faithfamilyfearlessness

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Taking a Stand January 31, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Inspirational,Interracial,Life,Marriage,Parenting,Racism,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 9:55 pm

I’m not usually one to write political blogs,
But today something has definitely lit my fire.

Planned Parenthood has countless Americans fooled.
People genuinely believe that they are this wonderful, non-profit organization whose goal is make women’s lives better and provide healthcare for low income women.
Is this the truth?
Absolutely not.
Their staff is trained to do whatever it takes to get and keep a client,
To have them buy birth control and then when the birth control doesn’t work to come to them for their abortions.
Something that has always interested me is the way it was founded.
A notorious racist and white supremacist who Planned Parenthood to this day trumpets as a crusader for women’s rights.
Her goal was for racial purification, ya know, just like Hitler.
Some of her most shocking quotes are found here.
And the sad thing is, these were published works.
She was a sick, twisted individual and the organization she founded is a perfect extension of her.

Today, it seems the entire nation is literally split in half.
Pro-Choice people are outraged and Pro-Life people are overjoyed.
Why all the fuss?
Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for fraud,
And for mismanagement of federal grants meant for healthcare being illegally put towards abortions instead.
The Susan G. Komen foundation has a strict policy that they do not donate towards any organization under any type of investigation by local, state of federal law enforcement.
Because of this investigation SGK has chosen to end its partnership with PP.

I am strongly Pro-Life.
I believe that every child deserves the right to live,
Regardless of the circumstances of their conception.
And so I personally am thrilled by this announcement.
People are angry, spewing hateful, horrible things about the organizations decision.
I think they made a good choice.
An organization being investigated for fraud should NOT continue to receive millions of dollars in tax payers money and American citizens donations.
It’s unthinkable.
This is the first in hopefully, many other organizations steps in the right direction.
The funds they would have sent to Planned Parenthood can now go towards other organizations who can help low-income women without an agenda.
Because let’s face facts, Planned Parenthood does NOT have the best interests of women in mind.
A prime example of this is with the video busts
made last year at Planned Parenthoods on the east coast.
They have been reprimanded numerous times for covering up incest, statutory rape and rape all in the name of abortion on demand.
It’s sick and twisted.
There are no repercussions for their behavior,
For their beliefs that all that matters are the bonuses they receive for preforming abortions.
I cant understand how people so openly support them and their cause when it is so damaging emotionally and physically to women.

I’m glad that there are still organizations in this country with moral conscience.
That people still have a heart and believe in something more than “choice.”
I am so glad someone has the guts to stand up to the corruption and evil that planned Parenthood so vaguely masks.

I don’t understand how people can be so naive to believe if they are defunded that low income women wont get healthcare anymore.
There are hundreds of thousands of clinics and hospitals who would benefit tremendously from any of the donations that Susan G. Komen now has at their disposal and who would actually HELP women, not hurt them.
The corruption has to end, and as long as we continue to give them money, it never will.

Because in the search for finding a cure,
We must put our trust in reputable organizations who value life and love women and families.
We must give our money to organizations who will do whatever they can to help people,
Not just make money.
I know I will be supporting Susan G. Komen, I hope you will too.

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Blessing 31: Choices

-I’m so grateful my mom made the right one.

 

Only 200 Days… January 30, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Inspirational,Interracial,Life,Marriage,Parenting,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 11:36 pm

Today marks 200 days until I am no longer pregnant.
Now, I know what you are thinking,
Can this chick talk about ANYTHING else?
But the truth is, there is not a whole lot else on my mind.
When every minute is a battle to keep whatever small amount of anything in my stomach,
ALL I am thinking is, yes, the end of this road.
Mel and I have talked a great deal about whether or not we want this baby to be our last.
Four is, after all, a nice even number.
And on one hand I think, yay! no more nausea and labor pains!
But then I remember the tiny pink thing so innocent and perfect,
That first cry and those amazing first moments.
Will this really be the last child I breastfeed?
Will this really be the last baby I feel moving in my womb?
Its a strange thing to think about,
And it feels so permanent and monumental.
Jury is still out a little I guess,
All though being finished might be less enticing if I could eat anything.
200 more days…
We have some thinking to do.

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Blessing 30: That to every struggle there is a reward, every valley has a mountain top, every trial has a purpose.

 

11 Weeks And Counting January 29, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Inspirational,Life,Marriage,Parenting,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 11:16 pm

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This is what our baby looks like right about now.
4 CM. long and growing more and more every day,
It’s so crazy.
Even though this weekend, like most lately,
Seems to be me exhausted and trying to recoup from the rest of the week,
It’s so comforting to have a little visual of my sweet little angel.
So precious,
And so exciting.
Even as I watch my three little men running (and crawling) around I see how incredibly unique they are,
And every day I fall in love with them all over again.
I can’t wait to meet our newest addition and discover the person he or she will become.
Well, Mama needs some rest.
:+:Goodnight:+:

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Blessing 29: Reminders
-Sometimes subtle, and sometimes blatant, but always serving the purpose of getting us back on track and our focus wherever it needs to be.

