Saturday, November 22, 2008
I flew from Honduras to Orlando, FL a week ago to spend 2 weeks with my daddy as he had surgery. He had hip replacement surgery over 20 years ago and had to have all the old stuff removed and new added. He was in surgery 5 hours and it was another 5 hours before we saw him, but he got through the surgery just fine.
He spent almost 4 days at the hospital in Sebring, FL and now is in a rehab hospital in Wauchula, FL, about 20 miles from his house in Avon Park. We were pretty much with him constantly during the first 5 days but now not as much because his rehab takes up about 4 hours a day.
I will be returning to Honduras on Dec. 1 and on the 3rd, many U.S. visitors will be on campus for graduation festivities.
Please pray for my daddy, that he will continue to recuperate and that his 2-3 weeks of rehab will be successful. Pray that he will be able to do more than he has in the past physically and that his state of mind will also improve as his body does.
After Baxter graduation, I hope to do more blogging. I have things to say, just not a lot of time to write.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO ALL!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Right up front I'll say that I voted for John McCain/Sarah Palin. (Our ballets were mailed to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, we voted and mailed them back. I assume they made it; one never knows with the mail here.) I lean more right than left. I am pro life, pro smaller federal government and pro more powerful local government (thanks to my son, David, who made me realize how important this is), among some other conservative issues.
I am very proud to be an American. I've lived in Honduras for more than 4 years now. I love the people here so much but there is no place on earth I'd rather be than in the good ol' U.S.A.!
But beyond being a Republican or a Democrat, I AM A CHRISTIAN! God is in charge of my life and nothing that any president, congressman, senator or mayor does changes the fact that I answer to the living God and He alone is the one in whom I put my trust and faith.
I am proud of our country. Live in a third world country before you are too quick to criticize the U.S. government. It is not perfect but nothing on this earth is.
I choose to put my faith in God and my life in His hands. I will respect and honor the man, Barack Hussein Obama, as my president. Never in a million years as a girl growing up in south Arkansas did I believe I would see this day. A black man in the White House! Politics aside, I am proud of this fact...proud that our country has come this far and has truly accepted America as the "melting pot" it has always been.
I believe God has a plan. I want to follow that plan. But most of all, I want to go to Heaven. Thank God that there will be no politics there! Our Lord will reign supreme.