Well put Finnola Usually one of mine ring up a few days beforehand to remind us when one of the Grand children's birthday are coming up but we don't always see the grand kids when it's ours and they don't approve of our presents to them so now it's sort of tit for tit not that it always works out but at least we have our lives to lead and don't wait for them - Sarah
I love your last rule - sue Bell
111 Homosexuals and their dark agents like Rudd, want to turn the world on it’s head.
They want us all to abandon God-created instinct within .. and see perversion as healthy.
They want the surrounding world to say black is white, sexually.
They are campaigning to this end.
There is already a form of tyranny in society where many are intimidated and too scared to say what they really think about homosexuality and the perverse use of the human body (the latter an area many like to screen from their minds).
There are many strategies used .. like .. “I was born this way” .. “it is genetic” .. “fairness” .. etc.
There is the word-weapon “homophobic” which means you have a disorder if you are godly.
To be ungodly is to fail .. not to be godly.
“Cisgender” is part of this .. the battleground of words.
This most grotesque word is one more brick in the wall of human disobedience to God.
Where is all this .. the gay campaign to turn the world on it’s head .. leading to?
You cannot be happy if you march away from God.
You can only be unhappy in the end.
This is why they use the word “gay” .. to sell to others they are happy .. when in truth they are deeply within on a soul level not at peace at all.
John Jay. - John Jay
Tracey and Linda, I know you understand and it helps enormously - thank you so much for responding. I actually wish our son had a physical disability like a missing limb instead because then we might get help, support and understanding whereas now we are dealing with the unimaginable horror of domestic terrorism 24/7 and getting blamed and ostracised on top of everything else we suffer. I think somedays I am close to a breakdown but keep trudging on for the otber kids. That social worker sounds like some I have met but the worst was the police woman who I'd called after being attacked by our son....even when I begged for help and outlined that we were all hostages to domestic violence she was sarcastic and abusive to me in front of our grinning son. - Concerned
Couldn't have said it better myself Benster.
In talking around to our friends and even just acquaintances, scratch just a little below the surface and so many parents are feeling the same sentiments as this "letter". All we are expecting from our children is to exhibit some of the niceties, good manners, respect and considerations they were brought up with.
We have one son who works just 3 minutes away by car, but can't find the time to call by to see if we're still alive or not. In fact, it's become a family joke that one day one of them will realise they haven't heard from us for a while and will find us as skeletons in our armchairs!
Another came completely empty-handed to a family get- together at a restaurant recently to celebrate hubby's birthday and a belated Mothers Day. The excuse was "I've been a bit busy and besides you two have all you want. Sorry." This was after he'd previously asked me what we'd like and I'd suggested movie tickets. Go figure!
And as for borrowing of money - never again! One son borrowed a fairly hefty amount with the promise of repayment within 12 months "when I remortgage". Imagine our embarrassment when we had to ask for it back over 3 years later, after watching he and his wife spending money airy-fairy on frivolous "must haves". To say they were put out is a big understatement. :)
These late 20's to mid 40 year olds have no shame or embarrassment about such things, behave as if it's their right and have even been heard to say "Well, you don't need it. You're getting on a bit now!"
So we've formed a club called the POAHK Club. (Parents of .A..-Hole Kids) where we drown our sorrows in good red wine and plan our next overseas trips to spend the kids inheritance. Doesn't solve the problem of having selfish self-centred kids, but at least we can smile when they're around knowing we have a life of our own in spite of them. - commonsensegirlonline
I feel a bit sad for Susanna. Some how her kids have not heard her advice along the way.
As someone said, "for every one thankyou from your child, there's a thousand reminders that went before it!" - Finnola
I was stung by a wasp on Friday night (in my bedroom...go figure) and took antihistamines and anti-inflammatories for three days with little or no effect. Ice packs were the best at reducing the pain and itching. Then on Monday, in a fit of pique, I rubbed lavender oil all over the swelling (it covered most of the underside of my forearm by now) and it started to go down pretty much immediately... seriously. I applied lavender oil about 4 times across the day and again this morning and the pain, swelling and itching is pretty much gone. Brilliant. Plus I smell pretty! - Anna
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Not at all, simply someone who found the letter irritating and a bit pathetic. If I were in that situation, and I may yet be as my eldest is still only 16, I would not outline my feelings about it in an open letter on a public forum. I have to assume also Julie that your sentiments apply equally to Mrs Churchill and Rebecca - are you going to chide them as well? - Sly Place