Wednesday, April 29, 2009

they tied the knot

i'm pretty sure i should get a big, fat "fail" for not having posted sooner.  turns out, i was in southern california because two of my very best friends said "i do" to each other!  isn't God good?  

noah and bren had a 40s style wedding. it was gorgeous and so much fun! their vows were so perfect and i could not stop smiling the whole time. (which is impressive due to 30mph freezing winds and shoes that made my feet want to cry, which i realize isn't possible.)

the Lord was honored at this wedding. the gospel was preached. two friends made lifetime commitments. it was perfect. chilly, but perfect!

just look at the joy and happiness on their faces!

noah and bren, i am so thrilled for you! the Lord brought you together in His perfect timing and has blessed you with one another. i love you both so much and promise to be praying for your life together. i pray that you recall luis' words and always put each other before others, always honor each other, always defer to one another. may your life be full and may you bless the Lord!

Monday, April 13, 2009

i couldn't resist this doll. i had one just like it when i was little. it's a strawberry shortcake doll and it smells like strawberries. it smells a lot! so when i ask judah if she can smell it, she wrinkles up her nose and blows air out. hilarious! man, i love this girl!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

we have forgotten

friends, i would like to ask you to do an experiment: open a new window and using either "goodsearch" or "google" images, try to find pictures of our twin towers when they were hit. type in "twin towers" or "9/11" and tell me what comes up.
not much, am i right?
talk about censorship!
i would like to encourage you to go next to youtube and watch darryl worley's video of his song "have you forgotten?" i would have embedded it here for you but that option has been turned off. (a fact i also found interesting.)

ten days ago, this story made headlines. oh not in the big papers, but on foxnews it did. so "they" have decided to rename the new WTC "one world tower." does that scare anyone else? i guess "freedom tower" was a bit too patriotic. we wouldn't want anyone to think we are still proud to be americans, right? i mean, what we need is "change."

now i realize these pictures aren't pleasant and i understand why some might not want to look at them. however, i think the further we get from that dreadful day and the less we see of those images, the more we repress those memories. 

i haven't. i remember that day. i remember the shock, the horror. i remember crying. my uncle was supposed to be giving a briefing to about 80 men in the pentagon that day. he was on his way into work when, hearing about new york, he called off the meeting. the room he would have been in is no longer. 
we all have stories like that. it affected each and everyone of us. and yet, for some reason we are trying to minimize what happened. we don't want to offend anyone. we don't want to use the word "terrorist" anymore. we don't even want to honor all those who gave their lives (and all their families) by calling the new tower "freedom." 
we have forgotten.

i can offer no other explanation. otherwise we would be outraged by this move to rename the tower. otherwise we would not have elected a commander in chief who is anti-military. otherwise we would have hundreds of images flood our screens when we searched for "twin towers" or "9/11."

we have forgotten.