Friday, February 27, 2009

The legacy of Our Clan

What an insight to human nature the funeral was in San Antonio. Found out what an amazing man Dan was.

Got to see families in action that we hadn't seen in years. The amazing part was that as much as they would not like me to say it, there was a tremendous similarity in generations. Each generation still has their own issues, insights and comments but are all alike. As we had once said, we will do things different than our parents, I know the younger generation would like to think that they had a heads up on us, but after listening to their conversations and comments, I don't think that the proverbial acorn falls too far from the tree. History has found itself repeating over and over again in similar manner and as we found will find itself cloned in history from their generation and repeated in that of their children who will say the exact same thing in years to come, but with a little added twist to their version.

Closeness (which is yet to be discovered) is remaining tied to the family no matter what the issue, no matter who it is and honoring Ione and Sam no matter what, that insight comes "not" with just new discovery and excitement at times, but with age and time and wisdom of having been through it. That is something you can not share (because it's not something that anyone want to hear at this time) but it is true pearls of wisdom that is a prophecy that we have lived and will be fulfilled in the next generation.

It was pure deja' vu several times too when I heard their interpretations and perception of things which were just like our generation, just different word. We wanted to do things different than our parents, but we repeated so much and turned out to be them in so many ways. And the true reality is that I know they will and their children and those children will repeat similar history and human nature. It's inherited.

Some do not have siblings close in location and don't have the bond of closeness to them, but have now reached out instead to the cousins and that is such a good thing to see.

We are afterall, the Hozman clan and how can we be any different.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Guestbook-Please sign in to the guestbook even if you don't do a picture.

My nephew Dan aka "Hozy"

2/23: Update:
I would be so remiss if I didn't have you read and follow some of the families wonderful comments and love of Dan...the links are under blogs that I am following on the right.
My niece - Tina (CeCe's daughter): My Special Blend
My nephew - Sam (Tom's son): Wanderings of the mind
My precious cousin - Karyn (Lolly's daughter): The Teakettle Corner

Each one has touched me so much by comforting, bringing tears of joy and sadness and by the tremendous amount of love our family has.

2/22: Update:
I am so amazed at my nephew how many lives that he touched during his short life and the blogs with the comments that are being posted. He touched so far more lives than I could have ever imagined. What an awesome tribute to an even more fabulous young man.

A friend of Dan's, Erin, from Tecaboca contacted me today and shared this picture and also shared that "he had such a huge impact on so many people". What an awesome testimony to his life.

2/21: Update
We will be going to the memorial services for him Tuesday evening in Kerrville, Tx. and than the funeral on Wednesday afternoon.
Again, Thank you so much to all of you. We so appreciate you!

2/20 Update:
It's with a very heavy heart that I'm updating you today. I got the call from my brother as we were leaving town to go down to see my nephew that he, Dan, had passed away. He lost the battle that he had tried so hard to fight. There was so much damage and bleeding inside of him that it was too much for him to continue to fight against. My brother and his family and all of my family want to thank each of you for your prayers and heartfelt concern during this time. It helped make it easier to know that Dan was welcomed with open arms into heaven today. We appreciate each of you so much and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers and thoughts and kind words.

As of today they had cleaned up the infection that was destroying his body, his fever is down and no more seizures as of yesterday morning. He's still on dialysis and the liver has stopped functioning. The pelvis and leg are shattered but he's had so many surgeries they are holding off on that until the infection is under control for awhile longer. They don't know about bleeding on the brain but think that is under control for now. He is not conscious but is holding on. Thank you for the prayers and please keep them coming. Will keep everyone updated.

My nephew Dan (31) is not doing well after his car accident on Feb 3. Got the call last night from the family that he may not make it through the night. Keep the prayers going for him. Will keep the posts updated.

Prayer Pictures, Images and Photos

Dan with his girlfriend Megan:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Flashing polka dots!

The furbutts got groomed and than a friend, Rita, and her pom, Mia.......gave the kids new outfits............could not pass up the opportunity to show them off. Saw flashes of polka dots all day long. Bindi had a polka dot jacket with pink and two pink bows in her hair..........they're now ready for their valentine party...think the girls will go wild over the boys and the boys will go wild over Bindi? Love the polka dots.............

1. Scooter and Spencer in front with Sloan in the back.
2. Sam, Sloan, Bindi, Spencer and Scooter on the arm of the couch.
3. Same order
4. Bindi showing off her jacket with her new pink bows over each ear.