"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Enough (and VERY off topic!!!)

WARNING: This is not your sweet, warm-fuzzy-feeling kinda post. If you're not in the mood to read it, then please come back another day.

Oh my gosh! Is it just me or is everyone else getting just as tired of the mud-slinging, dirty-laundry search going on in these elections? No. I know it's like this in every election, but this one has been going on for almost 2 years now! It's crazy!

You can't watch national news now without hearing even the most minute details about Sarah Palin's personal life. WHO CARES?!!!!!!! For the New York Times to spend their money and energy on finding out that Palin's newborn son, Trig's second middle name — he's officially "Trig Paxson Van Palin" — was indeed intended as a pun on the name of the rock group Van Halen and its stars of that same surname, Eddie and Alex. WHO CARES?!!!!!!! My Amanda was named after Boston's song, Amanda. Do I see the world writing about that? WHO CARES?!!!!!!!!!!!

So what if she didn't tell the world she was pregnant with the baby until she was 6 months along? So what if she has preached and supported abstinence and her 17 year old daughter is pregnant? WHO CARES??!!!!!! At least this 17 year old has the intelligence to realize that this child is a blessing and she is giving her baby LIFE! I am so very thankful to our three children's birthmother's for having said, "Yes" and having had the courage under what I'm sure were very difficult circumstances to allow them a chance at life. That is a gift that could never be repaid.

Are we as mother's responsible for every action that our teenagers do? If so, then there are a huge number of mothers out there doing a VERY CRAPPY job! Myself included! My two older sons are wonderful boys and I am very proud of them, but did they go through their teenage years without a blemish? HELL NO!!!!!!!! My first gray hairs were brought on because of my beloved, sweet first born. All we can do is raise them instilling values and morals and a foundation that we believe will allow them to grow to be adults filled with honesty, intergrity and compassion for all of God's creations.

My insides still churn when I think about Obama's comment when he was addressing a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. He vehemently stated how he felt that our children should be educated about contraception and then proceeded with this utterly, disgraceful statement as he referred to his own 6 and 9 year old daughters, "I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby". PUNISHED? PUNISHED? UGH! That makes my blood boil. Does he have ANY idea how of many mothers in this world would give whatever they have to be able to love and parent a child? Biological or not. Does he know how many women cannot conceive and are waiting, sometimes for years, after spending thousands and thousands of dollars and heartache after heartache, to be able to cradle a child in their arms which they can call their own? Does he have any idea of the guilt and heartache that comes along with having aborted a child to only years later find out that you are unable to conceive one?

Politics have always been a dirty arena and as I've mentioned before it's something I don't usually stand on my soapbox about, but holy cow...enough already!! Sarah Palin is quickly becoming an icon in my eyes, many thanks to the media. She is an involved mother with a special needs child, a wife, and yet has continued to lead the state of Alaska with an 80% approval rating. Does that not count for anything? I can't freaking get dinner made, the house cleaned and the kids looking pristine all in the same day. And trust me, my approval rating most days around here is nowhere near 80%! Her experience in foreign policy may not be what everyone desires, but she's got everything it takes to stand up to those that do have the experience and yet blunder their way through.

Early voting starts in our county on October 20th. Guess who's gonna be first in line? Yes. Yours truly. I'm done, cooked and finished with these elections! It's not about being a Democrat or a Republican. It's about where your values stand and where this country needs to be. This is the greatest country in the world and our moral values are being shot to hell daily, beginning with the murder of the most innocent. We have our own infanticide going on here and those with the powers that be just "don't get it!". "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them..." Matthew 7:15

Totally digressing now, I've been a bit tired of seeing the same blog template on my blog for a while and I've been wanting to change it. But today when I opened it up to post this and read my scripture at the top, "Blessed is the nation whose Lord is God, and the people He chose for His inheritance" - Psalm 33:-12., it made me realize that if we all put God first and foremost, we wouldn't even be discussing these issues. So, for now, the template remains.

