Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alex @ 3 weeks

8lbs. 1oz. 21 1/2

Olivia Marie turns 2

Hard to believe that little Miss. Olivia Marie has had a birthday and is now 2. It seems like yesterday that she was a tiny baby. When I asked her if she was 2 she said no 5, Katressa then asked her if she was lying and she said ROAR (lion) she is such a strong spirit.. I kept the kids Friday night so John & Katressa could have a date, and towards evening she was getting cranky and I had to swat her behind and she turned around and said "Granna", (like how could you)!

She had a very nice party and had lots of fun.. Just wanted to share some pictures of my grand-kids they are my life..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trip To Arkansas

I had the honor of being chosen to attend the 2011 Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting this year in Fayette,AR. It was quite an experience, one that I don't think that I will forget for a very long time.
There were 30 Walmart Associates on our bus that left from the Beech Grove Store at 5:15 on May 31st. We made one stop and arrived at 4:30.
The largest crowd that I have been in is Dayton IHC, so in comparison to that this event was 3-4 times in size. All being Wal-Mart Associates including the International groups. I truly enjoyed watching the International Associates, they were so proud of their culture and being associated with the largest retailer in the world. They marched and carried their countries flag and sang with pride.
The dining hall that we had breakfast in was huge.. They had buffet meals with 20-25 buffet lines and could feed around 3,000 at a time. The lines were very quickly for the amount of people that there were.
The first day after we checked-in to our dorms we headed to the Bud Walton Arena for a concert featuring Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum..
Wednesday morning meeting very interesting to hear of the new exciting things coming to the stores in the future and then another concert featuring Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band. We had center seats row 6 and seat 4 very good view, the band was fantastic..
The Vendors Fair was really nice so many things going on you were busy both days all day in that area. I got to meet Mr. Bill Simon which to me was an honor.
The visit to Home Office was very educational. I was completely surprised at this facility. I was expecting a huge fancy building but in fact looked more like a school building, I enjoyed seeing where they have the Sat. morning meetings, the walmart TV room was really cool.
I LOVED the first Walmart visitors center, saw Mr. Sam's truck, his office which they took video from every angle to get it exactly like his office was in the Home Office. Helen's wedding dress. Many more things I can't even begin to mention.
The Shareholders Meeting was different, the business part was a little boring but then they brought out the entertainment and things got very loud. Will Smith was the guest of honor and made the meeting fun, Scotty from American Idol sang, also Alecia Keys, The Canadian Tenors and the Black Eyed Peas. It was quite an event.
I felt honored that out of 1.4 million associates I was picked to go.. Had a great time and heard many great stories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Meet Alex

Would like for you to meet the latest addition to my family.. Alexander Michael Roberts, arrived bright and early Monday June 6, 2011 at 6:44. Little Alex as he will be called also carries the same middle name as his Grandpa Michael Roberts. I'm sure that if Grandpa Mike was here with us, he would be so proud to know that not only is the Roberts name being carried on but also his middle name. Alex weighed in at only 6lbs. 14oz. and 18" long. He was 23 days early and quite a looker.. I am so happy that Alex is finally here and I know that Katressa & John are happy too.. Just want to share some photos...

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I sit here today after a great week away from home, and suddenly I feel so sad. The day that I have been dreading finally arrived. I sit here and look at some legal papers that sum up a lifetime of living, and it breaks my heart.
I remember that young bride of 18 thinking that life just couldn't be any better than that beautiful April 4th day 1980. I was in love with the man of my dreams. My soul-mate I thought.
I remember the day that our beautiful daughter was born and how happy we were starting our family, and thought that life just couldn't be any better than this. We were now a FAMILY. Five years later we were blessed with a beautiful boy and I remember thinking that God was so good giving us a boy since there wasn't any boys on my side of the family. I just thought that life was perfect and just couldn't get any better.
I remember the first words, steps, first days of schools, graduations, and down through the years how it was so important to be a FAMILY, and then suddenly one day it all changes and one walks away from all and I just can't understand this no matter how hard I try and reason it out.
Now it all comes down to 8-10 pages of legal papers that tell me it is all over and I am now an unmarried person. What am I suppose to do now, my identity is gone, I am no longer a wife, no longer someones sweetheart, just someone that caused another so much pain and misery that they opted to leave it all behind and start a life with another. My heart will forever be broken and sad. I'm not sorry for the 30 years that I invested in my marriage I am thankful for what I had.I had faith that things would work out clear up until the end but really who was I kidding just myself. That marriage gave me two beautiful children which I love more that life itself. I want then to know that I Love them very much and they are my life.
I guess that it comes down to CLOSURE I guess now I can finally have that. Life does go on, it is not ever going to be the same for me but I will go on.