August 28, 2012

Whatcha doing...

My poor pretty little blog, I have neglected you lately. I'm sorry, blog. I know you understand.

Life is busy. Especially in the summer but autumn is approaching and those kids are going back to school. Maybe I'll find more time to post. I do make time to check-in with my fellow bloggers a few times a week though.

This summer has been filled with fun. We camped with friends, we visited Wisconsin Dells, we spent time at my mom and dad's cabin. My friends and I played in the mud during the Dirty Girl Mud Run. My daughter and I road-tripped to Chicago along with some friends to be entertained by her favorite boy band. This is just a sample of our summer. It was great.

I am ready for fall though. I love it. It's my favorite season.  I love pumpkin flavored anything, the crisp air, wearing long sleeves and jeans. I will absolutely miss my flip flops though. And I am definitely not looking forward to runny noses. It will soon be time get out the antibacterial tool belt.

School starts in less than a week. My kids are ready and for the most, excited. My daughter is entering her first year of high school (yikes). My second baby is entering first grade and my 3rd guy is starting preschool. My fourth dude will be lucky to spend his entire day with me, as usual.

November is sneaking up on us. And November is special because? Anyone remember? Yes, because I will be visiting my surrogate babies and their daddies! I'm kinda pumped. No, I am super pumped. Not only will I experience another foreign country, I will be spending time with 4 people I love and adore!  So yeah, I am super pumped.

Signing off for now. Remember to enjoy these last few days of summer!

August 03, 2012

I'd rather spread love

I've been thinking about this post, rewriting this post, deleting this post for about a week. I was having a hard time coming up with the right words. I was back and forth with my feelings. Mainly I was feeling pissed and hypocritical.

I'm pissed because people can be so hateful at times. I'm pissed because way too many people use God as an excuse to be hateful. True Christians don't judge. It's not our duty as a true Christian to judge someone else. Leave Judgement Day up to The Big Guy... who, from what I've heard, forgives all. He'll forgive haters for hating, he'll forgive sinners for sinning. Side thought: wouldn't you consider hatred to be a sin? It's really inconceivable to me how haters go out of their way to express their hate. How sad it must be to live in those shoes. To be so cruel to others who are simply living how they choose to live. To the haters, I've asked before but I'll ask again, how does a person's sexual preference directly impact your life? What is it exactly that draws out your hatred?

I'm hypocritical because while I think everyone has a right to stand up for what they believe in I also want to take these hateful words/actions and smash them to pieces.

My parents are awesome. For obvious reasons (they had me, hehe) but this week I was reminded of something else. Growing up, they did not talk ill of anyone while I was in their presence. They didn't bash or judge people for actions they may not do themselves. They are good, honest people. They allowed me to grow my own opinions. I bring this up because I've seen some pretty ugly things in the last few weeks. Ugly things grown ass adults are doing to their children. Such as, having a 5 year old wear an offensive shirt with the word "f@g" on it. How absolutely disgusting is that?? Really people, we are using our own children to spread hatred? Is it not bad enough we have adults with black hearts, can't we leave our children out of this until they are old enough to understand the argument? Please?!? 

Really though, how cute does a 5 year old look in a HRC shirt...super C.U.T.E.  

"If mom says no, ask mom"
"If dad says no, ask dad"

Oh shoot... was that me being hypocritical again? What can I say... Love Conquers Hate!

Instead of bashing, smashing, ranting and raging, I've decide to continue doing exactly what I have been doing... spreading awareness (with only an occasional outburst). If I put myself out there and spread awareness, I should expect some backfire. If a hater spreads hate, they should also expect backfire. That's just the way it is. If you are open to posting, blogging, talking about your beliefs then you should be strong enough to take criticism. If you are afraid of what your words/pictures may say about you then it's best to keep it to yourself.

To me, there are a few things in this life worth fighting for. Giving a person the right to choose who they love is one of them.