AND THANK THEM FOR LISTENING!!
I just had some thoughts, some are good , some are bad......
1.I am so thankful that even though the CCAA only matched supposedly two days this month, we are at least one more LID date away from our Franceska.
2.I also am so thankful that I am sitting at my computer while next to me the window is open because the weather here is just the exact way I like it.
3.I am thankful that even though my candidate did not win the Presidential election, on Wednesday night at church, Karen reminded us of what Romans 13 says,
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities,
for there is no authority except that which God has established.
The authorities that exist have been established by God.
So the way I interpret that is we are to submit to the government because it is there for our benefit and protection , and God is the one who allows all authorities to rule. Yet there are also times when civil disobedience is warranted. When a governements actions violate the precepts of God, believers have a responsibility to act. (Ac5:29). Prayer , protests, boycotts, and other campaigns all can be utilized to bring about change , but all must be couched in love. (1Co 16:14). I voted as a Christian, I voted because at least I know that the candidate I did vote for is a Christian. I voted for all of the unborn babies that will more than likely lose their right to live. The forefathers of my country based the constitution on the Bible. With that all being said, and after having read Romans 13, I do pray for our new President, I pray that God leads him to lead our country in the way it was meant to be ran. I pray that his family is safe, and I pray that everyday God graces me with the trust I need to wholeheartedly trust my new President.
(Now if I have offended anyone, I apologize. There are alot of you that I love dearly , and alot of you that I barely know that have been very vocal on this very subject and I have not left one ill comment on any other blogs, this is my opinion and I pray that you respect that as I have respected you.)
4.Now to something that has just irritated the heck out of me. My daughter Astrud as all of you know has some really special friends, that I might add Frank and I along with the rest of our extended family love to pieces. But one of their parents has just pissed me off. Everytime she has been with Astrud in at least the last 7 months or so has questioned Astrud politically and spiritually. Now don't get me wrong Astrud has this innate ability to hold HER own. When asked about the bible, or her opinions on certain things she is quite capable of giving an educated, responsible, mature answer. BUT the other day this particular parent cornered Astrud and ask her WHY this , and WHY that which were political questions and when Astrud replied because I vote the BIBLE, this woman started telling her that you are always throwing around the bible, and throwing around your beliefs, etc. etc. etc.....
So Astrud just told her that you can't pick which parts of the bible you want to follow that you have to follow all of it. I must remind you that my daughter is only 15 years old and way ahead of me in her relationship with HIM at her age than I was. She is not an arrogant, saracastic kid, and I know that she answered her in a tone just like she always uses in her everyday conversations. Now for any of you who know me, know that I am a tad bit more mouthier , and have more temper that I would like to admit, but to my daughters asking I have not said anything to this lady. Also because I love her daughter as if she was my own, I have never once questioned her political views or spiritual life. I have witnessed to her, but not in a pushy way, I have witnessed to all the girls about being accountable to and for each other, in everyday life. It just pisses me off that this lady feels as if she can do this to our 15 year old daughter. OK I am done, I have vented on this subject and won't bring it up again.
5.And something else that irritates me is that today online there are tons of emails out there of women that are being so negative about the small amount of days that made it thru referral and how they are going to probably quit the program, how it is probably going to be another year and a half for us April 06ers!!!!! Good gravy ladies, you have made it this far , how can you just turn your away from the baby that you have been loving and waiting for so long???? First , I don't think it is going to be another year and a half before us April 06ers get our babies!!! Second, I don't care how BIG March 06 is, or how many families are logged in , there are still 31 days in March just like the rest of the year. Does that make me stupid???? Honestly , is that a dumb way to look at that???? I truly believe in my heart of hearts that the CCAA is really trying to get thru the backlog as fast as they can.
6.And LAST......I do with every ounce of my soul believe that this is the last Christmas that we will be without Franceska. I do believe that she will be home this summer. I have FAITH. We are only 2 months away from the last LID that was referred, and we have endured this far, we are NOTgoing anywhere!!!! Our baby is waiting for us somewhere in China.
*****Sorry for the bitchiness of this post, I just needed to get it all out, I did, and now I feel so much better, thank you for listening*****
Friday, November 7, 2008
AND THANK THEM FOR LISTENING!!
Posted by Kristy at 11:32 AM