Monday, January 18, 2010

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

I would just like to post that I have nothing to post!! That is super good. We are all healthy, my car is fixed and I have 6 massages to give tomorrow. I even worked out today.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

It wasn't easy, but I made it to MN to be with my family. It was a quick trip surrounded by emotion. Things went better than I expected, but tragedy had pierced us deep. My family has had little tragedy. We have fought cancer, battled back from injury/accidents, divorce, had kids in the ICU, but I don't recall anything quite as gut wrenching as this.

So many are angered and feel they have been cheated. She filled a large spot in everyone's heart. She was my aunt. She babysat me, had me over for sleepovers, she made me a poster in art class that I hung in my room for several years (cat got your tounge-**of course**), she took me on a trip to see my aunt Pat and Uncle Barry, we shared a paino, she let me come over every monday after paino lessons, she let me watch her cable TV and recorded movies for us to watch. She recorded Adventures in Babysitting for us and even edited out the stabbing part because it was too violent. She came visit me in WY and made trips to visit me and meet me in MN. She was beautiful and funny and young.

We were given a blessing when she entered our lives and touched our hearts. I think I need to remember that I was blessed and still am and not be angered that my blessings have changed. Sometimes things are what they are, even though we don't understand it. Sometimes when God gives you something--"you get what you get and don't throw a fit." Just be happy we got to have her for 47 years instead of not at all. I tell my kids that all the time--we need to appreciate what we have and not so much about what we don't, especially when we can't change it.

The trip home wasn't much better. LeaAnn got a crack in her windshield, I hit a pheasant with her car and everyone at home including Chris had been sick. So this year is starting out a little rougher than I had anticipated--but it can only get better.
Which by the way. We had a good new year's. We had some friends over for supper and watched Travis Pastrana jump his car. Later that night my in-laws arrived for a couple of days of post christmas celebration, sledding in the big horns and just letting the kids play with eachother. It was a great time. In the past few years I have not had overly specific resolutions, but have been naming my years according to what I need to do. 2008=change 2009=nurture and 2010=growth (business, faith, family etc.) I have outlined it and everything so even though this year is starting out slower than planned I think its going to be a great year with many wonderful things to come.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Death a friend that alone can bring the peace his treasures cannot purchase, and remove the pain his physicians cannot cure. ~Mortimer Collins

My Aunt Miriram was amazing and very fun to be around. I am at a loss for words as I am deeply sadened by her loss. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Miriam Faye Schneider


Miriam Faye Schneider, 47, of Adams MN, died in her home on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1962, in Austin MN to Harlan and Virginia (Wood) Rogne. Miriam graduated from Southland High School in 1981. On Sept. 18th 1982 she married John Schneider at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkton MN. Miriam worked at the Adams Health Care Center. In her spare time she liked to go to concerts, cook, bake and take photographs. She enjoyed all animals, in particular the family pets. She also enjoyed collecting angels and traveling. Miriam especially loved to spend time with friends and family.

Miriam is preceeded in death by her parents Harlan and Virginia Rogne, and her brother Marshall Rogne. She is survived by her husband John Schneider, Adams, MN; children, Miranda Schneider, Woodbury, MN., Travis Schneider, Bismark ND., Alison Schneider, Rochester, MN; siblings Robert and Nancy Rogne, Marietta GA, Bruce and Deb Rogne, Rochester MN, James and Dianne Rogne, Austin, MN, Dennis and Joyce Rogne, Cresco IA, Barry and Pat Rogne, Northfield MN, Dixie and Glen Rose Adams, MN, Ray Rogne, Austin MN, ; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1pm Saturday January 9th 2010 at Church of Christ with Pastor David DeFor officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetary, Adams, MN