Till Death Do Us Part; A Story of Mystery and Intrigue Part 9

till death do us part 9Mama Xin answers a telephone call sharing with her that her son and his girlfriend is at the hospital. As she rushes out the house, she’s nervous, shaking, barely able to maintain and drive. She tells herself she didn’t want to end up in the hospital herself.

As Mama Xin drives on her way to the hospital, she tells herself if something happens to Leroy, she might find herself on deathbed joining her husband. She’s concerned about Laura as she was almost nine months pregnant with twin by Leroy.

Mama Xin can’t put the car in park fast enough, and she walks into the hospital in a hurry. She walks up to the nurse’s desk asking what room her son Leroy Xin and Laura Mills are in. The nurse tells her to have a seat and she’ll find out if Laura out of surgery and tells her Leroy in the waiting room on the 3rd floor.

Mama Xin couldn’t sit down, she rushes over to the elevator push the button to the third floor, quickly get off it and walk over to the waiting room and hugs Leroy. He’s pacing back and forward and looks a mess. His clothes are torn and have mud and stain all over them.

He runs and embraces his mother as a tear rolls down both of his cheeks. He tells Mama Xin he was afraid for Laura and wasn’t sure if the babies would make it. He had a big bruise on his forehead that shines and an ugly cut on his lower lip.

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Leroy shared with his mother how devastated he was when he witnesses, one of the kidnappers throw Laura in the water. And when her body flowed under he told Mama Xin he felt as if he would breathe his last breath, and he could see an image of his daddy with his arms held out to him welcoming him away from this world.

He told Mama Xin He’s not sure how nor does he remember how he received the strength, but he overpowered the guy holding him and dive in after Laura after her body floats to the bottom of the water. Within minutes of dragging her body to safety Mark and his guy was standing there with their gun on the kidnappers.

“I ministered CPR to Laura,” said Leroy and it seems as if it took the paramedic forever to come. Although it wasn’t a long time, she coughed up lots of water and the doctors said they are not sure how much water flowed down to the babies nor have I heard the news as far as how they are doing.

The doctor came to the waiting room and talked to Leroy and Mama Xin. He shared with them, he had to do a C-section (Cesarean Delivery) to deliver the babies. The doctor shared that one baby is doing okay, but the second child inhales more of the water and on a machine to breathe and under heat to warm as he went into a shaking shock from the cold water and they hope he pulls through.

The doctor explains, Laura being thrown into to the icy water and the too cold water alters her blood flow to the uterus which leads her to go into an early labor. Therefore, both babies were delivered at 36 and a half weeks of the pregnancy.

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Leroy asked, how Laura is doing? The doctor shared she is not in the best of health at this moment, but she should be okay. She came through the Cesarean Delivery just fine and they expect her to pull through, but they need to keep her a couple of days to monitor her and ensure all well from the delivery.

That was the best news to Mama Xin’s ears. Leroy can finally breathe again, as he felt the severe pain in his chest from the pain he encounters from his bruised ribs as he inhales in a deep breath.

Leroy needed to see his babies and baby mama. Can I see them ask Leroy? The doctor shared He can see Laura and one of the babies, but he would need to wait an hour or two before he could visit the second baby.

As Leroy and Mama Xin walk off to see Laura they did not know that Laura ex-husband’s baby mama ends up in adjacent hospital rooms. Also, she gave birth to a son and a daughter. A funny interaction results between the doctors and the two sets of twins.

Jeannette was very ill upon delivery her babies. After delivery, one of Laura’s baby is taken away because he needs immediate medical attention. As the doctors oversee the complication the set of twins are mixed up and the parents are not sure which sets of “twins” is their babies.

Jeannette dies a day after giving birth, Laura, ex-husband is in jail and no family member is concerned or cares enough to take care of the twins Jeannette gave birth to. Laura, ex-husband sign away his rights as the father.

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Till Death Do Us Part; A Story of Mystery and Intrigue Part 8

till-deathMama Xin sits reminiscing about losing her husband to a stroke years ago which left her to raise two children alone. She sacrificed a lot to raise a teenage daughter and an adolescence, son to ensure they both had food to eat, shelter and that they could have some form of happiness.

Although she tried and desired to do more she just wasn’t able to give them the clothes or the things other children in school received. Sometimes things were very hard and children at school would laugh at them for not being as fortunate as them.

But one thing she did manage to do is make sure they didn’t lose out on their education or become losers in gangs or hooked on drugs like some children in the neighborhood that are being raised in a single parent home.

Leroy and Liz were brought up in the poorest part of Chicago, Illinois and Mama Xin did everything within her power to protect them both from the gangs, drugs and all the awful things that were going on in the streets that go together with the inconvenience things.

Liz was the kind that loved feeling dominant and the boss of everything and for that reason, she fought with Leroy a lot. Leroy was the type who loved being loyal and helping others, even if they did have a bad character and always tried to make peace with his sister.

Although Mama Xin raised them in the worse underprivileged part of Chicago, she was always available for them. Striving to raise two children alone, she watched them grow into two little individuals with different personalities. She knew they both would grow up to make her proud one day because they had one thing in common to lead them in the right direction. They had her to guide and look after them.

