|Stepped out my bedroom door and this is what greeted me at 6:30 AM!|
Yesterday we had 469 hits on the blog - 63 more than the previous all-time record! I don't get it. From a church that had maybe 100 people? If I leave a comment on someone's blog using my name and they click on my name to get to this blog, Blogger keeps track of those hits. There were none of those referral hits yesterday so I'm curious who is reading. Any ideas?
Regardless, I'm glad that you are here. I'm glad that you are reading about what many families experienced. These stories need to be read and heard and people need to tell their stories.
This week was a rough one for me. It wasn't rough because of the lawsuit at all - I'm ready. It was rough because of the stories I heard. Yes, more stories. Stories from over a decade ago involving people I've never met nor heard of. I've had a low-grade headache since that time. To think that people have experienced this level of pain from a decade ago and it still affects them to this day. I guess it literally made me sick when I thought of the multitudes of families who had been treated like this and basically abandoned - so many more than I ever knew or imagined. My headache will go away, but my resolve to expose to the truth will not go away.
To those special friends who continually reach out to me and send notes of encouragement - I have to tell you - sometimes that is the fuel that keeps me going. Thank you.
Now I'm going to try take care of myself - go for a walk in this beautiful sunny weather (see above picture of what greeted me when I woke up - I'll duck from the onslaught of rotten tomatoes being thrown at me from my Oregonian rain-drenched friends), maybe hit some garage sales, play some piano, maybe sew a bit.
Have a wonderful weekend. Keep talking.
That's the rule here: talk, talk, talk :)
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!