The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman
With time, only grows..
YEARS OF AGE -- My Mommie can do
8 YEARS OF AGE -- My Mom knows a
lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE -- My
Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE --
Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either!
16 YEARS OF AGE -- Mother?
She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE --
That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE --
Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE --
Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE --
Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE --
Wish I could talk it over with Mom. . .
the dirt from little feet,
And as I wash I pray,
"Lord, keep them ever pure and true,
To walk the narrow way."
the dirt from little hands,
And earnestly I ask,
"Lord, may they ever yielded be
To do the humblest task."
the dirt from little knees,
And pray, "Lord, may they be
The place where victories are won,
And orders sought from Thee."
scrub the clothes that soil so soon,
And pray, "Lord, may her dress
Through all eternal ages be
Thy robe of righteousness."
many hours shall pass, I know,
I'll wash these hands again;
And there'll be dirt upon her dress
Before the day shall end."
as she journeys on through life,
And learns of want and pain,
Lord, keep her precious little heart
Cleansed from all sin and stain."
soap and water cannot reach
Where Thou alone canst see,
Her hands and feet, these I can wash,
I trust her heart to Thee."
Snopes.com says this is false -- at
least, in the sense that it was written as a parable, not retelling a true
story -- but it's still good.
Subject: Child Predators--This is Scary
What a story this is!!
God sees all that is happening in my life...
I don?t intend to be giving you something else to worry
a look at this! It really puts into words how a kid can give
true identification without realizing they supplied the missing key
After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and
on-line.. She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked
List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message:
Hi. I'm glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home
was really weird!
LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you?
Don't you live in a safe neighborhood?
Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz' I didn't see
when I looked out.
Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven't done that have you?
Of course not. I'm not stupid you know.
Did you have a softball game after school today?
Yes and we won!!
That's great! Who did you play?
We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look
What is your team called?
We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are
Did you pitch?
No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before
parents get home. I don't want them mad at me. Bye!
Catch you later. Bye
Meanwhile.......GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search
profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out. He
took out a
pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.
Her name: Shannon
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
State where she lived: North Carolina
Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall. Besides this
information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just
told him. He knew
she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her
home from work. He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on
school team, and the team was named the Canton Cats. Her favorite
number 7 was
printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the eighth grade at the
High School . She had told him all this in the conversations
they had on-
line. He had enough information to find her now.
Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident on the way home
ballpark that day. She didn't want them to make a scene and stop her
walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacti
ng and hers
were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if
brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective.
By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following
Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at
was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second
position to see a man watching her closely.
He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when
looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed the
she had felt.
After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach.
noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she
back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had
Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few
Shannon 's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned
park to get his car.
Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time
go to Shannon 's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat
time to make his move.
Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in
"Shannon, come here," her father called. He sounded upset
and she couldn't
imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark
on the sofa.
"Sit down," her father began, "this man has just
told us a most interesting
story about you."
Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had
him before today!
"Do you know who I am, Shannon ?" the man asked.
"No," Shannon answered.
"I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123."
Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo is a kid my
age! He's 14. And
he lives in Michigan !"
The man smiled. "I know I told you all that, but it wasn't true.
Shannon , there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one
But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a
parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find
teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me
about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the
school you went
to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number
name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze."
Shannon was stunned.. "You mean you don't live in Michigan
He laughed. "No, I live in Raleigh . It made you feel safe
to think I was
so far away, didn't it?"
"I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't as
guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone. Kids are
to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time
wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and
on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to
without even realizing you have done it. I hope you've learned a
lesson from this
and won't do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe
"It's a promise!"
That night Shannon and her Dad and Mom all knelt down together and
God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic