I don't have cable... or dish.. or satellite, etc. I watch one channel. Channel 10. If I move the rabbit ears around... I can kind of get channel 8, and sometimes channel 3. I usually just keep it at channel 10 though, it's less of a hassle... and I can watch the local news. Today at lunch break, I decided to look up some national news online. I went to fox news... and came across this crazy story... This 70 year old woman... having babies? Ummm. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean, the story says that they wanted a family heir. Understandable. But... NOW? At 70 years old? I mean, the parents are most likely going to die before the kids of legal age (sorry--not to be horrible). I am not so sure what I think about it. I know I already pretty much said that - but is it like playing God? Part of me thinks... if you are young and unable to conceive... it makes sense to try other options. But your body isn't past its prime of child bearing. You have plenty of life ahead of you (assuming you live to a "normal" age--whatever that may be). I know there are people that disagree with me... even on that much. They think that if you can't conceive naturally - then that's the way God plans it. I just don't know. I have never had kids... and I pray that someday I will... but if I can't - I think I would be heart broken if I couldn't try SOMETHING. There's that motherly tug at my heart... and to imagine never holding a life inside of my own body.... well, it just makes me sad. I am totally ALL for adoption - but I dunno. Anyway... the story about this woman giving birth just baffled me. What do you think about it all??
ALSO... Another story on the page was about a 16 yr old boy who video-taped himself... putting an EIGHT MONTH OLD BABY on an inflatable pillow... and then he jumped on the pillow and the baby flew off (a number of feet away) and was SCREAMING. I don't believe the baby was hurt... but I was TOTALLY APPALLED at this teenager. WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO!? If I heard the story right, the kid must've been talking about it at school and a teacher got on YouTube and saw the video and turned him in. And... not that it makes it worse... because no matter how you look at it.. its just AWFUL--but it wasn't even his kid or his brother/sister. It was a baby that his family was watching for someone else! Can you imagine being that parent!? Or the teenagers parent!? MIND BOGGLING... seriously. I didn't include a link to that youtube video... I'm sure you could look it up. It just disturbed me too much to include the video. So sad.
I went grocery shopping with my grandma after work. She can't really go by herself.... so I helped her out. Makes me sad. Makes me upset when I think about other family members that are quite capable of helping... but don't....... but I was able to stop at the store on my way home from work. It wasn't out of my way and luckily the meeting I have tonight isn't until 7 - so it worked out. I'm glad I'm able to help out... even if it isn't always convenient. She needs us... and I'll do what I can to be there.
I hope you all have a nice 4th of July....