Monday, 1 July 2013
************** METHOD_MUM **********: " Letter To Our Grandchildren": A picture Paints a Thousand Words Grandparents Pic Nic Saturda...
A picture Paints a Thousand Words
playing Bus with Zia Luana
happy times with mum and Nonna
Grandparents Pic Nic
Saturday night at Nonna's House
Creative Tuesday at Nonna's House
Grand parents Pic Nic Nonna and Lola
Luca's Farm at Nonna's House
Nonno and Santiago
Playing DresssUp at Nonna's House
Painting at Nonna's House
Lola's Art Work
playing Bus with Zia Luana
happy times with mum and Nonna
Santiago with nonna and Mummy
Lola wiping Nonno's mouth
Our Dearest Luca, Lola Santiago and Loren, this letter comes to you from Nonna and Nonno it is sent to you this way , as we feel it is the only way you will ever really know the truth of how much love both nonno and I have for the four of you , no matter what you may have been told or lead to believe by your parents, abuela and abuelo, Garcia , or rather I should say extended Santana Family.
I am not going to say too much as I am really heartbroken at the decision nonno and I have made today, a decision that has been made in your best interest and mental welfare. It is a decision we made after the Family Report was released and it disclosed your parent’s behaviour towards you and the repercussions to you my beautiful innocent babies if we came back into your lives. With No apparent reason behind it, but one that will be made clear to you and us one day.
Don’t think or believe for one minute that Nonna and Nonno gave up on you or the fight to see you because your parents will tell you that we were threatened by them that if we lost we would have to pay their fees as well, you see my babies that is a fallacy, you will see on the attachment , that Nonna and Nonno’s solicitor took our case Pro Bono , which meant we did not have to pay a cent, and if we did it would have been worth every cent , but to put your mental welfare in jeopardy, is something we could not do , there is nothing in this life we want more than have you our babies in it , but we love you too much to put you at any kind of anxiety ,or risk.
I realise that Lola will not remember us she was only two, Santiago our handsome little boy you were only four months old, and little Loren who today turns two today , well we have never met you , but you Luca our big girl who was four the last time we saw you , and who was told whenever you asked for me , that I was “ Taken Away “ how terrified you must have been ... how criminal it was and irresponsible of your parents..., it gave me , or rather us some hope , when we read in the Family Report that you still remember Nonna , and when asked , what you remember , you said “ We used to paint”... we know in our hearts that as soon as you are able to be asking questions you will indeed be looking for your Nonna and Nonno because our cherished memories are etched not only in our brains but in our hearts . , and we will always be waiting for you no matter how long it will take , and waiting for you will be the truth behind this atrocity your parents together with you Abueli Elizabeth and Joe Garcia have created . Documentation that can be accessed at any time as it is on Public Record. Below my babies are copies of proof of letter sent to your parents solicitor proving we did not give up on you, it proves exactly how much we love you!!!!! And copy of our Pro Bono acceptance proving to you that it was not about the money that we gave up, it has never been about the money
If we did not pursue with this matter, it is solely for your welfare and mental wellbeing especially you, Luca who, you my baby girl was described quite clearly anxious of what you had witnessed, with your mum and dad’s rehearsed antics as stated in the report by the Family Consultant Linda Campbell, you who felt mentally, intimidated by both your parents, insecurities and erratic behaviours. When asked if you wanted to see nonna and you said yes..
Our Love for you is fathomless. We love you more than life itself...Never Ever Forget It. Until we meet again may the angels always watch over you, and may they whisper gently in your ears, that you have a nonno and nonna who love you very much’.
By Anna and Angelo Romano
Sunday, 13 January 2013
************** METHOD_MUM **********: " THE BIG "C": Thousands of individuals are diagnosed with cancer every year. As I was in 2006 result...
Cancer isn't a joke nor is it a game or a fashion statement, so it shouldn't be treated it like one. If someone says "So-and-so has cancer." don't say "I'm sorry", ask what you can do to help them cope through it. Having a positive attitude is the best medicine for cancer .Think of someone that you love who has had or has cancer ask yourself... “Have I done all I can to help them through this journey? Were you or are you there to help them to stand up and fight this horrible monster? Were you there to hold their hand in hard times? Or to comfort them in their time of need? Did you try to understand what they could’ve been thinking or feeling at the time, when they were faced with their own mortality, or when they stood in front of the mirror and looked at their horribly scared body, or the sick feeling after their Chemotherapy, did you ever try and truly comprehend exactly what cascade of mixed up emotions were going through what is jokingly known as Chemo Brain?!!
