I know we are all a little nervous about this virus called “swine flu”. I am getting updates from the CDC and watching the news closely. So far it has not come to Georgia but it has moved to several other states. Here are the states so far according to the CDC:
Texas 16 with one death reported
If you click on this link, you can get updates from the CDC and sign up for any updates. We do not need to be panicked but be on guard. I pray over us everyday and we are vigilant about washing our hands or using hand sanitizer.
Here is more information on the swine flu.
My baby is having surgery tomorrow, April 28th. Please keep her and all of us in your prayers. I am still waiting for them to call and give me the time of her surgery but I am getting as much stuff done here as I can. It is hard seeing your children go through surgery but this is supposed to make her better. I am nervous but I have peace.
Bea Arthur famous for Dorthy on the Golden Girls and Maude died in her home today at the age of 86. I was saddened by this news. I love the Golden Girls. It was so funny. I used to watch this show with my Nana when I would stay with her. Here is a more on Bea Arthur’s death from TMZ.com
I love this guy, Zo, in the youtube video. I encourage you to watch it because this is what the tea parties are all about not about being racist. It was conservatives, independents and liberals. Some of these people even voted for Obama . They are opposing big Government and spending. All the pork that is being added to these bills that get passed within a few days that the lawmakers don’t even read. It is about spending our grandchildren’s future away. You cannot spend your way out of a recession/depression. Ask Japan!! People have had enough!
Pastor Dennis Rouse preached on Evidence: Signs of the times part 2. We no longer attend Victory but I still listen to Pastors sermons and read their blog. It is an awesome ministry but we felt God was moving us on. Our new church is much closer to our home and we are already starting to make friends.
Anyway, click here to listen and read Pastor Dennis’ message on Evidence.
I know this is a hot topic making headlines everywhere but I had to give my opinion on this one. I applaud Miss California for sticking to her guns and giving an honest answer. I think she could have said it a little better but the fact she stayed true to who she is, is note worthy. I think judges who have an agenda should leave it at the door. It is one thing to mark her down for her answer but to call her a derogatory name and bash her the way Perez did on his blog is absurd.
I am so sick of you must be politically correct and not true to who you are. As you will see in this link, our own President said he believed marriage is between a man and a woman.
Miss California said to Matt Lauer, ” I wasn’t politically correct, I was Biblically correct.” She went on to say this was a test for her. No matter what the cost she was standing up for her principles and beliefs. It cost her the Miss USA crown but God has something so much bigger then this.
I believe she is a role model whether you agree with gay marriage or not. I say this because I want my children to stand up for their beliefs no matter what situation you are in. What is the point of believing in something if you are going to lie when you are questioned about it.
I don’t want a Miss USA who is a political robot. We have enough of those in Washington. I want Miss USA to believe in what she is saying. I think it is disingenuous to think otherwise!
I like this show. I can relate more to them then Jon and Kate because they seem more real. What I mean by that is Jon and Kate are always going on trips and outings that most of the families in America cannot afford. I am sure this family will at some point have the resources to also take trips but for right now they are a lot like my family. The cook spaghetti and cupcakes and haves issues with their kids that most of us deal with. They have 10 kids but it just seems normal for them. Some of these other shows with multiple children, the families seem a little nuts or not in reality. This family just seems a lot more like us. They are very loving family yet their kids also have those sibling moments.
I wish this family all the best and I love it!
In Celebration of Earth Day, Jon and Kate had a special episode devoted to them going green. I actually liked this episode. Jon and Kate put solar panels on their roof and special lighting for the driveway.They also had Maddie and Cara help build a recycled wood picnic table for the family. I loved that the kids were given a chance to help.
I also liked how they broke the price down and all the tax breaks you get from doing this. I did not realize they can last up to 50 years. It was a very educational show to say the least. I learned something which is always good.
Even my hubby liked it. He does not like the show normally because of the way Kate speaks to the Jon and he feels their kids are exploited, but he actually liked this particular episode and so did I.
I heard this story on the view about Sally Quinn and her son Quinn Bradlee who was told he would never walk, talk and would need to be institutionalized. He is now the author of this amazing book called A Different Life. He is living on his own with a few other guys and lives next door to his parents.
This is such an inspiring story for those who contemplate abortion due to a child given a poor outcome, and also for those who have children with disabilities that you can overcome. I love these stories of hope. It makes me thankful for my blessings and that I can also endure this race called life.
Thank you Quinn Bradlee for giving us all hope! Thank you to Sally Quinn and her husband for never giving up on their son. What an amazing story of love and promise!
This goes back to my motto that you have to be an avocate for your child. If you aren’t, then who will be. If she had listened to the doctors and therapists, this book would never have been written. There is so much potential in children even with disabilities. Never underestimate a child!