream treat! He may have lived in a box but it worked for Matt.. His living room was no bigger than a public bathroom and he still made it comfy for visitors even if his crotch rocket was in the middle of the room.. His smile was so warming and welcoming.. You talked to him for 3 minutes he made you feel like he knew you for a life time.. His BIG blue eyes were the color of the sky's he is in now... Matt was taken from us December 5th 2008 just 8 short months after I really got to know Matt and the kind-hearted person he was. On the morning of December 5th Matt was traveling home from work at about 5a.m. and was hit by a drunk driver. His life was cut short by far too many years.. The things Matt really taught me in life is what I try and pass on to people.. It really is too short to worry about the small stuff, always try and be the positive friend, forgive easily but don't forget were human, and that you can do absolutely ANYTHING you set your mind to and to NEVER give up. He always made everyone smile and still to this day when anyone shares a story or memory of Matt there is smiles, tears and laughter. Matt was a little goofy he always got really excited about what he was talking about and if you didn't seem as excited he was he would get just laugh and say "oh you don't care" haha! He really meant a lot to many people! He had tons of friends and was close to his family like I said.. Matt really loved his Mama! He always said "My Mom and I have a great relationship and I don't have to talk to her everyday but she knows I love her" I could really go on and on about Matty but bottom line he was a very good friend to me and still to this day I think about him often.. He is I believe in Heaven with some of his other cousins or family members looking down on us and always close to our heart. As a strong man Matt was, he lives through us. We daily put a smile on our face, his family mostly, and they push through daily.. They too have the Strongman blood run through them! Matt, I know you are most likely reading this, somehow I believe that you are! I want to tell you Happy Birthday.. 25 years ago today a strong man came into the world and Matt you are missed by many. More than you know! I want to tell you thank you for everything you have taught me in life, to always do what I think is right, and be happy for myself.. I love you to Heaven and back and I know someday I will see you again... Love Kala! But I will remember you Will you remember me? Don't let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories... Thanks for reading! God Bless! *Kala~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Eye Of The Tiger

July 23rd.. Friday.. I had a Kidney Infection and Urinary Tract Infection going on! But, it was the evening before my first 5K.. I have never been a runner or for that matter been into exercising until about March. I generally walk 3miles a day sometimes 3.5.. With Sundays off! Haha.. I said to myself "I want to do something different in my life" We all know I look up to my older sister Mindy and she told me about this 5K in Springfield (an hour north from me) where they were holding a 3rd annual race for a state trooper who had been killed in an accident in 2007 I believe. Now I didn't even know what a 5K was.. If people walked, if you HAD to sprint the whole way, or even how long it was in miles.. I never run! EVER! But I said "What the heck, why not try" So here I go up to Springfield the evening before on medicine and all.. I say to myself that "My Kidneys really hurt but I want to do this I'm going to do this!" I stay at my sisters where she tells me don't load up on carbs or lots of sugar the evening before.. As I sit and eat my grilled chicken breast steamed broccoli and noodles I said "So is what I am eating okay" haha.. Mindy looks at me and laughs knowing I have no idea what I am doing or getting myself into.. Thinking that this isn't going to be my thing and I wont like it! A good nights rest was also needed.. Well I slept on a futon that was so so SO uncomfortable!!! Up more than I slept that night I still did not care.. I had the mind set that "I'm doing it I don't care" I wake up.. My kidneys are KiLlInG me.. Still not giving up on what I said I was going to do.. That it was too close to give up now... 7:30 a.m. I'm up ready, got the Ipod good to go, and a breakfast bar in my tummy with some water! I started to feel really excited, yet nervous as to where I wanted to puke.. I'm not a runner, I will be last, Am I going to be able to finish, Maybe I'll just do the 1mile walk... NO I'm doing it... AS I get in the car Lissette (sister-in-law) Says "You can do it Kala" with a smile on her face.. "I know I'm Just nervous" I replied... We pull into the LLCC campus and I see all these TINY girls with TONED muscles.. Little tanks and just plain Fit!! Ugh.. I'm going to be last its going to take me like an hour and 1/2 to do this.. I'm going to look retarded... >> >> >> Fast Forward, we get our numbers 52 was on my Matt Cole shirt...(he too was taken away in a car accident) It was going to be the last one rolling in.. I go up to the starting line.. I hear a girl say "I ran it the other day in 45 minutes" I said to myself "that's my goal" I have chills down my back as the Honor Guard is holding the flag and the National Anthem is being played Then I say "I'm doing this for myself, to better myself, to be proud of my self.. But most of all I'm doing it for Brian and Matt! God, be with me and give me the will and strength to finish!" OFF WE GO!!! I am playing my music and running.. I get to the one mile mark I am still running.. How is this even possible.. All the thoughts running through my head... I picked out a runner and said "She is my goal I'm going to beat her" I start to slow down feeling like I am going to puke.. Walking is okay but keep the pace lets power walk.. I power walked for it seemed like 20 seconds and then ran for what FeLt forever.. Realistically it was most likely a minute and 1/2.. I get to the 1/2 way.. All at once I feel very emotional All these people are running for the cause of a Trooper who's life was cut short.. AS I type this I have goosebumps on my legs and chills.. It really touched me as I thought about all these people and what they were here for! To show support to this family who has had a tough time.. On my Ipod came an artist called Jeremy Camp a christian rock artist.. A song name that I cant recall but was talking about strength and courage hallelujah I replayed this song 3 different times as I thought about Brian and Matt and how I didn't know Brian but Matt was up there telling him how much I don't run and how he would be proud.. A tear ran down my face as I looked up and thanked God for the strength he given me >> >> Almost to the finish line the best feeling ever my sister Mindy came to finish the race with me and how she had been done a good 20 minutes before me! She said how are you and all I said was I don't even know.. I see the finish line.. 43 43 was on the clock.. I said Okay min I'm beating my goal.. I start to hear everyone cheer and applaud me as I ran through the finish line.. 44.04 was on the clock.. I beat my goal! I finished! I felt great! and I WASN'T LAST! I beat the girl I said I would beat! and I'm not a runner!!! It's the eye of the tiger
It`s the thrill of the fight Rising up to the challenge of our rival And the last known survivor Stalks his prey in the night And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger!! I had a thrill of the race and I rose to my own challenge I picked my prey to beat and I survived!!! You can do anything you set your mind to!! Have faith in yourself and believe that YOU CAN DO IT!! Thanks for reading and God Bless! *Kala~

