Today the phone rang at 6AM. Ohhh...who could be calling before my alarm...how rude! We didn't catch the main phone but within a few seconds my husband's cell began to ring. Then my cell began to ring. What was this conspiracy to wake me up eary? When I answered my cell I quickly found out the school was testing a new automated information system. Due to the high winds with corresponding low wind chills and white-out conditions, school was cancelled. Wow! A real snow day. No work for me...hurray! Laying around doing nothing...I really could have done a ton today but I sat and watched Little House on the Prairy all day. :) So here I am at almost 5 pm and the natives are growing restless. Crying and fighting and whining. The wind is blowing and the snow is building a giant drift across our road and driveway. It is too cold for the kids to play outside. I think this snow day thing is overrated! :) I think a family movie complete with popcorn will be in order tonight. I will enjoy the routine tomorrow of getting the kids out the door to school and then heading out to work.
I am very happy to see an African American as president. What an amazing day in history to see our country finally break through the race barriers and treat men of different races as equal. If for nothing else then that reason, I celebrate your election into the highest office on our country. Once people argued that "black" people were not equal and shouldn't be given the same rights as white folk. They were property....the same as pets or farm animal. Mr. President, thank you for putting that prejudice hopefully to rest.
That said Mr. President, I am very concerned about you as my President. I find that the wonderful freedoms in our country...the freedom to life, liberty, and happiness are still in jeopardy. Some are being persecuted daily with the same arguments that your people were once persecuted. The arguments that they are not real people ring out loud and clear... that they are just property...that they are only important if they are wanted...that they are just a choice. They are the unborn. They are being exterminated at an alarming pace. Almost 4000 babies are aborted daily in our country alone. Did you know that black children are aborted at over 3 times the rate of white children? Does that surprise you at all? Do you care? Did I just hear that you lifted the ban on funding abortions in foreign countries today by an executive order? That you support Roe Vs. Wade? That you might sign a Freedom Of Choice Bill which would then allow abortions throughout pregnancy and even partial birth abortion? Why would you of all people...you who have known persecution...you who profess to be a Christian...choose to support the destruction of children throughout the world?
Mr. President...it has been only days since your inauguration. People are singing your praises and looking to you as our "Savior." There is only one Savior, Mr. President, and it is not you. It is the one you say you believe in. He is Jesus our Lord. How could you in good conscience be a part of allowing children to be murdered if you truly serve our Lord. How could you choose to purposely write into law things that violate every belief that we as Christians hold dear?
I will pray for you each day Mr. President. I will pray that God's will be done through you, in you, and to you. It is better that a millstone be tied around your neck and you be cast into the sea then for you to lead one child astray. You are the physical leader of our country. Many look to you as an example. Many will believe what you say and want what you want. Please make wise choices. Please make Godly choices. May you come to truly know our Lord and live for Him each day.
For anyone interested in the reality of abortion in our country today check out the following link. If you want facts and truth this is a great site.
I was visiting the blog of my dear sister, Terry, and she had a meme posted. Because the picture she posted was the best and cutest ever...I am very biased here since they are of my daughter so do go check them out at http://tsduff.blogspot.com/ )...I decided to play along. Terry didn't tag anyone and neither will I; however I would encourage anyone to play along if they should so desire. The rules are as follows:
Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
Select the 4th picture in the folder.
Explain the picture.
Tag four people to do the same.
No Cheating (cropping, editing, etc.)
So what picture did I find in my fourth file in my number four picture spot?.....
This is a picture of my dear Joshua's headstone. The inscription on the front says, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
This side of the stone had Joshua's picture added to it between the dates after we took this photo. He was an adventurer at heart and we believe he is onto his greatest adventure with our Lord in eternity. :) We still miss him daily and look forward to our reunion with him in Heaven.
Do you ever have times when you just can't seem to get motivated to post anything? I feel bad for all of my blog buddies who expect to see something new and exciting and just find the same post from Christmas! But here I am...back again. :)
What is new and exciting in the Heyer household? Hmmmmm. Well, besides mulitple trips to the emergency room with my husband for migrains and medication reactions (that is another story), battling bickering children and then praising them for honor rolls and special activities, and of course missing Joshua each day, I have been accepted into an RDMS program. That stands for Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The program will help get me ready to take the registry exam for obstetric and gynecological ultrasound. I am excited about the program.