Mama Xin reminisces about Leroy’s best friend, Morgan. He had met him on the school playground and she knew he was nothing but trouble and had warned Leroy about playing on the devil’s territory. He liked feeling privileged to have a friend, even if he did have a bad reputation. It was wanting an acquaintance that mattered to him, rather than listen to the warning his mother gave him or the way that other people saw him.

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As Mama Xin was reminiscing she gets interrupted by the phone ringing. She answers the phone to be excited to hear the voice of her daughter Liz. “Hello Mother,” “how are you. “I received a message from Leroy to call home for a family emergency, what’s going on?” said Liz.

Mama Xin replied, “I am happy to hear your voice, Leroy probably was calling because I was held hostage by kidnappers for ransom.” “Oh my God, mother How could that happening?” – “I will keep in touch more,” said Liz.

“I am okay and I was praying for Laura when you called, I was freed, but she is still with the kidnappers and the abductors are money hungry so, I am praying she comes home safe,” said Mama Xin.

“Whose Laura?” said, Liz. “She’s Leroy girlfriend,” replied Mama Xin. “I hired her to redecorate my house while Leroy was in the hospital.” She also a Business Attorney.

What? Replied Liz, “Leroy was in the hospital, a lot has gone on since we last talk.”

“Yes,” replied Mama Xin. “A lot has happened and went wrong.” “I will never stop praying and trusting, that if I just keep praying, trusting God, that things will change and fortune will be on our side, one day.”

Mama Xin enjoyed talking with her daughter, but she had a kidnapping seminar to attend and she did not want to be late. This seminar has helped many victims to not live in fear, protect themselves and turn from a victim to less of a target.

The seminar was titled, “How not to be a victim giving the ordinary person the capabilities to defend themselves.” Mama Xin fit in perfectly and her desired were to NEVER feel helpless again, especially since she’s a widow being alone and some people love preying on the older individuals with no protector.

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Mama Xin was ready to learn all the essential the seminar covered like how to avoid the most common mistakes when coming home at night in the dark or traveling alone to dangerous places. She really loved learning what body action to display, what to say or not to say, and what to do or not do and how not to present fear.

Mama Xin first couple of classes were very hard for her, the soreness she encountered. When she had to counter punch or flip her opponent and they do the same to her was not easy, but she was determined to know how to defend herself.

The class covered how to know if you’re being followed, preparation, planning, and emergency actions, escape the trap laid for you and it outlines all the stuff that made Mama Xin feel safe and not live in fear after her abduction.

Mama Xin main purpose of taking this seminar is to know what to do if she’s unarmed in worst-case situations. She even went and purchase a gun and became certified to carry a weapon. It’s best to be prepared as one will never know if they find themselves in a bad situation and It’s nothing like being prepared and able to defend yourself.

After returning home Mama Xin soaked her aching body in the tub. It is tiresome for Mama Xin waiting to hear words from Leroy with news on freeing Laura. She lay down to relax and fell asleep from a long exasperating day.

The phone woke her up ringing, she reached over and answered it, it was Louise, Mama Xin sister. She was so happy to hear from her. It’s good to talk with you, I was so worried when I learned you were kidnapped, said, Louise.

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Twenty minutes after Mama Xin hung up the new break caught her attention on the television. The only thing Mama Xin could think of was what if the News was about Leroy and Laura, and what they could be going through in their terrible situation.

The News covered the kidnapping story of Laura being held hostage from her ex-husband, she married him when they were fresh out of high school. He was her high school sweetheart, but the married didn’t last, it went sour a little over a year after they married.

The news explains how the kidnapper held his ex-wife hostage for ransom. He needs money and felt he was not going to allow his ex-wife to live it up in richness while he lives in poverty.

He was unable to get spousal support from her after the divorce. Plus the guy the ex-wife now dating, the ex-husband read in fortune 500 he’s a billionaire, so he kidnapped her and the mother for ransom.

The mother was fortunate enough to be freed a couple days ago, but the Ex-husband the kidnapper was still holding the ex-wife for money as he’s a junkie on crack/cocaine who need money that just got out of jail. He has now been caught but his guy still at large with the ex-wife and boyfriend, He’s now in custody and is headed right back to lock down.

The kidnapping took a wrong turn after the briefcase shown to the abductor was filled with money, but in that one brief moment, the kidnapper was distracted it was switched with one filled with Newspapers.

Before they could leave the driveway the kidnapper held up the bundles of torn up paper asked: “What’s this?” That moment things got a little out of control and the ex-wife and boyfriend drove off afraid the kidnappers would take their life.

Out of the excitement, Mark shouted at his men “You know what the kidnappers will do if they get the money.” The car drove down the driveway toward a dock where there was a lake filled with water.

The car pulled to a halt at the edge of the wharf where Leroy was forced to bring it to a stop. The kidnapper immediately ran to grab the car door open and take hold of him and Laura beginning to drag them toward the water’s edge.

How to Maximize your Space for Big Living in a Tiny House

tiny houseIn the wake of the United States’ economic crisis, many are trying to find a solution to a world of uncertainty; downsizing seems to be the best way to finding any form of a solution.

More and more people are enchanted with the idea of building tiny homes, as others are moving into apartments, condominium or town-homes with small rooms. Living in a tiny home, townhouse, an apartment, or a condo can sometimes mean having to fit many items into rooms too small to hold them all, at first glance.

When placing furniture in a living room most people chose dark furniture because it is design-friendly, but the darkest furniture needs much leg room as they often seem to block passages and take up more floor space than is desirable.

