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I'm mom to 3 beautiful children, wife to a wonderful man who is the love of my life and grandmother, "Nonna", to a beautiful grandson. Like too many others out there, I am the mother of an addict. I am still learning to deal with things in a healthy way and have a life inspite of the insanity that addiction produces. I am very blessed to have found this community of amazing people that share so much of themselves with us all through their blogs. You are all an inspiration to me. I share your struggles, your pain, your joys and all your hopes. I pray for the addicts still out there suffering and for the people that love them the most. My heart felt thanks to each & every one of you! May God's mercy and grace be with us all, Kristi

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Flower Child and the Gangsta!!

A little something light hearted for a beautiful Friday afternoon!!  Today I am happy to have a funny little story to tell….which is nice for a change!!

I sent this picture of Eli, our 7 month old, to some friends & family today. Included in the email were my son Jake and his girlfriend, Cathy….

Just minutes later Jake send me an email reply to the picture above. Here was his reply:

“Eli is soooo cute, but Ryan is Gangsta!!!”

I laughed for 30 minutes!!! Ryan is Jake & Cathy’s baby and my beautiful grandson!!  Jake has always had such a wonderful sense of humor….it makes my heart so happy that he still has it!! 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!


  1. This was super cute, thanks for sharing and making me laugh.

  2. Sooooo funny and such a cute photo!!!

    I'm glad your day had some good laughter in it.

    I also had a wonderful time on a date night with my husband. After 20 years of being single (raising my son alone), I met a wonderful man. We have been married 3 years this July.

    Blessings to you, my sister and fellow-mama!

  3. You gotten a smile out of me. Thanks for that! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. LOL! Eli and Ryan are both too cute for words. Jake is fun. :)

  5. forgive me for being out of turn here. the kids are beautiful. please caution the parents about terms they use for their kids. lil thug, lil gangsta is all cute and stuff, but these are the building blocks the kids will grow on.

    there are cute poems about children learning what they live,

    i would rather folks say..

    what a gift from God, what a blessed baby, they are going to grow up righteous..

    i know, maybe im just an old preacher, but i have seen these cute names be carried into adulthood.

    who calls their kids lil thugs, lil ganstas?

    thugs and gangsters..

    you are loved
    Just an old gray haired preacher