March For Babies.

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Here are just a few things that your donation proceeds will go to:

·  Salk Polio Vaccine  · 
·  PKU Testing  · 
·  NICU Nurse Education  · 
·  Neonatal Intensive Care Units In Hospitals  · 
·  Lifesaving Surfactant Therapy· 
·  Ultrasounds  · 
·  Sonograms  · 
·  Newborn Screening Testing  · 
·  Research for FAS & Sickle Cell Anemia  · 

The March Of Dimes, March For Babies foundation is dedicated to helping every single baby born to be happy and healthy. Currently the amount of pre-mature babies born in Minnesota and North Dakota are 1 in 10. There are 64 pre-mature babies born every hour in the United States alone and that’s too many.  I hope you are able to contribute to this amazing cause. It is very close to my heart and I believe that even with the smallest of donations each contribution can save millions of lives.

I’m going to be walking in the March of Dimes, March for Babies cause on Saturday, April 20th and I’d like to take a second to ask you to help support this amazing foundation. Through a donation to the March of Dimes, you can save and help millions of babies across the United States!
“If you’ve ever had a baby, held a baby, or been a baby; March of Dimes has been a part of your life!”
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Yes, I’m Pro-Life.

It’s come to my attention that I’m the underdog in the opinions about the abortion bills passed in North Dakota recently. When I say underdog, I don’t have any statistics to base that off of. I’m simply comparing my views to the majority of the views I see in my social media feed. If you know anything about me, you probably already know what I have to say about the topic. 
It’s been a few weeks now and although the discussion has quieted down on Facebook and Twitter; the topic is still highly alive around the state and country. I have to first express a sigh of relief to myself. I’m used to facing controversy head on and throwing my opinion into the burning barrel like everyone else. People start to hate each other and everyone gets pissy and deletes half of their friends list for a few weeks. Believe it or not, I kept my mouth shut this time around. Not because I didn’t want to stand up for what I believe in but because many people are so arrogant and quite frankly I wasn’t up for a bitch-fest discussion.
I want to first clear the air and note that I fully respect that other people have opinions. Opinions are a very valuable thing in the world we live in. Without an opinion, you are invisible. Of course, I cherish my opinions and I usually feel very strongly about them. I do my research before I’m ready to state an opinion because I want to be able to back myself up and just like anyone else, you’ll probably die trying to change my thoughts. The thing is, even though I support differing opinions and I firmly stand my ground, you will not change me and I’m not about to change anyone myself. I simply want others to know my train of thought and accept that rather than throwing the name blame game card or being unreasonable derogatory just to get attention. 
Now everyone knows the ins and outs of the legality of abortion. What is and what isn’t. Who decides and who cares about what. We all know this information so I’m not going to bother repeating it and bore you to death. The purpose of this post is to let you know in the simplest form how I feel about the topic. So, here it goes.
There are so many, SO MANY people in the country let alone world that can not conceive or have problems carrying babies to term. This is the baseline of why I can’t comprehend aborting a child. What are your reasons for aborting? Too much fun last month and you fucked up? What’s more fucked up is throwing a miracle down the drain. 
Before you freak out, I want to mention that if a mothers life is in danger and/or there is a rape case in the hands of the topic than the entire situation is different and I truly can’t base a good opinion on that subject. As I have never been raped and I’ve never been in danger of my life, I can not honestly form a solid thought. I personally think that it would be a case by case basis. 
Although I don’t know the numbers on rape verses just not wanting a baby; I wouldn’t think that the ratio is that close. In assuming which is a terrible thing to do; I’d assume that a larger majority of abortions are done because the baby is just plain not wanted. That’s a rotten excuse to kill. 
What it comes down to is that I personally have always wanted to be a “mommy.” I’ve wanted to be a mother since I was a little girl and as I get older and want a family more and more every day, I couldn’t fathom getting pregnant and not wanting it. I don’t care if you are 17 at prom, 20 at a college party, or 32 and successful; abortion shouldn’t be the solution to your problem. 
What’s wrong with adoption? Are you afraid you’ll get fat? Get over it. I have zero empathy for women that have had abortions and suffer from depression after the fact. You chose to end that life. You chose it, so you have no right to cry about it. 
In conclusion, I’m not here for an argument or discussion on the topic. This is my opinion and you have the right to respect it or not respect it but just know that if you can’t value that someone has a differing opinion than yours than don’t bother getting upset when someone goes postal on your ass for supporting something so inhumane.

