Thank You Mom and Dad.


I am feeling so blessed in this moment. Firstly, I really hope they don’t mind me putting all of this out there but, they truly make me so proud to call them my parents.

My mother and father have been divorced since I was 12 years old. They used to not speak to each other, at all. Tomorrow, my mother and father will be leaving for vacation together. Not as a romantic venture but, instead, as great friends.

I can not even express in words how amazing of people that they are. To have gone through so much, and now, have overcome it all. To be able to be friends with someone like that. To me that is truly amazing. I must say, as far as role models go, myself and my future children have really hit the jackpot. They are not perfect people but, they have overcome and accomplished so much more than most have to withstand in life.

And on top of this all off, they shine forgiveness and humbling vibes. I hope I can be half the parents, that mine are today. I feel so blessed to have my family back together. Not “together” in the traditional way. But, I do believe that is why it works so incredibly well, for us.

Thank you Mom and Dad. For, not only, being amazing parents and people in general; but, for being so strong, brave, and true- for me, and for yourselves.

Thank you both for everything you do. Thank you both, for our family.

What Are We Arguing Over Again?


I always see people on my social media arguing over things such as God, politics, if people should be saying the pledge, things of that nature.  Some people, for some reason, always think that they are correct and that it is their personal duty to convince everyone that they know,of that fact.

Would you like to know what I think?

Firstly, I do not think that the problem is, people believing in God.  Nor, do I think that the problem is some people’s lack of a belief in God. (That in, no way, mean that they don’t believe in a higher power at all.  It simply means that their high power, may have a different name, or possibly a different story.)  I don’t think different political views is the real issue either.  And, I certainly do not think that the real issues, is if your kids should or should not say the pledge in school.

What I do think, is- a person has the right to choose if they do or do not believe in the same God as you.  I believe that everyone has the right to their own political views, and their views on damn near everything.  I also think that every child/person, should have the right to pledge an allegiance to their flag.  I also believe that they have the right to not participate in that act.  One person choosing not to participate, does not, and should not, somehow cancel out another person’s right to do so.

 

What I truly believe that the problem is..is that some people (ok, most people), for some reason, have this idea that everything they believe and act on IS the right thing to do.  That is wrong.  Just because, it may be right for you, does not make it right for someone else.  People are entirely too concerned with what others do/believe, and with trying to convince other’s that they are wrong if they don’t practice the same.  in all actuality, there would be far less problems/arguments, if we stopped worrying about trivial things, like these.

 

You are arguing over something, for nothing.  Practice what YOU believe.  That is your right.  By practicing this right, you should realize that you are not the only one that is entitled to it.  Let other’s practice what they believe in.  Basically, worry about yourself and stop worrying about other’s, that affect your life in no way.  That is just selfish.

 

You do not need a bible, a president, or a well written oath to have MORALS. (I am in no way, putting these previously mentioned things down.  I am simply saying that, we do not all have to agree perfectly on each and every one, in order to be able to tell the difference between right and wrong.)  You should already know the difference between right and wrong.)  You should know the difference between right and wrong, and install that into your children.

 

If we all know that is is wrong to steal, kill, etc., then why the heck are we all arguing about each other’s thoughts and ideas?  When i the last time that you saw a bible walk over and steal a hundred-dollar bill?  When is the last time that the pledge of allegiance picked up a hand gun and shot someone?

 

Exactly.

“Am I Enough?”


This is beautiful

Barren to Beautiful

This week my husband walks in the door after a long day at work to find: dishes piled in the sink, laundry all over the living room, the beef for dinner still in a frozen block, and me…looking like Frump Queen. He is gracious. And tells me to take a nap. I instantly obey. (Inwardly rejoicing.) And while I am sleeping for 45 minutes, he manages to clean the whole house…while watching our daughter. (A feat I clearly was incapable of accomplishing today. Many days.)

One part of my feels grateful the house is clean. I can relax now, right? But the other (bigger) part of me feels guilty and defeated. He just worked the whole day at his job, and then came home and did mine, too. Isn’t this why I am staying home? 

Every day I have this desire to accomplish something. But every day it feels I accomplish nothing. I…

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