Home vs. Society

My daughter just brought a sarcastic viewpoint to the forefront of my mind. She sent me a photo that said:

“Don’t bring your kids around gay people, they might turn gay. Well, then I won’t take my kids around Starbucks because they might become a latte!”

When you analyze the above quote it really shows how skewed our vision of society and choices are. If we raise our sons to be gentlemen, than they will act like gentlemen, and our daughters will look for gentlemen in their courting opportunities.
Yes, along the way they will have plenty of decisions to make, and mistakes will be had, but having raised them right they will learn from these and grow to their finest potential.
Society does not define our children, we do not define our children; our children become who they are because we have raised them to be okay with who they are.
When raising your children spend more time looking at their hearts and less time judging society … we have enough people doing that already.


When Good Things Happen to Good People

DSCN0252DSCN0253 DSCN0254 DSCN0255 DSCN0257 DSCN0258Skyler took these selfies last night using our Nikon Coolpix L840. In every picture there seems to be a reflection of a green light on her, even though there was a one hour break between photo sessions the reflection is still prevalent.

We have gone over the camera and can’t find any lights that would be positioned in such a way to reflect a green light. She has taken other selfies and can’t reproduce the same effect.

Skyler showed me this in the middle of the night, and without a single doubt in my mind my thought was that Grammy is watching over her in her time of need. My mom would have wanted us to know she was here just before and just after Skyler’s anxiety attack.

If Grammy was here, I’m looking to Heaven now to thank her for helping Skyler and I when we need it most. If she wasn’t, well, a girl’s entitled to have her own beliefs.

The Humor in Struggling

Just woke up from the weirdest dream ever. I’m sure there is someone, somewhere that can tell me what it means, but I’m too busy laughing to dissect the symbolism of this:

Skyler, Caitlin, and I were at a bath house in a campground. Skyler and Caitlin disappeared behind a door; Skyler to shower and Caitlin to use the toilet. I went to the next door as I also had to use the toilet, but that door was locked. I went all the way around the building and every door was locked. By the time I got back to the door that Skyler and Caitlin were behind I ran in as I really had to go. Caitlin was washing her hands, so the toilet was free. As would be expected, there were no seat protectors and I didn’t have time to line the seat with toilet paper, so I hovered.

Hovering, hovering, *my goodness, my thighs are getting tired of holding me up!* Then, it happened, I fell back INTO the toilet not on to, but into. I quickly stood up to remove myself from the toilet, but the toilet detached from the floor and stayed stuck to my ass.

What to do? What to do?

My quick, dreamy response was to yell, “Quick, take pictures!”

*Laughter all around!* *The struggle is real!*