Affectionately and every time I think of this I get a smile on my face and a tear in my eye, one day, actually April 2010 my granddaughters were dropped off at my place like many times before, my eldest princess looks up at the ceiling in my kitchen and notices in dismay that there is a crack it and points it out to me “ nonna your roof is broken “ I say “ don’t worry bubby , nonno will fix it” and that made her happy. A few weeks later Saturday 1/5/2010 to be exact my babies spent the night as it was their parents anniversary, and the eldest remembered that I told her that when she would spend the night she could wash my hair, well, as I undressed, she looked up at me incredulous, my baby goes “nonna ... your titty is broken” I say “Oh that’s ok bubby, nonna will go to the doctor and he will fix it”...so she retorts “ naaaa... nonna ... Nonno fix it”! My grandchildren they made me smile even when I was sad... they helped me through one of the toughest times in my or I shoulsd say our lives as my husband went through every emotion with me , Ahhh yes my beautiful babies they are sunshine in my days! and the reason to fight on!!!
" Raise The Gong
Chemo Launch "
There are many charities out there, Movember , Biggest Morning Tea, Girls Night In, The World’s Biggest Shave , Daffodil Day, Golf Day ,Relay For Life, way to many to mention, and they are all great charities that raise a lot of money for research and awareness of different cancers, but how many of us participate with the best intentions for the actual nominated Cause. How many do it for public and personal recognition... It is not a good deed if it is done for personal gratification...
There is so much Hypocrisy and so many Hypocrites, people that want others to believe that they are just what the doctor ordered and pretend to have values, opinion, qualities, feelings, character, or standards that one does not actually have, a good act can be put on to make people believe you, but in essence that makes one a Hypocrite, someone that changes their opinion and picks and chooses who should and shouldn't be supported in their time of need based on who is listening and watching them at the time ... How many husbands leave their wives because they no longer conform to what is the norm of what she is supposed to look like physically, how many people turn their backs and abandon a loved one ,friends and or family at the most crucial and devastating point of their lives, and yet go out and support charities showing the community what pillars of society they are , when in actual fact they are heartless beings, as the saying goes “ Charity Begins at Home”!! One Charity I can honestly say that did begin at home is " Raise The Gong '.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
************** METHOD_MUM **********: " CIRCLE of LIFE": My Mum Teresa at age 34 What a day it has been so many thoughts going through my mind and so many emotions, just not s...
My Mum Teresa at age 34
What a day it has been so many thoughts going through my mind and so many emotions, just not sure what do with them. Sometimes I feel like a stranger in my own life. Looking for the right word to describe what I am feeling in the dictionary, but some feelings just can't be expressed.
Today looking at mum and how she has aged over the years, we talked about the old times, and it made me smile because she could still remember times gone by, and how beautiful she was when she was young , and how weathered and tired she has become , together with Luana my sister and her grandchildren , my niece and nephew Kaiden and Iziaha , we were three generations , looking at us all I could think of was my own beautiful childhood ,and how different have our lives been from when mum was a child, nearly ninety years ago, to when my sister and myself were children , to today and what has become important to us our children and our grandchildren, today compared to then.
at age 88....
Years, Months, Days, time goes by so fast . . . and we are only left with Memories, that is why I think we have to take every chance in life, we must be passionate about who we love, and fight for who and what we believe is worth fighting for, no matter the outcome. Life isn't always sunshine and butterflies. Sometimes we have to learn to smile through the pain, sometimes fighting for whom you love or what you believe in are the biggest sacrifices you have to make! But one you must make because you want to make memories with your loved ones, you do not want to just become a memory that someone else will talk about. It's the chances you don't take, the moments you let slip away that you look back and wish you could re-do. It's so much nicer to look back and say, I did that! We only live once, once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
I have come to realize the older I get the more I realize how precious life is and the less I care what people think about me. I know who matters and who doesn't, and you know? It really doesn't matter how old you get, there are times when nothing else will do, except a hug from your mother... I was just going through old, photo albums... I wish I could go back to those times and relive those moments! When life wasn't so complicated... Embrace the past, to remember where you came from. Focus on the future, to know where you are going...and always remember that a mother’s love is INFINITE.
By Anna Romano
Let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide and you will never get lost... ~ (Unknown)
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
************** METHOD_MUM **********: THE WEDDING DRESS: We plan our wedding day pretty much as soon as we can walk and tal...