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I think it is important to have some reminders about what a gift God gives to us when He gives us our children. I like these poems because I think they help us to keep in mind how much we should love our little ones, and the impact that we have on their lives. It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day struggle of things that “HAVE” to get done, but we need to remember to take the time to nurture. We must not forget their little hearts and minds.

 

FROM GOD WITH LOVE

Children are a blessing sent from God above
For us to care and nurture and most of all to love.

God calls us to be parents and gives us all the tools
And when we feel like giving up, our strength He will renew.

Children are a gift from God that He so freely lends
To make it through the childhood years, on Him we must depend.

He must have a presence, you see it must take three
The parents, child and Christ at the center to be a family.
From childhood days to a child full grown
Their joys and hurts are a parent’s own.

Times of joy and laughter and those times of tears
The times spent raising a child are surely the best of years.

There comes that time in life when a child will leave the nest
We must send them off with love and a prayer and leave to God the rest.

We have shared the Word of God, we’ve taught them right from wrong
Now it’s time to let them go and let them write their song.

The faith instilled, the examples lived, and the lessons taught
All gifts that we’ve given our child, which will never be forgotten.
There are many paths a child can take, right or wrong will remain unknown
But rest assured that in the end, they all lead back to home.

~ Author Unknown~

 

 
LITTLE EYES UPON YOU
There are little eyes upon you
and they’re watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming
of the day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol,
you’re the wisest of the wise.
In his little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise.

He believes in you devoutly,
holds all you say and do;
He will say and do, in your way
when he’s grown up just like you.

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow
who believes you’re always right;
and his eyes are always opened,
and he watches day and night.

You are setting an example
every day in all you do;
For the little boy who’s waiting
to grow up to be like you.

~ Author Unknown~

 

PRIORITIES
I hope my children look back on today,
And see a Mother who had time to play!

Children grow up while you’re not looking,
There’ll be years ahead for cleaning and cooking,

So quiet now, cobwebs; dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.

~ Author Unknown ~

 

 

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Well, not really crazy. Not in the TRUEST sense of the word. However, “What was I thinking?” does come to mind. Are you wondering what I am talking about? I am talking about the third trimester of pregnancy. In a word…nesting. I don’t mean, scrubbing the floor a bit more or cleaning the bathrooms a little more frequently nesting. I mean MAJOR NESTING!!

For example, this week I have embarked upon the following tasks simultaneously:

  • Re-organizing and storing children’s clothes from age newborn through size 8. This includes clothing for 6 children in ALL 4 seasons.
  • Re-organizing our school supply and book storage.
  • Finishing the baby nursery preparations and organization. This in a room that the baby will not even sleep in for at least three months after his birth.

And it is only Tuesday! I do tend to have an all or nothing type of personality, and I do tend to do things “big”, but this is unusual even for me. Every time I see a storage container of some kind in a store, or on-line, I am automatically drawn to it. Now isn’t that sick? I wonder what has gotten me so organization oriented this time around. I have nested with my other 5 pregnancies to varying degrees but nothing like this before! Any ideas? Anybody else like this?

I guess I better go and tackle some of the tasks on my list. I don’t want to waste any time after all! Hmmm…you know, there is a lot that could be done in the bedroom where my older children sleep too. I wonder how much of that we could get done?  

So, if you miss me, you know where I am, and what I am doing.

I am out of control, plain and simple. 😉

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A while ago I promised some more pictures of my children so I thought today I would make good on that promise. In our house, sometimes the three oldest (ages 5.5, 6.5, and 8 ) are called the “big” children, and our two younger (ages 2.5 and 1) are called the “babies”. Soon we will have another little one to add to the “baby” group! I can’t wait! Children are such a blessing. I love taking and keeping pictures, they are such a wonderful way to preserve our precious memories!

            

 Kory says, ” I know that I can win you over with my big blue eyes!” 

Kory gets into a little bit of mischief in the pantry. “But Mom, I want something to eat!”

