Showing posts with label FAMILY MATTERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FAMILY MATTERS. Show all posts

Oct 22, 2015

Remembering Domestic Violence Awareness this month



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 I know this is a touchy subject for some, but I am brave enough to speak on this subject. I know what domestic violence looks like and it doesn't look pretty  and it isn't' pretty!  Back in my younger days, I will be the first to admit that I was physically and mentally abused by my boy friend, who was a junky.   Back then, I was young and na├»ve and  didn't know of any domestic violence shelters in the area. I didn't want to go back to stay with my mother who was struggling with domestic violence herself, so I stayed with my abuser until I couldn't take it anymore.  I used to think it was normal because I witnessed my mom being abused for years by my step father.  I am so happy that there are shelters that abused women can go and get help from their abusers.  If you know someone who's being abused, please reach out to them and give them resources so that they and their child or children  can get free from their abusers.  I encourage abused women to get some go to work and have some kind of income so they wont be totally dependent on their abuser because abusers feel empowered when they are the only one bringing in an income.  I decided to write about this to raise awareness and to let others who are abused know that it's okay to speak out against abuse.
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Oct 14, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month.  This subject is so touchy for me because I lost a good friend and sister in the lord a few years ago to breast cancer and this is why I encourage all females young and old to get your breasts checkups this month and the months to come.  Loving yourself is taking care of yourself, and you have only one life to live, so live it wisely.  We, as women, is  always taking care of others in our lives, but often times, we neglect to pamper and care for ourselves as we should!  No one else is going to do it for us, so we need to make time each and every month and at least once a week, to take a me time.  Go to the mall, get a nice hair do, buy yourself a new outfit, or a new pair of shoes, and take yourself out to dinner, and always make time for your heavenly father by meditating, praying, reading a spiritual book, or listening to a spiritual song, sermon, or video to build up your most holy faith because when we nurture our inner and outer man.  What's your biggest me time?  Going to church is one of my biggest me time to get refreshed, motivated, encouraged, and spiritually and emotionally charged up.  Thanks for reading my post, and I wish everyone a Happy October!

 

Aug 5, 2015

The Family Pet



I've always made sure that our son and family had a pet because for me, it's nothing like seeing a child and a pet grow together and evolving into  a loving relationship!  In this post, I will share the benefits and joy of having a family pet. First of all If you have one child a pet can be a huge deal!  I only had one child who's a boy, and boys love puppies and dogs.  Out of respect, we asked our six year old son what kind of pet he wanted, and he quickly replied, a puppy! So our son's cousin gave him a little girl puppy and he named her diamond. In his eyes, diamond was special. I loved to see him come home from school and they would hug and hug and play together.  At last, our son wasn't lonely anymore!  Some may say, well, why didn't you have him a brother or sister?  Well, I'll have to say, I tried but was not successful.  So, in my conclusion, I encourage parents to get a family pet of your child's choice because of all the reasons I'll share below.

  1. a pet can be a child's best friend
  2. a pet can bring joy to a child
  3. a pet can be like a brother or sister to a child
  4. a pet can be something they can love
  5. a pet can be something a child can play with
  6. a pet can be something a child can care for
  7. a pet can be something to keep a child company
  8. a pet can help a child feel protected
Can you think of any other benefits to add to this list?

Jul 28, 2015

The Beauty and Woes of adoption



I want to share this post to shed some personal light on adoption.  I wasn't adopted, but my father was adopted when he was only five or six years of age, I asked him to share his adoption experiences with me so that I can get an understanding of his up bringing.  Let me back up  a little bit.  I wasn't raised by my father but we united when I was around forty-three years old.  After we united, we began talking and sharing our life experiences with each other, and he told me he was adopted, so me being me, I wanted to know the whole story the good and the ugly.  He told me that he was adopted at the age of five or six and he had two other siblings and couldn't remember their names because he was too young to remember. I felt really sad for him.  He told me that they all were adopted by different families and he wanted to try to find them and his mother and father.  He told me about the harrow of being raised by strangers! He even remembered his first day with his adopted family and how they all starred at him when he came inside and how scared he was because he was with people he didn't know. He told me that when he god older, he got spankings every single day because he would break the rules.  Knowing what my father childhood was like naturally brought tears to my eyes, and I felt so bad for him.  Looking back at what he told me four years ago, may not have been as bad as it could have been. Had he stayed with his biological family,  who knows, it's possible that he could have had an even worse experience than what he had.  At least they cared enough to encourage him to finish high school. Adoption can be a beautiful thing for a child or children.  A lot of children have be shuffled around from foster home to foster home, and they just wish that someone would adopt them so that they wont be shifted from place to place like they're less than humans. Do you know someone who was adopted that would like to share their views on this subject? If so, I would love to hear what they have to say.
Minnie