Thank You…

I thought about this today…

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

ALL I can say is THANK YOU JESUS…

Smooches,
Regina


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Memorial Day 2012

For those of you who do not know the origin of Memorial Day, never cared to ask, or just never thought about it, this is for you…

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). Taken from Memorial Day History.

I have many in my family who served and are no longer here. They did not die in a war, but their sacrifice still counts tremendously! Thank you dad, Samuel Thomas Spencer, and all my uncles, cousins, grandfather, and countless others who served this country! I have been doing a lot of work on my ancestry and there were MANY in my family who served.  Thank you ALL for protecting my FREEDOM!
I want to wish a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to ALL those who HAVE SERVEDARE SERVING, and WILL SERVE in any branch of the United States Armed Forces! I love, appreciate, and honor you for your sacrifice and your service. 
I know a few people personally who serve in the Military (ACTIVE duty) and I want DAVIDWINSTONCINTAJIA, TYREE, and STEPHANIE to know that I do NOT take what you do for granted! I thank you for keeping our borders, countries, and nation safe! I LOVE YOU!!  I also know some who are no longer active like RACHEL, KEVIN, but who still served selflessly.


I LOVE YOU ALL! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
IN GOD WE TRUST!!
REGINA

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Knowledge Is Power

What is the BEST GIFT you can give to your children and the entire younger generation??? That would be KNOWLEDGE!  Yes, I am a firm believer that KNOWLEDGE is POWER!  Because if you do not KNOW anything you will NEVER be able to ask the right questions, and if you do not ask the right question you will NEVER get the information you need to GROW, SUCCEED, or SURVIVE!
I love and appreciate all my ancestors for the struggle they endured to make me a free woman, able (willing and ready) to share my thoughts, desires, outrage, and everything else that I am free to express.  I am thankful for those who share knowledge so that another generation can pick up where we left off and carry on the next leg of the race.
Education and knowledge are not the same things.  They are synonymous but they are also different.  Education is acquired through formal channels of learning such as schools, colleges, etc.  Knowledge is gained from real life experiences such as living, reading, consultation, mentoring, etc.
For African American people our ancestry, history, accomplishments, and triumphs are not always highlighted through formal channels of the media, and have not been accurately taught or portrayed in the school system.  It is our duty to impart knowledge to the younger generation.
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!
Use it wisely!


Smooches!
Regina

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Regina Updates!

Hello there all!
I have been very busy and have run a little behind on my postings. I have been finishing up my course work for my Associates Degree in Human Service Management. I also just completed the very long process of becoming a Registered Home Childcare Provider. So and to add to all of that I have been reconnecting with family members that I have not spoken to in years via facebook. In reconnecting with family members I have decided to learn more about the family. I have been spending a lot of time on Ancestry.com trying to trace my lineage and find out what I can about my ancestors. This Ancestry project is something that I started on back in early 2009. It is sometimes frustrating, because a lot of the files in the South for black people were not the easiest to read. Back in the early to mid 1900’s the census files were hand written. When you couple 50 year old hand written files with people who could not spell very well in the first place and then add in a race of people who were seen as less than human, you come up with sub-par record keeping. I have hit a lot of dead ends and run into a lot of false leads (who knew that there were only 10 names that EVERYONE in the South used?!?)!

Even though the work has been long and hard I am making some progress. I am focusing right now on my paternal family history because that side seemed to be more fragmented. We (the family) are making tentative plans to have a family reunion in Beaufort, North Carolina next summer. Beaufort is the area that my paternal grandparents come from so it only makes since that we go there for a reunion!
So when I am absent from the blog world just know that I am busy working, working, working on a lot of things at once!!

Final Thoughts:

  1. Please keep good & complete family records (Full names, birthdays, locations, birthplaces, etc.) so that the generations to come know where they came from.
  2. Family should be cherished and loved while they are still alive. Once someone is dead and gone it is too late to show them some love.
  3. The older generation has information that the younger generation needs to hear, so don’t miss out!
  4. Life is to short to be holding on to grudges and past hurts, all they do is drag you down! (As Basketball great John Salley said, “I Don’t Hold Grudges, They Are Too Heavy”)!
  5. And Finally …KNOW YOUR FAMILY!! Accidental or Intentional in-breeding is just plain NASTY!!

Peace & Love!

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Yea, Yea, I’m Still Here!!!!

Some of you may have noticed the drop in my posting and the virtual stand still of my commenting, even though I did manage to make it around to all of my Old School Friday people!!!! I’m still here, just been a little bit busy!
I do apologize for the lack in Blogworld participation. I hope to get back on the right track very, very soon.
What have I been doing??? Well I am glad you asked!! Besides school (uugghhh!) I found a new pass time that is practically consuming all of my time. I am on Ancestry.com trying to track down my relatives and building a family tree!! It is frustrating and exhilarating all at the same time! My mom and I are working on it together and she is totally enjoying telling me all about the family history. For me it is like doing a puzzle and trying to get all of the names and dates and people to fit in properly! If any of you have ever played Tetris (which I absolutely love!) then you know the feeling of getting the sides built up and getting frustrated and then all of a sudden you get that one long piece you have been waiting for and everything just seems to fall into place. Well that is how this has been for me.
Yea, I even fell short on my on goal for the Black History Month postings but I have been knee deep in my own black history!!
I will be back to regular blogging very soon (Yes, I Promise!) really!

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