When choosing furniture for a small area, it is best to choose light colors such as cream, white and light blues that make the room seem larger.

When selecting furniture with limited space, we have to pay close attention to the weight and the size of the objects.

The question of how many pieces have legs and how many have a box shape is also an important factor in finding the right furniture.

Believe it or not, how many pieces and the color of the furniture makes a difference: furniture in lighter colors goes further in making your small space feel larger than those in darker colors can.

Most people decorate their living rooms with a combination of box-shaped furniture and furniture with legs, such as a wooden or glass coffee table, two matching end tables, or sofa tables.

However, these all give the appearance of a cramped space, even if the piece itself is rather small. Here are some tips for fitting as much furniture as possible into a tight living room and still getting it to look more spacious:

  • Figure out early what size of furniture is right for the living space you have to work with. Measure the room and the furniture items by hand if you need to; you have to make sure that you will have enough space to move around and fit other objects and other people.
  • Consider lighter colors for the furniture. Darker colors take up the surrounding space, but light colors make any room seem larger.
  • Try to avoid furniture with legs or a box shape. These types of furniture often take up most of the view of the floor, making the room seem smaller.
  • Slim or vertical furniture works best in a small room. Vertical furniture, in particular, will emphasize the height of the room. Furniture that can serve this purpose includes tall corner lamps, shelves, grandfather clocks, jars, and vases.
  • Even if you find a perfectly sized, light colored, slim, vertical piece of furniture, you should still take care to avoid having that perfect piece be a sofa or couch. Sofas and couches are often too big for smaller living rooms. Try substituting in chairs and love seats instead; they can be as comfortable as sofas or couches and save space in your living room at the same time.
  • If you want a coffee table for your room, look for glass instead of wood or other solid material. Glass is effective at reflecting light and allowing light into the living room. More light means that more space can be seen in the room, making it look bigger.
  • Every bit as important as finding the right furniture for the living room is maintaining the tidiness. Objects that are of no use in the room will only create a mess and, even worse, compete with your other furniture for space and with the floor for visibility.
  • Add accessories and decorations to the room. As with the furniture, choosing smaller pieces will allow to you have a higher number of different decorations in the room. It might also be a good idea to put a few fair-sized fixtures in the corners to act as accents, but always take care not to put so many accessories that the room just ends up feeling cluttered.
  • Make sure that the chamber matches. Curtains, throw pillows, rugs, and carpets do not have to be of the same color, but they should at least mesh well with the color of your furniture. A small, elegantly patterned vase might help to accentuate space a bit.

Three ways to make living in a tiny house feel huge and more comfortable!

#1: Sleep in the small bedroom

When most people hear tiny house, they feel it means living cramps up, but the tiny house and small rooms do not say you have to be cramped.

Most tiny homes consist of two bedrooms in which it has one bedroom slightly larger than the other. The biggest room is the “masters,” and the smaller room is for the child, or the guest if the child has moved from home.

You can fit mainly your bed – no room to fit much more so, please avoid the temptations to use it for providing much stuff. Most tiny home’s rooms consist of a hotel like experience.

It is a small room that provide– a space for a bed, two nightstands, lamps, and enough room to spread out the luggage.

The small closet is only big enough for limited clothes, as a matter of fact, because the space is so small; it is a high threshold for clutter if you try forcing much stuff and too many clothes into it.

However, you do not have to give into the clutter of invasion, just use the space just as it is.

 

‘What’s Going on?’

whats-going-on (1)What do, many do when this world has so much going wrong that it no longer feels like home? Where do various people turn when America, a place many have called home for a long time no longer feels like home?

How can people find ‘a peaceful mind’ in a world where some people are wrongfully denied forgiveness and has no dramatically way of changing their life?

What changes America from a place that once brought joy and warmness to many hearts? How can a country turn from a warm, loving, peaceful place to just feel cold and alienated?

There’s an old saying that says, a home is considered where the heart feels most satisfied. Moreover, because so many no longer feel like this world is a place they can call home the utter question is: What’s Going On?’

Some American citizens are giving up their citizenship where many are still holding on to an American passport as they no longer feel like an American. With all that is going on in America today makes many citizens think about moving to the United Kingdom, so the hard question is: What’s Going On?’

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Indeed, many today are facing far more difficult circumstances than the conditions of what most retains before things turned so critical and many are still waiting to see peace as an endpoint, again I ask, What’s Going On?’

As so much development in life-condition change for the worse, many are currently searching for answers to some of the most challenging issues. Some are turning to the political candidate like the house of representative’s members, Senators, Vice President, Mayor, and the President.

I say we should be willing to do what is necessary to bring healing to this nation and to do that we the people need to turn to God by doing what 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV) says, many needs to humble themselves and pray. Turn from their wicked ways. Then will God hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal the land.

With all going on, my main concerns, how can any intelligent American vote and allow a man in office as President like Donald Trump with no Political background who spends too much time twitting and raging when he supposed to care and take care of issues in the world to prevent things from going wrong.

Instead, he’s the exact cause of chaos and the reason why sudden things go wrong. And not to mention the Trump horror of a tax plan he put in place, which is one of the most significant changes that include the worst recession and the most bull wash ever since the Great Depression, I can’t help but ask the question, ‘What’s Going On?’