Kassidy thinks playing outside in the snow with Daddy is fun! “See my snowball Mommy?”

“Awww…don’t I look sweet while I am sleeping? Just like I do when I am awake?”

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The Planned Parenthood organization is already an abomination to our society because of it’s blatant disregard for human life and God’s law, evidenced by the multiple abortions (murders) committed by them every day. This alone, displays the evil influences at work within their ranks, but unfortunately there is more. Aiding and abetting criminals in their pursuits of sexual abuse and assault can now be added to the list. Planned Parenthood’s sickening legacy continues to be revealed, and I hope and pray that more and more people will be able to see their agenda for what it truly is: destruction and hatred. You can read more below.

This news article can be found here:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=64812

The story follows:

Abortionists to surrender records of child rape?
Court reviews Planned Parenthood’s extensive ‘cover-up’ of sexual abuse

Posted: May 20, 2008
9:34 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Planned Parenthood clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio

Amid fierce accusations that Planned Parenthood has systematically concealed cases of statutory rape and sexual abuse from authorities, the organization may be required hand over revealing patient records in a precedent-setting case.

Ohio clinic staff are said to have deliberately concealed the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl abused by her school’s soccer coach. The trainer, age 21, drove the pregnant girl to the Cincinnati abortion clinic after he discovered she was carrying his child.

According to the Alliance Defense Fund, the ADF filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Ohio Supreme Court Monday. The organization claim the abortion provider frequently fails to notify authorities when underage children have been sexually abused.

“The health and safety of young girls trumps Planned Parenthood’s desire for secrecy,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeff Shafer said. “Ohio law mandates that Planned Parenthood report the sexual abuse of minors, and evidence that may reveal the organization’s violation of that legal obligation may not be hidden.”

ADF is asking the Ohio court to reverse an earlier appellate court decision preventing the girl and her parents from having access to clinic records that may indicate routine cover-up of statutory rape and other sexual abuse.

The child’s parents sued Planned Parenthood when they learned staff performed an abortion on their daughter at the request of her soccer coach without contacting authorities, a requirement in cases of statutory rape. Neither the clinic nor the coach informed the girl’s parents of her abortion or sexual activity.

ADF filed the lawsuit to collect clinic documents that could reveal a history of illegal statutory rape cover-up. A judge ordered Planned Parenthood to release specific records; however, the abortion provider appealed the original decision, and an Ohio appellate court ruled in favor of the clinic. The case is now being heard by the Ohio Supreme Court.

“Planned Parenthood is not above the law,” ADF-allied attorney David Langdon said. “Planned Parenthood is attempting to hide behind inapplicable physician-patient privilege in an apparent effort to protect itself.”

The case is just one more of a series of incidents involving Planned Parenthood’s failure to report adult sex with minors and underage pregnancies.

As WND reported earlier, a lawsuit was filed in Warren County, Ohio, against Planned Parenthood, alleging the facility provided an abortion to a teenage girl after a father sought the procedure to cover up his sexual abuse of the teen.

Dana Cody, a lawyer who filed the action on behalf of the girl, said rather than report the abuse, as required under state law, “Planned Parenthood went ahead and was complicit with the abortion.”

The abuse continued for another 18 months before it was reported by a basketball coach, and the father eventually was convicted of sexual assault.

In a separate case, a pro-life organization in Waco, Texas, called for an explanation of a large discrepancy between statistics regarding statutory rape cases Planned Parenthood said it reported and the number of cases actually documented by law enforcement or other authorities.

Despite prevalent criticism for performing abortions on underage girls and shielding statutory rapists by not reporting them to authorities, Planned Parenthood has continued the practice, with many new cases of underage girls, according to investigations of violations of state criminal reporting laws. Under Title X funding, through which many clinics gain a significant amount of revenue, the abortion provider has reportedly put itself at risk of losing funding for refusing to follow state laws – including reporting laws.
 

