Friday, January 29, 2010

Roeder v. Tiller

I have not been following ANYTHING when it comes to Roeder and the Tiller situation. Im so sick and tired of hearing either man's name. I feel bad that a family regardless of who they are is having to suffer the loss of a loved one however horrible said person was. I dont think it was right of Roeder to take it upon himself and take the life of Tiller. I think it should of been left the courts on how to handle Tiller. I belive that it was a matter of time until Tiller was through.
If you couldn't tell, I did not like George Tiller; also that I am Pro-Life. I think that he was a horrible man. I think it is VERY wrong for someone to terminate a life regardless if that mother wanted it or not. There are couples out there who CANNOT have children on their own and depend on adoption. People always talk about how inhumane this or that is, but when it comes to a HUMAN life they think nothing of it. That fetus is alive at the time of conception, and for you kill it right then or in the third trimester like Tiller did, what makes him so different than Roeder. Im not saying that Roeder was right in what he did, I think murder is wrong no matter who does it. But being a mother and having gone through pregnancy I CANNOT imagine someone taking that life away from me. I didnt enjoy being sick all the time but not once did I think that I would just give in and destroy that life. I LOVED feeling my baby kick and move. I felt so much compassion and love for someone that I had never met.

My condolences go out to the Tiller Family for their loss of a father, husband, and grandfather, but that is as far as it goes. I feel better that his women's clinic is shut down for good!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do whatever your heart desires...

I work at Kansas Gas Service and make decent money. I am providing insurance amongst other benefits for my family. Noah runs his own karate school with his dad...Im sure you've seen the tweets about the school. ANYWAYS...Noah wants to be a youth pastor more than anything...He feels that he is called by God to do so. I truly believe he is because everything else that he was "passionate" about always fell through. He wanted to be a firefighter, firefighting is not what it used to be. He wanted to be a police officer, they didnt see his potential, that or he wasnt in a skirt. Whichever the case, thir loss! I love my husband more than anything. He is the most ambitious person I have ever met in my life, and I love it because it makes me want to so much more with my life. He wants to completely enrich his life.
He feels horrible about not providing for his family. This is where I interject. "You are providing!" Noah takes care of our one year old son, Oliver. Any of you out there with children know that taking care of children is a full time job! Noah just recently worked at Target making minimum wage. It bothered him. He is now enrolled at Tabor college and is going through an accelerated bachelors program. It takes a lot of concentration and focus. With him working and then trying to go to school one night a week, run the karate school, and take care of Oliver, I was worried that his schoolwork would fall by the wayside. After 3 months of employement Target terminated him because his job was "seasonal". He was torn up over it because he actually enjoyed it! I told him it was God's way of telling him that he needed to start getting focused on the semster ahead. He needed one less thing to have to worry about.

Noah had heis first class last week and LOVED it!!!! I dont think I could put enough exclamation marks to express how much he LOVED it!!! This is what he is most passionate about, and ANYONE could see it on his face. He could go on for days about it. Trust me, you arent married to him =). Regardless, you would think his parents supported him in his decisions. However, every chance they get they are continually putting it down, saying its not worth his time and that he couldnt support his family with that. Im sorry money is not important. Of course, I would love to have more money to pay off our bills completely but, it wouldnt be what God wanted for us. Noah's mom of all people I would EXPECT to feed him with approving remarks. On a continuous basis she tells us that we need to have better Christian attitudes or whatever, and yet she judges what her son wants to do and its something that he is very passionate about!
I think Im the most frustrated about it today because she decided to call me first thing this morning and trying to convince me that I needed to talk to Noah and basically talk some sense into him. She didnt have much to say after I told her that I dont agree with her. I support Noah in what he is wanting to do. I support him in WHATEVER his heart desires. I love him enough to let him persue his dream.
Dont get me wrong, his parents love him DEARLY! and would do anything to help him out! However, they do tend to tell him that he NEEDS to be doing this instead of that. He is a grown man will make his own decisions with his WIFE! I feel better now. I just really want to live our lives our way and not theirs. They will of course ALWAYS have advice, but we should have the coice to take it or not and not be punished for it.
God Bless!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's been a wild and crazy year!

I cannot believe that tomorrow last year is the day that we wnet into the hospital to be induced. Its mind boggling to think that my tiny little baby has grown so much over the last year. He has grown from this not so tiny infant into a semi-independent 1 year old! Im reminded everyday how lucky Noah and I are to have such a special little guy in our lives.