For further information, consult God. --Ashleigh Brilliant

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm not back yet, just checking in. Things are still a bit crazy. I'm desparately searching for a job. I can personally vouch for the fact that the economy will be a big issue in Ohio. It's hard finding a job, for hard-working Joe's/Jane's like me, and well-educated blokes like a friend of mine who is working on her PhD. She accepted a job at Lowe's just to pay the bills. Finding a job is my full-time job and I don't have internet at home so it's whenever I find the time to come to the library and get on-line. But all in all, all is well.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I'm bummed because I didn't get to vote in the primaries Tuesday. Mommy things came up, but I really believe Hillary took Ohio because Republicans got to vote. I have a friend who's Republican and I'm sure she voted for Hillary for that reason. I've heard TV personalities say the same thing. It's amazing how they are pushing for her to win because they believe McCain has a better chance of beating her over Orocka Obama (as my daughter calls him). I was just wondering, do you vote with your party or do you vote according to the candidate?
If you can forget about each candidate, do you think our country will benefit more by having a Black president or a female president? I don't want a rant on the high or low points of Barack or Hillary. Think about it if it was any Black man running or any woman running.

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And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on the and blessed them. -Mark 10:16

I'm sure most Biblical scholars will argue it's the children who were blessed, but I disagree. I believe it was the people He gave the children to. Every time I'm out and about with my kiddo's people always make a comment about having my hands full. Yes, I do. But I have a sister who struggles with infertility, so I would rather have my hands full than empty. And if ever I'm unsure whether God is still granting sinners grace, you only need look at my kids. They are all the proof you need. We have been through some mess, especially me and Lady Day. We have been homeless, lived in bliss until my husband started drinking again, then lived in misery trying to end that foolishness, including his repeated calls to children services out of spite, we've done well and have lived on Ramen Noodles. We've cruised in a nice minivan, and struggled on the bus in the middle of a snow storm. Our phone has rung off the hook with friends calling and other times, I've had to pick it up to check to see if it's still on. We've laughed together and watched each other cry. We've fought, we've loved and some days we just tolerate each other. Sometimes I can't wait for the school bus to carry them away, other days I'm counting the minutes until they come home. They seen so much at their young ages, yet I'm constantly complimented about them. My babies are always impressing people with their manners and good behavior. They're kids so they will act out, but the bottom line is I'm the adult and most of the time it's my fault, but at the end of the day, they still kiss me good-night, or want to cuddle with me in the middle of the night. Every time I look in their faces I'm amazed that God picked me. Every night when I fall into bed absolutely exhausted, I am grateful that God has blessed this sinner with 5 perfect examples of his grace.