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The youth violence, burglary, street gangs, drugs, and killing have been a significant concern for years. Except for today with the economy in crisis, and America in need of leaders to have our backs and care to protect the nation, burglary is at the highest rates that robberies take place during the daylight hours.

The gun violence and mass public shooting are on the rise and getting deadlier by the day. And many states are a part of the dangerous trend as there is an essential need for stricter gun laws.

Poverty-stricken people are selling drugs and see it as significantly more of a statistical way to survive; I can’t help but wonder, ‘What’s Going On?

The president’s motives remain unclear to violence, and mass shooting leaves many Americans shaking in fear of being a victim of a mass shooting that some do not feel safe to worship and praise God in the church.

Why on earth should people fear to worship God as the church should be the last place anyone feels afraid for their life. Some do because the mass shooting has happened in several churches already, the big question place in many minds, ‘What’s Going On?’

To surpass it all children shouldn’t have to feel threatened by gun violence in school. The school shooting should have been stopped because a school shooting is an attack on education and is preventing the children from learning.

In 2012, after one of the worst mass gun shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a severe attack claimed the lives of six adults and twenty children, things should have changed.

Instead, Florida School was hit by gunfire where over twelve were injured, three adults died, and fourteen children lost their lives. Again, the question is ‘What’s Going On?’

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Choices Have Consequences: You Get to Make Your Own Choices, But You do not get to choose your Consequences.

choicesMore often than not, it is said that choices have consequences. The big question is; does this assertion stand or hold any essential truth? Well, while we are free to make our own decision, we are not free to control the consequences of our actions. To do something of your own free will, you do it by choice, but if you allow someone to influence you in any way, then your action is not free. While it is established that human beings can think and act freely as reasonable and moral living person, remember everything you do has a result. And the consequences whether good or bad will follow you forever and it also affects everyone in your path.

The choices we make shape us to be unique and set a difference between yourself and everyone else. However, the decisions we make have long-lasting repercussions on our life. Our lives on a daily are a series of choices we’ve been making over a lifetime. We live with those choices for the rest of our lives — and believe me we are free to choose our actions, but we are not free from the consequences of our decisions.

As humans, we have the discretion to choose the way we want to live our life. We were created with a mind free to choose. God created man and woman with the freedom to choose and also gave them the real ability to determine how such daily choices will shape their destiny. This reaffirms that we are free to choose our actions, but we are not free from the consequences of our decisions.

Although so often in life people do not want to be responsible for the choices they make but on the contrary, we must remember we have to create our own experience. … If you do not want to admit that your decisions have real-life consequences; you will get crushed by a giant mischievous called paying the price of lacking to take on responsibility. One of my favorite quotes is “The price of greatness is responsibility” – Winston Churchill. The transition from youth to an adult made us responsivity to be responsible for the choices we make in life. Try to escape from making choices as you might; you cannot avoid the consequences of your decisions, whether you care to admit it your decisions have real-life consequences.

It is upon us to distinguish how we flourish in life. This means, it is essential to attract what you imagine, reflect what you desire, become what you respect and mirror what you admire. God also gave man and woman the ability to think for himself or herself. This is what enables us to separate between what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, we have the opportunity to make choices that genuinely affect our destiny. Remember, we are free to choose our actions, but we are not free from the consequences of our decisions.

We have the power to create and experience the quality of life we truly desire and need. One of the most incredible gifts given to us by God is the authority to choose. Whether we know it or not, we all utilize this power that can be referred to as a “surface level form of power.” With this capability, our choices are founded on many things such as what to do, what to think, whom to marry, what time to go sleep, what television program to watch, where to work, what to eat, whether we live in a home or an apartment, what model of car to drive, what to wear and among others. Now that you have the power to choose, it is essential to remember choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your consequences.

Our ultimate freedom is the right and the power to decide how anybody or anything outside our being will choose or rely on our actions. So often we forget the ability we hold within us to control the path to our efforts. In life, it is all about how the choices we make influence what we become and how the direction of our lives comes down to those choices we make. The journey to tread in our life depends on our preferences because choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your consequences.

Ronald Regan, who is a former President of the United States of America, once said that a mind that is free to choose will always choose peace. However, this does not mean that our choices are limited to a few options, but rather a foundation they depend on a state of mind and the perceived outcomes. Today, people choose different courses of action. What is evil will always be rebutted by what is evil and an act carried out with good intentions will always be rewarded accordingly. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, but the reward for any action will still be in the offing. That’s why choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your consequences.

The man has not always had freedom or freedom to make choices in life. For many years, African-American people lived in slavery longing to be free to make their own decisions. President Lincoln free slavery and gave every man the freedom to make his or her personal choice. With this, the privilege granted to all to make their own decision and act for themselves means to take action to remain free, choose liberty and eternal life through Jesus Christ. Although, some people prefer to stay in the sin of slavery and choose captivity and death, agreeing to the captivity and power of the devil. However, remember, choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your consequences.

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Till Death Do Us Part; A Story of Mystery and Intrigue Part 7

tillIt’s been three days since Leroy received a call for the ransom on behalf of his Mother and girlfriend. For Leroy, life has been full of darkness where every day seems to be a night with no light involved toward bringing the daylights.

