Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election DAY

It is here, it is here! Today is a big day for our country, a day that will bring CHANGE. If you have the right to go vote then PLEASE VOTE! It is important that we the people make the choices for our nation, and one way we do that is by voting. So if you haven't yet go VOTE!

Tonight R and I agreed to try and stay away from the election news. I have rented us some movies and we will have a Internet free night together. Hopefully this will keep us from killing each other. We did agree to check in at the end of the night and see who won, neither of us is sure this is a good idea but I don't think I would sleep unless I know who won, and even then if "the other guy" does win (heaven help us) I don't think I will sleep.

Other than the presidential election there are only three CA measures I really want to keep a close eye on. They are 2, 4 and of course 8. Four and Eight are to close to call at the moment, making me very nervous. Thankfully R agrees with me on those to measures and we are voting the same way. I have to admit if he felt differently on 8 than me that would be a deal breaker for our marriage I have a hard time understanding strangers who vote opposite of me on it, I don't think I could live with a man who felt marriage was only between a man and a woman. Prop 8 feels to much like a hate crime to me. Four I feel slightly less opinionated about but not by much. I know other states have similar laws to this but that doesn't mean CA should. I believe in a woman's right to chose despite age, and parental notification under minds that right to chose for teens.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Lessons Learned

I didn't sign up for NaBloPoMo this year but I am going to attempt it anyway and try to do 30 posts in 30 days. I have some old issues I really need to workout before baby gets here, some stuff about my father, some stuff about a med free labor, and some stuff about becoming a mom.

First on my list

Infertility taught me a great lesson about life: sometimes you can't pull yourself up by your own boot straps no matter how hard you try.

I have always know this about other people. That sometimes the world and existing powers do everything to keep you from succeeding, but I never realized it would apply to me. Infertility taught me this and has made me more understanding of others struggles. I now see people in forecloser, people in poverty and others unable to power themselves upward in a different light. I am more aware that somethings happen despite trying our best for them not to. And now I know that this was my lesson, that if God really has a master plan for everyone (and I am not saying he does) that this was why it took us longer than most to conceive. God was trying to teach me, that sometimes despite how hard we try life will continue to hand us lemons, or derail us from our dreams.