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Theres A Hero

There's a hero If you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid Of what you are There's an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away
Everyone has there own hero.. Some is there Mom, Dad, Grandparents, or a family member of some sort.. Now My Mother is my absolute rock and I hold everything i can onto her. She means more to me than I can explain but this is about my sister.. Mindy.. She prayed her little heart out for me let me tell you. Three hours straight she prayed to god for me to come along.. Well one day her and my mom went to the doctor and the doctor said to my mom now you don't have diabetes but you are pregnant. YAY! So the doctor thought.. Nope my mom cried and cried truth is she wanted to be done having children but here I came.. And when she got into the car Mindy said "Mom whats wrong?" and mom said while having tears run down her face, "your going to have a little brother or sister" and Mindy shouted for joy thanked God for her answered prayers.. She really really wanted to be a big sister.. All throughout my Moms pregnancy with me she was sick and hating life but my sister was always there to help mommy anyway she could.. She was already a good big sister and I wasn't even around yet.. But 9 months later here I came.. and My big sister realized that I needed attention for I was sick when I was born and needed my mom's attention and I took some away from my sister and at the age of 9 she really needed mom around and baby sister was there too.. :( Not exactly what she had in mind.. But fast forward a few years.. My sister and I hated each other as much as any other pairs of siblings.. We fought ALL the time.. She was always right I was always wrong.. I learned tho.. It was easier for her to think that I always thought she was right :) But... Little did my big sister know when I walked away I said to myself under my breath that I was the one that was right.. At 9 and my sister was 18 haha.. Can you imagine fighting with a 12 year old at the age of 21 haha.. Ohh my! It was always Shane sticking up for Mindy and Michael sticking up for me! He never let anyone say or do anything to me.. Saved my life one day actually but that's a whole other story.. Fast forward a few more years.. Now at the age of 21 and my sister 30 I tell you what, this woman has taught me so much about life that I really dont think a lot of other siblings do.. She for one taught me how to punch haha If I ever get into trouble I know how to stick up for myself. How to save a life.. With just a tender smile or hello. Her heart is what makes her the person she is.. An absolute joy to be around. Even when she's being bull headed you just have to laugh.. But she Is my hero. She always is straight with me about boys or life or jobs or friendships.. Doesn't tip toe around my feelings but its what I usually need to hear. She would help anyone out yet she would put anyone in there place! She's just a plain bad ass.. The bad ass that im not LOL just for laughs guys just for laughs.. But anyway.. She is my sister.. She is my hero, my rock and she will always be there for me! I want to say, Mindy, I am sorry for all those times that I needed Mom to myself and you couldn't have her around.. I am sorry that I hurt your feelings when I was 5 and told you I hated you because you yelled at me.. I am sorry for all our fights, for you usually being right and me telling on you to mom... Im sorry you got grounded for saying shut up to mom when I said to mom that you shouldn't be in trouble although she didn't care even when I said "fine shut up mom"... I want to thank you for everything you have done for me.. Everything you have givin up to make sure I have something.. For calling me 100 times when I have a broken heart just to listen to me cry.. For doing all you could when one of my best guy friends passed away.. You are always there, and I always appreciate it! You will never be replaced in my life no matter how good of a person someone is they cant take your place.. I love you and I as your little sister am always here for you.. For I will promise to reach out a hand for you to hold, to be that hope when It feels like its gone.. Give you the will to carry on and I promise you will find truth when a hero is here for you! =) Kala~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Would You Know My Name...

Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven? Tears in heaven... I know I do not have many followers but I have been up 2 nights straight thinking about nothing but how and why some things happen... As we all know how the circle of life works but generally it goes like this... Baby cries, lots of diapers, first laughs, first words, learning how to ride a bike, taking the training wheels off, first day of school, kindergarten graduation, first sleep over, first birthday party with friends, first dance, first broken heart, 8th grade graduation, first day of high school, first real boyfriend, first real break up, first best friend fight, first license picture, first car, first fender bender, high school party, high school graduation, off to college, finding the one, college grad, engagement, wedding, baby news and then there life cycle begins just as our own... But what happens when that constant cycle stops? What happens to a family when a loved one is taken away? We know the circle of life but how can it stop after only first words? There is so much more to be done... So many others that have done ALL the steps and are ready... I am not questioning God because I am a believer in his word and the choices he makes are for a reason, but as a single person you often question... What can I do? What is there to say to help? I know the answer is Theres nothing I can say or do to help heal this familys pain and sorrow they are going through every second of every waking day! I dont know if I was in the situation how I would react.. Mad at what happened, Upset because everyone is saying the same thing, Frustrated because there is NoThInG I can do, Thankful for all the people that care??? I question life in a way... We are told that nothing we cant handle will be given to us, but the question is how can we handle some things that are... A mother and father should never have to bury their child, a mother and father shouldnt have to let go of their baby girl at the age of 1 soon to be 2 years old.. ~*~*~God, give this family strength. Let them know you are with them. Help heal their pain and help them come to you for comfort through your word.. Let them know there is no understanding to why things happen but you do it for a reason. Give them peace in knowing Lia is in heaven with you by your side dancing and singing with the other angels. Lord give strength to those who are angry with why this has happend and question you, let us all know that time is understanding and healing.. Amen*~*~ I am no holy roller by any means but I have faith and often find peace in times of sorrow through God... Please take a second to hug your parents, your grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends of any kind... For tomorrow may be to late... Reach out to the ones who have heart ache, to the ones who need a shoulder or hand to lean on, for someday they will know your name if they see you in HeAvEn! Thanks for reading! God Bless! *Kala =)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The First Of Many!!

This is going to be a very general blog about me.. I know I just updated my about me section but this will go in more detail.. I first want to apologize for grammatical errors! I am far far from literature perfect but love to express my feelings and lets face it.. Who writes in a diary in the 21st century.. Some are out there yes but I am NoT one of them! I recently viewed a blog site.. Mrs. Andrea Ooten.. Great Great writer! Check her blog out! Life with the Ootens! She introduced me to blogging. Thank you Andrea! Okay okay some of this may be totally useless to you but this is my diary for all to read so I'm going basic to detailed! I am sure I will go back on this and say "Wow Kala you really did type that" with a laugh after it! So my favorite colors are Green and Pink.. Notice the site! :) I am passionate about music.. I would love to be a well-known singer someday. I doubt it will ever happen but, who knows. I will try not to get political in my blogs but I am more conservative than a liberal and that's all I am saying. My favorite childhood movie was Pretty Woman. My mom made me quit watching it when I started to ask questions! I also loved Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid and can't forget Fox and the Hound! I am a very genuine person. I tell things how I see them and I am always nice about doing it. My family and friends are my everything and I would help them in any way I could.. I am 21 years old but I feel more mature than that.. Growing up with siblings who are 15 years, 13 years, and 9 years older than you, you tend to pick up a few more things than kids the same age as you! Which isn't always a bad thing yet, not always a good thing either. Haha! I have a father who's name is Robert but everyone calls him Beau, Bob or Rex.. Don't ask me why it's just Dad to me. I have a mom named Connie who is literally my rock! I have a brother Shane, he has taught me a few things to do in life and a few things not to do! haha Michael, who is one of the smartest guys I know and if I ever had a question of any kind hes there to ask honestly and openly. My sister Mindy, I know everyone says they have the best sister in the world.. Well to me my sister is that! She has always been there for me and was never scared to put me in my place! I love her for that! My Mom and Dad will have there own blog down the road along with my siblings but just a brief overview of my immediate family! Then it comes down to Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins... Way to many of them to have there own blog.. Sorry guys! Love you but I'd really bore people.. Most likely how I am doing right now haha... I grew up in a HUGE HUGE family.. I have 10 sets of aunts and uncles that have ALL had kids and 50% of there kids have had kids! So enough about my family... For now anyways! So to wrap this up.. I am Kala, A Massage Therapist, Asst Nail Tech and A Subway Gal! I always got a smile on my face and a laugh that wont quit! I hope you enjoy ALL of my many stories I would like to share with you! That's All For Tonight That Pillow Is Calling My Name!! =)