It’s hard for Leroy to imagine life without his mother and the love of his life, Laura. Without them both, He feels as if someone is holding a plastic bag over his head determine to smugger him. Feeling as if he had limited air, Leroy pulls open the curtain and window. He sits and waits for the kidnapper to call as his imagination run wild.

Determined not to allow his mind to get the best of him Leroy begin to looks out the window at the neighbor, Ms. Lord. She sits on her front porch. She notices Leroy near the window and waves, but Leroy did not signal back. Wondering if he’s okay, Ms. Lord walked over, across the street rang the doorbell to check on Leroy. Leroy slowly gets up from his seat to walk to the door and answered it.

Ms. Lord is a widow, her husband died a little over a year ago, and she has been waiting for an opportunity to spin Leroy up in her web since she read in Fortune 500, He was a Billionaire.

Ms. Lord keeps her eyes on the house at all times so; she knows Mama Xin is not home, Leroy is alone. She intends to take advantage of Leroy stage of mind. She can tell something is going on, he’s not his self, and she hopes to be the shoulder he can lean on.

Can I come in, said, Ms. Lord? This is not a good time replied Leroy. However, Ms. Lord was not hearing him she steps pass Leroy and sit down on the couch. Leroy closes the door and asks how I may help you.

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Ms. Lord grabs Leroy and sits him close to her. She immediately starts kissing him on his neck. Leroy pushed free of her. She stands up and hops on his lap, pinning him down and ripping his shirt off. The phone rang and Leroy never in his life was so happy to hear a ring that possibly was the worse News of the kidnapping.

Pulling himself free of Ms. Lord, excuse me said, Leroy. He walks over to the end table pick up his phone to answer it. Please, I need to take this call, it’s the important call I have been waiting for. Ms. Lord leaves, Leroy hoped it was the kidnapper telling him where to meet him. But It was Aunt Louise, she asks if it were any words on her sister.

Leroy was so happy to hear from his aunt. Most of all he felt it was the call that saved him from the neighbor who attacks him unexpectedly. Leroy replied I am still waiting for the News. Leroy was so in need of someone to talk to and took advantage of his Aunt being on the phone; she gave him encouraging words. Aunt Louise told Leroy, you are your mama son and you can handle the worse of any situation.

She went on to say, although it may seem as if you don’t know what to do and I am sure this is one of the hardest situations you ever had to endure, you can withstand. When you were a child, I used to tell your mother; you were a child trapped inside an old man’s body because you were so much more mature than your sister Liz, although she is three years older than you.

Leroy shared with Aunt Louise he has not heard from Liz in a little over a year. She married a wealthy movie director and moved away. Liz husband travels a lot producing movie all over the world and Liz goes with him. She even an actress in most of the films he produces.

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Leroy tells Aunt Louise the last he heard Liz and Curtis were in Japan doing a drama that many felt would be a multimillion seller base on the film, King Kong taking over Japan. Curtis is famous for drama and horror movies. Leroy went on to say, and I feel my life consist of drama, maybe one day I can sit down with my brother-in-law and write a movie of my life for him to produce I’m sure all I been through it would be a sellout.

Leroy and Aunt Louise laugh as he shared with her it would be nice to have his sister around to be supportive in one of the worse of time. I believe Liz would want to be around for mother if she knew. Aunt Louise urges Leroy to call Liz and tell her.

 

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Mystery Unraveled; A Honeymoon That Never Was Part 2

Mystery_Unraveled_wide_t_nv1This mystery surrounds one woman who has spent seven years mourning and longing to be with the love of her life, Henry. It tells the ups and downs she endured. Furthermore, when she gives up hopes, he’s alive, she finally receives information from a case she working on that is evidence that He might still be alive.

Although Pasty wants to feel grateful for the information and pray it turns out to be a reality; in a way, she can’t help but feel like life is ruthless, and as if Henry is calling out to her, wanting her to search and find him. Read on.

Seven years have passed since Henry disappeared and Pasty is tired of waiting and hoping He would walk through the door. In truth, she starts to feel if the last six years had been any indication he returns, she holds on to hope and find a way to maintain her faith.

She even takes another look at the clock, but the time is winding down, and Pasty refuses to continue living her life on the edge. Nor does she wish to keep lying to her son he’s away in the military. She feels its time for her to pick up the pieces of what’s left of her life and start living.

Pasty refuses to continue feeling down, depressed, lonely and self-pitying herself. She already wasted too much of her time. She needs something to do; she starts job searching and shortly after she accepted a job as a journalist.

Pasty begins writing ads in the Mystery home Journal assisting people in need of mystery clues, uncovering evidence. She enjoyed spending a lot of her time putting out facts and picking up on the signs that reveal the guilty. She was good at pointing the finger at the right criminal, and people looked to her as the next Nancy Drew.

Writings were Pasty passion, her major, and she holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Although, she loves writing about mystery and revealing the clues and sticking it to the criminal she wanted to help people who heart is aching.

Wanting to do more, Pasty quit her job and begin her own advice column. Pasty enjoyed giving guidance that put a smile on others face and hopes in their heart. Though now and then people would still turn to her when they needed a mystery revealed.

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Moreover, Pasty dreamed of the perfect honeymoon her and Henry would of experience if he returned. Nothing she had foreseen, nothing she could have ever imagined could have brought forth the hurt and pain she experiences when Henry vanishes without a trace.

Also, trying to prevent herself from daydreaming hopeless fantasies of her and Henry she works long hours helping others.