“Funny how the people that are pro-abortion were allowed to be born themselves.”

Vote No.

I’ve expressed my opinion on gay rights in the past and it still stands.  I believe wholeheartedly that anyone regardless of sexual orientation should be entitled to marriage.  Marriage is something more than just a boyfriend/girlfriend label.  Marriage is something that is so meaningful on such a deep spiritual level for all those involved.  This post in particular is in relevance to the religious community. I saw and shared the below photo to FB as I was raised in the Catholic community.  Granted, I haven’t been to church in longer than an acceptable amount of time but I’m discovering that my reasoning for choosing not to attend is due to the negative views that the Catholic community has pushed on the younger generation based on the “faith.”  I’m not a spokesperson for my religion nor any other but it disgusts me on the deepest level that today’s current religious guru’s insist on being blinded by the current events of the 21st century.  In the Catholic church, for example, so many things have changed in the short 22 years that I’ve been around.  When to sit and when to stand, which words to say within prayers and which words have been omitted.  Those are just a few small things that have evolved.  But why?  Why is it okay for the church to change what they want based on who?  It’s okay for us to eat pork but women can’t take birth control to prevent and unwanted child at the current moment in her life?  It’s legitimate for God to put sex offender priests on this Earth but it’s not okay for two men or two women to get married?  Catholicism as well as many other religions around the world based off of the Bible only pick and choose what to follow and what to believe.  The Bible was constructed over an enormous period of time most of which is irrelevant to the evolving world of which God has created. The Bible was made and constructed by primarily men.  The Bible has homosexuality, infidelity, murder, and sex.  The Bible is the past and as we’ve learned through schooling all of our life; in order to concur our current future we need to LEARN from our history.  I am faithful to the Lord and I turn to him in every aspect of my life.  I believe in him just as much as someone who preaches for the belief against my opinions. Show love, support equality, and embrace change!
 

Orientation.

I’m not always politically correct nor have I read the Bible in its entirety but I do have an opinion on the ever so popular Civil Rights epidemic of our country.  I really don’t give a rats ass what sexual orientation a person is, if someone is in love why can’t they be together in public without a gawking crowd full of whispers behind them?  Why shouldn’t they be adored while walking down the aisle to get married?  Why is this an issue, homophobic much?  I saw a throw-down on Facebook last week where someone had quoted a Bible verse from Leviticus mentioning about how a man laying with another man is an abomination.  The Bible is old, we are new.  The Bible was, in my opinion, primarily written by men who have translated what they’ve heard or seen.  Number one, I know that our generation isn’t the only one in the history of man that “exaggeration” has been an issue. Number two, even though I haven’t read the whole Bible, I don’t recall ever hearing about a sin where a woman lies with another woman?  Now, if I’m wrong that’s fine.  Just from the knowledge I have about the Bible I find it strange that a man with a man is wrong but it’s okay for a woman to lie with both men and women? I wonder if it is at all related to our current society where men enjoy watching woman together; turns their dicks into rocks.  Now, with my tangent over, I just want to get across that there really should be no issue with this gay rights shit going on.  I personally know of more than one gay couple that are 300% happier than many straight couples.  The gay/lesbian/bi people that I do know are thankfully strong enough to push through the stares and awkward questions and be happy with the life they are living. I support the LGBT community with my entire soul and heart, they are people too and shouldn’t be discriminated in any way.  My biggest issue with this is not understanding why this is a problem in our country.  Did you know Leviticus also says that after giving birth to a baby girl, a woman isn’t allowed to enter a sanctuary for 66 days? Or how eating a grasshopper is okay but a rabbit is not? How about the fact that it’s okay to buy slaves as long as they are from neighboring nations?  We as a society have over the years become accustomed to picking and choosing what we want to believe in the Bible.  All the defenders and preachers have so much to say about how we should live when they, themselves have broken hundreds of Bibles laws.  I don’t always feel proud to be an American when this is what is all over TV, Facebook, and the newspapers.  Free country my ass.

A New Meaning.

“Through sickness and through health.”  I’ve found that through this weeks events that this vow holds a whole new meaning to me.  Over the last three and a half years, we’ve been through the absolute darkest doors that I never thought I’d even enter and now we have another to go through.  It almost feels like we are in a maze of doors leading to different directions, setbacks, and unseen opportunities.  I try to embrace each one as something to be learned because God never hands out more than we can handle but He sure pushes the limit.
A Chance To Grow