Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday video

Someone sent me this video to open on Christmas day - I did and loved it. Most definitely put a smile on my face. Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gun Control

Thanks for everyone's suggestions on the condolence message. I called and sent a card. Sadly soon after this post, the tragedy at Newton, CT happened. I cried in the car before I went in to pick up the baby at the daycare. It just broke my heart.

I know sincew the incident there has been a lot of talk about gun control, but I am highly skeptical. I remember after Columbine there were grandiose plans as well but came of that?? In 2001 I walked in the Million Mom march, I really thought we were going to make a difference. Nothing happened. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, the NRA and the gun lobby hold all of our politicans by their ba&#s.

I am just jaded, all this talk about gun control, blah, blah, blah, unless we see a diametric shift in our thinking (Americans) about guns and violence, I don't see any change being made possible.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Losing a child

A family member of mine just lost a child. A baby girl, she was one year's old. We knew this was coming, the doctor had told the family before the baby was born that there was something wrong. Yet it is still sad.

I think the hardest thing for me, is what to say, do for this family member? She lives in Texas we live in Virginia. Should I call? Is a donation to a charity in the name of the baby ok? I am so awful with these things. A good friend of mine, RedHeaded Rover, is fantastic with knowing just the right thing to say to comfort a person - I envy this skill of hers. She is the daughter of a minister, I need to insist she teach me.

Here I am, MashAllah with a healthy baby and my dear sister-in-law has lost her baby, will she even want to hear from me?? Sigh.