I am now stepping down from my little soapbox and since I have the luxury of calling this MY blog, I have moderated comments for this post since I do not care to hear about every liberal opinion out there, especially when it comes to whether a child has a right to live or not. I will gladly receive and answer your private emails if you wish to share your thoughts.

P.S. - I feel better! :)

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geminirn said...

You go Ohilda!!!!!!!Tell us how you really feel girl....LOL!!!

I'm with you all the way on this one.......WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs to you and happy voting....he he!!

Sherri said...

You are preaching to the choir here!



Sherri said...


I just saw your P.S.

I guess you ARE feeling better!!!!!


Aus said...

YOU GO GIRL!! I have only one reservation about Sarah Palin - while Christian, her beliefs are 'fundamentalist' - and she believes in Creationism over Evolution. I find that one hard - but 'Troopergate' - a non-issue, had he have been me I'd have been fired a long time ago (and IMHO deserves to be fired!). As for any other 'scandal' - I've yet to see one! (BTW - the swimsuit/rifle and silk blouse/mini skirt pics are fake!) She's a great choice for the ticket!

And as an aside - sounds like you are feeling better! (big grin)

aus and family

Lisa L said...

Preach it sister! Amen, Amen, AMEN!!!

cheepette8 said...

I agree with you 100%. Amen sister!

mommy24treasures said...

I love how you share your heart and beliefs and are so passionate.
Its what makes you so special!

Charlliesweb said...

I have always avoided politics like the plague but Sarah Palin and years of my hubby nagging me to get involved have finally wore me down. For the first time ever, I see a reason to get involved. I have to support Sarah Palin, obviously a not perfect person but still standing strong in what she believes in. I admire her values as a mother and a professional.

Oh my gosh, I just made my first political statement, hubby's going to fall out in shock! lol


Amy said...

Another choir member here, Ohilda! Thanks so much for venting...I feel like I got a lot of my chest just by reading it!!! Have a great day! Love, Amy

Michelle said...

I am with you. Election season wears me out. I can't stand all the mudslinging. Give Palin a break already!!

I have been wanting to do a post based on a sermon that our past gave a couple of weeks ago. He was talking about an election sign his friend gave him for his front yard that read, "Elect Jesus as your Lord & Savior." Now if only everyone would participate in that election, can you even begin to imagine what this world would be like?

I the Psalm 33:12 verse. If you do a blogover, I vote that you keep it on there. :-)

The Byrd's Nest said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your passion! Today my husband (who is a Pastor) said that he feels like he is the President. Half of the people hate him and half of them love him! LOL So true and so sad.

All politics turn my stomach and especially the part when they discuss how much money it is costing to run their campaigns! I mean honestly....do we not have any other need in America for that money? They say that they will do this and that for us; better health insurance etc. but they are spending millions on running for office??? Blows my mind!

I love you and glad we both got that off our chest!

Mom of 5 said...

Right there with you !

The Princess's Mommy said...

I love you, O! You make me smile! Preach it, girlfriend!


Waitingfaithfully said...

Okay, I'm late commenting on this because after I read it the other day, instead of commenting I had to do some researching of it on my own. First I watched the Youtube video of Obama actually speaking the "punished by a baby" words, and then I read many a commentary of his words, none positive mind you--not that I expected any.

Oh . . .bama. Where is your value of life itself? The very LIFE you gave your precious daughters? The same daughters you don't want to be "punished" by a baby.

Thank you Ohilda for speaking your mind.

Life is precious, so very precious.

Love you friend~


Trish said...

Amen!!!!! You go girl!

Starla said...

You pretty well said it all! I could just copy this post and put it on my blog. I am so thankful for my 7 children, none of whom is a burden, and especially thankful that they birthmom's of the youngest three saw their lives as worth something. They are a huge blessing to me everyday of their lives...of course, there are those days when I wonder about my sanity!
Blessings, Starla

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