 


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When I think of Mother’s Day, it brings to my mind happy thoughts of the memories I have shared with with the Mothers and Grandmothers in my family. It brings to my mind images of the special moments I have had as a Mother myself, with my own children. It brings to my mind pictures of newborn babies, children’s songs, and books read snuggling close together on the couch.

Apparently, it brings something else to the minds of the people at Planned Parenthood. Unbelieveably, they see Mother’s Day as the perfect opportunity to fund-raise for their organization. You know, raise money to squelch family growth and to pay for the murder of innocent babies. Do you think that is a bit of a stretch? Do you even have a hard time believing that they could come up with the nerve to use the day set aside to honor motherhood for their evil practices? Please, read more below, it is eye-opening to be certain.

This article can be found here:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=63846

The story follows:
Abortionists use Mother’s Day for fundraising
‘You have to admire the utter chutzpah of the people at Planned Parenthood’

Posted: May 10, 2008
12:30 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Planned Parenthood, the U.S. abortion industry’s biggest presence, is using Mother’s Day to promote its conferences and raise funds, triggering a jaw-dropping reaction among those who battle its agenda.

“You have to admire the utter chutzpah of the people at Planned Parenthood,” said statement on the American Life League website, which has a specific STOPP program to reveal Planned Parenthood’s activities.

“You would think that of all the holidays of the year, this organization that kills the babies of more than 255,000 mothers a year, would find little to celebrate on Mother’s Day. But you would be wrong,” the group said.

The organization said it had received e-mails from several Planned Parenthood corporate divisions “asking for donations to Planned Parenthood in honor of mothers on Mother’s Day. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., brazenly says:”

“You can show your appreciation for your mother’s love and devotion by making a gift in honor or in memory of her to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. Mother’s Day is one day we can honor the women who have shaped our lives. … Making a gift to PPMW helps generations of women, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, and daughters…”
ALL noted the New York City office has written:

“With Mother’s Day just around the corner … you’re probably thinking about how to show the special women in your life how much you love and appreciate them. Well, we’ve got a great idea for you! Why not honor the special women in your life by taking one simple action to help empower women all around the world? It’s easy – click here to join us in urging Congress to increase funding for international family planning programs…”
LifeNews.com reported on another from Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Richards shared part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-abortion views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

“It’s true that I have had lots of rewarding moments in my career. So did my mother,” Cecile wrote, according to LifeNews. “But knowing that my daughter is carrying on the legacy of fighting that my mother passed to me trumps ’em all.”
Part of a promotional message from Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood, seeking donations to the abortion industry leader on Mother’s Day
It took her all of three paragraphs to ask for money.

That fund-raiser has been posted on the website of Jill Stanek, who also serves as a columnist for WND.

“As Mother’s Day approaches, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and hope you’ll join me,” Richards wrote.

“These pro-abort lunatics from Planned Parenthood are really out of their minds. Let me see if I’ve got this … we should ‘celebrate’ mother’s day by aborting (killing) babies?” wrote a blogger at A Catholic View.

“This pathetic woman is so psychologically and emotionally invested in abortion she has no semblance of conscience left,” Stanek wrote. “If and when she has grandchildren, I’m sure she’ll use them too.”

She called the “Happy Mother’s Day” greetings as “grotesque” as the organization’s much-criticized “Choice on Earth” campaign at Christmas.

The American Life League said it has a response.

“We encourage all of our readers to take action and call attention to this latest outrage by Planned Parenthood. Write a letter to the editor. Or demonstrate outside Planned Parenthood…” the group said.

At Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a campaign of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life, spokeswoman Janet Morana said the solitications are “beyond appalling.”

“This is an organization that has turned Mother’s Day into a painful reminder of terminated children for millions and millions of women. To ask for money on this day so that it can traumatize even more women is the ultimate in insensitivity,” she said.

The Planned Parenthood corporate branch for North and South Dakota and Minnesota was using a different angle, promoting its “Making the Connections” conference on Mother’s Day weekend at a charge of $90.

It’s promoted as a retreat “where mothers and their 10-12 year old daughters have tons of fun together while learning about puberty changes…”

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, said the solicitations have a morbid message.

