Saturday, February 21, 2009

United Nations Interfering With Parenting World Wide

I just learned that the United Nations have put together a treaty that takes away any rights a parent has in raising their child. So far the United States has not signed the treaty.

It seems that this treaty will take away your right to decide on if you children will receive vaccinations no matter what your religious beliefs or any beliefs. You will not be able to discipline your child without the United Nations getting involved.

Some of the rights are being enforced throughout our court system now. For more information you can go to Parental Rights.

I am sorry, but I think the Government is getting to involved in how our lives are being lived. I think this is stepping way over the line.

Another Source for information on this treaty is United Nations Human Rights Treaty.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Suleman IVF

Just watching an interview with Nadya Suleman about her view on having eight babies. I had some reservation on the situation when the story came out that Nadya had 6 other children at home and had no job and living with her parents.

Well, after watching part of the interview some new information came out that has changed my mind about the situation. Yes she is living in a home that her mother owns. She says she is paying rent, but there is no absolute evidence that Nadya is or is not working.

Nadya had a lot of problems getting pregnant and finally went through IVF to have a baby. She went through IVF many times and had one child at a time until the 4th pregnancy when she had twins. She had 6 frozen eggs from previous IVF cycles. She felt that she could not leave those eggs and decided to go through IVF one more time to see if she could have one more child with those 6 frozen eggs.

She convinced her doctor to put all 6 eggs back. It just so happened that all 6 took and 2 eggs split. We all know how rare that the split could happen and even that all 6 frosties would implant.

Nadya did say that 6 children was getting to be the limit, but she couldn't just let the 6 frosties go. She was an only child and decided at a young age that she would have a big family because she missed having a brother and/or sister to grow up with. I know that my grandmother was a single child and ended up having 12 children. I have heard that she did have a miscarriage along the way. My other grandmother had 9 children. Back then it was unusual to have that many children, but not unheard of. Nadya gave me some insight on my grandmother years after her death.

I have to agree that Nadya probably should not have gone through the last IVF and maybe donated the eggs to another couple. But I don't know that I could have done that if it was me. Most people have no idea what it is like to want a child and not able to conceive them in the "normal" way. In my case not even through IVF. It is really hard from me to really judge Nadya without really knowing the true story or even walk in her shoes.

I think that she should be given the help that all the other people who have had multiples received no matter what the circumstances. Those babies deserve the right to have at least the basics. I feel for the children especially seeing them and reminding me of my daughter who only lived 10 days. I pray that the children grow healthy and happy.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Dash

I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard, are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when you eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash....
would you be pleased with the things they say about how yo spent your dash?