One guy in particular contact Pasty in need of her help. Larry Neal, an airplane pilot who was married but spend a lot of time with one of the flight attendants, has placed himself in the worse position that he doesn’t want to be in. Now, Larry’s life is unraveling. His wife knows he is lying to her. His deception has torn his entire family apart. The flight attendant he has been meeting at the hotel twice a week has vanished and reported missing. Larry is the last person to see her alive, so her family thinks.

And as the police look into Patricia disappearance, suspicion points to Larry. The officers feel in a heated argument Larry killed Patricia and did away with her body. Larry is desperate to clear his name and save his marriage. He contacts Pasty to help him prove he is innocent.

The investigation reveals Patricia the (flight attendant) was blackmailing Larry to continue a relationship with her. He realizes to start sleeping with her was one of the biggest mistakes he could have ever made and He tried to end it.

Pasty so desires to help Larry and at the same time felt it might help her to move on with her life or prevail what happens to Henry. She spends endless time searching and looking for clues as to what happened to Patricia.

Patricia parent was pushing for the death sentencing for Larry and was not pleased that he was out of jail on parole, but without a body and more evidence they were unable to hold Larry.

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Mystery Unraveled; a Honeymoon that Never Was!

mystery 2People usually say that being newlyweds is very enjoying, and the honeymoon that comes into the picture is a sweet and memorable experience of a lifetime. Newlyweds often look forward to their honeymoon since it would be the time for them to experience the highest level of affection. The couple, Patsy, and Henry thought that a honeymoon trip to Mauritius was one of the best things they could ever experience in their life. This is something they had both been planning for a long time.

Henry was a sailor by passion, and he always loved exploring new places. His last voyage before their grand wedding was to prepare for their dream honeymoon destination. This was a year before their marriage. Henry wanted to find the best tourist spots they would visit during their honeymoon trip. However, everything did not happen according to plan. Imagine how it would have felt for your loved one to disappear suddenly despite all the preparations and plans. I can feel the pain and hopelessness that will always be over your head like a dark cloud.

This is a story of a young couple who were about to get married, Henry and Patsy. Getting married is something they had both been looking forward to, and their dream honeymoon destination was Mauritius. Just a year before their grand wedding, Henry decided to sail ahead to the beautiful island of Mauritius to prepare for their dream honeymoon trip to the island. However, until the present, Patsy, despite all hopelessness, is still waiting to see and be with the love of her life, Henry. Where could Henry be? No news or phone calls. The search for Henry by the government resulted in no information regarding his whereabouts or condition, and Patsy is profoundly depressed. Is there any end in sight to this mystery? Read on.

The five years that have passed without Henry has been excruciatingly painful and unacceptable to Pasty. Every day, she wakes up to pray and seeks solace from close friends, families, and relatives, but no news has ever informed her regarding the whereabouts of Henry. Pasty and Henry had been planning their marriage since their college days. They both knew; nothing in this world would make them feel so complete, happy and satisfied in achieving their goals together.

For Patsy, it has been lonely and endless moments of pain, but she still waited for each new day to see or hear from her loved one again. Agony and intolerability have been the result of each passing day since the day Henry sailed forth to Mauritius. The thought of Henry would always remind her of the sweet memories they had spent together and especially during their college days. “I do not know where to start, but the search for my husband has been a painful experience and especially now that, his son and only child John is old enough to start going to school said, Patsy. She wishes she could hit the reset button and start over.

On that fateful day when Henry left for Mauritius, they made love, “I am always scared, I spend my days crying, hoping and wishing to see him again “narrates Patsy.” The only thing I do not want to think is the possibility of never seeing him again “she asserts. Henry and Patsy began dating back in college. According to many, they were naturally meant for each other. They complemented each other in many ways and were destined to get married and live a happy life together.

To this day, Henry body was nowhere to be found, and self-destruction seemed unlikely. Pasty waits, hoping to uncover the mystery in the disappearance of her love, as it aches her heart every day. “It has been five years since I bid him goodbye with a hug, assuming he would return soon for our wedding,” says Patsy amid sobs. This is probably the worst experience anyone sincerely in love can go through. They had been talking on the phone until the time Henry wished her goodnight. That was the last word she ever heard from her man. She wanted to settle down and have beautiful children together, but life can be ruthless and ruin a beautiful dream that was blossoming into a full flare of happiness and love.

There have been mind-boggling stories of mysterious disappearances of planes, ships, sailors, and even divers with no trace of their whereabouts. While some have been found kidnapped or killed, however, for Patsy, it has been years of agony and a story that still doesn’t have an ending. The government had deployed its navy to search for the lost citizen in the raging waters of the Indian Ocean but still no trace. He never drowned in the vast waters of the Ocean. His boat was found docked along the Beach of Mauritius Island, and this finding has complicated the search for Henry.

This sounded more perplexing than fiction and perhaps a complicated situation with no sensible approach. According to the authorities, families, friend, and relatives, Henry anchored safely on the coastline of Mauritius but what remains a mystery is his whereabouts for over five years with no trace. Records indicate that he had checked into one of the hotels on the day of his arrival but what had happened after that? No one knows where he could have gone the following day when he woke up. He loved sailing and fishing a lot. Being a sailor always means to be on the go too far lands and islands. It is always about discovering new places.

