This year I celebrated being with the same woman for over 20 years. We’ve had great years, so-so years, bad times (not years), but mostly great years. I have friends who have been married longer and some shorter, mostly shorter. The thought which comes to mind this year is how much I have to be thankful for. The mother of my son and adopted sons is a wonderful person. She has Epilepsy and does what she can to help us all in every way she can. Even with several seizures a day she continually works around the house and takes care of our younger son who just happens to be Autistic. My friends and family are always telling me how great it is that I do so much, but I’m not the one with the disabilities, they are.
As I was saying, I attempt to be thankful but sometimes life gets in the way. The simple fact is I need to work and take care of two people with disabilities at the same time. Now, I can go get a part or full-time job and pay everything I make in that job on having someone come in and take care of my family, or stay at home and struggle even more. I wish I knew anyone who actually offers a work at home job that I could trust. Well, any ideas ?
Well enough belly aching… I have a great family and friends, a roof over my head because we have a Landlord who really cares about us and helps wherever he can. Our family is constantly helping out with food and other essentials. Friends who give us clothes whenever they can and just being there when we need them. Overall, we have a great life. Sure we could use help with our son and his mother needs support daily with her seizures but again, we have each other and today this seems to be enough. JG
My Dad sent this one to me, It made me smile, I thought it might do the same for you…
When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Paradise, God
appeared and said, “I want the men to make two lines. One line for the men who were
true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were
dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St.
Peter.”Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men.
The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles long,
and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was
only one man. God said to the long line, “You men should be ashamed of yourselves, I
created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient
and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn
God turned to the one man, “How did you manage to be the only one in this line?”
The man replied, “My wife told me to stand here.”
Today, I just wanted to keep it simple, like the original idea of Christmas. No matter what you believe about the time and dates surrounding the Christmas holiday, Christmas is about giving and how that makes you feel.
If we could all just keep our thoughts on that simple idea, we would all be better off. No matter what your belief, most religions start out with the idea of peace on earth. Where we get into trouble is how we interpret the rest of the message. As we move into the new year, let’s try to look for the good in each other and grow up a little.
St, Louis, MO — Gladis Bennett, 93 yr old grandmother, was on her way Saturday morning to visit her grandchildren. It was a special morning as it was her granddaughter’s 14th birthday.
She was waiting for the bus that would take her downtown to see her family. That is when everything changed for the worse. She was waiting at the bus stop and suddenly she felt the sharp pain on the side of her body. The extreme force was so strong it knocked the aging woman down to the ground. When she looked up she saw a group of street thugs just laughing at her. One of them started kicking her over and over again. Before they could hurt her further she reach for her purse, pulled out her gun and shot the main assailant. Thankfully the rest of the cowards ran away after that. She was terrified, she was sure she was going to die. A homeless man who witnessed the vicious attack told the reporters on scene that Bennett reacted like a modern day super-hero. “I saw her sucker punched from behind really, really hard. She hit the ground and they all started kicking the poor old lady. She got this huge gun out of her purse and BOOM! ….Headshot! ….Game over son!
Bennett was robbed about a year prior to this incident. That prompted her to make sure she was protected to the fullest extent of the law with a CCW, she is not anti gun. She said if she had not who knows what that group of low life thugs would’ve done to her.
Bennett was taken to the hospital with scrapes and bruises and was released later on that day. As for her 21 year old attacker, he was pronounced dead at the scene from a bullet wound to the head.