 

Ode to Food January 28, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Inspirational,Life,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 10:06 pm

We used to be the best of friends,
Inseparable, you and I.
You used to bring me so much joy,
Every day was a new adventure.
Now all my stomach feels is empty,
And all you do is make me ill.
I hate this feeling of misery,
I hate feeling so helpless.
You used to bring so much spice to life,
And now all you bring is pain.
I am starting to hate you,
Slowly but surely,
Growing more and more miserable each day.
But still I know someday,
We will reunite.
Because like it or not I need you,
Like I need each breath of life.
So tonight I will go to bed miserable,
Trying not to dwell on the past,
And of all the good memories you and I had
Before morning sickness set in.

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Blessing 28: Food
-And even when I hate it, I am glad I always have it

 

Hmmm January 27, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Life,Marriage,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 11:23 pm

Laying on the couch with my dear Amanda and Kendra,
Watching a chick flick and enjoying life.
The only thing that would make it better is if my hubby were here to snuggle me.
The Y closed an hour ago so he should be back soon.
Although, he is with my little brother and they do tend to get into all kinds of trouble,
So who knows.
And he forgot his phone,
So that makes things more interesting.
Lets take bets on what time he gets in.
I’m saying before 12:20.
Although it really isn’t like him to stay out this late.
Yeah thats about the extent of whats on my mind.
Incredibly interesting I know.
Sleep well world.
See you tomorrow.

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Blessing 27: Snuggle Buddies
-That I know my hubby will be home to hold me soon

 

Question Part: 2 January 26, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Inspirational,Life,Marriage,Parenting,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 4:02 pm

Last night I asked you some questions, and I hope you gave them a good long thought.
See, I believe you have to parent with a purpose.
You have to be thinking about an end goal and where you want to end up.
Now, no. I am not one of those mothers who drills my toddlers for hours each evening to ensure that their college applications are pristine.
But I am someone who believes in goals and that somewhere in the back of your mind and heart, as you are getting through the mundane, every day craziness that is parenthood, you should know where you are headed.

With this in mind the first question I asked you was

Question 1:
Other than a personal relationship with Christ, what do you feel is the most important thing that you hope to impart to your children (or future kids if you don’t have any)?

I said other than a relationship with Christ, because for me and most other christians I know thats a given. Some of you may not share my faith and so that doesn’t apply to you, so I am looking for a more universal but still personal answer.

For me, the one thing I hope I teach my kids is how to be men of character. I want them to honest. I want them to love deeply and purely. I want them to be patient and kind.
I want them to live the Golden Rule every day:
“Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.”
I want the fruit of spirit to be a part of who they are:
Love
Joy
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
and Self-Control

I think when you are a person of character and integrity, the rest of your life just kind of falls into place. Because when you have a moral code, and a set of values you abide by, choices aren’t nearly as difficult: you already know whats right.

Question 2:
What is the one thing you hope your children will be most proud of in you?

For me, I hope that my children will be proud of the sacrifice and determination to do the right thing and make the most of every situation. I am still very young, and my story and theirs has a long way to go, but as of today, I know I have done everything in my power to make sure that my family comes first and have the best life possible.

My kids are loved. They have a roof over their heads and clothes to wear. They have been blessed with so many things. I don’t believe in going out every night. If my kids wake up scared at night, mommy and daddy are always there to comfort them. If they need a hug, our arms are always open. We certainly aren’t perfect parents, but my kids have a good life. And no matter what, I want them to always remember that our family came first no matter what.

Question 3:
What is the one way that you hope your children be most like you?
And what is the one way you hope they will not?

I hope my children will have my heart for others. Sometimes it gets me into trouble, because no matter what you have going on if I can help you I will. I love people, and I hate to see others hurting. I hope my children learn to have compassion for others and do whatever they can to be Jesus to people in need.

On the same note, I hope my children learn to master how to guard their hearts from the wrong people. I care too much about what other people think. I feel left out and rejected very easily. I get hurt because I let too many people in, and get taken advantage of in the long run.

What about you?

What are your hopes and thoughts and aspirations?

In twenty years, looking back on your kids childhood or thinking about your future children, what is the story you hope they have?

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Blessing 26: Lessons
-They hurt, they stink, but in the end they make us that much stronger and make our stories that much more amazing.

 

Questions Part:1 January 25, 2012

Filed under: Blog 365,Family,Inspirational,Life,Marriage,Parenting,Random,Thoughts — faithfamilyfearlessness @ 10:54 pm

Tonight, I am tired of hearing myself ramble.
Besides, rambling requires effort and I’m too tired for much effort tonight.
So instead I would like to hear your thoughts.

Question 1:
Other than a personal relationship with Christ, what do you feel is the most important thing that you hope to impart to your children (or future kids if you don’t have any)?

Question 2:
What is the one thing you hope your children will be most proud of in you?

Question 3:
What is the one thing that you hope your children will emulate in you?
And what is the one thing you hope they will not?

Think about it, and please share your thoughts =)

I will give my answers in tomorrows blog so I hope you all have some discussion for me.

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Blessing 25: Future Generations
-And the gift we have for a small window of time to be able to teach them the way they should go.