While the search for a missing sailor continues, for Patsy, it is a wait and watches the scenario. Patsy believes that Henry is still in the woods of Mauritius, or perhaps towards the south where he had been stuck in a place with no network to enable him to communicate with the people back home. It is hard to guess mainly because sailors love to do many things, like fishing. Discovery is always a top priority, and just like the ones who sailed many centuries ago and came back with the news of new finds and artifacts.

Back home, Henry had sired a baby boy whom Patsy named John. Five years is a long time, and John has reached the age of attending kindergarten. He began asking his mom about the whereabouts of his dad. It is probably one of the most difficult things to explain and especially to a boy of John’s age. At the age of five to ten, children tend to be curious and inquisitive. This is something Patsy finds challenging to cope with and sometimes get furious about. The only thing she tells John is that his father has gone on a long journey and would soon be back. Sometimes it forces her to hide herself in agony as the wait is too agonizing, and she does not want her only child to know about it. The memories of Henry keep lingering in Patsy’s mind, and the presence of a son they have together reminded her so much of her loved one.

Patsy expected that Henry would be away for only four months. However, it took longer, and Patsy began to worry. He had not sent her an email, and the only phone call she received was on the fateful day Henry left. In the fifth month, Patsy, could not bear it anymore. There was no news about Henry. The story about Henry being gone went viral. A search was organized with the assistance of the government. While some claimed he could have probably never sailed, others said he crossed over to Mauritius. Every day for about one year, print and broadcast media ran the story and pictures of Henry. They even published the sufferings of the lonely wife waiting for him. It was the talk of the town. It was a tense year for both the families of Henry’s and Patsy’s. Hopes of ever finding Henry dwindled among many, including the government until the search was closed after one and a half years. The press interviewed Patsy, and each media house, both broadcast, and print had their own account, analysis, and approach of the story.

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Till Death Do Us Part; A Story of Mystery and Intrigue Part 6

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Mama Xin visits her husband’s grave. She always goes to see Him and talks with him when she feels stressed and has to make decisions. She still gets insight when she speaks to Him; she talks to Him about Leroy is in the hospital fighting for his life.

Mama Xin expresses how Leroy did what he always set out to do from a little boy, and that becomes rich. And most of all how he would be so proud of Him for his hard worked, and he so deserves it.

Our son was put in the hospital, and nobody knows what happened or who did it, but I am almost sure it was a greedy person in chase of His money. I want to make sure they don’t succeed in their plans. Everything rests on my shoulder, and I must admit I feel a little over my head in the chaos.

Roy was Mama Xin dead husband, He was an FBI agent who was good at cracking any case, and he always brought his work home and shared his insight with Mama Xin. They would sit and talk for hours at a time. Mama Xin would help him solve the case. He died of a stroke from dedication and working too many long hours. Not knowing when to stop and take care of himself, He spends thirty-three years as an agent.

When Mama Xin speaks to Him in the grave, it’s the same similar situation to her. In her mind, she can hear him replying to her, and they talk over a critical condition and finds a solution.

It’s as if Mama Xin can hear her husband saying to her, “Baby go home, relax and do something to settle your mind the person meant to help you will come to you and will be concerned about our son.” You will know them when they come, and you will know how to ask and accept their help.

You have always been someone who can go beyond preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge. You help me solve the worst of crimes, and you will succeed in helping Leroy. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it, don’t worry, but support and revenge our son.

After leaving the grave, Mama Xin didn’t feel so torn. By the time she made it home, she felt better and had insight as far as what she wanted to do. Although Roy is gone, Mama Xin still feels he knows how to lift her spirit from the grave.

She decided she wants a fresh start and she wants to begin by redecorating different rooms in her home. Mama Xin wishes to start with Leroy’s room. She searched and read reviews; then she calls a decorator from the yellow pages. Laura Baldwin was the young lady Mama Xin choose to redecorate her home. When Laura agreed to accept the job, she had no idea whatsoever she was decorating the guy’s mother’s house; she had the hots for since high school

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The next day as Laura enters the room to begin decorating, she notices a picture on the dresser that caught her attention. She asks Mama Xin who is this on this picture? She replied that’s my son. Leroy. Laura’s mouth flew open. She said, ma’am, I heard and seen on the news your son in the hospital fighting for his life, I am sorry, how is he doing? Mama Xin replied, “He strong and a fighter like his mother and I know he will get better.” We have been friends since High School, and He’s in my prayers, said, Laura.

Laura also shared with Mama Xin she used to work as a business attorney because it’s what her mother’s desire for her life, but decorating was her passion. She wanted to fill her desire so, she quit as an attorney and started her own decorating company.

Mama Xin knew immediately after speaking with Laura her prayers were answered. She asks her could she get her legal opinion on a business matter Laura was more than happy to help.

Mama Xin shares with Laura that the company stands a chance of a hostile takeover. Laura talked to Mama Xin about the staggered board of directors, a supermajority, Dual-class stock, and the golden parachute and She explains each one to her. Laura asks Mama Xin, who’s the company owners? Mama Xin replied, “My son,” but I need to make decisions on his behalf while he is unable to do so. Mama Xin shared as to why she needed help. Laura said, “We have work to do.” They begin putting together a plan on how to save the company.

