Saturday, January 03, 2004

I want to tell you about the day I had today. This is the kind of day you would not wish on anyone!

Around 11:30 pm last night my 3 year old came to me complaining about an upset stomach. While I was loving on him, I noticed that he had a fever so I gave him something to bring the fever down. If any of you have small children, you know that when they don't feel good, they want mom or dad to sleep with them, so I got in bed with him. About an hour later, he got mad because I wouldn't let him get out of bed and watch TV, so he was trying to get me to go to my own bed. Normally I would, but for some reason I didn't last night. Now I'm glad I didn't. A few minutes later he started shaking so bad. I immediately turned to him to see he was having a seizure.

We got the paramedics to come and he was taken to the hospital. Come to find out, the seizure was because his fever jumped more than his little body could handle it. To say I was scared was an understatement. I was petrified! We were at the hospital until 12:00pm today. I was never more glad to see home than I was today.

If your child ever had something like this happen, use washclothes to lower the temp. Do not do it too quickly! I learned alot about this in the last 18 hours or so. I just hope I never have to go through this again!

I'm just thankful that he's okay now.

I'm going for now, I'm so tired I can hardly do this. I've been up since early this morning. Thanks for coming!


Friday, January 02, 2004

I just found out that a good friend of mine was shot today.

Before I go into what happened, let me explain a few things. I live in a small town in North Alabama. Things like this don't happen here. The last time an officer was shot around here was in 1969. Does that tell you something? If you want the full story go to WHNT and click on two officers shot in Athens.

This is how I understand things to have gone down. Someone called the police department wanting the FBI to come to his house. He then changed his mind and said that if the FBI couldn't come then send some police officers. My friend was the first one there. As he was getting out of the car, the guy stepped out of his house and shot him. As the second officer was pulling up, he was shot through the windshield. He never even got out of the car. The guy then went to the middle of the road, took off his shirt, put down his gun and waited for more officers to come. Two men who happened to see the whole thing, when they saw that the man was now unarmed, went over and help him until help arrived. As of right now, no one knows why this guy did this. Not that it really matters. One officer had a wife and 4 children, the other had a wife and 5 children. These are small children, they will never really know their fathers.

There's so much I want to say about this, but I just don't know how. All these emotions are all mixed up inside. I lost a good friend, and these children lost their fathers. Life is so very unfair. But no one ever promised that is was. If you will pray for these families. They reallly need all the prayers they can get.

If you're parents are alive, go to them and tell them how much you love them. If you are a parent, go to your children, and love on them. You never know when it will be too late.


Thursday, January 01, 2004

Happy New Year everyone.

We went to the singing last night. It was enjoyable. You should have seen the boys, they looked great. They both had big boy ties on just like daddy. I enjoy seeing children dressed up. Mine actually like dressing up for church.

Right now everyone is taking a nap. It's so nice and quiet here.

I'm sitting here and thinking about what this day means to me. I've got my health, my children and husband are all healthy. We may not have much money, but we're happy, and we all love each other. Yes we bicker sometimes, but that makes life interesting. I don't want everything to be perfect. What a bore life would be then.

Anyway, I hope the new year brings you joy and happiness. May all your dreams come true!


Wednesday, December 31, 2003

I know I missed yesterday, but Monday is my day to run errands. Joy!

Anyway, I got to go to Huntsville and return the only gift that needed returned. It had to be one I bought, didn't it? My oldest child made the comment that he wanted a big boy tie just like daddy wears, so I got him one. The only trouble is, I must have been color blind that day. Oh well, he has one that he's happy with and to top it off, I had to buy my 3 year old son one as well.

Have you ever went to a big mall with 2 boys? Have you ever noticed that all they want to do is ride the escalators or elevator? Oh to be young again. I takes so very little to intertain children sometimes. I had more fun watching them than anything else. I've got to get more pics of them on the site.

Usually they are good boys. It just seems like when I'm not in a good mood, they always bicker with each other. I guess things could be worse.

By the way, I plan on having the pages that I send to the children posted on my site so you can download them. The only thing is I want to wait until the children have had a chance to see them first, which means, the page I do for January won't be posted until February. I don't know if I can do this yet, but I plan on finding out. A friend suggested it and I thought it was a good idea.

Anyway, I hope you have a Happy (and safe) New Year. I plan on being at a friend's church singing. He asked me to come sing a solo there, and since I love to sing, I figured why not. Praising the Lord can be so much fun. And the good thing is all He ever said was make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Never once that I have found has He said that I had to be in tune!

Happy New Year.


Sunday, December 28, 2003

I just went to a site called Children With AIDS. The address is I learned a lot of interesting things from this site.

When a child gets AIDS, it's not from anything they did, but from a source that they have no control over. Like parents that do drugs, have multiple partners, and other things like that, yet society treat them as if they had done something to be ashamed of.

Children count on adults to protect them. I find it a shame that we are failing. You hear more stories about abuse now than when I was younger. I love all children and want to protect them all. I want to keep them safe from all harms that may come their way. Unfortunately this is not something I can do by myself.

Has this world grown so cold that children no longer mean what they once did? Have we become so immune to the horrors of this world that we ignore children and let them fend for themselves?

Children are a blessing!!! They are only loaned to us for such a short time. We look at them as babies and say "I'll always love and protect you!" And the next thing we know, they're gone. Living their own life, doing their own thing. Not needing us anymore, at least not like they did when they were young. Yes, my children are still young, but I dread the day when the decide to go out into the world on their own.

Don't ignore what you can do to help children. They are the ones without a voice of their own. It is up to the adults of this world to speak for them. We need to make a statement that we won't put up with children being mistreated, in any shape, form or fashion!