My thoughts, prayers, and dedication go out to this beautiful young lady tonight.
Unfortunately, this young lady’s family and friends did not get the news they wanted to hear when State Troopers identified the body that was found off one of our local highways back in August to be Lacey Yekel’s. The last known contact with this young lady was back in June. I’m still shocked and do not understand why there wasn’t a missing person report filed until after a body was found almost 3 months later. I’m very interested in knowing why it appears as if nobody cared enough about this beautiful girl to know what was going on in her life. One of my daughters is her age and even though she is married and has her own life if I hadn’t heard from her in a couple days you can bet I’d be all over the fact of wanting to know where she is and what is going on in her life.
Lacey Yekel turned 25 on August 27, 2014. This birthday the special gift of a piece of mind for her family within a couple days of her birthday from the state troopers was when they were led to a body which a couple of months later would be identified as hers. Now may there be another blessed gift of justice for Lacey to know who would have left her abandoned in her time of need.
I’ve been following this story since it was reported that the State Troopers found a partially wrapped body on August 29, 2014 off State Highway 420 in Massena, NY. I did not know Lacey or her family, but after seeing many post from social and news media I feel like I know her and my heart hurts for her. It is apparent that Lacy struggled with drug and alcohol issues and that she so needed someone in her life that she could turn to for help. One of the last post I recognized posted by Lacey on her facebook page was back in April of last year and she herself posted;
“I had the day off today but went out and found some work to do. I helped out cut trees and cleared some brush. I had a blast it was fun staying busy is the key to my sobriety. I love every minute of my life now as opposed to before i hated everyone and every minute of my life. God has a mission for me and he finally got me in the right spot this moment in life is when i start living and i can finally see all that i was missing. I am so grateful for everyone in my life today and every good thing that comes my way.”
Angel, Lacey may justice be found for you with God’s help in a mission to find the people that lead you and so many others in our surrounding areas out of their happy safe places in life. May you now rest your soul in your safe life with all the love and happiness that you so well deserved in your life.
It really is so scarey to know that the town we used to roam around with all the neighbor kids until dusk just isn’t safe anymore. There was something so special about getting up in the am and having a day planned out in our local parks, down to the river, or taking walks to one of our local stores or the library. What happened to those days? I’m frightened for the last two children I have growing up in the public schools. I’m frightened for all of our community and what has come in and trying to take over here.
As a family, school, business, and community can we all hold on a little tighter to our loved ones and make time to know where they are in their lives and know who our neighbors are. If something just doesn’t feel right pull together as one to create the bond that is needed to take control, cause without that bond we have nothing.
This inspirational quote is dedicated to the beautiful young lady, Michelle Goetz that I read a story about a couple of days ago. It is my understanding through a Facebook statement from a classmate that Michelle shared a similar quote the same evening before she passed away in her sleep. This is what she shared:
This quote tugged on my heart strings for a lot of reasons. Unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful lady. However, these pics that were shared of her in her memory from a mourning friend of her loss suggested she was a vibrant 45 yr old woman that enjoyed her life to the fullest.
At 39 only a few months before my 40th birthday, I was blessed to have another chance at living life after having a massive heart attack. Unfortunately, this young women’s life was taken too soon and in my heart I know that God must have had another plan for her the same as he must have a plan for me to continue living my life on a path I have no idea will lead me.
We are not promised tomorrow and this story of this young woman has validated why I live the life I love to the fullest everyday. Not only was I blessed with another baby girl exactly a year from the date I had my massive heart attack with a man who had never been blessed to have a child, I was able to see my oldest daughter graduate from both high school and college I also stood along side her as she married the love of her life. I have also watched my oldest son graduate from high school and work along side his dad in their auto repair business and have been blessed to watch my youngest son walk in their footsteps as he continues his education, plays basketball, and enjoys life with the big boys. Everyday I am thankful for all of these blessings and so much more.
Since coming back to life after a very long struggle of health issues I am living the life I love. There are days without a doubt that I’m sure people question why I try to fill so much in one day. Trust me when I say if I can’t live my life exactly the way I feel I’m getting the most out of it than I’m not living the life I love. It may not always be fair of me to forget the past and not concern myself with the future to live in the moment. However, I live to fully embrace the moment that is important to me with unconditional love and happiness no matter what the situation may be.