“It’s simply horrifying to think that anyone involved in abortion – even Planned Parenthood – could have the audacity to claim any association at all with a day designed to salute a mother’s selfless love for her children,” she said.

She cited the words of Jatrice Gaiter, the Washington PP chief, urging supporters to support her business, which is “to ensure that every child is wanted, nurtured, and enormously loved.”

“Can Planned Parenthood be serious?” Brown asked. “Ms. Gaiter’s words have a ghastly ring to them. How is it that a beautiful baby, which she describes as ‘nurtured and enormously loved,’ can be violently put to death in the offices that she overseas…”

 

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Well, for all of you mother’s out there, I hope that you had a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday! We had a nice weekend here, it is always good to spend time together as a family. I am sure that many of you have heard about the Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar family. Well, here is a nice article with some good news that they have to share! Enjoy, and remember that the job you do, raising your little ones for the Lord is a worthy one, with an eternal return!

The source for this article can be found here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080509/ap_on_re_us/18_kids

The story follow below:

Happy Mother’s Day: Woman pregnant with 18th child

By JILL ZEMAN, Associated Press Writer
Fri May 9, 5:25 PM ET
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – It’s a happy Mother’s Day for an Arkansas woman — she’s pregnant with her 18th child. Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year’s Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.
 
“We’ve had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us,” she said, laughing.

The Duggars’ oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.

The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children — whose names start with the letter J — are home-schooled.

Duggar has been been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life, and the family is in the process of filming another series for Discovery Health.

The new show looks at life inside the Duggar home, where chores — or “jurisdictions” — are assigned to each child. One episode of the new show involves a “jurisdiction swap,” where the boys do chores traditionally assigned to the girls, and vice versa, Duggar said.

“The girls swapped jurisdictions, changing tires, working in the garages, mowing the grass,” she said. “The boys got to cook supper from start to finish, clean the bathrooms,” among other chores.

Duggar said she’s six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said they’ll keep having children as long as God wills it.

“The success in a family is first off, a love for God, and secondly, treating each other like you want to be treated,” Jim Bob Duggar said. “Our goal is for each one of our children to be best friends, and everybody working together to serve each other makes that happen.”

The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jennifer, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; and Johannah, 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is no hidden fact that if you review this blog, that I am unwavering in my pro-life stance. I have not really commented any about the current presidential candidates, it has not really been a topic that I have addressed here. However, there is a comment that was made by Barack Obama that I do not feel comfortable just letting slide by.

 To quote Obama, “Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”  This is the same man who voted to kill aborted babies who survive the procedure. Murder. Culture of death.

PUNISHED with a baby? Really? A baby is an unmitigated blessing from the Lord, no matter what the situation. Our society’s view of children is so twisted upside-down and inside-out that it is ridiculous. I am not foolish, I know that life can be hard, and that things happen. I am fully aware that women sometimes become pregnant via rape. I am aware that young girls with no real livelihood become pregnant. But EVERY child that is conceived deserves a chance at life, and God has a plan for each of their lives. One that may become clear to us, and one that may not.The Lord’s wisdom far surpasses our own. There are no “accidents”. A child’s value is not determined based upon the circumstance of their conception or subsequent birth.

In reading the Scriptures you will always see children and babies viewed as blessings. As GIFTS from God. As a reward…not a punishment. I will list some examples below. There are so many verses to support my position the hard thing will not be finding evidence to support my words, but choosing which ones to include! Here they are:

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

Psalms 127:3-5

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and  multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over  the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living  thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:28

“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

Psalms 128: 3-4

       “For you created my inmost being;
       you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

       I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful,
       I know that full well.

       My frame was not hidden from you
       when I was made in the secret place.
       When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
       your eyes saw my unformed body.
       All the days ordained for me
       were written in your book
       before one of them came to be.”

       Psalms 139: 13-16

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”

Mark 10:13-16

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Matthew 18:1-6

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

Ezekiel 18:4

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