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Laura knew they had to make the best and wise decision to place the company back into good standing. The first thing she did was check out the attorney over the business because money changes the most loyal person if they, not a right doing person and no one checking behind them. Laura also took the time to do a background check on the buyer to determine if it’s in the company best interest to allow Him to invest in the company by purchasing Lloyd and Evan shares.

Laura even hires a new producer to develop all the content necessary to carry out successful shows. Things were beginning to fall back into place. Laura and Mama Xin were becoming closer; she loves spending time with her. They would visit Leroy together and make sure he had whatever he needs.

Although the attorney was doing his job for the company, Mama Xin fired him and hired Laura to work as the attorney until Leroy well enough to make others plan. Laura did not know who Cliff was so he slips through the peephole and purchase Lloyd and Evan shares of the company through his buddy, Norman. He represented Cliff so well.

When Leroy was stable and better, Mama Xin shares with Him all Laura did to assist her. Leroy was so grateful and thank Laura for all her help. He talked to Mama Xin about His ex-buddy and told her as conniving as Morgan was, I used to think He genuinely appreciated me as a friend, but I found out he saw the potential in me for what it was, ‘his meal ticket to the big times.’ Had I seen Morgan for the con he was then and only then would I have seen the betrayal before it took place.

Leroy did not know at that time that Morgan was only half of his problem, He had an additional issue waiting to happen. Cliff was already working toward making sure one thing happens. They take over the company by making Leroy look dishonest. Cliff felt it would work to his advantage if he can make Leroy look the same way his other three business associates was which is dishonest.

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‘One Moment In Time’

backgroundEach time that I’m blessed to see a new day and to overcome different trials present me with an opportunity to look forward to the day when I can look back on life’s challenges and smile through my worry and gather strength from my pain. Gaining life’s experience are what makes life fascinating; overcoming challenges is what makes life significant and that one moment in time is what will free me to break these shackles from my feet that are holding me down. I will be my authentic self to realize wake up and recognize I am no longer distress; I can listen to my true self over my ego when they don’t agree.

As we are all aware of the fact that we have only one life to live and we should do our best to live it to the fullest. Start by understanding the things we endure in this world is temporary. Whether you are experiencing a good or bad life each is temporary, so, when you are living your best life enjoy it. Moreover, when life is challenging you and makes you feel you at your worst, don’t allow the trials to get the best of you, know you will get through it. There is a lesson in the tests you are going through as life is full of ups and downs, understanding the entire worth of your hardships is the key to appreciating and overcoming adversity.

 

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

 

This world consists of so many trials until it’s hard to find the right moment to relax, let the stress go, and live in the moment. Life isn’t always beautiful; in fact, sometimes life is just plain hard. Furthermore, we’ve all had bad days (and maybe even years) where trouble just seems to follow us. For that reason, we need a break, where life leads us away from all problems to the Happily ever after time. Where it’s okay for us to be human with no expectation and no obsessing to be love, but proceed to ensure you enjoy being in the moment, so every second count rather than trying to be validated from those around you.

I’ve had long seasons of life where I felt as if it weren’t for bad luck, I could live that moment in time where I get to be me. Days where I can enjoy that great moment in time that releases me from struggles, getting knocked down and have the wind knocked out of me, transform me where I can be the best I can be. Every day consisted of the beautiful sunshine and NO rains or winter days. A moment in time that will change my lives forever where my best days repeat, and I could make time stand still. Then I know I can live this glorious moment forever.

Do you know how damaging it can be to have so much wrong going on in one person’s life? Though, bad things happen, unfortunate things can happen to anyone. Cruel stuff like getting an injury on the job and it, not your fault but to be treated as if it is. Betrayal from friends and loved ones. Things that bad for your mood like the car breaking down at the worst moment, bills due and not enough money to pay them all. Even more unwanted things like lying awake for most of the night full of thought when you need to be sleeping and losing the love of your life to death where it’s hard to know how to continue living; all these trials make the person experience these challenges desperate for just one moment in time.

When I speak of that one moment in time, I am talking about that moment where you are the ultimate winner, the shining star, someone who knows how to seize that one moment in time. A time where everything is going your way, and nothing and no one on this Earth can affect or take that achievement away from you. It’s your moment to share with the world what you capable of doing. Moreover, stop putting others over yourself, but to know how to love where you can wear the crown (and forget about the enemies) and most importantly, to live that moment you are qualified to experience. Lastly. It’s your time to deliver and share with everybody your one rare moment you are born to carry out.

For me, one of those moments that went against me is helping and trust the wrong person who was out to destroy me as I build them up to attempt to do just that. However, there is no challenge strong enough to ruin a person who desires to overcome the worst life offer and always look at the positive side of what life brings their way. To some, it would be easy to hate a person with such a toxic behavior, but as for me, I believe hate and anger are emotional parasites that will destroy a person and their happiness in life.

After such an awful experience, to have an opportunity to experience that one moment in time sounds enchanting, doesn’t it? Yes, I would say, it does. It would be magical and a dream come true for a person that genuinely need that one moment in time. But we all know that magic does not exist, but in the literary sense, because to anyone who’s ever had that “one moment in time,” it usually comes in the form of something like a fairy-tale-written to enjoy and maybe cry as you watch it played out on the big screen. Although I must admit, some peoples have a rag to riches story that could be considered as that “one moment in time,” it was produced of hard-work, perseverance, and dare I say, endurance. A “one moment in time,” where they have the power to take full control of their life.

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