Even though I’m uncertain of where my path is heading most of the time it is my honest belief to think that it was meant for me to be here to help wherever and whenever I can on my way through this path of life. I embrace life with a passionate hold in hopes that one day I leave anyone that has crossed my path with something that helps them to remember also that life is a gift and like any gift given you should love it and appreciate all that it is and enjoy it with every moment you are given.
Just another little inspirational note from LauraLee to remind you to Live the Life you Love as we are not promised tomorrow.
There is something most thrilling to me as a sky watcher about walking in the moonlight and trying to capture the perfect atmospheric refraction. Some of the best scenery I’ve captured are with the refraction of my eyes. When the beauty of light passes through the atmosphere, it is refracted just as it does through our eyes. If you ever walked in the moonlight you would feel just how it protects us, nourishes us, and gives us life.
As eerie as the scene may be with the refraction of light at night I find comfort in knowing it surrounds me with the warmth and guidance I need to feel safe. It always helps that I never walk in the moonlight alone or in the dark for that matter as I need that refraction of light in my life.
When I look at these photos the warmth I see in this light seduces my mind, body, and soul. There isn’t anything more exhilarating than being seduced by moonlight. Well that is if your not in a pitch dark room that you can’t see, feel, or hear anything more than the warm breath of someone breathing down your neck, but that’s another story.
Have you ever experienced that overwhelming spell that someone has placed you under when you lose your self-control? If not than take a walk and feel the moonlight on your skin some clear night and feel the cool breeze blowing through your hair. Walk hand and hand in the moonlight and find that perfect atmospheric refraction, take a deep breath and take in that moment of beauty. The strength and warmth that will wrap around you in this light can be an overwhelming experience. This is the kind of stress management that everyone should practice to feel the weight of the world being lifted off your shoulders.
As I sit here and watch this beautiful dreamy scene with the Canadian geese moving with the flow of the river I realize that the scene is constantly changing. As a dreamer living in a Pisces world I just go with the flow, cause over the years I’ve came to realize that if I don’t that flow will pass and never be the same. So I try and take advantage of every flowing moment that passes my way as I will never be promised that same flowing moment again.
With every flow that passes I forever am hoping that one day my dreams and reality will collide making my perfect dream come true. However, at the same time I know I wouldn’t have anything to live for anymore if I just didn’t go with the flow and see where it brings me. I’m really not afraid to follow the flow as I know the flood gates are forever opening to exactly where I am meant to be…
There have been many times in my life that my eyes and heart have taken in the beauty of the sun setting. It is my happy place to enjoy any moment that I can feel the warmth and beauty surrounding me with a hug. Today may not have been the day you were all hoping for, but tomorrow is another day to hope for the best. Remember always that the only thing between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. At the end of the day you should be content with the life you lived, how much love you shared and the difference you made in your life today. If it isn’t everything you dreamed of tomorrow you should get up and make it your goal to make it the life you want to live and love.
It is my desire in life to inspire the people that are in my path and were meant to connect with me to live the life they love. If you are not loving every minute of your life then you are the only one in charge of your life and should take control of it and make it the life you love. Life flashes before our eyes everyday and if you aren’t loving everything that is flashing in front of you than hurry and try to catch the next flash to happiness. Our lives our way to short to not love every minute of it and we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of today with a positive outlook on life as it really is the key to the happy life you can learn to love.
I’m taking a moment before I call it quits for the night and head to bed to share my visuals of a beautiful day in my neighborhood. On the first day of fall I was able to capture some of the most beautiful reflections of the new season…
Do you ever have those days that you just don’t feel like doing anything??? Those days tend to feel unproductive, but when you can take advantage of those days to pause and reflect on your day, week, or life you somehow feel like you have accomplished something in these kinds day. Keep things in your life alive by taking advantage of those quiet, rainy, dreary days to speak your mind sharing all that you feel could make a difference in your life. May your voice speak of your dreams and hopes for the future, not your fears.
It is always good for me to make time for my own self-reflection as I’m still trying to forever seeking the reason I am on the path I am in my life. I’m always thankful for all of my blessings of the day.and promise myself that I will not be afraid to ask questions, look stupid, or make mistakes as it doesn’t only help me, but the others in my life to learn and grow.
Take this time to believe that something wonderful is about to happen even when you don’t feel it in that particular moment as the positive reflection can only make for a great day and a better life in the future for you and your loved ones. It is YOU and only YOU that can live the life you love and love the life you live.