Our friend, AOW, lost two of her three beloved cats to cancer within the last six months. Cameo on Easter Sunday, and Mysti three days ago, also on a Sunday. The following was written to honor their memory. It seemed the least we could do to mark the passing
of two dear friends and family members.
To Two Departed Too Soon
Hello, you two!
I wonder if you ever knew
How much we‘d miss you
If you moved away?
You’re no longer within reach,
You’ve taught us all you had to teach,
I guess, but between us there’s no breach,
And so no need to say
“We love you, and we always will. ––
We’re grateful that you joined us here to fill
Happy days and times we went downhill
With antics that brought smiles each time you’d play.”
… When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, … shut thy door, pray to thy Father … in secret; and thy Father … shall reward thee openly.
Your Father knoweth what things ye need
before ye ask him.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
[I]f ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you …
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
[Instead] lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven … For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be [pure], thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. …
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? …
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, … even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, … shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore [do not worry], saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? …
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and [everything you need] shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself … ~ § ~
GET RID OF ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS INCLUDING THE DREAMERS?
Two Differing Points of View
Welcome one of your newest fellow citizens. Let's say just for the sake of discussion that this is a hypothetical scenario:
46 year old woman. Gets pregnant. No father listed on birth certificate. Unemployed, gets no prenatal care, presents to hospital in labor, baby born slightly premature and very small size. Has Down syndrome. Has significant medical abnormalities. Will probably be hospitalized for weeks to months in intensive care. May need major surgery. Mother speaks not a word of English. Immigration status? Who knows, not allowed to ask. Mom on Medicaid. Baby on Medicaid.
Where is the responsibility of this woman who is old enough to know better? Where is the responsibility of the father who gets his pleasure with no skin in the game? Where is the responsibility of this mother's nation of origin who outsourced her dependency onto us? Where is the concern from our politicians for the taxpayers, the hardworking citizens of this country who are going to pay for this child's medical care for years to come? Where is a simple thank you America, for being kind hearted and generous. But no, the Dreamers have a dream. Fuck the taxpayer and his/her dreams. F-ck the future of the taxpayer's child and his/her dreams. This woman and her child are entitled to the sweat of your brow, comrade!
YEAH YEAH YEAH, but you've taken the worst case scenario, exaggerated it, and then presented it as the NORM for ALL the so-called Dreamers.
Not only is that not KIND and not FAIR, it's not TRUE either.
There really ARE a great many brought here as infants and underrage children who have graduated from our schools, and lived their entire lives AS Americans.
Some of them have served in the Armed Forces with honor and distinction; many have gone to college, graduated and have found a niche for themselves as full-fledged members of American Society.
Many of them have married Americans, and had children whom they are raising in an admirable fashion. Many of them have bought property, and do their best to maintain it and enhance its value.
It's a moral OUTRAGE even to CONSIDER deporting people of good quality. Many of them are better behaved, have better values, and lead more productive lives the many "Natural Born" citizens hundreds of thousands of whom really are worthless and despicable.
That said, I would like to see any and all illegal aliens who've committed CRIMES tossed out immediately with no ceremony, and I firmly believe
WE MUST SEAL the BORDER NOW
so that no more of these poor lost souls are physically able to pour in, and eventually overrun us.
The whole rotten, stinking mess is OUR fault for not electing and supporting a government that has the GUTS, the WILL and the HEART to do the Right, Decent and Sensible thing.