This past weekend I had what I would call an eye opening moment concerning self esteem and interpersonal relationships. My pre-teen daughter had a couple of friends overnight. These girls spend many hours together at school but this was the first time that they had an overnight together. All three are high energy girls and each one is a bit of a diva. So, I didn’t expect the weekend to go without a hitch. However, as the girls got comfortable I started to hear comments and partial comments that made me stop and listen a little more closely. The reason for that? Continue reading: Write Where You Are
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Posted in baby boomers, children, culture, Descriptive Words, diet, Education, emotions, environment, exercise, Fall, flowers, Gardens, Green, health, home, joy, kids, Labor, life, mental and physical health, Mother's Day, observations, Passion, seasons, stress, tagged cold frame gardening, fall, food, gardening, health, herbs, meals, produce, seasons, spring, stress reducer, Summer, vegetables, Winter on February 9, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Posted in accomplishments, attitude, Blogging, Celebration, communication, joy, news, observations, online traffic, opinion, writing, tagged blog, Blogging, celebrate, comments, communicte, family, interesting, joy, jumping, life, news, point of view, readers, rock, view, world on March 4, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Thanks to all of the faithful readers, this blog is now celebrating 91,000 visitors! You guys rock…thanks for being interested in what goes on in the world. Thanks for sharing your points of view on the latest news, events, and life’s happenings. You the readers are the best part of blogging. Appreciate the comments that inform, observe the world, and communicate your opinions in a family friendly manner. The world is an interesting place, dont ya think?
Posted in abuse, birthday, career, celebrity, compassion, control, crime, domestic violence, emotions, entertainment, Fame, joy, law enforcement, legal, media, mental and physical health, news, observations, pain and misery, prayer, relationships, Uncategorized, tagged abuse, birthday, Chris Brown, compassion, compensation, control, domestic dispute, employee, ethical, Fame, healing, healthy, integrity, investigation, job, joy, legal, legal issues, lose, media, misery, MONEY, news, pain, photo, picture, police, proceedings, profit, relationship, Rihanna, society, trauma, violence, wellness on February 21, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Today, pictures that show the trauma that singer Rihanna allegedly suffered at the hands of her boyfriend singer, Chris Brown were released. If it is true that these are authentic police pictures; someone is going to lose their job. It is awful that someone could profit from providing this picture to a media outlet…whether they profitted for fame, for money, or purely for the ability to be in control over the picture. When it is discovered, through the internal police investigation, who the person is who released it…they will instantly become a very unpopular person. It must take a tremendous amount of lack of compassion and integrity to give yourself permission to profit from someone else’s pain and misery! (more…)
Posted in accomplishments, anti-abortion, birth, birthday, children, courage, Dreams, emotions, excitement, family, Fear, goals, grandchildren, joy, kids, life, love, mom, mother, observations, pain and misery, parenting, power, respect, support, values on February 4, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Last night was amazing, my daughter gave birth to her third child; without medication. She was powerful and strong. She did not make a peep during the natural labor until the last five minutes when she was in push labor. It is not that she didn’t feel the pain…she did…she just refused to let it dominate her birthing experience. It is natural to be fearful, in pain, stressed, and overwhelmed…but, I did not see that with her. I saw focus and I saw joy and excitement …she was about to meet her child for the first time.
The pregnancy was a bit difficult. Many pregnancies and deliveries are. Sometimes they are traumatic; mothers go through much to bring children into the world. Often, I think that not enough recognition is given to a woman during this time. It is still a miracle and because it has become safer for both mother and child…people forget that things can and do go wrong. It can be a stressful time for both mothers and fathers. Men also sacrifice alot for their children but pregancy and delivery is the beginning of the parenting experience. Fathers need to be encouraged during this time to bond with both the mother and the child during the pregnancy because that is very important to both of the parents…and eventually to the child. It is a strengthening time for the whole family…or it should be anyway!
I watched my daughter, I prayed for her…and i was in awe. I dont believe that i could have done it. This was her largest child. It is also her last pregnancy. I told someone, who was there, that if it wasn’t for the baby trying to come early for the last 2 months; she would make being pregnant and delivering look easy. I know it was a difficult time for her and her family as she is not used to being inactive. It took a team of people to help bring this little one into the world. Her mother -in -law was amazing and she sacrificed much of her time helping; as I live over an hour away. It was greatly appreciated to know that she was giving her care, that i could not provide on a daily basis.
Women have internal strength and personal power that they are often unaware that they possess, until they are tested and pushed beyond what they think they can endure. Men are pretty amazing as well. I watched my son in law as he went pale and struggled while my daughter was plunged into pain…it was a testament to his love for her to see him as he physically went through stress and misery right along with her. Men see and experience things differently than women do. It does not mean they aren’t feeling and being moved…they just show it and express it in different ways. Both men and women have conflicting and complementing skills, strengths, knowledge and for that I also greatful. We are made by God to be each other’s support and strength, and sometimes sounding board.
I love my daughter and I love my daughter in law. I am thankful for their sacrifice to bring my grandchildren into the world. Mothers are amazing…they deserve respect for many things…not the least of which, is the effort it takes to bring a child into the world. I love my mother and I appreciate her and her sacrifice for me and my siblings. I dont think that we can say it enough to our parents that we understand and appreciate them.
Anytime something new is about to be accomplished or born there are great challenges, difficulties, or resistence. It is in the struggle that value is born…the very thing which we are striving to give birth to, or that which we are trying to accomplish, is pitted against the challenges. Is your struggle worth the effort it will take bringing it to life and nurturing it until it is fully formed? I believe it is…whether it is giving physical birth to a child, a dream, a career, or any other goal! What is important enough to you, to overcome the obstacles in your way?
Posted in attitude, baby, birthday, Celebration, Christmas, emotions, Faith, family, fathers, joy, life, love, meaning of life, miracles, mom, mother, news, service, worship, tagged babies, baby, Bible, birthday, Celebration, change, Christmas, Faith, family, father, gift, Holiday, Jesus, life, love, mother, New Year, service, spirits, teaches, world, worship on December 26, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Have you ever noticed how a baby can change the whole environment of a room? You can be standing in line somewhere thinking that you would rather be anywhere else in the world…frustrated beyond belief; and, a mother or father can walk in with a baby and people just seem to smile a little more. Babies have the ability to change the world.
If the baby is old enough to interact with those around them…they can lift the spirits of the grumpiest person nearby. Everyone is that baby’s friend and while they may not want to leave the safe and secure arms of mom or dad to let a stranger hold them…they will generally smile, coo and try to engage those around them. That baby has already changed everything about life for both mom and dad; as well as those in the life of mom and dad.
Every baby is special. But there is one baby that is even more so; it is baby Jesus. Today is his birthday and he changed the world more than any other child born. He was born to bring life and love everlasting to the world. He loves everyone and wishes for them to live in heaven. For this to happen…we must accept him as our savior; and, live a life that is worthy of being saved-the bible is our road map…it teaches us the way to live. We live to be of service to others and to worship God.
Babies are a gift from God…just as baby Jesus was a gift. So this Christmas, please remember him in your celebration. He is the reason for the whole holiday…celebrating Christmas without celebrating Christ Jesus seems like an empty holiday to me. May you be blessed this Christmas and in this New Year! Happy Birthday Jesus! How do you plan on celebrating Christmas?