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Category Archives: Thinking
On the day after the verdict of the Zimmerman Trial, I have a heavy heart. Social media has been a mess. Greg and I were out tweeting happy things, not realizing a verdict had been met, then all of the sudden caught up with life and we both got pretty quiet for the rest of the evening. In my head, I kept repeating, “It’s 2013, right?”.
Surely the whole metric about “40% of US homes tout women as the primary breadwinner” is old news for all of you. But I apologize, friends, because you see, I am one of forty. And no, I won’t be the first to blog about it, nor will I be the last. But gosh golly gee? I am going to blog about it.
On a day when my heart was not at work but at home with a sick ‘lil boy, I happened to turn my (usually) motivational perpetual calendar to today’s quote. That’s when I was greeted by this:As usual, I know I am reading more into this than I should, but I can’t help but think about how much my ‘lil ones know I love them, and how much I know they love me because we use our words. Perhaps my family over shares our “I Love You’s”, but I seem to like it that way.Take, for instance, when Evan and I have our nightly “No, I love YOU more!” giggle-fest arguments. It’s clear that ‘lil boy has lots of love for his Mama. But he doesn’t just say it…he shows it with his kisses and need to be tucked in *just* right. He says it the least in these ways.Or, when Arianna has to be the last one to yell “I love you” before the door is shut (“just a pinch”) at night..or when I am trying to sneak out when leaving for work in the early morning.
But she doesn’t just say it…she shows it with random hugs, fresh-picked dandelions, and scribbled pictures.
For those of you who may not know, one of my young cousins was missing yesterday. She returned home safely after about 28 hours, but we continue to pray for her and the family. This morning I woke with words spewing on a Facebook status and decided to share with you here instead.
We – the members of The Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Socity – are saddened and outraged and fed up that yet another one of our sisters in Pitttsburgh has lost her life to domestic violence. 33 year old Ka’Sandra Wade – mother, employee, daughter, student and so much more – was murdered by her ex who was also the father of her 7 year old son, Zaire. The situation is complicated and tragic and has generated an outcry from the community to push for better investigation of domestic violence allegations, stronger laws to protect women and more awareness on the part of the community.
I’ve stayed pretty silent on the events at Sandy Hook, but it is admittedly because have been trying to spend more time with my loved ones and less time thinking about the “what if’s”. According to the Mayan Calendar, today is the last day we have left. The parents, family, and friends of those at Sandy Hook didn’t know that last Friday morning was the last day they’d see those precious children and brave teachers alive. Should tomorrow really be the last day that we have, what can we do to make today better?
We all have some version of crazy in us, trust me.
My crazy is my loyalty. I will be loyal to the end, no matter how evil people can be to me. Case in point, my life in 2006-2008. I moved to South Carolina with my then boyfriend and I thought things would be peachy for the rest of my life.
Today I’d like to present to you several thoughts for you to chew on…things I just simply wish I had more time to blog about but will leave it up to the professionals! Call it Becky’s random links or what you will. Enjoy!
It’s Fire Prevention Week and Arianna’s school will be visited by the local fire department. There are tips on our local Patch.com site about what your family can do to be prepared for fires. One thing that should be on our “grocery” list is a second story ladder. Good buddy George would be pretty disappointed in me, eh?