Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gray Skies are Gonna Clear Up?

I thought Thursday was a bad day....and today I was reading Last Shreds of Sanity and discovered that bad days are out there for us all. I live in Alabama....with my husband and parents(whom I am taking care of)....this blogging friend lives in California....and her brother is right here in Alabama...and needs help. He, like many others who are affiliated with schools, was axed this week...and he also lost his second job. I wish my readers would visit the link I left above and read Baby Roca's Mama's story about her brother. I would die to know I was so far away from my brother...and could not help. Heck....when I was growing up in South Florida...and my grandmother was so sick....I quit school to come and help take care of her. I am all about some family. If I can't do anything else....I will pray for them. It is everywhere....I got my retirement statement this week....they took 300.00 of my money....but I lost 327.00....and I play it safe with mine....no gambling on the stock market for me....and then there is my friend Brian...he owns a Chevrolet, Dodge and Jeep dealership. He has a wife and set of twins to support...and they closed a large number of dealerships in Alabama...I was glad to see that Brian made it through the first round safely....but so many did not....dealerships that have been around longer than I am old....it is sad to see what is happening. I have students who draw checks, WIC, food stamps, medicaid, etc...for children they have had....and even that is in danger. Ever since 911 we have been struggling....the terrorists hurt more than some buildings....and wrecked more than some families lives...I truly believe that they were the beginning of this downslide...and I don't know about you....but I don't want this great country to fail....I want it to be strong again. Ok...so I went from asking you to read a post about someones brother....to soapboxing about America....what can I say....I believe it is all tied together....and I want my country back! God Bless You all this weekend! Stay Safe...and spend time with the ones you love.

2 comments:

babyrocasmama said...

Oh Karen you rock! Thank you so much! I forwarded your email/comment to my brother, so he should be contacting you shortly regarding the web design for your friend.

On top of all of this with my brother, my MIL died yesterday morning. My husband is beside himself with grief, although I don't think it has fully sunk in yet. I am sure the funeral next week will drive the point home for him and then we will see how he does. The sucky thing is, is that I know how he is feeling, having lost my own father nearly 17 yrs ago. I get it. I also know there is nothing I can do to make this better for him or even ease the pain of that gaping hole in his chest one iota. It's been a fun week all around, huh?

God bless you, my friend.

♥Trina♥ said...

Hey KK! I have my giveaway up! I'm excited!!